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Old 05-19-2009, 01:05 AM
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Yes you will see this buggy built on the show in a few months.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:23 AM
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I know you've probably already addressed this and it will work but I can't quite wrap my mind around the rear axle. I've seen a few rear engine buggies built with Toy axles and Samurai engines and I understand that flipping the axle and swapping the kingpins in that application allows the vehicle to still continue forward (relitive to chassis shape). Won't having 2 Toy fronts oppose each other with the same input and try to drive away from each other? I imagine I could wrap my mind around it if I was at home (just roll my spare axle around) but right now i'm at a loss.

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:54 PM
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I know you've probably already addressed this and it will work but I can't quite wrap my mind around the rear axle. I've seen a few rear engine buggies built with Toy axles and Samurai engines and I understand that flipping the axle and swapping the kingpins in that application allows the vehicle to still continue forward (relitive to chassis shape). Won't having 2 Toy fronts oppose each other with the same input and try to drive away from each other? I imagine I could wrap my mind around it if I was at home (just roll my spare axle around) but right now i'm at a loss.

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Beause it is a transaxle buggy the power will be diverted to the wheel with the most "slip" like a standard differential....if the front has traction the buggy goes forward, if the rear has traction it will go backward you just have to be able to see where the rocks are and plan you driving














Actually, I will cover the diff flip in a later episode and then you will understand completely.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:57 AM
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Seems a little counter productive to me... Your not going to weld the honda "diff" to make equal power to both ends? Like I said... you've probably got it figured out but my brain just can't wrap around the physics of it right now... Still intrigued though...

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Old 05-20-2009, 03:12 AM
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Beause it is a transaxle buggy the power will be diverted to the wheel with the most "slip" like a standard differential....if the front has traction the buggy goes forward, if the rear has traction it will go backward you just have to be able to see where the rocks are and plan you driving
Thinking about this a little more... Your not being sarcastic are you Ian...

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Old 05-20-2009, 10:34 AM
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I'm sure he is. Yes you weld the diff up in the trans axle so both sides have equal power to them.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:05 AM
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I'm sure he is. Yes you weld the diff up in the trans axle so both sides have equal power to them.

Actually I have something a little cooler than a welded diff for that buggy....you will have to wait and see....
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:18 PM
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i really like that design and you are doing a fantastic job.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:24 AM
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Actually I have something a little cooler than a welded diff for that buggy....you will have to wait and see....
ARB custom build you a diff for your transaxle?If so, you suck.LOL
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:34 PM
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its looking awesome!
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:09 PM
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Great looking chassis! Is there any chance of getting a copy of the bend-tech file?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:42 PM
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Sorry dude, no way.

I promised Jeremy I would not give it to anyone.....if it was one of my designs then hell yeah I would share but I have to protect his investment in it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:06 PM
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Thats cool Ian, thanks for the responce. I'll be watching this build for sure.
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Great looking chassis! Is there any chance of getting a copy of the bend-tech file?
Chris, I can't find you in my database of bend-tech customers. PM me your serial number.

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:12 PM
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Chris, I can't find you in my database of bend-tech customers. PM me your serial number.

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Chris, I can't find you in my database of bend-tech customers. PM me your serial number.

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Fabcam, is that because you are worried about piracy?
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:10 PM
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To stop Cris from hijacking my thread....jeez do you think you own the place!!!!!!

Here are a few updates







This is a mandatory crawler shot..


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Old 06-03-2009, 01:59 AM
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Wow no comments.....come awn OFN
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:02 AM
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I'm still waiting to see how you handle the rear diff...

Looks good so far Ian!

Paul G.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:23 AM
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Ian,

I dig your steering column mount.
Is the side mounted radiator going to move the air in towards the engine or out and away from the rig? I would think that out and away would really help with driver fatigue, especially in the heat of summer. Nice job so far keep the pictures coming.

Jaysin

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