R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #15001
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Neato! Silver! Stuff!

All sarcasm aside, I do like the transponder mount thingy. Good place to counterweight the motor. Also, don't you sometimes wish that the chassis were all done in a lighter colour, so when you're doing assembly it didn't look like a shapeless, depressing black mass? (must be time for my meds)
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #15002
Tech Regular
 
Misiek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 421
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Timbulb View Post
Tape works better than the plastic brackets. Touring cars use it too.

Could you educate me on what kind of tape is it?
__________________
________________________________________________________
On paternity leave...
Misiek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #15003
Tech Master
 
superspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,148
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

fiber glass reinforced tape, example: http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53170
superspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #15004
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 45
Default #54000 M-Chassis Shocks

Hi guys,

Got another question for you Mini experts.

I'm building the shocks for my M-05 PRO, I'm using the #54000 M-Chassis Shocks.

My question is how do you set droop in these shocks? Do I use rubber o-rings or are there proper plastic spacers? And I assume that whatever I use to adjust droop is placed between the piston and the bottom of the shock body?

Thanks for any help you can give.
Joe_Keaveney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 11:24 PM   #15005
Tech Elite
 
spring71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 3,700
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Smile

Hello Mini Racers.

Ride High Speed Gear Set is arrived.


Click Here to check out the new arrivals.


Click Here to check out the parts for Mini

Thanks.
__________________
TQ RC RACING
Indoor RC Race Track & Hobby Shop in Chino, CA
Online Shop
http://www.tqrcracing.com
tq@tqrcracing.com

Last edited by spring71; 05-26-2011 at 12:51 AM.
spring71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 07:42 AM   #15006
Tech Adept
 
Shangrila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 122
Default

Is anyone using a Gens Ace hardcase lipo in an M05?


None locally so I can only buy on the 'net. The photos of the 3500 and 4000mah are difficult to make out if the case is rounded enough or more of a square.


I've emailed vendors with no success. Thank you if you can comment
Shangrila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #15007
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default These fit.

If you are talking about these:

hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-4000-2s1p-hardcase.html
hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-3500-2s1p-hardcase.html

Yes, they fit both the M05 and M03. I have both of them.

I use the strapping tape described a couple of posts back to put the battery at the right place because the wires protrude on the side of the body when using the normal battery mounts.
colhazard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 09:57 AM   #15008
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 859
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

In a recent race (which only silver can motor was allowed, open esc, lipo was allowed), my M03M was set up with a silvercan motor, Futaba M330CR & a lipo 3300/25C.

Unfortunately, my car was so slow compared to others.
I have no idea what esc the others were using.

Any recommendation on what esc to use???
(I was told that the Futaba M330CR is not power enough).

Right now, I am thinking of using TP-M8.

What do you guys think???
hobbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #15009
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spring71 View Post
Hello Mini Racers.

Ride High Speed Gear Set is arrived.


Click Here to check out the new arrivals.


Click Here to check out the parts for Mini

Thanks.
You have a PM
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 11:19 AM   #15010
Tech Elite
 
spring71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chino, CA
Posts: 3,700
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Granpa View Post
You have a PM
I got it.

Thanks.
__________________
TQ RC RACING
Indoor RC Race Track & Hobby Shop in Chino, CA
Online Shop
http://www.tqrcracing.com
tq@tqrcracing.com
spring71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 11:56 AM   #15011
Tech Adept
 
Shangrila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colhazard View Post
If you are talking about these:

hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-4000-2s1p-hardcase.html
hobbypartz.com/98p-25c-3500-2s1p-hardcase.html

Yes, they fit both the M05 and M03. I have both of them.

I use the strapping tape described a couple of posts back to put the battery at the right place because the wires protrude on the side of the body when using the normal battery mounts.

Thank you very much this is such a great thread/community

Any preference between the two? I notice the 4000mah is slightly smaller/better packaged.
Shangrila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 12:07 PM   #15012
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 19
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

The 3500 has a smooth rounded shell and no wavy bumps under, just a bit lighter and hobbypartz has it on sale now for $18. I only bought it because the 4000 was out of stock and I was impatient.

I'd get the 4000 again because it's a small difference in price and additional run time. Also the wavy bumps fit the chassis holes on the TA05 and TB03 battery side if you have those RCs.

Had to solder dean's/t plugs to both of them though, they came with the bullet plug type.

There's also a hobbypartz coupon code for 5% off, "hobbymodel".
colhazard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 04:10 PM   #15013
Tech Adept
 
Shangrila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 122
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colhazard View Post
The 3500 has a smooth rounded shell and no wavy bumps under, just a bit lighter and hobbypartz has it on sale now for $18. I only bought it because the 4000 was out of stock and I was impatient.

I'd get the 4000 again because it's a small difference in price and additional run time. Also the wavy bumps fit the chassis holes on the TA05 and TB03 battery side if you have those RCs.

Had to solder dean's/t plugs to both of them though, they came with the bullet plug type.

There's also a hobbypartz coupon code for 5% off, "hobbymodel".

Thanks very much, great info and thanks for for coupon info
Shangrila is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #15014
Tech Addict
 
gtfour93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 657
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default Hobbypartz coupon

It's expired! Anyone have a picture of the Gens Ace 25c 3500mAh battery on their M-Chassis, with the body installed? I want to see how much the wires make the body bulk out. I was also thinking about getting the Intellect stick pack w/bullet connectors, but I'm not sure if the M-03 quick release battery holder will clear the bullet connectors. Can somebody chime in on this?
__________________
www.activrc.com
gtfour93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #15015
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,843
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

The quick release battery holder won't clear bullet connections in batteries. You could use the quick release at one end and a regular battery holder at the other. I've done this before and it worked well.

Jim
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamiya Mini Cooper M-03L Hop-ups mini71 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 05-04-2016 11:07 AM
Tamiya Mini Cooper mach51 R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 10 09-02-2011 12:08 AM
FS:TAMIYA Mini Cooper, TA 04S rthmotorsports R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 4 10-20-2007 09:37 PM
Tamiya 415 MSX and M03 Mini Cooper F/S Racer X79 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 14 12-22-2006 07:38 AM
Tamiya M01,02,03, or 04 Mini Cooper ccugolf.com R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 2 12-05-2004 08:55 PM


Tags
m03, m03r ules, m05, mini, tamiya


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:19 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0