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Old 06-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #586
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Hey guys,

Not sure if people have been testing durability yet but what spares are you typically carrying?

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Not sure if people have been testing durability yet but what spares are you typically carrying?

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Alloy m3x10mm screws
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Caster block
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:53 AM   #588
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Not sure if people have been testing durability yet but what spares are you typically carrying?

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After 3 meetings have just stripped 2 steering knuckles both done by hitting an immovable object pretty fast! I'd say the car was pretty durable.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #589
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Looking good, noticed you sneaked in a set of DCJs... all looks good.

On a side note... what do you think of the Revention Pro speedo?
Thanks! I have not run the Rev Pro yet. I usually run Hobbywings speedos but I got a good deal on it. It's seems to have all the same settings. I figure if its good enough for Rheinard and Wilk it will be fine for me...lol!
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #590
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Chassis and electrics are done. I will get a body on it tomorrow.

Of all things I found a P-Dub Racing Mi3 Hard front bumper at my LHS! It fits the Mi5 perfectly.

those bumpers were the best! I wish I could still find one.
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On a side note... what do you think of the Revention Pro speedo?
I've been running a pair of Reventon Pro's (one in a buggy and one in a TC) and have been happy with them. The first one I received was DOA but the other two have been flawless. I haven't had any software issues but several others have. In addition to the Pro's, I have 3 R's and they have shown no issues. They have been run in TC's and buggies. The most notable thing about them is the smoothness and mine have very strong brakes.
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The factory glued in those plastics inserts in one of my arms upside down! I don't think I will be able to get them out!
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Thanks! I have not run the Rev Pro yet. I usually run Hobbywings speedos but I got a good deal on it. It's seems to have all the same settings. I figure if its good enough for Rheinard and Wilk it will be fine for me...lol!
Let me know how you get on and thanks for your comments linkless.... I'm currently running the LRP Flow Works but have just signed with Schumacher UK to run the Mi5 and am thinking about moving to the Revention Pro. So keep the updates moving Adrian when you get a chance to run it.
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The factory glued in those plastics inserts in one of my arms upside down! I don't think I will be able to get them out!
Emailed Schumacher about this matter. Let's see how quick they get this fixed. Can't race without a RF arm.
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Emailed Schumacher about this matter. Let's see how quick they get this fixed. Can't race without a RF arm.
Take a tub of acetone, place the arm above it (so the glue can only be affected by the fumes.. Not in the acetone) and leave it overnight. You should then be able to pop the inserts out, and re glue them. As long as you don't soak the inserts in acetone, they'll be fine to use again
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So, had a great outing this weekend with the new Mi5. Yesterday was stop #1 on the Northwest Asphalt Challenge, a traveling regional points series up here in WA. All the fast guys were on hand from all over making their show.

We ran 3 quals with points (Best 2 of 3 quals) and a single A main. I qualified 2nd out of an A,B, and C main in 17.5 TC, but due to a rediculous incident with a back marker around minute #4, knocked me down to 3rd. I ran him back down but couldn't make the pass before the finish. Still a great overall with some steep competition. The car performed flawlessly.

The big change I made in the car, was the decision to run a diff in the front. Me and the other 3 Mi5 drivers there all made the change, and we ran 600,000cst oil in it. It really smoothed out the steering transitions when changing from off to on-throttle, and it really helped soak up some of the inconsistencies of the track surface... but at the cost of weight.

One big thing we all learned, (and maybe you guys already know this, but I didnt), but the steering rack slowly beds in as you drive the car. Even though the middle bearing doesn't back away, the steering rack slowly but surely gets looser and looser. Two of us had our steering racks pop out all on their own...luckily in practice, not in a race. I imagine I will have to re-tighten the rack probably once more.

Two of us stripped out our turnblocks in the front. The large bolt from underneath stripped right out. There was some fender to pipe contact.. but nothing I would consider very hard.

The only issue I currently see with my car, is I am developing quite a bit of play/slop in the front end, somewhere at the caster block/steering block. Can't tell if its the bearings, or some of the plastic somewhere... ill have to tear in and see. What a mad fun weekend.
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So, had a great outing this weekend with the new Mi5. Yesterday was stop #1 on the Northwest Asphalt Challenge, a traveling regional points series up here in WA. All the fast guys were on hand from all over making their show.

We ran 3 quals with points (Best 2 of 3 quals) and a single A main. I qualified 2nd out of an A,B, and C main in 17.5 TC, but due to a rediculous incident with a back marker around minute #4, knocked me down to 3rd. I ran him back down but couldn't make the pass before the finish. Still a great overall with some steep competition. The car performed flawlessly.

The big change I made in the car, was the decision to run a diff in the front. Me and the other 3 Mi5 drivers there all made the change, and we ran 600,000cst oil in it. It really smoothed out the steering transitions when changing from off to on-throttle, and it really helped soak up some of the inconsistencies of the track surface... but at the cost of weight.

One big thing we all learned, (and maybe you guys already know this, but I didnt), but the steering rack slowly beds in as you drive the car. Even though the middle bearing doesn't back away, the steering rack slowly but surely gets looser and looser. Two of us had our steering racks pop out all on their own...luckily in practice, not in a race. I imagine I will have to re-tighten the rack probably once more.

Two of us stripped out our turnblocks in the front. The large bolt from underneath stripped right out. There was some fender to pipe contact.. but nothing I would consider very hard.

The only issue I currently see with my car, is I am developing quite a bit of play/slop in the front end, somewhere at the caster block/steering block. Can't tell if its the bearings, or some of the plastic somewhere... ill have to tear in and see. What a mad fun weekend.
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all the Mi5 drivers and including kenny as well, did very well ...Brett is a good teacher..
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This has been a disappointing build to say the least. I can already tell I will miss the Xray quality plastics as one of my steering blocks stripped out the first time I ran the screw up on the bottom.
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Take a tub of acetone, place the arm above it (so the glue can only be affected by the fumes.. Not in the acetone) and leave it overnight. You should then be able to pop the inserts out, and re glue them. As long as you don't soak the inserts in acetone, they'll be fine to use again
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