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.
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.
Just a quick try to make usable 3D printed wheels for Kyosho Mini-Z RC car, these are for MR-02 or MR-03 models, will not fit on AWD. Standard wheels with 0 offset, front and rear wheel. Do note this is a work in progress as it needs a little bit of fine tuning on the inside where you place plastic bushings or bearings. You need to print with finer resolution such as 0.1mm for best results and use support material for the inside to print well.