Digger

This is what I started with. An ebay find that will need a new look eventually.


This is where I want to build the frame. Set up inside here I can use it to make the body more rugged, as well as mount the FPV setup and future mods to it.

Using 1/8" x 1/2" aluminum strips for the rails, and 1/2 x 1/2 angled aluminum for the corner brackets, the main part of the frame started taking shape. I used metal shears to cut the aluminum. It made easy work of the material since I dont have a bandsaw.


This is the basic frame structure placed inside the shell. Now just to figure out where and how to mount it.

I decided to mount it using the screws and holes where the roll cage mounts to the shell. I will be upgrading the cage to metal eventually.




DAY 2
Because the RS10 body mounts are on the side (and do not reach wide enough for this body anyway), and because this body is setup for SCX-10 mounting I am starting to build to relocate to SCX-10 mounting locations. This is the start of that framework:

And then this framework inside the body

Then added rails to the RS10 inners, these will be multi-functional, theyre long to accomidate future FPV electronics and dedicated batteries.

Not the prettiest, but purpose built.



The final product:



She sits a little high at the moment, I liked it at first but it tips over too easily so I will be adjusting that!