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Discussion in 'Chassis Builds/Pics/Videos' started by Chris Lee Design, Apr 13, 2017.

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    Thought it would be cool to post up pictures of all the cars I made in the order I made them.

    Started Nov 2016.
    MA all day!
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    This FMAR took 1st place at Ultimate Hobbies Jan 2017
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    Attempt at the FL system from Japan. The rear roller setting moves 360 degs.
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    Aqua system from Japan with the FL system in the rear.
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    FMAR and MS suspension
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    MS Suspension build
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    FMAR
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    MS suspension with front damper.
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    FMAR digital turn car.
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    One of my newer sliding damper MS builds.
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    If I'm seeing this right, you have carbon with rectangle hole > carbon with bracket holding spring > rear stay with spring slot, all held down by springs?


    Waaaait a minute...do I spy an LED?
     
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    The sliding damper is from ( Nagasawa - Youtube:
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    Thou knowing what know now...his is more trouble than it's worth imo. Don't need all that carbon. There is a locknut on top of the sliding damper to hold the sliding damper down. Then I have a H-Bar (Rear Multi roller setting carbon piece) Shaved dramatically for the shape (Just for looks, nothing functional...maybe some clearance) and the springs hold the plate complete parallel. I realized that the rear mass dampers don't need to hit to be effective, they just need to absorb the shock from landing a jump, and this thing works beautifully. I shaved the mass damper down to a smaller diameter for weight savings. The LED is from the MS bumperless pieces, and it's super helpful when you are trying to watch 5 cars go around the track.
     
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    Continuing with my next MS

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    1st high speed car.
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    MS for the Dxn Sakura Cup

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    Beautiful work Chris, thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts and images.
     
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    New MA tuned class car. (No cutting of carbon/frp, no trimmed tires etc).

    New team livery (checkout TeamKuso on Instagram)

    The manga featured on the windows is called, Kuso Manga Bukuro and it's awesome. It's literal plot synopsis is "illogical plot lines" which perfectly describes this manga.

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    Stunning, just stunning!!
     
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    Hi Chris, just discovered this thread and interested to see what appear to be reversed wheels on this Sakura Cup MS. I've not seen that before. Is it simply a build option to provide a narrower wheel track (I guess it has the potential to save several mm)? If so, what advantage does that give? Does it perhaps help with corner speed (though at the slight expense of lateral stability)? Either way it obviously necessitates piercing the wheels: do you then simply rely on friction to hold the wheels to the axles? (It doesn't look like you have lock nuts on the axles.)

    And, most importantly, how did you fare in the race?! :)
     
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    Hey David,

    sorry for the late reply, been busy with school.

    It makes the width narrow, there for helps in increasing turning speed. You don't lose as much speed vs a car with a wider stance. since these cars don't have slip differentials, the inner tire tries to spin faster than the outer tires in a corner. Yes, I still pierce the wheels,and yes friction holds it together. I build new cars per race, so I don't know how long these last. Prob a while if you don't have to keep changing them.

    My last big win was the summer dojo race, I win 1st here or there in both tuned and open, and I usually make it to semi-finals every race. keep in mind, my last race wa slike months ago. Haven't been around due to school and other obligations. Hope that helps, video of my first win.

     
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    *Ahem* One way wheel sets *Ahem*.....
    But nobody likes to use them. At least I like them, even if no one else does :D
     

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