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Old 05-02-2007, 02:09 AM   #2071
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MR JOLLY: My board is just 10mm carbon fiber, Craigs board looks nicer and is a lot lighter too.
10mm! Must cost more than a whole TC5!!!
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:53 AM   #2072
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whats with the ackerman mod on the steering blocks????
I 2nd that question..and as far as the little (waht looks like) CF, looks like the steering blocks are different all together.

http://data4.blog.de/media/895/1472895_7b1d8c2bca_l.jpg

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The first photo that you posted is the original TC4 steering knuckles. They had the extensions made to simulate the different ackerman positions. The second photo is the production pieces that are the result of the testing.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:15 AM   #2074
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I 2nd that question..and as far as the little (waht looks like) CF, looks like the steering blocks are different all together.

http://data4.blog.de/media/895/1472895_7b1d8c2bca_l.jpg

compared to:

http://data1.blog.de/media/003/1424003_7e7a917c26_o.jpg
The steering blocks on my car are the TC4 blocks. The graphite parts help move the holes to where they are on the production parts, which you can see on Craigs car. Like I mentioned before we didnt have enough of the production parts yet so some of us used the prototype parts. The geometry on the parts is the same, they just look a bit different.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:17 AM   #2075
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Juho what effect is had when you run the outside hole on the steering block as both yourself and craig did at this race. I have never tried the outside hole. Is it something you guys run normaly with rubber tires ?
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:49 AM   #2076
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Juho...Why the o-rings under the rear screws for the top-deck; more flex or tweak issue?
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:17 AM   #2077
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wallstreet: The outside hole gives less ackermann. I normally run with very little ackermann. Its the same effect as moving the inside ballstud forward. It normally makes your car more aggressive and gives you more steering.

sliprip: The O-rings are for more flex.
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juho in talking with paul lemieux at a race at his home track right before he left for the lrp masters he said the traction we were racing on was twice as high as it would be at the lrp race and that was the reason he didnt run cause any type of setup testing wouldnt be worth it cause the track at masters would be much lower. Now the question i have is would running the outside hole be way to much of an agressive change for here in the states if even what we think is low traction is really high traction for you guys.

Sorry for all the questions just trying to learn some stuff.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:22 AM   #2079
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craig got he`s done by Fibrelyte in the UK
pure honeycomb Carbon board
main reason for craig was weight when flying out to meets

Juho might have the same not sure
I contacted Fibre Lyte because I really wanted to get one.....120-160.

It's carbon fibre laminated onto foam core.

I'm not so keen on them now
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Wallstreet- I don't think Juho has ever raced with the high traction over here on rubber tires before, I think just foam. If you are referring to the ackerman specifically on the TC5, it should still be OK on rubber tires here. I am pretty sure I used the outside hole at the snowbirds in the rubber tire class. If yu feel like it makes the car to twichy and aggressive, use the inside hole on the rear A arm to smooth it back out and hook the car up. I was so amazed how one change like that made the car like night and day. Changing shock location on the arm made worlds of difference when compared to changing one hole on the tower.
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I contacted Fibre Lyte because I really wanted to get one.....120-160.

It's carbon fibre laminated onto foam core.

I'm not so keen on them now
Here is one that is a little cheaper than that. http://www.robotmarketplace.com/mark...rbonfiber.html

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I contacted Fibre Lyte because I really wanted to get one.....120-160.

It's carbon fibre laminated onto foam core.

I'm not so keen on them now
Craig did say it was expensive ,but didn`t metioned any price

looks swish though
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Here is one that is a little cheaper than that. http://www.robotmarketplace.com/mark...rbonfiber.html

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the 11x16 inch looks promising for $125.00

my McMoney board is 12x18 inch
custom made 12x12 is $100.00 very nice price
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #2084
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CML have said (been told by AE) mid -end on May for delivery in UK
300.00 smacker roons (hope fully it won`t come with RP30 pre glue's either
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I was looking at those kind of sizes myself.

I'm not sure if it's just the picture they have on the website, or whether that is an actual product example, but are we right in assuming the edges wouldn't look like that? As that wouldn't look uber cool on anyone's pit table!

I managed to bow my 12mm thick plexi glass set up board hence looking at 'stiffer' alternatives! Well it certainly tells me my chassis is tweaked alright
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