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bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:41 PM
finally was able to fit my mini-z body...
kawada m24 with
mini-z wheels, custom hplate, and mini-z roll shock set ;)
i hate the stupid body posts that came with the kawada,
real pain to take the body on and off (snap on snap off)
ended up using front kawada body mounts
and velcro on the battery clips....

electronics used:
hitec hs-55 servo
gmracing v4r esc
hitec shredder receiver
...
electronics were too big for the chassis so ended up
custom shrink wrapping everything with
hi-tech clear packaging tape ;)

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:42 PM
side view

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:43 PM
frontview

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:44 PM
top view

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:44 PM
top view showing roll shock setup

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:45 PM
rear angle

bbc5
2002.08.19, 01:46 PM
and the bottom...

mini-z
2002.08.20, 02:02 PM
Nice! :cool: What's going on in that rear wheel well though?

Strider-
2002.08.20, 08:43 PM
I think he doesn't want to bend the antenna wire too much which would happen if he put the body all the way on...

PITZON
2002.08.21, 01:49 AM
Cool :D

Donut
2002.08.21, 03:10 AM
Hi bbc5,

Check out the servo saver I made for the M24 Mid. I also used my Mini-Z motor mount on my TripMate but used the Kawada's friction shock for shock absorption.

Donut's RCs (http://www.***************.net/donutsrc.htm)

donut

bbc5
2002.08.21, 01:16 PM
mini-z...yeah...i didn't want to bend the antenna too much
and as well, the rear tires i have on are a bit too wide ;)
...
regarding the servo saver,
donut, have you tried the ball tie rod set yet?
the servo saver setup might work even better
with that i'm thinking....
there's actually a dubro servo saver kit out that's
similar to what you have...the set includes some
springs, an e-z connector, and some fasteners

Servo Saver
http://www.dubro.com/Cat_2002/Cat_8.html

E-Zconnector
http://www.dubro.com/Cat_2002/Cat_7.html

Donut
2002.08.21, 10:49 PM
Hi bbc5,

I have the ball tie rod set but still prefer the original setup. With the ball/tie-rod set, both steering knuckles connect directly to the servo using the connecting holes on the front (of the knuckles). I don't like the way the rods are connected to the servo arm. Only advantage is you can move the servo forward giving you more room in the chassis.

Regarding the servo saver, yes, I've seen those and actually inspired me to make my own.

donut

PorscheGuy964
2002.08.28, 02:05 PM
NICE!
I've been wanting to see a real pictures of one of these. All I've been seeing are animation type deals.....

How does the roll shock things work with it? do they to anything?

heheh;)

bbc5
2002.08.28, 06:10 PM
hehehe....asking about the roll shocks?
well, thanks PG964, since i got 'em from you ;)
but...they do work great,
i think they probably work better with the m-24 than the mini-z
they are a tiny bit angled forward at the top,
the result seems that they then act as both roll shocks
and damper shocks....
but that's just my opinion....

ianc
2002.08.28, 06:25 PM
Very nice shots bbc5! Nice looking and interesting car!

What's the story with the pinion gear?

ianc