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Any guesses what this might be ?
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New lower wishbone mounting position and improved steering for the Tamiya Grasshopper/Hornet?????

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It gets worse , I'm thinking gRassC10 :lol:
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Nice work :shock: ... But may I ask if you did something for the rear end first? :lol: :mrgreen:
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silvertriple wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:02 pm Nice work :shock: ... But may I ask if you did something for the rear end first? :lol: :mrgreen:
The rear is already perfect :!:
Seriously (or not very) I was thinking more JRX2 at the back or at least stylised around a beam axle.
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Dadio wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:07 pm
silvertriple wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 12:02 pm Nice work :shock: ... But may I ask if you did something for the rear end first? :lol: :mrgreen:
The rear is already perfect :!:
Seriously (or not very) I was thinking more JRX2 at the back or at least stylised around a beam axle.
I'm not even sure what kind of frankenGrasshopper you are doing here, but I can say for sure that my Hornet imprecise driving is likely to come from the rear end even more than from the front end :-). But I like when you call this perfect, that definitely shows how much this is a serious project. :lol:
Looking forward to your progress on this one... I have a Hornet sitting there, and I'm definitely considering doing something from it, as the first purpose of it was a special yearly race for which the target is now to use the Lunchbox. I need to find a new purpose for my Hornet. :)
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Not saying you need to… but you definitely should :mrgreen:
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GoMachV wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:45 pm Not saying you need to… but you definitely should. :mrgreen:
For the rear I'm planning on a JRX2 lookalike so it will probably be 4 trailing links with a panhard rod to stop lateral movement.
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Now integrated the top camber link mount plus a dozen other minor changes .
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Yeah a 4 link in the rear would be pretty nice.

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jwscab wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:10 pm Yeah a 4 link in the rear would be pretty nice.
Yup but for me it must cosmetically be JRX2 ish for the win, I know the JRX2 has many more links but hey ho!
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It's looking pretty good so far, I must say those short front arms look even funnier on this then they did on the RC10. :)

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clm wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:56 pm It's looking pretty good so far, I must say those short front arms look even funnier on this then they did on the RC10. :)

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Even the short arms are adding to the track width, needed to get clearance to chassis so it's about 1mm wider than a stock RC10, going to have to stick some wheels on to see how it Looks, might have to play with the rear track?
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About a million tiny changes later and the steering works albeit needing bent track rods , now just have to settle on shocks, kind of had my heart set on not cutting up the chassis but I don't think I can do it in a satisfactory way other than trimming the top the shock mounts a bit .
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Now I have wheels on I think the increased front track looks fine .
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Lil bit more , made a start on the rear , right now it's locked solid at the rear as I still have the original rear suspension mounts in place , the wheel base was shortened by about 15mm by the front arms so my next trailing arms will be 15mm longer to get it back to the right length , it's hard to get the camera to focus but you should get that it's got a firm nod to the JRX2 , the longer lower arms , the trailing arm mount shape , I'm quite pleased with the trailing arm mount , it's located by 4 original screw points , two are from the stock suspension mount point and the other two are for the side nerf bars , I really did want to keep the nerf bars so I may well have another revision to do , luckily the stock nerf bars are soft as noodles so might be slightly bent to fit .
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