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CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:50 am

Seen that he has made up a chassis for this car.

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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:38 am

We have advanced quite a long way when one of my best running cars has an alternative chassis option. I wonder if, after the cataract surgery, I will be able to keep an eye on a car faster than the L88's I have now.
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby williamg » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:40 am

Hope that the pricing for a printing unit come down more to produce a chassis at home.


More options we have the better, and 3d printing is a big part of the future.
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:50 am

It's more about the knowledge and skill to create the designs. I am slowly teaching myself with CAD but soon it's time to take a few courses.
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby Changing-Gearz » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:53 am

HomeRacingWorld wrote:It's more about the knowledge and skill to create the designs. I am slowly teaching myself with CAD but soon it's time to take a few courses.


Harry - in a past life - I was a CAD teacher and did support at various companies! I'm too short on patience now to do it though - If somebody were to ask me how to draw a line I'd probably snap. Though I still mentor a couple kids and speak at the local high school about it. I sort of realized I was getting easily agitated and went on to new challenges.
Its been nice to apply all those years on doing chassis - its actually "work" I like to do. Keeps my hand in the software and still gives me some street credit when I go the CAD user group meetings. And I still screw things up after 30 something years - so I'm definitely not perfect.

Thanks for posting that link! There's a nice club in the Pittsburgh area that pushed that one along. I reduced the price 15% on certain colors until the end of summer-ish - A) Because it's "Corvette Summer" and B) I know the Shapeways price is semi-crazy so I'm trying to pass on a bit of a break.... Most of that cost is Shapeways unfortunately.

I've got 2 chassis in front of me I'll probably release this week as well. Plus working on Interior trays and some other bits our dealers will carry this season....
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby mikeinclover » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:08 am

I was so happy to see this chassis, it was kinda funny because I was just thinking to myself that I should ask Matt to make that chassis as I have a few L88 Corvettes that I would like to modify a little. Thanks Matt for getting another fine product to market for us.
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby joe lister » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 am

Changing Gearz,
This chassis is long over due in my mind and will definitely be in my next Shapeways order.
On a separate note, although I don't have one to convert, I like what you are doing with the Fly Ferrari 250 LM chassis and making the interior to fit as well. I especially appreciate the option you have with the interior and chassis available as a combined package to save some money. I applaud that effort and hope to see that option on other chassis going forward.
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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby glasshorsevh » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:17 am

Ok, well, I transitioned through several CAD softwares before going on through management and then web programming and I find it interesting that my main hobby is going in that direction, but I prefer fabrication with wood brass and solder. Sorry, I try to stay away from the computer on my down time (ok, I just got off work and here I am)... I have purchased a couple of chassis from Shapeways in order to be proxy-competitive for next year, but I'm just as glad that someone else is doing it... Good luck Harry, you never learn everything there is to know about operating a real CAD program... another hobby in itself...or career.

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Re: CG Slotcars L88 Corvette Chassis

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:34 am

My eldest boy (almost 40 now!), started with CAD and transitioned from there. He uses Solidworks now, for a custom carbon fiber manufacturing outfit. He designs and oversees fabrication of several bits and pieces of high performance GM cars as well as wedges for runner's shoes and all kinds of other stuff. This is the kid who wrote so tiny in grade school that he got away with not bothering to get spelling correct. When he was caught he spent a whole summer month writing papers for me, and I looked for the most pathetically boring subjects I could find, with as many complex terms as possible. I have always wondered if that was where he fell in love with engineering.

Now that carbon fiber is in common use all over the world, it looks like there is yet another incredible material that will come along soon, a further development of carbon fiber. Nanotech is coming.
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