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Old 09-21-2014, 07:16 PM
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I have had the "same" car since 2012 and I still love my Awesomatix more than any touring car I have ever had. To go back to running something "regular" is just inconceivable for me. Before this weekend I hadn't raced since June, I put a setup on my car and it was nearly perfect and I was able to do very well.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Monti View Post
You need to add washers underneath the body posts, about .200 to .300 worth.

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Did that, a little concerned about how much material I had to ream out of the top bumper frame since the wider part of the body post is now half-way up the hole. Don't want to weaken the bumper significantly given my skills as a destructive testing specialist.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:16 AM
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On a different note, tried setting up one of my chassis for USVTA racing, needed to add over 200g of weight which is really difficult on the CO1AL-S chassis since there isn't much space to stick ballast. Any chance of a tungsten and a steel version of the AM33-5? One which added 100g of additional weight for USVTA and a second that added 200g of additional weight for USVTA?
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Originally Posted by trackout View Post
On a different note, tried setting up one of my chassis for USVTA racing, needed to add over 200g of weight which is really difficult on the CO1AL-S chassis since there isn't much space to stick ballast. Any chance of a tungsten and a steel version of the AM33-5? One which added 100g of additional weight for USVTA and a second that added 200g of additional weight for USVTA?
C01al-s in vta... Wow
I'd recommend a ton of weight under receiver/ESC and behind the battery.

I layed at least one layer of weight under all my electronics when running a700l at snowbirds.
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Originally Posted by trackout View Post
On a different note, tried setting up one of my chassis for USVTA racing, needed to add over 200g of weight which is really difficult on the CO1AL-S chassis since there isn't much space to stick ballast. Any chance of a tungsten and a steel version of the AM33-5? One which added 100g of additional weight for USVTA and a second that added 200g of additional weight for USVTA?
The bronze version of AM33-5 gives plus 58g.
Hard temper stainless steel for C01AL-S chassis gives plus 120g...170g depending on the cutouts area.

How many sets should we produce?
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Originally Posted by Oleg Babich View Post
The bronze version of AM33-5 gives plus 58g.
Hard temper stainless steel for C01AL-S chassis gives plus 120g...170g depending on the cutouts area.

How many sets should we produce?
Hmmm, my thinking was the advantage of different versions of the AM33-5 for different classes with different weight limits (USGT, USVTA, CVTA) allowing quick change-outs. Although you'd have to change the chassis plate out the SS version would get you a much lower CG that putting the weight higher in the AM33-5. I'd certainly be willing to try a SS version of the chassis and the bronze brace so put me down for 2 each.
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Hmmm, my thinking was the advantage of different versions of the AM33-5 for different classes with different weight limits (USGT, USVTA, CVTA) allowing quick change-outs. Although you'd have to change the chassis plate out the SS version would get you a much lower CG that putting the weight higher in the AM33-5. I'd certainly be willing to try a SS version of the chassis and the bronze brace so put me down for 2 each.
One more variant is the bronze plates with protrusions that correspond to the C01AL-S cutouts. Left and right plates are placed under battery and electronics and probably screwed to the AM33-5 with some gap to the chassis to provide the desirable chassis flex under such plates. It will give us also the "floating" mounting for battery and electronics.
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Originally Posted by trackout View Post
Did that, a little concerned about how much material I had to ream out of the top bumper frame since the wider part of the body post is now half-way up the hole. Don't want to weaken the bumper significantly given my skills as a destructive testing specialist.
I think you are a little to high. I didn't add any spacers in the rear.

http://racepf.com/blog/2013/07/panzi...mmer-shootout/

This is a pic of my body and you can see there isn't much front lip left.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-23-2014, 02:16 AM
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Hi Oleg,

I think we need updated Setup sheets with all the new options of am33-5,
am30-5, front drive shafts, wheel hubs and chassis plates an top decks, gears choice for diffs?

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Originally Posted by Monti View Post
I think you are a little to high. I didn't add any spacers in the rear.

http://racepf.com/blog/2013/07/panzi...mmer-shootout/

This is a pic of my body and you can see there isn't much front lip left.

Hope this helps.

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Yeah for USGT I could lower it some more, for our club races that would be considered a slammed body since to looks trimmed above the lines. I'll give it a test this weekend and see if I can get it lower without rubbing the carpet.
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Anyone know where you can get the 5.3mm ball cups? Awesomatix is out of them and I'm trying to get my car ready for vegas!
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Originally Posted by Losi22 View Post
Anyone know where you can get the 5.3mm ball cups? Awesomatix is out of them and I'm trying to get my car ready for vegas!
They are top ball ends, mayne try looking around for those
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Hi guys,

can you please tell me what's the difference between the newly released AM10-2 (updated steering plate) and the current AM10-1?

Thanks in advance,
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Hi guys,
can you please tell me what's the difference between the newly released AM10-2 (updated steering plate) and the current AM10-1?
Thanks in advance,
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AM10-2 is a stiffer version of AM10-1.
The stiffness was increased by removing the cutout and by the increased thickness.
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Want to congratulate Brad Johnson on his TC 17.5 win at the U.S VTA southern Nat's..And also Thank him for his help as well.
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