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Old 06-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #15196
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Another question for ya............im just full of them lol. How do you route your battery wires so that they don't push out the body? I have the Gens Ace 4000 lipo's and the wires come out of the end. I had to cut the stock battery holder to make them fit in.
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Another question for ya............im just full of them lol. How do you route your battery wires so that they don't push out the body? I have the Gens Ace 4000 lipo's and the wires come out of the end. I had to cut the stock battery holder to make them fit in.
Space the battery holder out 5-6 mm on the side opposite to the motor and use a long machine screw to attach. This will make the end of the battery on the motor side flush with the battery mount. Use the battery holder on the motor side that's held in by a clip. This will offset the battery to help balance out the motor and get rid of the battery wires bulging out the body. This works on both the 03 and 05. Been doing this for quite awhile now and never had a problem.

Another solution is to just offset the battery and tape it in.

Hope this helps and you understood what to do from my description.

Another thing this mod does is that it makes the motor easier to remove and replace cause the battery holder does not get in the way.

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Space the battery holder out 5-6 mm on the side opposite to the motor and use a long machine screw to attach. This will make the end of the battery on the motor side flush with the battery mount. Use the battery holder on the motor side that's held in by a clip. This will offset the battery to help balance out the motor and get rid of the battery wires bulging out the body. This works on both the 03 and 05. Been doing this for quite awhile now and never had a problem.

Another solution is to just offset the battery and tape it in.

Hope this helps and you understood what to do from my description.

Another thing this mod does is that it makes the motor easier to remove and replace cause the battery holder does not get in the way.
Sorry for asking Granpa,

Any picture showing this modification?Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #15199
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:26 AM   #15200
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Sorry for asking Granpa,

Any picture showing this modification?Thanks.
Don't do pictures, too behind the times. The mod is ridiculously simple. Go to the instructions that show how you attach the battery holders. In the Pro kit, it is #26. Put 5-6mm of spacers between the battery holder (B9) and the battery mount (C14). Attach using a 20mm or so 3mm machine screw. This should bring the end of the battery flush with C17. Use the M03 battery holder on this side to hold the battery. If you don't have one of these, it's on the#50793 M03 C parts tree. This is the suspension parts tree and all of the suspension parts are useable on the M05.

If you can't find someone who has a spare M03 battery holder, I'd be shocked. But then, my group has been running Minis for many, many years, so we may be atypical.

Good luck. This mod is so simple and logical, that I'm sure it's use is widespread and that no one has thought to post it.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:35 AM   #15201
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the quick battery release works on m05 as well.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:42 AM   #15202
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I just broke my M-03 black chrome chassis at the right servo mounting point. Does anyone know if Tamiya still sells this chassis or has it been discontinued?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:11 PM   #15203
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parts for m03 are still available, special colored parts might not be available anymore.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:49 PM   #15204
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the quick battery release works on m05 as well.
Sure, but you have to buy parts. Plus, it's not nearly as clean a mod and is a bit of a hassle. My mod takes less than 5 minutes to do.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #15205
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I just broke my M-03 black chrome chassis at the right servo mounting point. Does anyone know if Tamiya still sells this chassis or has it been discontinued?
I should have been more specific. I know I can buy a replacement black or gray M-03 chassis locally. I know that I can buy a replacement blue chrome chassis directly from Tamiya.com or online retailer.

What I would like to know is if the black chrome chassis (came with the M-03R kit) is still available. Is there any online source (Towerhobbies, Horizon, etc) that sells this specific chassis. I would prefer to purchase something from a retail outlet as opposed to eBay.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Don't do pictures, too behind the times. The mod is ridiculously simple. Go to the instructions that show how you attach the battery holders. In the Pro kit, it is #26. Put 5-6mm of spacers between the battery holder (B9) and the battery mount (C14). Attach using a 20mm or so 3mm machine screw. This should bring the end of the battery flush with C17. Use the M03 battery holder on this side to hold the battery. If you don't have one of these, it's on the#50793 M03 C parts tree. This is the suspension parts tree and all of the suspension parts are useable on the M05.

If you can't find someone who has a spare M03 battery holder, I'd be shocked. But then, my group has been running Minis for many, many years, so we may be atypical.

Good luck. This mod is so simple and logical, that I'm sure it's use is widespread and that no one has thought to post it.
Thanks Granpa.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:32 PM   #15207
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I should have been more specific. I know I can buy a replacement black or gray M-03 chassis locally. I know that I can buy a replacement blue chrome chassis directly from Tamiya.com or online retailer.

What I would like to know is if the black chrome chassis (came with the M-03R kit) is still available. Is there any online source (Towerhobbies, Horizon, etc) that sells this specific chassis. I would prefer to purchase something from a retail outlet as opposed to eBay.
It hasnt been 'officially' available for some time now. Even when it was new they weren't particularly easy to get hold of as a separate item.
So you won't be able to just find one easily. I checked a few of the places I know and no luck.
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Thought I'd join in on the photo fun. Broke out my lightbox and an old point and shoot today to take a few mini shots. Here are a couple of teasers, the rest are here..... Just a couple of battle scarred warhorses.
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will this fit into M05?? (the black one)
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will this fit into M05?? (the black one)
No ... completely wrong gear pitch
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