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Old 06-19-2003, 05:29 AM   #4471
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This is a rendering of the chassis that we are currently designing here at MPP. Its 7075 4mm aluminum chassis for the NTC3. The design on the rendering is not yet done, as you can see its missing all the screw holes, which will be countersunk of course, and its also missing a chamfer on the outside edges of the chassis. The chassis is symmetrical; it’s not wider on one side than the other like the stock one. It should be available in the next few weeks, please PM me or Modellor on this forum for prices, I will say though that compared with other similar chassis currently on the market this one is priced very low.

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Heres what I would like to know, when you counter sink the screw holes, when you make an aftermarket chassis that is 1.4 mm thicker, do you countersink the holes in a way that the screw sits flush with the the chassis, so less threading goes into the plastic and you have to run longer srews, or do you countersink them deep enough so that the stock screws go in deep enough to the plastic as they would the stock chassis? does this make sense?
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Old 06-19-2003, 06:52 AM   #4472
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We countersink them deeper into the chassis so as to keep the same amount of threads holding everything together. This also offers more protection the screw heads on a more bumpy, rough area.
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Hey how many diff case did you people broke so far ?
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I've had a NTC3 for over a year.
I had a quasi-fix in from day one.
So far, only broke one front bumper brace. Thats it!
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Old 06-19-2003, 02:50 PM   #4475
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Hey how many diff case did you people broke so far ?
I've broken two -

One from a radio runaway obliquely into a wall. Destroyed a lot, but was comparable to a runaway on my GT4. I considered it all appropriate to the wreck.

Second was when someone introduced me to Mr. Wall just near the end of the straight. Stupid thing was, it didn't break the screw holes or anything like that. It still works fine, but I can't put the sway bar on - one of the rear tabs broke off. . .

Neither was an inappropriate breakage - they don't call me boomer for nothin!
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Hey how many diff case did you people broke so far ?
and your point is what?..
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Old 06-20-2003, 06:57 AM   #4477
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Default Pics of THS rear exaust pipe

Here's my RTR NTC3 with NovaMega SX12 and THS rear exaust pipe.
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Close-up of THS rear exaust pipe. This thing is SHORT!
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:07 AM   #4479
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The stock 2-shoe clutch is slipping a lot with the added power from the SX12. I have on order the 3-shoe KFactory clutch but that won't arrive until later.

Also, the SX12 used to run pretty hot, but in the NTC3, it runs even hotter. Is that due to the slipping clutch?

The THS pipe pressure inlet is locatec towards the inside facing the engine. This is a pretty hot area. Will it affect the fuel line pressure.

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Last NTC3 RTR pic.
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From what I can tell from those pics, the THS pipe is identical to the RD Logics pipe, with a different logo etched on it. The look identical at first glance.

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Hey Morpheus, how did you get that serpent tanks to fit on the chassis? Did you have to drill holes?
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From what I can tell from those pics, the THS pipe is identical to the RD Logics pipe, with a different logo etched on it. The look identical at first glance.

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I was thinking the same thing. i bet THS buys mass quantities from them and just etch thier logo on it. even the way the logo is etched on looks identical to the RD Logics style.
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Hey Morpheus, how did you get that serpent tanks to fit on the chassis? Did you have to drill holes?
Thats an AE tank. It comes with the new RTR and Kit versions of the NTC3 (I think). I agree, the cap looks the same as older Serpent tank design. Maybe later we'll see an AE tank with the AFL cap! That would be nice...like the KFactory.
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I was thinking the same thing. i bet THS buys mass quantities from them and just etch thier logo on it. even the way the logo is etched on looks identical to the RD Logics style.
That explains why I can't find any reference to this 'THS' pipe at THS' own website or on any other online RC retailer.

Its cheaper than the AE 2-chamber RE pipe, thats why I went with the THS. RDLogics aren't available where I am. How does it compare to the AE pipe?
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