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Skv012a
04-13-2009, 12:55 AM
Here's my current project since my MR is temporarily outta commision(see my HFAY S7R4 CW youtube vid).

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MrKillerV1_1.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MrKillerV1_2.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MrKillerV1_3.jpg

In reality this will be my attempt at a RWD MA-010 that may become a great MR-xx killer car. My goal is to utilize MA's even weight distribution(after weighing the motor side down for horizontal balance) and ease of maintenence to its fullest advantage and compete in RWD with RWD opposition(maybe even awd as well).

This thing handles like a true mix of two platforms: steering response and sharp radius like that of awd MA and acceleration like that of MR-02 (when both have wide rears). I'm hoping that independent suspension would help this guy triumph over MRs' rear disk dampers and hplates.

Another thing I like is ease of changing rims if I have to. Since MA doesn't have its bearings in the rims, swapping is a real matter of seconds that also saves the bearings themselves(I imagine poking MR bearings out of the wheels each time takes some kind of toll down the road).

In terms of weight this guy is 185.6 grams with the horizontal balancing lead pieces (5-7 grams in total), so without those it can probably match a stock MR02's 180 grams. Its 7-10 grams lighter than a stock MA10 with exclusion of the front diff and driveshafts halves/alum driveshafts, so its at a slight weight advantage over MA10.

How did I achieve RWD?

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MArwd3.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MArwd4.jpg

Very simple and effective. I might look into an even better center shaft shield out of a tougher material to help keep everything together when changing rear gears. Right now, if you pull the shaft out the back too far and put it back in, the front shaft bearing tends to pop out and hang between the chassis and the styrene shield while the shaft rattles. The MR bushing may prevent that from happening, but I'm not 100% sure yet.

mustanglover
04-13-2009, 01:03 AM
very cool man, i remember you where telling me about this on AIM! :p

monsterhunter
04-13-2009, 01:05 AM
dangg, thats pretty sick/and very effective/ and easy to do. nice work

Pwnzor1130
04-13-2009, 02:01 AM
Wow! That looks like it'll kill everything!

TripleXmodder(akaXXX)
04-13-2009, 11:09 AM
Definatly a cool ride. I really like it. However I don't think you are gonna get any advantage over an MR02. But it looks fun.

Skv012a
04-13-2009, 01:02 PM
Definatly a cool ride. I really like it. However I don't think you are gonna get any advantage over an MR02. But it looks fun.

Save my driving level and lack of suspension fine tuning, it can keep up/maybe ourun Bill C's Testa and he's #1 in hfay right now. Can also outrun HFAY F1s and they use much bigger tires and X Speed motors as stock setup.

4G63punk
04-13-2009, 03:49 PM
i dig your rims. hahhaa
looks good!

Skv012a
04-13-2009, 08:33 PM
Now more prototype butter:
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MAbrakedisk1.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MAbrakedisk2.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq249/skv0124/MiniZ/MAbrakedisk3.jpg

Adjustable brakes for MA. Mounted on the knuckle and extended into the rim. No clipping for clean performance. Doesnt interfere with maintenence one bit. And lastly, 1 design for all 4 knuckles. Might tweak it some more, might just make 3 more and call it a day.

Pwnzor1130
04-13-2009, 10:46 PM
Wow, it is just getting better and better!