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Old 07-24-2005, 09:30 PM   #8176
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Well guys time to wake up the R40 as I get a new tank for it and work on the clutch. If we get a chance we may go to Floyd on Wednesday. For now my 8th onroad is screamin!!!
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Well, now that the talk is on something other than lightening the car, what types of tires are you guys using and what types of setups are you guys developing?
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:57 AM   #8178
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Jaco Nitro Shoes.

1. There cheap as heck from rcmart.com $7 a pair.
2. Grip well , look decent and are supposed to last longer and are meant for nitro vehicles.
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Old 07-25-2005, 08:47 AM   #8179
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I am using Elligi 15-spoke tires and Mike Swauger's 2004 Revalations setup on my R40. I vary the droop, camber, and ride height slightly for varying tracks and conditions. I even have several clutchbell gear combos made so that I can swap one out for another depending on track size.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:30 AM   #8180
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Magnesium? Wow u can purchase that and machine that as well(never seen that for sale)? If i knew where to get that stuff i probably would...Maybe a ti chassi would work but i am worried on the heat dissapation on cf, ti , and magnesium. I mean the only two really good heat dissapators i know of is aluminum and copper and copper is too conductive and reacts far more than alum...Well i know a cf square big enough for the chassi is about around 40 bucks at 3mm-4mm thick... so i am gonna have to get one material and machine it and hope its better than the other choices... I still want to get the lw shafts and 2 speed and those alum rear arm carriers but thats like 200 with all of that Guess i start my chassi project a lil later
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my strive to make this chassi is if i can make a nice lightweight chassi that is strong and stiff. I could easily knock off some lw hop-ups for the car which could add up to more that the project itself... I could also eliminate the easy acces battery hold and create my own way of mounting the battery...maybe even lower the cg even though the chassi will be lighter...If its to light i might have to run it with lola's and GTP style bodies but i dont mind that very much.
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This car has been out for a couple years now, is there any rumors of a new prototype being tested or designed to replace this one?
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:47 AM   #8183
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Hara Edition will be out next month. Its hoped up and slightly redesigned. Should be pretty nice.
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I am using Elligi 15-spoke tires and Mike Swauger's 2004 Revalations setup on my R40. I vary the droop, camber, and ride height slightly for varying tracks and conditions. I even have several clutchbell gear combos made so that I can swap one out for another depending on track size.
Good idea on the clutchbell setup. Ill have to try that I have a spare now.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:50 AM   #8185
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Magnesium is the lightest of all structural metals, aluminum being 1.5 times heavier and steel being 4 times heavier.

i found out that it is used as an alloy in aluminum so it should have the same properties.. Its mostly corrosion resistant but u can anodize it for more resistance...Seems i have found my material
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Brand new R40 for sale



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Old 07-25-2005, 10:53 AM   #8187
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oops and i forgot the other nice properties of it as well

DAMPING Absorbs vibration for longer life, while retaining dimensional stability.

TOOLING 4 to 5 times greater tool life.

FINISH Up to 5 times more machinable than rolled aluminum.

COSTS Machine dry, without oil or chemicals.

WEIGHT Easier handling saves energy and time.

FLATNESS Eliminates surface machining.

STABILITY No stress relief after machining; no warps and is dent resistant.

WELDING Strong weldments up to 95% of parent metal, with minimal porosity.

ALKALI-RESISTANT Makes for easy cleaning.

CORROSION
RESISTANT A wide variety of chemical treatments exists for
corrosion protection, alteration of surface appearance, and to provide a base for painting. Basic engineering precautions averts galvanic corrosion.

STRENGTH Excellent strength and stiffness per unit weight.

NON-GALLING Sound and rugged surface, offering a low coefficient of friction and minimum wear,

RAPID HEAT
DISSIPATION Ideal for a broad range of operating temperatures, from 350 degrees Fahrenheit to -30 degrees Fahrenheit.

NONMAGNETIC Good for electrical and computer applications.
UNIT VOLUME

YIELD Greater amount of finished magnesium material obtained, pound for pound.

SALVAGE Scrap retains a consistently high level of value.


edit: um i am no metal expert but what is the difference if i get a plate or sheet style forging... is plate when they coat it over another metal or sumtin? I think sheet is what i am loking for but i am a little bit worried cause getting this isnt like getting a wrong part its expensive...I might have to ask sum1 i know who machines and works with aircraft he'll know but if its a simple answer i'd rather not bother him... although hell most likely machine the chassoi for me as he know a thing or two more than myself

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Good idea on the clutchbell setup. Ill have to try that I have a spare now.
Since the HPI clutchbell and gears are so cheap (as compared to Mugen and Serpent), you can get you a few gear choices and swap them out very easily. I have a 16/19, 17/20, 18/21, and 17/21 clutch bell choices for right now. I will probably make a couple more clutchbells for shorter tracks where top-end power is not needed (utilizing low-end torque).
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Yeah they were cheap for me until I got the .8 lw gears. LOL, now there kinda exspensive. Ill probably just gear down one and up for my track.

Also where can you find mikes setup?
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STRENGTH Excellent strength and stiffness per unit weight.

You mean specific strength by this describtion and the aluminyum is material that has the greatest specific strength. Besides, it costs very much.

PS: I study mechanical engineering

It is written on towerhobbies website, r40 gets 1750 gr rtr, is'nt it correct? And what about pulling up the carrying part, i weight the rs 43's carrying part and it gets about 10-15 grams. So, what is the weight of standart version of this car with 65 gr aaa battery pack? I think 1750 is best
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