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Old 06-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #631
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The Schumacher alloy screws are very good quality, just not very pretty. if you want pretty you will need to get color anodized screws.

I have used these and they are very good. The plain ones look just like the Schumacher screws, the anodized ones are nicer looking.

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The new Schumacher spring range is the same as the HPI spring range (size, steel alloy, winding, coil count, frequency, finish, etc...). Schu Green = HPI silver. You can go harder and softer from there.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #632
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Nice one DirtyDog. Where do you get those purple body posts holder parts?
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:14 AM   #633
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Nice one DirtyDog. Where do you get those purple body posts holder parts?
In stock at ActionRC
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:27 AM   #634
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Nice one DirtyDog. Where do you get those purple body posts holder parts?
Hi Chris,

Glad to see you back mate. The purple body post holders I got from Heavy at Action RC. The purple body height adjusters are Roche (I got them direct from Roche HK - Max) and Ride rear body stiffeners from a HK shop.

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #635
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The arms are designed to run into the bulkheads during side hits and stop before they move far enough to bend or break a screw.

As you said the fronts get glancing blows and the alloy screws function as a fuse to prevent chassis damage.

If someone's front screws are breaking easy chances are they are over tightening them and introducing stress cracks. Make them snug, they wont loosen and they will take a substantial hit before breaking.
Now that I have assembled the arms etc I see... very happy with the build so far. I did have to remove a very very small amount of material from the front arms because they were contacting the bulkheads. I was careful not to negate the brace effect agaisnt the bulkheads during a side hit.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:18 PM   #636
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Ill have to check out ActionRCs online shop then Thanks guys
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #637
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So far the steering rack is completely amazing, once it beds in it is really smooth and makes for some nice steering. One maintenance tip though: go in with a soft toothbrush and clean up the front and rear surface of the centre track rod (U4268) since they can accumulate junk if there is any kind of sticky debris. I do it now at the same time I check and clean the belt pulleys.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:12 AM   #638
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Maiden run for my Mi5 tonight!
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So far the steering rack is completely amazing, once it beds in it is really smooth and makes for some nice steering. One maintenance tip though: go in with a soft toothbrush and clean up the front and rear surface of the centre track rod (U4268) since they can accumulate junk if there is any kind of sticky debris. I do it now at the same time I check and clean the belt pulleys.
yep.. i wipe mine off every run.
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has anyone had their belt flip on them. on my first run, i was coming up to pass a guy...we rubbed wheels and i spun out. the car would move after that. i found that my front belt had flipped over and was binding the drivetrain. i thought it flipped rather easy. i have my belts set one notch below the kit setup because they felt really tight. they still feel pretty tight but should i run them tighter?
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has anyone had their belt flip on them. on my first run, i was coming up to pass a guy...we rubbed wheels and i spun out. the car would move after that. i found that my front belt had flipped over and was binding the drivetrain. i thought it flipped rather easy. i have my belts set one notch below the kit setup because they felt really tight. they still feel pretty tight but should i run them tighter?
Thats odd. I have run my belts crazy loose in the past with no issues. My Mi5 has the belts at the kit settings now. I wanted them to bed in a little before deciding to loosen them.
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Thats odd. I have run my belts crazy loose in the past with no issues. My Mi5 has the belts at the kit settings now. I wanted them to bed in a little before deciding to loosen them.
yeah, i thought that was odd. oh well, i keep running as see if it happens again
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Hi im new to this site.. Ive recently just received my mi5 through the post and just wondered if anyone has experimented on a very tight small (with loads of harpins) "Sidcup" and a tight "wkrcc" carpet circuit at all?

And wondered which position they found both the motor and battery best at?


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Fantastic kit. Very smooth build.
Tracktest hopefully during the weekend.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:46 AM   #645
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Does anyone know where (apart from Schumacher themselves in the UK) can parts be ordered? Aussie dealers have no parts for the time being and Schumacher UK stuffed up big time (sent my parts to Spain) and I am over trying to deal with them. Anywhere in the US? Continental Europe?
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