Definitely getting this, even if I have to do the dreaded pre-order thing. I want the 8nm kit and I may just go with the CSL uni-hub. I'll see when I get time to look.
Manufacturers are running out of chips... i know at least 4 factories that already placed production on hold as the chip shortage is getting worse... who knew a tiny $5 part can hold a multimillion production line...
A big semiconductor factory burnt down a few months ago which has led to a shortage and backlog of many ic's , my work has had to put a new product on hold because of not being able to get a certain ic and with no available eta , how long this will go on for is unknown.
*Buzzer sound* wrong...also, fanatec has been selling a ton more units than usual not just cause of 'rona, but most of the us just got a free $1400 check recently. I know just about everyone that I watch on twitch that didnt have a dd, has ordered or recieved a new dd base in the past month.
That shaft has extremely low rotational mass comparing to even the lightest steering wheel. Not sure how moving from metal to carbon fiber is going to help with anything in that specific application.Carbon fiber composite has half the density (weight) versus aluminum and 1/4 the weight of steel. It's probably to reduce weight so less power can be needed to drive the same torque. That's my guess.
Claims for carbon fiber rotor shaft are silly; shafts contribute little inertia.
Perhaps it reduces cost; maintaining tolerances and minimizing wear would seem challenging..
If their carbon fiber were non-conductive, it would prevent motor shaft currents...
Carbon fiber has more tensile strength than aluminum, but it's quite susceptible to heat damage. Its heat transfer and resistance properties are quite mediocre. Also curing carbon fiber to make it at least "somewhat" resistant to heat is necessary, and bad curing can lead to warping even under mild heat conditions.That shaft has extremely low rotational mass comparing to even the lightest steering wheel. Not sure how moving from metal to carbon fiber is going to help with anything in that specific application.
Happy to see this development, would be interesting to see how the rest of the market reacts to that, esp. GD.
*Buzzer sound* wrong...
You know sometimes the "tin foil" people are not conspiracy theorists but just... theorists? A hypothesis isn't always a bad thing... I would think Thanos of all people would understand that sometimes educated guesses are valid.
Indeed, appreciably reducing costs wants a high torque motor with low rotational inertia,would be interesting to see how the rest of the market reacts to that, esp. GD