This instrucable will show how to create a couple varieties of clear bodies for your Remote Control Car. I made this one for a 2011 Traxxas Slash but any RC with a mountable body will work.  Note that this is my first instructable so I am open to any recomendations or suggestions.

Step 1: Required Tools

Blow Torch (or Heat Gun)
Sawzall (or Grinder or Cutter or Saw)
Dremmel (or Drill)
Sander (Optional for clean look)
Safety Gear
go to my Chanel if you want to know how to fix rc body's and how to use a $1 battery string to make off road lights for a rc car (on those I use a traxxas). and would this work with acrilic?
Great. Thanks!
Love your instructable. How long have you been into the hobby?
Thanks. This instructable was with my first rc. It's been about 4 years
nice instructable. try using aluminum siding. easy to work with, strong and light weight
I got a rusty vxl
Traxxas slash eh?
Only the best :)
Great idea and nicely done i really looks flawless. I'm also in the process to build up like this <a href="http://www.nitrotek.fr/voitures-RC.html" rel="nofollow">RC body</a> and your post is really helpful for thanks for sharing. <br>
how much do you want for it
Ha, I went step by step how to make your own and you still want to buy it? Isn't this a do it yourself website? :)
yes, but what if you don't have the parts?
Ah, true. Its made custom to my RC though. Every RC is different.
What about buying the whole thing?
The RC including Batteries and Charger was about $300
I would recommend something more in the line of a polycarbonate for the body. You can easily buy it in sheets the same sizes and thicknesses as the acrylic you are using. Acrylic tends to be very brittle and will shatter and crack easily while polycarbonate bends and flexes more readily, you might have heard it by the name Lexan with is a brand sometime associated with &quot;bullet proof&quot; glass. Other than that great job bending the plastic without bubbling... I never have any luck with that.
Thanks! I just had a small square of acrylic laying around from another project so I tried it out. It was free, ha. Poly carbonate would really work better if you are buying material especially for this.
<br> Use lexan as stated and when you bust up that lid, use this technique to fix it and extend it's life:<br> <a href="http://www.rccoh.com/rc.how-to/fix.lexan.body.html">http://www.rccoh.com/rc.how-to/fix.lexan.body.html</a><br>
Just a suggestion, use polycarbonate instead of acrylic. MUCH stronger and will not crack like acrylic. Lexan, the stuff normal RC car bodies are made out of, is polycarbonate.
Great idea. I used this acrylic sheet because thats what I had laying around the house. It looks like Polycarbonate is 30 times stronger than Acrylic and 250 times stronger than glass. Its the same thing the make 5 gallon water bottles from. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate This describes it all... <br>
Use Lexan!
Lexan is a brand of polycarbonate sheeting. Kind of like Jello or Kleenex.
Nitro-<br>&quot;Jello&quot; nor &quot;Kleenex&quot; make polycarbonate sheeting... I checked!! BUSTED!!<br><br>(jk) <br><br><br>sorry. bored.
Love it !!!<br>You could make it more stable for high speed by extending the front &amp; rear.<br>Then using the same technique for bending the sides, bend the front down &amp; rear up.
I actually have a &quot;Slash&quot; that my kids (and maybe me too) have just destroyed in the last three weeks! SO MUCH FUN!!<br><br>I am sooooooo making this Poly body!<br><br>Thank you very much for this intructable! <br><br>Much better than buying one of those pre-molded -already made jobbers.....<br><br>

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