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Old 2010.11.22, 09:40 PM   #16
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As said above, Futaba does not make a servo for the Mini-Z. The servo is integrated in the chassis, and driven by the Mini-Z circuit board. In the case of the P28 and MRCG, when using the Mini-Z electronics, they use the case/motor and gears of the Futaba servo, but are driven off the Mini-Z circuit board.

If you ever want to use high end electronics on the Mini-Z, you would need a receiver, speed controller and servo controller (wired to the integrated servo motor and potentiometer).

Hope this info helps...
OK - gotcha. This is all starting to make a lot more sense now. Thanks guys!
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Old 2010.11.23, 08:06 AM   #17
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I'm new to Mini-Z and the micro scale but I'm really excited about it. I've been digging around the various Mini-Z retailer sites and noticing that the Serpent 1/24 is the only alternate chassis kit that anyone still carries. There's a banner ad on this site for a MRCG1.1 but when you click it the product is out-of-stock and seems as if it's actually discontinued.

Are the Kyosho alternatives: 1) so popular that they're sold out everywhere, 2) not popular any more and effectively dead, or 3) a sign that this entire scale is dying?

I'm a huge fan of Kyosho and really excited about Mini-Z (we're buying a ton of cars and equipment to set up a racing club at my work and at one of our conferences next year).

Just wondering what the state of the market is. Growing, flat, or losing steam?
Mike, I wouldn't really consider the Serpent an alternative, it's quite a different genre vs. other chassis that are typically intended to run Mini-Z AutoScale or pan car bodies, Mini-Z motors, AAA batteries etc. - i.e. maybe they don't run in the same class as stock chassis Mini-Zs, but are designed to appeal to Mini-Z racers, whereas the Serpent is more of an extra-small pan car.
The alternative chassis tend to go in waves - there's usually a lot of excitement on release and a lot of the more hard-core among us pick one up to see what it's about, what it does well, how the designer solved certain problems, etc. In addition, they are typically done in small runs, like the MRCG, which you'll find in our Made by Members section because it was designed by forum member color0, and if I recall correctly, we funded a lot of the initial production. If you are interested in the MRCG, we can certainly still get you one,

This is always going to be a tiny niche vs. off-the-shelf, just like the number of people who modify their 1:1 cars vs. those who never go for more than an oil change.
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Old 2010.11.23, 01:50 PM   #18
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Thanks - that makes total sense. My interest in the aftermarket chassis is just as you described it: I'm curious to see how the designer solved problems/made improvements. I actually did end up finding an MRCG on one of the retailer sites but haven't ordered it yet. I have to place a bunch of big orders over the next few weeks so I'll fit it into one of them.

I appreciate the info everyone!
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Old 2012.05.17, 07:11 PM   #19
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No, it donīt death !!!!

New Chassis ALSracing (Czech hitech mini-z and 1/24 no comercional products) is here.


This is new chassis 1/24 with hand made hard bodies.




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Old 2012.05.17, 08:25 PM   #20
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There used to be a German company that made totally, gorgeous carbon-fiber and alloy aftermarket chassis for the Z's. But I haven't seen them in years since the first MR02 came out.
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Old 2012.05.19, 04:11 AM   #21
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I know exactly what and who you're talking about, but they've long fallen off the radar. At the moment I think it's just Lajf that still has stock of the P28, my MRCG's and MRCG1.1's are long sold out and it's going to be a while till the time is right for the next wave of these kinds of products.
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Old 2012.05.19, 05:25 AM   #22
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I know exactly what and who you're talking about, but they've long fallen off the radar. At the moment I think it's just Lajf that still has stock of the P28, my MRCG's and MRCG1.1's are long sold out and it's going to be a while till the time is right for the next wave of these kinds of products.
P28 V2 coming soon.
http://lajf.se/en/
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Old 2012.06.29, 12:49 AM   #23
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P28 V2 coming soon.
http://lajf.se/en/
Thanks Rune!

Indeed Lajf Racing is here making continous improvments on the P28,
The new P28V2 is now in production. www.lajf.se
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Old 2012.06.29, 12:52 AM   #24
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What body is that? what size is it wheelbase? wide? material?
And finally can we buy one somewhere?
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Old 2012.08.08, 04:56 PM   #25
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Body is Porsche 917 Resin kit (product MAXIPU Slovakia), Chassis is ALSracing M243retro, wide 83mm, WB 98mm, motor 180 or 130 type. It is Czech and Slovak national special category 1/24RETRO. Bodyes is only lemans classic in 1970-1990 years. Lexan is not permitted. Reglements it is here: http://www.rcmicromasters.com/index....24-a-128-miniz (Use Google translate)

Another example is here (cars Matra from Martin Kumicak - chassis mini-z with tuning wheels ALSracing)
http://maxi-pu.rajce.idnes.cz/2012.0...atra650003.jpg

You can buy This chassis here: http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...id_category=49

The Bodyes is here: http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...d_category=155
or here (lexan from 1/24 Expert category): http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...d_category=156

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Body is Porsche 917 Resin kit (product MAXIPU Slovakia), Chassis is ALSracing M243retro, wide 83mm, WB 98mm, motor 180 or 130 type. It is Czech and Slovak national special category 1/24RETRO. Bodyes is only lemans classic in 1970-1990 years. Lexan is not permitted. Reglements it is here: http://www.rcmicromasters.com/index....24-a-128-miniz (Use Google translate)

Another example is here (cars Matra from Martin Kumicak - chassis mini-z with tuning wheels ALSracing)
http://maxi-pu.rajce.idnes.cz/2012.0...atra650003.jpg

You can buy This chassis here: http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...id_category=49

The Bodyes is here: http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...d_category=155
or here (lexan from 1/24 Expert category): http://www.rcmicrocars.eu/obchod/cat...d_category=156
Thank you very much!
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