My RWD solid axle front engine Escort MK2 build

2Beers

It's me again.
Just peeking in again.
Was a hoot to start at the first of this thread and file back threw all the efforts my friend.

Just saying..........::2thumbs
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Just peeking in again.
Was a hoot to start at the first of this thread and file back threw all the efforts my friend.

Just saying..........::2thumbs

Hahaha thanks Ron for the interest, what is even crazier is this thread does not even have all the early tribulations of chassis, with the aluminum rails, and the CC01 axle with the watt's linkage and too long links. Or the origami paper chassis test :laughing: So I guess I can't really say it is my first custom build since it is more than one build in a way lol

Thanks again for looking, appreciate it!

Fred
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
I think I saw a youtube video of someone painting this body, with the separate rear part. I like the squareness of the front fenders (a bit more accurate than the RetroRacing one) but it has the same issue with front doors windows being a bit too small vertically (or I should say the trimming is much to big so it makes the window smaller). That's the reason I cut out the windows on mine. Thanks for the share!

I'm working on making a nice outside run video, now that the body is all painted. Need to find a mate to film while I make my best at driving :) Now sure how I will be able to capture nice views since the car is going pretty fast when doing the nicest slides with lots of body motion. With a good camera with an acutal zoom (and not an iPhone) it should help capture crispier video.
 

2Beers

It's me again.
I too will be watching for the vid. ::2thumbs

Just an Idea...
I found a correct threaded bolt to fit my camera way back when....and rubber cemented it to the top of my TX (controller).
Id just attach the camera to it, then flop on the ground or on something to help steady things up while driving,
But my vids are lousy too so ya.....
just an Idea on how a guy might can go about filming with a camera by him self.
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
In case some of you have not seen the first versions of this build, I fixed all the early stage pics that are in the first page of this thread, and added some comments (the original text of the early posts before I knew SBG existed was lost when scale4x4rc went down, but I still had the pictures). Looking back, some of the pics of the first chassis were pretty cool looking, even though they did not match the Escort much. They looked more like some custom hotrod :laughing:


Looking forward to the vid! I use a tiny tripod, tricky as the speed increases though

Yeah! I did a couple vids but they are no better quality than the last ones I made so I did not upload them. I'd like the next video to be the nice final one! I think someone with a steady hand, zooming in and tracking the car correctly will have the most chances of making a nice scale looking video. The speeds required for a nice drift in this car are pretty high! A hairpin turn is easy, but not as nice as far a suspension dynamics and all..

I too will be watching for the vid. ::2thumbs

Just an Idea...
I found a correct threaded bolt to fit my camera way back when....and rubber cemented it to the top of my TX (controller).
Id just attach the camera to it, then flop on the ground or on something to help steady things up while driving,
But my vids are lousy too so ya.....
just an Idea on how a guy might can go about filming with a camera by him self.

This should work ok if I try to just grab a fairly wide view of the car running in the park, but I'd like to see the car closer and well defined, see those suspension moves :)

I tried something similar to what you describe for some indoors slower speed runs and was unable to do something nice enough. Well it was not all that similar since I was using a stick duct taped to my Iphone on one end, and to my arm on the other :laughing:Maybe that could be the reason it was not that nice! hahaha

Hopefully my RC mate and I will be available at the same time soon to do this video!

Fred
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
An attempt at a better quality video of the finalized car. Not all that stable, it is quite hard to film an object going a bit faster, maybe I should have brought the tripod! And I would have liked very zoomed views of the car sliding but it gets blurry fast.

It would be cool to overdub real engine sounds, but I guess I am a bit too lazy for that :laughing:and don't quite know how to do that anyways hahaha


 

dagabba

Supporting Member
Aww, soo cool!

It looks so good on the gravel, just like the real thing! Really great car, what a fantastic job you've done.
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Aww, soo cool!

It looks so good on the gravel, just like the real thing! Really great car, what a fantastic job you've done.
Thanks so much Dag! There is a very specific kind of shot I’d like to be able to take on video, I guess I’ll keep working on it! 😂

Fred
 

UpsidedownRC

Patience Tested!
Enjoyed the video mate, nicely done. I'm on with my Mk2 Escort (the Tamiya MF01X). I might post it on here when I'm done, not going mad with this one just want to get out with it!
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Looks great and runs like a champ!
Thanks JunkGTZ!! :biggthumpup:
Nice video, the car looks great running through the gravel

That's where I like to see it the most! :loll:And also, on my bench hahaha:laughing:
Enjoyed the video mate, nicely done. I'm on with my Mk2 Escort (the Tamiya MF01X). I might post it on here when I'm done, not going mad with this one just want to get out with it!
Thank you UpsideDownRC! It is very cool Tamiya came up with this Escort, never enough of these little critters :laugh: I wonder if some will do custom builds based on the body? I guess some already converted them to RWD, wonder how they drive as AWD or converted RWD.

Thanks all!

Fred
 

2Beers

It's me again.
So great to see this running.
Pretty amazing build and awesome runner.
Been a fantastic journey my friend.
Enjoyed every update.

Congrats on a killer little car.
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Fantastic job! There were tons of work but you never lost the spark!

Thank you cooper! ::2thumbs I do tend to be tenacious, I guess! :laugh:


So great to see this running.
Pretty amazing build and awesome runner.
Been a fantastic journey my friend.
Enjoyed every update.

Congrats on a killer little car.

Thanks Ron for following along the loooong journey! ;) I had lots of fun with it, designing stuff and scratching my head. Glad you enjoyed it too!

Fred
 

luto92

New member
Ah shoot! I've been reading your thread on scale4x4rc and somehow didn't think to catch up on this build here on SBG!

Pretty awesome journey if you ask me!
 

Frederik

Supporting Member
Ah shoot! I've been reading your thread on scale4x4rc and somehow didn't think to catch up on this build here on SBG!

Pretty awesome journey if you ask me!

Thank you luto! Yes after a couple years at scale4x4rc I discovered SBG and started the thread here too, it is missing the text from the earlier posts, when I had the first chassis, and thought about doing the watt's linkage suspension etc. But I still had the pics so I initially put them at the beginning of the build here so it kept a part of the history.

I guess it makes the thread here a bit lighter with a few pages less than what it could have been :laughing: It is a good thing matt is not charging for the number of pages or number of years since a thread was started and not completed!

Fred
 

Lem

Member
An attempt at a better quality video of the finalized car. Not all that stable, it is quite hard to film an object going a bit faster, maybe I should have brought the tripod! And I would have liked very zoomed views of the car sliding but it gets blurry fast.

It would be cool to overdub real engine sounds, but I guess I am a bit too lazy for that :laughing:and don't quite know how to do that anyways hahaha


that video is f***** cool. Is that really a Ford in the video? :p :cool:(y) Absolute awesome build, congrats
 
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