Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Nov 21, 2017 20:54:24 After a little search the pictures I promised have been found. These pictures show how I used rubber bands to hold the sides in place while gluing them.
Aero-naut JennyPosted by xilsoe Nov 19, 2017 20:03:19 Some time this summer I started building the Aero-naut Jenny. So far I have just been following the instructions. As I don't have lot of time for my hobby, progress is slow and I have not been taking a lot of pictures.
Here are a few pictures of the hull the stern being glued on, using a lot of rubber bands:
I also have some pictures of the sides being glued on that I will soon post.
Tamiya CR-01 UNIMOGPosted by xilsoe Oct 16, 2017 20:02:54 Yesterday I took the UNIMOG trailing with the local trail group. It was in one of the members garden and one of the guys made a nice video. Thanks:
The UNIMOG can be seen at 2.30. The UNIMOG performed flawlessly and was a pleasure to drive.
Tamiya BruiserPosted by xilsoe Aug 02, 2017 20:59:37 Finally I have managed to get an after market decal set for the Tamiya Mountaineer with the purpose of 80ifying the bruiser. I always thought my Bruiser was a little dull looking and I thought the colours in the Mountaineer decals would match the off white body colour.
I only used a few of the decals as I am afraid it will be too much. I can always add more decals if I want to.
Tamiya BruiserPosted by xilsoe Jul 29, 2017 12:54:29 Last week I found the time to take the gearbox out of the Bruiser so the slipper clutch could be tightened. Not so much to taking the gearbox out. It seems to be designed for easy removal. I did have to cut some cable ties I had added so the cables wouldn't be all over.
When doing this kind of thing it is always nice to have the manual at hand. This will show how things comes apart and goes back together. One frightening thing I found when I had taken the gearbox apart was that a shim and a bearing was missing.
Apparently I had assembled the gearbox wrong when I put the slipper clutch in. The Bruiser had been running fine even without the missing parts, but now i have put them in as I believe it is better to have the gearbox assembled correctly.
I haven't tried the Bruiser out in terrain yet so I don't know if I am content with this adjustment. The test run indoor does however show that there is much less slip in the slipper clutch now. So this operation was definitely an improvement.
Tamiya BruiserPosted by xilsoe Apr 21, 2017 21:18:30 As I finally had all the parts to install the PCB I designed, I updated the lights installation. 18 LEDs give a lot of soldering when wires and connectors are attached. I have completed it and I am happy about the result. Should a problem occur, it will be much easier to isolate and fix the problem. Further the wiring is much better in my view.
The wiring is in no way protected from water so I'll have to keep this car away moist
Here are some pictures of the PCB and the LEDs installed in the body:
This completes my Tamiya Bruiser build log. Future updates regarding the Bruiser will be modifications, repairs, upgrades, usage experiences and other posts relevant to this car.
I hope somebody on the big internet will find this build log interesting and useful