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Old 09-01-2011, 08:59 AM
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Hey everyone! Wow its been a long time since I posted on this forum. I was living out of home for a little while, and had no access to any of my tools etc [:@] Study and work have also taken up a fairly big chunk of my time lately aswell.

Now...at the moment I'm not really sure what I will be doing with my uhh...extensive range of projects I have/had on the go. What I can tell you all, is that now I am living back home and I have been doing a bit of work on my rc buggy project again. I have been throwing around the idea of combining these two builds into one:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9122367/tm.htm
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5682405/tm.htm
But, I'm still not really sure what direction I will end up taking. Most of the transmission components are done though, and I have designed the parts so that if I do change my mind on the layout of the car again *sigh* the transmission parts will not need to be re-made. The parts should also be able to handle a fair bit of horspower too

Here is a short video of where the project is upto currently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-V_tB-znis

Sorry for the lack of info at the moment. Its really hard for me to determine what direction this project is going to take. I just wanted to let people know that I haven't abandoned this project. I will be adding photos of some of the parts shortly.



Old 09-01-2011, 09:40 AM
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:19 PM
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[X(] SAM, YOU'RE ALIVE!!!! [X(]

Wow man that's looking sweet.
Whichever way this project takes it will be awesome.
That's a very tidy setup you've made there - I like it a lot.







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Have a look at some of the things I've done on the lathe recently.
Might give you some more ideas.....

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10634540]CLICK[/link]




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Thanks DV! Its good to be back

Thanks for showing me that thread! Its given me a bunch of ideas. I love the bracket you made for holding the steel rod in the lathe. Might have to borrow that one hehe.
How are your builds going?
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I just finished making one of those brackets. I gave it a try and it works really well. Awesome idea mate!
And yes...my welds are horrible [&:]





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Well it wasn't my idea so I can't take credit for it, but it sure is a neat little setup.

I take it you didn't watch the video then where the guy says not to weld where you did but to drill holes in the large angle plate and "plug weld" from there?
But if it works that's all good I suppose.



As for my builds..... been doing a bit on [link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10249227/tm.htm]The Big One[/link] whenever I have some spare time.
Got too many other things on the go though.
You know how it is.

Also have lots of ideas for more RC projects but trying not to start anything more at the moment.


Old 09-05-2011, 12:20 PM
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He's back...long time no chat

Your builds coming along nicely... These home builds sure do require a ton of free time dont they? Well mine is an understatement.. will i ever get it done is more like it..
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And as for the welds, Sam, mine used to look like that, but practise practise practise and they will get better.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:09 PM
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DV:
Ahh I completely missed that video. To be honest I had no idea it was even going to be accurate enough for me to use. I thought it would have warped a bit while I was welding it but its all good. I just wanted an excuse to weld something lol
Your build is looking sweet. That thing is going to be a weapon (literally). I also have a bunch of other ideas I want to try out. One of these days Im going to run out of scrap metal if I keep rebuilding all the time hehe.
Those are some nice welds DV. Hopefully i will get there one day. Im going to have another go at welding tonight.

QSPSB2:
Thanks mate, its good to be back. Its incredible how much time one can sink into these projects. But its all learning I suppose.

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