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Old 04-22-2004, 07:24 PM
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I haven't been able to firm up pricing yet as my machinist has only made one. Hopefully it will come in around $150US.
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definately different...nice job
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Also-as a tip-I woud eliminate the sweep in the turnbuckle from the Servo to the rack. I am betting your EPA's are way off to get equal size turning circles due to that. You can adjust that out on the radio-of course-or just straighten the link.

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I haven't been able to firm up pricing yet as my machinist has only made one. Hopefully it will come in around $150US.
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Originally posted by rayhuang
Also-as a tip-I woud eliminate the sweep in the turnbuckle from the Servo to the rack. I am betting your EPA's are way off to get equal size turning circles due to that. You can adjust that out on the radio-of course-or just straighten the link.

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I not sure I understand what you mean by sweep. The servo moves in an arc and what you want is the arc movement either side of the center point to be the same. My EPA's are slightly different (69 & 77).
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All sounds good then. 69 and 77 EPA is not bad. Actually pretty normal for a Tc3. I cannot explain it any better-so just look at your top down shot again and look at the turnbuckle. if it looks good to you-then its okay with me!!
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Rayhuang:

I think it may just be the camera angle. With the wheels centred the servo arm is about 5-10 deg off vertical in the inboard direction. That was the best geometry I could come up with. Do you have another suggestion?
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:08 AM
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It says V7.1, which would lead me to believe there is a V7 already available... is this right? If not when can I get one? Do you have any pics or links to what the old one looks like? Hope I don't sound too mis-informed. I really like it, and hope to be able to pick one up soon.
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The only difference between the V7 and V7.1 is the upper chassis. If you go to the protype status link there is a pic of the un-assembled V7 chassis there. When the first production units will be available is a little more difficult. I have 5 more chassis being fabricated right now. Two V7 versions and three V7.1. I plan to sell these to local drivers to get some quick feedback. Then I will decide which upper chassis version to go with.

I would guess it will be at least a month before I get to the production stage. A large part of the production decision will be based on how many serious inquiries I get.
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Hey Bob cant wait to pick up the chassis tomorrow and mount it to the TC3!!! OOO BABY!!!!

its going to look killer, i might get the aluminum parts anodized all red or orange!




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Who do you know that does anodizing?
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hey bob,where are you located?i have a local company who anodizes my chassis kit aluminum parts that does a real nice job.if you are interested let me know.im in florida
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Thanks Jason but I'm in Canada. Shipping and customs would be a hassle. I have a couple sources but I haven't really checked into it to much. My real job is eating me up.
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Received the first 5 chassis from my CNC shop on tuesday. Unfortunately it was to late to get anyone prepped to race at our club race. Ed (the first Factory driver) made the switch the next day and went back to the track to do some testing. I couldn't be there (the work thing) but I talked to him quickly and he said his fastest lap was a 10.19 versus the 10.32 he turned in the A main the previous night. This is pretty consistent with the testing I did.

I am going to try and do some bending/torsion tests on the chassis' this weekend to see what the difference is between them. So far I haven't seen any difference in the on track performance.
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