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Old 07-28-2013, 12:38 AM   #1066
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King Pin and Front hub

Just to let Mi5 owners know. The guys at Schuie have listened and made a couple of small running changes to fix the king pin issue (as described by some on here and also by myself twice now - but only after decent crash)

There is a new front hub (spindle carrier) that does not have a chamfer on the hole. This should allow the thread of the current king pin or the newer updated one to 'bite' into the material better and not come loose or be dislodged after an accident.

The second item to have a running update made is a new king pin. It is slightly longer than the current (kit) one.

I believe that both items have started shipping or will be shipping soon. They are a running change (so I believe their will be no new part numbers for the updated 2 parts)

I am sure Chris or Matt will post if the part numbers change.

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For people who wish to run other spurs, RW are the only company at this time to make spurs to fit the Mi4/5 series of cars. (both in 48 and 64dp and in loads of sizes for all classes) These spurs are dead true and are machined delrin.

Hope this helps.

Leonard.
Good news about the new parts.

About RW spurs, does RW has an shop where you can buy these directly.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #1067
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Good news about the new parts.

About RW spurs, does RW has an shop where you can buy these directly.
We carry the common sizes and are looking to expand those options based on the interest here... PM us if you're looking for something specific. .
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Could you guys check if your front belt also are touching your servo holder screw.

I just discovered that mine is doing that, and I can't see what to do to get a Little gap between the belt and the servo screw.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:00 AM   #1069
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Hey
I have new car and spare parts coming tomorrow. Do you know when they made the change??? I'm hoping I have the updated kit and parts, cause I would like to do the build correctly, and would not want the old parts as spares.
Thanks for the info!!!!
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King Pin and Front hub

Just to let Mi5 owners know. The guys at Schuie have listened and made a couple of small running changes to fix the king pin issue (as described by some on here and also by myself twice now - but only after decent crash)

There is a new front hub (spindle carrier) that does not have a chamfer on the hole. This should allow the thread of the current king pin or the newer updated one to 'bite' into the material better and not come loose or be dislodged after an accident.

The second item to have a running update made is a new king pin. It is slightly longer than the current (kit) one.

I believe that both items have started shipping or will be shipping soon. They are a running change (so I believe their will be no new part numbers for the updated 2

I am sure Chris or Matt will post if the part numbers change.

Spurs
For people who wish to run other spurs, RW are the only company at this time to make spurs to fit the Mi4/5 series of cars. (both in 48 and 64dp and in loads of sizes for all classes) These spurs are dead true and are machined delrin.

Hope this helps.

Leonard.

Thanks Leonard. Any idea on time frame to Aus.
I had two come loose today.
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Good news about the new parts.

About RW spurs, does RW has an shop where you can buy these directly.
I buy my rw spurs from speedtechrc.com

http://www.speedtechhobbies.com/inde...ry&path=64_190
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Default new parts

The new parts have been shipped to my local Schuie dealer (Action RC) and should arrive Friday this week (king pins). The new front hubs have already arrived and in stock.

The front hub and king have only just been released as an update (I believe in the last week), its easy to see if the part is the updated version.....just look at the hole where the king pin goes through, there is no more chamfer.
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Any place that carried Mi4 series of cars should have or be able to get the RW spurs.
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can someone give me the part numbers for the Pink, and Blue Yokomo springs???

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The new parts have been shipped to my local Schuie dealer (Action RC) and should arrive Friday this week (king pins). The new front hubs have already arrived and in stock.

The front hub and king have only just been released as an update (I believe in the last week), its easy to see if the part is the updated version.....just look at the hole where the king pin goes through, there is no more chamfer.
Thank you.....

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1.) The Mi5 was a monster today in 17.5 Took all 3 quals and the main today, a lap and half on the field. The car was fast, planted, great balance, zero issues.

2.) So I finally figured out what the "tick tick tick" feeling is as I compress the rear arms of my car (and I noticed it does it a TINY bit up front too). Last I left off, I figured it had to be either the screws from under the chassis were tightened too tight into the pivot balls for the arms, or the pivot ball itself is just catching on the plastic insert in the arm (some kind of friction right there).

So I busted out my light bearing oil, and put tiny drop where the ball meets the plastic bushing/gromit... ran the car 1 run... and the "tick tick tick" is completely gone. booya! There must just be a tiny bit of friction that catches and lets go between the pivot ball, and the bushing that is glued into the arms. The drop of oil did the trick. (im glad it was such an easy fix)

3.) I am now running the 14x4mm screws up into the turn blocks, and MAN what a difference. Those of you just getting this car together, get a set of of those screws and don't even bother running the stock 4mm bolt thingy that comes in the kit. The 14x4 screws feel like they work twice as well as the stock pieces. I don't think we will see many more stripped turnblocks with this mod in place.

4.) Was great pitting with you today, Jaybee. Your car got faster and faster each run throughout the day... bummer about the broken aluminum chassis screw screw in the main.... You were rockin 2nd place for quite a number of laps there. Not too shabby, my man, considering how long it's been since you have been out racing, and in open mod to boot! You will be a monster by next season for sure.
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1.) The Mi5 was a monster today in 17.5 Took all 3 quals and the main today, a lap and half on the field. The car was fast, planted, great balance, zero issues.

2.) So I finally figured out what the "tick tick tick" feeling is as I compress the rear arms of my car (and I noticed it does it a TINY bit up front too). Last I left off, I figured it had to be either the screws from under the chassis were tightened too tight into the pivot balls for the arms, or the pivot ball itself is just catching on the plastic insert in the arm (some kind of friction right there).

So I busted out my light bearing oil, and put tiny drop where the ball meets the plastic bushing/gromit... ran the car 1 run... and the "tick tick tick" is completely gone. booya!

3.) I am now running the 14x4mm screws up into the turn blocks, and MAN what a difference. Those of you just getting this car together, get a set of of those screws and don't even bother running the stock 4mm bolt thingy that comes in the kit. The 14x4 screws feel like they work twice as well as the stock pieces. I don't think we will see many more stripped turnblocks with this mod in place.

4.) Was great pitting with you today, Jaybee. Your car got faster and faster each run throughout the day... bummer about the broken aluminum chassis screw screw in the main.... You were rockin 2nd place for quite a number of laps there. Not too shabby, my man, considering how long it's been since you have been out racing, and in open mod to boot! You will be a monster by next season for sure.
Still running the shorty setup?
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yes sir... car weighs in at 1382 grams
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Ohhh.. there is ONE issue I noticed today. With my belt on the loosest setting (not actually the loosest, but as loose as I want to run with no slipping). The rear belt actually drags on the bottom aluminum of the motor mount! It actually polished the edge shinny, and I think is part of the overheating issue I have been having. I tighted up the rear belt one notch or so, and it seems to clear it a little better. I think I might have to file down part of my aluminum! I didn't even notice this until today. Anybody else that runs a loose rear belt notice this?
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