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    Default 60's F1 racer

    Hi Everybody! I'm a new member here and this is my first post so let's start it all with a build thread!

    I've been a fan of F1 racing for quite a while and it has been nice to see that F1 has gained a lot of popularity in the Rc world too. But there are two things that bothers me. Firstly, F1 rc car chassis is boring. They aren't really scale and they are basically just pan cars. While I understand why they are the way they are, simple and efficient design, but still they are boring. Except 3Racing has a cool push rod suspension car that I like.

    Secondly, there are no 60's stuff! Tamiya has 70's stuff but that's not my thing. To fix this blasphemy, I will build my own 60's F1 racer with V12 engine (dummy) and proper suspension set up in about 1/8 scale! So, let's begin...

    I want to turn this pile of parts



    into something like this



    And I have started to do so in AutoCad






    Parts I'm using:
    -Tamiya Tb04 ball differential
    -Xtra Speed 5:1 planetary gear reduction unit
    -Yeah Racing Tamiya M03,04 rear hubs
    -Yeah Racing Traxxas Slash front knuckles
    -Xray servo saver
    -Associated B5 anti roll bar kit
    -Hot Racing Micro sct shocks in the front
    -LaTrax shocks in the rear
    -Tires are Tamiya 1/14 Tracktor truck. 30mm in the front and 45-50mm sliced and glued in the back.

    All the green parts in the 3d model will be carbon fiber and red parts (plastic) will be 3d printed except those that are commercial, rod ends, servo saver etc.

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    this is looking like it's gonna be pretty cool

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    Oooooo this is gonna be a good one

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    Very interesting!

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    You've got my attention!

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    Super cool!

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    Fantastic, what a start, I too, am a fan of Vintage F1.

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    Thanks everyone!

    I have now wheels and tires and this thing starts to look like something.






    Next I'll start detailing the differential case and soon I just might place some parts orders.

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    Cool stuff man! I love these old F1s.
    Cheers eh!
    Todd

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    Thanks, tossedman!

    I think it's time for the very first real progress post. I have now front and rear wheels test printed in pla and one rear tire cut and glued.

    Here's my totally and completely safe cutting set up. 20mm MDF board and a 1mm piece of styrene plus sharp blade and hold the blade and rotate the tire. Under the tire was a piece of baking paper. What could possibly go wrong?


    As is tradition, a little blood sacrifice.


    And this is how it turned out and fitted on the wheel.




    Wheels will be reprinted but the overall fitment and design was good. The left over cuts of the tires would make a great hot rod front tires...

    I have also ordered all the carbon fibre parts from Fibre Lyte in UK. I should get them somewhere in the middle of january. 3d printed chassis parts orders are too in. The body and wheels will be in pla, they were way too expensive in nylon, at least for now. But when I get all the parts, it shouldn't be anything else than just bolt the pieces together if my plans and designs worked together.

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