Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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I figured the only way to get a coffin chassis RC10 Graphite is to have a replica chassis made. Since I have an extra later model RC10 Graphite in nice condition, it seems like a good option for the making a coffin chassis style buggy.

Disclaimer - No RC10 Graphite parts are being harmed or lost in this conversion.
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For the sharp eyed, yes I know the steering servo is getting mounted on the right side instead of the left side. That' wasn't intentional but works out fine for me. [err... maybe I need to stop looking at chassis plates upsidedown. The servo holes are drilled and countersunk on the correct side]
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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4 more holes behind the noseplate holes….. nosetube mounts ?
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Yes, for RC10GT nose tube brackets.
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Nicely thought out piece 8)
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Looks nice! Did you do the chassis yourself or have someone machine it for you?
Consistency is the key I keep misplacing.

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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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I wanted carbon fiber for the chassis plate so I contacted Todd at VintageRC and sent him my pattern. He did nice work.
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Dammit, now I want one (with a truck nose).
Always looking for new and interesting ways to waste money.

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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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I have a pretty decent truck nose from a 10T, but I have to come up with a nice buggy nose to use for this.
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Frankentruck wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:40 pm I have a pretty decent truck nose from a 10T, but I have to come up with a nice buggy nose to use for this.
Good luck. Nice buggy nose plates have gotten stupid, especially black ones.
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I was hoping after seeing jconcepts reproduce the truck nose plate that we would see a buggy version.

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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Minor hiccup. When checking alignment with a 'well used' nose plate, I see that I didn't account for the nose plate overlapping a couple of the nose tubes bracket holes. Maybe I refurbish this nose plate and trim the sides a little, or maybe I add some holes and trim a step in the nose tubes brackets. I'm leaning toward refurbish and trim this nose plate.
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Could always give the nose plate the “worlds” cut
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Oooo! I hadn't thought of that.
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Not really a match for the original gold, but the color is good enough for my refurbished nose plate. Next up, a little worlds style trimming.
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Re: Converting RC10 Graphite to RC10 Graphite Replica

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Well that's not good. Another minor hiccup with the RC10GT nose tube brackets. I'll have to use a set of bearing bellcranks.
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It sure is a shiny chassis though. Almost like a carbon fiber mirror.
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