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Building a heavy duty chassis/suspension?

Today, 03:32 AM

New project in the works. Based on the Model King Big AL/Allison Thunderland kit. The one with the the Allison aircraft engine.


If you know the kit, you know how lousy the chassis is. So I'm thinking hard about scratch building one.


I just need a little bit of help in the design phase. It will be a front engined, full size drag car, very similar to the T-Bird in the kit with a slightly longer wheel base.


What sort of suspension would something like that require? Especially in the front?


I've found very little help during my internet research.


Any help would be appreciated.

Think copyright and trademark engravings are a pain?

Yesterday, 01:56 AM

Be glad you don't build aircraft. I pulled this off Facebook today. One very irritated builder.



Drift car question

18 November 2014 - 07:22 AM

Since drift racing is apparently done on fairly small tracks and the speeds aren't as fast as other types of track racing, how important would an aero kit be to a drift car? In my research I see a lot of cars with them and some without. But in reality, is it a necessity? Any help woulda be appreciated.

2014 Cannonball Run - Finished Racers

08 November 2014 - 01:42 PM



If you entered the 2014 Cannonball CBP, and wish to compete in the winners poll, which takes the place of the actual race, please post them here. You have until the deadline of 12am, Dec 1st.


LIMIT 5 pics. Guys you have three weeks to get these done. SO GET SOME GOOD PICS. This will be judged by your fellow builders, and they can only judge what they see. If you have lousy, blurry, too far away, too dark, busy background photos, it won't matter if its the best model ever built.


Outdoor photos, with a plain background, with a digital camera using the macro function seem to yield decent results. There are also tutorials on Youtube.


NOTE: This thread is for finished photos only. When it comes time for voting it will go easier if we don't have to swim through pages of "Great Job" posts. Please post that sort of stuff in the original build thread here, http://www.modelcars...topic=83124&hl=.


Thanks very much. And good luck to all racers.

MCM Forum - expert work expected?

04 November 2014 - 07:44 AM

This has popped up in two threads in the last two days that I'm involved in, and when I try to get my club members involved here, they wrinkle their nose and say things like "No, they are all elite/expert/pro/stuck up jerk builders who have ignored or bashed my work in the past". Or people seem to think that their work is not up to snuff for this forum. We've got a bad rep guys.


Don't get me wrong we have a lot of fantastic builders here, but how has this reputation gotten so bad?


I don't want to turn this into thread #1,462 on the subject of critique, but is it really that bad here?


And how can we fix it? I'd really like to hear from some of the new guys on this.


Or do we even care about the reputation?