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#1 roy2k1

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:11 AM

Hello there

Im just curious to know, whether is there any carbon fiber chassis for slot cars? like those of an RC car tongue.gif. If there is can I know who amnufacture them?

Im thinking bling bling on the car hahaahah

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:45 AM

Hi roy2k1.

I don't know if you can puchase ready of the shelf, but there is this article in the resources section.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 09:59 AM

There was a German company offering cars with carbon fibre chassis. Can't remember if they were 1/32 or 1/24. I think you could say they were positioned at the upper end of the market! I looked at their website last year, but can't find the link - sorry.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:07 AM

Indeed there is a slot car manufacturer specialized in carbon fibre chassis cars. Like this one:






#5 roy2k1

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

Woowooahhhhh

Double crown and double motor. How fast are these monsters? I saw their site, but they are in German. Wonder they can send postage to my country though. Will you get a real significant advantage in handling compare to those of composite plastic like the Slot.it HRS2?

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#6 PRO_X_JOE

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:31 AM

Looks heavy even with a carbon fiber chassis......

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:35 AM

Rear tire looks like it has a split in it..... But braid looks unused ?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:37 AM

People have been trying duel motor designs in different configurations since the 60s. I have yet to see a design that works. For 1/32 scale slots there is a simple rule that faultlessly works. KISS. If you dont believe in KISS buy one of those G-slot cars and see what happens.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:44 AM

Hi guys
I,ve been building C/F cars for the last 3 years for early birds meeting but unlike the german one shown here the ones I build are all carbon fibre including the motor mpounts andaxle holders
Ther are constructed like metal chassis but use sheet carbon fibre and stuctural adhesive as usede on full size race cars
They certainly are stong enough but for various reasons havn,t been notably succesful although they are very accelerative and stop well due to their light weight

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#10 rooster364

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hi, that Merc looks like a serious bit of kit. At 259 Euros I suppose it should be. Very nice. How does it run?

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#11 rick1776

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:23 AM

Hmmm only 4 times more expensive than the G-slot. Should go 4 times better thumbsup.gif

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#12 roy2k1

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:06 PM

Wow more info popping up. hehehe

Thanks you all. Do this german company sell to other countries?

rooster364, where did you get the CAD design? from the site? looks pretty cool though.

I think I'm gonna try with Artslot idea of making your own chassis board. lol... Where can I get those carbon fiber sheet?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

1/24th scale "Wing Cars" have tried CF chassis with mixed results. If you are interested in seeing a typical design, I can try to dig up photos if there is interest expressed.

None of the design would apply to 1/32 home racing type cars.
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#14 rooster364

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hi Roy, yes all pics & info from the German site. I just use this site http://uk.babelfish.yahoo.com/ to translate.

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#15 roy2k1

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

Wow ok

THanks for the translator webpage

And oh yes pls,MG Brown show me the typical design , will be intresting...smile.gif

Anyone else have their 1/32 CF slotcar to show? Can feed my eyes tongue.gif

Thanks
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