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Old 04-02-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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One of the weak points of the Fusion is the battery trays.
I want to see if there is a market for aluminum trays.I machined these at work and was wonderind if any Caster owners(or any 8th scale ) would be interested in them.Have not really thought about a price but would expect around $35 0r $40.Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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very nice, what is the weight, compared to the stock trays?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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I have not put them on a scale yet but they are going to be slightly heavier than the stock trays.
The aluminum trays have a thicker base to screw in to so there is a little more material to these trays versus the stock plastic ones.
I will find out the exact weight in the next couple days or so.
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Thanks, looks nice, do you have the program on a disk or are they hand made?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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I made these by hand.If there is any interest in them I will write a program and make them on the Mazak.
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Excellent work man! I hope when you do make and sell them, you'll include the velcro straps too.
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I posted a link on www.casterracingusa.com in the forum section
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Thanks
The straps are from Axial,I bought them at hobbytown.I will look in to including them with the trays if that is what people want.

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Cool! BTW, are you still using the 3mm countersunk screws to mount the aluminum battery trays you made?
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Cool! BTW, are you still using the 3mm countersunk screws to mount the aluminum battery trays you made?
Yes, still using the 3mm screws.I left the bottom of the tray thicker so there is the option of using a longer screw if you want.The tray is very solid using the 3mm screws that come with the buggy.
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Yes, still using the 3mm screws.I left the bottom of the tray thicker so there is the option of using a longer screw if you want.The tray is very solid using the 3mm screws that come with the buggy.
Nice work man. I spoke to Mike about and is interested. We were thinking they would not be machined but I guess we were wrong. Alot nicer than I thought it would be!
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Pretty nice Better put a patent on it
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That's great to hear! Put me down for a set when you're done doing the math on cost and everything....Thanks for doing this for us Caster owners.....
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That's great to hear! Put me down for a set when you're done doing the math on cost and everything....Thanks for doing this for us Caster owners.....
Will do.
I am going to take the buggy to the track on Sat and make sure they hold up to the abuse.
I will try to get a few sets made in the next week or so.I will update this thread.Thanks
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nice work ill give you a call later in the afternoon so we can meet up those trays look great
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