Well well well.
I've been nagging myself every day for the past bunch of months to get back to work on this.
I've been bringing myself around this forum on and off more and more frequently over the past few weeks, and today I've started to re-arrange my work area so that I can get back to work on this.
I've been losing little screws and washers and connectors and switches to various projects over the past year so it will be interesting to dig back in to this project.
I STILL never heard back from those laser cutting/engraving guys so I'm over that whole ordeal.
I ended up getting too carried away on the design of the control station that the vehicle itself got left behind and never properly finished. JUST as I could have, I got that BMW and it took all my attention.
Hopefully within a couple days I can get both halves of the chassis put together, get a remote working to control throttle, servos, and 4ws if I can find everything and then build from there. Right now the front half and rear half are built on two separate chassis, I just need to cut and combine them. I'm going to use extruded aluminum angles to combine both halves as it should be light enough and certainly strong enough.
I figured the sooner I post an update, the sooner I'll have to get to work!
Sorry for the let down. =)