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Old 11-16-2006, 05:19 PM   #6286
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I can see why Yokomo developes a car meant to drive specifically on asphalt, because that is what is run in Japan.
If they where to develope a carpet specific tourer it would be a real hot seller here in North America. Look at the popularity of the Xray 007 Us spec car or the Corally RDX carpet car and I know of others too.

Yokomo is killing their own sales by not creating a US spec car. North America is a huge market and a market specific would do well.
Its a viscious circle which Yokomo doesnt seem to want to escape- Can't develope a carpet car because there is no money in it, there is no money in a carpet car because Yokomo wont develope one.

You guys all think you are old school by still running BD's well Im still trying to run an SD.
Pcar, you may have a partner BD soon, I was watching your car fly around the track the other day and I think I need one......
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:27 PM   #6287
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I'm with you 100% Outtafocus!

I've been lucky enough to have had many of the high end tourers but there's just something about the Yokomo BD. I can't really explain it but I somehow feel connected to the car when I'm driving it. Does that make any sense? I know I've got a ways to go on my carpet setup to get real consistency but it's getting close.

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Old 11-17-2006, 06:11 AM   #6288
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so how much is that chassis i u.s. dollars, and does anyone know if they ship overseas.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:19 AM   #6289
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Demon Power products ships abroad and the price of DB chassis (50 stirling pounds) equals to approx 95 USD.
For overseas purchases payment method is credit card.
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:38 PM   #6290
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:54 PM   #6291
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right went racing on thursday & tonight

thursday
got 7 th in A 27t exactly the same setup as tonbridge as sunday last . won the A in 19t (fortunate win though ), what i found is round one no grip car is pants , then it gets faster & faster as the grip comes up ,so either you chase the track or let the track come to you , waited for track & i got 7th in A

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struggled again in first round (no grip) then TQ time & going very very well in second & 3rd round , got second

so finals wanted quicker reacting car , so i went from 5mm rear, 6 mm front droop to 6mm rear, 7mm front ,well that was dissapointing it went slower ,felt like there was no roll in car to produce the grip i have suddenly lost , so back to 5 & 6 ,should of put a 1mm shim in front camber link (.5mm in there now) raise the roll centre to get the front tyre to grip more in corners (hindsight is a lovely thing )

27t motor
had roar @8.00 79/20 then went 81/22 with co27t about the same speed as each other (both fast enough)
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:31 PM   #6292
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Chassies are almost done and we are also working on aluminum diff halfs,We also will be droping some aluminum steering blocks so guys stay tuned we are almost ready.
I've heard from a reliable source that the new carpet spec chassis set for the Yokomo BD sedan will look like the one in the attached picture......
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:08 PM   #6293
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Check this out MASAMI is using a graphite steering bellcrank on his BD on the JMRCA race in Japan

MASAMI BD
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:47 PM   #6294
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Guess the graphite bellcrank pairs are converted from CGM?!
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:51 PM   #6295
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Guess the graphite bellcrank pairs are converted from CGM?!
MASAMI probably got tired of the slap on the steering....
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:05 PM   #6296
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whats that behind the speedo??
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:14 PM   #6297
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whats that behind the speedo??
Receiver pack, maybe
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Yes that is a receiver pack, quite a large one too...
I also notice that he is back to Yokomo steering parts, Reedy motors, the stiffener is removed, and the carbon brace on the rear bulkhead is removed, he is running the standard rear shock tower, he has cut the servo mount off the outside of the chassis, the top deck has been cut, counter sunk screws on the steering plate (might help to reduce slop?) and he seems to be the only driver who hasn't moved some of his electronics to the other side of the car, instead he has lots of weights. And I can't see many weights on other drivers cars.
There are also purple ball studs on the rear bulkhead, what on earth are they?
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #6299
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Piyo..Piyo....you hurt my BD's feeling... she still thinks she is still in her prime.

the BD is still an attention grabber....
every time i take it to the track..people just can't their eyes off it.. she's kind of like a woman who everyone looks at but just doesn't know how to approach her..so only the few brave enough to grab her can wheel her

BD can keep up with anything that is newly released...this car was way ahead of the rest of the field when it was released...hell if the car was released now it would have been tops...
think the only refinement needed on the car is a new steering layout...and maybe a smaller Chub...to gain more steering..but I've just been sanding the Chub down to gain that few mm's of steering throw.
Other than that the car is hands down great.
Oilhipster1, please send my apology to your BD. .
Actually, thanks to Yokomo for not launching new car, so we can save our wallet. I think their cars' life cycle is at least 2 years. SD in 2003, BD in 2005, not to mention the SP series.

Do you mean sanding down the front CHub's area which contacted with the steering knuckle? Good Idea...
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Yes..you're correct..
sand down the Chub down just a bit in the area where the steering knuckles hits, the material is hard enough withstand an impact and when comparing to the other brand Chubs the Yokomos almost have twice the amount of material.
Can't remember when is the last time I broke one.
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