New tires and a wrench

I ordered some new wheels for my 1/8 and a wrench so I could get the on easier (adjustable wrench doesn’t work that well). the new wheels looks really good with possible more grip then the old ones, but sadly when I got home and wanted to try them out I found out that there where something wrong with the car. I think both my diffs are missing some teeth. So need to open them up and take a look.
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NTE: A solution with the Kyosho Inferno

I’ve have had some problems getting my NTE to work properly with the new engine. So when a colleague offered me his Kyosho Infero for a very reasonable price, I couldn’t say no.

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Above is how the Inferno looks like without its fuel engine, a nice airy hole.
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As there where no battery holders for the fuel version I started of with just taping them. That didn’t work that well. So I switched to Velcro for better stability and to make it easier to take on/off.
P1100178The motor is a bit crooked, but that was the best I could manage without making new holes. It works pretty well.

Nte: G-force from driving

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Some weekends ago I was working on my old Nitro car. The one I’ve switched the engine on. In image two from that post you can see some circuits boards. What you see is an Arduino, Xbee, and a three dimensional accelerometer. The Arduino do all the processing of data, and sends it via Xbee to my computer. Using the data gathered with the three dimensional accelerometer it was possible to map out the g-force that the car generate.

So what you can see in the image is the g-force generated by my car. Next step is to make a more readable display.

NTE: Nitro to electric

Found out I should name my RC car project to make it easier to distinguish between the different projects. So to make it clear, this is the nitro to electric project, or in short NTE. Cool? Or maybe just call it Kure like the big red logo on the side of the car.

“Anywho”, I’ve finally made something that manage to hold the engine without melting. Metal was the choice, had to drill some new holes and ended up making them a little bit out of place.

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My new awesome foam tires. Works like a charm on the slippery University floor.

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Hooked up an Arduino to track g-forces. It works, so need to make a program that prints it pretty. Will write more about how it works and what it shows in the next blog.

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first iteration of the new engine-holder-thingy. Made it a bit better in the second iteration.

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