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ChattavegasSE
2008.02.23, 06:52 PM
I just ordered another VDS2 body so I'll be ready for when the lap counter comes in. Of course, I'll probably take 2-3 weeks to paint/detail it. :p

Ninja
2008.02.23, 07:43 PM
just put some stickers on it and about 10 coats of clear :D

ChattavegasSE
2008.02.25, 07:30 PM
I gotta put my carbon fiber bumper on first. :D I also got a new set of Atomic bearings, an alloy VDS2 nose mount, and a new diff gear to replace my wore out and loud gear everyone makes fun of.

ChattavegasSE
2008.02.25, 08:52 PM
I'd like to paint it green and orange like the Mazda 787B LMP racer, but that might be too complicated and I'll just F it up. :rolleyes: Maybe a nice metallic black cherry. :cool:

ChattavegasSE
2008.02.25, 08:54 PM
You know you like it. :eek:
http://www.russdunmire.com/787b.jpg

ChattavegasSE
2008.02.29, 06:26 PM
I got my stuff in. Now I just gotta figure out what to do with the body. The chassis is back to VDS2 running gear, plus new bearings, gears, and rear tires. I just gotta come up with a paint scheme. I might do that tomorrow. :rolleyes:

simpleskin
2008.02.29, 11:54 PM
I'd like to paint it green and orange like the Mazda 787B LMP racer, but that might be too complicated and I'll just F it up. :rolleyes: Maybe a nice metallic black cherry. :cool:

Just wait for the real Autoscale to come out in March.

http://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/rc/detail.html?product_id=103134

ChattavegasSE
2008.03.01, 10:28 AM
OMG! Yeah I'll just wait for that ASC. :cool: :cool: I guess I'll just find a nice color paint and throw some Mazda stickers on it. :D

ChattavegasSE
2008.03.01, 04:25 PM
I got a nice metallic blue and I'll toss some decals on it. It's a racer anyways. :D

ChattavegasSE
2008.03.01, 07:33 PM
Done and ready to race. I've got my CORE transponder taped inside, too. :cool:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8dd20b3127cceb599e5b220ee00000026100AbsnLVy4ZuW Ig
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8dd20b3127cceb599e5b020ec00000026100AbsnLVy4ZuW Ig

I also made a carbon fiber stiffener for the front. I used some CF stock I had laying around and cut a slot in it and the body clip mount, and glued it on the underside of the body. It's pretty much the same thing as the one I made for the silver VDS2, but it's mounted on the inside:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8dd20b3127cceb599f458609400000026100AbsnLVy4ZuW Ig
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8dd20b3127cceb599f73ea15b00000026100AbsnLVy4ZuW Ig

ChattavegasSE
2008.03.08, 09:26 AM
After racing it, the carbon front piece needed to be filed down just a little bit where the tires hit it on hard cornering, but other than that it did really well. I wrecked it a lot until I got my tires semi-sorted out and the front stiffener plate did a really good job. I'm hoping it'll keep the front solid for many months to come. :cool: