View Full Version : fabricating a chassis
11-05-2009, 02:59 PM
any ideas on the best way to fabrcate your own chassis? i.e.what type of metal, tools and techniques? any advice is apprecited! thanks
11-05-2009, 03:08 PM
Well, I designed the chassis for my 4X4X4 E-Maxx with MS Visio because it's easy and I didn't have the time to learn AutoCAD, for example:
And, then I used a 4mm aluminum plate and cut it with WaterJet at a specialized store:
You can also cut it using Laser, but it costs more, but the finish is much better...
Hope this helps... Let me know if you have more questions...
11-05-2009, 03:51 PM
thanks dan, did you just come up with a practical design and fit it to the stock arms and etc? or did you design the chassis around the stock measurements? like how did you make sure everything fit back on properly? hope that made sense.
11-05-2009, 04:24 PM
Yes, the new chassis is designed around the stock measurements... I mean, all the holes for the mounting screws matches the ones from the original chassis, like the ones from the bulkheads and the ones for the tranny... But, everything else is new, the holes for the servos, the lower battery tray and everything you can see there... Now, I'm designing a new chassis for my new E-Maxx brushless, because none of the commercial chassis are native LiPo ready (they were designed por NiMh and upgraded and that simple doesn't work)...
11-05-2009, 04:50 PM
alright cool thanks we'll see what happens
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