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Old 07-28-2007, 02:31 PM
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Hi -
Other day someone replied to a post I made saying I should trying building a 5th scale if I am on tight budget. Thing is I can do that. I have my own 3 axis CNC machine good for 2D & 2.5D parts like bottom chaissis plates and other simple items.

Where is a good source for size/dimension information to know how big to make what?
Also where is a good "inexpensive" source for the parts I cannot make myself like gears and drive train and such?

Links to online resources would be prefered. THANKS!@

I would like to do a direct drive setup like shown here:
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I might be able to help you out. i am building a 1/4 scale Beretta & i also have a web site i just got it going it's far from being done i will be making parts for alot of different scale sizes in time if you have the time check it out it;s at www.quarterscaleprostreetberetta.com stoneyberk
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:52 PM
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Nice work...

Any help is appreciated. Looking at my other RC's trying to figure out where to start for a 5th scale. I want an onroad and offroad. Figure will make the onroad electric and the offroad gas powered. Not sure of dimensions and such.
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Old 07-28-2007, 02:59 PM
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Thank you. if you need any help let me know. stoneyberk
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umm that was me....haha idk where you would get plate cuz i use tubin....but you could find a car you want it to look like and take measurements off of it and divide it by 5 and you have a 5th scale replica.heres mine i have been building.

wil get more pics soon...i have to leave to go race my late model.
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Very nice -
How are you doing the gears and drive train?
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I was searching on google and found this:
http://home.comcast.net/~milemarkers...uggyManual.htm

Convert an EMaxx to 5th scale. Thought it was interesting.
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Very nice -
How are you doing the gears and drive train?
thanks i am doin the drivetrain outa some old 50cc atv axels and i am plannin on makin my own transfer case....lol and it is a 50cc chopper motor.
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