Remote controlled whipper snipper car - help : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

Hi all, just wondering if anyone can give me any information on how i would go about in building a whipper snipper engine powered remote controlled car..

Things like, do i need a gear box? Is one gear enough for take off and speed? Am i gona be able to find large enough servo's to use for stearing? How do i decide the measurement or the car? Will i be able to get enough torque to do burnouts and dougnuts with it? Stuff like that and anything i might not have thought about already, sites links ect.


-- Maximus Decimus Meridius (, October 26, 2004


a whipper snipper is australian for weed wacker btw. cheers, please send me some plans soooooooon.

-- max (, November 02, 2004.

A weedwacker engine will be enough or too much power for a remote controlled car. I would just go with a model plane engine. A single gear is fine with a centrifugal clutch.

-- nick (, November 28, 2004.

a whippersnipper motor would be damn fine for an RC car for burnouts, as long as it was front mounted with chain driven rear axle.

-- (, December 14, 2004.

hey this aint an answer but a responce, the whipper snipper engine in a rc car is wot i wanna do also, and i was also thinking mayb a 100 cc motorbike engine with a centrifical clutch, my car wont be fancy with suspension more for road and dirt, but if anyone has plans or an idea please email me

-- mick (, January 10, 2005.

I am only 15 but am trying to build exactly the same thing. I have a 31cc ryobi petrol line trimmer and have worked out that it will easily have enough power. I am using the same centrifugal clutch that was on it and a chain reduction of 1:4. I am still working on the steering and think that you will need a bigger servo, but my dad thinks a standard futaba will be fine. I am also building a scooter with a victa 160cc on it and have designs for a "2 whippy motor tank" one for each track. If anyone has any more suggestions please inform me. Note: I have a habit of starting and never finishing projects. Cheers

-- Daniel Basil (, February 03, 2005.

hey, I was wondering how to combine my normal battery powered rc, with a whipper snipper engine, I would like some information to get started on it

-- Mike Smith (, February 08, 2005.

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