Sunday, January 20, 2008

E. Bogan Special.. .

I decided to for fill a boyhood dream - well not so much as a dream really, more of a fancy I guess - of making a remote control car from one of those kits and this is what I made... . It's a Team Losi xxx4 Graphite.

I designed the graphics in 'Photo shop' using a layered PSD with shading, highlighting and masking all built in so that you could easily just drop different designs in and get a good idea of what they would look like. I had to do about 7-10 coats using masking etc to spray the body and added some of the decals that came with the kits as well as some of my own design. I even ended up making decals for the wheels and insides to show where adjusters are etc as well as dooing new lables to match the inside design. I call it the 'E. Bogan' special and it is dedicated to Elaine and her destain for RC Cars.

I went a bit crazy on the power side of things (as is my like) and put in a brushless motor system along with a 11.1V Li-Po battery. I managed to destroy a belt and a drive gear and even melted a 'kevlar slipper spur gear'. But with a bit of re-enforcing and some fine tuning I managed to channel all that power to the wheels in the end. I had to do quite allot of grinding of the body to fit all this in as well and add reinforcing in other areas. I reckon it dose some where between 50 and 60 mph.. .