Rc it’s been raining here for like three days straight now. Obviously that is not good conditions to do much of anything outside rc related, but you know we do have a little project here. That is really nice to play around with inside on days like today. You might remember, i think, the last time i made a video on this truck. We uh built some ramps and tested out those ramps, but those ramps are getting a little boring. I need some more so i cut out some stuff today and we’re going to make probably two more ramps today, we’re going to start with this small one first and then i think we’re going to make a backflip ramp as well. I went ahead and cut these parts out of the white foam board the same stuff as last time, and i also had these cardboard tubes that i cut to length for the face of the ramps to get this light curve in it. I score the back of the foam board and then it can bend and form nicely. I know last time i didn’t really go over well how i made them. I just kind of described it so today, i’m actually going to make them on camera. Ideally, i use hot glue again, but i still haven’t gotten out to get some hot glue so i’m, just gon na go ahead and use ca, glue again. It’Ll work: fine i’m gon na tape, the edges again just like on the last ones, so that’ll hold it as well, so without further ado let’s get into it.
So, first off i tried getting these as symmetrical as possible, but they ended up being a little off. So if you were to make some ramps like this, make sure you get them as symmetrical as possible or you make sure when you put them together, you line them up where the same sides are facing each other. If that makes sense, i’m going to go ahead and start with the middle tube here, just gon na kind of act like crushed cars when in the full scale monster jam when they have crushed cars on a ramp, i’m gon na use the tubes. As my crush cars so basically i’m just going to take a little bit of glue put on the inside here and i’ll. Take my tube and press it into place, and then just so i don’t have to wait long. I have the kicker here: that’ll set that glue really quickly. I also just like to come in and fill the cracks on the inside just a little bit and then we’ll do the same thing on the other side, trying to make sure the ramp is as square as possible. The best way to do that is to have your faces cut out already, and you can line the face up inside of it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it’s nice to have it as close as possible. Well, as i’m doing this, when i add the other tubes and the faces it’ll solidify it a little more but right now, i want to make sure it’s as flat as possible.
So we got the center tubing i’m just going to go in and add the other. Two now the same exactly so now i can do the same thing to the other face on this side, and then we can come back with the tape and finish it off and now to tape the seams. I use black duct tape. What i do is stretch out a piece, and then i cut it in half long ways it doesn’t have to be perfectly in half what i’ll do is use the natural edge and put that edge on the inside of the ramp. You can run it down like that and then just take my x acto knife and cut it and then just form it along the edge and roll it over. Obviously, it won’t look perfect, but it’ll just clean up the edges a little bit and hide the seams. Now for the transition between pieces or the transition between the foam board and the cardboard tube, i use a straight piece of tape. I try to line it up as straight as i can just press it down in place. I do want to apologize if i seem like i’m talking kind of low. I don’t know exactly why, but for some reason, when i’m talking, while i’m working like this, i kind of whisper. Most of my videos are voice overs, so you don’t really have that problem. Today, i wanted to try something a little different and just talk through it and i’m noticing that i talk kind of quietly as i’m working, so if it is kind of low i apologize for that.
So this ramp is done now and it’s ready to test out. But i’m going to go ahead and make a backflip ramp as well before we start testing them up now i have both ramps done. Just like. I said we have the what i’m calling the crush car ramp here. It’S kind of like a racing ramp with the crush cars go over obviously, and then i threw together this backflip ramp it’ll go against the wall like you saw against there. I completely guessed on the angle and the size and all of the dimensions on this, but the idea is just like the real ramps. The truck will come up and backflip there’s only one real way to find out, though Music Applause, foreign, Music, Music, uh, Music, Music. Oh Music, hmm, Music Applause, Music Applause, Music – both of these ramps seem to work out really well. I was really impressed with how well the crush car ramp as i’m, calling it worked. It had some very nice lift coming off of the ramp from both sides, and it worked really well. The backflip ramp also worked really well, it seems like i got it right, it’s able to perform a backflip when the truck hits it right, but it’s also not just an automatic backflip. You really have to hit it just right and give it the right amount of throttle just like a real truck, which is what i’m, after these two ramps, make really good additions to the other ramps i have so far, and i feel like i’m developing a nice Little course, and can get a good little rhythm, going on i’m sure you saw the body pop off on a couple of those jumps and then, when i changed out the battery packs, i actually left the body off completely fine.
The weight of the the body definitely hinders the truck a little bit as cool as it looks like this. The weight definitely messes with it. A little finding or making a body to 3d print is still on the list of projects that i have, but i haven’t found the perfect thing yet so we’ll just have to watch out for that. I just wanted to put that out there in case any of you were building these and wanting to put a 3d printed body on it. I hope those of you that have started building your own are having a blast with them. I know i’m still having a lot of fun with this thing, like i said, been raining the past couple days, and this gave me something to do. Thank you so much for all the support on this project. For those of you that haven’t started your own build yet and are interested in it, i’ll leave a link to the files in the description below, but i think that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the video leave a like if you did make sure to subscribe, if you haven’t already and click on that bell icon to get notified.