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Old 06-21-2014, 09:12 AM   #2206
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And as a comparison, my Mi5 with same body tyres etc. So 20g lighter for the 5evo.
I should note that both cars have been on a diet (alloy screws, ti ball studs, alloy driveshafts, lightish batterys) as noted here. Still a decent saving new vs old... only question is, where will I put the weight to get to 1380g?!
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So my build is done... and have to say been very impressed.

Quality has taken a real step forward. In particular, the plastics are much improved, both from a fit/finsh side, and the design of some of the parts, such as the wishbone ends.
In particular the new ball cups are much improved in consistency between cup to cup. Pop on nice and tight, but still free. Also liking the moulded in anti-roll bar balls.
The shocks also stand out. Built totally dead, and every shock the same first time.. although only after ditching the kit o-rings (as usual). And ball joint tops....

I have been passed on a couple of tips on helping to free up the wishbone sockets (youtube video loading now), and look out for a blog post in a week or so, after I get to give it it's first run... but the list of build tips etc is pretty short at the moment (a good thing!).

Still, she be light... and I physically can't get the ESC any closer to the centre line, the belt gets in the way!!

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What orings did you use in the shocks?? Looking forward to the YouTube video.
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So my build is done... and have to say been very impressed.

Quality has taken a real step forward. In particular, the plastics are much improved, both from a fit/finsh side, and the design of some of the parts, such as the wishbone ends.
In particular the new ball cups are much improved in consistency between cup to cup. Pop on nice and tight, but still free. Also liking the moulded in anti-roll bar balls.
The shocks also stand out. Built totally dead, and every shock the same first time.. although only after ditching the kit o-rings (as usual). And ball joint tops....

I have been passed on a couple of tips on helping to free up the wishbone sockets (youtube video loading now), and look out for a blog post in a week or so, after I get to give it it's first run... but the list of build tips etc is pretty short at the moment (a good thing!).

Still, she be light... and I physically can't get the ESC any closer to the centre line, the belt gets in the way!!

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Your carbon servo plate has not got the cut out in it. nor has Robert k

Unlike scott g's and mine

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Your carbon servo plate has not got the cut out in it. nor has Robert k

Unlike scott g's and mine

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It's the pro servo mount (U4585). Only has one set of mounting holes, and looks cooler, IMO

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/New_Ca...evo/U4585.html
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What orings did you use in the shocks?? Looking forward to the YouTube video.
Shock o-rings - Tamiya 42137 TRF Competition Shock O-rings Blue (8)

You tube video - http://youtu.be/yf8C-WVA2wM

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It's the pro servo mount (U4585). Only has one set of mounting holes, and looks cooler, IMO

http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/New_Ca...evo/U4585.html
Completly agree! that's why I got the pro, nothing more then looks

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http://youtu.be/yf8C-WVA2wM

Bugger I wish I known this before I built the car.

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Do any of you guys know anywhere that has the Alloy rear cvd in stock? This part has been out of stock everywhere for months...just sayin
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What is the purpose of the blinky motor mount? Anyone?
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What is the purpose of the blinky motor mount? Anyone?
I believe it allows you to run their 59t spur.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:14 PM   #2216
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I have a new still in box Mi5 for sale $425.00 shipped in USA only
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What is the purpose of the blinky motor mount? Anyone?
It's going to let you get the same ratios with a smaller spur and pinion. I think two potential consequences:
1. lighter (smaller) pinion and spur
2. moves weight back in the car (motor is closer to layshaft)

It will be an interesting thing to try.
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I believe the new motor mount positioning the motor back will help with rotation as it will allow for more weight transfer to the front of the car in a corner which I can see definitely help with running spec motors. mod you have a lot more momentum to transfer weight compared to a spec motored car.
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It's going to let you get the same ratios with a smaller spur and pinion. I think two potential consequences:
1. lighter (smaller) pinion and spur
2. moves weight back in the car (motor is closer to layshaft)

It will be an interesting thing to try.
Very cool. Thanks blokes.
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Here's our first look at the Mi5evo: ActionR/C Mi5evo Build and Drive Report
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