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Old 04-20-2005, 01:36 PM   #61
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are you guys racing these on asphalt or just carpet?
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I only run on carpet because there arent many or maybe no asphalt tracks where I live. I want to try outdoors though.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:34 PM   #63
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My CRC 3.1/2



Been re-wired since yesterday, plus added in my sanwa reciever... just need a new one for my tourer now...
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:34 AM   #64
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Here's my BMI L4.
Nice looking car. What is the difference between using the damping tubes or the shocks?
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:39 AM   #65
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I noticed that about half the cars pictured have the servo mounted flat (mine is flat) and the other half on angled mounts. I was told by a guy at CRC that I should use the angled mounts to avoid some unwanted bump steer. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:58 AM   #66
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I've noticed hardly any Jap cars.

Here's my Kawada M300SX customized to my own taste. Excuse the bad lighting and phototaking.

Oh, and yes, I'm still on the lookout for a KO 302F rx to replace my clunker of a futaba.

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I've noticed hardly any Jap cars.

Here's my Kawada M300SX customized to my own taste. Excuse the bad lighting and phototaking.

Oh, and yes, I'm still on the lookout for a KO 302F rx to replace my clunker of a futaba.

Pretty sweet!. Ya its heard to get Japanese Kits here in the States. I was looking at the Kawada M300 a while back and it looks pretty sweet. But then again, yours looks like the hara with all that purple
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I've noticed hardly any Jap cars.

Here's my Kawada M300SX customized to my own taste. Excuse the bad lighting and phototaking.

Oh, and yes, I'm still on the lookout for a KO 302F rx to replace my clunker of a futaba.

Wow, I haven't seen a 6 cell 12th scale like that before, all the ones I have seen have a 3x3 battery setup (RC12L3 and Corally SP12G3 for example).

Looks great!
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Thanks guys!

Yeah, its supposed to be run with stick packs (the Japs seem obsessed with stick packs ) but I build my packs to fit in it side-by-side configuration.

The difference is in the T-bar. for my car, the T-bar sits flush with the bottom of the chassis instead of above the chassis. This also means the rear of the T-bar is the bottom of the motor pod too.

I run my 1/12 against other 4 and 6 cell cars in local races and they are all equally competitive, just that setup is a little different.

I'm still in progress of turning the rest of the car purple Hara and Surikarn's coming by to race with the locals in June!
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It has the same T-bar setup like a Corally.
Here's a picture of mine from below, so you can see how it's made.
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It has the same T-bar setup like a Corally.
Here's a picture of mine from below, so you can see how it's made.


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Nice looking car. What is the difference between using the damping tubes or the shocks?
With the shocks my Bmi runs better then with tubes. The shocks made the car a little smoother and the car gained a little corner speed. I like them better then the tubes, adjusting the spring rates shows an instant change in handling. Imo the plates and the shocks work great on the Bmi L4. I havn't stressed or broken any T-plates after a few weeks of running shocks(without tweek screws).
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Dear Tryhard,

Two things on your car that I would like to question.

1) Why are you using a angled servo mount with the "Old School"
front end?
Usually you run a flat servo with that front end.

2) Your mount for the damper tubes and body posts, is it mounted according to the instructions?
We have ours mounted so the damper tubes are straight across from each other and the body posts are to the back of the chassis.
Just an observation not trying to tell you right from wrong.

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With the shocks my Bmi runs better then with tubes. The shocks made the car a little smoother and the car gained a little corner speed. I like them better then the tubes, adjusting the spring rates shows an instant change in handling. Imo the plates and the shocks work great on the Bmi L4. I havn't stressed or broken any T-plates after a few weeks of running shocks(without tweek screws).
Do you race on carpet or asphalt? Did you just swap shocks for the tubes?
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Hey tracy, yup thats the way the instructions tell me to mount the dampler postthings, I agree the do look a little swept back... I'll look into it again.

The reason I had the servo like that is becuase I'm completely distrusting of using tape to stick it to the chassis.... although having just seen the amount of bump-steer it has... I might have to run it flat anyway..
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