Nerdette

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Nerdette

Post by Laserman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:57 am

Hi Sporty and Whoda,

Things have been busy lately, but not so much so that I have no time for my favorite puzzle.

Gentlemen...

It is my pleasure to present to you the very glamorous (and nearly finished)

Nerdette!


[img][IMG]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a56 ... zijnek.jpg[/img][/img]



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Re: Nerdette

Post by Vitamin K » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:43 am

Laserman wrote:Hi Sporty and Whoda,

Things have been busy lately, but not so much so that I have no time for my favorite puzzle.

Gentlemen...

It is my pleasure to present to you the very glamorous (and nearly finished)

Nerdette!


[img][IMG]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a56 ... zijnek.jpg[/img][/img]
That's extremely interesting looking. Not that any of your builds have been anything else... ;)

It looks like you have a 'full circle' wheel weight on one side and a 'semicircle' on the other? What's the reasoning behind that? Biasing weight towards the DFW side? Also, the fenders (and DFW axle insert) appear to be some kind of plastic? Do tell!



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Re: Nerdette

Post by ngyoung » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:11 am

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Re: Nerdette

Post by Laserman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:29 pm

Hi VK,

I see that you have been making friends over on the league forum.

LOL!!!

You should consider joining my posse.

We could use a scrappy guy like you!

Thanks for fixing the photo Nick.

You are correct VK. I am using the wheel weights to balance the weight on the rear wheels.

Nerdette has 3D printed weight pockets/ axle holes as well as 3D printed fenders and shields.

[Edit by gpraceman: Link removed. Should be posted in the Derby Products and Services forum]

This is the place to get some of the gear that is on the ever vivacious Nerdette.

Thanks guys,
Joe
Vitamin K wrote:
Laserman wrote:Hi Sporty and Whoda,

Things have been busy lately, but not so much so that I have no time for my favorite puzzle.

Gentlemen...

It is my pleasure to present to you the very glamorous (and nearly finished)

Nerdette!


[img][IMG]http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a56 ... zijnek.jpg[/img][/img]
That's extremely interesting looking. Not that any of your builds have been anything else... ;)

It looks like you have a 'full circle' wheel weight on one side and a 'semicircle' on the other? What's the reasoning behind that? Biasing weight towards the DFW side? Also, the fenders (and DFW axle insert) appear to be some kind of plastic? Do tell!



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Re: Nerdette

Post by gpraceman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Joe,

If you are looking to sell products, you should review the rules for merchants at http://www.derbytalk.com/faq.php?mode=rules#f0r1. Advertising for your products should be done in the Derby Products and Services forum.


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Re: Nerdette

Post by Laserman » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:48 pm

Thanks Randy,
Will do. Sorry about that.
Best regards,
Joe



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Re: Nerdette

Post by whodathunkit » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:39 pm

:o Wow!! love'n the craftsmanship seen on nerdette car Joe!

See the one using the green house panels also.. killer ideas for light weight materials.

Whoda.


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Re: Nerdette

Post by Laserman » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:03 pm

Ummm.
Has anyone seen an expert builder, with a playful way of spelling certain words, around here?



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Re: Nerdette

Post by sporty » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:27 pm

Hi. Joe..



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Re: Nerdette

Post by Laserman » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi pal,

I have many questions since we have last spoken.

Best regards,
Joe



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Re: Nerdette

Post by sporty » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:34 pm

Ah. Okay.
Feel free to call me.



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