Hakosuka GTR

SofaKing

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Holy crap the things people can do with CAD these days is incredible, amazing work dude! I love seeing builds with scale drivetrain layouts and the body choice is very tasteful ::2thumbs
 

Ghostpig

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Thanks everyone!

Small update time. New battery box done, radiator mounted, strut bar done body mounts and magnets on and center console mounted. Next up, electronics and perhaps some painting. I'll paint the body from outside.

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Frederik

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Love seeing that lovely engine under the strut bar! Looks like it was a tight fit! Even though I like when the projects get painted, with lexan bodies I also like the step where the body is still transparent and you can see all the details through it, how things are arranged etc.

I spy the two motor's banana plugs under the hood, where do you plan to run the wires for it?

Awesome work, keep it going!
 

Ghostpig

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Love seeing that lovely engine under the strut bar! Looks like it was a tight fit! Even though I like when the projects get painted, with lexan bodies I also like the step where the body is still transparent and you can see all the details through it, how things are arranged etc.

I spy the two motor's banana plugs under the hood, where do you plan to run the wires for it?

Awesome work, keep it going!
Thanks Frederik!

Yes, it is a tight fit, maybe too tight because I don't know if I can get the dummy motor cables go under the strut. But I think there's some space between the hood and the strut so I could redo a bit higher strut.

There's three motor plugs. Wires will go through the firewall and then into the center console. The console is hollow. ESC will be behind the passenger seat. But I made a mistake here too. The censor cable won't fit into the center console. I'll have to figure something out.
 

dagabba

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Looking great! Like Frederik I love seeing all that detail inside. I'm sure you'll find something clever to do with the sensor cable, seems you've worked out all the electronics very neatly.
 

Frederik

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I went just a bit too long with the transparent body on mine :) I ran it in the dirt many times with the body held on with duct tape and electrical tape, I had to do quite some cleaning before paint :laughing: But now that you have done the body mounts, no tape needed for a first run :)
 

Ghostpig

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First run on asphalt done! And nothing broke. I didn't go full throttle because no thread lock and I don't remember if there's any grease in gears. Now I should focus on the body. Inside and details can wait, it's a never ending job there. I want to go flat out on my local track!

 

Frederik

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Awesome and exciting to see it running!! I see some nice suspension movement, it looks like it has a very realistic suspension response, very cool to see, and also it has a very good turning radius, were you a bit afraid of rolling it during the run? ;)

Watching your video really reminded me of when I made the vid of the Escort outside for the first time, trying to show some body roll and suspension dynamics, except that in my case I did roll it lol

Awesome job, keep it going, that was quite a big milestone! ::2thumbs

Fred
 

Ghostpig

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Thanks Fred!

Yes, the suspension seems to work great. There's a rather nice body roll. And I wasn't really afraid of rolling it and the car didn't show any signs of it. But then again I didn't go that fast.

Today I made a little plate to protect the underside of the front and steering parts.

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Ghostpig

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Gold! ...and the I ran out of paint. This is the base colour. I'll spray some orange on top of it and then some pearl clear.
 

Ghostpig

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Body is now painted windows tinted. I used Tamiya PS spray paints, gold, orange, pearl clear and smoke for the windows. Didn't turn out as golden as I had imagined and I didn't like it at first. But now when some time has passed, I like it. There's a nice sparkle that pops in the sun but it is not too flashy and tacky. Wet sanding and polishing is still in progress. Then I'll do the window trims and fender flares. I plan to use black crome Bare Metal foil. Never done it before so we'll see how it turns out.

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