"Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by jwscab » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:50 pm

Actually, I use has tooling with drill rod, o1 or a1 in an annealed condition and it machines pretty nicely. It can be hardened and tempered afterwards.

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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:32 pm

I never think of annealing before machining (need a slap forehead emoji) excellent idea ! Thanks .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by jwscab » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:23 pm

You should be able to buy it in the annealed condition

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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:22 am

Easy to find , thanks I'll have to order some in .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 pm

I now have steering , its a modified BSD servo saver and a fibre glass wrack , actually works very well once i got a few clearance issues sorted , I've also started the top deck , no tensioner pulleys yet but it will have a spring tensioning system on the top length of chain and a single pulley on the bottom length to just give a little clearance to the battery tray , the bottom length of chain will only be redirected by about 2 mm so it wont induce too much drag hopefully .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 pm

A nice sheet of 3 mm kydex arrived today to make a front bumper , never try'd forming kydex before but it was a nice simple shape so to cut then 135C in the oven for two minutes and roll it round a jam jar till it cools and job done .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Peakey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:26 am

It’s really looking the part! When’s the test drive?

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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:05 am

It's not too far off I guess , last night after work I milled out two pulley mounts and cut the needed clearance on the chain side of the top deck and mounted the idler pulley that lifts the chain over the battery , the night before I finished off the battery tray by milling a slot under it for a chain guide and cut out three large holes in it for weight saving ( :lol: ), so now I just need to make a bell crank for the chain tensioner and fit that between the pulley and mount , screw it onto the top deck and it's ready for the install of the electrics . Unfortunately I have a ton of stuff I have to do today , gardening , Airsoft gunsmithing for a few customers so I doubt I'll get any more done till tomorrow :cry:
I want to cut a new front shock tower as well in CF purely for aesthetic reasons , I have the CF in 3 mm so it's just time not any cost , she might have to go on a diet as well as she's a little heavy , my friend who I drive with most of the time has just about finished building a Schumacher Cat XLS and that's probably going to be my new dogs main competition , so a steep uphill battle ! It's always been the same though between us even as kids , I had a hot shot and he had an Optima , I had an old 3 gear stromy archer bike and he had a 12 gear Peugeot competition racer , in short I've always been desperatly hanging on to his heels and modifieing like mad to gain any edge I could , I should thank him really as it's been how I learnt what I'm now using here to build this car .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Lots of chores done so i found a little time to make the bell crank for the chain tensioner , so its install and testing time :D I'm actually expecting some failures in testing for the transmission , its got a newly designed slipper that i hope works , the hybrid Yokomo/Team C diff i have high hopes for but may need a bit of adjusting and the front diff has the highest possibility of failure of all and will also need setting up right if it works .......
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:58 pm

Had to stop it's getting late , I just have the steering linkage and servo mounting to do , motor is in and ESC , im running a Trackstar 10.5t sensored motor and Trackstar 80A ESC .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:46 pm

It's alive ! :D , finally got the steering set up this afternoon while watching the F1 GP , it was only a very short test drive as it's raining pretty hard outside but it all seemed to work , no idea about how well it handles or accelerates etc as wet tarmac has so little trip but it seems lively compared to my other doggy , the old one runs a 17.5t motor and this one a 10.5t , it does need more brakes so that's one adjustment I can make .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:04 pm

Just managed a 15 min test out in the road and I'm pleasantly surprised , there is a first glitch but a very small one , the tensioner can get stuck up when you go backwards , the head of the screw that holds the pulley to the bell crank fouls on the top deck , it just needs a little material removed and it will run free , it only throws the tensioner up so high in reverse or breaking to a far lesser extent , when going forward there is no issue at all , if it still had one ways up front instead of a diff it wouldn't be an issue at all .
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Lonestar » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:03 pm

That's very impressive that you made it run!

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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:33 pm

I'm pretty happy but I'll wait till it's run in the dry and a few more times before I open the bubbly , I'm most happy about the front diff working , now I need to dial both diffs Inn to run the way I like , at the moment the front diff is tighter than the rear and I'm guessing that's a recipe for understear , again I need to wait for a dry day but next week is supposed to be unseasonally hot , this is England though so it will probably rain for 10 days straight :lol:
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Re: "Doggy Bag" YZ-834b runnner build

Post by Dadio » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Another test drive went well , this time in the dry , there is a little power on understear so a little playing with the diffs is next on the list but on the up side it's very quick ! The 10.5t motor and 19 tooth pinion combine to make it satisfyingly fast even without timing adjustment ..
So how much of my original plan have I realised .
1 longer and wider yes
2 4 shocks. Yes
3 slipper clutch yes
4 front diff yes
5 belt drive no
No belt drive , I still might but it would need a redesign of the front diff and the chain is working for now .
Next , how much original DNA is there ?
Gearbox , rear trailing arm mounts , front bulkhead and three gears although only one is being used in standard form .
The rest is either fabricated , PG store or repurposed other car parts , in short a real mongrel :D
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