Finally got a quiet weekend (kids with Grandma, my woman is at work, my team does not play untill monday night). So I put in more work on The Funky Gecko.
original build thread:
So far the front-front melded chassis has been dyed black and is doing well :
the Tekin RX8 is boxed and waterproofed:
and the body is all prepped:
But as I mentioned in my prior post the chassis is much longer than I had anticipated (actually 1:6 scale) wich is pretty neat - it allows me more space for the boxed Tekin, a second rx box (for future electronics) and a larger motor if I choose.
But my body was still 1:8 scale and when I fitted the new body - It was too short!! In the back was the exposed rockers, axle and rear springs. I was thinking of how to cover up the rear (plastic box, cut and stretch the body, re-do and shorten the chassis etc etc) then I thought "Why?", Its The Funky Gecko - just make it funkier. P-FUNK . (Thats old school Parliament Funkadelic for you young cats.):
And so instead of covering up the rear I left it exposed and grafted on a partial roll cage with LED "off-road" lights.
Last edited by noir 522; 11-14-2010 at 05:42 PM.
the project is still not completed yet - I am still linking the lights/wires/ fitment and details, but here is a preview
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Last edited by noir 522; 11-14-2010 at 06:12 PM.
hey noir, congrats on ur project, looks kind of like mine right now.
lol thanks for crediting me with the idea of the two front end summit:
i started building mine this weekend and went on to post that it was coming along. So i hadn't yet seen your gecko threads so naturely mine when together a bit different sure u'll be interested in how i did it. get her running and a vid up soon, i'll try and do the same.
T8 sensored/Xerun-150a/custom chassis/fit body
I'm totally loving this machine can't wait to see it running around.Will it climb walls like a gecko?LOL
Mountains cant stop me
they have tried
gecko body that I had planned for it.
Thats so cool!
-1/16 Slash Baja -Soon to be brushless-
just to let yall know
THE FUNKY GECKO LIVES
UPGRADES ARE PLANNED
Last edited by noir 522; 05-12-2013 at 10:29 PM.
MAN, Use Common Sense.
Outside? THERE IS NO BOX !