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Old 01-26-2014, 01:08 AM   #5401
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Since there a few who don't fancy Facebook, I'll also post here two new links:

1. A nice article on the revolutionary design of Awesomatix from 'CAMBERGAIN'


2. My latest blog update on the aluminum chassis
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:47 AM   #5402
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can upgrade 2 be applied to the original A700 without upgrade 1?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:46 AM   #5403
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Can anybody please tell me the height difference between the mounting points on the old Topdeck and these on the new holders (in front)
I know I did read it somewhere but I can't find it
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:59 AM   #5404
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can upgrade 2 be applied to the original A700 without upgrade 1?
No
You would need the correct bulkhead -- but there are likely other needs. I think only Oleg can answer this question 100%.
Or just buy the Evo kit new..

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Can anybody please tell me the height difference between the mounting points on the old Topdeck and these on the new holders (in front)
I know I did read it somewhere but I can't find it
Use a caliper and measure it... Trust but verify.
I measure a 0.3mm diff from new ffg holes to the am01-1 bulkhead. Add the top deck thickness and you're done.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:12 AM   #5405
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Okay thanks
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:30 AM   #5406
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Since there a few who don't fancy Facebook, I'll also post here two new links:

1. A nice article on the revolutionary design of Awesomatix from 'CAMBERGAIN'


2. My latest blog update on the aluminum chassis
In your Blog you don't explain the advantages of the aluminum chassis over the stock carbon chassis. I have seen this question several times but nobody has answered.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:40 AM   #5407
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In your Blog you don't explain the advantages of the aluminum chassis over the stock carbon chassis. I have seen this question several times but nobody has answered.
I do not explain as I haven't tried it yet. I know Freddy and Viljamin (Awesomatix top drivers in Europe) like it and have been running it since the summer with great success, but I wouldn't want to make any remarks based on other drivers opinion.
I estimate I will test it in about 2-3 weeks if weather permits. And then again, I will not be able to test it back-to-back against an identical set up car with carbon chassis so my comments will be limited to how it feels but I will never know for sure if it is faster than a carbon chassis. Limited track time unfortunately prevents me from doing proper parts testing.
I just bold on what is the latest available option and go from there. Let's say I don't feel I have gone backwards in performance with every upgrade I've installed.
Hope this helps just a bit.
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In your Blog you don't explain the advantages of the aluminum chassis over the stock carbon chassis. I have seen this question several times but nobody has answered.
The alloy chassis is 2mm thick, whereas the standard chassis is 3mm thick ( but effectively 2.5mm think for the lower suspension point pivots due to the half millimeter recess ( counter bore ) in the carbon fiber ).

So the alloy chassis allows a lower center of gravity and also a lower range of roll center adjustment.

Also, the alloy chassis has different flex characteristics compared to the standard carbon fiber chassis due to the material differences, "cut outs" and the aluminum chassis having options for center braces down the "spine" of the chassis.

And the alloy chassis is narrower .

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Thanks guys for the information.
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can upgrade 2 be applied to the original A700 without upgrade 1?
Yes, FFG set ( upgrade #2) can be used with original A700 without "upgrade #1".

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Since there a few who don't fancy Facebook, I'll also post here two new links:

1. A nice article on the revolutionary design of Awesomatix from 'CAMBERGAIN'


2. My latest blog update on the aluminum chassis

Read through your blog yesterday night about the Evo and all the latest upgrades.

Conclusion: I just ordered a brand new Evo with all the latest upgrades. Just couldn't contain myself.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #5412
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Read through your blog yesterday night about the Evo and all the latest upgrades.

Conclusion: I just ordered a brand new Evo with all the latest upgrades. Just couldn't contain myself.
Moral lesson: Avoid reading my blog during the night when you are most emotionally vulnerable to what you see :-)

I am looking forward to the ideas you will bring on this kit.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:10 PM   #5413
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Will the steal GD2 gears be avail soon at the awesomatix websites?
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Alloy chassis=stiff, lowest CG, and narrow. Very good on carpet. Have not tried on asphalt but I would think that a thin carbon chassis with the FFG would be best on asphalt.
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Alloy chassis=stiff, lowest CG, and narrow. Very good on carpet. Have not tried on asphalt but I would think that a thin carbon chassis with the FFG would be best on asphalt.
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