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Old 11-04-2006, 08:22 AM   #16
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The car is pretty cool, but I dont quite understand the advantage. You will still need a good 21 engine and foam tires. Tires are the most expensive to me. I think developing a good low cost tire might be more advantageous to the racing community. Im talking like 10 or 15 bucks for a whole set of 1/8th foams. Good luck
Actually with a Force .28 ($150) in the car the speed is very good. I am sure Kevin will be able to verify that when he gets a chance to test the car today.
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How will the Centax type clutch hold up the the weight of the DM-1? I would figure that a centax clutch won't last as long in a car that is twice the weight of a MRX-4 / 960 / Evola.

For the dremel work to fit the centax clutch what was required to change on the chassis, widen the flywheel hole or removing material to lower the engine and engine mounts. Also, does this mod to the centax clutch require adjustable engine mounts from the X1 CR or the stock mounts with the DM-1 kit will work?

Lastly, what are you guys doing for the brakes on the car, extra disk brake or leaving it stock.
The production kit should have the extra cut already done in the chassis so a centax can be used.
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:03 AM   #18
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:23 PM   #20
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Uhm... sorry if I someone doesn't like my opinion, but... is near to a Rally Game car rather than a 1/8 On-Road scale car.

If people is afraid to fork over 1500US$ to put on the track one 1/8 On-Road scale car, they have other options, the XR8/88 path is their option not a derivative from an Off-Road Car like the XCR1. And if is a newbie is just a plain nonsense convince it to start with a beast like this (somewhat smaller, less expensive and less demanding on driving skills and mechanical skills).

Alas, the RG cars use rubbers (foams banned from rulebook) and they have the 2 speed gearboxes banned from rulebook too, so is a strange beast, with 2 speed transmission and foams. And if I'm not wrong, tech inspectors can argue their legality due to some little details (like max. rim diameter -54mm and others). I don't have the measurements of the car, but surely will not pass a decent tech.
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Chris: That looks nice bro. I like Jeremy's paint also. I'l hit you up.

Dremel: Is that the car you were building at the shop ? I'll call ya.
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In the US there is no officail RG racing, so no RG rules...
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Are there options springs out for the DM-1 already, if so where can one get them?
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Are there options springs out for the DM-1 already, if so where can one get them?

The springs will become available soon. We only received a few sets to try. There is going to be a yellow and white spring which are stiffer than than stock reds.
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Chris: That looks nice bro. I like Jeremy's paint also. I'l hit you up.

Dremel: Is that the car you were building at the shop ? I'll call ya.
Thanks Roger...How are you?
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What is the largest size motor this car could accept ?? Could you put a.32 in it??
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I still dont understand the point. Someone earlier stated you could use an ofna force 21 engine, look at the pics. Thats a 300 dollar picco. You can have an 1/8th onroad race ready for a grand. I dont see how this is any better or cheaper. maybe its more fun to play with in front of your house.
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I am looking at the size and weight of this car I believe it would need a motor that produced more torque than a .21. I would put a modified Nova rossi .28 in it if I had my pick of motors. I also think this car would be very stable even on unprepared surfaces because of its weight and size. I believe it would make a good parking lot basher.
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I still dont understand the point. Someone earlier stated you could use an ofna force 21 engine, look at the pics. Thats a 300 dollar picco. You can have an 1/8th onroad race ready for a grand. I dont see how this is any better or cheaper. maybe its more fun to play with in front of your house.
I stated you can use a Force .28, there is no Force .21.

The reason I have a Picco motor in the car is because it's a motor that I had available.
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as someone thats been involved with this business for the last 12 years i have seen people come and go with "racing" but it all has to start somewhere.

as a member of the RAMS club here in northern california i have seen the evolution of 1/8th and 1/10th over the years and its always been the same faces.

the only way the hobby can survive and even grow is to get new blood involved.
like it or not this is one of those ways, if we can demonstrate to people that racing can be fun and somewhat inexpensive, at least in relation to true 1/8th or 1/10th, than we might just get a few more people involved that will eventually make the jump to the higher end cars.

what we are looking to try and do is form a class here at our club where we are racing the ofnadm1's and the kyosho inferno GT'S and see what sort of drawe we get.

since these cars are buggy chassis based the posibility of having a few buggy drivers make the transition is higher as compared to the belt driven car.

these cars are in no way going to replace high end 1/8th or 1/10th cars, and in no way am i saying that, but this is a good stepping stone for people looking to get involved with racing, ready to run the kyosho sells for about $370 and the ofna will be in the $500 range, sure it will need a couploe of better servos than the kit comes with and probably a fail safe but thats a whole lot less than what a truly competetive 1/8th or 1/10th will run.

as someone that has run 1/8th for almost 10 years i know the costs, and these kits i think could be just the ticket to get a fw more guys looking at joining some of the local clubs.

more pictures to follow tomorrow and video of the kits will be aailable in about a week.
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