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  • Fly Porsche 917/10 chassis replacement

    I bought a Fly Porsche 917/10 a while ago, which I was keen on replacing the chassis entirely with either a brass or 3D printed one. I decided on using an Olifer chassis. I cut the side pods off the chassis and will glue those to the body next. I'll probably retain the sidewinder configuration. It looks fairly straight forward, but if anyone can throw in a few tips or gotchas I might run into along the way that would be great.

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    Last edited by code; April 10, 2021, 04:29 AM.

  • #2
    No 3D sidewinder chassis available? If not, I'd stay with the stock chassis then.

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    • #3
      Dogsbody, the Olifer chassis can be used as sidewinder & inline. Code, no real tips, pretty straight forward.

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      • code
        code commented
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        That looks great, thanks. Did you retain all the interior and back end plastic parts? There's a lot on this car.
        Last edited by code; April 7, 2021, 03:04 AM.

      • War Eagle River
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        Yes, for the most part. All the rear engine plastics are intact. Made a tray interior. Kept the original wheels as well.

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      Got a start on this today.

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      • #5
        This would have been my tip ,attach the body and the chassis with screws and then glue together , Then just cut the body off along the "seem" and it is perfectly aligned ,easy.

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        • code
          code commented
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          Thanks for that. I used epoxy, so it needed a backing plate to hold the side pieces.

        • Courtney s
          Courtney s commented
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          I did the same I just slid a thin piece of Balsawood in from the back side.

        • War Eagle River
          War Eagle River commented
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          There you go. Nothing to it.

      • #6
        Good stuff thanks guys.

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        • #7
          Hello Code, A little late now, but , in the future you may want to use either "plastic weld" or plain styrene model cement on styrene bodies...............a much better/stronger join.

          Cheers
          Chris Walker

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          • code
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            Hey Chris, I actaually have some styrene cement, but wasn't sure whether it would hold. Anyway, good to know for next time, so thanks for the suggestion.

        • #8
          The fit looks good. Waiting on a side winder pod to arrive in the next couple of days.

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          • #9
            The body is a little low right now, might go with lower profile tires, I'll see. Will start thinking about what to do with the interior next.

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