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    Worked on the cable steering tonight. I don't...

    Worked on the cable steering tonight. I don't have enough cable to make the actual setup but I really wanted to make sure it was doable so I just cut in half what I had and started messing around.
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    And for once a couple pics with a decent camera...

    And for once a couple pics with a decent camera instead of iphone!




    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z285/frederik_Bucket/IMG_4761.jpg...
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    I finally mocked up the styrene bits Prestonlal...

    I finally mocked up the styrene bits Prestonlal made for me on the MK2 shell!! After like one or two years I mocked it up on the shell with tiny dots of hot glue, to see how it would look standing by...
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    Thanks Lars! Short and quick update, I made a...

    Thanks Lars! Short and quick update, I made a skid plate, and attached the steering thing to it. You might notice the steering block is now at an angle, this is after I discovered it slides much...
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    Update!! So I was scratching my head at how to do...

    Update!! So I was scratching my head at how to do a better steering slider thingy instead of just the brake line piece which was a puzzle to mount to the chassis, being round. I wanted to drill a...
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    It seems the losi xxx springs are just right,...

    It seems the losi xxx springs are just right, maybe a tad high but it might settle down when I am done adding stuff on the chassis:

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    Some short vids! Don't mind the squeaking noises,...

    Some short vids! Don't mind the squeaking noises, I need to put spring seats up top of the struts so the springs does not sit directly on the inner fender lol



    http://youtu.be/wQv2DZSHsYk
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    Yes now that the initial "doh" moment is passed I...

    Yes now that the initial "doh" moment is passed I don't feel that bad about it, I'll make some kind of cover with a bulge for it! And call it the driveshaft tightening aperture lol

    Yesterday I...
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    Did some work tonight but hit a pretty big...

    Did some work tonight but hit a pretty big setback... I lenghtened the driveshaft, that part turned out ok. Problem is the driveshaft sits a bit too high in the tunnel and hits it at the back near...
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    Last time I weight with all parts that I could...

    Last time I weight with all parts that I could see I'd put on it (battery, motor, tranny, servos etc) was around 4 lbs but I added a couple pieces since then. Not sure where it will end up but I...
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    Small update! Spent a few hours on the tunnel....

    Small update! Spent a few hours on the tunnel. Here is a pic of how crappy it is before any type of cleaning... At least it seems like the solder sipped in nicely for most of the joints:
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    Thanks Lars! Yes I think it will be much better...

    Thanks Lars! Yes I think it will be much better that way. So glad I decided to switch to a sheetmetal floor instead of the aluminum rails!

    Also I still need to replace the screw and nuts with...
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    I de-soldered the tranny tunnel and adjusted it a...

    I de-soldered the tranny tunnel and adjusted it a bit to make it fit from under instead of inside. And I started with the driveshaft tunnel too, I will somder it all at once to make it easier. For...
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    Thanks for the motor information, I'll look it...

    Thanks for the motor information, I'll look it up.

    A video showing the car's dynamics at higher speeds through turns or bumps (or both! Lol high speed turning through bumps!) would be very cool,...
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    I am pretty interested in getting one of these,...

    I am pretty interested in getting one of these, sounds like a nice simple setup for large scale projects. When you test in open loop (not mechanically connected), if you play with the trims on the...
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    Is there any chance the closed loop mode with...

    Is there any chance the closed loop mode with linkage activates the pot on the wrong side? Leading the servo to conpensate, on the wrong side (aggravating the difference between the setpoint and the...
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    Nice project! It is coming along very nicely and...

    Nice project! It is coming along very nicely and lots of work done already.

    If you test the motor disconnected from any linkage, and you actuate the potentiometer manually, does it react to your...
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    Haha yes I was thinking you might not have much...

    Haha yes I was thinking you might not have much to relate to when driving that one. If your wife can make the movie while you drive with two hands it would be awesome, I'd like to see you get on it...
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    Very nice!! I really like the proportions it's...

    Very nice!! I really like the proportions it's got and the design is awesome. It looks like it drives nicely, with pretty smooth spin outs :) they looked like manageable spinouts though once you get...
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    You are probably right hahaha :) and I did not...

    You are probably right hahaha :) and I did not include pics of all the wheels I bought lol I have only 2 1:10 kits, and this escort, but way too many wheels and tires :)

    I also like the mini size,...
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    I have just received a new set of mini wheels...

    I have just received a new set of mini wheels intended for Tamiya M chassis cars, and while my current favourite wheels were the 4 spoke with staggered offsets, the mini size (tire size) really seems...
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    Mmm if I de-solder it I will certainly mock it up...

    Mmm if I de-solder it I will certainly mock it up from under to see how it would be. Nice idea Lars, would make for a much nicer seam from inside I believe, and would hold itself in place easier....
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    Yes the bolts would have yield a much better...

    Yes the bolts would have yield a much better result I believe, actually I thought of using small rivets and grinding them down once soldered but could not find the smaller sized 3/32" rivets. The...
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    Update! I cut the tranny tunnel hole roughly...

    Update! I cut the tranny tunnel hole roughly because I tought I'd solder it from under. Was a mistake, I should have soldered from the top all the time.
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    Thanks Preston! Excited to solder it on and cut...

    Thanks Preston! Excited to solder it on and cut the opening on the floor underside to reveal the tunnel!



    Haha! Lars you're the man, you always guess what the part is before it is bent to...
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