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Old 11-12-2017, 07:08 PM   #31
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Default Re: The most efficient body type RE: fuel?

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Thanks,
That was interesting. It's a bit different than what I was imagining. I was still looking at having the majority of the suspension (shocks, etc) being part of the chassis, and just putting the motor and brake components in the wheels.

I'm still convinced you would need some more suspension components on the chassis, but having a bit of extra paly in the wheels looks nice too.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:24 PM   #32
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Thanks,
That was interesting. It's a bit different than what I was imagining. I was still looking at having the majority of the suspension (shocks, etc) being part of the chassis, and just putting the motor and brake components in the wheels.

I'm still convinced you would need some more suspension components on the chassis, but having a bit of extra paly in the wheels looks nice too.
Oh, no doubt -- in fact, one of the problems of wheel motors is all that weight being in the wheel itself does Bad Things to handling. Ideally, one keeps to a minimum the amount of stuff not mounted to the body/chassis/etc.

Side-note to the whole "gasburners and lasers" debate: Before the Official Ruling, we assumed a gallon of gas had 25 "power units" in it -- using lasers was supposed to be deleterious to range, so we figured a laser-heavy gasburner's alternator would be getting a workout, and that would deplete the fuel supply swiftly.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:27 PM   #33
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Oh, no doubt -- in fact, one of the problems of wheel motors is all that weight being in the wheel itself does Bad Things to handling. Ideally, one keeps to a minimum the amount of stuff not mounted to the body/chassis/etc.
It's more about keeping things to a happy medium. A high unsprung weight is important.
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