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Apr 20, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Chris Craft-Dumas-RUB RAIL-suggestion


Hello,
I am a 'new' poster. I am very grateful for all the postings covering many topics.
I have completed a Dumas Chris Craft and have a suggestion regarding the rib rail application.
There have been effective alternatives to Dumas' rails. However,
I used a product by TRIM-GUARD, an automotive supplier, to address the application issues.
They have a product used to enhance wheel well edging. It is a vinyl chrome molding with a strong protective covering. There are several sizes. It is totally weather proof. I applied it to my model and am very happy with the results. It allowed for very accuarte application.
Their site is www.trim-guard.com
I applied Wheel Well 1/4" (chrome)M301-20.
Drop me a line if any questions.
Musky
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Apr 20, 2011, 05:22 PM
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should be www.trim-gard.com
Apr 21, 2011, 08:45 AM
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any pics?
Apr 21, 2011, 09:18 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Thanks for posting the tip!
You might find that 1/4" is 2x too big for the Dumas 1:8 scale models. You can make your own several ways... but you can also buy a smaller size, similar to the TrimGard, from MACK:

http://www.mackproductsrc.com/7172_chrome_trim.htm



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Last edited by patmat2350; Apr 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM.
Apr 27, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Battery Choices


I have a 1500mAh Ni-Cad for a Dumas Chris Craft. What are your alternative battery types, their connectors and chargers. Thank you for previous posts.
Apr 27, 2011, 08:04 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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NiCd is sooo unfriendly (and typically of low capacity), most have moved away from them. Nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) is much easier to live with (nicer charging characteristics), and is available in much higher capacities- 3000, 4000 mAh are typical. Do make sure to use a charger that "knows" NiMH!
You can get spendy with light-weight Lipos and their chargers, but you really don't need to.
Apr 27, 2011, 10:59 PM
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For a charger, look for an AC/DC Peak Detection charger, preferably with a variable charge rate. AC/DC allows you to charge a battery at home on house current, or off the car battery at the lake. Peak detection will charge the battery at a set rate until the charger senses the battery is full; then shifts to a trickle charge mode to maintain a full charge.

Most chargers and ESC's will have a white Tamiya plug, they're cheap and easy to install; but they have a high resistance. Some of the more efficient plugs are the Deans Ultra Plug, Traxxas Connector, various bullet connectors, and Power Poles.

The Deans Ultra Plugs and Traxxas Connectors are becoming the more popular with the various battery suppliers. Venom makes their own "universal" connector; it has 4 adapter plugs that mate the battery to Deans Ultra Plugs, Traxxas Connectors, EC3, or Tamiya plugs.
Apr 30, 2011, 01:27 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patmat2350
Thanks for posting the tip!
You might find that 1/4" is 2x too big for the Dumas 1:8 scale models. You can make your own several ways... but you can also buy a smaller size, similar to the TrimGard, from MACK:

http://www.mackproductsrc.com/7172_chrome_trim.htm



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That mack product looks perfect... thanks for sharing PATMAT. What are your other suggestions for doing it other ways?

Cheers
Apr 30, 2011, 06:59 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmango78
What are your other suggestions for doing it other ways?

Cheers
1. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...17#post8060129 (see my pin mods at: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...13#post7563562 )

2. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...il#post9633531 << oops, defunct link?
Last edited by patmat2350; Apr 30, 2011 at 07:31 AM.


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