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08-21-2008 09:46 PM  12 years ago
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Pistol Pete

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Wood "Sports" Car
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I have been following this and think its fastastic.
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08-21-2008 10:41 PM  12 years ago
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Other cars made with wood
This one is more like it.

The "Family Truckster"

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08-22-2008 02:29 AM  12 years ago
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Here is a work in progress.A coat of paint,maybe some trim and you are good to go.

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08-22-2008 02:47 AM  12 years ago
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Carry a large pair of tweezers with you for when you crash and you have to pull all them splinters
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08-22-2008 02:53 AM  12 years ago
Topher

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"Splinter" could top 240 mph when completed later this year, and wood will be used in its construction wherever possible, including the chassis, body, and large percentages of the suspension components and wheels.
Another Darwin award in progress.
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08-22-2008 03:42 AM  12 years ago
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I hear they are making a highly fuel effecient version out of balsa wood.
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08-22-2008 06:18 AM  12 years ago
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I hear they are making a highly fuel effecient version out of balsa wood.
. . . covered in Sig AeroKote, of course.
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08-22-2008 01:44 PM  12 years ago
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Don't laugh, balsa is and has been a good core material for composite panel construction. Very strong, excellent compressive strength in the grain axis direction.

Wood is an overall excellent material- Hey V-blades have wood core, right? (I haven't busted a pair to find out yet)

A couple of my favorite WWII fighter aircraft were all or mostly wood- the de Havilland Mosquito being one. Piano makers and like tooling were used, could be quickly adapted to the available skill sets and manufacturing capabilities in the UK at the time.
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08-22-2008 02:06 PM  12 years ago
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Bell 47's and Hillers use lots of balsa in their blades. Also, C5 Corvettes have balsa composite floors.Helicopters are cool!
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08-22-2008 02:37 PM  12 years ago
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lol coffin with an engine Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth
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08-22-2008 02:57 PM  12 years ago
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Interesting how some already condemned it.

Did any bother to go into the details about it?

I guess those manufacturers that sponsored them dont have a clue how to invest.

Well, in any event, as a craftman I appreciate the art and above all the function behind it.

Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.
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08-22-2008 04:08 PM  12 years ago
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I wasn't condemming it. Just making a joke.
I would like mine made from Mahogany and Teak. A real sailors car.
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08-22-2008 05:40 PM  12 years ago
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Interesting how some already condemned it.

Did any bother to go into the details about it?

I guess those manufacturers that sponsored them dont have a clue how to invest.
It's a grad project not an investment. And Iv seen it before, its been around for probably close to a year now. And I have seen all the details I need to see to know it will be a death trap. Wood is a very poor structural material.

I think pigs comment, "Coffin with an engine" is an accurate one.
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08-22-2008 05:52 PM  12 years ago
helimatt

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Topher,
Wood is a very poor structural material.
I agree that its not the best for every application (and probably not a great idea for much of a car's structure) but why say that wood is a "very poor" structural material? If you can select the right materials to get consistent grain and hardness its an excellent material, very light for strength, natures composite as it were. For that matter carbon fiber isn't best for many applications, but undoubtably its an excellent material in the right applications.

I am not saying I support a wood car either way, or this particular project, but it might have its merits. BTW, some of the early turbine engines built for model applications used WOOD for the compressor rotor structure! The design I am thinking of was by well-known pioneer Kurt Shreckling. I was floored when I heard that, but it provided a good way to build centrifugal compressors without specialized castings or forgings.
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08-22-2008 05:58 PM  12 years ago
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Here you can make your car run on wood.kinda scary,wood car,wood for fuel?Be like sellin your car for gas money

http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.u...VOLKSWAGENS.htm
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08-22-2008 05:59 PM  12 years ago
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<Spicoli voice> Like wow man, balsa's like so soft and everything, but like, it's a hardwood, dude, but, like, it's not a hard wood, whoa. </Spicoli voice>
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08-22-2008 06:02 PM  12 years ago
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Yah and if he ever needed to fix it,his dad has an AWSOME set of toolsJamie Griffith
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08-22-2008 06:02 PM  12 years ago
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08-22-2008 08:21 PM  12 years ago
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Awesome set of tools...
Because.....
HE'S A TV REPAIRMAN!!!!
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08-22-2008 10:01 PM  12 years ago
Pistol Pete

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It's a grad project not an investment.
Incorrect...it is not a grad project AND I stand corrected...its not an investment but it does have sponshorships at this time.

So what does that means to you? Either way your opinion has been noted...thanks.
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