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Red Bull 7 Preparing the Bodyshell
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.
The 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
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.
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.
Who would of though Mark Webbers head would become an air filter?
Red Bull 7 Progress
In 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.
The 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.
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.
In the next collection of parts I will get the exhaust and manifold, enabling me to fit the engine onto the chassis.
Red Bull 7 Progress
In this section of the Red Bull build I have almost finished building the engine, its nearly ready to be fitted to the chassis.
The final tyre has also been added to the car. This is great because I finally have all four wheels on the model but annoying because it has now out grown its old living space.
With this 1:7 model and the 1:8 Hummer I am building its getting hard to find space to store these models.
First parts of engine have arrived for my Kyosho Red Bull 7 build
The crankcase is the first part of the GX21 Nitro engine which will power my Red Bull 7 model. The GX21 is a 2 stroke engine capable of producing about 1.8bhp.
The crankcase currently contains the carburetor attaching screw and two ball bearings.
With the next batch of parts I get the crankshaft piston, cylinder head and rear engine plate.
Red Bull 7 Progress (up to Issue 44)
I have caught up with my RB7 subscription and built everything up to issue 44.
I decided to put aside recent issues until I had enough to finish and cover the differential instead of having to leave half finished bits on the side.
In this session I built and fitted the rear differential, differential housing and the rear suspension arms.
Got Sebastion Vettels head through the post today. Yes its the second Red Bull 7 Delivery!
The second 4 parts of the series include the main chassis, the front chassis, the front lower wish bones and the first Tyre.
Strangely they have also sent Vettel’s head which I can only assume they have included as an option if you do not like Mark Webber. As far as I know British and Australian subscribers get a Mark Webber edition where as Germany are further into a Vettel themed model.
You can see the First wheel and tyre glued together in the Photo along with a battery to give an idea of scale.
Build your own Red Bull 7 (first batch of parts)
My first batch of parts for the Red Bull 7 kit arrived today.
The parts include bits of the front wing, rear wing, a wheel and an oil filled shock to build.
The front wing had some small parts that were pretty annoying to fit but I got there in the end.
You can see the oil filled shock balanced between paint pots in the photo.
This is to let the oil spread around the shock assembly and remove pockets of air.