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Today’s Ebay Item

missle tracker

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Quadcopter FPV

Quadcopter FPV
Amazing remote first person view piloting.

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

Helmets

retro vintage motorcycle helmets Pictures of boxes full of sweet vintage motorcycle helmets

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!




1:3 Scale Ferrari 312

ferarri 312

I‘m still trying to digest this one.

Master model builder Pierre Scerri spent 20,000 hours building this 1:3 scale replica of a Ferarri 312 race car. I don’t mean just a nice model car, but an exact functioning replica of the real thing, in miniature.

ferarri 312

ferarri 312

ferarri 312

From Fine Art Models:

This 1:3 scale marvel is the real thing in every sense, from its operating 12-cylinder engine to the exact scale operating Ferrari gauges which are calibrated precisely to indicate rpm, oil pressure, water temperature and oil temperature.

It took Pierre 15 years and more than 20,000 hours to build this car. He learned to make glass so he could make the exact pattern lens for the operating headlights. He learned to make rubber so he could mold his own tires. His computer mainframe design background with the French telecommunications system allowed him to duplicate the Ferrari electronics system in exact miniature. It also provided him with the understanding needed to make a 1/3 scale operating fuel injection system identical to that in the full-size Ferrari.

9 Responses to “1:3 Scale Ferrari 312”


  1. Scott Says:

    That’s extraordinarily cool. But all the same, I wonder why he didn’t spend those 20,000 hours to just go ahead and build it full scale so he could, you know, drive it.

  2. Robert Says:

    Can a midget drive it?

  3. jonnyc Says:

    I seem to recall seeing this on one of Jeremy Clarkson’s programs – the guy started it up, revved it, put it in gear(!) and the wheels turned. The darned thing actually sounded like a ferrari too. Astounding!

  4. nathan Says:

    That’s a lot like these:
    http://www.conleyprecision.com/
    They’ve been showing those at RC swap meets for some time, they’re incredibly cool.
    That Ferrari takes it to a whole new level though.

  5. bob Says:

    Scott …. you and I, we think alike.

  6. Charlie Says:

    It’s pretty cool. Too bad that is the ugliest Ferrari I have ever seen

  7. Curt Says:

    A full-scale version would be too easy! Most/many of the parts would be available off the shelf. Video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA

  8. Godzealer Says:

    To make a 1/3 scale car is cool, To make it an exact replica motor and all and take 15 years to do it, and then not even make it remote control, absolutely insane. I’ve used an old kids ride in 4X4 and a scooter motor with wheelbarrow wheels and remote control, absolute fun in 2 years.

  9. Godzealer Says:

    To make a 1/3 scale car is cool, To make it an exact replica motor and all and take 15 years to do it, and then not even make it remote control, absolutely insane. I’ve used an old kids ride in 4X4 and a scooter motor with wheelbarrow wheels and remote control, absolute fun in 2 years.