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Old 01-02-2015, 12:58 AM
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Questions?? flexplate suspension

Other then the yr-f2 are there any other rc touring car that use a flex plate for suspension? What are the advantage and disadvantage of this type of suspension vs typical damper and spring suspension
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:19 AM
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The YR-F2 wasn't flex plate either. The rear suspension arms were mounted on pivot balls and actuated a spring suspension.
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:56 PM
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I am not tAlking about the rear suspension, I am talking about the front suspension that did use a flex plate.
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I've never had one in my hands to look at but from the pics it looks like the front suspension is just a conventional double wishbone set-up with an upper plate on pivot balls acting as both a bellcrank (like a pushrod suspension would use) and a sway bar. A very neat but kinda silly design.

Edit: Correction. Apparently the one I was looking at was hopped up with shocks. Looks like there was also a basic design that had no shocks/springs but instead just had a finger on the back of the plate bolted to a standoff on the chassis so yeah, I guess you could call that a flex plate.
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At the end of the day all it really is is a weird overhead pushrod suspension that uses the bellcrank as springs instead of a torsion bar or coilover. From a geometry and mathematical standpoint, it's a pushrod suspension.
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Just some photo of my yokomo for you to see it suspension design
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None of them are showing
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They were but now they are gone.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:16 PM
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I ask the question because I was thinking about building my own rc car with a typical sring and damper suspension on the front but the rear bolted to the chassis no suspension the chassis itself would be the suspension and wanted to get some input from you guys on the idea and how thick do you think I would need to make the chassis was think something between 3 to 5mm thick because I am think about making it a single deck chassis instead of the typical double deck chassis or maybe just do a top deck on half the the chassis if it flex to much

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I know my stander edition yr-f2 use a 3mm bottom plate and a 2mm top plate my spacial edition yr-f2 has a 4mm aftermarket bottom plate and a 2mm top plate.
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