R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
SMcpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,237
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Custom carbon fiber machinework??

Would any of you guys know where one might get, say, a chassis made? Looking to get a 2.5 or 2.0mm version of the 415 chassis cut since the MS version has been discontinued.

If anyone can point me in the direction of a suitable aftermarket replacement, that would be great, too
SMcpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
eforer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 607
Send a message via AIM to eforer
Default

getting a one off chassis cut is probably not going to be cost effective. The setup fee's etc would make it very costly. You really need to cut many sheets of 18X24 cf and sell them to make it worth your while.
__________________
Speed Merchant/Corally USA/Specialized RC/Team Kwik/Tekin/Sweep/Parma PSE/Team Pickles Performance
eforer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 01:32 AM   #3
Tech Elite
 
PitCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Seattle Indoor Raceway
Posts: 2,129
Default

Not only are one off parts expensive,

But machining carbon fiber is a beoch. It makes all kinds of little splinters, and hazardous dust. Not many shops are going to want to do it unless they are set up for it.

Try BMI.
PitCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 02:11 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Iceland
Posts: 588
Default

Try DragonPlate
"We now can CNC machine your carbon fiber laminate or veneer to your final dimensions. All we need is CAD file in AutoCAD, Solid Works format or DFX file. If you do not have a CAD drawing, we can make one for you. Just send us a completely dimensioned sketch."

A local company asked for 350$ to lasercut a plate from aluminium. I could have gotten it down to 100 a piece if I took 100 pcs. I declined.
andsetinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 12:50 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
PitCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Seattle Indoor Raceway
Posts: 2,129
Default

Things are nice when you get at least a 100 part order.

Less than that, and the economic pricipal isn't there.

Programming and set up consumes so much.........
PitCrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 07:55 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: England, lincs
Posts: 317
Default

helo not to sure if these will but defently worth a try.
http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/
bob33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 11:51 AM   #7
Tech Master
 
XrayFK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,463
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I think your best bet would be to ask an R/C company to help you out. You're much more likely to get a better price from say, BMI, than a larger industrial design company. Also, if you need any help with an AutoCAD or a Solidworks drawing, give me a PM.
XrayFK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 12:10 AM   #8
Tech Master
 
koabich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Detroit Area
Posts: 1,359
Send a message via Yahoo to koabich
Default

The best bet is to actually but a 415 MS, keep the chassis and sell the rest of the car for parts!

I have a BNIB TRF415 MS for sale if anyone is interested !
koabich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 06:57 AM   #9
Tech Addict
 
DrOlds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 644
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Here's a couple places that do one-off machining.

http://www.dynotech-racing.com/

http://www.outfrontframes.com/
DrOlds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 07:37 AM   #10
Tech Elite
 
GundamWZero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ft. Bliss, Texas
Posts: 4,718
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to GundamWZero Send a message via Yahoo to GundamWZero Send a message via Skype™ to GundamWZero
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by XrayFK
I think your best bet would be to ask an R/C company to help you out. You're much more likely to get a better price from say, BMI, than a larger industrial design company. Also, if you need any help with an AutoCAD or a Solidworks drawing, give me a PM.
I am fluent with Solidworks, pretty good program......Too bad I lost it when moving.
__________________
"People tend to get upset because they don't get what they ask for... then complain when they get what they deserve." - R.E.Jacobs

‎"We fight not because we hate what's in front of us...
We fight to protect whats behind us."
GundamWZero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 11:25 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
TRF415boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,857
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SMcpot
Would any of you guys know where one might get, say, a chassis made? Looking to get a 2.5 or 2.0mm version of the 415 chassis cut since the MS version has been discontinued.

If anyone can point me in the direction of a suitable aftermarket replacement, that would be great, too
Dude I've just made a 2mm chassis for my 415, just came back from it's maiden run. Qd 3rd and finished 2nd with it on medium grip carpet/rubber/19T at a major regional meeting. I can have you one cut if you want, there are pics on the 415 thread, they must be 1 page back at worst.
TRF415boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 05:32 PM   #12
Tech Master
 
SMcpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,237
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRF415boy
Dude I've just made a 2mm chassis for my 415, just came back from it's maiden run. Qd 3rd and finished 2nd with it on medium grip carpet/rubber/19T at a major regional meeting. I can have you one cut if you want, there are pics on the 415 thread, they must be 1 page back at worst.
I saw that.....looks like a nice piece. How much would something like that go for?
SMcpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 05:35 PM   #13
Tech Master
 
SMcpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,237
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

...and thanks to all those that replied. Gotta start making some phone calls
SMcpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 07:38 PM   #14
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3
Default

Try out http://www.emachineshop.com/

They provide free software and pricing. I am going to be working on a tspec chassis.
homeless1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 07:48 PM   #15
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Green Bay,WI
Posts: 3,006
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to R/C Anonymous
Default

ask James Newburg is the Wisconsin & Illinois Racers section in trackside or Road Rage....he makes nice custom chassis stuff
__________________
Geoff C.
R/C Anonymous is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carbon Fiber for Custom Parts cpatel529 Electric Off-Road 1 05-04-2007 01:51 PM
190mm Custom Paint Pontiac G6 with Carbon fiber cartrance123 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 10-31-2006 01:16 PM
Pro LCS with custom Carbon Fiber look rayhuang R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 7 07-05-2005 11:44 AM
custom painted bmw(190mm) carbon fiber KenSmith R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 08-29-2003 01:57 PM
Custom Carbon Fiber????? 7even racer Electric On-Road 2 12-08-2001 09:15 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:50 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net