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Quanz56 - 9.20.12, 6:37 pm Post #41: | Reply With Quote
Wonder how long until it's actually available to purchase.
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UncagedEmaxx15 - 9.20.12, 6:57 pm Post #42: | Reply With Quote
Looks pretty good IMO.
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Flying Dutchman - 9.22.12, 7:10 am Post #43: | Reply With Quote
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Their margins on these sort of parts is quite large. I know, because I could replicate one of these as a one off, including hard-coating the aluminum, and molding and casting the parts, and it would come out in the ~$200 area.
I am very familiar in the metal mold and plastics industry as well as prototyping and if you are talking about simply copying the design by casting the parts in a silicone mold then molding parts from it in plastic then 200.00 to even 300.00 is a bit of a stretch, heck I know it is. That is not even including the time to measure out the center aluminum chassis and the machine time to make it.

If your talking about creating a one off design from a blank sheet of paper, when you consider design time and machine time and all the materials involved, you are not even in the same galaxy of around $200.00

This is why prototypes will always cost a fortune more than the actual production item.

Back to the topic though, I have a full blown CF option Anza Chassis for my so called Slash. If I do say so myself, asside from a few holes in the middle, that center aluminum chassis looks almost identical to the Anza one I have.
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JimPrower - 9.22.12, 7:20 am Post #44: | Reply With Quote
I think the molded plastic would be the big-ticket item, there. The actual aluminum could be cut on a water jet and bent...for about $75-100 from the shop I work at. Unfortunately, I don't know how one would mold the plastic bits without an injection molding machine and the associated $30,000 mold cavity given the type of thermoplastic typically used.
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Drewderzslash - 9.22.12, 11:00 am Post #45: | Reply With Quote
I will never buy this, this is about as silly as it gets.
put 150 bucks into a truck that was 250 to begin with, and its still a slash.
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razorRC - 9.25.12, 4:07 pm Post #46: | Reply With Quote
The only thing stock on the example car is the bumpers lol
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borisdamole - 9.25.12, 5:53 pm Post #47: | Reply With Quote
razorRC said
The only thing stock on the example car is the bumpers lol
They have new bumpers coming out soon....

I have seen them!
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rm25x - 10.08.12, 4:32 pm Post #48: | Reply With Quote
If I was a short course fan I would build a Pro-Line truck just because it would be fun.
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Dr. Isotope - 10.08.12, 5:56 pm Post #49: | Reply With Quote
There's a gentleman over on RC Short Course that has almost completed the "as pictured in the ad" ProLine Slash build. He's still using stock driveshafts and less-costly-than-Novak electronics, but it has at least $550 worth of ProLine doodads on it.
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borisdamole - 10.09.12, 1:49 am Post #50: | Reply With Quote
Dr. Isotope said
There's a gentleman over on RC Short Course that has almost completed the "as pictured in the ad" ProLine Slash build. He's still using stock driveshafts and less-costly-than-Novak electronics, but it has at least $550 worth of ProLine doodads on it.
I have seen one in person with MORE proline stuff than this....

proline has lighter bumpers coming out for it
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