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Old 06-09-2005, 06:34 AM   #9121
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i agree with burlap i have both the ms and standard chassis plates and those holes dont appear on either. why not tape the cells? it saves weight and as long as you file the slots a bit the tape shouldnt break.
The problem with the track I race at is the wood barriers are very close to the track, so if you get hit or spin out, you usually hit the wood hard. And I found the batteries love flying out and bounce across the ground with the tape. With the XRay brace and some foam on it, the batteries barely move.
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Old 06-09-2005, 07:01 AM   #9122
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i agree with burlap i have both the ms and standard chassis plates and those holes dont appear on either. why not tape the cells? it saves weight and as long as you file the slots a bit the tape shouldnt break.
For me, 1st reason is because tapping is too troublesome.
2nd reason, tapping won't save your battery from deformation when you encounter major crash, especially when you using some very soft battery bridge like LRP.
3rd reason, I don't wanna generate more trash for this poor planet..
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:35 AM   #9123
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Anyone knows when the new X version is coming?
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There is nothing stating that its ever gonna be released, although it would be nice to know some info on it
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:56 AM   #9125
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hey guys, just letting you guys know, anyone who still owns a 414 and may be intrested, i bought the dj system and put it on my 414 and it fit perfect, only needed 2 extra spacers on the inner hinge pins, shock mounts lined up perfect, didnt even have to move the damper stay, almost like it was mad for this car, id give pics but for some reason i cant upload to this site. also had to get evo iv axles and drive shafts.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:03 PM   #9126
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There is nothing stating that its ever gonna be released, although it would be nice to know some info on it
spash was using the car in the last round of the BCRA. thats what the Team Orion website had listed. so lets hope it goes into production.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:07 PM   #9127
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spash was using the car in the last round of the BCRA. thats what the Team Orion website had listed. so lets hope it goes into production.
And yet, he didn't use it and said it himself on the peak racing forum.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:10 PM   #9128
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And yet, he didn't use it and said it himself on the peak racing forum.
doh! thanks for the corrections. someone let team orion know they listed MSX.

http://www.teamorion.com/global/global_news.asp?id=2950

BRCA Modified TC National : West London - A Final Result
1. Andy Moore - Hot Bodies Cyclone
2. Chris Grainger - Yokomo MR-4 BD
3. David Spashett - Tamiya TRF 415MSX
4. Ben Cosgrove - HPI Pro 4
5. Craig Drescher - Associated TC4 FT
6. Adam Rogers - Tamiya TRF 415MS
7. Olly Jefferies - Associated TC4
8. Teemu Leino - Schumacher Mi2
9. Lee Woodhams - Yokomo MR-4 BD
10. Kevin Brunsden - Schumacher Mi2

thats too bad. i was hoping the additional testing would lead to a production release.
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #9129
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He said he tried it on saturday but didn't have time to sort it out and prefered to use his good old car instead. As for me, I'm not keen on it, looks like a bag of tweak to me.
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:13 PM   #9130
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Bag of tweak ?? Why ??
I think there could well be more flex but with usual Tamiya quality i am sure it fits together and runs perfectly straight. I think the car looks great.
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I may be mistaken, but the X chassis is made up of a different carbon fiber material. It may have the same thickness and look similar but it is much more stiff. Also, there were two different upper deck options.
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thats kinda what i was thinking, Rod.... also, with the longer rear bulkheads, it should make for a stiffer platform.
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Bag of tweak ?? Why ??
Because of the like 10 peice bulkheads
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Because of the like 10 peice bulkheads
Spot on

Basically, the more parts in the strut's assembly, the more chances of the pieces moving one relatively to the other during a crash.
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Old 06-09-2005, 03:20 PM   #9135
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With the std MS the bulkheads are only joined together by graphite. Atleast this way you have locking Aluminium pieces and shock towers to hold everything tight. Plus now the flex of the top deck is equal on both sides due to the extended bulkhead on the battery side. In normal racing i cannot see a problem with tweak, but i can also appreciate that i a major whoooopsy finding the bent part might be difficult.
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