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by WesR
Tue 11. Jun 2019 18:40
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Looks good David, I like the steam sound. What we need now is a Ferrari V8 sound! Attached hopefully are pics of my latest 1/24 prototypes. Going to 1/24 has been quite difficult. Not just a question of increasing size by 33%. The mass/weight of the model is more than 33% and I think that the magnet...
by WesR
Thu 25. Apr 2019 14:15
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Good to see the interest in 1/24 cars. The radio you need Keld is Flysky fs-gt2b, as photo. I just googled this and the cheapest came out at £ 18.99 , around 22 euro. on e-bay. This model will include a rechargeable battery in the controller and the standard 2/3 channel receiver. Be sure to get this...
by WesR
Wed 24. Apr 2019 18:23
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Hi Ned, The guide magnet is a standard 4mm diam. but the steering arm is longer so this, of course, increases the effect. The wire is 1mm. The track I built last year, after my break from Magracing, had 0.8mm wire. This was ok for 1/32 cars but I struggled with the 1/24 car but I also felt that the ...
by WesR
Tue 23. Apr 2019 19:15
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 20
Views: 2842

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

I built a 1/24 car last year but somehow it never seemed to go well. Probably I didn't persevere enough as I recently resurrected the car and, with a few mods, I am now quite enjoying it. Certainly the radio gear is much easier to install, as is the CR123 battery and I think that the overall cost co...
by WesR
Fri 5. Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Battery and charger
Topic: Alternative battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 4660

Re: Alternative battery?

The CR123 is certainly easily available and I have built several cars using this over the years, there are plenty of pics in my posts but the main problem is with the diameter. For serious racing, sports car bodies are the way to go and, in 1/32, most bodies are too low for this battery so I have go...
by WesR
Wed 6. Mar 2019 19:39
Forum: Car building
Topic: Printing wheels.
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Printing wheels.

DSCF0794 (3).jpg Been running 3d wheels for some time. Near car has wheels with separate flexy tyres, something like the Kim's Tpu I would think. Rear car has one piece wheels and tyres, which can also be in flexy material. First flexy tires were hollow but too firm. We are now moving towards taper...
by WesR
Wed 27. Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Track building
Topic: Routing a Magracing track.
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Routing a Magracing track.

Looks good Kim . I use ready mixed skim plaster, comes in a plastic tub. It shrinks as it dries so it needs a 'top up' coat. You do need a good steel straight edge to scrape it flat to the wire. It's worth buying a cheap plastering trowel for this. As I have said before, I regret using board on my l...
by WesR
Wed 13. Feb 2019 20:03
Forum: Track building
Topic: Routing a Magracing track.
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Routing a Magracing track.

I think you are making an easy job difficult Kim. Glue the wire down - plaster it level. Job done!
by WesR
Wed 30. Jan 2019 19:39
Forum: Track building
Topic: New 1/24 scale track build.
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

Re: New 1/24 scale track build.

https://youtu.be/Re2sQ3KPWGA Thought I would post a video I made some time ago of my new 2.4g car running on my wider 1/24 track. Considering that I have built many tracks over the last few years, I made a silly mistake with this one. I used 1mm wire but decided to finish it with card but mistakenl...
by WesR
Tue 29. Jan 2019 23:17
Forum: Car building
Topic: 2.4ghz cars
Replies: 58
Views: 13085

Re: 2.4ghz cars

I have been fortunate to find someone locally with a good 3d printer and we are well on the way to printing a complete car. DSCF0784.JPG This car is an attempt to produce a car which would not need any soldering. Not sure if this is practical however as the jst connectors do take up a lot of space. ...