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Re: LightninBoy X series cars

Post by DerbyAddicted » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:48 pm

LightninBoy wrote:Thanks guys! I'm not satisfied with that picture, here's a better one for seeing the fender detail. The curve there is quite natural, it sorta just happens as I shape to integrate the front trailing fender with the rear fender.
I'm so glad you don't sell cars or fenders. I would be so tempted to become one of those people I despise. At a minimum, my wallet would be a lot more empty. Beautiful lines on that car.



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Post by LightninBoy » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:15 am

Vitamin K wrote:
LightninBoy wrote:This is for you Vitamin K ... since I promised I'd post a pick of my latest car after the league race. So this is "Mojo". As you can see it is based on the X3 design.
Just looked closer at those rears: Are those "Puma Weights" in there, or just some kind of shield to block airflow?
The latter. Before people get any ideas about doing something similar, remember to check your rules! Many scout rules demand that the inside lettering be visible.



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Post by whodathunkit » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:57 pm

LightninBoy, Nice looking car !

I hear talk.. that some of you guys who are league racers:
Fell that the weight for the tungsten puma weights..
is to heavy and putting to way to much weight out side of the car body.
And that it is not giving the builder as much room to play around with getting the placement
of the tungsten cubes right by haveing to use less of them in the car body now.

I've also seen that alot of league racers are trying different things for wheel weights now
like useing the washers or there makeing there own wheel weights from brass.

Anyway LightninBoy, your wheel weights look to be home made to me!
& from the two car photos of your car:
It's hard to tell if you are useing the tungsten puma weights or not for your league car.


What type of automobile can be spelled the same forwards & backwards?

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Post by LightninBoy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:06 am

I haven't tried the Puma weights yet, so I can't confirm or deny other builders' experiences with them. I strongly considered them, but early in the summer I started down a certain path of investigation and when I really thought about how to integrate the Puma weights into my designs I realized I would have to basically start from square one on weight placement. So I decided to stay with traditional weighting methods and see how far I could take it.

That said, I know that at least two of the cars closest to Mojo were using Puma weights or at least early versions of them. So they overcame any challenges.

I see Joe has introduced the Cub Scout version of the Puma weights. Apart from being more rule friendly for scout racing, I believe they are simply better than the original. I'll *definitely* be giving those a try.



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Post by whodathunkit » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:42 am

LightninBoy wrote:
I see Joe has introduced the Cub Scout version of the Puma weights. Apart from being more rule friendly for scout racing, I believe they are simply better than the original. I'll *definitely* be giving those a try.
Yeah.. That Joe Puma what a nice guy!
He sent me 3 sets of his Cub Scout version of the puma weights in the mail today to try out!
Image Thanks Joe.

And LightninBoy.. What do you think of jig he is useing?


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Post by sporty » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Weights look pretty good.



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Post by Laserman » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi fellas,

I was really hoping that Sporty would be the first to get the weights, but an error occurred with the shipping dept. over here.

Don't worry Sporty, I am going to put together an extra special care package for you.


Lightningboy is very humble, but he actually had some great advice for me to consider when developing the Puma Racing "Cub Weights"

This Cub design is as much his as mine.


The possible drawbacks of the original Puma Racing Weights is the weight that is above the axle line may not be doing as much work as weight a little lower on the car.

Some builders just a hairs breath behind LB are using the weights which leads me to believe that it is a matter of preference.

I think that although the original weight doesn't have as much drop, as it would lower on the car, but it may be conserving energy at the transition by encircling the rear axles.

This decreases the MOI at the transition.



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Post by Laserman » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:43 pm

whodathunkit wrote:
LightninBoy wrote:
I see Joe has introduced the Cub Scout version of the Puma weights. Apart from being more rule friendly for scout racing, I believe they are simply better than the original. I'll *definitely* be giving those a try.
Yeah.. That Joe Puma what a nice guy!
He sent me 3 sets of his Cub Scout version of the puma weights in the mail today to try out!
Image Thanks Joe.

And LightninBoy.. What do you think of jig he is useing?

OK Mark,

Now check out THAT packaging job!

Thanks for posting the photo!

The packaging has some hidden uses too.

Knowing you, you probably deduced that already.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas,
Joe



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Post by whodathunkit » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:10 pm

It looks as if I let the cat out of the bag to soon.. (Sorry Sporty!)

Joe, I was very :o to see the new verrison of the Cub Scout Puma weights in the mail today.
I must say I like what you have done with the weights & for the packaging as well.
Laserman wrote: OK Mark,
Now check out THAT packaging job!
Thanks for posting the photo!
The packaging has some hidden uses too.
Knowing you, you probably deduced that already.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas,
Joe
Thanks Joe!
And Danistayohihv & Aliheli'sdi Itse Vdetiyvasadisv to you also.


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Post by Topspin.D » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:09 am

Who sells these weights... I'm interested in trying some out?



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Post by Laserman » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:39 pm

Hi Ma-Ga,

Wow! Nobody ever said that to my face before, but I will take it as a compliment coming from you.

Hi Topspin,

Derby Monkey is carrying the Puma Cub Weights.

http://www.derbymonkeygarage.com/puma-p ... p/7979.htm

Thanks,
Joe



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Re: LightninBoy X series cars

Post by davet » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:16 pm

LB, you're showing us some pretty awesome cars that I'm looking at pretty hard. I'll take a shot and ask, what kind of DFW weight are you getting on that blue monokote car?



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Re: LightninBoy X series cars

Post by Laserman » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:53 pm

Another beauty LB!

I did not realize that you made your rear fenders so long.

Thanks for the top view.

Best,
Joe



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