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Old 01-15-2004, 12:15 AM   #5926
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:01 AM   #5927
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

Firstly well done to Chris Tosolini. Great performance last weekend. Well done.

CHASSIS> The Andrew East chassis is very smart and alot of thought has gone into it. I saw Andrew's car a while ago and it is impressive.

I made my own carbon fibre chassis from 3.8 carbon supplied by Fibre Lyte. I used the Rayspeed steering geometry but moved the servo much further forward with the steering link from the servo operating the front of the left steering arm, rather than the rear. I will try and post some pics. This also allowed me to move the cells much further forward and further towards the centre.

I also made a locked front diff - spool - earlier this week from a piece of dural. It is actually lighter than the standard plastic diff. I used Corally Assassin drive shaft blades, which are a straight fit on our Yoke dogbones.

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Old 01-15-2004, 05:24 AM   #5928
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Johnbull:

This sounds very interesting, certainly different to anything else on this thread. I look forward to seeing the photos.

Randman:

I'm quite sure the CGM chassis will work fine, just like the TC3 (Plastic Fantastic) did before it. It should be plenty stiff enough. But what I'm saying is I dont understand why anyone that owns a Yok SD which has already had (very expensive) chassis conversions done to them to make the car stiffer, why would they start getting excited about the CGM?

It's about time the stiffness of our chassis is actually properly and scientifically measured. People go to great lengths to measure the voltage from their cells to 3 decimal places - so why not!!


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Now we're talking! Thats what I call a tub!! Very much like the old Pred touring car. Smart.
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Old 01-15-2004, 06:54 AM   #5929
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Johnbull: Do you know the part # of the Corally drive shaft blades?

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Old 01-15-2004, 07:21 AM   #5930
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cut the part off that's supposed to connect to the servo and no more slop...
Sorry, I don't get it... do you mean just changing servo arms? On my car that won't do it... the slop is mostly on the left bellcrank/aluminium pole assembly...

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Old 01-15-2004, 08:23 AM   #5931
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The problem with slop on the left side (with std. servo placement) is that the bearings on the steering bellcrank (oposite the servo saver) are not very far apart. Just a tiny bit of slop in these bearings cause this bellcrank to twist sideways. The solution to this is to move the bearings farther apart, and you can do that with an extra servo-saver unit, without the ear that connects to the servo.

I've done the above, but also use the rayspeed graphite connecton plate, with bearings, between the two units. Very slop free...



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Old 01-15-2004, 09:19 AM   #5932
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I'm quite sure the CGM chassis will work fine, just like the TC3 (Plastic Fantastic) did before it. It should be plenty stiff enough. But what I'm saying is I dont understand why anyone that owns a Yok SD which has already had (very expensive) chassis conversions done to them to make the car stiffer, why would they start getting excited about the CGM?

It's about time the stiffness of our chassis is actually properly and scientifically measured. People go to great lengths to measure the voltage from their cells to 3 decimal places - so why not!!
The reason to get excited is that the new chassis is another tuning option. I think that by eliminating the need for the upper deck, you dont have to worry near as much about tweak. Even with my stiff RS chassis I did if I twist it to a point, it wont return to perfectly flat.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:14 AM   #5933
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Time will tell

It should do well. The New(ish) tub Xray has done pretty well so far.

Anything based around the SD is going to be quick - tub or otherwise
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:17 AM   #5934
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OK I'll go right out and admit it:

I prefer 'proper' WCF (Woven Carbon Fibre) chassis over moulded carbon impregnated plastic anyday

Just my 2 cents worth
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:13 AM   #5935
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I have 2 servo savers on my car, one acts as a servo saver and the other doesn't... If you notice, the servo saver side has virtually no slop while the other side does... So, you get another servo saver assembly, trim the ear off where the servo connects and put it on the non servo saver side... No more slop...
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:21 AM   #5936
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Chassis Conversions:

Yes there are numerous convr. for the TC3, but how many are from Associated?

Yokomo makes just as many if not more than aftermakret companies for their own cars....

Figure that one out.

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Folks,

I just bought a set of rayspeed springs and alum retainers... unfortunately I was only shipped to retainers... which ones to use instead? AE retainers? std yoke retainers?

One more Q: with a rear shock tower upfront (std ssg car), which shock ends to use with stock shock bodies? long or short ends?

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Old 01-15-2004, 12:42 PM   #5938
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The Rayspeed springs are too long to go on the Yokomo bottoms without raising the ride height considerably. Try Associated ends until you get more Rayspeed shock bottoms.

Short or long ends depend entirely what length you want the shocks to be - 63mm or less, go short, 64mm or more, go long. It seems most people go long, personally I still run short.
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Another, easier, way to cure the steering slop is to pinch the steering tube a little bit where the 2 bearings sit. Just enough so they become a push fit instead of just slide on, that seems to take out a bit of play. Another one I've heard is to use the rose joint ball ends that are used on the roll bar drop links, apparantly these are a slightly tighter fit.

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Just in case youhave an extra SD.
Got any more pics of the SD Buggy?
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