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Thread: RM Arrow Flexi Chassis

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    RM Arrow Flexi Chassis

    Has anyone tried one of these yet?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RM-1314-4-A...ss!11501!US!-1
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    The pan cannot be removed without removing lead wires first.

    They could have put a bit more effort into the design IMO.

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    It looks like the pan will come out with the guide wires in place if you unscrew the guide flag. Some other chassis that I used to use was like that. (Champion Turboflex or Astroflex maybe, I don't remember.)

    Greg

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    If it's nice flat steel I'd give it a go. But the front wheel supports look too wide...wheels wouldn't fit if you wanted them to.
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlatch View Post
    But the front wheel supports look too wide...wheels wouldn't fit if you wanted them to.


    I think those are body mounts. Two spaced the same in the rear.
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    OMG...you're right. Geeze...if you used all eight your body be goin nowhere! Who's making them?
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

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    I think the alternate body mounting points work with different classes. GTP would be pintubes as far apart as possible to leverage the body aero. I am sure one or more set of holes will fit body clips.
    Many classes do not use front wheels - only stickers.

    I might make a GTP/Phoenix for our monthly races.
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    Great chassis, very smooth.... easy to set up as well, used red fox bodies in the testing....also an Outasight cadillac as well as a Sunset Ferrari and a Porsche 917... all within a few hundreds of each other....
    CK DaBoer

    Knocked you out of the slot!

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    It also can be had with an aluminum pan or a pan for Tri-oval racing only. I have one with steel pans and I bought an aluminum pan to try it out. My center section was dead flat but both pans needed attention to get flat. I saw it raced at the Flexi Flats and it did well.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

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    Thanks guys. I'm going to order one from World Famous Port Jeff Raceway.
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    So, the term " stamped steel chassis " is no longer valid for flexi classes ? ..... these chassis appear to be laser cut .... am I wrong ?

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    Formed metal from sheet stock is more accurate. With modern CNC laser or other cutting methods, no tooling cost is involved - only program and design. Design changes and updates can be implemented in each batch cut.
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    It's still a stamped out or formed steel chassis. Opposed to a spring steel chassis like a Eurosport or GT-12 car. As Larry said, cutting the blanks by laser reduces tooling costs. Have you ever seen a chassis punched out towards the end of a tools production life?
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    C11 comes to mind. Never did see a flat one

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    The last C11 chassis I bought was the flattest I ever got. Pan was flat and so was the center section. I never built it because it was superseded by the X25. Now all the earlier JK chassis I have are outdated by the C43 and the new Mossetti chassis. Very sad, a lot of wasted money, their all in the retired bin with the Cheetah 1s, Racer Products, Astros, T-Flexs, Trinitys, and a good selection of Parma Flexis. I'm now a two chassis racer unless the RM proves to be better, the agony continues.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

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