R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2007, 08:25 PM   #21166
PW
Tech Elite
 
PW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Groveland, FL
Posts: 4,350
Send a message via AIM to PW
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wyd View Post
All is true to some point. I guess it depends on your local hobbyshop because some will refuse to order unless it comes from Horizon or Great Planes. Alot of companies sell to the public outright, some use a distributor, and some actually do both like lets say Custom Works and Trinity.

Not everyone has access to a great hobbyshop either. I'm fortunate my shop owner will order from anyplace if I need something because he has know me for years and if I order something special I will pay for it whether I still need it or not.

IMO great hobbyshops are hard to find. We have lots of franchise shops but that don't mean they are good and to be honest I find most of the franchise places don't have people that know about alot of the hobbies they sell.
This is spot on! As a manufacture/dist you can only ask so many times before you just need to do it yourself! In the last few years almost every manufacture has added direct sales. In the next 5 years there won't be anymore mom & pop stores because the hobby is becoming mainstream. Just like Walmart took over (killed the mom & pop stores) you will see major franchises do the same in this hooby (much smaller scale of course).

The RTR cars have been the life and death of this hooby as we know it

Truly a scary time for the true hobbiest & racer!

Last edited by PW; 08-16-2007 at 08:47 PM.
PW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #21167
Tech Champion
 
skypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,516
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DENNIS STORTI View Post
Yes but i would think that getting more hobby shops to support your product is the name of the game unless schuie is planing on opening tracks for every racer making hobby shops mad is not good practice.the best way to handle it is to ask for there local hobby shop an get in contact with them to try an sell them your product. With the same support to them as u would to a person who calls. this is not to bash you but some hobby shops will lose faith in manufactures when they under cut them
so then you get your high velocity stuff from straight from randy or thru your hobby shop?
skypilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 09:29 PM   #21168
Tech Elite
 
DENNIS STORTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Horsham
Posts: 2,400
Trader Rating: 42 (94%+)
Send a message via AIM to DENNIS STORTI
Default

Yes the first and so far only thing i have gotten from randy is 2 practice packs directly that he had left over. And because he was honest an said they were practice only not good enough to push on a shop i took them as they were. Lately i have started running bl and lipo. But have i been in my Lhs asking them to stock Randy's stuff your answer is yes also. please dont try to make me look like I'm wrong here. I'm stating a very good suggestion that you are foolish to disagree with i said to maybe ask to contact the LHS to promote the product
DENNIS STORTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 12:27 AM   #21169
Tech Initiate
 
Atomic-Carbon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 27
Default

Anybody know what the o/d of the rear inner hinge pins are on the mi3 ?
Atomic-Carbon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 12:55 AM   #21170
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

hey can any one tell me a set up for the mi2 ec low grip aphsalt mid to open high speed course? also im racing stock should i be using spool or oneway?
thanks guys im saving for an mi3 as my ec is reaching the end of its life ie everything that isnt aluminium needs re placeing ie lower deck top deck rear shock tower, ball cups steering linkages and need a spool. so probably better off with a new mi3 lol budget racing sucks
__________________
Josh P
to make Keith happy
Corally phi
M11
SP GT
SP 5.5,17.5
aus jd 2703 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 01:27 AM   #21171
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Posts: 226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic-Carbon View Post
Anybody know what the o/d of the rear inner hinge pins are on the mi3 ?
I believe all Schumacher hinge pins have always been 1/8" (=3,175mm), at least on the touring cars. Mi3 is no different.
olev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:52 AM   #21172
Tech Master
 
scott_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Brisbane, Aus
Posts: 1,786
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to scott_g Send a message via Skype™ to scott_g
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus jd 2703 View Post
hey can any one tell me a set up for the mi2 ec low grip aphsalt mid to open high speed course? also im racing stock should i be using spool or oneway?

Josh the setup I have for Logan should be good - either at Logan or at Sunshine Coast as a starting point. You can get it here. I would definitely stick with the spool when you first start running stock.

I will be at the Sunshine Coast on the Sunday of racing and happy to take a look at your car with you.

sg
__________________
schumacher, speedpassion and more plus race blog at www.actionrc.com.au
twittering @ scottyg_rc
scott_g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 05:57 AM   #21173
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,617
Default

Does anyone have a link to photo's of their Mi3 with the extra mounting hole for the aerial, one where they have added the mount behind the servo instead of in front.

I have tried searching this forum but couldn't find it.

Thanks
Skiddins
__________________
Xray T4'17, T4'14 (Wet Car)
Xray X12 2017
Xray X1'16
wlrc.co.uk (West London Racing Centre)
RCDisco.co.uk
Skiddins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 08:13 AM   #21174
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic-Carbon View Post
Anybody know what the o/d of the rear inner hinge pins are on the mi3 ?
hinge pins (inner and outer) are all .125" for mi-2 thru present (mi-3).
__________________
*** The Gate II - Home of Mike Wise ***
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:14 PM   #21175
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Brisbane. Australia
Posts: 1,820
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

oh will an mi3 spool fit and mi2 ec?
also whats the advantage of normal arms over cf?
cheers working out what i need to order to freshen up my ec
__________________
Josh P
to make Keith happy
Corally phi
M11
SP GT
SP 5.5,17.5
aus jd 2703 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 10:32 PM   #21176
wyd
Tech Legend
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,059
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to wyd
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus jd 2703 View Post
oh will an mi3 spool fit and mi2 ec?
also whats the advantage of normal arms over cf?
cheers working out what i need to order to freshen up my ec
Yes the spool with fit.
__________________
Castle Creations (Since 2005)
Bumps & Jumps RC (One of the best racing facilities around)
ST Racing Concepts (STRC) Great aluminum upgrades for many brands.
Custom Works (Best Oval Cars around). Too many titles to list
Shout out to: Sticky Kicks, CR Graphics and Race Ready Products
wyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 06:27 AM   #21177
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 352
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to Jan Larsen
Default

Rumours are going that new, lightweight bulkheads are in the making...can anyone confirm that?
Jan Larsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 06:52 AM   #21178
Tech Champion
 
abailey21's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,195
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jan Larsen View Post
Rumours are going that new, lightweight bulkheads are in the making...can anyone confirm that?


Ask PW he'll know By the way PW will the MI-2 PW foam bumper fit the MI-3?
__________________
K.C.C.O.
abailey21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 07:31 AM   #21179
wyd
Tech Legend
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,059
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to wyd
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abailey21 View Post
Ask PW he'll know By the way PW will the MI-2 PW foam bumper fit the MI-3?
The bumpers are different. You can always make one fit but just order the specific one for the car and it will fit perfect. I always use PW bumpers on my cars. A nice cheap insurance policy to keep from breaking as many parts.
__________________
Castle Creations (Since 2005)
Bumps & Jumps RC (One of the best racing facilities around)
ST Racing Concepts (STRC) Great aluminum upgrades for many brands.
Custom Works (Best Oval Cars around). Too many titles to list
Shout out to: Sticky Kicks, CR Graphics and Race Ready Products
wyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2007, 07:49 AM   #21180
Tech Champion
 
abailey21's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,195
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

I figured they were different, theres a box in the backroom but i'm not sure if theres any left for the 3? that seems to be whhat everyone uses these days, more than likely because they work lol. Who's heading to Superior on Labor Day weekend?
__________________
K.C.C.O.
abailey21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Corner Dots anyone? RCGaryK Electric On-Road 19 07-03-2006 11:12 PM
On the Corner RC-HPI R/C Photography 0 08-02-2005 10:53 PM
Snowbirds Around the Corner scarecrow Florida Racing 20 01-27-2005 10:43 AM
1/12th Corner GT Racer Singapore R/C Racers 26 03-04-2004 06:59 AM
Shumacher Corner in Aus jamesbaxter_81 Australian Racing 6 01-08-2004 02:36 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:41 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net