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Old 09-17-2011, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default Edam Esprit 1/10 on-road chassis

D.O.A? What do you think?

http://www.redrc.net/2011/09/edam-es...-road-chassis/
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Very old school... pivot balls haven't been used on anything fast (ep onroad) for quite a while that I can.think of. And why 3 belts?
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Very old school... pivot balls haven't been used on anything fast (ep onroad) for quite a while that I can.think of. And why 3 belts?
Because nitro is dead and they have a huge stockpile of moulded parts and belts to get rid of!
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Might be fun for a unlimited class 3.5t motor with w 3s lipo throw a Lola body on it and see what it does. Might be a better choice than a 1/8th scale electric onroad
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Because nitro is dead and they have a huge stockpile of moulded parts and belts to get rid of!
So true! LOL
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Might be fun for a unlimited class 3.5t motor with w 3s lipo throw a Lola body on it and see what it does. Might be a better choice than a 1/8th scale electric onroad
From what I have seen of.that class the bigger chassis is needed to fit the batteries....
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Very old school... pivot balls haven't been used on anything fast (ep onroad) for quite a while that I can.think of.
Awesomeatix, but I'm not sure that counts since there's only like 2 of them out there.

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Electric 1/10 nitro? Interesting idea if it's durable...


But don't the old guys like nitro because the foam grips everywhere and they can mash the throttle and the car gets up to speed so slowly it doesn't matter that they have no control?
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Finally, an Electric TC with all the setup complexity and maintenance requirements of Nitro!

As a serious racer, I'll say this is D.O.A.
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They just uploaded a video on Youtube, seems OK.
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so a touring car chassis and nitro car chassis got together, had a one night stand, and had a mutant baby.

I'd get one for the RCGT class and throw a mazda furai body on it.
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I like the narrow chassis, but hmm yeah undecided if I like the car.....

Am I wrong or does Edam only seem to make cars primarily for foam tyre use anyway?

If so, I guess that is the market they want to be in....
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Very interesting as in the video the car seems very stable, almost too stable. But it would be nice running with nitro on large tracks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O53GvVvfSVg
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Very old school... pivot balls haven't been used on anything fast (ep onroad) for quite a while that I can.think of. And why 3 belts?

Hey now my traxxas rally has pillow balls, and on 4s lipo its the fastest RC I own (in a straight line) but I know What your saying.
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I dont like pivot balls.

They look like a weak point and will either bend or break.

I few board taps indoors and its game over methinks...
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