What Happens When 3D Printing Meets Small Scale RC Models
We have designed a 3D printable user adjustable size body clips for Mini-Z bodies that should be compatible with almost all car bodies for Mini-Z except for some too exotic models probably. The side body holders are designed to fit equally well on MR-02, MR-03 (RWD) and MA-010 and MA-020 (AWD) chassis. You get two STL files, one with the body clip itself and a second one with the adjustment adapters (1 mm, 1.5 mm and 2 mm) that you glue on the main body clip depending on the size you need – the adapters are available in 3 different sizes to make it easy to adjust the right size. When you have the needed size glued together you need to glue the completed side body holder to the Mini-Z body and repeat the procedure for the other side for the body. You need to 3D print these with finer resolution, 0.1 mm layer height should work pretty well, but you may want to experiment for best results on your 3D printer. Also make sure you have the printing of support enabled as a support structure is needed for the proper printing of some of the elements.
An easy and useful way of adjusting the height of the body at the front of your Kyosho Mini-Z RC model is to control the position of the front body mount. By adding a spacer under the front body mount you can lower the front of the car’s body to make it more aerodynamic and stable on the track. So we have designed an easy to use spacers to go under the front body mount to help you adjust the body height at the front of the card in a more easy and straightforward way without having to rely on shims. The 3D printable front body holder spacers are available in two different heights, to make it easy for you to adjust the height more precisely – 0.5 mm and 1 mm. Make sure you 3D print them using finer layer height such as 0.1 mm for best results.
We have broken the front body holder of a Ferrari 430GT body for Mini-Z MR-03 model, so we had to either find a new replacement or make one ourselves. So here is a replacement 3D printable front body mount for the Ferrari 430GT body for Kyosho Mini-Z RC models. You can print and use this replacement if your stock front body mount breaks like in our case and you cannot find an original replacement or don’t want to wait for such to arrive. The body holder should be a perfect fit and provide enough strength and durability, just like the original. We recommend to use 0.1mm layer height for best results and the use of support structure as some part of the body mount is in the air and it will not be useable if don’t use supports.