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Old 02-28-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Anyone use them?? What do you think??
They are coming out with one for the T3 which I considering and just trying to gather some info on them...Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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the one for the Mi3 is the cats meow
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Mike does excellent work The one for the TC5 is a mandatory have for rubber, all the others are just as nice. They definitely make lipo fitting a ton easier
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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I have an Exotek chassis for the HB Cyclone TC. Works great for me running vintage (HPI vintage tires, 21.5 Brushless, LiPo battery) on carpet. I especially like how the battery is secured without the strapping tape going under the chassis. Able to balance my car without adding any extra weight.

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He used to do one for the Micro RS4 and one for the M18, and they were the dog's danglies.... REAL nice pieces
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I had the TC5 chassis. The car was too heavy to the battery side and as a result was heavy overall. The weights need to be more configurable. The way it tapes is weird too.
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Great info guys. I'm not too happy with the stock Xray chassis. Mine came twisted right from the get go and don't want to risk getting another one. I believe Xray either outsourced the chassis work and or used cheaper graphite. Either way, the chassis isn't very good, so I'm looking at options.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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do not hesitate to get one of the exotek chassis i just bought my second yesterday i have one on my mi3.5 and now one is going on my tc5 . makes the car a whole new animal . not sure what or8ital is talking about as my car is just above roar minimum and the cars side to side balance is right on . kickass chassis' nuff siad!
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do not hesitate to get one of the exotek chassis i just bought my second yesterday i have one on my mi3.5 and now one is going on my tc5 . makes the car a whole new animal . not sure what or8ital is talking about as my car is just above roar minimum and the cars side to side balance is right on . kickass chassis' nuff siad!
You may be running a lower Mah lipo pack. With an IP5000 pack but all lightweight electronics (low profile servo, tekin rs, PTX transponder, LW body, and micro receiver) it is still heavy to the battery side and to balance the car you end up overweight.

That is with the pack as far toward the center as possible.

Plus it sounds like you haven't actually tried it with a TC5 yet.
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Mike had some graphite battery retainers for the Mi3 that really helped with weight, may have some for other cars by now.

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i was talking about the balance i get with my mi3.5 i have not recieved the chassis yet for the tc5 as i ordered it yesterday haha . also i am running tp 5000 mah pack and all lightwieght electronics same as you. but i guess i will see with the tc5.
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You may be running a lower Mah lipo pack. With an IP5000 pack but all lightweight electronics (low profile servo, tekin rs, PTX transponder, LW body, and micro receiver) it is still heavy to the battery side and to balance the car you end up overweight.

That is with the pack as far toward the center as possible.

Plus it sounds like you haven't actually tried it with a TC5 yet.
Mine was spot on.. IP5000 30C, Duo1, RS, KO 2343, and SR3100 RX.
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oops I was running a Reedy pack at that time, not the IP. 1460g with a LW body:

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oops I was running a Reedy pack at that time, not the IP. 1460g with a LW body:
Only thing I can think of is those Alu parts adding weight (servo saver, knuckles), I had to add 28g to my car to make 1420 under with a LW body
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Only thing I can think of is those Alu parts adding weight (servo saver, knuckles), I had to add 28g to my car to make 1420 under with a LW body
I think everyone is missing the point. I was over with LW stuff. A lot of people don't run LW stuff, my only issue with it was that its heavy to the battery side in some cases and it would be nice if the weights were more configurable. Even the guy that created these chassis said it was something he was going to look into. Esp for countries that run an even lower weight.

FWIW, I run a T3 now, with the stock chassis and no problems balancing it and I am well below weight.
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