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#76 tonyp

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 09:10 PM

Yes.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 11:58 PM

That's some "Evil Beaver" right there. They came out masterful, Tony.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but to MR questions and to 'elaborate' on your statement. "One less thing to effect the flex of the center section.".

 

The floating bit bar in a box lets the main rails flex more translating to bite.

Also... under bite (vertical torsional rail flex) the hinged pans lift later than if the bite bar is fixed to the main rails... and... the pans can tip up with a delayed/less pronounced lift effect on the main rails. Also... under braking the down flex of the main rails still let the pan lift in the corner, ... should be able to drive it in deeper.

 

The chassis in #72 adds another major 'dynamic' to the bite bars weighted effect. When the car hits the bank it holds the bar (-pans) down.

 

I can't tell from the picture but if there is some side play at the front center pivot... then... um... on a flat (or those tricky off camber) tracks 'all bets are off'... LOL.

 

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:42 AM

Looks beautiful!! Isn't that considered a centerline hinge? I feel the can of worms opening!!


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 08:41 AM

It doesn't rotate. Center hinge applies to center section. It just moves side to side.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 08:47 AM

Plus it's solid to the tube.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:04 PM

Plus (or minus) it is .001" off the true center.  :D

 

Notice: No worms!


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 04:15 PM

As long as the main rails don't rotate around it, it's not a center hinge... just a center weight.


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Posted 25 December 2014 - 06:36 PM

Bada-bing.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

Did some testing with a shrunken Beaver this past weekend. Very promising. I would say stay tuned! 


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

A "shrunken Beaver"... that sounds interesting or maybe obscene. :o

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:11 PM

Sneak peak, Bill.
 
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

Thanks, Noose. I was a little worried there. :)
 
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:49 PM

Update, guys - I was searching around for a new waterjet house, and have just secured one. We have some good ideas for how this kit will go together, and we gotta get the production design just right and produced to the high standard that you want.

we will be working towards getting stock for these in the next few weeks. Hang tight just a bit more...
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:55 AM

Here is the Shrunken Beaver in race form. As noted, it ran great and some fine tuning will be done. As it weighed 105 grams, no lead. 

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Ohhh, you make my stuff look sooo goood.
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

Remember, a house is only as good as its foundation. :)
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

Or its women.
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

Very nice put together design!

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:21 PM

Will be running the "Wally Beaver" #127 at the Checkpoint!

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

Mike,

I would like to see a full picture of your interesting War Beaver build.
 
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

The "Wally Beaver" is from the skilled hands of Mr. Duffy himself.

Will post full chassis shots later, have to get some zzzs... up all night getting "Wally" together for the Checkpoint race.
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:11 PM

You are going to like it, Mike. They are good right out of the box, but really seem to come into their own after a few races. Both of mine seem to get that much better every time I run them.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

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My GT Coupe for the GRRR series.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:43 AM

Can-Am Plus for Mr. Noose. 40.1 grams.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:11 AM

Can-Am Plus for me. 93 grams. Three rails .055", .047" pans... HVR ball bearing fronts. Mclaren by Noose.

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