View Full Version : Atomic MR-02 SSG Front Arm Stiffener.

2007.07.06, 07:33 AM
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2007.07.06, 07:36 AM
can't say i've ever heard of this being an issue? also, how are these to be applied so that techincally they would make any difference?

thanks for the continued updates!!

2007.07.07, 05:21 PM
Judging from the look of it, I'd say they are superglued on. I guess they are running out of stuff to make. Hehehe

2007.07.07, 05:48 PM
didnt tagu make these?
they look cool though,i think maybe atm should make a reinforcer for the front of the vds bodies as ive just broke mine :o

2007.07.08, 10:26 AM
i just don't see the benifit if your gluing them on. the glue bond is the inherent flaw. you would need a binder that almost fused the material to gether to actually benifit from the added rigidity. waste of money parts if you ask me...

2007.07.08, 10:54 AM
I just repaired one of my chassis' this way (with my own cut of chassis material and regular Krazy Glue). I will say this, I did not get the material to go all the way up like that... these upper arms usually snap right where they meet the main part of the chassis, which is exactly where I made my repair. In the last race we had, I looked at my chassis after the race and saw that the upper arm broke again, but this time it was above my repair area. It actually broke right where the repair stopped up top.

So I can't say this is not a good idea, and I will say that it in my opinion, it probably does work. But I would recommend doing it before the actual breakage occurs... using this as a preventative measure.

I also reinforced that little "slot" in the area of the upper arm too (faces outboard, on the upper arm itself, all the way down to the lower arm.) That seemed to help too.

I wonder why Kyosho didn't just add some material here in their original mold design, just beef them up a bit more? There is that big empty area between the knuckle and the main chassis... why not build a rib in there, bottom to top?

2007.07.08, 11:11 AM
i agree, this would be better served as a preventative measure vs. a patch/fix. after it breaks your better off using the aluminum tower bar options available, if your really against just replacing the chassis.

2007.07.08, 01:09 PM
I think it is usefull one those smake chassis which are a lot weaker...

2007.07.08, 06:32 PM
I agree with imx..Use these before it breaks for strength (depending on how it attaches). When you break one i agree with arch..use the Pn or what ever aluminum tower bars.