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Old 02-18-2003, 12:21 AM   #1
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I have decided to make my own car. I want a Pro 2 with the Pro 3 motor layout, but the long belt down the center of the chassis. Can it be done? 1st I think I will have to get some 2&3 mm graphite plates. Does anyone know where you can get it in bigger sheets?
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Old 02-18-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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have been thinking about doing a similar project as well.
giving the Pro 3 a lower chassis which expands the whole length of the car. making adjustments to the suspension arms much more easier. for example: Tamiya and X-Ray. doing away with placing shims inside shocks.

think it would be easier to use plexy glass or sheets of plastic to produce a prototype chassis first (hopefully cheaper). i'm sure you can find it in any Home Depot or picture framing bussiness.

if you do find some carbon fibre sheets. becareful not to inhale the dust when your cutting.

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Old 02-18-2003, 10:31 PM   #3
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Default good idea to use plexy glass.

I also imagine its going to require some machining of parts. I'm not sure if a Pro 2 will be a good starting point. I may need to start from scratch. I also need a list of required specs. It should be a challenge. I thinking of purchasing a cad program. Anyone know what would be a good one?

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Old 02-18-2003, 10:38 PM   #4
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yeah, think the Pro 2 will be a better car to test with. don't have to deal with the suspension arms. they can already be adjusted.

here are some links you may find interesting!

Pro 2 prototype 1

Pro 2 prototype 2

Pro 2 prototype 3

Pro 2 prototype 4

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Old 02-18-2003, 11:14 PM   #5
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Hi there . i see your looking for some softwear for designing a chassis for a pro 2. Well i am taking a machining program and were using a program called "Inventor"ver 1.03.. Its great very userfreindly alot better then CAD.

Ps i am also looking for carbon fiber plates for a custom chassis. All i found is a chassis company called fiber-lyte located in the UK.


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I will look into that program. Is it one you can purchase anywhere? Also can you enter required specs into the program? This may be a stupid question but will it provide a 3-D image? Thanks
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Sorry its "Inventor 5.3" i use.
It does everything...it dimesions parts to 1-thousands of an inch or in millimeter. it does 3-D rendering.

The program will cost you around 250 cdn.
And the availability of the program is uncertain.. i dont know personally if you can get it from a store?
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I have worked for a glass shop and plex glass is strong but Lexan is stronger and I believe a little less flexible..plexi crack fairly ez..lexan is a bit more expensive but it will hold up way more better and is a bit easier to cut
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Hi there,

You can also use Epoxyplate or FRP, its the same stuff they make PCB's of but without the cupper layer and this stuf is 5 times cheaper than carbon, it's tuffer and not so flexi.
it is available in 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm.
You can saw this easy with a Jigsaw and file/sand it to be perferct!

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For C/F check out www.windtunnelracing.com

They can also cut out your chassis for you once it has been designed......

FWIW I would start with a YM34 v3 from the factory it's alot close to what you want there will be no machining of the bulkheads.......

Or maybe pro 2 front bulks at each end and modify Schumacher mission layshaft mounts, and motor mounts to get what you want......
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:20 PM   #11
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Default Thanks guys this is great information...

I'm going to look into a computer program to assist in my design.

Impactplayer, I'm not familiar with the YM34 V3 do you have any pics of this car off hand. There was an older Offna car that looked similar to what I wanted. Other the some of the part designs.

I need to find required specs for 1/10 scale. What do car manufactures go by? Does ROAR regulate these rules? Chassis length, width, and etc.
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