Honda RA 300 1967

An iconic formula one from 1967 season, features drives, steering and suspensions with custom wheel and stickers.

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Direct purchase of the instructions

Preview of the instructions at the end of the article. Presentation Video (YouTube).


Introduction

Honda is my favorite brand so far, I personally own a 91′ Civic EG6 and a 89′ 600 Transalp. I wanted for a while to recreate a Honda car. Adding to his that I wanted also to make a formula one but didn’t figure out with the old generation of panel, here is my version of the Honda RA 300 from 1967 season with new generation design, including custom wheels and stickers. By making this car, I wanted to make honor to its fantastic motor and car brand.

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Functionality

I have focused myself to design, in order to reproduce finely the bodywork of the car, that is why the functionality is quite simple, but they are :

  • Steering with a Servo-motor placed in the nose with steering wheel
  • Drives with double L-Motor place underneath the fake engine
  • Full suspension based on the original

The steering is operated by a servo-motor placed in the nose. The steering wheel is also connected to the steering use double 8 tooth gear (in order to reverse the clockwise) and 2 U-join to connect it to the steering wheel.

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The drive is operated by a double L-motor located underneath the fake engine. there are connected together with gearing and are connected to the differential with 12/20 gears which pass underneath the axle. The fake engine is driven at the same speed has the electrical motor.

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To finish with the suspension, there are the same as original. With double wishbone on the front and the rear. First on the front, the shock absorbers are located in the nose with inverted position. In order that when the upper wishbone is pressed, the shock absorbers is pushed from the top, the wishbone are in fact articulated on the center.

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Concerning the rear suspensions, it is based on the same design as the original. Basically with two wishbone with center hub. I have make many design for the hub, in order to reproduce finely the rear suspension. That is why I have use bend liftarm in dark bluish grey to reproduce the magnesium allow used in real car. It is also equipped with anti-roll bar.

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The Design

This is the heart of this creation, I have focused many hours to give it properly proportions, shape and color, by choosing the correct parts and color. It start with the nose, I have reproduced the global shape with plunging nose and refined at the end. The end shape of the nose which is red has required many work to the correct shape and layout of color. By using the bionicle tooth, I think I have succeeded to get the correct shape with shark shape.

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Then the lateral bodywork are composed of curved panels. But I have also reproduced the evasive shape at the end. That is why the starts of the panel behind the front suspension are less wide than the end shape close to the fake engine. Thank to connector and rubber liftarm which allows deformations.

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Then the back bodywork, the mechanical cathedral. Honda is well known for its motors, this car doesn’t break with. That is why I have tried to make the most details I can, with using stud parts, detailed engine, and exhaust pipes. I have ordered for that many black tube and Tree plant parts to joins them together and create the exhaust system. Then I have ordered some cones to make the fake gearbox at the end. I have tried to reproduce as possible as I can to shape and the original color. The engine is also decorated with 12 metallic silver air intake and a dark orange heat pad wing.

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To finish I have reproduced the cockpit with the seat with simulated round extruder by using technique which consist to not lock each part together to keep a small gap. The cockpit is also equipped with a dashboard with 5 dials and windscreen using a curved shaped windscreen and lateral glass. Note that the fake gearbox lever is not connected to a gearbox but to the battery box in order to switch on/off.

To finish with the global finishing thing, I have painted the front wheel because it doesn’t exist in this color. The rear wheels are only available in metallic silver color (and I also by the way expensive !), that is why I have painted the front wheels. And I have also made custom sticker, by using transparent self sticking sheep of paper which I have printed with the sticker (also made custom with editing software).

NEWS : JaapTechnic has developed custom pro-sheet of sticker for the honda, check my review here and the purchase page on its website here.

Conclusion

This creation is the most detailed I have made so far, including custom paint wheel and sticker, shape and color as the original, and detailed engine and bodywork. The playability is good with the 2 L-motor and it has a great impact for viewers regarding the shape, color and details.

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Videos and Pictures

The original one :

Purchasing the creations or the instructions

You can purchase either the whole creation on the website Buildamoc including the Lego genuine parts and building instructions in PDF, or just the building instructions on nico71.fr.

buildamoclogoWant to buy this creation ? The Honda RA300 has been indexed to Buildamoc and are for sale. The whole package included the Lego genuine parts, and the Pro rendering PDF building instructions.

 

 

Building Instructions

I have made the building instructions as a 126 pages PDF with photo sequence. Including Bil Of Material at the end.

Then I have contacting the excellent Thorsten Speltz who have already made some instructions for me including the Citroen or the Kinetic Sculpture. He has made an awesome work for the building instructions !

Therefore, I can propose you to version of the building instructions, A buying version with professional looking instructions made by Thorsten Speltz, and a free photo sequence instructions. Both will enable you to rebuild it, but buying the professional looking instructions is the best way to support my work  !

Want to check before if you can build the Honda RA 300  ? The Honda RA 300 has been indexed to Rebrickable.com, the website which matchs your parts with mocs !

Professional Looking Instructions

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You can buy the instructions with the following button for 10€. You can also buy other building instructions and get an automated discount. You will get 15% off for 2 PDF, and 20% off for 3 PDF on the total), available for all the instructions for sale on nico71.fr.

After your payment, you will be redirected to a page for downloading your instructions, and will receive also the link to download by email. Please check the spam box and be patient to receive it. If you have trouble to download your copy of the PDF after payment or open the document, do not make a paypal dispute, please contact me using the contact form. The link to download the instructions expires within 24h. Contact me if you have lost your instructions. Note that you can print it, but not copy or distribute. Thank you for supporting my work 🙂

Here is some preview of the building instructions :

Custom Sticker

Regarding the custom sticker, you can download the sheet here :HondaRA300 Sticker Sheep .pdf if you want to print here by yourself.

Or you can ordered a sheet of sticker from JaapTechnic which is very nice and much easy to do : check my review here and the purchase page on its website here.

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Photo Sequence Instructions

You can download it has a high definition PDF  :

Downloading the high definition PDF building instructions. Lego Honda RA 300 by  Nico71 – 33 mo, PDF

Or watch it online :

(20) Comments

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    Hallo Nico, ich habe dein Modell gebaut und ich liebe es. Der Honda steht in einer Vitrine in meinem Wohnzimmer neben Modellen von RoscoPC und ich freue mich jeden Tag aufs Neue, wenn ich sie sehe. Vielen Dank und vielleicht gibt es ja irgendwann einen weiteren F1 von dir…

    Just bought the instructions, the chassis and the exhaust of the honda is pretty similar to a Ferrari 312. I`ll start with the chassis and see if I turn it into a Ferrari instead.

    wonderful MOC had a lot of fun making this and the custom stickers makes it even more realistic. Thanks for the opportunity to make it!!

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    Difficult to say, try to buy some recente set whith white color to have somes parts, and then buy the resting part on bricklink like the wheel, tube, suspension element. Good luck !

    Hello Nico , great looking model .

    Im havent any lego to start this model , what is the best way to buy what is required ?

    Regards Brain

    You are extremely talented. As a Technic junkie, I am very impressed with your work. This Formula 1 Honda is just amazing. Two things I love the most – F1 and Lego.

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    Hi Nico,

    I purchased the plans and it turned out awesome – really great model. This got me into making many more classic F1 models.
    Can you forward me the stickersheet PDF or JPG via email? I can not find it anywhere..

    Thanks, Wilco

    Bonjour, Nico !
    Un grand bravo pour la qualité de vos réalisations ainsi que le partage de vos informations. A si les Danois pouvaient accorder un peu de confiance à un p’tit Français aussi génial que vous, je pense qu’ils exploseraient leur volume de vente. Si vous êtes aussi impliqué dans votre métier d’ingénieur, nul doute qu’une belle carrière vous attend. Au plaisir de se croiser peut être un jour dans votre belle région.

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    Magnifique ! Nul besoin d’être gros ou complexe. De loin la plus fine et la plus aboutie de tes réalisations. Mille fois bravo.

    Comme d’habitude, un travail magnifique et bien fouillé.
    Une fois de plus : Chapeau

    Hallo Nico
    Comme mon anglais est miserable je t’ecris en francais,
    felicitations pour le beau travail que tu fais, j’ai pratiquement fait tous tes Mocs. Tes instructions sont certes parmi les meilleures que l’on peut trouver, un grand merci de les mettre a notre disposition gratuitement
    A 70 ans cela fait travailler les méninges et la dextérité manuelle c’est ce qui nous garde jeune et les petits enfants peuvent jouer en apprenant. Ils viennent volontiers a l’atelier Lego de leur grand père.
    Amicalement Robert.

    Amazing !
    Have you ever thought to submit your model to Lego Ideas. I bet your car will get many votes including mine. Bravo

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