A few years ago I bought an Airfix 1:24 scale kit of a Mercedes 170V Berline. I planned to kitbash it into a track inspction vehicle. I tried all sort of electric motors with simple homemade geraboxes but the thing went too fast everytime I tried to run it. The best was to buy a good gearbox but those were pretty expensive. Eventually the project dissapeared in a box for a few years but the car was lingering in the back of my head.
Recently I remembered a topic on MLS were they used small RC cars as motor unit for small hand cars. If the wheelbase is right I could use something like that for the car.
Today I found something that was suitable for this. It's a small RC car. It's without the transmitter so at the moment I think I only use the motor and ' gearbox' and not he RC unit. For I just want the car to make it's rounds on the tracks it does not rally need RC. If I do want it to operate with RC I think I build in a HobbyEasy 2.4 Ghz set; these are small and cheap and there is enough room for it. But for now, I will be happy enough to see it run without.
Enough talk, now the pictures:
Wheelbase widht is perfect!
And the bodywork fits very nice as well (You can see the old "chassis" in the back)
Because the lenght of the wheelbase of the toy car was too short I cutted the chassis in half, just after the battery compartment. Then I measured the wheelbase and cutted the old chassis from the kit in size. Glued together with superglue and some strips of plastic for extra strenght.
The testfit with the body looks OK. The fronth wheels rest on the kits chassis and are reenforced with plastic strips.
That's all for now folks!