Intro: Rc Car Smoke System With Smoke Bombs, Cheap!
In this instructable I will show you how to make a smoke system for your rc car using smoke bombs. I will be doing this project on my Losi Mini T/Baja. I cant gaurantee this will work with every car because of what parts the body might cover. Feel free to make changes to make this design better.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
Half of plastic easter egg
Lighter (Not pictured)
Step 2: Building the Sides
To build the sides of the holder for the smoke bomb, I suggest 3 toothpicks taped with duct tape. Make sure the three toothpicks are shaped in a Triangle formation. (Two on the bottom and one sitting on top of the other two) The reason to make the Triangle shape is so it creats a sort of "Splint" that will prevent the structure from bending. I used 6 toothpicks for each side. (I taped 3 sets together for each side but use how ever many you feel looks good or is necessary) Repeat the process for both sides using the same amount of toothpicks for each side.
Step 3: Building the Top
Almost done! To build the top simply make the same Triangle formation as you did for the sides. I only used 3 toothpicks since there was a small distance between the two sides but you can add more if necessary.
Step 4: Connecting the Smoke Bomb Holder
This part is extremly simple. Remeber when I said you need half of a plastic easter egg? Here is where you will use it. Simply put a piece of duct tape on the egg, then wrap the rest of the tape around the top part of the structure you built in the step before this one.
Step 5: Attaching Structure to the Car
For my car, I took the ends of both bundles of toothpicks and put them into the rear suspension arms. DO NOT CRAM OR BEND THE ARMS! They can be bent and broken if they are plastic. If they are aluminium I wouldnt worry that much but I wouldnt reccomend bending them either. (Im not responsable for any damage you cause to the car yourself because I did it myself without breaking anything so its possible.) Then once I had each piece in place where I wanted it, I simply wrapped duct tape around each side of the structure and then curled the rest of the tape underneath the Suspension arm. Make sure no tape is touching your dogbones or it will bind up the drive system and wear out the tranny or burn up the ESC or the Motor.
Step 6: Finished!
Now your done! All you need are some smoke bombs, a lighter and your ready! Smoke bombs also come in different colors so dont forget to try them all to see which color you like the best. One thing I did notice is you might need to use a bigger bowl for the smoke bombs because depending on how you drive or how fast your car goes, it could fly out. Unfortunately I couldnt video tape it working when I made this instructable because it was raining. =(