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Well at long last my clubman racer project is a runner, this has been ongoing on and off for 3 years now. First version was based on the TMS chassis kit, but I wasn't happy with the way it was held together using small angle brackets, which didn't help keep everything square and didn't have any decent way of holding the batteries in the car.
I rethought it and decided to build my own. This is built in 3mm carbon fibre, I now realise I have seriously over engineered this one and 2mm would have been fine. Almost completed, I think it might be some time before I sort out the little bits left to do so I'm putting up some photos in its current state. Once finished if there is enough interest I will probably look at making replicas of it.
You might notice the receiver and ESC in the chassis, they are both sitting on top of the servo which is mounted sideways in the chassis and connected to an RC10 servo saver to prevent any bump steer. No photos of it yet as the geometry needs sorting as I still have some odd ackerman angles to sort out. Batteries are held in the chassis using battery holders from the Tamiya M01 chassis, perfect length and bolt straight on. I've got a much more bling design drawn up but it's much simpler to use ready made parts.
Four Kyosho gold shocks hold the car up, with custom shock mounts to support them. The wishbone fixings are from the Supershot, surprisingly more common than I thought when I asked for some in the trades section. Parma adjustable rear anti roll bar fitted as well to reduce the under-steer inherent in the Hotshot chassis as well. Wheels are from RW Racing, based on Hotshot wheels they then made adapters to fit them on just about any car on the market at the time.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
The start of my Hotshot Clubman Racer Project