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Old 01-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #646
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super soft compound seems to be tire of choice at sdrc and depending on prep you can use clay, i'd assume ocrc would use primarily clay compound
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For all we know there's more flex in the alloy chassis than the molded chassis on the RM car. The material doesn't determine that, the design does. Maybe there's a tuning option by removing/adding screws to the molded sides?
In the interview they said they were able to get the molded chassis stiff enough for the RM and although they would have much preferred a molded chassis on the MM, the design didn't allow for that so they were forced to the aluminum chassis. So I suppose they could make a molded chassis for "more flex" or "moar traction", maybe.
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At my home track! B5 driving and interviews with kody and bob


http://youtu.be/SdNwARhdKL4

http://youtu.be/43o5jMDRQXA

http://youtu.be/xcnb5SPVawo


Very nice so they did seize the opportunity to make the transmission better in more ways than one.

Very nice AE....
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #649
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I thought maybe the car action guy was driving the rm and maybe kody the mm in that part. That would also explain how the rm got its doors blown off, lol
I laughed at that part too. But what I also noticed in all the videos is how smooth it looks landing. They all say it lands better, and I believe them just from the clips
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Wider gears is more weight and friction. Not a plus in 17.5
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Just saw the driving video shot at SDRC. Wow, b5m looked WAY better than the b5r. Much better rotation in corners and lands better... and having personally raced at SDRC, it's not a high traction surface. The track is a mixture of clay and dirt so it's more medium. B5m looked to have plenty of traction.

Personally, if the video is a good indication of how it drives, I wouldn't even bother with the rear motor car since I only drive on clay.

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:38 PM   #652
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not sure if this has been mentioned but the guy from RC Insider said that they were running the control tire of the reedy race, and by color of the track SDRC and OCRC are definitely not the same type of surface. So if the B5m looked good enough on SDRC is going to be sweet on a truer clay track.
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In the interview they said they were able to get the molded chassis stiff enough for the RM and although they would have much preferred a molded chassis on the MM, the design didn't allow for that so they were forced to the aluminum chassis. So I suppose they could make a molded chassis for "more flex" or "moar traction", maybe.
The graphite b4 chassis was too stiff so we know it's easy enough to make a stiff molded chassis and a flat aluminum plate with no bracing is quite flexy. I'd be interested to hear a more detailed explanation of the decisions.
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The graphite b4 chassis was too stiff so we know it's easy enough to make a stiff molded chassis and a flat aluminum plate with no bracing is quite flexy. I'd be interested to hear a more detailed explanation of the decisions.
it was a fragile material too
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The B5 is at Reedy, just not racing. It will be on display for all to see.
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I like what they did to the underside of the chassis, and they commented on it in the video too: the lack of screws underneath. VERY clean! And no holes that aren't used because of different positions and so on. I've never used a chassis protector before but for this clean piece of aluminum I think I will..
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Just curious, why does the team associated drivers in the Reedy Race continue to use the b4.2/c4 when there is already the b5/b5m?

I would assume that since this buggy has been announced they would be showcasing it in this important race.
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Just curious, why does the team associated drivers in the Reedy Race continue to use the b4.2/c4 when there is already the b5/b5m?

I would assume that since this buggy has been announced they would be showcasing it in this important race.
this has been covered to no end... even I tire of this discussion. AE is not ready to race the car yet, nor are the drivers. From what I hear, they will be running the b5 at the next big race or at least by cactus
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in the interview discussing the composite vs aluminum, it didn't sound to me like they had a problem getting the composite stiff enough, he mentioned that where the motor needed to go that they couldn't get any gussets in that area for strength, so I took as more of a durability issue over a stiffness issue, actually the term may have been "ribbing"
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Ribbed, for your pleasure.
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