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Old 06-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #17221
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so im putting together my mini and looking at the stock esc teu-104bk and it says i need a receiver with a bec to power the servo that's the 1st ive heard of a receiver having a bec. so anyways do i need a castle bec ? or can i just run a cap on the receiver ? sorry i did search im sure this has been asked
You should be fine with your RX. Back in the day most reviecers advertising point was that they were BEC (bettery elmintating circutry) Now a days it's a givin that most RX feature BEC.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #17222
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You should be fine with your RX. Back in the day most reviecers advertising point was that they were BEC (bettery elmintating circutry) Now a days it's a givin that most RX feature BEC.
cool man thanks i sould have it ready this weekend but im to busy to race
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #17223
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Selling an ABC Goose rear wheel drive if anyone is interested

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The majority of the cars I was racing against were setup as MO5M cars using the Tamiya Swift body shell. So yes the softer set up will work on the medium and the short wheel based cars. I have a preference for LWB mini's. I did try the new JCW mini shell and found it was not as stable as the 2006 LWB mini cooper shell. This may have been due to wrong tyres early in my testing. However the LWB Copper body seemed to make the car more stable and easier for me to drive hard. My car did not traction roll at all with the setup I used. I also used V2 Tyre Gripper traction compound front and rear , early on and then used nil for the two finals. Two warm laps were enough for the tyres to work with great grip.

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I was using the new Ride mini springs which come as a matched pair. These were fitted to TRF shocks with three hole pistons and 35 wt oil front and rear. Next time I may try softer rear oil.

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so when you said 'soft', you meant in the 25 range? I'm not sure what I have in there now, but I was actually thinking 30/35 with the tamiya springs

thanks for the setup hints, my mini was awesome this weekend - too bad I was a dumbass and forgot to charge my transmitter
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #17225
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so im putting together my mini and looking at the stock esc teu-104bk and it says i need a receiver with a bec to power the servo that's the 1st ive heard of a receiver having a bec. so anyways do i need a castle bec ? or can i just run a cap on the receiver ? sorry i did search im sure this has been asked
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You should be fine with your RX. Back in the day most reviecers advertising point was that they were BEC (bettery elmintating circutry) Now a days it's a givin that most RX feature BEC.
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cool man thanks i sould have it ready this weekend but im to busy to race
I think you will find that it is the ESC that has the BEC, not the radio. If the ESC doesn't have a BEC, then you need a separate battery pack for the receiver with the correct voltage
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #17226
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For those that have run Mini's outside on low traction asphalt, which Tamiya pre-mount slick would work better?

Type A with hard insert
Type A with soft insert

I would consider the Sweep or Solaris but there a smaller diameter tire that some may not like.

My reason for asking is we're working on specing 1 tire so racing stays even and those that start racing now exactly what to buy.

For those interested here's the rules we've defined so far.
Colorado Spec mini class
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #17229
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Why not just run the radial tire?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #17230
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Why not just run the radial tire?
We had 3 people running mini's this last Sunday at HobbyTown. 1 of the guys practiced with radial tires and the car didn't perform quit as well as the slicks we ran during racing I'm thinking the Type A tires will last longer as well.
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For those that have run Mini's outside on low traction asphalt, which Tamiya pre-mount slick would work better?

Type A with hard insert
Type A with soft insert

I would consider the Sweep or Solaris but there a smaller diameter tire that some may not like.

My reason for asking is we're working on specing 1 tire so racing stays even and those that start racing now exactly what to buy.

For those interested here's the rules we've defined so far.
Colorado Spec mini class
We race mini on a low traction parking lot. We usually have at least a full heat of mini, sometimes more. Almost everyone at our track runs sweep mini tires. Not only do they handle great, they seem to last longer and cost less than the tamiyas. Do over look them.

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #17232
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We race mini on a low traction parking lot. We usually have at least a full heat of mini, sometimes more. Almost everyone at our track runs sweep mini tires. Not only do they handle great, they seem to last longer and cost less than the tamiyas. Do over look them.

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What compound Sweep are you using?
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Low traction dusty twisty asphalt:
Hard foam tire inserts front/soft rear
Mid springs in the rear/soft up front

Longer track setup w/longer straight and less turns. stiff in rear, mid in front, same tire inserts as above.

Works for me.
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What compound Sweep are you using?
Most of us use 33's. Some use a combo of 33 and 40's.

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Hi all. I'm new here but have had RC stuff for the past 30 years.
I just painted my first body in over 10 years. Hope to be getting it out with my buddy in some parking lots soon.

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