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So, tell me why a CNC machined piece of aluminum motormount on a vigor only costs $5 more than a molded crowngear made of nylon (edit, sorry was tounge tied. grr)?
09-04-2004, 02:03 PM
The CNC process removes material to produce the part and therfore creates scrap aluminun. The molded part has no scrap. :wink: :shock: :roll:
I meant to say nylon crown gear not aluminum. It would seem to me that a molded nylon gear should not be anywhere near the price of the machined motormount. By the looks of it, the motor mount would take about an hour on a fast cnc machine to make, there are a lot of machined surfaces on that puppy, so I wouold think it is well worth the $40. But the crown gear should be more like 6-10$.
Sheesh, they are really getting to our pockets!
09-05-2004, 01:03 PM
THE TEETH ARE MACHINED ON THE CROWN GEAR,A PROCESS THAT INCREASES COST BUT MAKES THE GEAR MORE ACCURATE.
09-01-2005, 11:56 AM
Man, you ought to know at least some of the JR secrets by now....this one being the fact that almost everytime you crash a CS, you are going to eat that crown gear. Very seldom will you damage or even scratch that motor mount, so let's see...we charge 33 bucks for a CNC motor mount that never gets damaged and 10 for an old nylon crown gear that is a replacement candidate on the way to the flying field. A little math and joila! Crown gear is now $33 and the motor mount is a dollar two ninety eight. After being a JR person for several years, that makes almost perfect sense to me.