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Old 03-24-2008, 07:48 AM   #25516
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Hello all Schuie drivers....

I am working right now with Larry at Team Tamale to make us some trick custom parts to make our car beefier. Have you ever bent a camber link mount? How about some hinge pins? Well, with our fearless Yoda Goetz designing the parts, Tamale making them, our car will be that much stronger…..

I will get some pics of what we will be making, but basically I will be selling a “suspension upgrade kit” that will consist of
- front and rear camber link mounts, (replacing U3133)
- 4 hinge pins (replacing U3142)
- front and rear alloy blocks (replacing U3129,U3130) .
- HPI balls, and ball cups for camber link mounts.

I will also be anodizing them – not sure on color, but I was thinking black or our traditional purple.

Cost will be anywhere from $75-100. It will all depend on how many preorders I get, and what the cost of anodizing will come out to.

I will get pics out shortly, but let me know your thoughts/feedback.

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Old 03-24-2008, 07:55 AM   #25517
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man, I can't wait. just ordered a pair of the U3133.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:59 AM   #25518
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Result of racing in snowy conditions

This shot was taken on the pit table this morning after some of it had come off.

The car weighed 2300g when it first came off the track.

Only waterproofing was duct tape around the receiver etc.

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:03 AM   #25519
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motor temp, -10 degrees? hehehe
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #25520
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Ha ha, Damo you legend!! Where was this, West London? Couple of months and we'll be !

How much lead have you had to use to bring your car up to weight? I notice you're running brushed in the pic, but with a 10.5 and hooking BL speedo I guess it won't need so much. Don't have any of my kit yet (I've left it a bit late lol), but could do with sourcing a weight balancing solution other than sticking lead to the side! Like the look of some of these CNC stainless ideas whereby it fills out the actual cell slots, although we don't have that much room with the CORE RC lipo from what I've seen.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:10 PM   #25521
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Ha ha, Damo you legend!! Where was this, West London? Couple of months and we'll be !

How much lead have you had to use to bring your car up to weight? I notice you're running brushed in the pic, but with a 10.5 and hooking BL speedo I guess it won't need so much. Don't have any of my kit yet (I've left it a bit late lol), but could do with sourcing a weight balancing solution other than sticking lead to the side! Like the look of some of these CNC stainless ideas whereby it fills out the actual cell slots, although we don't have that much room with the CORE RC lipo from what I've seen.
Hi Andrew

I have some thin Nexus Racing lead in the cell slots (attached to the Lipo) which weigh about 55g, I then have another 60g in heatshrink attaced to the side of the Lipo, you can just about make it out, it's on the outside of the chassis.
I then added 10g to the front and rear of the chassisto finish the job off. THat was using the Nosram ISTC speedo and a 10.5 motor.

Another guy at WLRC used 5g Fe (Iron) weights which look just like lead, they stick out the bottom of the chassis very slightly, but being iron are very difficult to damage.
the rest he put on the side of his Lipo like me, and said the handling seemed fine.

The advantage of the Mi3 is that it doesn't seem to need as much lead as most others.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #25522
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Result of racing in snowy conditions

This shot was taken on the pit table this morning after some of it had come off.

The car weighed 2300g when it first came off the track.

Only waterproofing was duct tape around the receiver etc.

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I can't imagine doing that to a race car. I get annoyed if there's too much tire dust on it. How did the belts hold up to being surrounded by ice like that?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:54 PM   #25523
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I can't imagine doing that to a race car. I get annoyed if there's too much tire dust on it. How did the belts hold up to being surrounded by ice like that?
Tyre dust! we have to wait about 2 months in the UK before we get to see any of that!

Everything looks fine, belts look exactly as they did before.
Transmission is still pretty free as well, diff requires a rebuild, but it did before today, all in all, no problems.

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Old 03-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #25524
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I can't imagine doing that to a race car. I get annoyed if there's too much tire dust on it. How did the belts hold up to being surrounded by ice like that?
forget how the belts held up! how did the car drive in the ice/snow??
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #25525
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miniature schumacher snow chains!
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #25526
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forget how the belts held up! how did the car drive in the ice/snow??
You know those cheap crappy 'drift' cars with plastic wheels, round the corners it was like that.

Well, like this......only worse!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaCAYqQ5srY
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #25527
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a few folks have asked for pics of the camber mounts and pivot blocks....

Here is the CAD capture. I will get pics of the actual camber mounts later today. I don't have any pivot blocks in my possession, so the CAD capture is all i have...






It looks like I have around 17 pre-orders for the "suspension upgrade kit" right now. I will be placing my order with Larry here in the next few days. I am not sure when he will be able to make some more for us, so if you are considering it, I can say it will be well worth the money....

Pricing again will be around $75-100 USD, probably closer to the $100 mark according to Larry.
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I want to thanks Shawn Palmer and Adam Bailey for the opportunity to be part of the Schumacher Team, in the past I've been known to change cars like some people change their underwear, but I was able to realize what car works best
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I want to thanks Shawn Palmer and Adam Bailey for the opportunity to be part of the Schumacher Team, in the past I've been known to change cars like some people change their underwear, but I was able to realize what car works best
wow U r going to stay in 1 car ...con grats! welcome to the team
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wow U r going to stay in 1 car ...con grats! welcome to the team
Yes !! shocking as it may seem
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