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Haw can i make a rc petrol car from scratch? Answered

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

I would start by creating a complete 3D model of the car, including all moving parts.
Check the static and strenght in a simulation.
From there use a laser cutter and press to form the structural metal parts.
If plastic is prefered start by machining the injection molds.
Engine and drive systems can be a bit tricky to make in your average workshop so try to opt for a design that allows you use standard bearings and driveline connections.
Otherwise it will take you forever creating your own bearings, pistons and such.
Once you got all parts done there will be more or less to be corrected on the molds and such to make sure the next part will have a perfect fit.
I am by no means an expert in RC cars but personally I would just buy one if creating one from means I have to waste a million or so on tools and equippment....

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icengDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

I would suggest a $600 plasma cutter over the laser cutter.

Safer, easier_to_handle and medium dark plex (sunglasses) is the only eye shielding needed to cut metal... Welding Al however will need heliarc and full eye protection.

Did you mean to say IC ( Internal Combustion ) engine or ( Radio Control ).

BTW It does not need to be IC it could be a ram jet like that bicycle UK man.

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rickharrisiceng

Answer 2 years ago

Colin Furth - he lives near me.

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icengrickharris

Answer 2 years ago

That has go to be fun. I think he is working on that flying broomstick !

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rickharrisiceng

Answer 2 years ago

Last I heard he was building an underground bunker for some TV program

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rickharris

2 years ago

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__815__30...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__1936__3...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__698__30...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__1894__3...

The bodies chassis wheels and suspension are generally either vacuum formed or injection molded. Carbon fiber is a good alternative for a chassis which you can cut with hand tools.

The engine is an air or water cooled version of a plane gas engine - Nitro if you want real speed.

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rickharris

2 years ago

From totally zero?

Like make the engine etc?

1. Your going to need access to some machine tools, a lathe, a milling machine and your going to need to know how to use them.

BUT wait, If you could use them you would know how to make your car.

Mmm catch 22 your either asking a redundent question or you lack the skills to do the task anyway.