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Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 01 Jun 2016, 20:55

Paid another visit to the laser cutters to collect my skid plates. Very pleased with them. Cut from 6mm stainless so very sturdy.
I was going to make some heavy duty prop bars but i think with these plates bolted to the originals theres no need. Will have to beef up the rear mounts though.
Not sure why i left a gap between the end of the engine bar and the start of the prop bars ? I will get a piece cut to fill in.

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby max and caddy » 01 Jun 2016, 21:12

They look a bit overkill...what are you planning?!
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby nicq » 01 Jun 2016, 21:16

You'll never roll it, C of G must be 20mm above the ground now!!!
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 01 Jun 2016, 21:43

I thought my "Chobham Armour" was overbuilt with 5mm boiler plate, but that was what I had lying around!

IME you will need an infill at the forward end of the engine/gearbox plate, the telltale scuffs on mine showed that first bend to be the bit that regularly made contact with planet Earth...

(If its not upswept at the front it may well act as a mud scoop)

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Simon Baxter » 02 Jun 2016, 08:11

How much does that lot weigh?
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 02 Jun 2016, 08:26

I agree, they are a bit "over kill", in my head 6mm wasn't too thick but in the flesh they certainly are beefy ! .One good thing is they are strong enough to jack off.
I might thin them down on the mk2 version and extend the gearbox plate to fill the gap.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby syncropaddy » 02 Jun 2016, 17:42

4 mm aluminium plate would be plenty good enough and weigh a sixth of that stainless!
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby max and caddy » 02 Jun 2016, 20:56

Handy if you stray into a mine field..
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jun 2016, 20:58

You need blast deflection hull technology for that.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 02 Jun 2016, 22:08

Simon Baxter wrote:How much does that lot weigh?

39kg !
Getting mk2 version cut from 4mm stainless. With a few modifications, extending the gearbox plate and adding a pair of "wings" to the front diff plate to protect the Fox remote reservoirs.
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 02 Jun 2016, 23:24

Use of stainless may well promote galvanic corrosion at the interface with the steel to which it is bolted...
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 03 Jun 2016, 06:40

silverbullet wrote:Use of stainless may well promote galvanic corrosion at the interface with the steel to which it is bolted...
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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 03 Jun 2016, 14:47

:lol: I don't! You have introduced a large surface area of stainless steel to the structure; area is the crucial factor.

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby Oilline » 03 Jun 2016, 21:05

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Re: Stainless Skid Plates

Postby silverbullet » 03 Jun 2016, 21:12

What about the threads?

Sorry this is coming across like I am putting a downer on it, that's not my intention.

Stainless steel has its place but sometimes the non-rusting appeal has unintended consequences.

Stainless is tough but also fairly soft, so it will dent and stretch. Not necessarily what you want in a bashplate.

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