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  1. I got contacted by someone searching for a Zerda bumper... I never tested it, so printed one in TPU to see... The dimensions, profile and holes position are perfect, only the cuts profile are not perfect. I may do something about it at some point, but for the time being if any one needs a bumper for a Zerda, you may contact me.
  2. You must remember that those 4 channels were really to say : Right, Left, Front and Rear. At that time, this wasn't a given in RC cars...
  3. Got this today... it was sitting on ebay auctions, with no interest for quite some time, and I keyed my auction at the last second, and got it right away... A Graupner Super Speed Race Car, or Kyosho Mach Sports, with a BMW M1 bodyshell, in a very nice state. Probably from 1982, the chassis being from a bit earlier -1979 or 1980...
  4. I made a modded roll cage to allow the usage of the Monoshock in prototype configuration... I also spliited the cage to allow printing on small beds, with possibly less use of supports... The split is done right at the end of the front part and will be hidden at by the bodyshell. The plan is to use 2 2x12 mm pins to join the splitted parts with a bit of glue... The rear part can even be printed in flexible material to protect the wing support...
  5. I run a 13.5T on mine with the OTW126 spur gear, and I don't remember what I put for the motor pinion. Check my Javelin and Turbo Optima thread for more details (I use a 10.5T on the Turbo Optima). Regarding the wheels : Mid and Mid 60th are the same diameter as the Turbo Optima. And in anycase, whether you use 50mm or 43mm diameter rims, the external diameter of the tires is the same if you stick to Kyosho tires.
  6. I decided to use some white vinyls in order to hide the wing side, and I also added a few other white areas... Very happy with the result and looking forward to early September when I will be able to run this car in Montlu├žon for the next vintage event with a onroad track...
  7. I finally decided to go something quite simple in terms of paint... Full fluorescent red, with a window to allow view on the Gold shock at the rear to show the EXT specificity, and small windows for the lights at the frint. All windows are smoked, with the driver windows tint being darker than the others... I'll apply some stickers in the afternoon, and I'll probably have to do something for the side wings...
  8. Yes, you had : it was up to you to indicate the fix price to add to the print price... In fine, price to the customer was printing price plus a fixed markup added by the designer. That said, even if you kept that markup light, the price were not competitive versus price of files + online printing service chosen wisely. For exemple, I never considered putting any of the chassis I made there, because printing price was total madness for bigger parts...
  9. yes, but it came at a cost, as Shapeways was the most expensive printer out there... Ultimately, I opted to sell files (for those I sell) on cults3D, because at the end, the cost will be less for the end user, which is really the target to allow those old cars to run...
  10. It was not, really... All the cost comparison I did with Shapeways and others brought cost just on the printing being between 2 and 6 times more expensive, and that even without any considerations for the shipping (and that for the same technology and materials)... The marketplace was a very good idea, but once you compare the printing cost, that was quite bad... To the point it was better to sell files and indicate proper printer to the users...
  11. specially considering they were printing in Europe... If you have the file, there was no reason to use Shapeways : their shipping cost were crazy, but that was also the case of the printing costs... (weerg (italy), materialise (belgium) are both located and printing in Europe)
  12. I.materialise.Com is a valid alternative to shapeways, with a marketplace, but the catch is to put files there, you need to print them first at your cost (which was not the case for shapeways). weerg.com is another good option when it comes to print multiple times the same part as their price is decreasing with the order quantity of a given print. Last, I really advise to use craftcloud3D.com when it comes to select printing services as it is a very practical price comparator...
  13. I put the files on cults3D this morning https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/fantom-ep-4wd-ext-accessories-for-chassis I'm not decided yet on the paint, only thing I'm sure of, it won't be box art...
  14. Time to install electronics (leds excepted, i'll do that later)... As my battery is 20mm thick, there is just enough room below the battery to pass the cables. I opted for this as it eventually allows to remove both ESC and motor without cutting or unsoldering any cables, plus it will make it quite clean... The battery is installed and fixed thanks to chain guide extensions made for that... Small note, as it is a lipo, I do not intend to charge the battery while on the car. I put some M3 inserts in the print to make it easy to manage... Trims are set, and car is ready to run... Only leds and paintjob are now still missing to be able to say it's done...
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