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Old 08-18-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy rc10gt chassis bending

when i bought my rc10gt the chassis was bent in the middle. the whole chassis just kinda curled a little bit, id say the front came up a total of about 2".

so, just last week i finshed fitting the car on to a new chassis, and today i installed a stock tuned pipe to replace the stinger 360. during the test run i hit a small bump and one of the zip ties holding the batteries on broke, and one of the batteries bounced out, sending the car running wild at full speed into a curb. as a whole the car survived pretty well, with the exception of the NEW chassis being bend in the exact manor as the first

is there an aftermarket chassis that wont curl, and if not, is there a way to keep the chassis from bending like that?

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Old 08-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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is there an aftermarket chassis that wont curl, and if not, is there a way to keep the chassis from bending like that?
Yes, Its called a throttle return spring. Runa spring from the throttle arm on the carb to another stationary object on the car (such as the motor mount) so that it has enough power to bring the throttle arm/servo back to idle. I think hardcore racing and new era make after marke chassis for the gt but they are $80-120 and they're not worth it. Losi sells a throttle return spring or you could use any spring with the right amount of tension or even a rubber band. Regular rubber bands will be destroyed by nitro fuel though, I think they sell some on ebay that are nitro resistant. Rubber bands are most often used with slide carbs and wrapped around the carb.
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excellent, my new chassis is ordered and will be here by the end of next week. in the mean time i think ill find me one of those springs.

thanks for the help!
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I save the money and make my own chassis' saves time and money, its not too hard to do. Just need a jigsaw a marker, a drill and some aluminium or Carbon Fiber
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woah i have a FULL workshop....

anyone know what the heat tolerances are on carbon fiber?

where do you get bulk aluminum?
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Is there a wheelie bar for stadium trucks;do i need a failsafe? i race my truck on the street and my battery box screws on
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ummm kinda random...

but ive never seen a stadium truck that NEEDED a wheelie bar. if your truck does wheelies when you dont want it to, go easier on the throttle
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woah i have a FULL workshop....

anyone know what the heat tolerances are on carbon fiber?

where do you get bulk aluminum?
don't heat carbon fiber,
go to any shop that works with sheet metal, they will sell you their scraps for a reasonable price, I usually pay $20 and end up with about 60 squair feet.

Evan, don't need a wheelie bar, a fail safe is a nice feature, and who gives a chit if your batt box screws on ???

also, you should had a throttle return spring.
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so a carbon fiber chassis wouldnt make for a good nitro truck eh...

ahh well. i got a couple local welding shops, im sure they could hook me up.

evan, lay off the dope homie.
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Make sure you get 6061 or 7075(?) aluminum, these are the grades of aluminum normally used for rc purposes.
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well if im bending my rc chassis, wouldnt i want better stuff? lol
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Make sure you get 6061 or 7075(?) aluminum, these are the grades of aluminum normally used for rc purposes.
7075, though i made my chassis out of aircraft grade
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