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Old 04-16-2007, 11:37 AM
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Hi all, This is my first post here on RCU. I have this project posted on a few other forums and RCU was next on the list. I built a 1/64 scale on road car today. Its sort of based on a RC12L3. Not really, It just has the same chassis shape. It runs a ZZ rear axle and front knuckles.
Overall wheel base is 1/16 longer than a ZZ. Suspension for the car I hope will come from chassis flex. If needed, I can add a single shock in the rear. It will also sport a bigger more strong 6mm coreless motor. A little comparison. One of my ZZ wieghs about 32 grams with the stock NIHM battery, my------(not sure what to name it!) weighs in at 11 grams. I guess I should start on body plugs. This could be sold as a kit if there is interest. Im not really sure about pricing. Depends on what cost will be for molds and other pieces I have to contract out. If there was a way for me to do injection molds here at my shop(garage) I would and prices would be cheaper. I have to see if someone out there can do some CNC work for me for the rear axle and diff.

As for RTR or just kits- If this goes into production, it will be available in just kit form in the begining. Im trying to find someone good with building a rx/tx setup for what I want. The problem with what Im running rite now is the system is around 200.00 just for the radio equipment. The built in esc in the rx doesnt have reverse either. This isnt a problem for me, Im used to the no reverse rules in racing. For the regular knock around person, they will want reverse. RTR kits will depend on radio equipment. Ideally, Id like to keep cost of a full package between 100-150.00! It sounds like alot to even me, but you have to remember I am designing these for full race kind of as if there were more in existance and they have to be comp ready. Evrything will be replaceable and upgradeable. One thing with this car being driveable right now is I realize I have to change my motor setup in the 64b and 64t.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dnKtqMfcNQ





Thanks for looking,
Matt


Old 04-16-2007, 11:44 AM
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Default RE: Bringing 1/64 hobby grade racing to reality!!!

wow, that looks really cool!!!! i knnow what you are saying about the cost, but it will be dificult to compete against the mocro-t for it's cost effectiveness.

regardless, kudo's to you for making this, and i hope it does very well. i will totally buy one!!! :thumbup:
Old 04-16-2007, 11:55 AM
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Looks Nice .........................................

Great job..............................
Old 04-16-2007, 12:03 PM
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That's certainly very cool. I look forward to hearing more details as they become available.
Old 04-16-2007, 12:15 PM
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Thanks guys, I will give you information as I get to it. I still have to fab the body, but it will be vacuum formed from thin lexan. I also have to install bearings in the front and rear wheels, threaded body posts and new wheels. Im not trying to compete with the micro t. I dont think this car can, it is only 1/4 the size of a micro t, but VERY FAST! This is more a niche hobby grade car. Im looking at around 60.00-70.00USD for a rolling chassis and unpainted body. Car will come as a kit, meaning assembly required. I am also working on a 1/64 scale off road buggy and ST. These will be quality pieces! Here is a shot of one of the shocks for the buggies and ST's............................



and here is a blurry pic of the chassis at 60% mock up.


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how fast is it?... how fast can it be?
Old 04-16-2007, 12:23 PM
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Now this is a BAAD video, but has some short bursts of throttle at 1/3 throttle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dnKtqMfcNQ
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what kind of batteries you using with it... and do you have a pic of this micro pan (micro-p) next to a quarter..
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The battery I use is a Fullriver 50mah lipo.

Old 04-16-2007, 12:55 PM
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This chassis is a few versions ago. It had no suspension at all really. No I have small springs in front and a flex plate in the rear for better response!

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Old 04-16-2007, 01:05 PM
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how the heck you charge a 50mah lipo.. they have chargers that charge that low..

man you just made a fully rc hotwheel car...

nice servo.. what is it..

have you tried it on a miniz track,, a bunch of those together on a track,, would be nice.... nascar type of racing..

is it fastr than this..lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDHAWEewkmY
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Although the front claw thing is cool! Yea, Id say its a wee bit faster! LOL This is the same size as a zipzap if you are familiar with them. A stock ZZ weighs in at roughly 32 grams with the dull nihm battery. My RC64r2 weighs in at 11 grams with a 50 mah lipo and a motor about twice the size. I hope some people show interest in this. I think this could catch on. I imagine 6-8 maybe more with the new spectrum radios coming out going around a track at 640mph scale speed. Would be pretty cool. The electronics are the expensive part! Just like any other hobby grade rc car, you buy the car and electronics apart. There isnt a wide range of electronics at this size, but they are out there. There are a few guys on other boards interested in this because they build there own electronics. I hope in the near future to have these as a RTR kit, or atleast carry electronics on my web page when I get it up and running. I might try this car with a 20mah lipo. Its half the size and weight of the 50 cell. I dont have alot of room to work with when the car is 2" in length.
Old 04-16-2007, 01:25 PM
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what is the runtime for the 50mah
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Do you think this can go...dum dum du... brushless? maybe a mamba 5!!! i'd buy one of these. when you say kit, do you mean all wires are soldered...and all you have to do is build it?
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A kit usually means you have to build it and they usually don't come with the electronics.
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ok, got ya. where the hell are you gonna find electronics that small??!!
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the electronics I have cost me about 200.00USD.

How big is the mamba? If I remember correctly, a Mambas diameter is half the width of the car. Far to big and to heavy for this. I run a 6mm coreless motor in this. I might try a 4mm motor too.
Old 04-16-2007, 02:14 PM
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the mamba is probably the size of this car lol! the smallest brushless i ever saw was a medusa 12mm that is the size of the micro-ts.......
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That thing looks pretty good. Good luck getting everything put together so you can produce it, it would be pretty neat to see something like that on the market.
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looks cool i would buy one but i would like to get the st version of it my a offroad kinda guy[sm=bananahead.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]
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Damn, these look great! It would be pretty sweet to mass-produce those things. (You'd also make a lot of money! :P)
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ORIGINAL: crazy for rc
looks cool i would buy one but i would like to get the st version of it my a offroad kinda guy[sm=bananahead.gif][sm=biggrin.gif]
Im sure the st would be much more offroad worthy.......the cars are 2" long....
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I would be interested in buying both the On-Road and the Off-Road ones, but as a kit. You should name the On-Road one the Micro-P like "jaejw1" had said, and the Off-Road one should be called the Tiny-T. Also what type a material are you using right now?
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It shal be my tiny rc and I shal call it the Silver Dollar Racer!
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wow ! I love the buggy personally, I would buy one ! Exactly the kind of thing I love ! The chassis looks great, and I know it's a prototype, but those white arms and towers etc. look like an old skool rc10, love it ! Keeps us posted with updates, you could have found a very interesting niche here ! great work :-)))

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