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"air-buggy" - stage one

Old 10-02-2008, 09:32 PM
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Ha!, yeah, but I'd put that in the buggy for accurate effect. I just got back from testing the new radio, NO MORE GLITCHING!. I had a couple runs that were around 60MPH!!!, it was awesome. The wheels are tough as hell, I turned too hard once and cartwheeled for 6 feet and no damage. The motor skid plate worked and I managed to avoid any prop strike. I may never get a chance to get video as there is a forecast for snow mixed with rain, but I had a blast. The next change needs to be moving the motor/gearbox down to the chassis and using a jesel-type vacuum-cleaner belt to transfer the drive to the prop-tower. That should lower the center of gravity enough for radical turning, I have to really be careful right now, it is very hard to drive in anything but a straight line.
Old 10-03-2008, 03:58 AM
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Ha!, yeah, but I'd put that in the buggy for accurate effect. I just got back from testing the new radio, NO MORE GLITCHING!. I had a couple runs that were around 60MPH!!!, it was awesome. The wheels are tough as hell, I turned too hard once and cartwheeled for 6 feet and no damage. The motor skid plate worked and I managed to avoid any prop strike. I may never get a chance to get video as there is a forecast for snow mixed with rain, but I had a blast. The next change needs to be moving the motor/gearbox down to the chassis and using a jesel-type vacuum-cleaner belt to transfer the drive to the prop-tower. That should lower the center of gravity enough for radical turning, I have to really be careful right now, it is very hard to drive in anything but a straight line.
With that kind of speed, you can prob afford to scrub some with a lil wt up front for steer and a rear wing to plant it a bit. Sounds like a hauler. What's it sound like ?
Old 10-03-2008, 10:48 AM
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It sounds like a JU-87 RC Stuka making a pass, three blades have a nicer tone than two IMO.
Old 10-03-2008, 11:20 AM
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Ah, I know, I'll widen the front track before moving the motor or adding weights.
Old 12-17-2008, 10:16 AM
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This is the first version of what I call the air-buggy, it's mostly spare parts and a bit of fabricated aluminum. The machine is much faster than I had expected, and that's just running a reedy conquest motor with an 8x6 prop. I think I need a 7700kv MM and alot more asphalt for this to stretch it's legs.
O.K. now THAT is interesting.

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