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Old 01-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #16
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Count me in for $40 as well. PM me when it's ready and such.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:27 PM   #17
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Some one beat you to it.
Pit caddy
http://rcsurestart.com/
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:34 PM   #18
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i bet you could get away with thiner aluminum... say 0.090" thick
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:36 PM   #19
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Some one beat you to it.
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http://rcsurestart.com/
This one looks cool but i think Jonski looks better to carry around. I might take one also. Let me now when you have them ready.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #20
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handles=YEs..they have to be heavy duty tho, would be cheesy on first outing they rip off!! Will you be able to offer up colors now that bar has been set? , kinda sux as you came up with this, and than BLAM! u got a comp heater knock-off guy from the uk to contend with now...Your box is cleaner and im sure lighter tho :^)
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:35 AM   #21
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awesome idea,

count me in for the first 10 orders. you should also contact Chad from fastlane graphix send him a picture with dimensions and we will end up with an amazing wrap for this great pit pal.

if you need your 40 bucks now, send me your Paypal account.

if possible, try to make the straps removable.

great work again

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kinda sux as you came up with this, and than BLAM! u got a comp heater knock-off guy from the uk to contend with now...Your box is cleaner and im sure lighter tho :^)
He came up with this? I doubt it.....unless he's been developing it for a while in some top secret underground bumker.....and living in the dark!

John's been working on his version for a while now, and the "Pit Buddy" has been around for a few years.

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One of the draw backs for the Pit Buddy and Jonski's "idea" is they can end up being a bit long long...which can be a problem in some pitlanes....

And as for the "comp heater knock-off guy" comment.....Eric was probably the first to put heaters into some sort of proper production....yet, the idea was not new and the RC SureStart uses a different concept for preheating. This style of preheaters was also available in the UK a few years back....John has refinded it with his design and put it in to Production....

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He came up with this? I doubt it.....unless he's been developing it for a while in some top secret underground bumker.....and living in the dark!

John's been working on his version for a while now, and the "Pit Buddy" has been around for a few years.

Pit Buddy Link

One of the draw backs for the Pit Buddy and Jonski's "idea" is they can end up being a bit long long...which can be a problem in some pitlanes....

And as for the "comp heater knock-off guy" comment.....Eric was probably the first to put heaters into some sort of proper production....yet, the idea was not new and the RC SureStart uses a different concept for preheating. This style of preheaters was also available in the UK a few years back....John has refinded it with his design and put it in to Production....

You are correct, I did not come up with this idea completely. I have seen a few on the net, but nowhere in the states where you can buy one. I have seen some homemade jobs at the races and thought I could make a nice looking version of that. I am in no way saying I am the creator of this, just seeing if anyone wants to buy "my version" of this idea.

As for colors, that will be in the works. I am also looking into a bit thinner material as well, but I have some of the 1/8 already so I will use this up first.

I should be able to get some ready for monday shipping...I see I already have a few guys wanting one, so you are first on the list.

Thanks to everyone that has shown interest in this and I can't wait to get a few out there and get some feedback.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:42 AM   #24
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I have seen those pit buddies in European shops, but they are about 90-100euro. I can't remember which brand.

Those pit buddies look very nice and I'm sure they are cheaper than the other pit buddies you can find in the shops.
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You can try this material, I made a chassis out of it once. It has flex and can be bent or cut.

http://nudo.com/Sign-Panels/Functional/PolyMetal.aspx

Cheaper here

http://www.rjsign.com/Merchant2/merc...ory_Code=PMSHT
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:13 AM   #26
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I'd be interested in one my brother might be too. Let me know when you get a coupleof them ready.
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Hey I will still take one $40 is awesome and I will ask a few guys I know if they would like one thanks Just pm me your pay pal with shipping cost to 57401 Good luck have fun thanks
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #28
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I like it. I bet i know a few places who would be willing to buy a few to resell too!
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Really sweet. Id think 40 bucks is to cheap in this hobby lol. Im guessing you haven't played with yours much. But it seems like the screw drivers would rock around with the handle being high and fall out? Or is there a rubber gromet or something? Either way. I imagine you sell a ton!
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$40 is cheap, takes a little bit to make those, plus the cost of the aluminum and straps.

can you make 10 in 1 day? if so, then its worth it.
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