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Old 02-16-2018, 01:26 AM
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Part of the big issue is that everything is transversly in the centre, but laterally its a long way from it. Means that the car struggles to start and stop turning (think the previous long bar description.. hard to spin a long bar, than a square plate of the same weight).

Centralised weight is good.. but it needs to be centralised both transversely and laterally.

Throw in the other issuses with the car (super short arms, no gear diff, flex points) and it basically ran its course...
I think the term you are looking for is ''polar moment of inertia''.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:51 AM
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So here is my update in which I considered some of the suggestions being made. I especially made sure that the battery stayed on its side so that the front belt does not need to run below the motor. Feel free to comment again yet in this case there already is a prototype on its way.

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Old 09-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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Any new update on it? I always enjoy seeing different stuff in the hobby like this.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:32 PM
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Any new update on it? I always enjoy seeing different stuff in the hobby like this.
I raced the car for these years' club races and was very pleased with the performance. Especially the suspension worked exceptionally well. The only issues I had was that the motor moved twice in hard crashes. In both cases the pinion killed the main gear before the end of the race :-(

For "real" pictures see the Gizmo GZ2 thread #440. For next year I plan only some minor changes. But besides that I also have some ideas in mind that put the battery into the middle of the car without having to run the belt through the chassis. But that will probably not happen before 2020 :-)

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I would like to see the potential of the shorty further exploited. The amount of extra space on the chassis can for example be used for laid down shocks... This thing is ready and running but also not for the masses. Too many solutions are designed according to my personal preferences regarding electronics, gearing, etc.

That looks great, are they shapeways plastic?
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Yes, I ordered all the plastic parts through shapeways. So far very good quality and very competitive prices.

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Looks pretty awesome! I like the laydown shocks for sure.
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