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Old 02-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #16756
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What is the preferred method of mounting a 2.4 receiver, and more important, the antenna tube?

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Old 02-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #16757
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I mounted my reciever on my m05 rear part of chassis where the servo is with tray removed, mounted sideway. ESC sit the same but on otherside of servo. oppersite the motor. to keep the left/right weight distrubtion correct. i have my short annenta tube mounted in the hole in rear, with wire going though the bottom of hole.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:37 AM   #16758
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I do something similar; receiver mounted with velcro on the opposite side to that suggested in the build manual. Antenna relocated to unused transponder retainer's mounting hole, small blue 3mm shim to make the countersunk hole flush with the plastic.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 AM   #16759
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Local rules mean we have to build as per instructions, except for transponder mount, so have to use the platforms for the esc/receiver.. Here's my layout on an M05 SWB.




I used to use the same method of where the transponder stay was meant to mount but now I have a simpler option
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Why the carbon between the mount posts ?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:03 AM   #16762
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Why the carbon between the mount posts ?
Its a body post stiffener made by Ride. It just looks like carbon, its actually plastic. Stops the body from moving around so much during cornering. It's got body clips above and below to prevent it from moving (and thus holding the posts stable)
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:36 AM   #16763
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Looking for a little advice...

Might be in the market for a Tamiya Mini....

Can i get some suggestions on a used kit? M03, M04, M05
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Which brand new kit should i look at, M05 or M06.

I know that's a rather vague question, but my knowledge of Minis is basically zero. I already race VTA and 17.5 so i have onroad knowledge, just no frame of reference for a Mini.

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #16764
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Looking for a little advice...

Might be in the market for a Tamiya Mini....

Can i get some suggestions on a used kit? M03, M04, M05
...or...
Which brand new kit should i look at, M05 or M06.

I know that's a rather vague question, but my knowledge of Minis is basically zero. I already race VTA and 17.5 so i have onroad knowledge, just no frame of reference for a Mini.

Thanks!
First task as ever is to see what is popular, what is permitted, and what performs well at your local track.

But the basics are...

M-03 - Front wheel drive, goes well straight out of the box, higher CG and less possible adjustments so perhaps not as quick as the later M-05.
M-04 - Rear wheel drive, mid-motor, hard to get going well even when they were current, different gear ratios to the current cars. Not a great basis for a racer unless you think you can tackle the challenge.
M-05 - Front wheel drive, needs some tweaking from out-of-the box settings to go well, lots of adjustments. Probably the most sensible starting point.
M-06 - Rear wheel drive, rear motor, harder to drive but in the right conditions can be the fastest Tamiya mini of them all.
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mo3 or mo5, thats the most popular. they are front wheel drive.

the m06 is rear wheel and not very poplular, in my area atleast.

can't go wrong with either the m03 or m03, both excellent cars, i preffer the m03, just because i've had it forever.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:52 AM   #16766
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Wollow86, that is serious amount of toe-out....

pejota, M05 or M03 is the one to buy. M05 is newer chassis, M06 and M04? is RWD chassis.
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Thanks already!!!

We're essentially starting the class from scratch. I think one person has an M03 or M04, but i honestly don't know.

We're looking at Silver Can or 25.5 brushless, box stock gearing and that's about it so far.

I'd rather get something that has good parts support... are M03 parts still available?
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[QUOTE=Vrooom;10370554]Wollow86, that is serious amount of toe-out....

As above is there a reason for a setting
like this wollow 86 ??
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Wollow86, that is serious amount of toe-out....
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You can adjust your front steering arms for more ackerment if that's what you need.
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As above is there a reason for a setting
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You can adjust your front steering arms for more ackerment if that's what you need.
There is definitely a reason. It stops the wandering on the straights. And I mean stops. My car tracks straight as an arrow . The toe out also helps the initial turn in, which you lose when you have a heavy diff (300,000wt), and have such a soft rear/hard front.

Everyone locally comments about it as well, but when they drive my car they cant believe how good it is. Its an RC-Mini.net tip.

Admittedly, I am trying to dial it back a bit, taking it out in small steps.

Also I managed to hit something a while back, and the car was pulling right. But after the race I couldnt find anything wrong with the car. I've checked the uprights, c hubs, ball studs... nothing is bent. When I used the trim to straighten the cars tracking there was more toe out so I took some out. But it doesnt seem to effect the performance of my car.
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