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Old 2010.09.16, 09:33 PM   #1
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Lexan wings

Back in 2005, we cut up an AutoScale box and made wings for our cars. They were lighter, more durable, and provided more downforce than their plastic counterparts.

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Old 2010.09.16, 09:52 PM   #2
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Back in 2005, we cut up an AutoScale box and made wings for our cars. They were lighter, more durable, and provided more downforce than their plastic counterparts.

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That is a brilliant idea. Are they up for order?
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Old 2010.09.16, 09:58 PM   #3
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Ive been waiting for these for years. Im still cutting up Autoscale cases for wings...
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Old 2010.09.16, 10:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Orders will probably go up next week. I want to try them out first, and make sure we don't need to make any tweaks.

These have been a long time coming. We started and stopped this project twice with two different vendors. Decided to just do it ourselves after no one could deliver what we were asking for.
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Old 2010.09.16, 11:54 PM   #5
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hmm... is this a one wing fits all kinda thing? or do you have different models for the different bodies? i couldn't tell from the pics... any pricing yet?
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Old 2010.09.17, 12:13 AM   #6
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Ive been waiting for these for years. Im still cutting up Autoscale cases for wings...
I still love to make wings from Autoscale case but if these finally become a product, I don't mine trying it out.
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Old 2010.09.17, 12:49 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! Orders will probably go up next week. I want to try them out first, and make sure we don't need to make any tweaks.

These have been a long time coming. We started and stopped this project twice with two different vendors. Decided to just do it ourselves after no one could deliver what we were asking for.
I am planning an order from you guys anyway. I'll absolutely grab a couple of these too.
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Old 2010.09.17, 12:49 PM   #8
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This single wing is designed for most popular racing bodies and to fit under the dimensional rules of the current sanctioning bodies.
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Old 2010.09.17, 01:41 PM   #9
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love the idea of the wing... great call... just wondering.. i have always felt that a wider wing would give you more stability on a large flowy high speed track and a narrower wing would allow for more rotation on a tighter more technical layout... any chance you guys will be making a version II wing for the more technical layouts?...
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I am sure that if these become popular, we will offer different types in the near future. At least this is our intention. For the time being though, 1 type will have to do :P

Anyways, if you require more rotation, something very easy to do is cut the wing down shorter or cut the chord length down as well. This makes a much bigger difference than the actual width of the wing.

Funny thing is I actually do the opposite. On shorter technical courses I run bigger wings to get more grip at low speeds. On longer courses I tend to run smaller wings to get better top speed. The higher speeds provide the smaller wing with more down force than on a slow track.
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I am sure that if these become popular, we will offer different types in the near future. At least this is our intention. For the time being though, 1 type will have to do :P

Anyways, if you require more rotation, something very easy to do is cut the wing down shorter or cut the chord length down as well. This makes a much bigger difference than the actual width of the wing.

Funny thing is I actually do the opposite. On shorter technical courses I run bigger wings to get more grip at low speeds. On longer courses I tend to run smaller wings to get better top speed. The higher speeds provide the smaller wing with more down force than on a slow track.
i understand what you are saying and maybe i expalined myself incorrectly... i change the width of the wing not the overall size of the wing flap and the sides... i leave it longer left to right on large tracks and shorter left to right on tighter tracks... the wing flap and sides alwyas stay the same... i will adjust the angle of the wing flap depending on the amount of rear traction that i need... or take away from the front if needed...
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non the less.. awesome job on the wing...
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Understood.

I am just saying that the same effect can be achieved with a shorter chord and/ or trailing edge. This is how it is adjusted on the larger scale cars, including full size ones.
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Old 2010.09.21, 10:48 PM   #14
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Got the first sample cut and mounted. Looks and fits awesome! More pics on the blog!
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Old 2010.09.21, 11:01 PM   #15
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Got the first sample cut and mounted. Looks and fits awesome! More pics on the blog!
That wing is amazing. Although I think your body is a riding a little low
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