Peterbilt 359 R/C
Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
Starting with the chassis I extended it 2", reinforced it with 2mm and 3.2mm styrene and lots of glue, attached the floor for the sleeper and removed all the stuff I don't need.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:21 AM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
For the rear suspension I am using leaf springs made from a 1/8 scale engine pullstart recoil spring, 1/16" steel for the airbag mounts and I simulated airbags with compression springs covered with twist balloons. They are attached with small pins and I used heat shrink tubing for the bushings. The axles are connected together with with brass rod and tube brazed together to accept the stock driveshaft. Next I made panherd bars out of lexan and attached them with pins.
Edited by rcdave, 01 May 2012 - 01:52 PM.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:58 PM
For the front end I used the same spring steel and 1/16" steel for the hangers and they are attached with a small pin and I used heat shrink tubing for the bushings. Airbags with compression springs covered with a peice of a twist balloon. The axle is cast alloy from Kit Form Services.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:48 AM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:16 PM
Did a quick weight test on the frame. Lipo's aren't heavy enough.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:35 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:48 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:55 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:39 PM
wow that is some awesome work when you get this runnin you need to make a video and post it on you tube i wanna see this run. I have a peterbuilt i bought thats remote controlled its pretty cool But never seen one made out of a model
It will be awhile but I will have a vid. What scale is your rc Pete?
Very Nice! Your workmanship is fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing her on the road. Do you plan on building a trailer to pull?
Thanks, I plan to make a lowboy and a Nascar type transporter.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:45 PM