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Old 01-13-2005, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default Project Mako - DC4SD

The Mako site is now up and running.
the car is nearing its completion and final pricing should be fairly soon.

http://www.projectmako.co.uk
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Looks interresting.....need pics though.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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there are some pics of 'Stantons car here

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/mako/
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How did they deal with kick up in the front, especially with the shaft drive? Did they let the shaft enter the drive cup at an angle or let the front tranny stay flat and just deal with it?
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Old 01-14-2005, 02:13 AM   #5
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the kick up is delt with in the hinge pins and wish bones i beleive so the tranny stays in line. the rear has been delt with in the same way which allows for anti-squat and pro squat adjustments.
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Whats the price going to be on this? It looks very interesting.
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:47 AM   #7
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they havent fixed a price on it yet but there will be options, from a full car to conversion kits from the TC SD or BC.
the conversions will obviously be cheaper and the cheapest way is if you have an SD to use the transmission.
they are currently awaiting pricing on the final machining of some of the ali parts. so hopefully there will be something before the end of the month
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I would like to buy it as a whole kit. Is anyone going to be importing them or do I have to order one direct? how hard is it going to be to get spare parts for it? Also, what type of wheels does it take? Does it take losi wheels?

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I wonder why they went with the staggered saddle pack layout?
I think the battery down won side would be better, same batteries for 4wd as 2wd?
Must have been for the balance that they were looking for.
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Drew, i would imagine at the moment (or when it is released ) you would order direct.
it usees the yokomo dish wheels, mainly to keep most of the parts from one manufacturer ie yokomo. and again as it is mostly yokomo parts (and they are the parts that are likely to break if any they are easy to get, the custom parts you would have to do something pretty extreme to break (chassis, towers, topdeck, ali braces etc)

david, the saddle pack layout is for correct weight balance, cells all down one side is not true balance.
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First, I am very interested about your project and I will follow the development very close.

But, like Davidka noticed it, your battery position does not have my favour either. Could you light me how you weighted your weight repartition ?

For myself, I took my scale:

Battery : +/- 360gr :2= 180gr
Engine : +/- 170gr
Speedo (LRP IPC) : +/- 65gr
Servo : +/- 40gr

Battery/engine repartition... 180gr/170gr, ok!
Battery/speedo-servo... 180/105 gr.... hu ?!

I guess with the BJ they got the same problem... but who cares about a few extra grams stick under the body ?

Thanks for your answer,

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its not actually my project, i will try and get the designers on here to answer specific questions, but from talkng to them they wanted to have the balance of the car correct. hence the split cell confirgoration. and this negates the need for weights.
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Hi, I am the designer of the DC4SD (Project Mako)

The cell layout was chosen to give the best unballasted weight distribution.
As the car is over the weight limit, we didn't want to force people to add weight just to get the car to handle.

However, if the demand is there, a side by side chassis could be made.

All the production parts on the car are off the shelf Yokomo or Associated, so spares can be easily sourced.
All the custom parts are ally or c/f and therefore very strong.
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Ty for your prompt answer.

Keep us informed... ,

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Old 01-18-2005, 05:18 AM   #15
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here are a couple of "spy" shots of the chassis and drive train and slipper, the chassis as you can see is unfinished but does give you a good ides of what is in the pipeline
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