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Leiywens/Drews SavLeo build.

Discussion in 'MS' started by Drew, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Drew

    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    If you've been reading my old thread in building the F.I.S.S, you will have found a couple posts about building the Savleo. I wanted to follow the build from this video:


    Well here it is. I got the final parts I needed earlier today and got on cracking to finish the build.
    Here's the whole picture guide to making it.


    Front Bumper.
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    Rear Bumper.
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    Middle Chassis. Note the holes where the posts were removed by using a 5mm drill bit from the top.
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    Rear view.
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    Front view.
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    Parts laid onto chassis to check fitting.
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    FRP processing. I decided not to with the break method I originally chose as there was not enough clearance. 20170719_161423a.jpg 20170719_161423b.jpg


    Gear assembly.
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    Wheel assembly: Top = front, bottom = rear.
    Note: I've used low profile one way wheels here, I still haven't received the large dia one way wheels. I will place large dia wheels once they arrive.
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    Shell trimming/cutting.

    This image shows the trimmed bits along with the small section (green) that was removed.
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    Trimmed to allow the wheels to not hit the shell.
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    Side view of front trimmed area. IMG_20170802_154739.jpg

    Side view of rear trimmed area. IMG_20170802_154746.jpg

    The cover that wraps around the battery latch has been completely removed for aesthetics.
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    The green shows where the latch cover area would have been.
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    Underplate with side dampers.
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    Front bumper assembly.
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    Rear Bumper assembly.
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    Everything fitted. In the spring holes, use 6mm>3mm>1.5mm spacers before putting springs and finally attaching the gear/motor cover.
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    The end result! Well worth the build :D
    Sorry for wonky photos.



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    And there she is. It's been another fun build. Probably the tidiest one I've made so far. With this, I now have 2 very well made builds, the Aero Avante and Savleo.

    Kudos to the guy and his video from which I've built this.
     
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  2. Drew

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    Got the black special also, decided I'd just make it stock and have an interchangeable bumper set to go with. So I stripped the pivot damper off my FISSv1 and made these, just needs another motor. Two setups in one....stock and semi-tuned :D

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    Alrighty, I'm done in this thread now.
     
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    I decided to change the wheels on the leo. The low profile one way wouldn't let the suspension actuate enough to be much use, so I've switched them out for large diameter one way wheels. I had to buy 2 packs of these for my FISSv2, I needed the narrow front wheels for that build so I used the left over rear wheels/wide wheels for this.
    I've trimmed them down a fair bit though, but it looks good.

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  4. Drew

    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    I really wanted to buy another MS Evo 1 kit, I loved building it, but I rebuilt and use it for different things that I ruined it, the bumpers from it are on this SavLeo. So I got another one with the intention of making another of this build, but this time with sliding dampers.

    I also was curious about trying out a polycarb shell since I'm not very good at using them, I got the Veldaga, it didn't come out as I was intending, I wanted a metallic sheen on a black car, but it was hard to judge if I got it right or not after spraying the silver, it still looked so translucent.....I was wrong. It came out with a metallic grunge style colour, still very nice finish though.

    Here's what it looks like and what will be going on the Evo.1 build.

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    I loved the stickers that came with the kit, not the colour or style, but how different they are to regular box stock stickers, these feel much nice and much easier to work with.
     
  5. Drew

    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    I'll re-edit this post as I build this new car in the same format as the Savleo.

    I've done the chassis prep, just waiting on a few parts, I wanted to try a different approach to rear damper, here's what I wanted to try on the build this time round, I think the arms holding the weight is scrap front bumper parts cut off an MA chassis:
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    Continuing....got some parts today, not all of them though. In order : top, rear, front.

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    TBC...
     
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  6. Drew

    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    Just finished the build, just waiting on the gear set, but I've already finished building it using a spare, once I got the gear, I'll sand the tires a little.
    Figured I'd make this a fresh post with final pics.

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    Clearance is good...including the rear brake.
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    And with the shell on.

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    A very metallic theme going on here. Not my initial plan, but after the paint job turned out a little different (wanted similar to the Silwolf), I figured I could get away with using all my metallic looking parts.
    Anywho, another done.
     
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    Looks good Drew, I think the only problem I foresee (only because I recently helped a local racer determine why his car was slow in the corners) once your front damper gets under load and slides over, the bottom front bumper piece will make contact with the track wall and slow you down.
     
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    I figured that would be an obvious issue with any sliding damper with an under guard.
    I actually prefer to trim the middle section of the plastic under guard and move the wing pieces closer inwards to avoid that issue, or trim frp under guard down to either the 13mm or 19mm holes depending on how much the damper moves.

    But thanks for replying, you just helped me to remember I still have to check if I've trimmed the under guard enough.

    Edit: After going back to my workstation, I realized why I thought I'd done it on the MS but hadn't.....because I've done the same to the AR I'm building and that one I've already set xD
     
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  9. Drew

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    Here's another one....I've finished up a little different. The suspension is much smoother and softer, using small one way wheels with sponge tires and independent sliding dampers. I just need to work out what to do for the rollers.

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    I took the rollers from another kit so I could finish this one, it's one of my favourites. I love the paint job I did on this one, I love how soft and smooth the suspension is and I love the independent sliding dampers.

    Anyway, final look of it finished.

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    Final setup is 3.5:1 gear with a Mach Dash motor.
     
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    Drew Carbon Fiber Dust

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    Been lazy lately. Lack of money, lack of parts, lack of motivation. But going through the tin I stuffed a bunch of parts into I had a couple MS chassis I could do a little with.

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    The white one is a rebuild of the previous version that suffered stress fractures due to over tightening the screws.
    On the other hand, I'm not sure which way to take it, at the moment I'm thinking of going with possibly a "whale" build while incorporating my preferred method of suspension.

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    The pink one is going towards what I'm dubbing the Leo Rangers, a silly idea from talking with Rangga over at team flazh. I already have yellow, white and black, I got the pink chassis but no shell. So I'll be needing another four Leo to make pink, green, blue and red. I'm also looking to try and make a different setup for each car. So far the black is stock, the yellow is suspension with solid stays, the white is suspension with independent sliding dampers. The pink is going to be the common suspension method, just so I can say I have it and still complain about it.

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    I do have a couple more parts for my RC's coming, so it might be a while before I update again.
     

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