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    • #16661
      KenKen
      Moderator

      I was fortunate enough to get 2-unbuilt Corvair kits at the same time. The best of everything from the two went to Art. I’m building this one as a test. This one was missing the front bumper, which isn’t really an issue for a Corvair race car. Art has the front bumper to make complete Corsa kits.

      The paint is Testors “Star Spangled Blue”. The colour on lid looks great. The nonsense coming out of the can is another thing altogether. :negative:

      More to follow…

      • This topic was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by KenKen.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16666
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Still debating stipping the paint and starting over. The chassis is machined.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16668
      ArtArt
      Super Moderator

      Excellent as usual Ken! Leave the paint alone – you don’t always need to outdo yourself every time! :good: Besides, you can build a second, a third or even a fourth one now!

      Looking forward to seeing the finished model regardless of the colour!

      Let's Get Building! In the meantime stay positive and test negative...

    • #16669
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Test fitting the chassis to the body. It will be raised a millimeter or two from where it sits now. Lowering it until the tires touch the inside of the body while glueing in the body posts keep it lined up with the chassis. I raise the body and/or move the wheels in after the posts are in. Perfect body alignment every time.

      The hubcaps are there just for the photo. This car is getting American 5-spokes.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

      • #16672
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        Nice! Those are the 450″ inserts that will be included with the DArt kit – 375 inserts are yet to be determined so feedback is appreciated, but we are leaning to the minilite – of course for the 11.82mm diameter wheels that are available with the pre-order option out right now…

        Great work Ken!

        Cheers! :good:

         

        Let's Get Building! In the meantime stay positive and test negative...

    • #16670
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Art. Thank you very kindly for your encouragement! :-)

      If you know you can do better. It’s hard to accept less from yourself.

      I can’t compete with you, Chris Walker, or many other builders out there. It’s all about personal bests for me. This was not a personal best.

      But as you reminded me. It’s only one in a swarm of Stingers. Maybe a coat of wax might help?

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

      • #16673
        ArtArt
        Super Moderator

        Cheers!

        Your enthusiasm keeps the rest of us going. It would be nice to hear from others and what they are building… especially while we are doing the socially responsible thing…

        This website, DArts and the new eSHOP really need and appreciate the support of those who are building. Thank you Ken for your encouragement.

        Anyone who hasn’t ordered anything from the new DArts eSHOP I hope will give it a try. I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from those who have so far.

        Let's Get Building! In the meantime stay positive and test negative...

    • #16674
      KenKen
      Moderator

      This one looks interesting for some reason. Might be the F1 rear tires. :yahoo:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16675
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Getting closer to the finish line.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16681
      KenKen
      Moderator

      The Corvair is completed. I thought #65 would be good number for a car from 1965. The driver… Don Yenko. Who else?

       

      The front windshield was separated from the back window in an attempt to get the glass to sit better.

      The angle of the rear valance panel that sports the cool looking grills under the rear bumper was a bit off so, I sanded it down to lay back under the car a bit. I also had to clip the body support tabs to position it better.

      Thank you very kindly for looking.

      I can’t wait to build another!!! :yahoo:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16685
      KenKen
      Moderator

      The Corvair was tested today. All I can say is… :yahoo:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16686
      DBDB
      Member

      Very cool, Ken.

    • #16688
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Thank you very kindly DB.

      Just about everyone in the club has ordered one of these from Art. Soon to become the Corvair Club of Canada (CCC).

      A few members may have ordered more than one. :-)

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16701
      JMSracerJMSracer
      Moderator

      Nice build Ken!

      How is your gear mess with that 15T NSR pinion and the 26 Crown?  Silent or whiny ?

       

       

    • #16706
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Hi Jim.

      Thank you very kindly. :-)

      It’s 13×26, or exactly 2:1 ratio. It’s silent as a whisper. But somewhat unproven yet. I don’t have a track. The first race will tell me what’s up.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16707
      JMSracerJMSracer
      Moderator

      I’ll set up a test session with you over the next week.

      So it’s the red pinion…, I thought it was the orange…

    • #16709
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Jim. Thanks a million! :-)

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by KenKen. Reason: Tipo

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16712
      AvatarChris Walker
      Member

      Nice build Ken! How is your gear mess with that 15T NSR pinion and the 26 Crown? Silent or whiny ?

       

      Hi Jim, as long as the gear pitch is  close to .5 module,  on both pinion and Crown (or Spur) , tooth count is irrelevant.  It is when manufacturers try to jam too many teeth into a fixed dia. that mesh issues arise. In order to have a fixed diameter gear with differing tooth counts the manufacturers must alter the tooth profile, and , therefore pitch. At a certain point, this will affect the “acceptable” pitch, resutling in poor mesh.To keep an acceptable (close to .5 module pitch) , higher tooth count gears need to be of a larger diameter, which Kens’ is, so mesh should be just fine.

      In an inline configuration, you can use any diameter pinion diameter you choose, but, only a 5.5mm pinion will allow the use of the motor shaft as a centering mechanism.

       

      Here is a little conversion “thingie” that will allow you to calculate the “perfect” tooth count for any .5 module pinion/spur. (Crowns all use different diameters for their individual tooth counts, and as such are all “perfect”

      Take the diameter of the gear (pinion or spur) and multiply x 2……..then subtract 2…….the resulting number will be the perfect tooth count for a .5 module gear.

      eg……..

      A 5.5mm pinion x2 = 11 – 2 = 9………..the perfect .5 module tooth count for a 5.5mm pinion is 9.

      On pinions you can generally go up or down 1 tooth from “perfect” so an 8 or 10 tooth 5.5mm pinion will work just fine……any more either way, and you will have issues.

      The same calculation works for all .5 module pinions, and Spur gears……..on Spur gears, 2 to 3 teeth either way from “perfect” is generally acceptable.

      Cheers

      Chris Walker

    • #16713
      AvatarChris Walker
      Member

      Hi Jim. Thank you very kindly. :-) It’s 13×26, or exactly 2:1 ratio. It’s silent as a whisper. But somewhat unproven yet. I don’t have a track. The first race will tell me what’s up.

       

      Hi Ken, Nice job !!……………while the mesh may be good, I strongly suspect that you will be changing the ratio after testing…….2:1 is more than a push for these motors………2.3:1 seems to be the limit for best overall performance, especially on anything weighing 60 gms +.

      In addition to hampering acceleration and braking, not allowing a motor to spin as designed, reduces its efficiency, which will reduce the length of its “best performance” lifespan.

      Cheers

      Chris Walker

       

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by AvatarChris Walker.
    • #16715
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Hi Chris. I humbly thank you for your kind words. I also appreciate your wisdom and experience.

      It’s just the newbie in me seeing how far I can go before the power curve falls flat on its face. I’m probably already there as you noted.

      Like… how much compression can we get out of her before she grenades!?! :yahoo:

      I have several gears in standby to increase the ratio. :good:

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #16716
      JMSracerJMSracer
      Moderator

      Chris,

      Thank you for your input.  Great information and much appreciated!

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