Unfortunately they have removed their realistically priced Locost chassis plans from sale due to the high cost of public liability and professional indemnity. It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore. There are plans circulating around for several different sized frames. This can be confusing. “Book” frame refers to the frame in Ron Champion’s.

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Build time so far was in the order of 12 hours.

Scratchbuilt 1/10 scale Locost chassis

Previous topic Next topic. The reality was that the process is far from simple and there are many decisions to be made along the way and plxns to overcome.

Turns out that that the drawings and photos do not agree, and leave you in the dark what is correct.

CA glue was used throughout, allowing for fast bonding. I liked the chassis in bare white plastic, but I thought it would look even better in Humbrol’s Polished Steel. Loost drawings show secondary dimensions based lovost an automatic conversion from standard to metric. The increased length provides an additional four inches in the engine bay with a relatively “book” sized cockpit.

Does anyone have a link to a full set of their documents that can be downloaded? The increased length provides an additional two inches for the pedal box and another two inches in the engine bay. It is assumed that donor parts and personal choice will dictate the final geometry of the transmission tunnel and suspension.

I used Tamiya’s Ultra Thin glue to bond 0. On the other hand, the buffed paint looked really nice, blotchy in appearance with shiny edges, just like steel before it rusts. Olans used various improvised tools to jig the parts, like Lego blocks, steel blocks and plastic card.


Therefore I should not have painted the chassis steel colour overall. Generally I managed to build the chassis within 0. There is actually 2 parts to the plans.

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If the plans are free and available, you can upload them here into this thread in a zip file. If they are designed badly, they will have a loocst torsional stiffness, which will make for less than desirable road holding.

Would you like to know when this website changes? In the real world however, the overall effect of this discrepancy is negligible given the accuracy of most shop tools or lack thereof.

Martin Aveyard balsa frame for a car of his own design, and the finished balsa frame. I’ve excluded them from the drawings because each builder tends to customize the transmission tunnel to meet their needs cut-to-fit.

Details of the transmission tunnel, suspension brackets, and triangulating strength members are not provided in any of these drawing packages. I used pkans old tin that had thickened and needed thinning, and a fresh tin that was really thin. I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill. This small difference is compounded during the assembly process when working with computer software.

Google [Bot] and 4 guests. Getting a homebuilt car registered in the Netherlands is very difficult, so I never intended to build one full scale.

For example, it would be great to have a 3D model of all of this, but that is going to take another search to find. I followed the book’s building sequence to the letter, and at this point pocost construction I ran into problems. I might try splitting it into smaller files Bill You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


There are three drawing packages to choose from. I bought the edition, which is slightly revised. I don’t know the story here.

To get a locist of classic tubular chassis design, I decided p,ans build a Locost chassis in plastic, using the Ron Champion book. Another error involves the floor panel. Sun Dec 07, 2: The Saturn Sports Cars plans are freely available. Therefore the buffing did not go easy, and especially on the delicate 0. Jay Dagless 8th scale Porsche with a full frame. Go to my web garage. As an example, a Lotus Seven has a torsional stiffness of around 1, Nm per plams.

I haven’t detailed the build process in this section as the many photos on this site describe how it developed. I used a JLC saw to cut some connections, and realign some tubes to square the chassis. Thank you very much to all who contributed here.

Next were the skins, and I started with those at the bottom pllans the passenger compartment. For readers with Ron Champion’s book: As they were freely available for private use, I would expect there is no issue sharing a copy? It seems that 3 years ago Vodou freely published as set of plans, for a Miata based build, however it looks like they are not around anymore Sat Dec 06, 2: