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Old 2002.12.20, 11:34 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Chassis, Pro-Z.com

Check this out, got one coming.....Carbon fiber Chassis conversion
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Old 2002.12.21, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hmmm, no way to adjust the wheelbase. And how are you supposed to mount a Mini-Z body on that? There's nowhere to put the front lockplate and there's no side clips. Looks like they might have needed to think that through a little better or made it a longer wheelbase so you can use 1/24 bodies more easily.
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Old 2002.12.21, 04:46 AM   #3
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You're right about the body mount, but you can see the H bar through the chassis, why you say you can't adjust the wheelbase?
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Old 2002.12.21, 07:13 AM   #4
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It says on the website that it will only take the LWB bodies. But if you are that serious about your racing, you'll probably only be using LWB bod's anyways...
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Old 2002.12.21, 08:51 AM   #5
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sssssswwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeettttttttt

i knew it wouldnt be long before someone did this!


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Old 2002.12.21, 08:57 AM   #6
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i woulkd like to see how the electronics are mounted
you know how they are with woven graphite
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Old 2002.12.21, 10:16 AM   #7
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a few things i would be concerned about:

1) the rear corners of the main chassis looks awfully close to the rear wheels. i'm curious how much clearance there actually is.

2) the diamond bar has a long neck (longer than the H-plate) which could be more prone to breaking.

3) lack of body mounts (as already mentioned) or posts.

4) i'd like to see an example of how to reconfigure the connections for the batteries now that the battery arrangement is staggered
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Old 2002.12.21, 10:26 AM   #8
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5) there should be an adjustable WB. i agree that the longest
wheelbase is best for handling. but for the good or bad of
it, some may want to race bodies that do not have a LWB.


i look forward to Damzer's review of this item. if the price is decent, and these concerns are fixable, i just might get one.
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Old 2002.12.21, 01:07 PM   #9
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Good job.

just need more time to have modification to make it work on real race~
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Old 2002.12.21, 02:05 PM   #10
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Now that all the negatives are out...................LOL

It has great potential as being the first true race design marketed.

Mounts are easily made with styrene and velcro.
I prefer the long wheelbase bodies and chassis settings.
Battery packs will probably have to be made up like in 1/10.
Micro servos and Mini-X Receiver+ESC? A possibility. Or a new F1 board!! Now thats the ticket.
Many hopes for all of the half dead chassi sitting around my workbench.

Personally, I believe the potential will be recognized on the track. Handling should be more like an F1 due to battery placement. Everything is out in the open, easier to work on.

Anywho, upon arrival test reports will be thorough!
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Old 2002.12.21, 03:28 PM   #11
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Oh... I want one.... hehe... yea that is EXACTLY what the Z needed, oh yea with that chassis, Mini-X electronics, and foams... well that will definately outperform anything withen it's size, even the Mini-X I would think, it's so much lower and pan car like... man that is unbelievable.
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Old 2002.12.21, 09:09 PM   #12
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Hi Guys, Glad you like the chassis I'm pretty new to this forum so I'm not to familiar with the veterans. DAMZer will be one of the first outside of New England to do some testing.

1. True, ONLY fits long wheel base mini z bodies NSX Modena...

2. The photo shows the rear wheels very close to the chassis. It's just the angle the photo was taken from. More photos and MPEG videos soon.

3. Requires a soldered battery pack.

4. Will not work with the roll shock setup. Batteries are further back for more traction instead.

5. The Diamond Bar is actually the same length as the standard H bar and will be available soon in 4 mm 6 mm and 8 mm width

6. The rear body clips are not shown. Simply I didn't have them in when the photos were taken. Website will be updated this week.

7. More improvements are coming. Castor shims, Center DAMPENING (not a silly spring), New rear pod that lowers the motor and will allow you to use mid length bodies on the Pro-Z chassis. Zapped GP 750 mAh Cells. The cells are being done by New Wave Cells in Connecticut. They will be using the same Zapper used to do their sub C 3300mAh cell
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Old 2002.12.21, 09:26 PM   #13
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I really like your efforts to make a nice chassie for our Z:s.. Looks very nice and i think it could be just what we who races have waited for
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Old 2002.12.21, 09:50 PM   #14
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looks like the Noshica or however u spell it carbon chassis
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Old 2002.12.21, 10:45 PM   #15
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thanks pro-z for your answers. few more questions concerning the batteries if you don't mind:

1) first off, what holds them in place? is it the upper tray or something else?

2) is there a release method for getting the batteries out quickly if needed

3) since this will require a soldered pack of staggered batteries, i take it the Zapped GP 750 mAh Cells will be an exclusive option that'll be a must have. Is there a way of using a non soldered set?

4) lastly, the big question. how much for this CF chassis?
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