Sunday, 26 January 2014

Aluminum Chassis built part1

First step I did was to install a chassis protection sheet under the surface in order to protect since I will be also running it on asphalt. It was a very loooong process to cut the sheet around all the details of the chassis.
The result is OK but not very neat. At least it sits perfectly flat so it should not affect me when I am adjusting tweak.

First photo is of the preparation I did before I secured the main chassis stiffener. Oleg advised to scratch the surface of contact between chassis and stiffener in order to prevent any movement in case of a hard hit.

Second step was to install the stiffener. This is the long option which runs from the front all the way to the back. It also means that the servo holder's position is pushed to the outside as the central option is now covered by the stiffener.

 Final stage for now is the installation of the battery holder and the servo floating holder. During installation one must pay close attention to the suitable length of the chosen screws as the much thinner chassis requires shorter screws. If longer than required screws are used you will damage the servo floating holder.


  1. As usual, awesome review, John.

  2. John, where can we found the chassis protection sheet?

  3. I used one from Team Associated. Other companies also make, like Stickit1, JConcepts etc..

  4. I found it in foreign sites & ebay, but can it be found in stores in Greece ?

  5. Καλησπερα Λαμπρο, δεν εχω ρωτησει, πιθανόν να έχει το rchobbyathens

  6. Γιάννη, Καλησπέρα! Ευχαριστώ για τις πληροφορίες!