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Old 04-25-2004, 09:41 PM   #8011
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If you put an 8 gram weight on one hand, and a 8 gram weight on the other, it will feel different depending on what hand you use more, what hand you use more means that that side of the brain works more, giving you an unaccurate measurment. Just an thought.
That's why I switched them after weighing them in each hand and then divided the difference LOL, trust me, it's lighter than the tobee shaft
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:06 PM   #8012
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hahahaha, ohh wells if matt says its lighter it must be ...
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hahahaha, ohh wells if matt says its lighter it must be ...
If Matt says for you to jump off a bridge, would you do it?
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Old 04-26-2004, 05:15 AM   #8014
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I'm sure someone will weigh them soon enough. I know that the human brain can perceive even very slight differences in weight, so I doubt Matt is wrong. However, there is still no substitue for a set of scales!!
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Old 04-26-2004, 06:10 AM   #8015
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That's good news!!!

I've been using the Yokomo graphite shaft for the past 2 race dates (stock class). I've read about the shaft splintering, so I decided to paint on 2 coats of thin CA. I then used a super fine grit sanding block to smooth out the surface of the shaft. I figured since the shaft is graphite, it must have an open fiber structure. Anyway, my hope is that the CA would fill the gaps between the fibers and make the graphite stronger. So far there are no signs of stress on the shaft (knock on wood).
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:55 AM   #8016
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That's good news!!!
I've read about the shaft splintering, so I decided to paint on 2 coats of thin CA. I then used a super fine grit sanding block to smooth out the surface of the shaft. I figured since the shaft is graphite, it must have an open fiber structure. Anyway, my hope is that the CA would fill the gaps between the fibers and make the graphite stronger.
Good Idea!!!!!! THANKS!!!
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:15 AM   #8017
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Well finally got to run my CGM outdoors on a large high bite paved track...and WOW! With my Peak Vantage 10x2 and Promatch Batts the Yok was a rocket. Will have to post a setup soon to see how it compares to what Matt and the guys are running in Cali. Was able to run times that would have almost TQ'ed the last major event that they ran at the track. Gotta love first time out and being up to speed!

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Old 04-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #8018
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That's good news!!!

I've been using the Yokomo graphite shaft for the past 2 race dates (stock class). I've read about the shaft splintering, so I decided to paint on 2 coats of thin CA. I then used a super fine grit sanding block to smooth out the surface of the shaft. I figured since the shaft is graphite, it must have an open fiber structure. Anyway, my hope is that the CA would fill the gaps between the fibers and make the graphite stronger. So far there are no signs of stress on the shaft (knock on wood).
er... how much more does it weight? now it's CA'ed?

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Old 04-26-2004, 12:05 PM   #8019
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Anyone tried the SD CGM light weight chassis ?? Does it worth the money ??
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er... how much more does it weight? now it's CA'ed?

Paul
I only added 2 thin coats of the lightest CA I could find. Then I sanded the shaft to remove the dried excess glue on the surface of the shaft. I honestly don't know the weight, but I'm sure that the weight is still less than the stock shaft.
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er... how much more does it weight? now it's CA'ed?

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Here's a pic of the Fukuyama center shaft for the SD
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That looks cool. Can't wait.
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Old 04-26-2004, 10:31 PM   #8024
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Looks like Shooter Graphite Main Shaft. Are they the same?


http://precisionrc.com/product/shooter/sd.htm#ms
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:37 PM   #8025
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Looks very similar.
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