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Old 03-24-2005, 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by Toodeep
Out of curiousity, how long did it take to arrive from when u ordered it?
Kit from BMI takes between 10 and 15 days to get to my post office , it gets to customs in about 8 days but they are slow
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:00 AM
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Jason, I'm one of the many who are waiting for the 05 Xray chassis. How will you be milling the battery slots now that the GP3700s are out?
Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:04 AM
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Default Protc3....

how about some 3mm CF titanium color shock towers for the TC4? One with a black delrin brace like the Square units? That would be nice! Would anyone else like them for carpet?

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Old 03-24-2005, 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by schreff
Hi guys,

Jason figured I would post my setup for guys that have the
BMI TC4 and are running it on carpet. This is a very easy
setup to drive, but please note that not everyone has the
same driving style. This may or may not work for you.
Thanks for the setup. I was going to ask you for a setup
since I just picked up a BMI TC4 chassis(actually first time
with TC4).This will give me a place to start. Hope it works
at the Horsham track too.
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Old 03-24-2005, 02:42 PM
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RcMonk,

The setup between the Nats and Horsham is extremely close.

From the Horsham to Hobby Chamber, I changed the following things...

#1. Stiffer front Sway Bar
( Horsham was the .055 Black Bar )
( Hobby Chamber was the .078 Gold Bar )

#2. Anti-Dive
( Horsham, I ran all the arm mounts flat to the chassis )
( Hobby Chamber, I ran a #2 shim under the O block up front for 2 degrees of Anti-Dive )

#3. Droop
( Horsham, I normally run 1mm droop up front and 1mm droop in rear )
( Hobby Chamber, I ran 5mm droop up front and 4mm droop in rear )

That's basically all I changed from track to track. That made it easy to concentrate on learning the track. The car was really good. If anything, you might find the car push a little. That is tunable with tire traction and roll center adjustments. I am gonna change the bar back for Horsham though.

Hope this helps. Anyone else, fire away.

Later,

Jason ( no, not BMI Jason )
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:28 PM
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Jason, Why are you always sooo fast... I noticed you were using grape jelly for traction compound, is that your secret. Great weekend for you. Now people are seeing you are for real, keep it up
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Old 03-24-2005, 03:55 PM
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Default Grape Jelly

Dude, don't give away all my secrets.

And thanks for the vote of confidence. I don't get the chance to go to all the big races due to work. If I ask for more time off, they probably won't let me come back.

I really wanna hit up Cleveland and Vegas, but that is gonna be tough. Especially with summer coming up and I race my STi too.

Here's the funny part. Racing my real car is cheaper than R/C!!! And I am not kidding.

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Old 03-24-2005, 04:05 PM
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Default Sad part is...

You know that out there....somewhere....somebody is going to try using Grape Jelly for traction compound.

and they'll probably blame YOU if it doesn't work!
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:16 PM
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If someone actually tries Grape Jelly for traction compound, they shouldn't be racing R/C cars.

And mmmmmmmmmm, Grape Jelly. I'm gonna go make me a PB&J sammich.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:34 PM
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well jason, i guess this is the end or my racing career, ....but just so ya know....the jelly does work
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:01 PM
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Yeah, that's not much that you changed there. I'll have to stop by your pit to talk after I put the car together next week. Thanks man.

Originally posted by schreff
RcMonk,

The setup between the Nats and Horsham is extremely close.

From the Horsham to Hobby Chamber, I changed the following things...
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:15 PM
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Hey Stevie,

Your racing career is far from over. If you got the Jelly to work, you gotta show me. And I wasn't use Jelly, I was using preserves. There's a difference.

And where's Doc? You gotta teach him how to drive.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:20 PM
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hey guys i just want to thak BMI for getting me the 350 chassie out next day for me so i had a chassie for the nats , looks like it helped out a lot i know of at least four bmi chassies in the stock main maybe more
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:30 PM
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Schreff - Glad to see you on here. See you Sat @ Horsham! Are you up for a little 19 turn 1/12th? I'll have to show you Jason's L4 conversion...it's sick. (did I show you it at the ORL?...i know we talked about my blown shock...all fixed now..lol)

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Old 03-24-2005, 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by smyka
hey guys i just want to thak BMI for getting me the 350 chassie out next day for me so i had a chassie for the nats , looks like it helped out a lot i know of at least four bmi chassies in the stock main maybe more
YUp-yup-yup-I have been sayng how awesome the BMI Xray chassis have been for a long-long time. Its great that some guys with the resume to back up what they say have finally seen the light too.

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