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Posted by aragon | Apr 15, 2007 @ 11:31 AM | 4,322 Views
Hi,

In about 1993 I got my first competition grade RC car... the RC10. Not long after that it fell into disuse and eventually ended up in the depths of the garage collecting dust (and rust). I remember the last day that I ever touched it. It was a dark, stormy night (not really), and I had just spent a few hours painstakingly servicing it to perfection. After I had it all reassembled I did something stupid that caused me to burnout the Stealth diff hub. I got so annoyed at the thought of missioning to get a replacement part AND repairing it, that I threw all the disassembled gearbox parts into storage trays and the car into its box, never to touch it again until about 2 months ago.

It was still in very good nick when I dug it out the garage the other day. It only needed the following parts to get it running again:

* Stealth diff hub
* Clutch slipper disc
* All new wheels and tyres

I am missing one minor part, the spoiler, the ball links are in need of replacing as they have a lot of slop, and I need some bearings so that I can retrofit B4 shafts to run modern rims on my rear. For now though, it is running with my original (and smooth) RC10 wheels and tyres on the rear with prolines up front.

I even cleaned up my old Airtronics Caliber 3P that was also burried in the garage. What a hoot!

Well, I've been running it with its old brushed setup and a 6 cell pack that I assembled from a grab bag of GP3300 cells that I had lying around. I don't plan to do more than drive this car casually on tar and keep it shelf bound. It was fun to get a car running again at very little cost!
Posted by aragon | Jan 20, 2007 @ 04:25 PM | 7,364 Views
I've been learning 3D CAD design. I need to make a motor mount for a 1/8 car conversion. (to electric)

I still need to add cutouts for the diff and mounting holes on the base. I'll only be able to do this when I have a car to measure.

This design is meant to be milled from a 80mm x 50mm x 12mm piece of 6061 alu. Potential motor is a Neu 19xx.
Posted by aragon | Apr 30, 2006 @ 08:33 AM | 5,046 Views
Here are some photos of my latest AP platform based on a GWS SlowStick. Camera location will be on the CG mark. This plane still needs to be maidened and trimmed before I put the camera onboard.
Posted by aragon | Apr 16, 2006 @ 04:25 PM | 5,157 Views
3x1mm rubber oring on feather shaft between grip and hub.