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Old 04-09-2017
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Iirc the bulkhead issues were resolved by using another type of plastic and the DM2 full metal chassis. I did not experience any problems after I had added the beamcat aluminium front plate. Yes further to the hex drives, not sure about the saddle pack, but I don't think so.
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Old 04-09-2017
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Hi, thanks MES for the reply.
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Old 05-09-2017
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Hi, looking for a decent 2wd that doesn't break the bank.

Just looked and MB have sold out!

Are there any other VBC dealers in the UK who might have stock?

Does the DM2 have hex drives at the wheels and can it run saddle pack lipos?
Is the weak bulkhead still an issue?
I got the last one from MB - sorry!

Not sure who else stocks them at a good price but Hobby King sometimes have them (I think DM, not DM2) on sale staring with a £1XX.

They do run 12mm hex drives (I buy Schumacher pre-glued wheels/ tyres) and my DM bulkhead (presumably later type) held up in some huge crashes (snapping other plastic).

However... The DM2 metal chassis should be an improvement again.

Not sure about saddles - Will try and look in the instruction manual for you but I actually think it might as one of the selling points was that you could do almost anything in terms of cells.
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Now I remember! You can fit saddle packs inside the DM, but you may have to remove some material from the battery brace in order not to short-circuit your battery. The DM2 brace has been changed accordingly IIRC.
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Thanks!

Assuming I can find a DM2 for sale, what is the spares situation like?

Had issues getting spares with other makes and it's no fun!
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No problem with spares from MB Models but I've had to wait a few days for the odd bit.

There also seems to be a fair number of parts on eBay at the moment but that may not always be the case.

I believe you can also order direct from VBC and I'd hope they're not going to disappear any time soon...
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I seem to have just "accidentally" bought a 2nd hand DM.

I know I'm late to the party with it but it's a lovely looking thing, and for what I paid for it I don't care if it ends up and my lad's spare car, my 2WD class car or just something to chuck around on a practice day.

Anyone still using these on astro competitively?
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Did a day's racing with it on Sunday and have to say I really like it - apart from the leaky rear shocks, but they will get a rebuild.
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