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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:58

Why not a hardtop ? It seems to be the fashion these days :shock:
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Sat Apr 06, 2013 23:23

Have you seen the price of Plasticard these days? :lol:

Bought the bumpers today... a pair of 8mm dia hollow plastic knitting needles :shock: and the windscreen seal... spent a while in Lakeland cookshop and found a sealable container with a nice rubber seal in the lid... I'll cut a slit in the profile. That will hold the perpex screen into the frame.

LEDs arrived today.... they're all high brightness ones... meaning they are all clear (like water) and only colour when powered. That was NOT the plan :x went to Maplin and bought a bag of red and yellow LEDs :roll: and 'yes but no'... no Orange LEDs available!

May buy a 'Little Big Man' to sit in the Moke... is about the right scale :D
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:04

Don't forget that all this extra weight will slow it down (just like in 1:1 scale) and those last 10ths of a second are important in competition
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 0:23

Oh well... it's not about the winning... but the participating. Well that's my excuse anyway - how else can I replicate the impact of approx 20 ST in an 850cc Moke :lol:

Bumpers look great actually - 8mm plastic ones are best
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 23:58

Shell's had first paint - just OE White bits left (grill, bumpers, wheels etc.). Couldn't find orange LEDs so until I do.. yellow indicators it is. I have yet to decide if I'm going to use the supplied screen. I may buy some modelling U channel instead. Need to find some first. Number plates are made up, not stuck on yet... and have found some suitable headlamp bowls (sides of an old Argos webcam). I will fit the LEDs in there tomorrow and don the glue gun! Have decided that I will probably fit a hood and frame. Then, perhaps make a small lighting board for the LEDs.

Would like to see some progress on the other shells. I guess it will be acse of the best is yet to come :D

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Re: RC Mokes

Post by grantourer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:17

Hi Jan. looks good. How did you do the bumper mounts?
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Wed Apr 10, 2013 17:18

Hi Graham, thanks. I'm quite happy with the results so far - wish I'd checked for a couple of small smudges on the inside of the shell prior to painting - rectified OK - I know they're there though :x

Well, they say a picture tells a thousand words so here it is. I used brass picture hooks - the type that are threaded one end and L shaped at the other. I drilled small holes in the original chassis bumpers and screwed in the picture hooks. The original chassis bumpers are hollow though so used some packing material for the thread to bite into. Your chassis bumpers may be different. Remember, mine is effectively a shortened FF02. The M03 that I think you are using may have a different bumper. Should still be OK for this type of fitting.

The new bumpers are made of 8mm plastic knitting needles cut to size. I drilled small holes into the bumpers and they sit perched on the picture hooks. I thought it looked quite authentic :)
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I am looking for something suitable to hold the wind screen (cut from some polycarb packaging) into the frame. I have picked a rubber seal out of a small food stuffs storage box lid. It's hollow. I may glue it into the frame and slide the screen in. Will try tonight or tomorrow eve. Anyone else had any success?
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Weske » Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:00

janz wrote:Anyone else had any success?
Yes !! today the first works :lol:
i cut out the Moke with a swiss knife and a dremel.
Know we must paint them. What do you use exact ? Tamiya paint ?
And how do you do the paint on the Moke ? A small brush ?

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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Wally2 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:41

Have you modellers seen this on youtube?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl8qYII5Ygk
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Weske » Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:59

see how the spare wheel moves

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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Fri Apr 12, 2013 15:19

Hmmm Curious hood.... on both :? appears to be by design....

Yes, the spare wheel. I'm not sure how the one on my RC Moke will behave. It is resting lightly on the bumper though and that is attached to the chassis.
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Daniel » Fri Apr 19, 2013 19:36

janz wrote:Anyone else had any success?
Sorry, not yet. But meanwhile I have decided not to use the Kyosho chassis but making a new one especially for the Moke shell. It will be made quite easy and rudimentary based on a aheet of 3mm thick aluminum and an easy supsension. I have some spare parts left from formely activities.
Hopefully I will have the basic parts assembled within the next two weeks.

Jan, your bumper design looks great. Will have to look how to fix mine on the aluminum base plate.

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Re: RC Mokes

Post by janz » Sat Apr 20, 2013 0:10

Not a huge amount of progress - have decided to keep it 'English' - as FUD may undergo some changes soon... so I'll replicate M1NTY the 64 Moke :D Bumpers have come up quite nice. Angle is optical illusion. Headlights are not as tidy as I hoped. It was a bit ambitious - Tamiya Chrome Silver was a bit old and didn't dry well :( put my finger in it a day later and realised. Still, it's not too bad :? With the lights on, it's great! Waiting to find some suitable U channel for the screen frame. That's when you realise that Model shops are few and far between :x that's what Playstation and Xbox have done for the world :evil: I didn't like the cover for the Servo cut-out area, so removed it. Found some green 'carpet'. Looks better I think - better than bare plastic I think.
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Have run RC Moke, and spare wheel does not move, vibrate or wobble :lol:
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Re: RC Mokes

Post by kenbutterfield » Thu Apr 25, 2013 18:13

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Re: RC Mokes

Post by Weske » Thu Apr 25, 2013 18:16

kenbutterfield wrote:<a href="http://s1213.photobucket.com/user/kenbu ... 5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc4 ... 1140f5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo KEN084_zps801140f5.jpg"/></a>

this is very nice !!
Hopefully next week i can post also photos whit our update 8)

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