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    Homemade Rustler Aluminum Chassis

    Hello,

    While waiting for the finishing parts for my CNC Mill and having nothing else to do I decided to
    design a chassie for my Rustler. The chassie is going to be milled out of 4mm aluminum and
    the pockets are going to be 2mm deep.

    Constructive criticism is welcome.

    Last edited by Derek Douglas; 12-23-2012 at 03:16 PM.

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    Just make it out of 3mm & avoid the machining

    What the notch on the left for? that may catch on things?

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    Looks awesome! I made one by hand with some 3/16 aluminum. It didn't turn out near as good as yours will
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBO View Post
    Just make it out of 3mm & avoid the machining

    What the notch on the left for? that may catch on things?
    Well im gonna stick with 4mm and the pockets bacuse i want to test my mill to see how it handels.

    The notch on the side is for a Mamba Monster Esc because on the origanal chassie it hangs over.

    You do have a point with the chassie getting caught so Ill either get rid of it of diagonally connect it to the side.

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    I guess you can call this Rev 2.


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    that looks good if I had access to equipment Id go for it

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    push that notch on the side and that thing would be sick. maybe anodize it too.

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    The standard body may require a slight mod to fit on that chassis, because it comes right down on the side of the regular chassis.

    I'd get the weight of the motor-esc combo you'll use and look at the overall weight balance left-to-right. That extra aluminum on the left, plus a mamba monster, plus a large motor, may make the truck too left-heavy. You could compensate by adding a little extra aluminum to the right, or by moving the battery slot to the right.

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    What program are you using?

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    That's gonna be one strong heavy chassis. You could probably cut down a lot of the wings, where there would be nothing mounted, to save weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jws1982 View Post
    That's gonna be one strong heavy chassis. You could probably cut down a lot of the wings, where there would be nothing mounted, to save weight.
    Well if he's running a MMM, it's gonna be heavy no matter what.
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    Thanks for the input,

    as of weight distribution ive decided to mount the MMM in the middle of the chassie
    over where the battery is going to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slasher73 View Post
    What program are you using?
    Im using Vcarve Pro which is a great program.

    If your looking for a free program Freecad is also a great program and fairly easy to learn.

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