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Old 2010.10.26, 10:28 PM   #46
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Racing Sport / Race Spec. Does it matter?
Not to me. I'm trying to come up with 5 names myself.
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Old 2010.10.27, 10:36 AM   #47
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call it xmod lol......... call it RA pro stands for Race Addiction
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Old 2010.10.27, 01:01 PM   #48
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Old 2010.10.27, 03:50 PM   #49
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What does the RS stand for?
Porsche originally garnered the term RS.... is indeed Renn Sport, which means Racing Sport.
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Old 2010.10.27, 05:22 PM   #50
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Here's some video of a test drive I did.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC205Iz9bQM
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Old 2010.10.27, 05:28 PM   #51
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Here two more vids of Hippo & I test driving the new car yet to be named.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiqisciwdA8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC205Iz9bQM
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Old 2010.10.27, 06:17 PM   #52
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When & where will this chassis be available to us consumers? I'm wondering, it looks good, but I would really think the chassis needs to have a 4xNimH AAA cell chassis plate to get some serious attention from the Mini-Z racing community. If this thing is as good as you say, once hey are widely available (Or at least accessible) they should sell themselves.
Looking forward to more on this chassis. And thanks for all the info/pics/videos already! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 2010.10.27, 08:27 PM   #53
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The final product should be available in April. As far as the
battery, I believe a lot of the Mini-z community will be happy
from the extra voltage they get from the Lithium-Ion batteries
that will come with the car. However, the AAA issue is being addressed.
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Old 2010.10.27, 09:03 PM   #54
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the masses will want aaa useability. racers won't mind using Lithium-Ion however the biggest obstacle is acceptance of these batteries in racing classes.
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Old 2010.10.27, 09:43 PM   #55
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People abiding by PNWC rules will want AAA usability. However, I'm sure whoever designed this car also realizes that AAA's will throw off the weight balance of the car unless you do something clever with the pack.

I personally wouldn't mind Li-ion but the fact that it's again a different pack of batteries from what normally goes in a Mini-Z may turn off some others.

That servo seems to be either very sensitive or not especially accurate... do you have a make and model on the servo? (Although I understand that it should be easily replaceable with a better one.)
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Old 2010.10.27, 09:43 PM   #56
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Very true. I addressed this with the developers which
is why I believe they'll look in to it. Perhaps,
they'll make two different versions to fit the power
source of choice. I know which one i'd choose.
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Old 2010.10.27, 10:57 PM   #57
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thanks for sharing the vids... looks kinda promising...
would love to see it on a smoother track...
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Old 2010.10.27, 11:04 PM   #58
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This car will be run on RCP track in about 3weeks
Vids will be posted.
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Old 2010.10.27, 11:19 PM   #59
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1 Vote on AAA battery holders.

Just make the electronics so they can handle lipo. People put lipo packs in cars designed for AAA all the time, I have one for my MA-010 even. If it takes AAA and has electronics designed for working at up to 8.2 volts that would be the best situation.
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Old 2010.10.28, 02:47 AM   #60
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The 1/28th Modified class needs chassis like these. We don't want to discourage inventors by excluding their chassis due to power source (lithium). One of the coolest things about Mini-Z racing (Perhaps some people hate it) is that it is 4.8v 4xAAA NiMH spec. Soldering together 4xAAA battery packs isn't difficult, even if they have to be a funky design.


One more thing - Is the chassis Fiberglass or composite, or carbon fiber, i.e. base plate, etc.?
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