Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell

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I did not intend to do any actual work on the display body as it requires removing the engine head to fit. My plan was to just wait for the display body.

SAM_5854The long awaited racing body arrived last week and was found in my local green Continue reading Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell

RB7 Progress: Air Filter

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As I mentioned in my previous post. The air filter is something special on this model. It is in fact hidden within the drivers helmet.

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I soaked the filter sponge in filter oil before screwing it into the helmet structure. Decals were then applied to the helmet to give it the detail shown in the photos.

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Who would of though Mark Webbers head would become an air filter?

Red Bull 7 Progress

rbengineexhaustIn this session I have added the exhaust to the gx-21 engine for my RB7. Its immediately noticeable that the exhaust set-up is very different to on a standard nitro car.

It has a compact exhaust system that goes straight out of the back of the chassis rather then the common side pipe method. This adds to the scale realism because it means it will all be tucked away neatly under the body shell.

rbenginechassisThe engine is mounted and gears meshed.

I have also added the receiver battery case and on/off switch at this stage.

Next up will be the air filter which may sound boring but this ones special.

Red Bull RB7 Progress

This section of build brings the engine closer to completion.

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Here I have added the flywheel and clutch to the engine. The engine now has clutch bell with gear enabling it to mesh the the main gear on the chassis.

Below are some photos of what the engine will look like when its attached to the chassis.

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In the next collection of parts I will get the exhaust and manifold, enabling me to fit the engine onto the chassis.