First attempt at a ladder chassis...

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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Stan Pope » Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:23 am

Hah! Well done, Whoda!

But sometimes he says, "Ya got enough extra wood in that car to build a sailboat!"

OTOH, I don't tell everyone that ... just some of those who are trying for an ultra-light body.


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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Gtdhw » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:40 pm

Wheels & axle prep up next....I know I could've been more "main-stream", but I just couldn't shake having some "show" in it as well, lol. Hopefully I found a good medium!

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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by birddog » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:14 am

Very nice!



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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by Loder66 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:57 am

Great job! I love the flip top to show the weights! Reminds me of a Funny Car.


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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by LightninBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:42 am

Speedster wrote:LightninBoy, you have put me back to Square One. I thought 1 1/2 ounces was the preferred weight behind the rear axle for a stock wheelbase car. There is a 2 ounce block available. Did you ever use it?
No.
Is there any advantage/disadvantage of dealing with all those individual 1/4" cubes if your intent is to use 2 ounces?
I don't like the size dimensions of the 2 ounce block. The bars from MaxV give me more flexibility. And the cubes give me the most flexibility.
Do you shift the wheelbase if allowed?
Yes.
Is a ladder chassis the absolute best design for a car if speed is your only goal?
Ladder or balsa fill (or combo) is the best, particularly if you are also adding the full X3 style fenders. I like doing balsa fills for scout cars as it creates a very robust car.
There's not much to show that I haven't already described. I do two rows of 6 behind the axle, one row of 6 in front, and the rest are placed in the front weight pocket as dictated by tuning runs on the track.



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Re: First attempt at a ladder chassis...

Post by LightninBoy » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:42 am

Oh and that car turned out awesome. Nice job!



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