The cause was attributed to an issue with the unique steering configuration on Chopper. In response, SEVT is redesigning a significant portion of the steering system, incorporating a time-tested design, but keeping in spirit with the original idea. Look for us at competition this October for more details.
In the meantime, we have been busy in the shop - a new lower body layup was completed successfully, and the chassis is on its way toward incorporating the redesign. Thanks for your continued support - we'll keep you updated as we move toward competition.
Below is a picture of our bottom body layup, when it was just pulled out of the mold.