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Old 01-26-2004, 09:44 PM   #3481
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hey...that's not fair...yours still new & clean
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:55 PM   #3482
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You could mount the throttle / brake servo below the radio tray.
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Old 01-26-2004, 09:58 PM   #3483
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Anyone use the front center body mount? I find it to be unecessary so I just took it out. Whats the purpose of the fifth body post in the middle for?
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:02 PM   #3484
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Anyone use the front center body mount? I find it to be unecessary so I just took it out. Whats the purpose of the fifth body post in the middle for?
For bodies like the Stratus 2.1 where the body can flex in the middle front at high speeds due to downforce, the 5th body post is useful.

All new cars now come with it or have hop ups for it. That should be good enough reason to use it right?
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:05 PM   #3485
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Once my current bodies are toasted, I am not going to drill the hole for the 5th post. I'll be cutting it short so it only supports the hood of the body, not going through it.
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Anyone use the front center body mount? I find it to be unecessary so I just took it out. Whats the purpose of the fifth body post in the middle for?
yes i do on my Proto Alfa 2.1. As master D said, its useful, thats why most new car has it...like Team magic G4.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:09 PM   #3487
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Say clmbia45 / Pit-racer, is the new Protoform Alfa 2.1 the same as the Losi Alfa handling wise?
I haven't tried it.
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Once my current bodies are toasted, I am not going to drill the hole for the 5th post. I'll be cutting it short so it only supports the hood of the body, not going through it.
Any reasons for this? I have seen some hop ups for other cars that only support the front bonnet like what you're intending to do.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:13 PM   #3489
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Once my current bodies are toasted, I am not going to drill the hole for the 5th post. I'll be cutting it short so it only supports the hood of the body, not going through it.
i've seen rcsabah did like this, but still he had to drill a hole but just no clip....
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Any reasons for this? I have seen some hop ups for other cars that only support the front bonnet like what you're intending to do.
One less clip to worry about during race repairs...
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:20 PM   #3491
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Once my current bodies are toasted, I am not going to drill the hole for the 5th post. I'll be cutting it short so it only supports the hood of the body, not going through it.
I know from rcsabah when he come back the recent EP Reedy thailand race, most of them use only lexan bend like triangle to support the body. 1 as 5th body post, 2 at each left & right lower body near the rear tires. cool mod.
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:24 PM   #3492
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Old 01-26-2004, 10:28 PM   #3493
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Once my current bodies are toasted, I am not going to drill the hole for the 5th post. I'll be cutting it short so it only supports the hood of the body, not going through it.
Yep like when we used to put foam on the steering servo to support the front!!

Try this badboy. Stylin.................

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i've seen rcsabah did like this, but still he had to drill a hole but just no clip....
Perhaps he forgot to put a clip on the 5th post !

Seriously, that reminded me of the incident in Thailand. I asked Michael why was his top carbon fibre brake plate with 2 missing M3 screws to secure to the left and right rear bulkheads. While expecting a technical answer from him, he said that he forgot to put it on !
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Woohhooo!! Nice pics of your new 710!

Cant wait to see it on the track this weekend!!!



BTW-nice paint job on that body!
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