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Old 10-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #211
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The curve piece doesn't bend, it breaks. The Kingheadz piece is a direct replacement and made of 7075 Al.

You can of course turn the servo the other way around. It just needs to have other parts to make it a dual bellcrank system.

I have seen Dan's setup, I race with him and I'm pretty sure Eric got his car from Dan.
Cool, thanks. Yeah, eR1c showed me a few close ups and I thought that was a pretty genius idea how he fixed the linkage with minimal parts. I don't really need dual bell cranks although that is also a nice system.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:27 AM   #212
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I have seen Dan's setup, I race with him and I'm pretty sure Eric got his car from Dan.
Yes, that would be correct. I bought Dan's car. It is a really nice car, very pleased with it.

Hey, I do have a question. I took it out to the track last week for some practice laps. I was running the HPI Datsun 510 body (made for the Cup Racer) previously, but switched to the HPI Datsun 240z body. I don't care for the way the 240z body handles/is balanced compared to the 510 body. The 510 is pretty good so will go back to that, but this leads to my question:

1) Is there a favorite body you have for this car, what is it?
2) Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, is there a TC style body for this scale that fits and performs well?
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Ride has a Subaru BRZ body that handles well. I believe there are some TC style bodies for this chassis as well. But then you have to ask yourself why are you running this chassis and not a TC.

The draw to this chassis should be RCGT/ USGT for 12th scale with scale bodies.

I have 4 bodies that I run, HPI BMW 2002, Tamiya Renault Alpine A110 and my signature Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint.

After people see me run, there is always a conversation that follows where they ask me what chassis it is and how awesome it handles and how cool and realistic is the body.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #214
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I think the BRZ and maybe even the new Tamiya Miata body might do well for low CG?


I only run the Tamiya Rover Cooper bodies (M01 style and current style) on my m-chassis.. only reason is I like the comical shape. Still the Sabre4WD Mini runs VERY well.
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Ride has a Subaru BRZ body that handles well. I believe there are some TC style bodies for this chassis as well. But then you have to ask yourself why are you running this chassis and not a TC.
I do run, actually race a TC.
For this 12th scale 4wd I get that its not a TC and enjoy running vintage style bodies (like the 240z and 510 I mentioned), BUT am looking to see what others are running and which bodies are balanced the best w/o having to purchase and try them all myself. The 240z body I am using looks great but seems a bit tall and narrow to me ...even comparing to my Tamiya mini JCW's body (which is low and wide). I am potentially interested in a TC style body for this car if there was one that others were using and recommended. But sounds like most are doing what I am already doing and running non TC bodies.

The BRZ body sounds like a good option. I will check it out.
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that Ride Subaru BRZ body looks sweet. That is exactly what I am looking for. Low + wide.
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How are you guys fitting your mchassis bodies? I assume some special posts and cutting down the front bumper?
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:34 PM   #218
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How are you guys fitting your mchassis bodies? I assume some special posts and cutting down the front bumper?

Yes, I had to cut the bumper foam significantly and make custom mounts as the Tamiya bodies come pre-drilled. It's sort of tricky, but well worth it at the end.

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How are you guys fitting your mchassis bodies? I assume some special posts and cutting down the front bumper?
I keep two sets of body posts, each set is trimmed down for a specific body (240z and 510 bodies). I also trimmed my front bumper quite a bit too (to fit the 510 body).
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that Ride Subaru BRZ body looks sweet. That is exactly what I am looking for. Low + wide.
I have one that came with my car... Pm me if you want it. It's painted pink and white lol... Not my colours of choice
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How are you guys fitting your mchassis bodies? I assume some special posts and cutting down the front bumper?
I custom cut foam bumpers to match the bodies
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What posts are people using for the different bodies? I'm assuming they aren't the stock posts.
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I have one that came with my car... Pm me if you want it. It's painted pink and white lol... Not my colours of choice
Thanks Raman,
Ive seen some wicked pink paint jobs ....but all my cars are some form of black/green/white ...predominantly green. Its just the way I roll.

(see dorky photo of me attached ...you can see some of my cars with their green racing colors)

the Sabre w/ the 240z body is on the bench there ...the body is sitting kind of high because it's not pinned down/just kind of resting on the chassis.
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eR1c- Wow, nice workbench (again) and you have a F1 too? Very nice!! Love the green! With a 1st place trophy and everything, winning all together. Congrats.


carnage - For my Tamiya Rover Mini bodies the front ones are the factory Sabre posts, but pushed back using spacers. The rear posts are using rear TA05 M-Four posts that have 2 screw holes per post for rigidity. If you can find a post long enough (and a mounting screw long enough) you can probably just use a single screw hole one and add the horizontal bar in the middle like mine to keep it rigid. Last thing you want on a top heavy body are swaying body posts!
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eR1c- Wow, nice workbench (again) and you have a F1 too? Very nice!! Love the green! With a 1st place trophy and everything, winning all together. Congrats.
Thanks,
yeah, i have shelves below (which you've probably seen) that act as parking garages for my cars. Yes, I started racing my F1 last year ...its a really challenging car to drive. Unlike anything else ...takes a lot of finesse and easy movements. Still have a ton to learn w/ that one!

Carnage, ...I am using the stock sabre mini body posts. BUT I am not running a Mini/Rover like Sakadachi. The Rover body is much taller so I could see where the stock posts would not work ...Sakadachi's suggestion sounds like a good one for the rear posts.
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