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My Red Bull 7 kit is almost complete. I have applied all of the stickers to the main body and just have a few details such as the wing mirrors left to add.
After cutting the body out with my lexan scissors I had some bits to tidy up that were tricky to get to with scissors.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
In this post I start to build the engine for my Kyosho Red Bull 7 Formula One car.
The first part of the engine to add to the crankcase is the crankshaft. This is first given a thin layer of after run oil and then slid into the crankcase.
I used HPI after run oil which I already had from maintaining my other models. Continue reading Red Bull 7 Engine Progress
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.