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Old 05-21-2007, 12:52 PM   #19351
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Please don't go there. The amount of crap I'd get at our local races if they did that.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:57 PM   #19352
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What type of aluminum is used on the Mi3 bulkheads, if we may know...I'm sure there are much lighter forms available...the swiss stuff is very light and strong...but the Mi3 bulkheads are beefeier and do feel a bit heavier than most...
6061-T6 alloy. Hudy uses 2024 alloy. Its not lighter or heavier but it is easier to machine. Them calling it Swiss aluminum is just marketing. There is no such term used to describe aluminum alloys. Duraluminum is also another meaningless marketing term.
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guys, i think we can just drill out the camber link mounts, and use the xray/tamiya style female threaded pivot balls. put a button head in from the top, and tighten it into the ball, and we're set. well, that is what I have planned for mine, anyway. If we use the losi style balls, we can probably still use the schumacher ball cups. they are both the common 4.3mm size.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:07 PM   #19354
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6061 is good general purpose aluminum. 7075 is quite a bit stronger (they are all about the same weight) but it is like 3x the price. you have to look at machinability and how well it will anodize as well. all things considered, schumacher made the right choice here.
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U3222 carbon battery straps are in stock.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #19356
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good luck to all the gang at the reedy. i only wish that i could hve gone.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:36 PM   #19357
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Please don't go there. The amount of crap I'd get at our local races if they did that.
What??? You don't want "JK balls"...studs all over everbody's Mi3?

Okay, maybe not....but your idea was still great though!
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:41 PM   #19358
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Just got an early, unexpected, but VERY good email from Speedtech R/C.

Lets just say I feel...cough...cough........like I might have to leave work early tomorrow. Like right around the time my wife calls to say a brown truck just pulled up!
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Looking forward to receiving my car as well...I should have it on the track for some foam carpet testing soon!
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What??? You don't want "JK balls"...studs all over everbody's Mi3?

Okay, maybe not....but your idea was still great though!
Oh man. I'm gonna get so much crap from Randy about that.
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Oh man. I'm gonna get so much crap from Randy about that.
I'm always happy to help!
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Oh man. I'm gonna get so much crap from Randy about that.
Jon- What size are the OD's for the suspension pins for the arms and hubs?
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U3222 carbon battery straps are in stock.
Couple questions...

1. The website seems to be lagging behind stock levels a little, is it better to just have the LHS give you guys a call to see whats in stock?

2. How well does the battery strap work with the 'brick' style LiPo packs? The example shown in the manual seems like it wouldn't hold the pack in unless you tape the pack either to the strap or the chassis. In which case, why use the strap at all. Is it best to just go with the tape in your planning on using the 'brick' style?
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Jon- What size are the OD's for the suspension pins for the arms and hubs?
3mm I believe.
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i thought schumacher used 1/8th pins?
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