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#26 don.siegel

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:37 AM

Hmm, that dual X12 car is something, as is Jairus' project... but the link in the original post seems to have been ignored. 

 

In fact, the car listed on eBay that ended last week is a pretty amazing find: it seems to have been part of a small run of prototypes intended for sale. Somewhere on the blog should be a thread on this, with the couple known cars. I managed to pick up one on eBay many years ago, and it's got the same rewound motor, and roughly the same chassis, but with a different braking system, using a solenoid, instead of the linkage on the one in this eBay auction. I assume mine was a slightly later development, once they realized the linkage was too fragile...

 

What's strange is that the seller explains he changes the tires in the '90s, since they were dried out, but mine has wheels with integral ball bearings running on piano wire axles; so either he changed the wheel too, or it was indeed an earlier version, with more typical wheels. 

 

Anybody else have one of these? 

 

Here's mine, with the original body.

 

Don 

 

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#27 Jairus

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 11:01 AM

I like it, Don!

Don't want it... but have plans for something better. Gotta finish a VW first though...

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

Okay, getting a few good ideas in my mind.
Motor mounted low in the nose for guide pressure.
Small diameter fan.
Fan mounted under the body... or 75% of the air comes from under to create a vacuum effect.
Ducted fan.
No front wheels (I think...?)
Rudder behind the duct connected to the guide.
Super low profile wheels with some sort of brake connected to the rear axle. Maybe a disc or simple wire wrapped around the axle that tightens up as the power comes off.
Key is good rear wheel grip so Natural or fish rubber for good track contact.
That is all.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:29 PM

Read up on EDF nacelle ducting and thrust tubes.


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