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Old 26-09-2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default New R/C SHADO Mobile

Started this Yesterday. I'm building this one just to play with. used the wheels from last one. I wasnt happy with the previous chassis as it was made from thinner stock so this ones been made from 6mm styrene sheet. Its a bit of a bugger to cut but worth the hassel.

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Old 26-09-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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I just realised I've posted this in the wrong section (Launch Pad) It was late tho. Can we Delete one?
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Old 26-09-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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Old 26-09-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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Fun times ahead with that.
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Old 26-09-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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Although I'm more of a flying vehicle sort of guy, I'm sure this one is going to be the dog's Mam!

By the way looking forward to picking up the FireFox in two weeks! Thinking Russian...Thinking Indian....thinking curry tonite......

Sanjay....
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Old 27-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #6
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Started this Yesterday. Its a bit of a bugger to cut but worth the hassel.

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Looks tough as hell RCnut! What are you using for a motor? I'm trying to rig the original TJ's motor between 1/4" lexan sheets.
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Old 27-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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The motors are out of a Tamiya Sherman but you could use any from Heng long, (E Bay) they do a wide variety of motors and gearboxes. The multifunction boxes are from my Pershing tank so the engine sounds are authentic and I have the main gun sounds and Machine gun. The only problem I have is the chassis width, its a lot wider than 4 inches but as its going to be a fully functioning mobile im willing to let it slide. I could have made it thinner but then all the suspension would have to be widend and I'd have had to extend the rear driveshafts. That would be doable but as im after reliability im trying not to over complicate things.
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Old 27-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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really is very nice work
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Old 29-09-2009, 02:30 PM   #9
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[quote=RCnut;127014] the engine sounds are authentic and I have the main gun sounds and Machine gun. QUOTE]

You've gotta do a utube clip when it's completed! Sound will be awesome!!
I'll play with my little original TJ motor for a while, just to see if I can make it roll. Hope to get back to it tonight.
Good luck! Jeff
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Old 29-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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looks good
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Old 29-09-2009, 08:15 PM   #11
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Cheers peeps, I did some work today and got the body to clip onto the chassis securley and sorted out the electronics install, I'll post the pics on site tomorrow.
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Old 30-09-2009, 08:11 PM   #12
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Been a tad busy with it. Had to resort to car body filler but dont mind the extra weight.

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I love it Mamas!
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:09 AM   #14
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Hey Johnny
Cheers mate glad you like it. Later on ill finish the bottom of the hull and start the cabin, I wont go the vacform way but do it in slabs of the plastic i have to hand, then I'll have to gather all the greeblies for detailing as i said. The rear is a tad wide but with careful positioning it shouldnt look too bad. I'm installing lights as well.

Right , need to find miniature forest now.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #15
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Cheers mate glad you like it. Later on ill finish the bottom of the hull and start the cabin, I wont go the vacform way but do it in slabs of the plastic i have to hand, then I'll have to gather all the greeblies for detailing as i said. The rear is a tad wide but with careful positioning it shouldnt look too bad. I'm installing lights as well.

Right , need to find miniature forest now.
Hi Mammas,

If you send me an outline drawing of all the body panels I will gladly cut them for you, 6 mm Perspex right? I can cut to 0.01 mm accuracy - make window frames, cut square or round holes as small as 1 mm x 1 mm, cut rings, gears, motor mounting brackets with slotted holes for screws, you name it

As it's you no labour charge, just pay for or supply materials and cover postage. Call it a test for my laser cutting machine. This thing cuts and leaves a paint ready edge.

Like all your stuff, this looks great

Regards.

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If you send me an outline drawing of all the body panels I will gladly cut them for you, 6 mm Perspex right? I can cut to 0.01 mm accuracy - make window frames, cut square or round holes as small as 1 mm x 1 mm, cut rings, gears, motor mounting brackets with slotted holes for screws, you name it

As it's you no labour charge, just pay for or supply materials and cover postage. Call it a test for my laser cutting machine. This thing cuts and leaves a paint ready edge.

Like all your stuff, this looks great

Regards.

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Thanks, thats very Kind of you but alas Time does not permit, Im cutting the cabin parts out in a mo. But how about this? why not cut the parts out for the whole thing and offer it as a kind of advanced kit? ie loads of sanding but no brain mashing working out to do. Just a thought.
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Thanks, thats very Kind of you but alas Time does not permit, Im cutting the cabin parts out in a mo. But how about this? why not cut the parts out for the whole thing and offer it as a kind of advanced kit? ie loads of sanding but no brain mashing working out to do. Just a thought.
Hi Mammas,

Now that is a good idea, did you have a plan for the parts you made? Something like a cutting plan of parts ideally I can work from as I'm willing to give it a go

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #18
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The only bits i did take a copy of was the curved section behind the cabin (well tigger did). I'm not sure mine is 100% but I am sure there are members here that could do them more accurately. With the equipment you have there it would be a step in the right direction. How about a pack with all the greeblies cast in resin to go with it. All would be needed would be a tiger joe. Cheap and cheerfull!
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I love what you are doing here:

I have looked at the wheels and tracks through your latest photos collection and I am fairly certain I could make them too, think it's time to buy a Tiger Joe and really get into this.

I have one question if you have a second to answer. Are the treads on the tracks rubber also? I can cut rubber as well as I can cut Perspex....

I make specialised gaskets for a custom car accessories manufacturer

Perfectly happy to write a CAD file to make some test parts.

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Hi Bernie, Tiger Joe tracks are rubber. I'll be trimming mine to fit this week and could send you the scrap if interested.
Sounds like a new kit is in the making!!
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