I've been thinking about it for ages but the lock down means my son has been using our home computer so I've not had access to Autocad (I now use another programme at work)...
Finally found some time on Thursday.
Will do the Hesketh soon too!
How does the front of the chassis attach? There appears to be a hole for the guide where the body screw is and vice versa. Do you need to make body posts? I would imagine having the guide that much further forward would improve handling quite a bit-I won't find out until Scalex start selling the cars separately...
Hi Ted, good spot! Yes a bit of a dilemma during the design but of course I wouldn't expect people to be making body posts.
In fact the front part has to be cut off to get my guide position in.
Inside the body there is a ridge between the flat area and the cockpit cone. I've designed a clip that will insert over that ridge. Tricky to explain but the prototype is arriving in a couple of days so I'll test it and show then.
What you see there is indeed a 77 chassis cut about (well spotted) to see how the front end works but the file sent to Shapeways is indeed shortened.... Hopefully it'll then bring the DFV into the correct alignment because at the moment it's too far from the back of the cockpit...
I'd have thought you and Rob would need a minimum of two.... Each!
Best wishes and hoping lockdown is not too stressful for you,
The second prototype for the P34 should have arrived today but Ups have failed it seems.
I should get that onto the market on Sunday. The Hesketh hasn't really got off the ground yet I'm afraid, although it should be a simple derivative of the Fly Brabham.
I'll also try to look at that over the weekend. I've been delayed by those 6 cars.... Sorry!
Sadly this is a very complex conversion. Scaley have, naturally put their body screws exactly where the Policar pod screws go! So I'm on my third iteration of design. UPS didn't arrive yesterday so I'm waiting.
I'll get onto the Hesketh and started today. This should be easy but even then there are complexities. Flip the car over and you'll see that the body screws are asymmetrical! Bonkers...
Well the P34 has gone through 3 iterations and is now on the website for sale. The how-to will come out soon.
The Hesketh has been designed and the first iteration will be with me soon for those that want (not unreasonably) to buy them together. Shapeways have put up their transport costs which hits me as well as you, 3 iterations of a prototype is close on £30 just in postage!
The Hesketh too is a major pain as Fly have also put their screws where the pod screws go, amongst a few other iritations!
Luckily I love these cars
Thank you to all my customers! Now where is that 312? At least that will come ready converted to Policar gearbox!!
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