Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Project HyperFresh - Part 2

Strip down and clean.

Finally made a start on rebuilding the Hyper 7 i acquired recently, and have plenty of new and improved parts for it.

I decided on adding a new body to the buggy, no real reason, just fancied giving it my own touch.

I was quite surprised and very pleased by the body shell. Its a genuine HoBao item and comes perfectly pre-cut and with an overspray guard already installed! Every body shell should come like this!

Also decided on a metallic blue colour, again, no real reason, just had a bit of an idea for a scheme…

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Cleaned the body down with warm soapy water, dried it off and then attached it to a board ready for the paint…

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Applied the paint in the usual manner, plenty of very light coats, no finished pictures as of yet as its currently sat drying…

Next i turned my attention to getting everything stripped down from the chassis…

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First, removed the old AA battery pack. Thankfully its previous owner had kept hold of the stick pack retainer, so no need to worry about replacing that!

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Removed the tired old air filter…

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Opened up the receiver box and removed the 27mhz Acoms unit…

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Disconnected servo’s…

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Removed the servo plate, i do like models that have convenient design elements like this…

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Old fuel lines out, tank out, exhaust off…

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Removed the mill…

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It will have a good clean down after many hours of accumulation…

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Chassis left with just the core drive train components…

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Full break down of the servo plate…

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Cleaned up nicely with some methanol and PTFE spray, ready to take on the new servo’s…

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That’s it so far, was getting a bit cold and late in the night!

I really need to do some research on replacing the diff and shocks oils. Plenty of opinions on the internet, the main problem being people speaking in terms of WT (Weight) and CPS (Centipoise) and cSt (Centistoke) to determine the oil viscosity's! Will have to do some research there before i choose the final products.

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