after building 4 Proton Packs, some Ecto Goggles and a Trap, i thought it s time to set a new challenge and build myself an R.T.V. The goal is to get it done until the next Convention on May 26th. The build started a few weeks back but i didn't find time to write a project log until now.
I dont go for a fully smoking and sounding prop because of the tight space, but i want to include a few features in that R.T.V.:
- fully remote controllable
- functional Trap Doors
- functional lights inside and outside
The base for this build is a Traxxas Stampede as mentioned in Far451's Build thread. Because of the tight shedule with the upcoming Comicon, i choose the 2WD version instead of the 4WD which wasn't availlable back then. I thought it doesn't make much of a difference to the 4WD, but as i found out later, it makes a huge difference as you'll see later
First task was to strip down the RC car and get rid of everything i'll not gonna use.
The standard Wheels coming with the Traxxas (as seen on the right in the Picture) are to small to match the Movie specs. Unfortunatley i couldn't find the wheels as seen in Far451 building log so i took the next best availlable matching the same dimensions (left in the Picture)
Notice that the front suspension is tilted slightly, so that has to be corrected to match the look in the movie:
after researching in this Forum, the distance between the front and rear axis should be around 210mm to match the Movie look. The Distance out of the box is around 270mm:
So what do you do with a brand new RC car? yep, you'll cut a part of the chassis out...
... and glue it together to match the distance between the axis
Next i had to get the front suspension right. I used my 3D Printer to print a new one which i created with CAD using the original mounting points on the chassis. (white part in front)
The Trap body is made from 5mm Polystyrene. The body will be bolted to the chassis with four screws, two from each side
Also seen in this pictures are the hexagonal sleeves already mounted to the original wheel hubs, so the bigger Wheels can be mounted properly. (Made with a Resin 3D Printer)
thats it for now, until next time