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Balloon Bugatti Type 35

by Sisyphus, published

Balloon Bugatti Type 35 by Sisyphus Feb 3, 2013

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Another balloon car. Loosely modelled on a Bugatti Type 35 first made in 1924 which won over 1,000 races. After 35 versions it last rolled off the production line in 1931. The T35 was the only automobile of its time that could be driven both on the road and in races.
For the tech heads:
Engine 8-cylinder in-line engine, 3 valve/cylinder, overhead camshafts
Cubic capacity/bore [cm³/mm] 199/60 x 88
Carburetor 2 Solex
Power [HP at revolutions/min] 90 at 5500
Forward gears 4
Tire size 710 x 90
Weight [kilograms] approx. 750


There are 4 STL files. 3 are for printing. The assemble.stl is the completed print just for reference. I have replaced the original body with a solid body.
The body is scaled to 90% of max size of Replicator 2. If it was scaled down a bit so you could print all the parts in one go. The only reason the wheels and hubs are printed seperately are because I wanted them in different colours.
The hubs are a press fit onto the end of the axles. I used a dab of polystyrene cement to fix them semi-permanently. The wheels and hubs will require a bit of a ream to fit.
I am printing this as we speak. If any problems I will update.
BTW> made in 3dsMax. if anyone wants the model in any other file format I will be happy to provide.

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