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Old 03-13-2004, 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by spenzalii
There was another single belt chasis floating around that wasn't the sigma, but I can't remember what it was. I'll do a search later.
Team Corally Assasin.
Single and Dual Belt system on a single car.
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:34 AM
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I also found the website
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:46 AM
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Kai made some prototypes, Trigger HF and Triger Basic.

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Old 03-13-2004, 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by spenzalii
I also found the website
This car looks a lot like the Ofna OB4 International! Same arms, shocks, pillow-ball set-up and diffs! Wow...spooky
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:03 AM
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You could design a single belt car that kept both the motor and batteries in the centerline, but you'd need a very long belt to get it around the motor, and you'd need either the motor or the drivetrain to be mounted higher in the chassis.

All you'd do is have the motor hit a spur on one side that drove a layshaft connected to the center pulley, as opposed to Losi's current single spur/pulley system.

I've thought about this design before and always wondered if it would work or not. You'd almost need some sort of molded tub to keep the chassis stiff, but with a battery-release mechanism on the bottom to keep it easy to work on.

Anyway, I'm certainly interested to see whatever Losi had, though it's possible we never will. And unlike Eddie, I have no Ferrari rides to offer Todd.
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:08 AM
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Originally posted by EddieO
While I am not an engineer.....I don't see how a central battery system would work with Losi's single belt Drivetrain....The motor has to be offset to use just one belt, unless they used some monster shaft off the spur gear, which really wouldn't be the efficient in my mind....

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The belt could easily pass over and under the battery. If the belt ran down the center of the car in a RECESSED channel, the battery could easily be sandwiched by the belt. Difficult to accomplish on a CARBON car, but very easily done with today's MOLDED tubs.
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:48 AM
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futureal-Well good luck with the job search and track. I hope it all works out for you!
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Originally posted by CypressMidWest
The belt could easily pass over and under the battery. If the belt ran down the center of the car in a RECESSED channel, the battery could easily be sandwiched by the belt. Difficult to accomplish on a CARBON car, but very easily done with today's MOLDED tubs.
I'm impressed someone thought about that after all I read before. Yes it works, and no it's not difficult to achieve on a CF chassis.

Look at the PTI Evo 2 it's exactly that, pity their drivetrain is not good enough, because the rest of the car is very good.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:18 AM
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It's not a difficult thing to do at all. The Kyosho did this. The car wasn't bad, it just couldn't stay competitive in the market with so many options out there, and with teams with better drivers winning.
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Old 03-13-2004, 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by Cobra81li200
I'm impressed someone thought about that after all I read before. Yes it works, and no it's not difficult to achieve on a CF chassis.

Look at the PTI Evo 2 it's exactly that, pity their drivetrain is not good enough, because the rest of the car is very good.
Sorry, I didn't specify: I meant a lower deck, top deck style carbon chassis, the ladder style chassis of the PTI and Kyosho KX-1 are interesting ideas utilized to make the concept work.
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:28 PM
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yeah I know what you mean, but believe me, it's not difficult to achieve.
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Originally posted by Cobra81li200
yeah I know what you mean, but believe me, it's not difficult to achieve.
I understand it's not too difficult to do. The problem is making it visually palletable for the mass market. Hell, my circa 1987 Schumacher Cat ran the belt in a channel under it's plate style chassis. It's just more elegant on a molded chassis.
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Old 03-13-2004, 03:16 PM
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true, but a CF chassis is more elegant by itself IMO.

Didn't have the Cat, but I did have the BossCat (my first 4WD Off Roader ) and it had lexan carters to protect the belt from the dirt...
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Old 03-13-2004, 04:41 PM
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i read somewhere losi would make a touring car (don't know if they mean gas or electric) after work had finished on the mini T and a monster truck. A week or two later we see a losi monster truck at a hobby show.

Anyway the batteries might be slightly off centre which would allow the belt to run down one side, combined with bulkheads like corally, xray which mount the arms (long arms) on the inside.
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I wonder if Todd is taking notes on all these ideas
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