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What a great project! One tip I would add having a lot of Ring camera experience. I would take the camera to the install location and test that the camera works in the location you have chosen. You need to make sure you have wifi signal and not a lot of bandwidth drop at the mounting location. The further you mount from your router, the less bandwidth you have. Just make sure you can get a good pic at the mounting location. You can also pull up a browsr on your phone, and go to bandwidthplace dot com. Do a speed test at the mounting poiint. Ring states that you need to have at least 1mbps at the mounting point, but a minimum of 2 works best imo.
I for one love this build. These cars are poorly designed as someone else pointed out clearly. I even bought one with a plastic body and the kids still weren't strong enough to get it moving. I applaud you because nothing looks cooler than these old-style machines, and you made it more practical. Thanks for detailing your good work.
Your kid has a great dad! Hope he loves it.
A friend of mine builds these quite often. To get the taper look of the arms he uses baseball bats with the round "bump" sanded off. I like this way too. Have fun and watch Donny Yen films for inspiration.
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