How to build a custom RC Mustang?

This is how we did it.

First of all this this beauty here was our role model. The one we strived to recreate miniaturized.

We let you be the judge to tell how well it succeeded.
Our aim is to get the authentic look as much as possible then test it to its limits.


Testing Video

Chassis v.1.0

We strive for an ultimate universal chassis because we wanna use it under many 3D printed car bodies. So that’s why the slidable parts

The chassis is built on a 2 (aluminium) U profile (8×10 mm) with bought and 3D printed parts.

3D printed parts: Housing of the electric motor, housing of the battery, most of the steering system…

Bought parts are:
 The suspension (length 60 mm), the wheel rims with the tires, the servo, the receiver, 

drive shaft and the differential is from Tamiya, the electric motor (8000 rpm), and of course screws (M2, M3) and the ball joints (M3).


Parts List

Screws and nuts:
M4x40                   1 piece          + M4 nut
M4x~25                2 piece

M2x12                  ~50 pieces
M2x16                  ~16 pieces
M2x20                  ~16 pieces
M2x8                    ~ 8  pieces
D2x38   4 pieces
Threaded rods:
M4    2 pieces    47mm long
4x10x4     4 pieces          
5x11x5     8 pieces

STL files archived with WinRAR

The whole design is made for scale 1:10
This is our first model’s self-developed Chassis.
It’s not perfect!

3D printing settings we used

3D Printer: Zortrax M200 plus
Technology: LPD
Used material: ABS filamen
Slicer program: Zortrax Z-SUITE

Infill: 20%
Recomended layer height: 0.2mm
Support was set automatically by the program

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Non-printed parts


Made by himoto for cars in scale 1:10
Product code: HM02002                          Get it on ebay


Rocking arm screw

2mm nail 35-40mm long. It is glued to the chassis

rocking arm


Fastrax scale1:10 Tyre diameter is: 65 mm
Product number: FAST0078GM              Get it on ebay

model factory

Ball cups for steering

Manufacturer: Fastrax
Part number: FAST45BK                  Get it on ebay
4.8mm ball + cup set with 3mm screw thread.

ball cups


Manufacturer: Feetech
Part number: FS90R                                  Get it on ebay
micro continuos rotation servo


Wheel adapter

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part number: 53056                                  Get it on ebay

wheel adaptor set

Rear Drive Shaft

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part number: 51216 TA05                        Get it on ebay
A front drive shaft shortened by 8mm

Rear drive shaft

Flange lock nut

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part number: 53024                                  Get it on ebay
4mm aluminium

Flange lock

Differential bevel gear set

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part number: 50602                                  Get it on ebay

bevel gear set

TG10 Wheel Axle 2 pcs

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Product number: 50823                            Get it on ebay


U profile trails 2 pc

8×10 mm from hardware store
chassis basin                                               in OBI stores

u profile

Touring car hard joint cup set

Manufacturer: Tamiya
Part number: 53218                                  Get it on ebay

model factory 33


 Voltage: 7.2 – 7.4V ///  55T, ~ 9000 rpm

Electric Motor

Motor groove bearing 2 pcs

Manufacturer: ?
Product number: 685ZZ                             Get it on ebay
Bearing for gearbox

Ceramic bearing 2 pcs

Manufacturer: Acer
Product number: MR104                           Get it on ebay
Front wheel bearing


3D Printed base painted Brown, then plastic from Stationery Store glued at the edges to it

Cross fastener

D6mm tube from harware store

fastening tube

Assembly VIDEO

This video is for v.2.0, but the majority of the constituent elements are the same so could easily see how to assemble v.1.0 Ford MUSTANG’67

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