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Old 02-04-2004, 05:54 AM
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Originally posted by Diva
Yeah. That's really very nice. Far better than SSG
Yes they are extremely stiff....not the Tofu SSG. But the finish is still in Titanium!!

One strange thing though...I was filing the edges and the dust that comes off is grey and does not blacken your hands. This confused me a bit so I got some carbon loaded plastic pieces and filed a bit off....same thing....no black mess on the hands.

The material is not fibreglass.....because I've seen than stuff and it is really heavy......this stuff is as light as the black carbon fibre. Anyone know why it is different to normal graphite????
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:24 AM
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brasso takes too long....1000 grit leaves a better finish than original piston sleeve. 2000 grit leaves mirror finish....that what I use for diff rings!!
na...2000grit is still too rough...i use 1 mircon finish for diffrings! haha...smoother than a mirror!
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Old 02-04-2004, 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by dtm
I may not be running EP at the moment...but some new EP toys arrived today!!!

Very nice!!
Looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure that I like how they milled the BMI racing, and Team BMI into the pieces... I'd propably flip them over myself...
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Originally posted by dtm
I may not be running EP at the moment...but some new EP toys arrived today!!!

Very nice!!
it would look a hell a lot better if they havent milled that big fat ugly BMI logo, its like they have no funding thinking of a better logo! i would seriously just ditch that piece and have it copied!
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Old 02-04-2004, 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
Looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure that I like how they milled the BMI racing, and Team BMI into the pieces... I'd propably flip them over myself...
I had reservations over that also. But in real life it does not look too bad. Would be difficult to flip because the upper face is countersunk......but I'm sure it would be no problems to order without the writing....Jason from BMI appears to be open to any modifications suggested....and it would cost less for him not to do the work!

The Xray chassis is quite nice because there are 0.5mm countersinks for the gearbox to bring the level of the gearbox back to the original chassis thickness.
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Old 02-04-2004, 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by disaster999
it would look a hell a lot better if they havent milled that big fat ugly BMI logo, its like they have no funding thinking of a better logo! i would seriously just ditch that piece and have it copied!
They could afford spending some money on designing a better logo if they didn't waste money on the machine time required to mill the ugly one!
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by dtm
I had reservations over that also. But in real life it does not look too bad. Would be difficult to flip because the upper face is countersunk......but I'm sure it would be no problems to order without the writing....Jason from BMI appears to be open to any modifications suggested....and it would cost less for him not to do the work!

The Xray chassis is quite nice because there are 0.5mm countersinks for the gearbox to bring the level of the gearbox back to the original chassis thickness.
I noticed that the XRay chassis has a low CG, that's pretty cool, I actually did that to my Rayspeed chassis.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
Looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure that I like how they milled the BMI racing, and Team BMI into the pieces... I'd propably flip them over myself...
sorry dtm, i have to agree with randman. the BMI logo is not nice.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by dtm
The Xray chassis is quite nice because there are 0.5mm countersinks for the gearbox to bring the level of the gearbox back to the original chassis thickness.
your radio still has high CG
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
I noticed that the XRay chassis has a low CG, that's pretty cool, I actually did that to my Rayspeed chassis.
that's the bulkhead only, to keep the roll centre unchange.
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by Manticore
that's the bulkhead only, to keep the roll centre unchange.
Oh, is it going from 2.5mm to 3?
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by Randman
Oh, is it going from 2.5mm to 3?
roll centre does change if there is no recess area to keep the bulkhead the same height.
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by Manticore
your radio still has high CG
Take off the case and stick the PCB onto the chassis....it will be low then!!
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by Manticore
sorry dtm, i have to agree with randman. the BMI logo is not nice.
Like I said....it looks a lot better in real life!

Anyway then Ti chassis finish distracts your eyes from the logo!! hehehe......
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by veecee
They could afford spending some money on designing a better logo if they didn't waste money on the machine time required to mill the ugly one!
hehe...looks like it's a good talking point at least!!!

Neither the chassis are going to "hit the road" for a few months yet!!! more display cars for the moment!!!
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