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Old 05-08-2007, 09:07 AM   #81
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absolutly awesome build!
any plans to do the same thing with a full size body? ie like a 1/10 CF jeep body/chassis?
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:51 AM   #82
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absolutly awesome build!
any plans to do the same thing with a full size body? ie like a 1/10 CF jeep body/chassis?
No Jeeps in the future, working on a "legal" tuber with some molded body parts. The local club didn't have any problems with the composite chassis but I would like to make it to the Nats this year.

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Old 05-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #83
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Man, I need to come to this forum more often... What an awesome idea executed. Where can I get more info on your Pod idea?
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #84
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Do you have any links to the airplane molding tutorials that you used to get started? Me and a friend have been throwing around ideas about a rocket powered land speed car, and a CF or composite body and/or chassis would be perefect.
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Do you have any links to the airplane molding tutorials that you used to get started? Me and a friend have been throwing around ideas about a rocket powered land speed car, and a CF or composite body and/or chassis would be perefect.
Did that in the late 80's early 90's. I even think Car Action did one using a pan car and GTP body... I know that mine turned into a balistic missile after about 8 feet and I want to say that CA got down a little further before theirs did the same.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:08 PM   #86
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This is a good forum.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_97/tt.htm
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:10 PM   #87
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Man, I need to come to this forum more often... What an awesome idea executed. Where can I get more info on your Pod idea?
What would you like to know?
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:26 PM   #88
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What would you like to know?
LOL, everything. I like the idea of everything being together like that. Especially for maintenance reasons.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:28 PM   #89
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Aweome build, I had to do this for a prototype r/c plane, lots of work involved.

For everyone else another option is to use HighDensity Blue foam and lay the cloth over it. You can then hollow out the space you need w/o building a mold. Built an R/C sailcar this way... worked out pretty good.

Of course Mike can now pump out as many pods as he wants that are identical
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:34 PM   #90
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HOW MUCH $$$$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edit: sorry

pm me if you are interested in selling this one

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Old 06-06-2007, 09:02 PM   #91
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that thing is sweet i love the pod chassis and CF is nice keep up the good work
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:43 PM   #92
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WOW...

Did you ever post a weight RTR on this beauty?

Ryan

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Old 06-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #93
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You guys asking him for a price should know better.

Mike, do not reply to them until you have a vendors star. If you do not plan on selling any don't mention price. I'd hate to see your thread deleted because of this.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:34 PM   #94
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Mike and Rockpiledriver...Sorry I am editing my post.

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:31 PM   #95
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you should get a star and make some sheets of cf

im sure there are plenty of guys with a k2-3l and k2-3s's that would want some radio trays
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:58 AM   #96
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I love this entire build. I have enough TC3 parts here to build 2 crawlers like that. Man, I think that thanks you, I now have a cheap way to build a 2.2 to go with my maxx crawler
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:34 AM   #97
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Some finished photos.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:53 PM   #98
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holy kick *** batman!

So to make a full size (1/10th scale) jeep body I'd just need to cast it in PP? pull out the lexan body and then seal the mold and make the CF skinned version? All in a nut shell of course... do you think it would work? I'm intersted in building the lower half, hood, doors ect.

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Old 08-22-2007, 01:10 PM   #99
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holy kick *** batman!

So to make a full size (1/10th scale) jeep body I'd just need to cast it in PP? pull out the lexan body and then seal the mold and make the CF skinned version? All in a nut shell of course... do you think it would work? I'm intersted in building the lower half, hood, doors ect.

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PP? plaster o paris? I have never used it. I have been using gypsum casting plaster.

I think you could cast a Jeep body with plaster just fine, make sure the plaster doesn't deform the lexan body and your good to go.

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Old 08-22-2007, 02:27 PM   #100
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plaster o paris is what I ment... where are you getting the gypsum plaster? Home Depot? I think that if I leave the body whole (don't cut anything off it) and just stick it in a box (upside down of course and filling the box with plaster around and then just CF the parts I want... trim the rest off... right?) I wouldn't have to many issues with it deforming since they are fairly sturdy in the original mold... maybe I could use dowls to brace the sides?? The only problem I could see having is the plaster mold curing at the right temp... guess I could make a cure box out of something and using light bulbs... Hmmm you've got the wheels turning...

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