Peterbilt 359 R/C
Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:04 AM
The steering servo is almost a perfect fit in the model engine so that's where I put it, seen this done by other people in different scales. I used screws to hold the engine together and mount it to the chassis so it can be taken apart if needed. Then I removed the spring from the servo saver and cut it down to a lower profile. The steering linkages are from a big paperclip.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:52 PM
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:50 AM
I would love to see this done to a moebius lonestar. Cheers
What do you do for a living to be able to do such great work. This build is so, so cool.
I recently started a new job as a builders assistant so I use alot of the same skills, mainly an eye for detail.
Edited by rcdave, 15 June 2012 - 06:52 AM.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:55 AM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:56 AM
comming along nicely can't wait to see it done. like the gsxr in your avatar.is that a yoshimora pipe on it?
I was going to say good eye but it's probably more of a guess based on the size of the pic. It's a Yoshimura RS-3 Full Stainless Pipe.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:06 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:04 AM
Dave, we have a new king hauler, where did you get the metal parts? You did a GREAT job on the fabricating. I want a king hauler so bad. Is that costly what you are doing? You have done a supurb job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Thanks, so far I'm in about $300 not including tools and that includes lots of parts I havn't posted yet .I got the front axle from Kit Form Services for $8 and the other metal parts are handmade.
The donor R/C truck is a Losi Micro Crawler or Trail Trekker - $80-100
Pete model kit - $20
Italeri wheels and tires are around $30
That is all you really need for $150
But tools help alot.
x-acto set - $10-50
Hand drill and tiny drill bits - $20
Tools I use too speed things up but aren't required.
Dremel - $40-100
Band Saw - $100-300
Belt Sander - $80-200
Drill Press - $100-300
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:09 AM
The fifth wheel turned out better than I thought it would. Basically I just made it like a full size, looking at a couple of pics and diagrams, freehand cut all the parts with my Dremel. The black parts are delrin plastic and the handle is a paper clip. I felt like I was making a watch and I spent about 6-8 hours designing and building this.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
nice....GIVE US INFO on Mudflap material used please?
Got it on ebay, just go to models and search for Peterbilt mudflap material. I think it was from seller rhino.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:14 PM