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Old 03-18-2017, 08:52 PM
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Great looking buggies. I don't have one but may have to. Mckune pads are great I use them in my vehicles. If the Yokomo slipper spring helps the slippery slipper you may want to get TLR's HD slipper spring as they work great on Yoks, thus they do apply a lot more pressure.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:14 PM
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Come one, come all! Join us on Facebook in Schumacher RC Nation page. It's a closed group, so just request entry and either Richard or I will accept you.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:22 AM
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any lightweight body options? I notice the kc has a pretty heavy body. do old kf or kf2 bodies fit, and have lightweight bodies come out for those? our minimum weight is 1500 grams, and without anything added, I'm at 1580 grams. I've bought a low center of gravity shorty to try out, see if it cuts any time off my laps, but I think I'll still be about 1530 grams.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:53 AM
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Schumacher only makes one body for the KC. I haven't tried the KF2 body on the KC yet but I am betting there will be interference on motor position 4 and probably 3 too. I am not aware of any aftermarket bodies made specifically for the KC or any others that will fit.

Are you running a CF chassis at your current weight?
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:39 PM
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Ok so I just started racing offroad after not racing it for 25 years, I've been running oval for the last 7-8 years and been very successful but started to get bored with it, usually top 2 unless something major goes wrong. I picked up a fully loaded B5M (had carbon chassis and every light weight and aftermarket part known to man) to run on a high grip clay track. I started off 2 weeks ago in the novice class and won first night out by a lot... bumped up to sportsman class and held my own but had a bit of bad luck ( car shut off after a collision with another car mid jump and crash landing ) Now I know I can drive with the other guys for the most part but am looking at updating car as the newish B6/B6D's and 22 3.0's were just way quicker thru the corners with their laydown transmissions and just seemed more locked down into the track... I'm looking at updating car to be able to grow with/into and run with the best of them. Most cars are the ones I got beat by, (B6's & TLR's) was a couple sponsored guys running the 22 4.0 and they were on rails. I'm throwing around getting either the Schumacher KC (unavailable right now everywhere) or preordering the TLR 22 4.0 just cause it does come with the laydown and standup 3 gear. What is the honest take on this Schumacher KC car when used on high bite dirt/clay as I know its meant to be versatile but seems to be geared a bit more towards turf type racing which I will do little to none of. Just looking for some honest input before I go dropping $300-400 on a new roller. Thanks in advanced for any input!!
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:24 PM
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My experience with my KC.. Ive ran once on carpet and once on dirt. Carpet it was competitive right from the go, and I can say the same for dirt. Our dirt is high bite. ghost pins and slicks are common. The first time Ive raced on dirt in a year I TQ'd mod and ran within .2 fast lap of the track rats. On the first night with a shotgun setup. Im racing for 5 days next week at the 29th Annual April Fools Classic. We'll see how it compares to the best from losi AE Kyosho etc... Im still rusty but Im hoping those consecutive days will help
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Thanks, keep us posted... and good luck. I like going against the grain at times when it comes to RC racing which is what makes me so interested in this buggy!
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Some of the KCs at our club are running motor fans, mounted above the motor using a small piece of lexan:
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Originally Posted by Tony Newland View Post
My experience with my KC.. Ive ran once on carpet and once on dirt. Carpet it was competitive right from the go, and I can say the same for dirt. Our dirt is high bite. ghost pins and slicks are common. The first time Ive raced on dirt in a year I TQ'd mod and ran within .2 fast lap of the track rats. On the first night with a shotgun setup. Im racing for 5 days next week at the 29th Annual April Fools Classic. We'll see how it compares to the best from losi AE Kyosho etc... Im still rusty but Im hoping those consecutive days will help
look like you got the 13.5 working good
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What rims fit this buggy? I have a ton of tires mounted from my B5 and B6 so it would be great if they fit this buggy. Its been many years since I ran a Schumacher and actually since I raced touring car and had my last MI3 and raced for Schumacher. Always felt comfortable racing Schumacher cars.
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It's has 12mm hex's so the b5, b6 wheels do fit.
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Originally Posted by jeff jenkins sr View Post
It's has 12mm hex's so the b5, b6 wheels do fit.
Thank you.
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Hey guys Phil has managed to talk me into making some super light slipper delete kits for you stock and 13.5 schumacher racers! Prototypes just got off the machine this morning and Phil will pass a few out to whomever he has test for him. The stock slipper assembly is 17g and the RCSHox kit is 3.7-4.0G. As with anything that spins goes, its not about the static weight but about rotating mass and the largest rotating part of the buggies drivetrain is the spur gear. These make a huge difference in spool up, braking and motors run cooler. They will be available exclusively at DRCS. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by MantisWorx View Post
Hey guys Phil has managed to talk me into making some super light slipper delete kits for you stock and 13.5 schumacher racers! Prototypes just got off the machine this morning and Phil will pass a few out to whomever he has test for him. The stock slipper assembly is 17g and the RCSHox kit is 3.7-4.0G. As with anything that spins goes, its not about the static weight but about rotating mass and the largest rotating part of the buggies drivetrain is the spur gear. These make a huge difference in spool up, braking and motors run cooler. They will be available exclusively at DRCS. Enjoy!
Love to know when DRCS will have them in stock, i going to pick up a few for 13.5.
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Originally Posted by Taz_S View Post
Love to know when DRCS will have them in stock, i going to pick up a few for 13.5.
they will have the proto's next week, need to do some testing and then they will go into production.
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