3D-PRINTED LE MANS HERO
BRETT TURNAGE MORENO VALLEY, CA
Brett has a knack for Cad-designed, 3D-printed RC vehicles. He is justifiably proud of his re-creation of Mazda’s historic Le Mans–winning 1991 Mazda 787B. Brett tells us he designed it in Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D-printed it himself, rounding it out with off-the-shelf parts from TQ RC Racing. The chassis has a Panhard-style rear end with a Tamiya F104–style front suspension, so it utilizes motor mounts, rear axle/ drive gear, front uprights, and front springs, all from the F104. The front shocks are 55mm pieces from 3Racing. It uses an Exotek spur gear and a Xenon Racing pinion gear. The rolling stock are two-piece 3D-printed rims with Protoform VTA 26mm front and 31mm rear tires. The power system is a 21.5T motor with a 2200mah Lipo battery, both from Turnigy. The body is made up of multiple parts 3D-printed out of 3D Solutech PLA filament that are then bolted together. Brett re-created the open ducts, louvers, vents, and scale exhaust pipes on each side. The windshield was sourced from a Lexan body and bolted into the windshield frame. He also added a Onkuey light kit and stickers from a Tamiya 787B kit snagged off ebay. Brett decided to make his design open source so that anyone who wants to can print for themselves from Pinshape or other 3D-printing depositories.