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Old 06-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #661
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My car is done! Can't wait to run it Wednesday night!
Wow! That looks awesome Just wondering, what battery are you using
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #662
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Who's racing this weekend?
I will be. After three win's in a row and getting the car to consistently run .3 of a second faster then any other car the Mi5 is a threat.

A few guys that have seen how smooth and fast the car transitions and are absolutely floored.
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Who's racing this weekend?
Tomorrow morning, 8am bright and early.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #664
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Tomorrow morning, 8am bright and early.

You try the mid motor setup yet?
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #665
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Incredible car!
Very easy to drive, and responds very good to setup changes.
Durability are also top notch.

So happy
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Wow! That looks awesome Just wondering, what battery are you using
I normally get my stuff from Team EA Motorsports. However he was out of 2s packs and I didn't want to wait. The pack in my Mi5 is a 6500mah from RC King. From what I understand they are a spin off of SMC Batteries and like SMC very good quality. The kicker is SuperiorHobbies.com sells them for $69 and a 7200 for $79!

http://www.superiorhobbies.com/store...mAh+70C+Bullet

http://www.superiorhobbies.com/store...Ah+70C+Inboard
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #667
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Broke two screws and still happy cheap to repair and was wanderful on a wet track ( reason for broken screws)
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As you know my kit had some issues when I received it. Schumacher promptly returned my email and shipped the new parts very quick! A+ service!
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Having some durability issues with my turnblocks. The large thread bolts that thread up underneath the caster block seems to be... "not quite great". I can't tell if there aren't enough threads, or if the bolt is a tick too short, the threads are too fine, or if the plastic isn't tough enough, but iv already gone through 3 of these things. (one per race day)

i pre-thread with the grub screw, and only tighten down the bolt till it just BARELY snugs on the lower bearing (as little as I possibly can). But still, after a number of packs, maybe 8 or 10... the bolt will back itself out just a tiny bit... and if I take the bolt out, sure as heck... there are always a couple of threads that come out with it... stripped. It might last one more run before I need to replace it.

Anybody else having this issue? I have almost zero contact with the boards, and these parts are breaking.

Having said that... my turnblock made it through all but the last 4 corners in the main today.. and I was able to finish out in 1st... 1 more lap and it would of been a DNF. Car was brutally good otherwise.
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After 3-4 weeks of no issues this exact problem came up this weekend. I think the chamfer is to large . It aides in getting the thread started but you lose about three threads
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i screwed that bolt tight like every other bolt u would screw in plastic. Re-assembled them just to see if i would notice anytyhing strange, but it went together like normal and the screw has not moved since..

Maybe try a new screw? or a 4x20 mm metric screw?
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Im looking at putting a helicoil in the block. There is lots of material there
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I clipped a lot of corners on my first race day. No issues with my front hubs. Stayed tight all night.
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I've certainly clipped some track edges at speed but U4256 (hubs) and U4236 (alloy screws) are the only things I'm replacing on this car. The only thing that has failed on the hubs is the plastic material around the M4 king-pin threads. Unfortunately the hubs are a little hard to find right now.
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Having some durability issues with my turnblocks. The large thread bolts that thread up underneath the caster block seems to be... "not quite great". I can't tell if there aren't enough threads, or if the bolt is a tick too short, the threads are too fine, or if the plastic isn't tough enough, but iv already gone through 3 of these things. (one per race day)

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Anybody else having this issue? I have almost zero contact with the boards, and these parts are breaking.

Having said that... my turnblock made it through all but the last 4 corners in the main today.. and I was able to finish out in 1st... 1 more lap and it would of been a DNF. Car was brutally good otherwise.
I can tell also this is going to be the weak part on my front end as well. I have lots of knuckles on back order!
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