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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2018, 02:50:33 pm »
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This is a Pre order sale for the very unique Pond Racer.

(That's a quote from the advert.)

Note to the author : It's either unique or it isn't, there are no degrees of uniqueness!  :banghead: :banghead:

Obviously he's been subjected to too many tweets from The Donald. :rolleyes:
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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2018, 03:06:16 pm »
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This is a Pre order sale for the very unique Pond Racer.

(That's a quote from the advert.)

Note to the author : It's either unique or it isn't, there are no degrees of uniqueness!  :banghead: :banghead:

Wasn't Orwell that wrote:
"All uniques are equal, but some uniques are more unique than others" ?  ;D
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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 08:06:18 am »
I'm slowly making progress on this very unique aircraft   ;)

Here's the fuselage halves and the canopy. I've 3D printed some inserts, which I tend to be doing on all of these parts.

Electric Pond Racer - 1:72 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

Fuselage glued together:

Electric Pond Racer - 1:72 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

Our intrepid pilot and scratch built seat.

Electric Pond Racer - 1:72 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

The pilot has been a challenge in itself. For one, most of the eligible candidates in the parts box were fighter pilots with oxygen masks and associated flightgear.  That didn't seem to make much sense for a Reno racer that never goes above a couple hundred feet. This guy is from an old Hasegawa UH-60, unfortunately he didn't fit in the tiny Pond Racer cockpit. So his legs were cut off at the knees and repositioned. I wanted his hand on the control column so his arm and hand where also removed and repositioned. The fit in the cockpit is still tight, but I think it will work.

Electric Pond Racer - 1:72 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

Engine/battery booms with 3D printed inserts.

pond-racer-07 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

Finally, here is roughly what it will look like when it's put together.

Electric Pond Racer - 1:72 by Jason Alles, on Flickr

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2018, 08:22:07 am »
Wow! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 08:30:49 am »
Is there room to move the pilot further back?
Warbird and racer pilots seem to use masks to ensure that they are breathing good air and not exhaust gas. That might not be an issue with an electric racer.

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2018, 09:39:15 am »
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2018, 10:03:36 am »
OOOoooOOoooOOooh!  :lol:👌🔥🔥👏👏👏
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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2018, 10:56:45 am »
That's looking exceptionally promising.  :thumbsup:

Your fuselage construction method is very clever (almost very unique.... ;)) Did you scale down the interior 3D print to fit exactly inside the vacforms or file down one of the original 3D prints?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2018, 09:52:01 am »
Did you scale down the interior 3D print to fit exactly inside the vacforms or file down one of the original 3D prints?

I altered the original 3D file so there was a cutout for the cockpit and the tail wheel, but I didn't have to scale it down. It's the same piece I used for the mold, so the 3D printed part fits snugly inside the vacuformed polystyrene shell. Does that make sense?

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2018, 10:35:05 am »
That's looking really sweet!  :thumbsup: Even though I hope that it will look somewhat different from the original Pand Racer.

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2018, 11:55:56 am »

I altered the original 3D file so there was a cutout for the cockpit and the tail wheel, but I didn't have to scale it down. It's the same piece I used for the mold, so the 3D printed part fits snugly inside the vacuformed polystyrene shell. Does that make sense?


It certainly does, yes, and thanks.  :thumbsup:

After I'd written the question it occurred to me that that method would make most sense, but by then it was too late and I'd posted it.  :banghead:

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2018, 02:43:01 pm »
Um..... Just gob smacked :o

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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2018, 03:32:49 pm »
And... there goes the "competition" part of the Racing GB...  looks like the race is for second place!

Seriously, we need a "no jalles" division...  :mellow:
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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2018, 04:32:09 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Pond Racer II Electric Boogaloo 1/72
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2018, 07:32:46 pm »
And... there goes the "competition" part of the Racing GB...  looks like the race is for second place!

Seriously, we need a "no jalles" division...  :mellow:

Ha, Kit whooped me last group build! Besides, my Pond Racer is far from finished, it could easily wind up a disaster.

That's looking really sweet!  :thumbsup: Even though I hope that it will look somewhat different from the original Pand Racer.

I love the Pond Racer so much I'm afraid if I make any major changes it will take away from it's, um...Pond Racerness.