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Red MS chassis (new) project

Discussion in 'MS' started by Witti, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Witti

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    May I share my project here, perhaps you can advise/comment something. ;)

    I saw some m4wd Batman cars and I like them very much so that is inspiration of this project. :D

    I have almost completely collected parts except floating gear but never mind project is kicking off! :cool:

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  2. Witti

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    2019.02.28 work
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    It looks good. a couple suggestions/questions related to your front end.

    1. Most of us are not running the 17mm rollers inside the 12/13 any more. It was supposed to help with the rocking straights but was not very necessary.

    2. How is the AT system working on the front end? I always had problems with roller angle going negative because of the placement of the AT system in the middle of the plate instead of the end. Now that I'm running 2019 style AT bumper with sliding damper, it seems much better.

    3. What are you doing for body damper system?

    4. I've had trouble with the standard motor cover popping up on MS flex cars and have gone to the reinforced version to fix the problem.
     
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  4. Witti

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  5. Witti

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    Thank you for your suggestion.

    I have not tried it yet but this AT system won a lot of races.

    The pictures in previous post show the front body damper and I am now studying for the back damper. Do you have any suggestion?

    Oh!!... let see the outcome from this car.

    :)
     
  6. ltr74

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    Looks like kind of Shige system for the frond body damper. I run one on my MS flex. I've found with only running the single screw on each side on the rear side you can get some shifting of the body damper system. I am not sure if yours has some kind of fix for this. My solution was gluing in a small brace at the front as well as gluing the carbon pieces together in addition to the screws.

    Here is my front mount showing the extra brace
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    For rear damper system most of us are either running car catcher damper or something like this picture.
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    Almost done ;)

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    After long waiting.... the last parts has already been arrived. Yes!! :D

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    Red MS chassis project has been finished. Thank you for watching. :)

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    i hate sounding like a complete noob, but what is a AT system? I've seen it all over but can't figure out what exactly it does and what makes it AT - and how to make one

    thanks
     
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    Awesome work! Love to see those Project-M auto track. Btw is your ojapro-like lantern do not have an o-ring as lifter?

    I tried to incorporate the ojapro lantern to Project-M auto track however due to the thickness of the spring seems like the system is crowded and the auto track barely moves due to the base plate of the ojapro is touching the springs of the auto track.

    Here's mine and I drill a hole to fit in the base plate of the ojapro. But at the moment I switch back to traditional auto track using super x front plate because the movement is stiff maybe if I enlarge the grove section of the base plate of the ojapro maybe it will give me a smoother response.

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  14. ltr74

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    AT means Auto Track, it is a system to help the car stay in when the rollers hit the wall when landing. You can kind of think of it as suspension for your roller stay. When your car jumps not quite straight and the bottom of your roller hits the track with a standard rigid roller, it may flip over and course out. With Auto Track, the little spring action will absorb some of that shock allowing the car to better recover from landing. The system I am using incorporates increasing front roller angle to further guide the car into the track any time the body damper system activates.

    My build instructions and video are here: http://m4race.com/threads/front-at-bumper-tutorial-with-video-and-pdf-instructions.529/

    I was able to test mine last week at a race and it worked great. In fact at the race, all three cars were running front AT systems(two my style, the third different) and two of the three running anchor rear systems. They are quite simple to make and are becoming more standard lately.
     
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