Big things with little cars

Hello,and welcome. Let me share my tricks on the suspension flex, as someone asked for it earlier. I hope you find it useful. I started to make the zipties suspension about two years ago, and I’ve been fiddling with it to get a perfect setting. After a million or so trials, I finally get it done properly. Let’s get cracking.

So here’s all you need . Some zipties, and sewing noodles. Needles... Sorry.

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AAnd that’s it. Tie the axle with the zippers, like this. You can use brass tubes,or if you’re feeling rich, styrene tubes.

Glue the other end to the base.

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Looks good enough. But we’re not done yet. The zipties will give you the flex, but not strong enough to hold the weight. That’s where the needles come in handy.

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sing some clips, make U-shaped frame, like in the picture. Glue the needles on the frame, arrange them like so. Now it’s done. Easy, right? You might need to paint it, though. I usually finish it off with putty to add some more strength, because sometimes glue alone just not strong enough.

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Now let’s see how it looks.

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Works just fine. Flexing pretty good. Enough talking. Let’s try some. Okay, that’s it. Have fun!!

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