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Old 10-14-2010, 03:46 PM
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I can do anything you want man just draw it up.
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Originally Posted by danketchpel View Post
Hmm.... I might need to check out those CF shock towers for my DM1-S.

I've been planning on going with standup shocks in the front but haven't gotten around to it yet.

How about a shortened "radio tray" (really just a steering servo mount) for a DM1-S running BL power?
Dan, SNRSCION made my front and rear carbon towers that you saw.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:09 PM
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Ok boys n gals...
We will be giving out tshirts to the top three in the A main for the GT8 class this Sunday! Check them out!!
See you all there!
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Originally Posted by snrscion View Post
I can do anything you want man just draw it up.
Can you work from a DXF or other CAD file?

Are the parts CNC cut or hand cut?
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Originally Posted by danketchpel View Post
Got my BL conversion parts from Ofna and a shipping notice for the RX8.

Maybe I'll be BL by Sunday, hope so.
The RX8 combo came in today. I think I'll be BL by Sunday but will have to run a pair of 2S Lipos, the 4S didn't make it...... and they were supposed to be coming from a CA warehouse, hmmm.
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The RX8 combo came in today. I think I'll be BL by Sunday but will have to run a pair of 2S Lipos, the 4S didn't make it...... and they were supposed to be coming from a CA warehouse, hmmm.
My Speedpassion 2200KV Cirtix Slotless motor and Silverarrow 2 combo just came in as well. it's gonna be a good day for GT8!
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Originally Posted by danketchpel View Post
I think I'll be BL by Sunday......
Oh well nope, I'll be running Nitro power this Sunday.

I got knee deep into it and there was too much engineering to do. I was hoping the motor mount I bought would drop in, nope.... no such luck, had to start from scratch and design my own....... with still more to do and I want to do it right the first time, I decided to just put the Nitro power back in.

I'll be BL by the Nov. race for sure.
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Dan Ofna makes a motor mount that will bolt right up to your DM1

http://www.ofna.com/images/parts-images/40000/41125.jpg
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Here is a vid of today's A main with 7! A total of 11 entries today!
Way to go Eric Kunamay for dethroning Steve N!!!

GT8 Race at Corona
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Sorry I missed it guys. Next time. The flu is a drag.....
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That was way too much fun today I had a blast. Hope everybody goes to Surf City in HB.
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That was a pretty good video. It looks like a pretty fast race. I'm looking forward to making it to next month's race. It looks like the weather was not even a factor.
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Here is a vid of today's A main with 7! A total of 11 entries today!
YES!!! We finally had good showing for the 1/8GT class in both Electric and Nitro power in SoCal, Wahoo!!!.

But, I can assure you by the next race there will be one less Nitro powered car and one more electric powered car. There's no doubt BL power makes these cars rock and is way less hassle to race. Good bye starter box, fuel, igniter, flame outs...... hello "plug and play". Not only are the BL cars much much easier to race they are stupid fast and electric braking is hands down better than mechanical brakes on cars this size.

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Way to go Eric Kunamay for dethroning Steve N!!!
LOL, and it was the first time Eric put that car on a race track. His converted Losi is pretty awesome.

What was cool is we had a mix of chassis, GTP2e, DM1-S, Converted Losi, Converted Tamiya, and maybe a couple others I didn't know about.

These cars were turning in lap times competitive with the faster 1/10 cars.
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Yeah definitely Eric put the smack down on me but next month Eric I got something for him.
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Originally Posted by danketchpel View Post

electric braking is hands down better than mechanical brakes on cars this size.
So in your opinioin you'd choose electric braking/motor over mechanical brakes? Is it because of the drag brake feature you get with electric braking/motor? I'm not judging, just curiously asking since I'm new to the GT8stuff myself.

I've been trying to incorporate a little mixing of mechanical with motor brakes just to keep the drag brake in place. Now you are aware that the mechanical brakes do reduce your motor temps?
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