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Old 12-20-2006, 11:49 AM   #41
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I actually don't have any yet. The wedge (I'm sure there are a lot out the wondering what the hell we're talking about) was a last minute deal on Friday night. I'm hoping to get access to Steve's end mill so I can make new plates and retire my deciduous prototype!
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:53 AM   #42
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deciduous prototype!
I'm gonna go out on a limb...


and say most people will think you misspelled delicious.
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:57 AM   #43
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I'm pretty sure that you're going to be right on the money, although my word choice might not be correct, considering the material I used. I should have said coniferous instead of deciduous.
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Is your next edition going to be closer to the production unit?

Are you going to machine a "wedge"?

If so I'll trade you that tranny we were discussing for a wedge set up!
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:12 PM   #45
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My plan is to machine some sort of wedge. We'll have to get together after you get the Shadow done, as the length and overall height of the wedge is dependent upon your ride height (or axle offset for the plate). I'm game for the trade, since I need to get rid of the boat anchor (read...Pede Tranny) on my P4!

I should hopefully be getting some Garalite to use as the wedge material, so it should match your pretty black plates!
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:15 PM   #46
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i want to see the wedge!!!

when wil the motor be avalible?
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:17 PM   #47
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i want to see the wedge!!!

when wil the motor be available?
Motor is available now... see this thread... I just wanted to beat Dez...

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53664
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:23 PM   #48
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Motor is available now... see this thread... I just wanted to beat Dez...

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53664
I invented beat!

Sounds good Greg, a trip to JC may be in order, in our "off season"!
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:25 PM   #49
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I'm pretty sure that you're going to be right on the money, although my word choice might not be correct, considering the material I used. I should have said coniferous instead of deciduous.
Your truck is a meat-eater???
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #50
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Deciduous is referring to a tree who sheds its leaves every season (oak, walnut, etc.) Coniferous is referring to a tree with needles (pine, spruce, etc.) Coniferous not carnivorous! In other words, my prototype wedge is made of pine wood.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:31 PM   #51
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Does it float?
Very small rocks?
A duck?
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:40 PM   #52
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Funny you should say something about floating. When I first got the truck together (and before adding more weight), I took it down to Hinkson creek at Capen. As soon as I got the front two wheels in the water, it started to float away!! Now, that's light!!

Not sure about the small rocks or a duck, though.

To others interested in this chassis, I mentioned something to Toyo about the wedge design. He seemed to allude to the fact that they may offer a wedge as an accessory later on. Don't quote me on that, though.
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I was making Monty Python references... sorry.
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It would be smart to offer the wedge as an accessory.

Getting the rear axle yoke up out of the way will improve the BMVII's ledge crawling capacity tremendously.
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Amen to that, brother! I was climbing verticals on Saturday that I was unable to do at our last comp in November. I attribute it all to the wedge.
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Amen to that, brother! I was climbing verticals on Saturday that I was unable to do at our last comp in November. I attribute it all to the wedge.
Yeah after the comp you killed a few gates that the PC Clod cleared so it's ability is definetly there!
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:31 PM   #57
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What did i tell ya!
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It would be smart to offer the wedge as an accessory.

If there is... it can't be booty-fabbed. There are many things on the list of accessories for this chassis to make it more "turn-key" ready.
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:26 AM   #59
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I agree that it shouldn't be "booty-fabbed"...that's why I'm going to leave it up to you guys to make them . The biggest issue that I see with creating a wedge that is, in essence turn-key, is whether someone chooses to keep the current ride height of the chassis or if they decide to do what Dez and I did. The angle of the wedge should be able to be kept at a constant (mine is at 25 degrees), but the thickness of the wedge is the issue.

I personally am anxious to see what you guys have in store for accessories for this chassis. I can't really see much more that could possible make it perform better than it does already.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:07 AM   #60
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A pic of the wedge would be nice to see. So I can follow along better.
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