First attempt at a ladder chassis...

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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Stan Pope » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:23 am

Hah! Well done, Whoda!

But sometimes he says, "Ya got enough extra wood in that car to build a sailboat!"

OTOH, I don't tell everyone that ... just some of those who are trying for an ultra-light body.


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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Gtdhw » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:40 pm

Wheels & axle prep up next....I know I could've been more "main-stream", but I just couldn't shake having some "show" in it as well, lol. Hopefully I found a good medium!

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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by birddog » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:14 am

Very nice!



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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Loder66 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:57 am

Great job! I love the flip top to show the weights! Reminds me of a Funny Car.


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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by LightninBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:42 am

Speedster wrote:LightninBoy, you have put me back to Square One. I thought 1 1/2 ounces was the preferred weight behind the rear axle for a stock wheelbase car. There is a 2 ounce block available. Did you ever use it?
No.
Is there any advantage/disadvantage of dealing with all those individual 1/4" cubes if your intent is to use 2 ounces?
I don't like the size dimensions of the 2 ounce block. The bars from MaxV give me more flexibility. And the cubes give me the most flexibility.
Do you shift the wheelbase if allowed?
Yes.
Is a ladder chassis the absolute best design for a car if speed is your only goal?
Ladder or balsa fill (or combo) is the best, particularly if you are also adding the full X3 style fenders. I like doing balsa fills for scout cars as it creates a very robust car.
There's not much to show that I haven't already described. I do two rows of 6 behind the axle, one row of 6 in front, and the rest are placed in the front weight pocket as dictated by tuning runs on the track.



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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by LightninBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:42 am

Oh and that car turned out awesome. Nice job!



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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by RacerRemy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:22 pm

How did you attach the "hood" or top of the car?

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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by whodathunkit » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:02 pm

I can't say for sure how Gtdhw attached the top cover to the car.
However if this is what your looking to do for your car.. maybe try using some Rc airplane hinge tape or some CA glue on type airplane hinges.
To give you the access needed under your top cover plate.


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