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Old 08-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #976
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My 1/7 scale DM1 has the aluminum CNC'd chassis braces. My 1/8 scale DM1 Spec has the plastic chassis braces. Neither one has exhibited spur gear problems.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #977
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Just took my 2nd chassis out to check it, and it sure does seem to flex a lot with the plastic braces.. Thinking maybe this is my problem.. I assume only the 1/7 RTR DM-1 in the US had the plastic chassis braces, right, and the 1/7 that most people had was the Pro, with alu.. Which would explain why I've never heard about chassis flex issues with this car - IF in fact I'm right and this is my problem.. Maybe all these folks tripling up on their CB bearings could also make life easier on themselves if they had alu chassis braces too...

While we're at it, should I also maybe consider an alu quick-change motor mount - maybe the Kingz Heads extended?.. Do they fit %100?

EDIT - that looks stupid. The KH mounts are separate for Picco engines... I have various engines I want to be able to run, including a Picco P7 Evo 3....
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Alpha R3 bodies arrived this morning......

http://www.igthobbies.com/ALPHA-RACI...DY_p_1619.html
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #979
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Here's some of our GT Warrior racing family from Sweden.



Looking good guys, thanks!
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Just took my 2nd chassis out to check it, and it sure does seem to flex a lot with the plastic braces.. Thinking maybe this is my problem.. I assume only the 1/7 RTR DM-1 in the US had the plastic chassis braces, right, and the 1/7 that most people had was the Pro, with alu.. Which would explain why I've never heard about chassis flex issues with this car - IF in fact I'm right and this is my problem.. Maybe all these folks tripling up on their CB bearings could also make life easier on themselves if they had alu chassis braces too...

While we're at it, should I also maybe consider an alu quick-change motor mount - maybe the Kingz Heads extended?.. Do they fit %100?

EDIT - that looks stupid. The KH mounts are separate for Picco engines... I have various engines I want to be able to run, including a Picco P7 Evo 3....
I have the quick changemount and they are great (not King Headz but their suspension braces are excellent and very light). Picco motors are a bit beefier around the outer bearing and this is why there are mounts for Picco. But you can get the mounts for Picco and use them for the different motors but not the other way around. The only difference will be that the front end will be shallower on the mount for Picco than the other regular mount.

The bearing issue in my point of view has nothing to do with the braces. Many of my fellow GT racers here have tried to fix that problem with the Al braces thinking that chassis flex has something to do with it but they still had problems until they went with multiple bearings.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:54 PM   #981
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Alpha R3 bodies arrived this morning......

http://www.igthobbies.com/ALPHA-RACI...DY_p_1619.html
It's time for new bodys and a few sets of SWEEP tires for all three of my cars.
I'll be putting an order in this week Bill. .......
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:28 AM   #982
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It's time for new bodys and a few sets of SWEEP tires for all three of my cars.
I'll be putting an order in this week Bill. .......
Awesome, thanks. Looks like I will be ordering more real soon, we sold 7 overnight! I think that is a record for bodies for us. Still got a few left. Can't wait to get the R4's in now.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:03 PM   #983
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Found somebody selling the CRT Z-brace along with the chassis braces. Is it worth getting for the dm-1? Does it evem fit?
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DP8 Bodies arrived this morning!

http://www.igthobbies.com/OFNA-OFN31...en_p_1645.html

And so did more of the Viper bodies.

http://www.igthobbies.com/OFNA-OFN31...DY_p_1515.html

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Here"s the new paint job>
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A couple more pics...lol!
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A couple more pics...lol!
Very nice! I like the detail in the headlights also.
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Thanks Bill, much appreciated. The last pic was the first night i raced it. And i was more worried about the body, then i was about the race.
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Again, to increase chassis stiffness, I'm getting the alu CRT chassis braces. Does the Z-brace fit the DM-1, and if so, should I get it? Thanks.
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Here"s the new paint job>
That's some great paint work and detailing on that body.
What did you use for the headlight buckets ?
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