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Old 07-09-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Talking ........Inspired TORSION STICK...........

I owe Del Monte for getting the idea in my head after seeing the video of his.
I fixed the articulation problem. Had to move a whole bunch of things aroun to get it but it came at very unique.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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holy crap i love it.

maybe i should start building comp chassis
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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looks great!

I like the idea of the slanted backbone, it'll be interesting to see how it works.
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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it just looks so wrong, what were you drinking to come up with that?
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:57 PM   #5
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Hell ya bitch.
This thing CRAWLS. I'm excited it's debute on real rocks will be this weekend. I'm going to the LHS tomorrow to pick up some small batteries. Then I can put them where I need to. Even with the battery up high it's still a low cg.
Here are pics from my yard.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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I just went and weighed it 4.7# with 3300 and a lathe. Allso water filled tires. I used them to play in the mud earlier.
So when the brushless gets back in this truck that's good for about 4.oz. The small battery is good for about 8+oz I should break the 4# mark easy.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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Now that is stupid simple at it best!, I love it.
So stupid simple I don't see how it's attached or how it works.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for the sapport guys.
Pics of the mounting to the axles. IT's mounted to the stock tlt double shock link mount thing.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:00 PM   #9
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the torsion stick crawls nice doesn't it?

I'm liking the use of stock mounts too, I might have to try that instead.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:02 PM   #10
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My shaft rust from lack of use.
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the torsion stick crawls nice doesn't it?

I'm liking the use of stock mounts too, I might have to try that instead.
Yes it does.
When it's off set like that it has more leverage to twist the c channel.=more articulation
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:09 PM   #11
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Now I get it. So, if you loosen the bolts up, will it flex more?
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:11 PM   #12
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NO it will axle wrap. That holds it rigid. The channel deflects and twists.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:05 PM   #13
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First the side plates went away, then the shocks & springs went away, pretty soon we'll be crawling with no axles!

All of a sudden the Nanotube is old-school! I can't keep up with you guys.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:45 PM   #14
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Thats pretty slick! Does it articulate evenly to both directions and without a C shaped sway?
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:14 PM   #15
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Looks good.
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:14 PM   #16
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Micro lol nano=old
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Thats pretty slick! Does it articulate evenly to both directions and without a C shaped sway?
Yes its even or so close I can't tell. My eyeball says yes though.
What do you mean"C shaped sway"
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Dude you amaze me sometimes. When do we get to see it in action? Des Moines again this weekend?
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:22 PM   #18
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what is the ground clearance at? i have a plan ill have to try:-P ill let ya know what it is..later
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #19
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JAy I'm going crawling in WI this weekend.

It depends on tires. Anywhere from 2.5" to 3.5"
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JAy I'm going crawling in WI this weekend.

It depends on tires. Anywhere from 2.5" to 3.5"
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