Chassis building on a honeycomb ceramic plate.

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Re: Chassis building on a honeycomb ceramic plate.

Postby Retro Racer 44 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:31 pm

A word of advise to all honeycomb users. If you look at the first pic I posted with the Tyrell chassis pinned to the board, you will see the results of an accident I had earlier this week. I was putting the rear cross piece in on a long Studebaker chassis. Hoping it would not move around, I placed two pins behind and one in front. It was a tight fit so I pushed the brass piece down. Pop! The two back pins had been in the last row of holes, and the pressure broke out the sides of the holes.

A message to myself- Don't apply too much pressure to the pins in the board, especially to outside row. The ceramic of these tiles is a bit brittle, and too much lateral force will break them.

Also don't hammer on them. A club-mate of mine, who shall remain anonymous, tapped on his board with a hammer, and it shattered.

Happy honeycomb building,

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Re: Chassis building on a honeycomb ceramic plate.

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:43 pm

Keith, you can just lay a piece of #320 grit sandpaper on a piece of glass and gently swirl the honeycomb flat side down for a few minutes. Then just draw your grid fresh.
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Re: Chassis building on a honeycomb ceramic plate.

Postby Retro Racer 44 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:04 pm

Good idea. I considered doing something like that.

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