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Old 10-15-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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Schumacher have spruced up the original Mission touring car and re-released it for the budget racer. RRP is 129.99 for the kit, 159.99 assembled.




* Twin Track, ballraced, limited slip ball differentials. With Tungsten Carbide balls. - Offers long life with super smooth action, low rotating mass for awsome acceleration.
* Tough S1 composite chassis, top deck and shock towers.
* Rear in-board toe-in options - For excellent traction on slippery surfaces.
* Front in-board toe-out options - For more front end bite on slippery surfaces.
* Simple Alloy shock absorbers.
* Includes front differential for ease of use and transmission reliability
* Fully Adjustable Camber, Caster, Roll Centre and toe in/out
* Dual belt transmission - efficient, fast and great run times.
* Large differential and layshaft pulleys - Minimises belt loading without the belt jumping and maximises belt efficiency.
* Purple alloy motor mount - Strength and motor heat dissipation.
* 24 piece ball bearing set - Ultra low rolling resistance, includes ballraced steering!
* Front and rear anti-roll bars included.
* Lightweight foam bumper - Weight saving protection.
* Optimum weight distribution with stick pack lipo layout.
* Ultra narrow chassis design to minimise grounding on roll.
* Speed secret parts available to fine tune to all track conditions.
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When I just saw this in redrc I HONESTLY thought they had had a database error and re-published a very old story!

I was impressed by this car when it first came out. In 2001.

Good to see a truly budget touring car from a racing manufacturer though. These have been sorely lacking for a couple of years now.
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Id spend the little extra and get a t3r.
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Ive just come back into racing after 7yrs break and a friend as borrowed he the orginal version of this car and its real good

So cant wait to see more of these at club racing
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I think this is really great. For a beginner this would awesome. I know many may say get a T3R or used T2, etc. But you got to understand, as a beginner - it would be quite frustrating to get caught up in all the adjustments that newer refined chassis offer! We all begun somewhere, for me it was the TA-02 and that is even more basic. So it will keep cost down, its plenty durable, easy to drive and will provide just as much excitement to the newcomer.
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I have to be honest here guys....I really like the idea of this. The car looks really good. Nice to see this addition to the racing segment of our hobby for beginners. Nice job Schumacher!!
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The Mi-1 is a great car. I just barely got rid of my old one and the guy that has it now loves it. They are easy to set up and will hold their own. I am kinda wishing I hadn't gotten rid of mine now.
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I may buy one to run in the vta class, looks like a great bang for the buck!!!
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Is there any projected costs here in the US yet?
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Interesting. Does anyone know what the changes are on this car from the original?
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Interesting. Does anyone know what the changes are on this car from the original?
Might you carry these by any chance?

I think that they may have upgraded/changed the pulleys, to better be able to handle brushless motorization perhaps? I can not say that i know though.
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Might you carry these by any chance?

I think that they may have upgraded/changed the pulleys, to better be able to handle brushless motorization perhaps? I can not say that i know though.
We're certainly looking into it!
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Interesting. Does anyone know what the changes are on this car from the original?
The lower chassis is changed and the Rear shock tower is different. The rest looks the same as when it first came out. I cant tell from the pictures if the Axles are the plastic ones or not.

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Might you carry these by any chance?

I think that they may have upgraded/changed the pulleys, to better be able to handle brushless motorization perhaps? I can not say that i know though.
In the picture the drive train looks as it did back then. One belt front to rear diff and one belt from lay shaft to rear diff. This might work out just fine for slower classes....like 17.5 and under size motors.


Having raced this car when it was out way back when its cool to see Schumacher doing something like this to get a car out there for under 200USD that a new racer/you can pick up and race. This would make a really nice USVTA or USGT type car.....too bad Schumacher USA is gone.
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The Mi-1 is a great car. I just barely got rid of my old one and the guy that has it now loves it. They are easy to set up and will hold their own. I am kinda wishing I hadn't gotten rid of mine now.
traper285 sorry the car is not for sale.lol This car has every possible adjustment you could ask for, and you dont have to rob a bank to get one.Props to Shumacher.
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What a great idea !! Good going Schumacher. The Mission was a great chassis and taught me alot. This updated version should be the choice of any new or sportsman level driver.
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