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Solder a frame and vanquish? Strong enough?

Discussion in 'RC Chat, Tutorials, Ideas, Requests, Etc' started by jawehner1419, May 12, 2015.

  1. jawehner1419

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    So that is my question. If i took steel rod, belt it, then used solder, flux, and a propane torch would a it hold up to bashing or would the solder points break after a few hits? Also would vanquish solid axles take a bashing.

    So would the joints break apart and would the gears and the axle housing hold up?
     
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    Or could i take a roll cage (integy pede 2wd [series 1?]) and add steel to that to make a frame? And then repaint it?
     
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    if you want to soldier the cage together . You will need to use silver soilder for it to hold up well ... electrical and plumbing soldier are too soft .
    to use the silver soldier you will need either a Map gas torch or a
    acetylene and oxygen torch setup with the soldiering tip

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    from what ive heard the integy cages are not very tough . but no first hand experience with it for myself
     
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    My method for cage building thus far has been to use aluminum. Downfall is it is softer and can bend easier than steel rod. The plus side is it is very easy to bend into shape and braze with a small torch requiring lower heat.

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    Eventually I may move to steel and brazing rod but for now this seems to work very well.
     
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    I found a 160 dollar mig i might pick up and get that cage and go from there. We shall see.
     
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    If you getting a mig I wouldn't be very hard to weld a cage from scratch it could be stronger depending in the rods you weld to get her and if you weld it correctly plus that way its unique and you personally know just how tuff it is. More often then not the strength or it would be based on more rod then weld
     
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    first of all have you ever welded before? If not your going to have a lot of problems. mig welding takes a lot of practice especially on small rod/tube you would be better off trying to braze a cage or reinforcing a cage
     
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