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Old 01-30-2009, 03:00 PM   #976
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Any updates on progress from the 'Birds?

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #977
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Any updates on progress from the 'Birds?

Good Luck!
Well, since I'm getting to my room realativly early tonight (only 2 hours of sleep on Thursday morning ... worst night) but best is 5 hours while running both onroad and oval.

I've got the only Darkside cars running on road, but it looks like Mr. Darkside will be selling a few more, as the oval crowd has all the parts that can be transfered to complete the basic kit.

The "Enduro" car has made quite a stirr. Assuming the pit crew does not fumble, we should be able to change the battery in less than 3 seconds. getting the car into the pit, will probably take longer. We have not seen the KSG car, but it is believed to have quick change front tires and something for the rears. With Mr. Darkside and Smyika drive we stand a VERY good chance of a win. But this will be a race to avoid "The Big One"

I believed that there were a lot of Darkside racers out there, fun to meet a lot of them at this event. I know Eric is working hard on his car and with some luck, he should move much closer to the front in the final round.

My 21.5 car is better than Omaha and feeling pretty good in COT. The 1/12 scale car is solid, but slow .... well not in a straight line ...... thanks to Fantom motors. Same thing in WGT thanks to T-Bang Hobbies in Canada .. motor is good I just have not got the car to work well. The rest of the Colorado crew can tell you that the traction level is not as good as our track in Denver, but it is getting there.

I'll take some pictures of the Enduro car and post ... with E's .. approval on Sunday (I'll take some prior to the race, and then some after.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:26 AM   #978
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Still way too early. I don't want to let the cat out of the bag for a while

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Still too early to post pics of the new WGT car?
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Still too early to post pics of the new WGT car?

Yes, still working on that as well as a new 1/12 car. Now that the 1-cell LiPO looks like the direction, I'm going to restart that project as well.

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Just make sure you make it as tough as your enduro car!
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Just make sure you make it as tough as your enduro car!
Yes, but we need it to be CLOSE to min weight ..... NOT like the Enduro car!!

But wait, kill stickers don't add much!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #982
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Yes, still working on that as well as a new 1/12 car. Now that the 1-cell LiPO looks like the direction, I'm going to restart that project as well.

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Let me know if there is anything I can do to help on the 1/12. Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:58 PM   #983
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Just received pictures from Snowbirds 2009 and though I'd post a picture of my "Darkside" Fleet!!

I-Fource WGT, Mx2 for 1/12 17.5, COT Oval Truck and 21.5 Lipo Oval Car.
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Just make sure you make it as tough as your enduro car!

Thanks dude, I plan on it! Going to put that car on a diet and unhook the piano from the rear bumper before next years race.

Congrats on your good runs at the Birds also!

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hey all: When will we see darksides new or updated 10th wgt,10th tornado oval and Mx3 12th road pan car? Thanks
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Yo, Mr. Eric...

How'd the darkside cars do at the 'birds?

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hey all: When will we see darksides new or updated 10th wgt,10th tornado oval and Mx3 12th road pan car? Thanks
Proto testing is being done on both the WGT and Tornado, Eric will have to chime in on release dates though. Mx3 is in development right now.
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Proto testing is being done on both the WGT and Tornado, Eric will have to chime in on release dates though. Mx3 is in development right now.
I think he is holding off on a new design until the lipo / cell issue is solved with both cars .... or that was last nights 2 hour talk ...!!

As Usual, good design requires time to get it RIGHT!!

Last car ... Tornado Solid .... is a Hugh hit in Oval!!!
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hey all: When will we see darksides new or updated 10th wgt,10th tornado oval and Mx3 12th road pan car? Thanks
The Tornado solid and slider chassis are currently available. The new WGT and as yet unnamed 1/12 road course chassis are in the works now that the Lipo battery issue has been resolved. We'll have prototypes in the spring and production cars in September.

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Sorry if this has been asked before but I went back a few pages and did not see an answer. What are you using to mount the servo flat in the 1/12 th cars and what servo is most popular? The JR DS3421 that I have seems too big and won't fit with the horn centered between the front arms?
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