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Old 06-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #91
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is there any guys that run the schumacher MI1? any pics? advice? for a newbee
I've bought a mi1 recently to race in 21.5 blinky, changed a few parts and I'm getting faster by the day. A bit of driver skill and you can run with the expensive chassis in 21.5
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pictures, pictures, PICTURES!

There is nothing better than seeing the ole chassis with modern electronics and rubber!..Post those pics proud folks!
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I just dug out my losi xxxs graphite plus, will post pictures later
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Old Car from 2001. Updated with, newly designed shorty lipo chassis (designed by me) ,own designed rear shocktower, front and rear Tamiya 417 gear diffs, 17T alloy pulleys, Modern electronics.



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Old Car from 2001. Updated with, newly designed shorty lipo chassis (designed by me) ,own designed rear shocktower, front and rear Tamiya 417 gear diffs, 17T alloy pulleys, Modern electronics.



I am checking out this Fiberlyte company now because of you! Thanks!

This chassis looks sweet by the way!
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Here is a couple picks of the old Yoke I have. Right now its set up to drift, but I'm thinking it might make a good VTA if I keep it. Its really in to good of shape to beat up. If anyone's interested let me know.




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I had to post a pic of my old Losi Type R, as it is still quite fast. I still love the shocks, and the design really complimented shorty packs well, but I must confess I have run faster laps with my new car... but the Type R can run foam with just a spring swap and putting the TiN balls back in the front diff.



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Sweet rides fellas!

@DesertRat hey man, I don't blame you. If whipping other cars butts is easier with a new car than your new car than do what you need to do! How much time came off your laps?

@Laker67 you should check out ebay or even the archives on the buy and sell thread to see what guys were/are selling these old Yokes for. You might even make more money selling the parts versus the whole car. But the car is still pretty cool. If you can find replacement parts, of course I am going to say VTA or USGT would both work for this oldie but goodie
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@DesertRat hey man, I don't blame you. If whipping other cars butts is easier with a new car than your new car than do what you need to do! How much time came off your laps?
I think about two tenths, maybe three tenths, to be honest though I think it was the good traction we had that day. My new car, TC6.1, carries a bit more corner speed without taxing the motor, but the old Type R was a little easier to drive and had a more predictable high-speed push and transition between on and off throttle steering and brakes. The Type R was also extremely diff sensitive, and as it was a ball diff it meant a bit more wrenching. The car currently runs foam with a silly motor just to scare the kids in practice, but may roar in legal trim again some day, maybe band-saw the chassis down to get more flex and make the car as narrow as a bare 6.1 worlds... One thing is for sure, I'm never going to sell it.
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Here are a few updated pics of my TB-02 as she was raced last week in GT2 where she placed 3rd. Not too bad in my eyes.

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Here are a few updated pics of my TB-02 as she was raced last week in GT2 where she placed 3rd. Not too bad in my eyes.

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Way to work! How long have you had this ole tub?
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HPI Pro 4, had it since new in 04. If parts were easier to get I'd run it in touring. I'm about to retire it from VTA out of fear for its safety. After that I gotta figure out a way to make my T2R feel like the Pro 4.

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Way to work! How long have you had this ole tub?
I have had it for about a year. I bought is used off a good friend that had been racing it himself till he bought a TA-05 to race in its place. It has been a good car and really tough.

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I think about two tenths, maybe three tenths, to be honest though I think it was the good traction we had that day. My new car, TC6.1, carries a bit more corner speed without taxing the motor, but the old Type R was a little easier to drive and had a more predictable high-speed push and transition between on and off throttle steering and brakes. The Type R was also extremely diff sensitive, and as it was a ball diff it meant a bit more wrenching. The car currently runs foam with a silly motor just to scare the kids in practice, but may roar in legal trim again some day, maybe band-saw the chassis down to get more flex and make the car as narrow as a bare 6.1 worlds... One thing is for sure, I'm never going to sell it.
The Type R has very short arms, hence you need to compensate with really light springs, and try to move the lower shock mounting closest to the chassis as possible, that should help with traction and handling.
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The Type R has very short arms, hence you need to compensate with really light springs, and try to move the lower shock mounting closest to the chassis as possible, that should help with traction and handling.
Sound advice. I actually did these exact tuning changes long ago, at one point I ran the softest spring Losi made for the car, 10.5's, on the inner hole on the arm. The car ran well on the low-medium traction surface I run on, but hated swaybars. The car as pictured in my post is actually foam trim with some rubber slapped on to look an authentic rubber car, which it is except for the springs, motor, and front diff.
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