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Old 09-13-2007, 10:01 AM   #31
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rallyebmx- sorry but there are no plans for other manufacturers at this time.
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As everyone knows, the 8 is very sensitive to droop settings. Will this new chassis have metal inserts to prevent excessive wear of the CF from the droop screws?
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satoch- the 2nd generation prototype will have replacable inserts in the droop screw area front & rear.
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The Idea is good but what is the cost in dollars?
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We are in the very early stages of testing these prototypes, we have no pricing at this time.
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You might also want to partner with that company that makes adhesive Lexan diecut protective sheets for the chassis bottom.
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satoch- what company are you referring too?

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What is the minimum weight for 1/8th Scale (IFMAR) according to the rules? I have no clue...

Does someone know off the top of their head?

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I know ROAR is 3200 grams or 7.054 pounds, I think IFMAR is the same but not positive.
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I don't recall. Frankly it would be easier to do it yourself. I used to sell these types of diecut Lexan parts. You could even have them subsurface printed with cool graphics on them like the bottom of skateboards. PM me if interested.
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hey Robert,
check your inbox of your email and on here please and then get back to me! thanks!
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #42
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lanerbrainer205- you got mail.

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I'm really digging the new chassis; the cut-out for the engine mounting plate seems like a really good way of dealing with any potential heat issues. Also, I'm sure that a variant sans the engine cut-out would appease the electric conversion crowd. Looks like a winner to me!

Quick suggestion: I realise that it's a bit problematic to cut, but assuming that it's not too cost-prohibitive, some skid plates could also be made out of 2 layers of laminated kevlar, which is fantastic for abraision resistance. On the other hand, you could go in the complete opposite direction and make skidplates out of steel to help bring the CG back down.

Either way, I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:51 PM   #44
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Captain America- thanks for the input, we are already in the process of making the 2nd generation prototype and we can make the skid plates out of just about anything we want, and yes we have thought about steel, aluminum, carbon, kevlar, UHMW, Delrin jabrock, tungsten, etc. etc.

We are looking at making and engine cut out blank for the electric conversion inthusiasts.

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Why make an engine cutout blank for the electric conversions? Just skip that step of the manufacturing process and dont cut out anything. I'll be happy to beta test anything you want for an EL8
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