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3Racing Sakura D3 CS Build – Part 3

This is the third post in a series, see here for part 1 or here for part 2. For a larger, more detailed look at the images, click the photos

With the core electrics in place, it’s time to make the finishing touches to the car to get it running.

 

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Picking up on step 11, we install the monster of a plastic diffuser on the rear of the chassis. Then the rear body posts are installed at the top of the graphite shock tower.

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Up front the foam bumper and integrated body posts are installed.

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A quick side shot to show the extended length and height that these changes have caused before fitting the wheel hubs.

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Finally the deep dish wheels are fitted, a square setup all the way around.

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The style suits the drift nature of the car but we aren’t  fans of the colour. It clashes somewhat with the pink wheel nuts.

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The ESC is taped down to the opposing side of the chassis to the servo to maintain a balance and leave room for wiring.

The receiver is then wired up and taped to the top of the servo , before the power switch is taped to side of the chassis tray.

Finally the battery is slipped into place and plugged in.

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A few shots of the completed chassis.

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Over the next few weeks we will be experimenting with the car. Plans are afoot for differential and steering system hop-ups before setting the car up for indoor carpet-based drifting.

Stay tuned for further blogs regarding the Sakura, with some cosmetic modifications such as wheels, body and brake kits on the way.

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