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Old 08-28-2004, 04:24 AM   #61
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Default ITS CALLED the "SPLITTER"

yup... that is the name.... SURIKARN SPLITTER.... hehehehe.


according to one of my friend here in rctech.net, the splitter in RC car is actually doesnt give BIG IMPACT to the handling of the car.. but it gives good result for 1:1 race cars. This splitter, if you put it in front of the car.... it will divert the air from going UNDERNEATH the car thus lowering the air passing through the body to COOL the engine...(which is not good and will result a faster OVERHEATED engine)........ so dont do any splitter in front of your car....

he also said.. if the rear splitter is being done wrongly... it will make more harm in handling... so i will ask him HOW TO DESIGN THE SPLITTER PROPERLY..... so that we can share.... yahooooooo!

he said also if you really want to have those splitter... you will need to THICKER lexan so that the splitter wont VIBRATE..... so ? let us discuss....

need to have the splitter or not?




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Old 08-28-2004, 05:05 AM   #62
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Here is a link to a column by Bruno Heremans whom I believe to be a brilliant aerodynamicist:

http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=6977

It explains all about the purpose of this diffuser (splitter) and what it does.
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:44 AM   #63
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OK... at least you already done a good job for us by trying all sorts of cutting....!!!!

now i can do the SURIKARN under wing...(whatever we call that thing)....




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Mop, here's a pic of mine.
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:46 AM   #64
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And one more ... both using the old Protoform Stratus. No heating etc, just cut from the original shell.
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:44 AM   #65
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Here is a link to a column by Bruno Heremans whom I believe to be a brilliant aerodynamicist:

http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=6977

It explains all about the purpose of this diffuser (splitter) and what it does.
THANKS PE.... i will print it out now so that i can read the article later.

wooooohooooooooo.




the ARTICLE by BRUNO HEREMANS has 6 parts ( and i think still more to come from him)... this is the MAIN LINK to ALL the publication by him... read on.


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Old 08-29-2004, 03:46 AM   #66
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And one more ... both using the old Protoform Stratus. No heating etc, just cut from the original shell.
so.... how long have you been using this REAR SPLITTER?

did you try also the body without the REAR SPLITTER and the ones WITH the splitter?

what do you feel between both of them?

tell me... tell me... tell me....


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Old 07-14-2005, 02:52 AM   #67
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What tool is everyone using to create such perfect circular holes?
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My 45 with hollow points LOL You can get a circle cutter at your LSH. It's like a compass with a blade on it. 4 or 5 bones I think
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so.... how long have you been using this REAR SPLITTER?

did you try also the body without the REAR SPLITTER and the ones WITH the splitter?

what do you feel between both of them?

tell me... tell me... tell me....


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Here is a pic of the same thing on my MG, I just didn't but the body out.
It definitely make the rear of the car slightly more stable at high speed.


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Old 07-14-2005, 09:22 AM   #70
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My 45 with hollow points LOL You can get a circle cutter at your LSH. It's like a compass with a blade on it. 4 or 5 bones I think

yo hellion MY MAN!!! miss you so much dude!!!

how r ya doin?

i help you with this picture.. so that linds know how the things looks like!!!



DANNY... bring in MORE VIDEOS in your video collection .... they are funny!!! like them all dude!!!! woohoooo!!! especially the little red video!

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Marcos That body is way cool! And it's not a firebird or a vette!!! Good guesses though! last clue (think NASCAR)
and the winner is Lumina.
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Interesting thread, and body cutouts for me is a weak point. Wish I had more patience, but anyway I have a question on the mazda 6 For the rear spoiler the are arrows on the shell Is that to make a slit so it is easy to slide the rear spoiler back and forth? I hesitate to do this being I think it will make it weaker back there.
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Old 07-15-2005, 01:25 PM   #73
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CHUCKMANDO;
The reason the small arrows are engraved in the wing struts is only to kinda "remind" the person mounting the wing that there's a choice to be made here. There are optional screw hole dimples on the struts as well as on the wing: for the specific purpose of "adjustability". The wing as able to be positioned "for" or "aft" or "in-between" to optomize handling on different tracks sizes & racing surfaces. I don't recommend slots being cut in the lexan for the reason you already mentioned: it will be weaker and the screws might pull through.

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:39 PM   #74
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Thanks Dale, Thats the way I usually go, but just wanted to make sure
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