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    I have had a painted body of the gorgeous Fly Lola for quite a while and I finally got around to it. Its the yellow one. I used printed circuit board material for a plate chassis, with brass soldered to it, suspending the front axle well above the plate. The drive unit is an old Fly pod drive, motor and drive axle as one.

  • #2
    Any pics of the chassis Rob

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    • #3
      exactly.

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      • #4
        yes , when you say circuit board chassis would love to see it

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        • #5
          I took one shot of the chassis while I was still building, but whether I find it or not, I'll have a picture tomorrow of the finished chassis.

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          • #6
            Okay, finally got on this. The shot I did before was for a diagram I want to put together to try to be able to print a chassis plan using these elements, just rearranging the parts to fit whatever I'm trying to do. So, it would be useless to post. I took another picture, and here it is. I try to make a chassis as simple as possible. The only other thing I would do to make this version better is to cut kerfs on either side of the motor/axle carriage for flex. I've done that with this PCB material in 1/24th, and it worked great. I'd have to thin the material to compensate for the lightweight 1/32nd. The places where you see double layers is to "sink" the screw heads to allow for the lowest practical chassis height.
            Last edited by waaytoomuchintothis; May 20, 2020, 07:18 PM.

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            • #7
              my friend Woody used to make G-10 24th Eurosport chassis. they worked pretty well. we used to call 'em "plastic wood". the pnly problem was that sometimes the soldered-on parts would lift the copper clad.

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              • #8
                I worried about that when I started using the stuff. I found that using a higher temp soldering iron prevented spending too much time in one spot, and I couldn't lift the copper with pliers on the brass piece I soldered.

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                • #9
                  sounds good.

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                  • #10
                    One question , what type of motor pod are you using ?

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                    • docdoom
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                      looks like fly motor pod

                  • #11
                    Thanks Doc

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                    • #12
                      I could swear I said that in the first post. Oh well, yes, that's an old Fly motor pod. I bought a handful of them years ago and have been happy with them again and again.

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                      • #13
                        And Way , I want to say I am sorry , I didn't read the first post as closely as I should have

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