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Posted by zanek | Jun 30, 2011 @ 02:14 PM | 4,175 Views
This morning I made the top deck. It is a little bit messy, but it works. It also significantly reduces flex. This afternoon I am planning on popping into town to get some servo tape. I will also mount the motor later today. I may have the chassis finished this evening. Here is a picture of it where it stands now:

Sorry about the bad picture. It was taken with my webcam, which is crap. Once I am done I will post close up pictures taken by a proper camera.
Posted by zanek | Jun 30, 2011 @ 12:19 AM | 4,576 Views
Today I had my Micro SCT taken apart to fix a stripped spur gear. I was looking through my car parts to find a new one and found a sheet of 0.025" aluminum. I decided to make a new chassis out of it. I have gotten the drivetrain and both ends mounted. It is getting late, so I am going to resume work on it tomorrow. All I need to do now is make the top plate and mount the electronics. Here are some pics:


I started out by tracing the stock chassis outline onto the sheet of aluminum. Then I cut it out with a pair of tinsnips.


Here is it mounted on the car. Between this and the last pic I sanded the burrs off and smoothed it out. Then I drilled holes on the front and rear to mount it onto the differential cases.

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Posted by zanek | Jun 26, 2011 @ 12:43 AM | 3,897 Views
Here is a video made of some small clips I took of my Summit driving around in Shaver lake

Posted by zanek | Jun 18, 2011 @ 04:06 PM | 4,439 Views
Today I went into town and copied the plans I have in to the size that I want. I have decided that I will make it 25" long. I am making a mono hull deep vee. Here is a picture taken by the person who posted the plans of his boat

It looks very fast. I am planning on making mine brushless. The original made by the owner of the plans was 72" long, and had a weedwacker enginge of approximately 30cc. I am going to get some wood soon, but currently I am very busy what with school just having ended and all. I will have started cutting and gluing the hull within a month from today. I will make sure to post pictures and keep you updated. I am not sure when it will be finished and running. But I will make sure to post updates.
Posted by zanek | Jun 17, 2011 @ 09:30 PM | 3,944 Views
Feel free to comment and ask questions. I will be happy to answer them. And please no put downs or any of this in the comments.

Zane
Posted by zanek | Jun 17, 2011 @ 09:22 PM | 3,948 Views
Hello.

I am new to RCgroups forum. Up until now I have been working on an RC blog called rampaging rc. It is located here http://rampagingrc.blogspot.com/.
From now on Rampaging RC updates will also get posted here, along with other RC things. I am also just starting to build a 30" Electric deep vee out of wood, and that build project will have updates, photos and videos posted here.

Thanks, Zane