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the_law_man01 07-19-2019 03:27 AM

1:6 Raptor: My First Large Build
 
Well, of course the large scale builds would catch my fancy. I was able to snag a New Bright Raptor body so I decided to start with one of those since the seem the most basic.

I'm using 1/2" aluminum c-channel from the hardware store for the rails.
I 3d printed a skid platter for a Wraith.
I'm using a Wraith trans, axles, and the longest WB8 HD drive shafts.
I'm making homemade links from Traxxas rod ends, 8-32 all-thread, and steal brake line tubing.

I've made some progress but need to figure out a few things still yet.

The chassis rails are welded. Except that recently I determined that the vertical section just in front of the skid plate wad going to cause too many problems with the links. So, I cut the frame just in front of the upper link mounted and it now rises at a 45 angle. I did that alteration using Alumiweld aluminum brazing rods. It will be interesting to see how those joints hold up. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...367e378f49.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c2b09c546a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a52e90b65b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...89cc174003.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a53001fa4d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c992dd2e0d.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e2fbdd4f29.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cb05f0c4dd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cee923134a.jpg

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OSRC 07-19-2019 07:34 AM

Re: 1:6 Raptor: My First Large Build
 
Very curious as to how the Alumaweld works out for you. I have some here, though I've never tried it.

the_law_man01 07-19-2019 10:56 AM

Re: 1:6 Raptor: My First Large Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OSRC (Post 5951131)
Very curious as to how the Alumaweld works out for you. I have some here, though I've never tried it.

The 4 upper link mounts are attached with alumiweld and it's a but joint. Once they were set, I put the blues on one and started twisting it. The chassis bent.
I would say the bond is pretty good with proper prep, heat, and application.

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