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On 11/10/2021 at 6:15 PM, nicherotors said:

My 'smoothest fine detail plastic' wing mirrors have just arrived and they fit a treat - I've just released the design into the Shapeways shop.  I haven't yet had the time to paint them but hope these two pictures help.

Oh I remember seeing those pass through. Was already wondering what they were for. Glad to see them here! The Wheeler looks much better with mirrors :) What are the aero discs on the wheels? Did you design and print those too?

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5 hours ago, Tizer said:

What are the aero discs on the wheels? Did you design and print those too?

Yes - and printed very nicely by Shapeways - for example the tyre pressure cap has been printed very crisply.  Some close up pictures were posted on October 10 if interested. 

I’m not yet happy with the design - there is still a lot of air inside - will fix once the design for Willy’s M38 wheels has been modified to make assembly easier. 

Am I the only one interested in having a custom front wheel drive chassis for the Honda?

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1 hour ago, nicherotors said:

 

Am I the only one interested in having a custom front wheel drive chassis for the Honda?

Whaat??!  :lol:

PS: all my parts are in Pre-Production at Shapeways.   :D

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3 hours ago, nicherotors said:

Am I the only one interested in having a custom front wheel drive chassis for the Honda?

Probably yes - but it would be your very first original idea...

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41 minutes ago, simensays said:

Probably yes - but it would be your very first original idea...

We must try harder in the future!
 

To date we’ve only designed items that we want to use for our own enjoyment that are not available via any other route. 

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2 hours ago, nicherotors said:

 

To date we’ve only designed items that we want to use for our own enjoyment that are not available via any other route. 

That is a good plan, I want to have the different car.. 

But on the City Turbo, which wheels and tires would you run?   I'd prefer a non-staggered setup if FWD in the same wheel design as factory.   

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23 hours ago, nicherotors said:

We must try harder in the future!
To date we’ve only designed items that we want to use for our own enjoyment that are not available via any other route. 

Haha, yeah right - even the title of this very thread is a blatant direct copy.

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After seeing you actually purchase some of my designs on Shapeways, and later posting poor variants - like the Jerry Can insert you just added - it's just too silly. It simply sits wrong in my book, but (un)fortunately, your verbose descriptions and uncreative creations are not well engineered.

Looking forward to your next "creative" project as you plan "work harder" - perhaps it will be a vintage filled WW bumper or a WW hard top?
 

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I came here thinking that I was a kindred spirit on a friendly forum with a common love for the same models as you - hence the replication of the thread name.

I apologize for any offence caused and have now changed it.

However, I think we have different definitions of 'original'.  Aside from the jerrycan you have chosen to mention I can't find anyone else offering anything similar to the other parts - clearly generic wing mirrors are available off the shelf but it was a joy to help @Willy iine out.  As requested, despite it not being my cup of tea, we are already working on the body mounts to allow a vintage body to sit on the GF01-SWB chassis - given the size of the world I'm sure someone has turned a vintage WW into a 4x4 - but not many.

But speaking of 'poor variants' seems a bit harsh - some feedback for you: despite your 20 year head start on me the dimensions of the recessed X on your jerrycan insert are not the same as on the Tamiya item.  I wasn't going to mention it and quietly released an alternative that took less than half an hour to design which comes with other unique features too - thus making it original:

  • locks the jerrycan in position vertically when viewed from the rear,
  • locks in the vertical position when viewed from the side ensuring that it sits parallel to the tailgate,
  • cannot be pressed into too far

Naturally, it uses more material and will be more expensive - that's what makes a market. 

Believe me - it is definitely not a copy of your item.  So now there are three variants for people to choose from on Shapeways.  Everyone's a winner!  Well, except the person who thought they had sole proprietorship over Wild Willy parts.

I'm here to have fun, will make plenty of mistakes along the way and will strive to get better.  And like you, try to make the community stronger. 

By the way, I remain receptive to constructive feedback on the engineering.

 

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21 hours ago, Willy iine said:

That is a good plan, I want to have the different car.. 

But on the City Turbo, which wheels and tires would you run?   I'd prefer a non-staggered setup if FWD in the same wheel design as factory.   

We are using the original/ rerelease wheels and tyres.  By non-staggered I'm assuming you don't want the wide rear track; I was planning to replicate the original but it will be easy enough to accommodate both.

I've got a prototype running, again heavily based on the GF-01, and having owned four Civics many moons ago the front wheel drive nature of the handling is a key part of the Honda experience.  Childish - but fun.  Will update soon.

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@nicherotors Nice, so you would use 4 rear wheels and tires?  That might work, if the body can tuck those wide rear tires on the front.  

..or, are you making a new hub to work with the factory front wheels and tires to accept a hex drive hub?   That would also be very cool.  However, not sure if the car would understeer horribly due to the higher traction wider rear tires.. (?)

Anyway, very excited to see your next creation.  

Also great to hear you are doing body mounts for the original M38 body!  :D

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On 11/16/2021 at 11:04 PM, nicherotors said:

I came here thinking that I was a kindred spirit on a friendly forum with a common love for the same models as you - hence the replication of the thread name.
I apologize for any offence caused and have now changed it.

Haha, good one - adding "original" makes it really original, you really don't get it!

On 11/16/2021 at 11:04 PM, nicherotors said:

I wasn't going to mention it and quietly released an alternative that took less than half an hour to design which comes with other unique features too - thus making it original:

Yes, copying other peoples ideas and work sure saves time, but no creative person appreciate idiots like yourself doing it.

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1 hour ago, simensays said:

Haha, good one - adding "original" makes it really original, you really do get it!

I appreciate your wheels and all, I hate seeing you guys get sour.  There's plenty of space for both of you to coexist.  

I want this area to be a friendly and open environment so that other inventors like both of you can also feel comfortable sharing their creations.  Thanks for your consideration.  ^_^

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Guys, thanks again.  I'm real excited to put all of this together this winter!  

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Such clean designs.  Very nice!  :D

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5 hours ago, nicherotors said:

Very nice combination of parts. Enjoy. 
 

What body colour are you going for this time - olive drab??

I'm going to start off with a Tamiya factory painted WW2 body and later on run my M38 body most likely.  In this case it will be either TS5 or TS70 (olive drab) with a black interior as usual.  

I'm still in the process of moving my entire RC gear to another room in the house so I need to finish that first before I can start the GF01-SWB.   I'm going to take my time and enjoy the build this winter.  

Thanks again. :D

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