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.
The Audi R8 LMS body for Kyosho Mini-Z RC cars is designed for use with 98mm AWD Mini-Z chassis such as MA-10 or MA-20 and is not intended for MR-02 or MR-03 RWD Mini-Z models, even though it will fit on them as well. When using the Audi R8 LMS body with a rear wheel drive Mini-Z RC model you will notice that the side body clips are not fitting tight over the chassis like they do on the AWD chassis. We have addressed this issue with a custom 3D printable side body clips for use of the Audi R8 LMS body on MR-02 and MR-03 chassis removing the chassis play inside the body. We are already using these on a Mini-Z MR-03 chassis with Audi R8 LMS body and our 3D printable body clips work great.