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Old 08-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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Are u in Colorado? I'm in Colorado springs actually
Yup, in Lakewood, CO (Near Denver)

Shouldn't your "Location" say 6035 ft high?

I went to High School in CS, but couldn't wait to get out of there.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #22
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Small update:

Got the STI body mounted, and added some mirrors and a different spoiler. Still gotta tweak the body mounts to center the wheels better, but this is pretty much done.








Also got a GT-R body for the drifter and some drift mission chrome decals for it. This still has the rally tires on it. I am waiting on some drift tires to mount up. The wheels on right now will get some v-groove or some other street tire, and I've got some black rims with a chrome lip that will get the drift tires.This one had the body mounts line up perfectly.






Last, I got my workspace a little more organized, and bought/built a new cabinet to house everything, so here's how my touring cars are stored:



I will try to get some good daylight pics with my digital camera after I get back from vacation in October.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #23
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That GTR body looks right at home on there. Didn't think it would look good with rally tires, but it doesn't look bad at all. Know it's going to drift duty....but always nice to have options.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:33 AM   #24
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Where do you have the chassis cut from? Would you be willing to share the design file? How much did it cost to make? Thanks, the car turned out fantastic.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #25
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Where do you have the chassis cut from? Would you be willing to share the design file? How much did it cost to make? Thanks, the car turned out fantastic.
Thanks for the compliment on these. I sent you a message about the chassis files.

I am going to try to get an update on these soon, I've got so many other projects going on at the same time, it's tough finding the time to dedicate to any one particular project, but I want to fully finish the EVO with the drivers and show some video maybe of this thing tearing it up. Hopefully soon...
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:30 PM   #26
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Resurrecting this to show off the aluminum chassis:






This is the same as the delrin version I had on there before, but much stiffer and more durable.
I will be offering a conversion kit for the HPI RS4 very soon. Production plates will be 2.5mm Waterjet cut Aluminum, and the top (spine) and battery plates will still be 1/8 Laser Cut Delrin.
The conversion kit will include everything needed to convert a Nitro RS4 to electric. (Including the brace spacers and the driveshaft, spur gear, etc.) Look at the previous posts to see what goes into this.
I've got to get suppliers and pricing down before I get the pre-order up, though I expect before the end of the month I will have that together.

This would be an easy conversion from nitro to electric, or for someone to start fresh by buying the drivetrain from eBay, etc.

More soon...
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Looks like you made multiple holes to position the transmission for drift/ on road / rally. Looks good, but would like to see motor mount.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #28
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Looks like you made multiple holes to position the transmission for drift/ on road / rally. Looks good, but would like to see motor mount.
The extra holes are there to allow me to use it in the flipped configuration (see above about the mistake in ordering the delrin chassis.)
Currently the motor mount is like this:



With the motor as far rearward in the chassis as possible. This was mostly because of using the steel spur gear shown.

Other configurations would be possible though. I would need to figure out a different motor mount set-up, maybe something like the EXO motor mount maybe. I would also need to work out the driveshaft lengths as well.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #29
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wr8 flux motor mount would be perfect
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:08 AM   #30
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wr8 flux motor mount would be perfect
Looks very nice. That is a possibility as well. I might order one to try out and dimension it. Would be good for some of the alternate arrangements for Drift/rally/on road to allow the user to balance the chassis how they want.
I kind of like the mount for the Trophy Flux Buggy/Truggy better though.

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:39 AM   #31
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This is great man! I wish I had the connection to get stuff cut with a water jet or CNC....

Years ago I used to run a Excellon EX-110 for a pcb manufacturing company. I used to program the routing to cut out the finished pcbs and the drilling of the fr4 boards starting off the production process.

I could have made so many Chassis! I'm kicking myself for not taking advantage of it...
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:47 PM   #32
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Looks very nice. That is a possibility as well. I might order one to try out and dimension it. Would be good for some of the alternate arrangements for Drift/rally/on road to allow the user to balance the chassis how they want.
I kind of like the mount for the Trophy Flux Buggy/Truggy better though.
now that I think about it .. those are all to big.. the 12 scale desert trophy motor mount would be best
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #33
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now that I think about it .. those are all to big.. the 12 scale desert trophy motor mount would be best
I may end up making mr own, but I will keep my open for the right one.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #34
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Any updates on this?

Tappa who?
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:55 PM   #35
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Any updates on this?

Tappa who?
The Tommi EVO was traded to another forum member last week. Not sure if he plans to keep updating this thread, or start a new one.

I've got another chassis like this that will become my 1:10 version of my 1:1. (And to keep developing the chassis.)
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