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Old 10-28-2006, 04:01 AM   #16
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shell all depends on how you want the car to handle, if you want aggressive steering go for the mazda (hot bodies or protoform - only diff is ) more neutral try the stratus2

can't coment on the DNA but looks like it should work.

try Phil Booth Models they'll be able to sort you out!
I've seen pics of the stratus 2 before.
That's a bit like the DNS, isn't it?

A bit, ya know, sedan, or like, nascar?
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oh, ok mate. I didn't know that.
So i'm in the uk, and i want to do carpet racing.

I should use rubber tyres, right?
Depending on what the club you race on uses. If its an open tyre choice then i would use foams as they provide more grip and will be faster.

However your club may only race on rubber tyres as most clubs in the UK and europe are like this. If this is the case, find out what brand others use and go with that.

Ive always run a Mazda 6 bodyshell for racing on carpet with rubber tyres, when racing on foams on carpet the DNA sounds like a great choice.

Any good UK modelshop should be able to supply you with anything you need
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:15 AM   #18
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Depending on what the club you race on uses. If its an open tyre choice then i would use foams as they provide more grip and will be faster.

However your club may only race on rubber tyres as most clubs in the UK and europe are like this. If this is the case, find out what brand others use and go with that.

Ive always run a Mazda 6 bodyshell for racing on carpet with rubber tyres, when racing on foams on carpet the DNA sounds like a great choice.

Any good UK modelshop should be able to supply you with anything you need
ok, thanks mate.

I have decided to get rubber tyres, with silver aloy wheels.

and I have decided to get a PROTOform Stratus 3 body.

I just have one more question though.
Is a 20-turn 540sh motor good for carpet racing?

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P.S. Thanks for everyones help so far, you have been great!
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:54 PM   #19
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the alpha, it's sweet. I never thought the body would actually make a
difference until i used this one.
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I'm starting back into rc racing in the touring class......I want a body that works good for carpet/foams.....but I really don't want the same thing everyone else is running!!!! Is there something out there for me?
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hey X, if you want to be different, you might be slow. even though most bodies look (and are performancely(sp?)) the same, the ones that win are tried and true. just like the tc game, the ones that win on sunday sell on monday. any body by protoform, parma, and proline will mainly react the same. each body has individual characteristics that make it a better body for a certain situation, and driver. it is mainly about personal preference. go with what looks the coolest while still performaning the way you want it to.

this might confuse you, but all simply ideas are the hardest to grasp.

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Hey Z......I get it.......conform or die!!! lol!!! Thanks
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Hi everyone
I haven't been here for ages!
so how you all doin these days? lol :P

anyway, i just wanna ask, when my kyosho 1/10 is done, i am thinking about racing on carpet. I am just looking into a shell. What is the best shell if you are looking to carpet race?

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I've looked at the Ride website, but have no idea how to order the body.. lol anyone know where I can get one?
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hey, i'm back just to repeat my other question, is a 20-turn 540sh tamiya motor any good for racing or shall i invest in a new one?
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so from wat im hearing the dna is good for carpet does anybody know if it is good on both foma nd ruber tires for carpet racing as i have just finished painting mine
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Anybody try the Protoform Stratus "carpet version"?
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hey xrayroooahhhh. I know last year when I went to the Calgary race. My G6 handle great. You guys have brand new carpet again. I would recommend either the DNA, pontiac G6 or the alfa. I went to the chilliwack race. in October. the guy that won 19 was using a mazda 6 which he had from out doors. But this guy had a great set up. which is friend developed. I guess at your level body type may not be that important yet. first thing would be get lots of practise and learn the car (set upthat is).
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Anybody try the Protoform Stratus "carpet version"?
i still switch from time to time between the dna and carpet stratus. not sure which one i like more.

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hey, i'm back just to repeat my other question, is a 20-turn 540sh tamiya motor any good for racing or shall i invest in a new one?
PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER!
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