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Old 01-11-2007, 07:56 PM   #16981
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My friend you missed out on maybe the best Schumacher TC ever.
Believe me, it killed me to miss out on any Schumacher TC. But after blowing $370 on a JRX-S, and seeing people spending $400 on XRay cars that were "supposedly" race ready out of the box, I was a litle skittish on spending that much on a TC.

I was actually thinking of picking one up used. That is until I saw the Mi3 pictures...that we aren't supposed to be looking at yet.

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As far as the cost goes...hey unless you want a RTR car they are all 400 and up. get used to it.
Not so. Obviously, you guys don't have anyone running a nicely equiped TA05 in your area. I got mine, got to choose what "expensive bling" I wanted, and what I didn't want. And in the end, after getting everything I wanted, I have $300 car that consistently takes me to the Top 5 of the A-main, which is about as good as I'm going to do no matter what I run!


The Mi3 caught my eye because I wouldn't mind running another class. And as I said before, I'll ALWAYS have soft spot for Schumacher's TCs. So I guess if they put it in the $400 range, I'll have to save up.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:57 PM   #16982
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Dark - We just can't win. We used to do what you suggested and we got beat on by everyone complaining about buying a $269 car then having to buy $400 in hop ups for it.

So the Mi2EC sold for $419.99 and the Carpet Spec sold for $439.99 (because of the diff and 2.5mm carbon is 20% more expensive than 2mm) and they came with EVERYTHING. In reality these cars were way cheaper to buy and race compared to what we used to sell.
That reminds me when I was talking to the Schumacher rep @ the Chicago Hobby show (Paul or Adrian, sorry about I forgot who I talked to). I told them Mi2EC was one of the few top end RC car that does not lower everything (lower CG so called) like the typical T2, cyclone, RDX, 415....etc and still can run as good as others. That is something sucessfull about Schumacher.

However, they told me (back then) the Mi3 will be low CG like everyone else....it is ALL because that is the standard of the market. Afterall, Schumacher is a business. Of course, they can continue to fight against the odd and be different, but the customer will think the new Mi3 is not as good as T2007, RDX Phi , 415 MSXXXXX because it does not offer low CG of everything just like the others. And they cannot compare.

Business is always business, if the car does not attract buyers, it will never be a good car.
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i have to say that from a manufacturing standpoint,these cars are not expensive for what you get.with the competitive manufacturing market and the chinese working for pretty much free,it makes this possible.the work that goes into these cars is mind boggling and i know it is impossible to supply what you get for a lesser price tag.if we were to all go back to molded plastic tubs,molded bulkheads or tranny housings,crumby bearings,carbon steel turnbuckles and loose tolerances,cars would be much cheaper.i am looking forward to the release of the Mi3.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:04 PM   #16984
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Heck, it was the fact that Schumacher was different and sometimes odd, that attracted me to them over and over again.

I mean theres just nothing like driving something totally different from everything else, yet still do as well or better.

Ahhhhhhhh.......I miss my Axis!

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Thats why both of my Mi2EC will stay with me for a while, unless the Mi3 ended up to be a "MUST HAVE" item (I hope they are)...........I don't see the Mi2EC that I have right now are any slower then the current model by others.
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Heck, it was the fact that Schumacher was different and sometimes odd, that attracted me to them over and over again.

I mean theres just nothing like driving something totally different from everything else, yet still do as well or better.

Ahhhhhhhh.......I miss my Axis!

if you like different,you will love this car. the pictures do it no justice.it is really friggin cool looking.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #16987
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if you like different,you will love this car. the pictures do it no justice.it is really friggin cool looking.
Yeah, I admit, at first i was a victim of (first look)..."oh its just like XXXX car" syndrome.

But once I took a closer look, I was like "ahhh....Schumacher is at it again...YES!"



I just got one question, will it accept either the Orion 3200 or 4800 LiPo?
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:05 PM   #16988
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Yes, the right side bulkheads on the Mi3 are designed to accept the Platinum 4800 LiPo. The 3200 fits just like a 6 cell pack so its fine too.
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Yes, the right side bulkheads on the Mi3 are designed to accept the Platinum 4800 LiPo. The 3200 fits just like a 6 cell pack so its fine too.
i cant wait! im ready for a new vessel!!
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Are there pics of the new car??? if so can someone please point me in the general direction.
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Yes, the right side bulkheads on the Mi3 are designed to accept the Platinum 4800 LiPo. The 3200 fits just like a 6 cell pack so its fine too.
Now thats what I'm talkin' bout!

Good to hear!
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:34 PM   #16992
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Here are some of the better ones on line:

http://www.rceasy.com/ch/modules.php...rticle&sid=616

I would say some official pics could possibly come out very soon
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Man everytime I see those pic Adrian I'm ready to call you guys and get mine on order!!!!!!!!! Any idea on when you will be taking backorders for those?
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Adrian or PW will the MI3 kit come with a front diff or 1-way or spool even?
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PW/Adrian- What's up guys? Hope all is well out your way.
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