R/C Hot Rod Built Completely From Scratch

[ossum]’s R/C hot rod shows what’s possible when a talented hacker takes full advantage of all the modern resources available to them. The results are stunning.

[ossum] had a stack of Amazon and Shapeways credits lying around after winning a few competitions. He had this dream of building an R/C car for a while, and decided now was the time. After ordering all the needed parts from Amazon, he made an extremely nice model of the car in Fusion 360. The CAD model is a great learning resource. If you want to learn how to use reference photos, parts, and more to build a detailed and useful CAD model we recommend downloading it as a Fusion archive and scrubbing through the timeline to see how he did it.

Some of the parts were sent off for laser cutting. Others were 3D printed. The rest he made himself. Thanks to his model, they all went together well. You can see his R/C rod racing in the video after the break.

14 thoughts on “R/C Hot Rod Built Completely From Scratch

    1. exactly. A lot of the tires I can find for my RC car require the tire to be super glued to the rim, the exception is the multipart rims that have a bead lock on them.

  1. This is what I was looking for….
    http://hooniverse.com/2011/11/14/amazing-handmade-uaz-469b-rc-truck/

    There’s a GAZ I seen done with the 540 disguised as the real engine and detailed wiring harness that was part of the power system can’t find link, There’s also a Toyota Landcruiser someone somewhere did in metal with working pedals brake & accelerator to the esc somehow and indicators by TX and by the column stick switch and lights with internally scaled switch controls.

  2. This is what I was looking for….
    hooniverse.com/2011/11/14/amazing-handmade-uaz-469b-rc-truck

    There’s a GAZ I seen done with the 540 disguised as the real engine and detailed wiring harness that was part of the power system can’t find link, There’s also a Toyota Landcruiser someone somewhere did in metal with working pedals brake & accelerator to the esc somehow and indicators by TX and by the column stick switch and lights with internally scaled switch controls.

  3. I would like to see the wires exit out the side of the motor house and trail back a ways before going under and into the cab. Dressed right they’d look like pipes.

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