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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 11th, 2011, 3:51 am 
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The LOOK and functionality PRICELESS!!!!

Nice, who makes them..

Igg


The actual chutes are from a model rocket company. $12

I found some chrome fabric material for the packs at the local craft/fabric store. Then I made a template and had my mom sew them up for me. $2.99 for enough matrial for about 10 packs.

Mom also had some eyelets laying around for the packs $0

Springs for the launchers at Menards $0.59 each

PVC uses to hold the spring $2.00 for a foot and I used about 5 inches.

The backing plate was just some think styrene I had laying around.


I will get some pics up on how they actually work tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 11th, 2011, 6:16 am 
 
Third channel deployed?


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 11th, 2011, 6:24 am 
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Third channel deployed?


Yes Mike. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 12th, 2011, 6:35 pm 
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Paul the chutes look very nice. They should work well with launching springs, Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 13th, 2011, 5:27 am 
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Paul the chutes look very nice. They should work well with launching springs, Great job!



Thanks.. :mrgreen:

After several tests the springs I am using for the launchers are loosing their spring pressure, they must be some real cheap metal (that's what .59 cents gets you :lol:). I am going to find some other springs and they should be good to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 13th, 2011, 6:22 am 
 
I hear that.

At AE, we were always really careful to get military-spec grade springs. They cost more, but they're necessary for tunable car suspension uses.


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 13th, 2011, 7:00 pm 
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What are the dimensions on the chute?

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 13th, 2011, 8:06 pm 
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36" chute, which is a true 1/4 scale size.

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 14th, 2011, 7:09 pm 
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Here are a couple pics on how the launchers work.

The spring has a plate on the end to push the chute out. The spring has a string that runs through the center to keep it attatched, also I can pull on the back side of the string to pull the launcher in. The spring collapses inside the PVC tube.

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 14th, 2011, 7:12 pm 
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I made the wheelie bar tonight.

Since they are just for looks, I made them out of carbon fiber tubes. It's light as a feather!


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 14th, 2011, 7:31 pm 
 
Paul... You might consider figuring out a way to either remove or somehow swing the wheelie bars up and out of the way for ease of transporting the chassis.

I know that it's difficult to get my FC in and out of the car without the rigid-mounted Quarter Mortar wheelie bar getting in the way, and I broke one CF tube when the car "rolled" in the back of my van. I now disconnect them at the bottom for transport.


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 15th, 2011, 6:10 pm 
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Sunday night update.

Got the spoiler built and mounted. I think the body is about as far as I am going to go for now 'till it's time to paint it.

The final step is the exhaust. It came with zoomies, but I think they were made for a different chassis/engine. I don't know if I am going to make them work, or do something else.


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 15th, 2011, 7:00 pm 
 
Car looks clean, Paul!

Gotta find one of these 1:8 scale Muscle Machines RC cars with the oversized superchargers to scavenge. They occasionally pop up on the 'Bay.

http://www.amazon.com/Muscle-Machines-C ... B000JCPXME


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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 15th, 2011, 7:44 pm 
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Car looks clean, Paul!

Gotta find one of these 1:8 scale Muscle Machines RC cars with the oversized superchargers to scavenge. They occasionally pop up on the 'Bay.

http://www.amazon.com/Muscle-Machines-C ... B000JCPXME



Thanks!!

Yeah, I know. An injector would really set it off. :mrgreen: I sent an e-mail to them to see if I could buy a blower from them but they didn't have any.

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 Post subject: Re: Pacesetter Funny Car
 Post Posted: May 15th, 2011, 8:04 pm 
 
Fun with PhotoShop:

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