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Old 07-21-2008, 06:25 PM   #5161
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I think the wrapping on the cell is better/thicker than the rubber based shrink wrap.... I dunno the answer.....
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Quite a bit thinner actually
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Oh BTW, I've used that technique on a number of cars that have been in service for a quite a long time and no one has had any problem with the shrink wrap melting or breaking down
What size wire do you use?
I put the 4-cell Novak wire on mine and you said you use good old Radio Shack Shrink wrap, I'll have to check into that...
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #5162
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Nice job, Gadget, very clean

When can I start sending you my backlog?
LOL thanks...I have a feeling I may end up with a backlog of my own locally...lol
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:03 PM   #5163
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I used 16 gauge wire and yes Radio Shack 1/8th" diameter heat shrink. I would have preferred buying longer tubes of heat shrink from a local electronics shop but when I wanted to work on this only Radio Shack was open.

I CA glued the wires together in 2 places. First obviously to form the trangle stack then used Shoe Goo to hold the stack to the chassis. Then after the 90 degree bend behind the battery I used a drop of CA glue to hold the 3 wires together in a flat configuration. All in all I am very happy with the way it came out and it went much faster then my previous attempts. The real pain in the butt was in mounting the ESC and then cutting the ends of the wire to length to solder to the solder posts. There isn't much room to work with there once everything is attached to the chassis to it made stripping the insulation to solder to the ESC very difficult.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:11 PM   #5164
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hows parts support for this car? and does anyone here run at bending corners raceway?
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:10 PM   #5165
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hows parts support for this car? and does anyone here run at bending corners raceway?
parts support is top notch. I don't think Jason has been out of anything since the cars original release.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:52 PM   #5166
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agreed, parts are always available, and if its not, they are always interchangeable.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:59 AM   #5167
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hows parts support for this car? and does anyone here run at bending corners raceway?
The person who started this thread, Shookie used to race his DB12R at B.C.R.
IT was a early version of the current kit car. I purchased the car from him, and slowly brought it up to current level. I just ran it for the first time, the whole race day at our track north of B.C.R. in Camarillo. All I can say is this car is so easy to drive, and is PLANTED! My driving skills are the weak link in the equasion. That will come around much quicker with this car I believe.Coming from a 12L4, I had to constantly make sure the tweak was right.. and then slill, it wasn't very consistant. I finished a race series we had going with the 12L4, but have since sold it. All I own is a DB12R and just picked up a 10R to join the resurging 10th scale pan class. I'll try and make it down to Raffels sometime soon and look you up. Jason's da man! Great products, excellent quality and support second to none in my experience!
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The person who started this thread, Shookie used to race his DB12R at B.C.R.
IT was a early version of the current kit car. I purchased the car from him, and slowly brought it up to current level. I just ran it for the first time, the whole race day at our track north of B.C.R. in Camarillo. All I can say is this car is so easy to drive, and is PLANTED! My driving skills are the weak link in the equasion. That will come around much quicker with this car I believe.Coming from a 12L4, I had to constantly make sure the tweak was right.. and then slill, it wasn't very consistant. I finished a race series we had going with the 12L4, but have since sold it. All I own is a DB12R and just picked up a 10R to join the resurging 10th scale pan class. I'll try and make it down to Raffels sometime soon and look you up. Jason's da man! Great products, excellent quality and support second to none in my experience!
i agree jason is the man i just got one and raced it this past sunday car is awsome! i had a 12r5 bmi wins it baby!
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #5169
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Thats good to hear! well i have some ties with associated and the associated is already cheaper to begin with so im torn between the two at this point. i do like the look of the bmi car looks very promising. by the way this would be my first 1/12.
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Thanks alot guys. I try my best.


You will find our car to cost a bit more than a R5 due to the upgrades included with our car. It comes with things like titanium front axles,Boca Bearings, IRS Axle w/ lightened diff rings, IRS center shock,IRS front hinge pins, 7075 Hard coated front pivot balls, Nickel Teflon rear pivot balls and ballstuds, Machined side and central pivots as opposed to molded ones(machined pivots are more accurate and have no slop) and much more. All the cars out are great cars. You will get what you pay for with each car.
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Thats good to hear! well i have some ties with associated and the associated is already cheaper to begin with so im torn between the two at this point. i do like the look of the bmi car looks very promising. by the way this would be my first 1/12.
I stock both... I run the BMI... The 12r5's are on clearence. The BMI's are selling and the buyers love them.
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theres boca bearings in here? sweeet, i didnt know.
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any other online shops carry the car?
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Stormer and BMI directly do...I do as well but I mainly just bring in parts when my local racers ask for them. Soon that will be growing.
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Well I just finished up the wiring and electronics installation. Moved the reciever and PTX further to the right and mounted the capacitor on the right side as well. While doing the rebuild though I noticed wear on the corners of the chassis so I think I know why the handling was a bit messed up. The ride height got too low and the corners of the chassis are catching. So I'm going to reset ride height and go to 10000wt oil in the dampers to hopefully slow down and reduce the roll.
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