Sat, Dec 15, 2018

Build Diary Wed May 30, 2012

 

Been busy again and the buggy has been on a little trip!!!! (Thanks to Steve ;D ) for its weigh in!!
Anyway been finishing the centre section off (still needs welding)
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Finished the fuel system (the push on tank fittings have now been replaced by threaded versions
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Then this happened!! (As the buggy wouldnt fit on the trailer!!)
loading the buggy into the college motorsport truck ;D 
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Now whos that chappie then!! :o ::) 
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Arriving at the Motorsports section of the college
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Inside the motorsports section (near the weigh bridge)
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Setting up the corner weights
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loading the buggy up
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And then taking her home !!
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So here are a few figures (And we cant call her Ultralite anymore)
Overall weight 646kg !!!!
front axle complete weight 262kg
rear axle complete weight 384kg

Weight difference from left to right front axle 0.5kg
weight difference from left to right rear axle 6.0kg

Doing the maths to work out the spring rates (unladen) front spring rating 240lb rear spring rating 120lb - front is higher poundage due to the mounting point of the shock on the lower arm (9 inches from pivot front 1 inch on rear)

So many many thanks to Steve and Daz for transporting the buggy and setting up the kit so we could corner weight it!!