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BFB Buggy remote control

by the_nerdling Dec 2, 2014
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DAMN, my buggy goes to mad after installing the Feiyue differential. Also replaced ABS suspension arms to new reprinted from SBS, because ABS was very fragile with that extremely load.
Check my video

What are the gear dimensions? Or has anyone found metal equivalents?

I think it is not possible to find and use complete gears without reediting model. I am very disappointed with a plastic gears because it was ran well on 18650 batteries with not enough power, but has broken after run on LI polymer with high output current. I have tried a lot material: ABS,PLA, PETG, Nylon, but Diff can't stand torque and turn over teeth.
I thought a lot about replacement kit from complete RC models and I chose diff from HSP model (1/10) or Feiyue (front diff FYQBX01), and dc motor with complete gearbox. May be sometimes I'll try to revive my buggy

Finally I started to print this Buggy, I want to buy/order the non printable parts required to complete this awesome RC car, what kind of servo for the steering is needed? Can someone list all the other non printable parts required?
Thanks in advance for help.

Thanks for help, I just found the PDF with BOM and I ordered all the parts including bearing 625zz. I tried to print out the transmission gear and it looks hard to assemble all the part inside the gear box, I'm thinking how you attached (and glued) the big round gear just below the motor pinion gear because it's thin and for that not easy to be fixed to the hub. All the transmission gears glued together will be solid and durable to transmit the motion from the engine to the car wheels? Any suggestion?
Thanks again for your kind help.

Take a look at my MAKE of this model http://www.thingiverse.com/make:163306 . There are some pictures of the assembled parts.

BFB Buggy remote control

Hi man!

In the "Thing Files" section of this there are a PDF with all the hardware needed to build the Buggy.

If you have trouble to find the ball bearings, I used the 625z and they fits well. You will need 12 of them to assemble the model.

Also take a look at my MAKE of this model http://www.thingiverse.com/make:163306.

Best regards.

BFB Buggy remote control

If this is not a problem please can upload the 010_chassis files separately?

in your slicer software, you should be able to split it into separate files

Really good :) But with the rims and tires printed in 3D it would be really cool :D

hello
can i ask for the bearings diameters?
in my country there is no chance for the 525z -
what more - i can't find any info about them on google

i would be thankfull if anyone could post here the diameters of them
from comments and observations
i think that it could be 15mm height, but it look quite loose, maybe 16 mm would be better ?

for now i can only get 8x16x5
will be ok for that project ?

thanx in advance ;)

I think 525 is a mistake. I used 625zz and it fit well with dimensions 5х16х5mm

thanks for replay
that is good, there is a lot of them and they are quite cheap :D

WHAT IS THE FILE NAME "BUSTERS BUGGY" WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

its just a zip file with all the stl files and parts list

SO THEY ARE THE SAME AS THE STL FILES THAT ARE BY THE SELF NOT WITHIN THE FOLDER OF BUSTERS?

HAVING ISSUES WITH THIS AFTER 25 HOURS FILE NAMED SHELL, THE TOP HALF IS SHIFTED, 1ST TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ME AND OR MY PRINTER SO I TRIED AGAIN AND SAME ISSUE, I CAN UPLOAD PICS TO SHOW ISSUE, OR IS THERE A "FIXED" FILE FOR THE SHELL FILE WASTED NOW 60 HOURS :( AND A BUNCH OF FILAMENT:(

In your slicer, with the gcode view does it show everything correctly?

did it shift in the exact same spot?

YES SIR JUST ABOVE THE 2ND HOLE ON THE RIGHT FRONT AT THAT POINT, :(

maybe try splitting the file into separate pieces
im not sure what else to do

I DONT KNOW HOW TO DO THAT :( ITS JUST THE SHELL ITS ONE ITEM,, :( THAT IS ALL I REALLY HAVE LEFT TO PUT TOGETHER :( BUMPPER

sorry, thought you meant the 090_shell file with the multiple pieces.
i would try a different slicer or different settings, maybe check all the movement parts on your printer

all is working fine i print items all the time, bummer what a waste this is got it all done and cant do nothing with it

Do you have Inventor drawing files ???

Finally I've finished that project. Watch my video:

what program did you make the springs on?

I had a POLO just like the one in the video... You brought back memories. Good work man.

What's the scale of this thing? (1/10, 1/24)

What infill do the skocks need to be?

im not sure, since they are small parts, print a few with different settings and see what you like

...Thank u for sharing...

make a how to build video

I am printing it all out now. I am just buying M3 and M5 threaded "studding" (threaded rod) and intend to cut off bit to the right lengths to get the drive shafts, etc. But I have never seen any picture of the assembled gearbox but I guess it will become obvious when I try to put it all together.

The 525z ball bearings are unknown here (Sweden) so I guess (after measuring a few bits) that they are 15mm x 5mm Dia. and about 8mm thick.

I would imagine that the gears will have a tendency to wear or get stripped. Does anyone know if these gears are based on any metal original?

Other than that I think this is a wonderful project (if it works :-). I will post my pictures and comments after I have attempted to assemble it.

Best regards Harry
(Hatty was a tipping error when I registered - not yet figured out how to change it!!)

Hi man!

First of all, welcome to the BFB Buggy team.

Take a look at my MAKE of this model http://www.thingiverse.com/make:163306 , there are pictures of the gearbox.

About the ball bearings, the 625z fits well and you will need 12 of them to assemble the model.

Yes, the gears wear off very fast. I've tried even PETG and they don´t last long too.

Best regards.

BFB Buggy remote control

Hi and many thanks for the reply.
I now have the pictures and they do speak a 1000 words, thank you very much.
Perhaps I can use the plastic to make a mould and cast them in aluminium? I shall have to think about that. The teeth slope, but I think I can modify that for the mould.

I know the 525z work well but I cannot find a source for them. I have found 5mm x 15mm at www.conrad.se for $2.50 each.

I did mnage to get a set of rubber tyres that fit perfectly :-)
Hobbex - 781587 (swedish site)
"Däck M.foam F/B slicks 2wd 1/10" - SEVBC2WD SET "Swedish Edition".

Best regards Harry
(Hatty was a tipping error when I registered - not yet figured out how to change it!!)

If you look at the videos it is doing about 5m per second (estimated).
Best regards Harry
(Hatty was a tipping error when I registered - not yet figured out how to change it!!)

I'm the original creator of this buggy. This was one of the first large mechanical prints I designed and as a result its not particularly durable! I'm happy its found its way onto thingiverse as I'd completely forgotten it existed!

I have Solidworks CAD files for most of it; some seem to have gone missing. I've uploaded them onto dropbox:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ftfqp02wt4x540g/Dune%20Buggy.zip

I would recommend that the thickness of the wishbones, along with the mounts, be thickened up. These were the most common failure points. I will try and locate the missing Solidworks files at some point; they're not on my main computer so I'll probably have to dig out an old hard-drive

Hi Sparlin,
The link does not work, can you upload again ?

Many thanks

i may have found his website so i messaged him

Man, thank you! This is a beautiful project. It is always a pleasure to meet the designer . Welcome to Thingverse and thank you again for having made ​​available the sources.

what size tires should I use

I'm currently printing these parts, but I'm wondering what length driveshafts to use?

The project original driveshafts lenght are:

M5 x 55 (cut to length threaded bar) 1
M5 x 25 (cut to length threaded bar)
2
M3 x 50 (cut to length threaded bar) * 2

You will also need 12 * 625Z bearings to mount.

These parts are discriminated in the Parts List mentioned in Details section of this Thing.

once its printed just measure

Lol yeah that is the obvious way to do it. I just wondered if someone knew so I could order the parts now.

is there anyway to split the pieces so they can be printed one at a time thinking if a part breaks or if i want to print it a 200% to make a monster buggy

in cura just right click, split
and delete the parts you dont want to print

Thank you so much. I saw this online as well but I couldn't find the files!

Hello,
I am a student in a Digital Engineering class at my school. My group's project is to make this awesome buggy. However, we have yet to find any tutorials/ instructions on how to put the parts together. Any links or files that could help our group complete our project would be awesome! Thanks!

Hi man,

Every thing you requested is described in the "THING DETAILS" section of this model.

Also take a look in my MAKE: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:163306

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/fxhgqkXGtvJ-bfb-buggy-rc-by-thenerdling-3d-printable/edit

BFB Buggy remote control

To anyone who interest there is a link to the assembled model that I've made in TINKERCAD:

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/fxhgqkXGtvJ-bfb-buggy-rc-by-thenerdling-3d-printable/edit

Any install pics of the gears?

Hey man, see my pictures in "Makes".

Awesome :)
How well does it work?
what stuff did you need to do to it?

Man, I've assembled this project in TINKERCAD. Take a look and see if this helps you:

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/fxhgqkXGtvJ-bfb-buggy-rc-by-thenerdling-3d-printable/edit

This is an awesome project! I think you should get a medal for having to use a 3D Touch though haha!

Any chance of getting these parts all individual. Making hard to fit onto my print bed in the set groups at the moment.

in your slicing software you should be able to split the groups

this is awesome, totally going to build this.

Cool :)
Some parts don't fit properly though :/

Working on preparing this for print and hoping to have it operational within a week as I already have all the components (motors wheels tires etc.) since I am a long time rc racer. I do have one suggestion though. Some of the files have to many parts in them to fit on a smaller print bed. I am having to use a design software to try and separate pieces to get them on to my printer. So If you have the actual part files you should save the parts as individual stl files so they can be placed and arranged on the print bed at the will of the user to optimize the print space. Besides that this thing looks awesome and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin at the local track. Pictures and video to come.

cool
you can split the file in cura, slic3r, in slic3r click split and in cura, right click and click split into multiple parts
according to this thread http://www.rc-hemmot.com/keskustelu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16 some parts dont fit properly
do a build thread

Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to become familiar with cura. As for the parts not being quite right, that is something I am willing to take on, and redesign new pieces as need.

looking forward to it :)

What tires did you use?

i havent made it yet but here is a build thread of someone elses http://www.rc-hemmot.com/keskustelu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16

Hi. Do you have sort of assembly instructions?

Nah, this is all the information I have on the buggy

Not assembly yet, but eventually there will be more photos. Currently I'm sort of fixing few parts to hold parts I have allready, different size battery and too wide tyres etc. small problems. Really need third printer....

http://www.rc-hemmot.com/keskustelu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16 there are only few test prints, but I will post more photos.

can you post a remix on thingiverse with the modifications you have done please :)

Yes, I might do remix, there is still long way to fix things. Hope rear is more trouble free, front steering parts needs tweaking, there is not enoug room to mount parts together.

AWESOME :)
Looking forward to the build :D

I think there is small error on parts list, I did some test prints and 625 bearings might be more suitable.

Do these bearings work? you got any pictures of the gearbox with all gear fitted

Yep, sorry no pics, I have given up this design, there is too much to re-draw. Long story short I'm designing my own RC car witch will be fully printable without any borrowed parts from existing models. Same specs like this car because I have all the parts ordered. www.rc-hemmot.com/keskustelu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=23& This is currently on hold, other model manufacturing takes all my time unfortunately.

ok, i havent printed it yet so i wouldnt know

Do you have more specific information about the required hardware?
I cannot find the bearings mentioned in list of materials.

Also more detailed instructions of steering and gearbox assembly would be great.

no sorry, this is all the info i have

Love this ! will definitely make this when I have free time. I'll design a camera mount for the ion air too while im at it.

Has anybody scaled this to make it smaller?

not that i know of