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Old 11-25-2011, 05:31 AM   #106
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According to racing-cars.com the wheelbase of the Mi1 is 275mm.

Is this the correct wheelbase and how big adjustment of the wheelbase is possible?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:04 AM   #107
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According to racing-cars.com the wheelbase of the Mi1 is 275mm.

Is this the correct wheelbase and how big adjustment of the wheelbase is possible?
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #108
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According to racing-cars.com the wheelbase of the Mi1 is 275mm.

Is this the correct wheelbase and how big adjustment of the wheelbase is possible?
Sorry mate I meant to reply to this the other day, just forgot. The wheelbase of my Mi1 is 255mm. There isn't any adjustment for wheelbase that I can see.

Also, I finally have a reference between my mi1 and something a little more high end. My new Sakura XI managed to lower my PB at my home track by 1.1 seconds (mi1 20.290, XI 19.140)... With an identical setup to the mi1, in windy and dusty conditions where the regular fast guys were a few tenths slower then normal...
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Sorry mate I meant to reply to this the other day, just forgot. The wheelbase of my Mi1 is 255mm. There isn't any adjustment for wheelbase that I can see.

Also, I finally have a reference between my mi1 and something a little more high end. My new Sakura XI managed to lower my PB at my home track by 1.1 seconds (mi1 20.290, XI 19.140)... With an identical setup to the mi1, in windy and dusty conditions where the regular fast guys were a few tenths slower then normal...
Thanks and cheers mate

According to the manual there are three settings 'short', 'medium' and 'long' using various spacers set on rear wishbones. I take it the 255mm is medium setting
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Lol. That's what I get for buying the assembled version. I've only ever used the manual for repairs.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #111
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I am considering this kit car as a newby to vta carpet racing. I am considering the HPI rtr Sprint with the '69 Camaro body and vta wheels/tires also. I already have the electronics and would remove the brushed stuff from the HPI. No assembly and gear diffs with the HPI. Is this Schumacher something I won't "grow out of" as quickly? The final cost of the Mi1 with body and tires is basically the same as the HPI Sprint.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #112
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The MI1 in my opinion is far and away a better overall package and no you won't grow out of it as quickly, especially from a performance standpoint. Don't get me wrong, the MI1 is a direct descendent of a older chassis, the Mission. It's a solid platform but older design so not as easy to work on in some respects but nothing weird....just more screws to fiddle with. Still one of the best cars I had when I was stepping up from a Tamiya TL01.
The Sprint is good but buying ball diffs isn't cheap. Internal drive ratio is also difficult to deal with using brushless motors in the 25.5 and 21.5 range.
Good luck with whatever choice you make.
BTW, I would opt for the kit version. It'll provide valuable experience for you that will come in handy later. The extra cost for assembled could go towards tires/wheels. Check out www.philshobbyshop.com. Great prices on bodies,wheels and tires and free shipping over $50 purchase. I buy there whenever I need new VTA stuff.
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Thanks for the reply. Regarding my comment about gear diffs in the Sprint, I think that that is an advantage, because of the less maintenance, and it seems to be something the $500+ kits are now going towards.
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Correct....kind of. The gear diffs in the Sprint are not racing gear diffs. They do not hold fluid and are therefore not adjustable in any way.
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Ok. I did not know that. Thanks.
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Hope it helped a little. Hard to tell I'm a Schumacher fan huh ?? Been through a lot of cars and as a club director I've seen quite a few cars. Good luck with your decision and Happy Racing !!
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how's the car performance on a small tight technical track? wanna give this chassis a try...
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Not bad, but tbh, I haven't gotten a comparison yet. I will be able to give a better answer after I run my new XI at our indoor track. But it wasn't bad. The weight does seem to sit wider then it does on my XI, so in theory that would hurt the Mi1 in transitions.

Car is tough tho. Very tough.

I can tell you the mi1 was a second a lap slower then my XI on the same setup on our outdoor track. And that's after two meets there, I had 9 months with the mi1.
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I'm a bit confused as to why you would even compare the MI1 against a Sakura XI. The MI1 in basic form is a apples to oranges comparison. The XI is a high performance chassis. Then again, put threaded shocks,a carbon fiber chassis and anti roll bars on a MI1 and I'm sure it would be very close in performance.
If anything, the right comparison would be a MI1 against a Sakura S.
If you like Schumacher as I do and want performance at higher levels, find a used MI4LP. We race on a 80x45 asphalt lot with VERY technical layouts. The Schuie ROCKS !
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