Intro: Diy Rc Tricyle Aluminum Body
Hey guys! Since few years ago I have always been creating , designing and building fun things so I decided to build a rc tricycle. The idea I have is to use the most simple ways of allowing things to operate , for example : I didn't want gears or crazy mechanisms. I wanted something that you guys at home can easily reproduce and maybe even better! I used a 11.4v LiPo pack , with a 25A speed controller and a low kv motor so that I could use the torque.
I started off by using CAD ( computer aided design) to create a template . I printed it out in a scale of 1:1 and glued it to pieces of aluminium
I cut out the pieces as well as I could with the equipment I had.
I then TIG ( tungsten inert gas ) welded all the pieces of aluminum together ( this was a hard task for me , I am an amateur welder)
I then took a 16mm x 16mm square bar , cut it to size and glued 50mm lengths of wire in a corner ( this is where the wheels will attach)
Give the Beast a paint job ( in my case - white)
Begin assembly , and see where everything will go so you can start gluing . The motor was connected to the tire with use of a prop holder , it just so happened to be that a 1/10th scale tire fitted on the shaft.
Time for a test drive =D Video is on Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGInk8fnCBY