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Old 02-01-2023, 03:32 AM
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Counting down towards modding this bad boy for dual-motor configuration....
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Old 02-01-2023, 05:33 AM
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Old 02-01-2023, 06:25 AM
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So we think this is a budget minded car? It looks like it would compete. Maybe not with the 08 on carpet, but it looks pretty balanced. I guess we'll see in a few months!
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:04 AM
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I hope it allows shorty Lipo easily cause I think we need it for getting the balance right.
It seems to me that like with the M-08 they think about the ESC at a (too) late stage.
I would expect the servo to be more to center and ESC next to it.
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:46 AM
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The rwd configuration has battery behind the front wheels (with the esc moounted on top of it) and 160g motor on one side offset by a 45gm servo on the other side.
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I'm almost tempted to slap in a 380 motor and low profile shorty in it. It would feel like mini racing ~25 years ago.
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Old 02-01-2023, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rccartips
The rwd configuration has battery behind the front wheels (with the esc moounted on top of it) and 160g motor on one side offset by a 45gm servo on the other side.
Yes the weight distribution and motor orientation does not look good for performance.

But I'm interested to see it in more detail, if the CG is low and the suspension geometry is favourable it will be worth a try on a track.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:56 AM
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On the bright side, looks like they gave it active rear toe
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:47 PM
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I wish they will bring back the Mini Cooper body with the new chassis.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by alvin486
I wish they will bring back the Mini Cooper body with the new chassis.
Don't see that happening, they stopped doing that body because BMW refused to renew the license.
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Old 02-02-2023, 02:13 AM
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https://www.thercracer.com/2023/02/5...01-photos.html Chassis photos etc here in the link

The plastics are good, some a std tamiya plastics, others are more like the new harder plastics used in the M07, TD4 etc.. looks like it could be a great spec class car.

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Old 02-02-2023, 02:36 AM
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Why do they keep reinventing the friction shocks instead of just using a cheap plastic oil filled damper?
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Old 02-02-2023, 03:36 AM
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Just imagining all the extra components for the mid motor drive train, I think the M07 will still have an advantage over this platform... From the image above, theres quite a bit of plastic high up over the gear boxes.. I suppose they've achieved a FWD/RWD all in wonder, but I wouldn't (at first glance) consider it a "contender".
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Yeah this doesn't look competitive. I think this just ticks the box of being a dual purpose chassis to bundle with either FWD or RWD bodies for scale/basher enthusiasts.
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Old 02-02-2023, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by simple
Just imagining all the extra components for the mid motor drive train, I think the M07 will still have an advantage over this platform... From the image above, theres quite a bit of plastic high up over the gear boxes.. I suppose they've achieved a FWD/RWD all in wonder, but I wouldn't (at first glance) consider it a "contender".
The M07 and M08 will still be in production. They are seen as the more competitive chassis. The MB-01 is meant to be a general chassis. It will still be a better handling car than the M05 or M06 though. Also Square batteries fit.. so that's a result
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