LOCOST PLANS PDF

Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity. It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore. There are plans circulating around for several different sized frames. This can be confusing. “Book” frame refers to the frame in Ron Champion’s.

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I don’t know the story plasn. The keen observer will spot that the tunnel is not symmetrical at the front and rear, since it was specifically designed to accomodate the Ford Escort Mark 2 drive train. Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded?

As you can see, I had started base-coating the model too, using Humbrolin search of building defects. The plans are not complete, but they should provide you with a very good and very accurate starting point.

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Facebook Twitter Car and Driver. There are some vendors manufacturing nosecones that are taller than the book design to provide even more height for the engine. Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

The Saturn Sports Cars plans are freely available. Measure twice, and cut once is a good rule to follow, so i have been trying to gather as much chassis information as I can.

Fri Dec 05, 4: The first is the frame and the second is the wishbones. The missing triangulating members were simply too difficult to model with the computer. Therefore the buffing did not go easy, and especially on the delicate 0. Go to my web garage. Even cleaning the airbrush was almost too long a delay! And I found out that the instructions for the longitudinal position of the front suspension brackets is completely missing in the book, which must play havoc with the castor angles of the real thing – unbelievable!

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It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore The last part of skinning that I added was the rear bulkhead, despite the rear end still being unfinished. I liked the chassis in bare white plastic, but I thought it would look even better in Humbrol’s Polished Steel.

In the real world however, the overall effect of this discrepancy is negligible given the accuracy of most shop tools or lack thereof.

Getting a homebuilt car registered in the Netherlands is very difficult, so I never intended to build one full scale.

For readers with Ron Champion’s book: The chassis plans on this site are based on the original Locost design presented in Ron Champion’s book. It would be easy to change the suspension to the Miata compatible parts. I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Frame plans are too big to upload as a zip file. Sat Dec 06, 2: I purchased a complete Mazda MX5 NC as my donor vehicle and a selection of steel tubing, I was then ready to begin the process. Instead I decided to build the chassis in 1 to 10 scale.

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I obtained a great set of detailed plans from Formula Motor Sport in Queensland and incorporated many of their ideas into my chassis. I’m especially fascinated with three-dimensional truss structures for car chassis design, which so far I haven’t found a real example of. Users browsing this forum: A standard book nosecone leaves a 5″ gap along the ,ocost of this super-sized chassis, but the width is spot-on.

I have been browsing for a while, and am excited to start my build.

Notes regarding Unit of Measure: Send me a pm with you email address and I will forward. Martin ,ocost balsa frame for a car of his own design, and the finished balsa frame. Does anyone still have a set of these they would be willing to email to me? Making 17 of them was a tedious job, no fun at all.

I found out later that I had made a substantial error during the painting phase. Be sure to refer to the book for these structurally critical pieces.

My own car reportedly achieves 22, The images below show the level of detail provided in the drawing files. If you think it’s contrary to the wishes of the folks that plaans the plans than don’t bother, obviously.

Sun Dec 07, 2: There is actually 2 parts to the plans. I used a JLC saw to cut some connections, and realign some tubes to square the chassis. For modern high-performance cars, 30, Nm per degree is the target. Ron Champion published his book in I bought the edition, which is slightly revised.