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Old 11-14-2018, 01:05 PM
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I heard and read many opinions about it, still not clear. What do you recommend for a small twisty and grippy circuit?
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I've always used

Aluminum-Indoor Carpet

Carbon- Outdoor Asphalt
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I've done the same pretty much

Carbon- Asphalt
Carbon - Grey ozite or Alum for a highly built up groove on grey carpet
Alum- CRC black carpet / ETS carpet ( I would assume on the ETS carpet as I never personally tried that carpet)
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Aluminum in high grip asphalt
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The question is, how good a driver are you? Do you wreck often? Or generally pretty clean? Aluminum can be fairly flexible if you get the wrong one, but it is generally heavier and helps bring down the CG. You can make a carbon chassis pretty stiff with the right options. All top deck screws, center stiffener, connecting servo and motor mount to top deck.

But it what goes back to my original statement is, aluminum is great, until itís not. By that I mean, once it bends, itís done. Carbon can take a lot more abuse before it breaks. But unless it actually cracks, itís still good. It only takes the smallest bit of tweak to ruin a high dollar aluminum chassis.

so choose wisely.
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Actually just came to post this very same question!

I swapped my Roche over to the aluminum chassis for black carpet last weekend, but am racing on the gray this weekend. Not sure if I should run the aluminum on the gray carpet or swap back to the carbon. Anybody have experience that could weigh in?
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I see aluminium is the way to go. I will try both the IF-14 alu one and the 7075 that is thicker (and heavier). Thanks guys!
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old school we now run titanium plates https://www.titaniumrc.com
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12th scale amain #1 iic las vegas stock titanium plates from https://www.titaniumrc.com #1, #3, #5, #7
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A main #2 carbon.. A main #3 carbon.. Overall win carbon.. Guess there's something to be said for old school !!
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