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NK2007
01-13-2007, 10:46 PM
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Gabriel Mendez
01-13-2007, 10:52 PM
Looks Good Guys, We are also building a "Double Decker" frame about 12'' high. We are using aluminum. Curious why steel?

=Martin=Taylor=
01-14-2007, 01:08 AM
I have often debated about using steal in a drivetrain. Would the wieght-to-strength ratio be better then alluminum if you used 1/32" wall?

What wall thickness are you using?

NK2007
01-14-2007, 01:18 AM
The steel is 1/16. Usually we would cut 4x4" box aluminum into c-channel, however, with the price of aluminum soaring, we couldn't find any. After comparing a custom built frame using the kitbot aluminum and the steal, this was only 4 pounds heavier.

also, we do not know anyone who can weld aluminum, so that also influenced the decision.


Oh, btw, the frame is upside-down for all those who haven't figured that out already =).

BranMan662
01-14-2007, 02:37 AM
Oh, btw, the frame is upside-down for all those who haven't figured that out already =).

Sadly, my midnight brain didn't figure that out :p Great job so far this year Neill, I think you guys have a pretty good chance as long as you keep this momentum.

Cyberguy34000
01-14-2007, 05:08 PM
(tears up)

It's just so beautiful!

We've been underweight in the past with aluminum frames, adding steel plates at the end just to make up for the weight leftover. With a steel frame like this I don't think we'll have to worry about being underweight...

-Chris