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Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« on: May 01, 2017, 07:24:14 PM »
As per the subject.... Just wanting to get some feedback  :good:
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 07:52:13 AM »
Not much feed back but for starters are we talking longer chassis (1 piece) or added extension chassis.
In regards to the added extension chassis you need to have the bolting holes in the rear of the standard length chassis to fit the extended section. My 1st generation chassis did not have these additional holes nor did it have droop stop plates. So you either drill the chassis to create the holes or get the latest chassis which has them.
I've only had a few laps with the extended chassis (not my car) but the first thing I noticed is how well it  handled the rough, bumpy surface of the track, just alot smoother. Cornering felt a little slower as there is alot more to go around but I did not have enough time to really feel the difference in cornering speed.
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 01:13:23 PM »
Yeah, Ticky, Sorry, I should have said so... more interested in the handling side of feedback, any experience, even just a few laps is good info.

Personally, i'm going to be using a full chassis, mostly because once you drill all the required holes in the short chassis, imo you can't go back to using it as a short chassis.

So, tight repeated turns could be a problem??
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 09:57:37 PM »
Hi

Do you have the part number for the longer chassis?

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 10:08:08 PM »
Hi

Do you have the part number for the longer chassis?

400103A
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 10:20:25 PM »
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 08:14:23 PM »
Hi

I have fitted the extended chassis to my RR5, but find that there is a lot of flex at the rear, so rear plastic chassis braces are not up to handling the extra length, I am fitting the alloy rear braces tonight which come with an additional rear brace that fits to the brace and the alloy Lay shaft carrier, only issue is I don't have an Alloy lay shaft carrier and nobody has one in stock.

Has anyone run the extended chassis without the additional brace?

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 09:12:38 PM »
The plastic Stiffeners will flex on a standard chassis!!

They're in-stock here...
https://www.mcdracing.com.au/chassis-towers-guards/354-lay-shaft-carrier-alloy-set-4046032062759.html
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 11:02:09 PM »
Thanks but I am in the UK, think postage will kill the deal.

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 12:59:46 PM »
Yep, I saw you're from the UK.... just that you said no one has them  ;)

Being that the AUD isn't as strong as your GBP, it sometimes makes it worth while on smaller items.... but, then of course, the shipping delay might be longer then what Rossmod's might take to re-stock that item.

All good mate, and hope you get what you need soon.
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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2017, 07:50:36 AM »
Thanks but I am in the UK, think postage will kill the deal.
I would look at Largescale RC i don't think that postage will be to much. I've ordered a alloy brace from there and it was 12 US dollars to Turkey.

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2017, 07:59:21 AM »
Hello BeatsMe.

Last weekend we had a race where bunch of MCD's were racing. İ was using my rr5 with std. length. but only 2 of 9 MCD's were running stock length including me. İ've noticed that the extended chassis is very stable on bumpy surface, but like Ticky said they were not that good at cornering. İ've also seen a racer using the new shock cap sistem which works phenomenal! Can't wait to try them... and i'm still not sure to go with the extended or stock chassis.

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 08:45:35 AM »
Hi EAS.... Yes, I agree that the longer chassis does help to ride the bumps a lot better, and I felt that cornering wasn't too bad with the longer chassis.  Just that I still have an ongoing steering issue, or lack of steering, when cornering possibly related to my ramp setup.... so I really wasn't able to get a good idea.

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Re: Who's Using the Extended Chassis On a RR5
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2017, 04:23:19 PM »
Hi

First time out during practice using my long chassis and I can hardly notice the bumps which is great, cornering is ok, but I am still trying to loose a bit of steering, running on very high grip Astro using open diffs all round.