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Old 01-16-2008, 01:36 PM   #61
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Works fantastic.

The picture say more than 1000 words
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removed the image, since this design is not what i work on now
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:01 PM   #62
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Alf,

Very interesting design. Is there a reactive-caster motion in the suspension or does it stay static?

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Old 01-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #63
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Hi,

when creating holes and gaps to make things lighter you should
be thinking in lines between points of stress.

Connect the ponts or holes that support components
en greate gaps between those lines.

You also should be aware of the post stamp effect.
It is easy to break somthing when holes line up.

I realy like your effort to continue the 1:12 evolution.

For a few months I own and drive a 1:12 car but got
already som ideas for a simpeler concept.

In 1:10 touringcars it is a great benefit to move the battery as much to center as possible.
I assum that is the same with 1:12.
In the concept i am thinking of,
the battery will be placed as 4 cells in the middle of the car,
and the T-bar placed to the outside of the car.

Anyway this winter I wil make some prototypes to test on the track.
There is a car that is designed with the cells down the middle. The company is called Diggity Designs should be able to google it for thier web address
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:28 AM   #64
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Alf,

Very interesting design. Is there a reactive-caster motion in the suspension or does it stay static?

Thanks :-)

static

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Old 01-18-2008, 02:13 PM   #65
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Well if the upper arm moves but the lower arm does not your going to get some reactive caster unless you are at 0 degrees caster.

Interesting design...it appears you are using the fiberglass plate as both the upper arm pivot and the spring. I assume you have different plates for different spring rates, camber settings, and caster settings?
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looks cool and looks like it would be worth a try
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hmm, as I understand, the upper arm moves only on flex. It sure looks interesting, but what exactly that gives to the handling? And isn't it a bit fragile..? Alf, could you explain to me (and other dummies) your concept?
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Well if the upper arm moves but the lower arm does not your going to get some reactive caster unless you are at 0 degrees caster.

Interesting design...it appears you are using the fiberglass plate as both the upper arm pivot and the spring. I assume you have different plates for different spring rates, camber settings, and caster settings?
Thanks

NO i use normal spring to, the flex plate is 1.6 mm fiberglas same as used for t-bars, this is the on one i have test sow fare.

Yes diffrent flex plates for different Caster, Camber.

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hmm, as I understand, the upper arm moves only on flex. It sure looks interesting, but what exactly that gives to the handling? And isn't it a bit fragile..? Alf, could you explain to me (and other dummies) your concept?
Yes the flex plate, bends / flex at max suspension i moves 0.2 mm then the chassis will be down in the carpet, sow it will be les than that.

The test i have done now shows me that i handels fantastic.
Ther are ony to piviot bols, and no play in the arm

I have hit the wall hard and have not broken any parts sow fare.
More testin have to be done.

I can be that the lower arm take most off the hit.
Runing a normal AE fronte end i have never broken any upper arms
it is always the lower arm that break.

Alf :-)

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I have update the car for BL

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Som updated images :-)

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Fantastic work Alf, it'll be interesting to see it at the next race

Jeg begynner å kjøre touring igjen nå, men hvis du begynner serieproduksjon så må du si fra, da skal jeg kjøre 1:12 også
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Thanks
The car is going extreme well.

Not a single t-bare broken. :-)

12 scale is the biggest class in Norway for the moment

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The car is going extreme well.

Not a single t-bare broken. :-)

12 scale is the biggest class in Norway for the moment

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Come on, we have plenty of room for more!
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