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bobbyz
2010.09.13, 02:46 PM
I actully saw this a day or so ago on Haco's site. Anyone have any information on this?? Looks to me like a carbon fiber chassis plate that the three core components attach too.

Here's the kyosho japan page.

http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/products/rc/np1010.html

hrdrvr
2010.09.13, 03:23 PM
A picture with it installed can be found here.
http://www.slotracersleuven.be/minizblog/

EMU
2010.09.13, 05:31 PM
Looks like a chassis stiffener...

pfcparts
2010.09.13, 07:37 PM
Check the K blog from the engineers themselves...

http://ameblo.jp/kyoshoblog/

Basically they want to emulate the feeling of
the 02 chassis and make the 03 more precise
with this and the arm stiffener they have
coming out.

As for this part specifically, it is intended to
connect the bottom of the chassis directly
to the plate and essentially convert the
three sections into two.

Thing is if you use this you might not be able
to mount any protection for LM bodies. That
and it adds some weight and about a mm to
the bottom of the chassis


parts

byebye
2010.09.13, 07:45 PM
No thanks....

Kris

EMU
2010.09.13, 07:48 PM
I dont want to add anything to the bottom of the chassis. There is already very little clearance...

herman
2010.09.13, 10:01 PM
hmm... pretty interesting...
i've read the page using google...
it is supposed to stiffen the chassis...

having the following effects / benefits (according to the blog)

Improved stability straight
Steering response improved
The steering (the linear and sharp) increase
Modification reduces the steering when cornering
Improved stability when cornering ◆
& improved front and rear of oneness
More predictable behavior while driving ◆
Reduces tire wear ◆

hmm... anybody willing to try this out to validate and verify?
price 2,800 yen...

Pierro
2010.09.14, 03:39 AM
Also it can be used with the ic tag.

And I presume, as the ic tag itself is rather low, that this bottom piece has almost the same clearance as the ic tag. So, why not?

HaCo
2010.09.14, 10:20 AM
Great to see users on this forum using mini-z.be blog as reference, thanks :)

Felix2010
2010.09.14, 04:47 PM
I think it's kinda cool. I might try this. Thanks for the info everyone, if it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't know about any of this stuff:D

bobbyz
2010.09.15, 12:32 PM
yes, thanks for more info and input on this.

Starsky5000
2011.07.26, 01:54 PM
This was one of the first upgrades I ordered when I placed my order for the Mini Z MR-03 JSCC Cup Edition.

I just installed it today. Had it for 3 months. It sure looks cool. Here is a pic:

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/vv4/Starsky5000/IMG_1264.jpg

You heard of the Positives. Including makes your car looks cool.

Now hear about the negatives:

1. I paid Kyosho's $41.99 for this little piece of carbon that in my opinion should've been sold for $12 bucks. Eventually I did see it on ebay for $16.99 but it was too late.

2. I had to remove my Kyosho generic lexan bumper that protected my Lamborghini Countach body in the front and front sides.

3. It's hard to get to the on/off switch.

4. You have to remove the entire underfloor reinforcement if you want to change your H-bar or replace your motor (at least in my case since I'm using Kyosho's RML motor mount).

It's a tradeoff.

Sinister_Y
2011.07.27, 08:01 AM
From my testing, I can say it made a very positive difference in my LM car. It did all that it was advertised to do. Only downside for me is getting to the on/off switch, which I just use a ball point pen to flick it on/off. Also change toebar is more of a pain in the arse than usual, but I say give this upgrade a big thumbs up.

unearthed name
2011.09.04, 11:22 PM
anyone have the manual for this part? mine is lost, and i need to know which spacer is used for different type of t-plate.