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Old 02-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #46
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Haha, nice...

I like the sad/mean looking face on the front shock tower .
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Haha, nice...

I like the sad/mean looking face on the front shock tower .
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If you're interested, the for-sale thread is here:

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:45 AM   #50
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Tom!

Looks like things are going good for you man. Congrats on the new business. Hell, if I still had my DF-03, I'd hit you up for some proper rear braces.

I hope you have something in the works for that (even if I don't have the car anymore). I consider you to be one of the first folks to really adore the DF-03, and I had fun building mine up to full spec for the ultimate DF-03. It's just too bad the rear diff case didn't hold up very well to abuse. Since I know you had that issue too, it'd be nice to know you had something in the works to address it.

Either way, I wish you the best of luck man.



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are you making a website? i like local businesses that make parts we want.

Maybe do something to fix the snapping chassis on sc10. something that isnt made of steel and hits the ground earlier than normal

Your partner didnt go for PE? but who will design our bridges now? (i go cal poly, im seeing our next generation of engineers... )
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #52
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Paulie: Thank you so much for your kind words... I hope things are going well for you in Japan. If you're ever in Tokyo, I owe you a drink, we'll go to a nice spot somewhere in Ropongi and drink up. I'm projecting to be in Japan around April...

z50: I haven't hosted my site yet, I need to see if all goes well before I host up some products. Seeing as how you're a local guy, let's meet up at WCRC, I would love to meet you up and see what's needed out there. The SC10 does indeed have a problem with the front-end snapping. I was one of the first to adopt Cuda's chassi brace up in the front, but now that I'm a manufacturer, I'm cooking something up for the SC10 as well as the Blitz. Stay tuned in this thread for some future releases on these two platforms. I've definitely been observing, and aside from the Slash 2wd and 4wd, I've been looking at these two other platforms...

What I'm working on right now, I can only hint at saying that the powerplant, i.e. motor, will be a lot "cooler" after this product...
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I have been thinking a lot about the snapping sc10 chassis. i wrote this in another thread and someone commented that it seems like it may be the problem.

The high front bumper hits a wall and it becomes the axis for torque in the system. almost all mass on the truck sits below this except the top of the shocks and the body mounts. i believe a second inflection point occurs somewhere on the bottom of the chassis near the rear of the battery tray. the center of the chassis bends with a concave up and enough bend snaps the chassis between this rear inflection point and the inflection point of the bumper. thats what i see. if you know what any of that means
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You talking about the region where the rear T-Plat bolts onto right? Even though it's braced, there's quite a bit of a moment-arm there if you add everything else that bolts onto that T-plate...
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You talking about the region where the rear T-Plat bolts onto right? Even though it's braced, there's quite a bit of a moment-arm there if you add everything else that bolts onto that T-plate...
i dont mean that the area back there is bending. that is near to not bending actually, because it is near to the inflection point. read below. maybe this will help

think of a chassis. hold the nose in right hand, the tail in the left hand. now move the chassis like it is going over slow rollers. somewhere near the middle of the car there is an inflection point (or axis) that the rest of the chassis is turning around. When you hit a wall this axis moves to the front bumper. When the mass of the rest of the truck wants to keep moving forward, and because it is almost all below the bumper (new axis), the chassis wants to drop. now everything on the truck sits above the floor of the chassis. the battery is quite high off the floor, esc, servo, etc. these items have mass as stated before, and they still want to move forward. The forward momentum of this mass will bend the chassis with concave up of the chassis floor, by way of making another inflection point near the back of the battery tray.

this bend is what snaps the week neck of the chassis. notice this weak area is near the midpoint between the two axis talked about above.

note that the chassis will drop because the result is the mass of the motor, battery, esc, etc moving forward a very small amount, and because they have momentum they want to move forward. this also applies to the

note2, this is just what I believe is happening. based on what i have learned in my physics and math classes
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I really appreciate the insight. I never thought of it that way. I think with the longer chassis, this would exacerbate it...

Currently, I am debating with my partner to figure out which platform to make parts for next...

Kinda at a loss of whether to tackle some of the problems found in SC10, Blitz, RB5/RT5/Ultima SC, or the Slash 2wd/4wd...
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:39 AM   #57
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One thing I wanted to add. These shock towers are beefed up around the mounting points if you do a 1:1 comparison against the stock CF towers...

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Old 03-02-2010, 12:07 PM   #58
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Got my towers in today. They have a good look to them. I will be putting them through their paces, and let you know how they do. We have a club race in a week or so, and then a larger race the last weekend of the month.
Looking forward to seeing what else you come out with.

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Hey all! I'm off to the RCX 2010 show at the Pomona Fairplex. If you're going, maybe we'll bump into each other. I'll be wearing a red polo shirt, hope to see some of you there!
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I was there from 10-3 or so. was a fun event
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