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Old 11-04-2006, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hi all! I'm new here to this forum board, I my from spring hill , fla. My main R/C intrest are making chassis' for E Traxxas stampedes and rustlers out of lexan! here some pic's of my work! Chris
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how much do those chassis weigh? they look awsome. and if they are any lighter then graphite and carbon fiber then i would buy one if you could make it for my street car. i could send you the original chassis.
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how much do those chassis weigh? they look awsome. and if they are any lighter then graphite and carbon fiber then i would buy one if you could make it for my street car. i could send you the original chassis.
Not sure how much the thing weighs? I build my chassis' to bash and not to win races. So weight doesn't matter that much strength does! But just from a guess-t-mate I would say the same or just slightly lighter than stock!
The look of the lexan is cool But if you race it's not for you bashing is a nother word As for customing you one up, I get lots of requests, but no way to mass produce anything thus not worth while. I get tons of request for shock towers! thats the biggest intrest rusty/pede owners ask for.........Chris
Hey any other rusty/ pede owners out there! wana bash/race?
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you say its for bashing. and its made for strength. but i want something strong. and it doesnt have to be so thick for a street car. its all good though. i saw it and thought it was cool so i thought i might see if i could buy a chassis. great work though. looks slick.
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As far as I can remember lexan is nice lookin but can't stand to the abuse in racing or bashing. If hit in the corners it cracks and shatters very easily. Special attention should be taken on all corners and edges to try and prevent the disintergrating of the lexan parts. Lexan is something that would give a car a awsome appearance. The down side is, that it's very heavy compared to other materials available. Aluminum or graphite are much lighter and stronger for the same size piece of lexan. Just my opinion because I've tried and worked with lexan before.
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Those look kinda cool.

You may not have have heard of this fancy new thing they call the..."radius". If you use them on the corners your parts will be stronger.

They are kinda cool though.
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As far as I can remember lexan is nice lookin but can't stand to the abuse in racing or bashing. If hit in the corners it cracks and shatters very easily. Special attention should be taken on all corners and edges to try and prevent the disintergrating of the lexan parts. Lexan is something that would give a car a awsome appearance. The down side is, that it's very heavy compared to other materials available. Aluminum or graphite are much lighter and stronger for the same size piece of lexan. Just my opinion because I've tried and worked with lexan before.
Opinion duelly noted! Only problem i have encounter with lexan is that it's very flexable if not braced well, as for tough, Only had one chassis fail, but that was my bad in a design problem, it's has been long fixed and yet to have the same failure. Yes there is lighter matterials but lexan is way easier to work with for me! As for abuse, I'm evil to my trucks ! once in a while I go to B&B to run and I have raced once there as well, with these chassis never failed at the track either. CF or Alum would and does make a neat chassis matterials, but I wanted to diffrent JMHO from one who continues to use it They are diffrent to say th least!
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Those look kinda cool.

You may not have have heard of this fancy new thing they call the..."radius". If you use them on the corners your parts will be stronger.

They are kinda cool though.
Hey Joe, I'm not stupid I don't want a flame war on my first few posts here! and yes, I have heard of "radius" and yes I know they make things stonger. But to KISS I left them out to speed building time and so far has not been needed.
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