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SaiTam
2011.03.31, 01:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9e17ANF_YU

Custom Mini-z FWD

EMU
2011.03.31, 03:14 AM
That looks very interesting. I would love to see how they did the drivetrain :)

vesahyp
2011.03.31, 03:19 AM
Yeah, looks interesting for sure. It looks like it handles quite well too even at decent speeds.

Would love to try one out to see how it drives!

soulstice
2011.03.31, 09:50 AM
Really interesting layout. Looks like they used parts of an AWD.

Davey G
2011.03.31, 10:16 AM
Sai, DO you feel that its custom? The way the molded chassis looks it kinda looks authentic to me. Meaning look at the bettery tray, its all one piece. No? Looks amazing!!!

soulstice
2011.03.31, 10:21 AM
I was puzzling over why the account named familiar to me and its because the creator has also done a "Micro Inferno" made from custom and Mini-z AWD parts that I have a particular interest at the moment because I'm building a similar project as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vN5APaQLRw

Don't want to speak for Sai but most likely this is all custom. The guy does amazingly clean work and builds his own parts when needed.

SaiTam
2011.03.31, 11:18 AM
The article from the Japanese RC magazine indicated it's Custom (from my very limited knowledge of Japanese).

byebye
2011.03.31, 11:32 AM
Not to knock it because it looks like some good work but you can do the same thing by just pulling the drive shafts from the rear wheels on the awd. Granted it's rearmounted fwd lol!

Kris

herman
2011.04.01, 03:54 AM
thanks for the link... pretty interesting too... wish they had more on how he did the conversion...

Skv012a
2011.04.01, 02:05 PM
Not to knock it because it looks like some good work but you can do the same thing by just pulling the drive shafts from the rear wheels on the awd. Granted it's rearmounted fwd lol!

Kris

I guess the title should've been FF mini-z rather than just FWD :D

Very clean product though AND stable, unlike the stock AWD.

SaiTam
2011.04.01, 02:33 PM
Very clean product though AND stable, unlike the stock AWD.


Not true. We run Modified AWD here in NJ on carpet; the cars are incredibly stable. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvSXJvfd1wE
Even 35T/33T are not fast enough for me and others. However, we have to make sure the batteries last through a whole race.

The custom FF with two batteries on top of chassis and a Fiat Body must be very difficult to handle on RCP

Cherub1m
2011.04.01, 11:22 PM
Not true. We run Modified AWD here in NJ on carpet; the cars are incredibly stable. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvSXJvfd1wE
Even 35T/33T are not fast enough for me and others. However, we have to make sure the batteries last through a whole race.

The custom FF with two batteries on top of chassis and a Fiat Body must be very difficult to handle on RCP

I second that, the AWD is so stable on the carpet. Corner speed is just simply amazing.

Scrapper
2011.04.02, 07:43 AM
Awd has incredible results when dialed

Old Crow
2011.04.03, 12:53 PM
Not true. We run Modified AWD here in NJ on carpet; the cars are incredibly stable. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvSXJvfd1wE
Even 35T/33T are not fast enough for me and others. However, we have to make sure the batteries last through a whole race.

The custom FF with two batteries on top of chassis and a Fiat Body must be very difficult to handle on RCP

Sai,

Where are you racing on carpet in NJ?

SaiTam
2011.04.03, 01:39 PM
Here: http://www.cruizinrc.com/pages/racing.html

Owner and the racers have an active thread here on MZR.

Take a look at last Thursday's results. We were allowed to use the AWD Mod in 2WD Mod for the laid back Thursday night racing. Two AWDs finished ahead of the 2WDs.

http://www.imageextreme.com/cruizin/resultsauto/03-31-2011/R3_Race_03_2WD_MOD_A-Main.pdf

Cherub1m
2011.04.03, 07:54 PM
Here: http://www.cruizinrc.com/pages/racing.html

Owner and the racers have an active thread here on MZR.

Take a look at last Thursday's results. We were allowed to use the AWD Mod in 2WD Mod for the laid back Thursday night racing. Two AWDs finished ahead of the 2WDs.

http://www.imageextreme.com/cruizin/resultsauto/03-31-2011/R3_Race_03_2WD_MOD_A-Main.pdf

Yeah the AWD is very fast and stable on carpet (Including 2wd, wide or narrow set up with brand new tires, no need for tire truing). So far the AWD has the fastest hot lap at the track and I think we will go even faster. Check out this video of the AWD A-Main.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dealerxing#p/u/8/GvSXJvfd1wE