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  • 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger build 1 - rechassied with a sidewinder layout

    My build 2 with a sidewinder motor layout worked out so well...

    https://www.homeracingworld.us/viewt...p?f=45&t=21402

    ...that I'm going to rechassis my first Tiger build from almost three years ago with the same chassis.

    https://www.homeracingworld.us/viewt...p?f=45&t=15613

    Pieces cut and parts assembled.

    - .055" piano wire for the main rails and front axle uprights
    - .064 brass strips for the guide tongue and cross members
    - 5/32" brass tubing for the guide post to be bored out to 9/64" to accept a Sloting Plus Universal guide, 7mm deep
    - 1/8" brass tubing for the front axle holder
    - Mitoos 19mm and 17mm rims with home made urethane tires
    - 3DRon S can motor pod to accept 3/16" x 3/32" oilites

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    Body work will include a new driver figure, rollbar and roundel number decals.

    Should be rolling soon.

    Dan
    Last edited by vtecfour; October 24, 2019, 11:12 PM.

  • #2
    Pretty cool Dan, like that pod, nice body-
    I printed one of Chappy’s Tigers stretched to 1/24...almost ready for primer..hope it comes out as nice. Brass going under it.

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    • #3
      Base chassis soldered up with screwed in motor pod. Sits flat so that's a good beginning.

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      More finicky part of getting square is next. My honeycomb soldering board is not as exact as some of the commercial ones, so I do lots of measuring checks to ensure wheelbase is identical on both sides. Just got to be patient and take my time.

      Dan

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      • #4
        Chassis's running with a power train of Slot It parts including a 25K S can, 11t pinion and 38t spur. Re-used the Mitoos 19mm and 17mm rims with home made urethane tires. Guide's my go-to Sloting Plus Universal 7mm deep.

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        Tri-post mounted the body.

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        Cosmetically, changed to a Fujimi driver figure, installed a smaller diameter rollbar made from 1/16" piano wire and applied a number decal.

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        Runs smooth and is more driveable than with the previous inline motor set up.

        Good refurbishment.

        Dan

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        • #5
          Beautiful car and chassis!

          Scott
          Last edited by noddaz; June 21, 2020, 06:35 PM.
          Why doesn't my car run like that?

          Scott

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          • #6
            Very nice looking car

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            • #7
              An absolute BEAUTY
              TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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