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Old 11-10-2011, 09:01 PM   #31
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I would be interested depending on the price point and parts support. I think its a very nice looking chassis.

Another thing about all the popular chassis looking alike. If I were able to produce my own product, I wouldnt just use everything that I know about touring cars. I would also want to use evrything that X-ray knows about it, and Yokomo, and Tamiya, and Serpent. The truth is that there is a pool of common knowlege concerning what works well in a touring car design. The reason all of these great cars look so similar is that all of these engineers are trying to use what works well in the performance arena. The differences you see are either the result of someone trying something new or simply the difference of opinion as to what works best on the track. I applaud the E4 design, but I dont recall a great number of championships from the car. Now they are following popular design and I dont blame them.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #32
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Does anyone else see problems with servo linkage?
I asked the same question on the first page post 3. I don't think people even looked past the shiny bits.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #33
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You apparently never drove or looked at the E4 layout. Don't get me wrong, I can see where the 3 belt design might have some drawbacks but the E4 handling was fantastic once you started to understand the different dynamics at work. As for your engineering theory...inertia is only one property at work when dealing with the mechanics of automotive suspensions.
And the comments about most tc's looking alike is very true. In many cases it comes down to particulars of the design but primarily how well the manufacturer supports it. TM dropped the ball with the E4 in this country. My confidence, or lack of it, won't let me justify buying a clone car from a company with such little vision. Sorry TM....Epic Fail !
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:52 PM   #34
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it looks like a good imitation of an xray t3 to me
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:27 AM   #35
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Does anyone else see problems with servo linkage?
Looks similar to the 417 and TCX's steering rack. Doubt it would cause any real problem there...
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:06 AM   #36
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Looks great!!! Team Magic have a winner if support and development are in play here.....
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Yup.
Servo is to far back so the angle of the steering rod will be to big and will hit the linkage post.
Or you have to space it a lot and that will bring another problem with it.

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Am I the only one thinking metal hubs and plastic steering arms = broken steering arm?

I'm on the fence with this car. Can't decide if I like it or not, but I think this does show that TM have given up with the central battery location setup - It didn't sell itself to me, neither did the old 3 belt layout, IMO....
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is there some one how have the spec on the geardiff?
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Looks similar to the 417 and TCX's steering rack. Doubt it would cause any real problem there...
Yea but the ball joint is in the middle of the dual linkage arms. I don't understand how its gonna hook up. Unless it goes a different way...
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steering looks similar to the 417... don't think there should be a problem here...
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I like the car a lot....I just hope support in the US is good enough for parts kits ect. I guess we will find out here in a few months.
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I like the car a lot....I just hope support in the US is good enough for parts kits ect. I guess we will find out here in a few months.
I'm pretty sure that wolf hobbies will be well stocked with parts and kits
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I hope he does. I looked at the TM website and they don't have anything listed for dist in us?
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steering looks similar to the 417... don't think there should be a problem here...
The piece that holds the ball stud on the 417 is above the steering post arm, on the magic is below. It looks like it would hit on the magic to me....as i said, maybe it's just the picture.
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