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Basalt Fiber Buggy Parts

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Some interesting work by Ate Eilander, working with Basalt Fiber to create new axles and parts.  There's a bit lost in translation between us, however he's shared some other pictures in his gallery listed below of trials/errors as he's refined the wall thickness etc working with some as light as 1mm.  He's testing Basalt Fiber in place of Carbon around seeing how much bounce one absorbs vs the other and returning the energy after absorption.

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You can see more of Ate's work here using both Basalt and Carbon: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMoW7og07eBnvHc7HjwXgZYBIDLf7v-Yx2-czldR0EULsG6fG1jKt-MIZngemXvQA?key=NFJLYlR2cGpxM3hydkkwdjFZR1ZQZk5zRzQ3QlBR 

 

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Interesting design for a buggy axle, will be interesting to see how it holds up over time. I would imagine there will be a fair amount of stress on the bolts and plates where it attaches to the side rails.

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Hello,

i am the builder of the axle.only thing that was breaking is were the tubes glue to the bloks  hope this axle will not have this problem . this design came after making a wing shape axle this looked easier ........ now i know it is not .

 to make axle stiffer you can put tubes (carbon , glasfiber,basalt ) in the existing tubes.    

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