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Old 01-31-2007, 10:33 AM   #226
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Its kinda funny to watch people ask for a stiffer chassis for carpet racing when they haven't even gotten a chance to try the car with the current chassis. Funny, like in , not funny like in .

How do you know if you need a stiffer chassis until you try it? Especially when we're dealing with a completely new design theme for a car. Just by looking at the "mm" of the chassis? Thats just bench racing...

All I know is that there are a lot of very stiff 'hop up' chassis tweaking, handling inconsistently, and finishing behind the flexible TA05 these days. Yet people continue to cling desperately to the 'stiffer is better' moto.

Just seems to me that you actually have to....ohhh, I don't know....RUN....a chassis before you decide it has too much flex.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:39 AM   #227
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1. Will the Mi3 have center 1way for carpet rubber and I'm assuming that the Mi2 front 1way will fit the Mi3.

2. it's kind of hard to see in the drawing but is the thrust bearing caged.

3. My only concern is the strength of the steering mechanism that made of graphite
1. The Mi3 will not have a center one way. We honestly think they are not necessary. We used to run double one ways and center one ways with a diff back in the day. Even back then we didn't think center one ways were all the necessary. We just made them because Masami used them a lot

Today its all spools asphalt and diffs on foam tires. Even the rubber carpet racers are starting to figure out spools are faster than one ways.

2. The thrust bearing is in a steel cage and it is an extremely high quality. We have factory drivers from other teams buying our thrust bearing for their cars (They fit the Xray diff )

3. The steering bell cranks are 2.5mm thick and they are very strong. Chris Ashton drove it on an indoor track in the UK and it survived so it should last forever for regular guys
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:48 AM   #228
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You're the list Tag. I owe you a few jokes.

I was talking about the chassis funny guy. See you in late March.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #229
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Darkseid - The kit will come with a 48p gear. Like you, I run 64p everywhere but most European consumers do not like 64p.

The Mi3 is designed to handle a pretty crazy spread of gear ratios so it can handle bonded magent BL motors (~12:1) down to 19T's and BL 13.5's that need monter ratios (~4.9:1 and lower ).

You are right about chassis stiffness. A certain amount of flex is faster but just like everything else too much of a good thing is bad. Very flexy cars like our old Axis 2 make it so setup changes have very muted effects and thats not good. Too stiff and setups are very hard to get right and you have no margin for error.
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How do you know if you need a stiffer chassis until you try it? Especially when we're dealing with a completely new design theme for a car. Just by looking at the "mm" of the chassis? Thats just bench racing...
You know Greg, if we get EA in here, we can merge to form Troll Voltron and lay waste to all of R/C Tech.

Don't let the TA05 see you in here, I heard last night if you don't gently caress it once a day at least, you'll be punished with ill-handling.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:55 AM   #231
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stlnlst, i have my order in already and paid for, so i hope to get mine shortly after mo gets his,,,,
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:02 PM   #232
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Don't let the TA05 see you in here, I heard last night if you don't gently caress it once a day at least, you'll be punished with ill-handling.
Now that is the funniest thing I have heard all day!

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Old 01-31-2007, 12:04 PM   #233
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Adrian

Nothing personel but If we can take internet sh!t and go [email protected] crazy over the release date of the X-ray T2, then your fair game so let me get it out of the way

1. When is it comin' out
2. I had to share a A-arm with another MI3 racer
3. When will the parts be out

Please don't take this serious, just messin' aorund
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:14 PM   #234
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Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered theres from us. We still have some available : http://www.fasttrackhobbies.com/cata...roducts_id=455
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:16 PM   #235
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thanks to everyone who has pre-order there from us.
do you have pay in advance or just submit your CC#???
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do you have pay in advance or just submit your CC#???
You will need to submit the following to be eligable to pre-order your MI3 kit from Fast Track:
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do you have pay in advance or just submit your CC#???
No there is no upfront commitment. We will not charge you until we physically have the kits in hand. At that time we will email everyone for payment. If you would like to pay up fornt you can do that too but it is not required. Some people would rather just pay now instead of later. Either way it does not matter to us. The final price will be $399.95 with free 3-Day Select shipping for ALL MI3 preorders.

Here is the link:
http://www.fasttrackhobbies.com/cata...roducts_id=455

The website has been updated with the free 3-Day Select Shipping just select flat rate as your shipping method and you will see $0.00 as the shipping cost. This applies to EVERYONE that has already ordered one or is planning on ordering one.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:23 PM   #238
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Hi Guys,

The Schumacher Mi3 Next Generation Touring car is now available for pre-order with free shipping discount built in.

The Mi3 is the most innovative touring car we've seen in recent years, and not just "another" 2 belt touring car. Many design features on the car are never seen before and looks to be a strong contender for the touring car market Great job Schumacher!

Steve Wang

p.s. Thanks for taking my call yesterday Adrian I'll give you a call back to continue our conversation.
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Alex said he would also like a sperm sample! J/K Bro!!
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Alex said he would also like a sperm sample! J/K Bro!!
GOOD LOOKING OUT BALLER!!!! LOL!
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