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Old 02-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #241
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Name it buds hanzo sword. Ha!i do like katana tho.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #242
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Kantana was also a not so fast street bike made by... I think it was Suzuki.
My Honda Interceptor 500 was quicker an faster than their 600's.
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Or you could work with the nerdy side of RC and metal and call it the "Bat'leth" or "D'k tahg"
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:49 AM   #244
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Yeah, the suzuki katana was a weak bike. When i was big into sport bikes i used to hate those things. i had some pretty cool bikes and the origional db12 r was named after one of them. I had a bimota db9. That was my favorite bike i had. I also had a ducati 888 and a bimota yb10. All very sick bikes that were very hard to part with. Crazy florida drivers are the reason for me leaving that hobby. Old people almost killed me too many times.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #245
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BMI K12 - K- for Katana.

Or BMI EVO


Or BMI K12 EVO

Or BMI SCIMITAR

Or BMI S12
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #247
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Good ideas guys. The K12 reminds me of the movie "Better off dead" and made me laugh thinking about it. That movie cracks me up.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:17 AM   #248
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #249
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I am rather intrigued that whilst 'in line' battery placement very much seems in vvogue at the moment - the following is true:

1. Naoto Matsukura came first, and Andy Moore second at the worlds - both with lipos's across the chassis;
2. David Spashett has his cells going across the chassis at the back;
3. Several CRC XTI drivers are placing lipos at the back across the chassis

is it to do with the fact that the car pivots, or centres so to speak around the rear axle?

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:20 AM   #250
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I cant speak for them but a traditional battery across the rear is the most common and there is less hassle as many have gotten used to the feel of the car with that weight distribution. True inline with battery and electronics down the center is too much in my opinnion. You do need weight somewhat outboard to keep the car from rolling too easily. What I have found is that keeping the mass of the weight on the chassis close to the forward pivot on the link or on the flex plate mount is ideal for almost all conditions. I have kept this on my layout just with more of the weight a little closer to center than the traditional layouts. This will improve transition speeds but is not over the top. As I stated though, this is how I feel and what I have found. This is in no way downing any other manufacturers cars.
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Have you ever experimented with a dual bellcrank steering - or a rack and pinion type arrangement as on a losi 22 buggy. I ask this coz I was gonna experiment with such an arrangement - only because with TC it leads to more linear steering IMHO, and surely the reduced change of link angle would be of great benefit to a 1/12 car which majors on precision.

Also - I am curious as to why nobody tries to make any ground effects or venturi tunnels with a 12 car - I know CRC have a rear diffuser.

I'm assking you because I've liked the fact that your current cars are rather innovative.
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Really, the reason I went with a single bellcrank is because of space. It is rather limited. I had a dual bellcrank and single bellcrank drawn up but I cant fit the electronics with a dual bellcrank. I was however able to get the ackerman correct with both. Rack and pinion didnt go for the same reason as dual bellcrank. I do use ground effects for the front with the cutout. It is there to help stick the front end. No diffuser in the works as I didnt really see a need. Thats just me though.
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Really, the reason I went with a single bellcrank is because of space. It is rather limited. I had a dual bellcrank and single bellcrank drawn up but I cant fit the electronics with a dual bellcrank. I was however able to get the ackerman correct with both. Rack and pinion didnt go for the same reason as dual bellcrank. I do use ground effects for the front with the cutout. It is there to help stick the front end. No diffuser in the works as I didnt really see a need. Thats just me though.
I'm really looking forward to your new car - I am gonna get a new chassis sometime this year.

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Thanks buddy. I try my best.
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