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by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
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Re: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting appro

Thanks Sporty, that makes perfect sense. :bigups:

Scrollsawer
by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
Views: 4812

Regarding glue...

I used Loctite Professional Bond Super Glue to glue the cubes to the rear of the pine, then to the bottom layer of plyboard paneling, then to the top layer of plyboard paneling. I then secured in my woodworking vise for an hour, even though 50% strength is attained in the first 5 minutes. I would be...
by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
Views: 4812

Re: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting appro

Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback. So, Sporty did you say you had your best luck with 12 cubes behind and 12 in front of the rear axle? That's 4 oz. If my math holds up. I understand the value in keeping the weights on either side of the axle balanced, makes perfect sense. But the 12 & 12 is way ...
by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
Views: 4812

Thanks for the feedback.

I can certainly see your point on the heavier weight causing slowness due to weight on the friction-bearing surfaces. I read somewhere that a good goal is to get 3.5 oz. around the rear axles. I am only increasing it by .25 oz., so I'm hoping the relatively small incremental added weight (.25 oz.) w...
by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
Views: 4812

Here's another car with the same weighting

This one comes in at 4 /5/8 oz. car is 1/4" thick (prior to adding the thin laminate sheets).

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Now I need to figure out how to drill precise, canted axle holes. :lol:

Regards,

Scrollsawer
by Scrollsawer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?
Replies: 31
Views: 4812

Am I the only one who has attempted this weighting approach?

I noticed that you can get two rows of 7 1/4" tungsten cubes behind the rear axles by simply cutting off the rear 1/2" of the car, then using laminate sheets on the top and bottom of the car to secure the weights (see picture). http://i46.tinypic.com/357h6yf.jpg My COM for this car is approx. 3/8". ...