RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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I've always liked the Pantera, the father of a kid I knew in the neighborhood owned one...royal blue with white Shelby stripes. Gorgeous car. Someday I'll do a Pantera body, maybe to fit my CYANide car. What is the exact width at the front & rear wheelwells, and exact wheelbase, axle-to-axle, if you don't mind checking, please?
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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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jwscab wrote: Tue May 08, 2018 3:06 pm that's gonna look awesome!
klavy69 wrote: Thu May 10, 2018 1:50 am this one is gonna be amazing...picture a "slow clap" starting here in Illinois!!!

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RC10th wrote: Thu May 10, 2018 2:16 am The Pantera is a fitting choice..... clever clever
matt1ptkn wrote: Thu May 10, 2018 11:21 am I love seeing a good plan come together. Very 8) (cool) build so far!
Coelacanth wrote: Thu May 10, 2018 2:58 pm I've always liked the Pantera, the father of a kid I knew in the neighborhood owned one...royal blue with white Shelby stripes. Gorgeous car. Someday I'll do a Pantera body, maybe to fit my CYANide car. What is the exact width at the front & rear wheelwells, and exact wheelbase, axle-to-axle, if you don't mind checking, please?
THANKS!

Coelacanth - Front end is 200mm, Rear end is 210mm, and Wheelbase is 254mm

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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LoboNYC wrote: Sat May 12, 2018 3:57 pm THANKS!

Coelacanth - Front end is 200mm, Rear end is 210mm, and Wheelbase is 254mm
Thanks for the specs, LoboNYC. It looks like my chassis specs are out just a bit, and with that body having molded-in fenders, there's little or no give-or-take, like there is with many bodies having areas where you can cut out your own rear wheel circles. My width across the rear tires is about 220mm and my wheelbase is a hair under 260mm. It's unfortunate cuz it's such a nice body...
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UPDATE:

I finally finished the front end. I purchased a HiTEC low profile servo to clear the nose tube braces as well as reverse the left with the right so they sit on the inside of the tube rather than the outside (something Romulus22 had suggested). 4 holes were drilled onto the chassis and the braces were mounted.
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The rear tail light panel/ trunk has been attached to the HPI Pantera body via 4 button head screws. The body is ready for paint.

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This is one of my favorite DS builds. Well done! 8)
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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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Diggley wrote: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 pm This is one of my favorite DS builds. Well done! 8)
It looks even better now too....... :wink:

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Diggley wrote: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 pm This is one of my favorite DS builds. Well done! 8)
Thanks!!!
Glad you like it. Im just waiting to get a motor/esc to throw in there and see how she runs compared to a regular DS

romulus22 wrote: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:17 pm
It looks even better now too....... :wink:
You'll like it even better now Todd :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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KILL-ER!!!!!

am I seeing windshield wipers???

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jwscab wrote: Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:05 pm KILL-ER!!!!!

am I seeing windshield wipers???
Thanks! :lol: yes those are wipers indeed. they came stock with every Pantera, lololol

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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I am an ignorant Traxxas guy and even I can see this DS build is off the chain!!!!

I always thought of Pantera's as a poor man's Lambo, or a melt your face metal band. But this bad mambajamba is a melt your face super-build.

Super tastefully executed.

If you're like me, you carry this thing from room to room and look at it all the time. Maybe even compulsively take it to work to gaze upon throuout the day.

Hopefully, you're not like me in that regard......

.....Like taking your Transformers to school and playing with them in your desk cubby while somebody drones on about "math".
Hope you're doin' something fun.

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TRX-1-3 wrote: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:57 am I am an ignorant Traxxas guy and even I can see this DS build is off the chain!!!!

I always thought of Pantera's as a poor man's Lambo, or a melt your face metal band. But this bad mambajamba is a melt your face super-build.

Super tastefully executed.

If you're like me, you carry this thing from room to room and look at it all the time. Maybe even compulsively take it to work to gaze upon throuout the day.

Hopefully, you're not like me in that regard......

.....Like taking your Transformers to school and playing with them in your desk cubby while somebody drones on about "math".
:mrgreen: Thanks!

And Yes!, I do sometimes take one or two cars with me around the apartment to look at them. Thats the best i can do since my wife shot down the idea of combining RC's with furniture...like my idea for a DS Porsche Lamp...or a DS coffee table Barracuda (great for conversation with guests).

AS for school...i didnt take transformers...i did one better, hahahaha.....i took a speech class in college and the topic i chose to write about was Radio Control: RC10GT. The speech was about the experience of 10th scale nitro racing. I ended the speech by revving the crap out of the GT i brought for show. Yes there was exhaust everywhere and fuel oil residue on the floor and on my speech ....but i passed with an A :wink:

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awesome build, I love it! have u run it at all?

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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metallicats33 wrote: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:09 am awesome build, I love it! have u run it at all?
Thanks!!! It was a fun build with a few little headaches but im happy with outcome.

I have not run it as of yet. I need a brushless esc/engine setup.

However i am eager to run this DS as a midengine car to compare its handling characteristics over a rear engine DS car.

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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Vary nice job,I really like the pantera body.

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Re: RC10DS - Pantera - Mid Engine Dual Conversion

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Holy Mother of Space Goats, Batman!!! That turned out awesome!

Nicely done!

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