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Old 10-15-2007, 07:44 PM   #16
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What evidence would you provide in support of your claim?

FYI, Formula 1 teams have been using carbon-fiber suspension blades with built-in flex points in stead of mechanical hinge joints for several years now. You would do better to do your research before making such claims.
I would tend to belive the carbon on a F1 is not the same layup as my wing wich is chipping apart. It has not lasted as long as Toys R US plastic.
That is were my claim cones from.
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I would tend to belive the carbon on a F1 is not the same layup as my wing wich is chipping apart.
...is that the Vantage one?
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:21 PM   #18
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"I would tend to belive the carbon on a F1 is not the same layup as my wing wich is chipping apart."

The principal of epoxy with woven carbon-fiber reinforcement is the same, be it in recreational use, aerospace or Formula 1. I explained the intricacies of different weaves above, if you would care to read that post. Regardless of the weave or number of plies, carbon-fiber is well known for its poor resistance to abraision. Perhaps if your car spent less time upside down the wing might stand more of a chance?

"It has not lasted as long as Toys R US plastic."

You're speaking from experience, I suppose? I've never felt compelled to use Toys R Us parts on any of my vehicles, so I can't comment.

"That is were my claim cones from."

Well so long as your claim cones from something. I prefer my cones topped with ice cream.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:54 AM   #19
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...is that the Vantage one?
Yes, and i do not have a prob with the wing but once it got a chip it just keeps loosing chips off it.
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"I would tend to belive the carbon on a F1 is not the same layup as my wing wich is chipping apart."

The principal of epoxy with woven carbon-fiber reinforcement is the same, be it in recreational use, aerospace or Formula 1. I explained the intricacies of different weaves above, if you would care to read that post. Regardless of the weave or number of plies, carbon-fiber is well known for its poor resistance to abraision. Perhaps if your car spent less time upside down the wing might stand more of a chance?

"It has not lasted as long as Toys R US plastic."

You're speaking from experience, I suppose? I've never felt compelled to use Toys R Us parts on any of my vehicles, so I can't comment.

"That is were my claim cones from."

Well so long as your claim cones from something. I prefer my cones topped with ice cream.
Testy Testy, put the dictionary away, and i think your stock in carbon is safe.
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Yes, and i do not have a prob with the wing but once it got a chip it just keeps loosing chips off it.
Have you tried "sealing" the edges with CA glue? I wondered how well those wings would stand up
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Danta daaa!!!!!!!!!!!! Captian America to the rescueeasy he was just making a statement to carbin shock towers I would like to keep my alum. ones so when they bend I can wack them with my hammer and fix themand good as new lets race
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This guy is just trying to show whaht he knows. He may be right, but F1 technology doenst necesseraly(sp?) aply to our RC cars. We are eons behind, mainly because of cost.
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I like Toys-R-Us the have alot of S@%* to look at I get lost in their for hoursafter all im still a big kid now
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