Today, you can use almost any type of radio-controlled vehicle as a ready-to-operate model. Cars, trucks, excavators, everything. Open the box, charge the battery, and you can start. Even with all these modern conveniences, there is still a special group of modelers who only use a few off-the-shelf parts to create their own models.
[Rini Anita] It’s that rare species that created this Aluminum remote control truck from scratchThe truck itself is an abbreviation for Cab Over Engine (COE), a style that is delivered locally on a global scale. He started with a trapezoidal frame chassis made of extruded aluminum channel steel. This is the same material you normally use for the door rails of retail store display cabinets. Electronic and standard remote control fare: receiver, electronic speed control and steering servo. The battery is a recycled lithium battery. The main gearbox and drive axle appear to come from another remote-controlled car, while the leaf springs and suspension components are all custom-made.
The body of a truck is a good example of hand-formed metal. First, a wooden table was created. Parts of the windows and door panels were carved out. Then the aluminum plate is bent onto the wooden template. The carefully placed hammering bends the metal into the carved part-leaving marks of doors, windows and other panel lines.
Throughout the build process, we were surprised [Rini]The skills and the entire work are done using basic tools. Grinders, old drill presses and rivet guns are essential tools; no welder or 3D printer can be found. This makes it easy for any hacker to complete such a project-although it may take some time to hone your skills!For his next truck, maybe [Rini] You can add a self-driving option!