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Old 02-23-2011, 01:01 AM   #106
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Default There's aluminium and there's Aluminium..

Having been dominated by Capricorn tourers on their home track have no doubt they will make a competetive car as well. Many cars have evolved similarly, as for Alu bulkheads, no they wont break, Alu is brittle and stiff, Ive even drilled a steel screw out of a losi with a makita handrill and didnt even scratch it. There is however Alu that seems more to be like recycled soft drink cans...

I doubt theres gonna be any of that on the 1/8. Witnessed local top runners dial in a pair of Shepherd V8's, waiting onr the Capricorn, is the 1/8 coming out soon ?

Would be cool if before August.
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Having been dominated by Capricorn tourers on their home track have no doubt they will make a competetive car as well. Many cars have evolved similarly, as for Alu bulkheads, no they wont break, Alu is brittle and stiff, Ive even drilled a steel screw out of a losi with a makita handrill and didnt even scratch it. There is however Alu that seems more to be like recycled soft drink cans...

I doubt theres gonna be any of that on the 1/8. Witnessed local top runners dial in a pair of Shepherd V8's, waiting onr the Capricorn, is the 1/8 coming out soon ?

Would be cool if before August.
without being an expert on the manufacturing of these cars, if the alu they use is aircraft grade then it is quite flexible and can bend. Having said that, it should have far higher tensile strength than plastic parts so it should be far more durable in the end.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:02 AM   #108
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Why go aluminum??

Cheaper to produce...
Easier to make modifications... (Change design)
Profit on replacements can be twice the cost...
Perfect Eye candy for all those who like "looks"...

A few years back, manufacturers wanted to make engine mounts lighter... Now today they want to make them heavier...

A few years back, the bigger the heat sink, the better... Now every one is trying to make them as low and small as possible...


They just produce what the market wants or expects...
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Any pics? I'd like to see that.
Sorry no link. Go to www.forgass.com look at the left bar. You will see the last state race in Homestead, click pictures. I got some real good shots.
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Having been dominated by Capricorn tourers on their home track have no doubt they will make a competetive car as well. Many cars have evolved similarly, as for Alu bulkheads, no they wont break, Alu is brittle and stiff, Ive even drilled a steel screw out of a losi with a makita handrill and didnt even scratch it. There is however Alu that seems more to be like recycled soft drink cans...

I doubt theres gonna be any of that on the 1/8. Witnessed local top runners dial in a pair of Shepherd V8's, waiting onr the Capricorn, is the 1/8 coming out soon ?

Would be cool if before August.
Yes it will way before August. Mid march
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At the moment I do not know. I will find out more today or tomorrow as to what is the update. I will say that if I get the car, I might have to go to Homestead the same weekend to test it out for the Worlds. The track is closing for a few weeks and will not open again till that same weekend. That might be my first chance to even test the car. Will have to see.

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When you get the car and start assembling can you take pictures and post at different stages?

I am currently using a Kyosho M3 with a Mugen Clutch.
I would be interested to know if I could still use the mugen clutch ( will it mesh with the Capricorn gears)
I have a ton of spare Kyosho spur gears will they work with the Capricorn 2 speed? Look forward to hear your comments on the car.
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When you get the car and start assembling can you take pictures and post at different stages?

I am currently using a Kyosho M3 with a Mugen Clutch.
I would be interested to know if I could still use the mugen clutch ( will it mesh with the Capricorn gears)
I have a ton of spare Kyosho spur gears will they work with the Capricorn 2 speed? Look forward to hear your comments on the car.
I will see. There is a chance that I will get the car already built, but not sure.

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Hey DJ your 1/8th arrive yet?
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Hey DJ your 1/8th arrive yet?
Not yet! Not sure when it is coming at the moment. Will just have to wait and see....

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Any further news on this car.

Will it be ready for the worlds?
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Any further news on this car.

Will it be ready for the worlds?




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any new on the 1/8
& will you be running 1/10 at Kissimmee KRaceway ??
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No update news on the 1/8. Yeah, It appears I will be running the sedan at Kissimmee. Already booked the travel.

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Kits will be send out on 15th of march!!.

So everyone interested get your orders in quickly to have your car before the start of the season.
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Not yet! Not sure when it is coming at the moment. Will just have to wait and see....

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tomorrow i make the shipment
your car is ready here
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #120
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tomorrow i make the shipment
your car is ready here
NICE..... I should get it Monday and I will post some close up photo's when I do.

It took me a minute, but it looks like the motor and pulley are way different. I had to take a double take.

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