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Old 02-20-2004, 09:46 PM
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This is the car I am going to run in Reedy ( if I have time travel to Tamiya HQ this year).
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:56 PM
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That looks sick, too bad the top plate screws aren't countersunk. Thats the only comment I have to make.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:06 PM
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My first upper deck is countersunk. But the chassis is way too stiff therefore I use plastic washer and buttomhead screw. This setup allowed a little bit chassis flex. By the way, this setup is still stiffer than any touring car out there.
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:33 PM
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it looks really good, i bet it took mroe time making it work then puting it to gether and just runing it?
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:15 AM
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Yes, designing was the most time consuming process,
making the parts is way easier than that.
The gear box for shaft drive car is kind of hard to do it right because it is three dimension alignment, belt drive took only one third of time to design.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:16 PM
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how about a belt driven car with the mounted towards the front, batteries 3X3 in the back with the radio gear mounted in the middle...
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Old 02-23-2004, 06:26 PM
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Well guys got all the plans ready to take to the shop! Cant wait to see the demo run on the first layout using lexan sheet.
I have all the pictures of the car in CAD form but for some reason i cant load them onto the fourm cause its too large in size.

Well wish Bob and myself good luck on the manufacturing, we will keep you posted on how are progression is coming along, and we will take some pictures of the first chassis.

Ps we need a name for the car... Any suggestions?



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Old 02-23-2004, 07:39 PM
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Nice work rcpinky!

You seem to have taken the strengths of several different cars and combined them into your hybrid model. I've always wanted to know what would happen if someone was to do this. Hope it works out.

Shame the big manufacturers won't do this or are ashamed to do so. Goes to show how reliant they are on selling spares and hop-ups.
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name:CX3??
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by rcpinky
I have been testing my prototype shaftdrive.
I used tamiya suspension.
Yokomo drive tran (easier to maintain).
3 mm lower deck
2.5 mm upper deck
Aluminum bulkhead like tamiya 414m
I call it Tamiya Ev0 4
where'd you get the carbon fiber from???
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:50 AM
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Thank you itchyhand.
Atsushi Hara ran something like this at 2002 Reedy race in TAMIYA HQ. Hpi used tc3 suspension and drive train, his car was very fast (fastest may be) but only if the drive train could take the abuse.
I design this car for Reedy race in Tamiya track with very good result, hope I can go to the race this year.
If the interest of the this type of car are high, I can put it into production (conversion kit for Tamiya or Tc3).
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