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Old 04-10-2008, 08:01 PM   #4561
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Did IRS change their plastic a bit? The IRS lower arms that came with my BMI seem a lot less prone to stripping out then the ones I have bought for my previous car.
Im really not sure. I will be talking to dave tommorow and i will ask him.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #4562
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Well I raced my DB12R for the first time today Didn't have some of the parts I needed to tweak in a setup with a flat servo but I ran it anyway...well I need more parts ... lol. I managed to get the car airborne and in a spin at full speed which had the car hit an asphaut curb at full speed in the rear. As a result I delaminated the lower pod plate in a couple places and cracked a flex plate. Good thing I had a set of the soft ones to put on. The car's setup was way off but to it's credit (definately not my driving) I was still able to crank out the fast lap of the day. Other then that I found I was having some steering consistancy issues. After the race I managed to figure out I had way to much steering curve in the radio. I changed that around and practiced after the race and turned in some real good laps despite still not having the right tires on the car. Once I get the setup nailed this car is gonna be lightning! I'm allready on the right track setup wise and when the other parts come in it'll be dialed I'm sure. Can't wait for the next race allready!
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:44 AM   #4563
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I'll 2nd that his car was flying

This was my first race (third overall in 12th scale) with my DB12R as well. I bought the car used off the bay and only changed the rear spring from the red to the gold. And the car was dialed in right from the start!

The car kept making me more confident after each round! By the Main it felt like I had been driving this car for a lot longer then 2 qualifiers!hehehe

Heck I even led 3-4 minutes of the A-main This was such a shock to me that I started making to many mistakes and finished 2nd

I think it's a good thing I did'nt win as I would have been totally blown away by that and would have had to retire from 12th scale so I could go out on top! HEHEHEHE LOL!!!!

Bottom line is I could not be happier with the BMI DB12R! Mahalo's to BMI for making such a great car! And to InspGadgt for linking me to this great car on ebay!
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:45 AM   #4564
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:54 AM   #4565
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I got the Novak GTB brushless ESC and before I install it with the 17.5 motor any sugesstions on installing in in the chassis? And the capacitor?

How do you get the motor in without taking some of the chassis apart?

And looking at the pics on BMI website some of the pics looks like it would hit the batteries....
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you need to run the cap with the novak escs, even though they are huge as it is.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:24 AM   #4567
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I got the Novak GTB brushless ESC and before I install it with the 17.5 motor any sugesstions on installing in in the chassis? And the capacitor?

How do you get the motor in without taking some of the chassis apart?

And looking at the pics on BMI website some of the pics looks like it would hit the batteries....

You have to pull the left side pod plate off to install brushless motors. At least i did. I think I squeezed a motor in there once but it was really tight. Removing it was impossible.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:22 AM   #4568
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you need to run the cap with the novak escs, even though they are huge as it is.
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You have to pull the left side pod plate off to install brushless motors. At least i did. I think I squeezed a motor in there once but it was really tight. Removing it was impossible.
I was wondering where to mount the cap.. I should have made that clearer.... Sorry...

I did remove the left pod to get it in... Tight but nice....

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:52 PM   #4569
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I have mine mounted on the side of the servo in front of the esc.

Here is a nice pic of one of the local guys DB12R with the 4 cell GTB installed.

He has sinced redone the wiring to a very nice and clean setup. Need to get a pic of that.
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He had OD rewire it
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Jason, what 1/10 kingpins do you recommend for the 12R to use with the linear springs. I didn't see anything on your website.
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I will get that sorted out tommorow. The kingpins for the 1/10th car are the long 1/12th kingpins. Here they are but the description is wrong.

http://www.bmiracing.com/webstore/ca...480b9d4c5b90c4
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I have mine mounted on the side of the servo in front of the esc.

Here is a nice pic of one of the local guys DB12R with the 4 cell GTB installed.

He has sinced redone the wiring to a very nice and clean setup. Need to get a pic of that.
Which plugs are you using for the battery, do they plug into lipo's aswell?

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Old 04-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #4574
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Which plugs are you using for the battery, do they plug into lipo's aswell?

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The car in that pic is not mine it is a fellow racers. I am not sure exactly which plugs he is using? They look like either Great Planes or Tekin 4mm bullet connectors.

I believe any 4mm bullet connector will fit LiPo packs like the Orion Carbon Edition.
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These are quality 4mm bullet connectors.
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