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Old 2015.10.18, 08:48 AM   #16
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When will PN post instructions so we can see what's involved in the build? Very little to go by on the website.
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Old 2015.10.18, 09:25 AM   #17
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Curious as to weight of chassis as well. Nice that everything is positioned very low but at what overall penalty to gross weight.
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Old 2015.10.18, 10:06 AM   #18
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Curious as to weight of chassis as well. Nice that everything is positioned very low but at what overall penalty to gross weight.
1.2 get heavier
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Old 2015.10.18, 10:08 AM   #19
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When will PN post instructions so we can see what's involved in the build? Very little to go by on the website.
Edit... Instructions are being made...
It is a direct chassis swap from the 03 aside from needing to solder in the bridge wire to your liking
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Old 2015.10.18, 10:51 AM   #20
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So, using an appropriate length of PN motor wire as a guideline and a dab or two of solder it will add an additional .5g to the overall weight of the package. How is the weight distribution front to rear with electronics(Kyosho board and servo installed) but less front suspension and rear pod/suspension?
Will the battery clips be available separately or will you have to purchase a complete new chassis unit?
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Old 2015.10.18, 06:02 PM   #21
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Testing at MC3

Our results have confirmed this chassis is faster than the stock Kyosho chassis. For us, contrary to other comments, it's not a straight swap. There is some work to do. Specifically if you want to use the current iteration of the double a-arm front suspension, you have to do some cutting. Also, for the servo cover, it had to be sanded in order to make the Kyosho mr03 board fit (it's longer than the pn board). Also some other small tweaks. I'm sure, if you don't have a thorough and detailed guy building it, this may not be concerns. Like I said, it was built and tested by our fastest racer. For us, testing yielded a faster lap time of about .5 sec. Where our fastest lap right now is around 7.5 sec.

We would recommend this chassis at this time.
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Old 2015.10.19, 11:28 AM   #22
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So my next logical line of thought would be...

All PN RTR 1/28th car release will be on ??/??/????.
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Old 2015.10.19, 11:35 AM   #23
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I doubt they would sell an rtr chassis. With the state of Mini-z it is much safer to sell individual products and work with better margins. I thought the same thing but if they were going to offer an rtr than they probably would have released that first just from a business perspective.
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Old 2015.10.19, 01:11 PM   #24
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Our results have confirmed this chassis is faster than the stock Kyosho chassis. For us, contrary to other comments, it's not a straight swap. There is some work to do. Specifically if you want to use the current iteration of the double a-arm front suspension, you have to do some cutting. Also, for the servo cover, it had to be sanded in order to make the Kyosho mr03 board fit (it's longer than the pn board). Also some other small tweaks. I'm sure, if you don't have a thorough and detailed guy building it, this may not be concerns. Like I said, it was built and tested by our fastest racer. For us, testing yielded a faster lap time of about .5 sec. Where our fastest lap right now is around 7.5 sec.

We would recommend this chassis at this time.
The cutting of the chassis and servo cover is a given as this will need to be done on any chassis the AA a arm is installed on
If u run the stock front end then it is a direct swap....
If installing the brushless board... the servo motor holder has a bung on top and will need to be cut off to allow clearance for the longer board
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No response to my request for information on balance front to rear less kibble?
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No response to my request for information on balance front to rear less kibble?
The weight gain was measured from my total car I will need to measure front to rear balance as I have not done this... Hahaha however... The front clip servo cage servo motor and board is in the same locations as the 03 chassis... The battery's are Lowe and wider than the 03 chassis but are in the same location in reference to the front and rear of the chassis
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Old 2015.10.19, 04:56 PM   #27
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Weight moved outboard for stability?

Also, any plans for a lion or lipo configuration in the future?
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That's good. However, how does the additional 1.2g plus the additional .5g for wire and solder(positioned high in the rear of the chassis) affect the front to rear percentage? Seems like the additional weight even down low will have an effect on roll couple. Maybe positive. Increasing the width will raise the polar moment of inertia which could add some transitional stability.

Also, how about the battery clip question. Available separate or do you have to spring for another chassis assembly?

Keep up the good work I really like the new batteries.

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Old 2015.11.11, 04:00 PM   #29
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PNR2.5W at the world's

wondering how did it perform at the world's (last weekend)...

Lots of top drivers using both kyosho original and new pnr2.5 chassis.
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From the looks of the gt mod results the shapeways chassis by JesseT did very well and the PN team did not do as well. There may be more info but based on the A-Main results that seems to be what happened.

On a seperate note, at my local track a few guys were running these chassis both with Nimh and Lipo (in AAA form) and they did not seem to be that impresive. They were probably just as good as an std Mr-03 chassis with the AAA lipo batteries but they were not head and shoulders better. It seems their main advantage is it will be easier to use aftermarket esc and reciever and the plastic should hold up much better than the std kyosho chassis. I think if you break you std chassis this would be a viable replacement but I don't think it is as important an upgrade as an A-Arm and cannot be directly compared to the other aftermarket chassis like that of JesseT or the MRX.
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