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Old 10-07-2015, 11:08 AM
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So many good things about this design!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:50 AM
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Andreas,
This is a very impressive design! I can't wait to see one.
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Very nice diff design. I hope they make it to market regardless of the car.
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:37 AM
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What is the difference between this diff and a regular one?
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He is obviously a creative engineer, but he doesn't understand kickstarter, no updates, no replies, not active on forums, not active on Facebook. i hope he wakes up and start promoting this thing, it is running out of time.
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Originally Posted by The Big Wig View Post
What is the difference between this diff and a regular one?
https://d2pq0u4uni88oo.cloudfront.ne..._h264_high.mp4
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by atomic garden View Post
He is obviously a creative engineer, but he doesn't understand kickstarter, no updates, no replies, not active on forums, not active on Facebook. I hope he wakes up and start promoting this thing, it is running out of time.
Unfortunately RC is a pretty small market in general terms, the amount of specialist pro kits that get made and sold is really very small. I don't think Kickstarter is the right place for it, I hope Andreas doesn't get too disheartened if enough money isn't raised. He should try talking with A-Main they are supposed to be working on a touring car with Hara even though he is seen mostly running the Yokomo BD7
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I also like the design. However, one area does concern me. I am concerned about the gear mesh that transmits motion into the shocks. If the gear mesh backlash is too large then you will have a small range of motion that will not have damping. This gear mesh better be tight and this gear set better not wear.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by atomic garden View Post
He is obviously a creative engineer, but he doesn't understand kickstarter, no updates, no replies, not active on forums, not active on Facebook. i hope he wakes up and start promoting this thing, it is running out of time.
It also does not help that not one of the sponsors he list on Kickstarter (ORCA, Protoform, Matrix, Pro-Spec, SrD, Level One Designs, and Hiro Seiki) seem to be promoting it. They should all have something on their home pages with a link but they do not. Shame on them.
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True, i love the concept, but marketing wise it is badly prepared.

It might be true RC is too small a market for kickstarter, but it only last for 30 days and he has done only one update on kickstarter, nothing to speak of on Facebook, not even a page for the project, he hasn't replied here or on any other forum for more than a week. What could be more important right now than promoting and keeping the kickstarter alive?

I don't understand why one would launch such a big project and then sit idle during the only 30 days that really count?
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Old 10-12-2015, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PitNamedGordie View Post
I've seen that but the only thing that I can conclude of this video is that the diff is havier than a plastic one. 1/8 scale buggy and 1/10 scale nitro use plastic diffs for 1h long mains and they don't seem to suffer from it. I mean the difference between a straight and satellite gear diff.
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Obviously a very nice design but way to complicated. Look at how many years it took Awsomatix to make a good car. Torsion springs are only used in real F1 for packaging and aerodynamics. Yokomo used those hubs before Schumacher but only on drift cars. A simple torsion bar works wonders and is used on most real racing cars too. Playing devils advocate here..
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Also on the Tshocks. Allways was a bad design. You allways need a volume compesating system even if its a rod trough design becouse when the oil heats up it will expand. Thats the reason so many 1/12 racers go back to damper tubes becouse those so called engineers don't get it. And that is also the reason you ALLWAYS leave some air in your oil diff or it will leak.
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RC needs people like Andreas trying these things, Kickstarter will not draw a commercial crowd.
RC is not a smart commercial decision. You don't have Ferrari dreams opening a hobby shop. You do it for the passion.

Tamiya corp is a $100 million company to give an example, it sounds big. But by comparison to other businesses globally it is absolutely tiny. Yokomo is quite cash rich but they are a $20 million company.
They do have access to funds though so a collaborative effort might have been a better spend.

In saying that it will come down to Andreas promoting the living daylights out of it.
RC needs something like this to happen.
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Originally Posted by svndayNZ View Post
RC needs people like Andreas trying these things, Kickstarter will not draw a commercial crowd.
RC is not a smart commercial decision. You don't have Ferrari dreams opening a hobby shop. You do it for the passion.

Tamiya corp is a $100 million company to give an example, it sounds big. But by comparison to other businesses globally it is absolutely tiny. Yokomo is quite cash rich but they are a $20 million company.
They do have access to funds though so a collaborative effort might have been a better spend.

In saying that it will come down to Andreas promoting the living daylights out of it.
RC needs something like this to happen.
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