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Old 31-12-2016
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Default The Yankee Doodle dandy rc10 build

Ok here we go , it's my rc10 classic rebuild , an impulse buy as I wanted an original rc10 to race , impulse buys can be two things , your Best Buy or your worst , I think this was the latter ,on a plus side it's an early A stamped chassis .

Pics below of how it came to me and hence the title when you see the paint scheme .











Progress will be slow , but I started it months ago so I have some pics , but hope to have it finished before the outdoor Season starts .
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My main plan for the build is to keep it as original as possible but to make it reliable and to cope with brushless power .

First up was to find and fit a stealth transmission unit .

My good friend Andrew supplied the parts .




Chassis needs drilling to accept the transmission , also supplied by Andrew and an A stamped chassis too .


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Some new goodies bought .




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I found the best way to clean up the white nylon parts was , to put them in boiling hot water with a mix of fairly liquid and vanish and left them to soak over night , unfortunately I don't own a dish washer otherwise I'd have used that method .




They came up better than I thought .


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Can't beat a sweet rear end .




This is as far as I've got now .



I need to put spacers between the shock piston to limit the movement of the shock and some O rings to space out the drive shafts to make them sit centrally in the out drives .
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good on yer matey
no it may never be a shelf queen but who gives a damn I have a similar rc 10 lurking in a box which may or may not get similar treatment

if you wanna shelf queen buy a new one and save it . Don't get me wrong I also love looking at the painstakingly accurate rebuilds some guys have done and there impressive creations . I have one or two nice vintage cars and a lot awaiting some TLC but I doubt any will be worthy of "shelf queen" status

I too have boughts some "dogs" but also been fortunate to buy other peoples pride and joy

always remember we are only temporarily looking after them till someone else does !!

regards and keep going

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I found the best way to clean up the white nylon parts was , to put them in boiling hot water with a mix of fairly liquid and vanish and left them to soak over night , unfortunately I don't own a dish washer otherwise I'd have used that method .




They came up better than I thought .


I have a dishwasher and a wife the dishwasher is less temperamental

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Looks nice matey.

I think you have Andys white arms on the front of that and a nice Parma clear gear cover.

Will be nice to see the finish....
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definately looking better than mine now!! havent you made any of your nice alloy bits to put on it yet?? not showing off your machining skills!
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definately looking better than mine now!! havent you made any of your nice alloy bits to put on it yet?? not showing off your machining skills!
I've made a couple of alloy spacers for it,but haven't had the time to go back in the workshop and do some more
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I know I've already seen the pics but they look more impressive on my iPad rather than my phone

Can't wait to see it finished Kev mate
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A bit more done today .

Fitted some lovely carbon fibre









A rare purple carbon piece






Front end nearly all built up







She who must be obeyed stopped play but the last pic is as far as I got with the build today .








Thanks to Mark aka xfactor for his help , if only my builds were as nice as his , but they're an insperation for us all
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looking really good there!! certainly puts mine to shame.....
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Looking nice, if you want to keep the driveshafts central and can't get hold of the kit springs (#6372) then 1/2 a ballpoint pen spring in either side pretty much does the same job
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Looking nice, if you want to keep the driveshafts central and can't get hold of the kit springs (#6372) then 1/2 a ballpoint pen spring in either side pretty much does the same job
Thanks Pete , I've ordered (#6372) and thanks for the tip regarding a ballpoint pen Spring

More trick bits on their way
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looking really good there!! certainly puts mine to shame.....
Thank you Mr Sooty
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I've made some nice alloy bodyshell mounts for my rc10's




Fitted





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They look cracking matey.

Just a tip for you Kev. If your keeping the standard steering bellcranks, fit a zip tie either side of the saver arm.

We used to do this back in the day to take the slop/play out of it if your running it.

Looking good matey...........
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or tight rubber o rings to stiffen the steering up without losing the servo saver action altogether
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They look cracking matey.

Just a tip for you Kev. If your keeping the standard steering bellcranks, fit a zip tie either side of the saver arm.

We used to do this back in the day to take the slop/play out of it if your running it.

Looking good matey...........

Thanks Mark , I'll be making a few more alloy bits for the rc10 when I get the time


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or tight rubber o rings to stiffen the steering up without losing the servo saver action altogether
Cheers Sooty
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