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Old 01-19-2003, 07:52 AM   #3691
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I have seen many set up sheets and it seams that there are many different pistons people are using on the mission. I have been running the xxx-s for awhile and have a good supply of losi pistons. I have two questions:

1. What is need to use the losi pistons? Can I use the stock Schumacher shock shafts or do I need to put in losi shafts?

2. What are people finding are the reasons to use the losi pistons over the schumacher pistons? Handling differences or specific tracks that one works better than others?

My excitment is building to race this car. The losi has been very good to me, but want to try something different and get back to my schumacher roots...!

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Old 01-19-2003, 08:09 AM   #3692
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I have heard talk of you all running on basketball courts, tennis courts, polished hardwood floors, astro turfed feilds, rain, sun, or snow, pretty much anywhere and anytime there is a wide open space...... and it was you "Wackey Brits" not the type of surface that was wacky.....LOL

The "wackey Brits" comes from an Amercan TV show or movie I used to watch, guess I am the only one who watched it or remembers it.....LOL... no offense intended....
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Old 01-19-2003, 08:53 AM   #3693
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Running on basketball gyms. I thought that wasn't real. Hmm I guess I should move to the UK, ide bet I would fit right in.
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Old 01-19-2003, 11:00 AM   #3694
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yeah ive run on most of those LOL. Polished wooden floors are quite fun, you can either go the fun but slow way of powersliding rally style round every corner or put on some minipins and try and get some grip. Racing in the rain is quite good aswel, especially when theres 2cm deep puddles down the main straight, aquaplaning is fun
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:03 PM   #3695
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Impact............watch it!!..lol


Jeff, You can use losi pistons on the std shaft, although they will need sanding a little as they are a little thicker than std pistons. Not sure how the lenghts of Losi shafts compare, so not sure if it would be an option. If the lengths are comparrable, it's probably easier, and i like the Gold coated tin ones. Personally i don't like them. They are nice and smooth, but a little too small in diameter, so oil goes round the outside.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:48 AM   #3696
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By following this link , you'll see many good pictures of the Mission, including a nice review.

However, according to this review, the Mission cant accept 1700, 2000 and 2400 packs, due to cell sizes. It's claimed, that the Mission only accept 3000 cells.

Hopefully, this aint true?
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Cole...I've used 2000, 2400, 3000, and 3300 packs in my Mission without problems. The 2400s are tight, but will fit. If they are double shrink wrapped they may be too tight, but work fine if not.
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Interesting, as i use 2400 cells most of the time at club meetings, and 2000's are a little smaller than 2400's.
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Thanks Mark & Matt
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However, according to this review, the Mission cant accept 1700, 2000 and 2400 packs, due to cell sizes. It's claimed, that the Mission only accept 3000 cells.
There is something wrong with mine or something then. My 2000's are a tight fit, and I tried a friends 3000 yesterday, and it will not fit. The posts buldge out and the strap isn't even close to fitting. Anyone else have this problem?
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Rob, my Sanyo 2400's will not fit at all. One layer of shrink wrap and shoe gooed. My Panasonic 3000 SMH's will though and they're built the same as my 2400's.
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So what has anyone done to solve this problem? Anyone ask Schumacher about it? Its pretty crappy if you ask me. So far its my only complaint with the car. I mean if I can't get 3000's to fit that have 1 layer of shrink and aren't even glued, how are you supposed to fit the even larger 3300's in the car?!
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I never had any problem with Sanyo 2400's or 3000Hv's, and I didn't modify anything....... if it's so aweful why not just remove the battery strap system and cut slots for strapping tape??
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You can't really blame the manufacture of the car if you decide to put an extra layer of shrink on you cells. none of mine have any extra wrap and i have had 2400's, sanyo 3000's/HVs, pana SMH, GP3300's, sanyo 3300HV. No problems with any of them.
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About the battery situation: I think alot of it relies on how the packs were built also. Meaning if they are built straight and how much shrink wrap is on them. I put a washer underneath the front battery post and that solved the problem for me.
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