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Old 11-06-2003, 10:52 AM   #4831
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rcdougie - A nice big Wiha Torx screwdrive will come in every kit. After using these screws in my R12 I will never got back to 2mm hex or Posi.

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Old 11-06-2003, 11:03 AM   #4832
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The arms look beefy from the angles of the pics but they are actually very light and slim looking. The engineers did a good job as guy were snapping arms left and right at the Halloween Classic (Even Josh and PL). However, McMahon or any other testdriver anywhere has yet to break an arm on the prototypes.

We'll have to wait untill TheCop gets his car for the real durability testing to begin
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:05 AM   #4833
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rcdougie - A nice big Wiha Torx screwdrive will come in every kit. After using these screws in my R12 I will never got back to 2mm hex or Posi.

holycow...

Body posts - In use since 1998
rear body post mount - From Mission
front bumper - From Mission
front bumper mount - From Mission
springs - New as of summer of 2003. They are shorter now, bet no one noticed!
spur gear - Give me a break. How do you make a new gear?
tie rods - All new sizes
battery brace - new to accommodate new battery tray.
servo saver - the metal parts are old but all the plastic is new to go with the new suspension
antena holder - Now this is nit picking!
driveshafts - All new MIP Plastic CVD's with Steel ot TiR Ti's as speed secrets
outdrives - All new to go with the new belt offsets

You missed....

Servo Mounts - In use since Axis Pro
Screws - We tried to use wood pegs to capture the Amish market but then we realized that the tiny 1/10 scale horses we had genetically engineered to pull the car weren't ROAR legal...
Just put an orange triangle on the back of the car, the amish will still buy it. With the R3 and the new HPI coming out, it's going to make for tough decisions.
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:09 AM   #4834
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rcdougie - A nice big Wiha Torx screwdrive will come in every kit. After using these screws in my R12 I will never got back to 2mm hex or Posi.
Thats cool to include the driver with the kit. After owning a couple of Corally kits, I can certainly agree with you on how good the screws are! I love how RCCA refers to Torx screws as 'odd'. Take a look at about 80% of the screws on our full size cars, and you'll see that the RC industry is just catching up to something that the auto industry has know for a while.....Torx are good stuff!
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:15 AM   #4835
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Just incase I missed it, has there been a price point set for the car yet?
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:21 AM   #4836
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right on the website.... www.racing-cars.com
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:27 AM   #4837
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spur gear - Give me a break. How do you make a new gear?
I personally dislike the offwhite goofy designed spurgear by schumacher... I was just inquiring!

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antena holder - Now this is nit picking!?
Again, I was just asking... geeez, I hope the new car isnt as testy as you are.

While I am at it... the lock nuts on the end of the wheels are the same, and it appears the ball grippas are the same too.

It also looks like the toe blocks on the very back of the chassis are the same also, but I could be wrong there.

The upper shock mounts are the same... as far as the plastic dish washer and lock nuts

hhhmm.. what else
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:33 AM   #4838
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Is it just me, or does there appear to be a greater limitation on upper shock location then before? only 3 holes up front, 4 in the back. It looks like you wont be able to lay the shock down very much.
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Old 11-06-2003, 11:40 AM   #4839
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OK you win!


Sorry to come off "Testy"....I was just jokin' around
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You wont need to lay the shocks down on this one. It has all new suspension geometry when compared to the Mission. You can't lay the shocks down on most of the C-Hub cars (TC3, XXX- S,etc.)

There will be a new spur gear adapter if you want to run Kimbrough or RW Gears.
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It's true that you can't lay the shocks right down, but personally i haven't done that for ages. In the UK i think we have all been running fairly well stood up shocks for at least the last year.
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Adrian and Paul-the car looks amazing!! I hope you guys send a few drivers to the Warm-up at the Gate so I can slobber all over one of them!!!

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Old 11-06-2003, 11:52 AM   #4843
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I saw McMahon's car at the Halloween Classic and although it did not break any arms the car looked like it had alot of flex. It twisted (flexed) in the corners bad and looked like it needed more work! Not trying to dog Schumacher, I have run your cars for years, just saying the car did not look that good.
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:27 PM   #4844
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Teacher....That was McMahon's first race with the prototype car and was for testing purposes only. Mike has already given us feedback and any issues he had has been addressed.

Funny thing is, he never mentioned the car flexing in the corners The design of the new car seen in the photos has made this car stiffer than 90% of the other TC's in its class, so this won't be an issue regardless.
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:57 PM   #4845
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I can't stinkin wait....
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