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Old 03-16-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Building an RC "Vehicle" from Scratch....

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I'm looking to build an out of the norm, RC Vehicle...

I'm looking at taking a walker, yes you heard me a walker nd adding wheels to it and some motors, some batteries and making it zip around. Why you might ask? All in good faith of my crazy Halloween addiction!!

I've searched online for some calculators to figure out speed/weight ratios and haven't found much. Maybe I'm using the wrong terms when searching?

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to start to figure out how to build this?

I have some pretty good mechanical and electrical skills as I'm an Electrician by trade. I even have a few RC's of my own, but they were out of the box pre-assembled units, Don't laugh! So I'm not completely lost in the RC World. I do all the repairs on them myself etc etc.

Any help would be great appreciated!

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: Building an RC "Vehicle" from Scratch....

Do you have any knowladge of physics? This will be one of your bigger hurdles, but if your just looking to make it go, look up the formula for horse power as this will tell you how much you will need.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:02 AM   #3

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Re: Building an RC "Vehicle" from Scratch....

A possible idea is to pull the guts out of a Power Wheels car for children. Believe it or not they run on stock Tamiya silver cans. I pulled one apart for my buddy's kid and made that discovery. Funny enough there are a few brushless Power Wheels out there that were converted. You can find them on You Tube.

So with a gear box out of one of them I'm sure something could be rigged up

Hopefully this helps.
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