- Stan Pope
- Pine Head Legend
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- Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2003 7:01 pm
- Location: Morton, Illinois
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.
"If it's not for the boys, it's for the birds!"
No.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?
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.Is there any advantage/disadvantage of dealing with all those individual 1/4" cubes if your intent is to use 2 ounces?
Yes.Do you shift the wheelbase if allowed?
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.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.