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Old 02-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #31
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:57 PM   #32
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Beautiful machine work. Those chassis look amazing!

In defence of the 5mm chassis you could argue that a chassis from the Hb D8 is already 4mm thick, so adding 1mm might not have to much of an adverse effect (in terms of clearance and CoG). Also, consider the effects of something like a plastic skid plate on the rear of a normal chassis, which are in the 2mm thick range, so you create a 5mm thick chassis. With a skid plate the chassis isn't flat like this one is, so the skid could cause the bottom of the chassis to grab protrusions from the track surface. Furthermore the rear of the chassis could be built on a slight angle to increase clearance, or it could be left flat to increase lifespan of the chassis. It just so happens that at the Pattaya track where the worlds are going to be held this year might require a chassis like this. High strength and long wear look to be essential elements for the extreme track conditions drivers encountered there last weekend at the warm-up race.

On very high grip tracks this stiff chassis might work well. Also, removal of the chassis' plastic chassis braces could possibly regain some of the flex that has been lost.

The real problem I could see with the chassis would have to be cleaning it! That could take a long time once nitro gets spilt all over it.

This nice machining reminds me of the days of T-maxx racing when you could buy those beautifully machined lightweight chassis sets from companies like Dace (I think that was them).
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:28 PM   #33
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its the 1,000$ chassis plate ?
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LOL Did you see his other thread? You'll like it, it's engine related.
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LOL Did you see his other thread? You'll like it, it's engine related.
Yes I did and I would rather not comment

Check out reidrc.com (think that's it) , he talks about the negligible if any gains from testing done a while ago on the subject of the other thread
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Yes I did and I would rather not comment

Check out reidrc.com (think that's it) , he talks about the negligible if any gains from testing done a while ago on the subject of the other thread
May not "gain" anything in terms of peak power output; but rev rates between a plate cut log-truck rod and a profiled rod...in the same engine...there is a difference in feel Now; the material...haha...well yeah...I love Rich's story.

Rich is a funny funny guy though (in a good way).
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May not "gain" anything in terms of peak power output; but rev rates between a plate cut log-truck rod and a profiled rod...in the same engine...there is a difference in feel Now; the material...haha...well yeah...I love Rich's story.

Rich is a funny funny guy though (in a good way).
Ya, dremel this beeotches!! LOL

I can somehow manage very very precise cuts with a dremel lots o practice I guess

I cannot however mill down a piston is it necessary?
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