Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

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Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby chrisguyw » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi Folks, I am building up a car for an upcoming F1 proxy, and I am utilizing one of the Beardog 3 chassis kits. I have done a couple of these, and thought it would be worthwhile posting a few pics. as this kit is not only performs well, but it is relatively easy to build...so a good starting kit for the less experienced builder. Out of the box the kit goes together well (it has little tabs and slots to make alignment a breeze) and similarly, out of the box, it handles very well indeed. It comes with 2 different motor brackets, and a few extra uprights, etc. making it quite versatile.

I can never leave well enough alone, so this chassis has had quite a few modifications made, ones which I believe help the handling. I still have to find/make some rear shocks/springs and attach them, but , the chassis is essentially done.

I would recommend this kit to anyone looking to build a 1/32 F1 car :text-bravo: ......oh, and I have no personal connection with the manufacturer or sellers.

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Chris Walker


This particular chassis will be powered by an 050 motor, and still needs its bushings installed

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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:51 pm

Simply artwork. Good luck in your race.
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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby bigman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Chris
Looks outstanding. :text-goodpost:
:text-bravo: Please keep adding to this thread.
Looks like a neat clean project, can't wait to see it all come together. :auto-driving: :auto-checkeredflag:

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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:11 am

That is a nice looking design! Hadn't seen those before!
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby BARC 1 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:43 am

That is an impressive looking chassis. Really nicely done.
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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build...update!!

Postby chrisguyw » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Hello again Folks, The proxy that this chassis is being built for (cars that ran in the 67' GP season) requires some fairly extensive suspension details, so , I needed to build/install some rear shocks/springs. I do have some resin shocks/springs that would have been very easy to paint and glue in, and would have looked fine, but.......in my infinite wisdom (or lack thereof ;) ), I decided to make something a little nicer.

I used some long HO motor brush springs with a piano wire center shaft and aluminum tubing end caps to make something a tad more realistic, and while they do look better, they were a royal pain, and considering half of them will be hidden by the bodywork, I am not so sure the effort was worth it...... :)


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Re: Beardog 3 F1 chassis build

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:25 am

:o WOW!!!!! :o
Those shocks look awesome!
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