B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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Getting the front end together now...

Savox 1251MG servo
TQ Wire black servo lead w/Futaba end
AE servo mounts (stripped the blue ano)
RPM ball cups
Lunsford 3x38mm Punisher turnbuckle
Custom titanium servo washers
Factory Works steering kit

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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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We need to see a shot of the whole car!!!! :D

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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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mikea96 wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:45 pm We need to see a shot of the whole car!!!! :D
Yes please! 8)

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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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mk-Zero wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:52 pm
mikea96 wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:45 pm We need to see a shot of the whole car!!!! :D
Yes please! 8)
I'll see what I can do about that 8)
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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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While waiting for what I think, is the last batch of parts to come in (minus some electronics) I made some wing washers from scrap titanium...



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I should have my wheels from the UK by the end of this week, then I get a nice picture :D

Meantime, I just had to make another part for the B1M...

Wing Stay Crossmember

Turned from a piece of 3/16" dia. titanium rod, threaded ends M2.5.
Found some red anodized aluminum 1/12 scale pan car caster spacers, reamed them out to fit the screws.
This was a real tricky part for me to make. I spent about 5 hours on it.

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you're onto something here :D
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Lonestar wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:38 pm you're onto something here :D
You said it. I think the boy's got titanium in his blood. :lol:

Looks great Nomad, but what was extra tricky about this part?
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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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XLR8 wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Lonestar wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:38 pm you're onto something here :D
You said it. I think the boy's got titanium in his blood. :lol:

Looks great Nomad, but what was extra tricky about this part?
Tricky part...

My lathe is all manual, a table top model, belt drive, 1/2 HP motor, Taig Micro Lathe that's pushing 30+ years of service and I got it used. I have one hand on the carriage wheel (left to right movement, other hand is holding a little bottle of cutting fluid! The only thing that I do use is a dial indicator and I only have one, on a magnetic base so it gets swapped from one axis to another, hence the time factor. I strive to make things exact... a bit anal about that kind of thing. :wink:

I love titanium, that gray silver color talks to me. It's fun to work with once you get the hang of it.
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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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Well, my hat's off to you. I have one of the Micro Lathe II's; got it in the late '80's and it's manual as well. However, I've never achieved the results you have with yours. You obviously have some skill... and patience!

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this is just a web photo; mine has a slightly different motor - and it's not nearly this clean.
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I have the longer bed version, motor in the front. I use ER16 collets and a quick change tool post. I was never able to do much with the gold ano tool post, to much trouble with shimming the tool bits for me.

This is an old pic with the Taig collet. They're a decent, low priced option. The ER16's are quite a bit more precise. They only go up to 3/8" capacity, then you have to use the chuck.
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Re: B1M RC10 Mid Motor Conversion

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Harbor Freight baby :lol:
It’s a lot more precise than I am :mrgreen:
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We have a new Harbor Freight store in my town since this fall and I've been in there many times. I always stop and look at that lathe. Wow, the stuff I could make with this if I only knew what I was doing. Unfortunately I never spent the time to learn the correct way to operate a lathe. My dad was a master machinist and could make just about anything on a lathe. I bought mine thinking I could use it to turn motor comms and maybe make some chassis spacers or body post etc. Over the years, I've used it for many purposes, some of which was actually turning metal. On the plus side, for all the time I've used it, I've never managed to get my hands or shirt sleeves caught or skin my knuckles on the chuck (a major achievement for me). :D
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I have a Hudy comm lathe... does it count?!? :mrgreen:
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Lonestar wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:43 am I have a Hudy comm lathe... does it count?!? :mrgreen:
Sure it counts! Back in my slot car days I drooled over the Hudy, making due with a Cobra comm lathe :?
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