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Old 11-15-2001, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Composite Truck Bodies?

Hello All

I have just bought a losi XXXT to get back into the hobby. I use to race about 12 years ago and left to pursue R/C sailplane and electric pylon racing. I will still fly sailplanes on the weekends but the local track has races on tuesdays so now I'm back.

Anyway, I always hated lexan bodies. I have acquired a great many composite skills that are needed to stay competitive in R/C sailplanes. I want to apply it to the cars as well. Has anybody layed up a composite car body?

I plan to use the inside of a new lexan body as my mold. Not the best mold, but I should be able to get about a dozzen bodies before the lexan would deterioirate and I could buy another when it did. I have some kevlar lying around and will give it a try in a week or so. Kevlar is a great material that absorbs vibrations quite well. Any thoughts on this? Has anybody tried it and failed? If so I wont bother.

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Old 11-28-2001, 12:56 PM   #2
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Mark, interesting Idea. I think that Lexan is so inexpensive that bodies are just consumables like Tires are. I would like to see a composite body, just for the sheer cool factor.

When you finish the body, please shoot me a mail, or post the pics...

Good luck

Truck or Buggy bodies are probably the best application for your ideas, as they do not take the same abuse that touring car bodies do.
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Default Wanna see something neat? Carbon Fiber Body

There is a post on Maxxtraxx where some one made a carbon fiber body. It is professional and looks awesome. Said it was like $125 in materials.
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