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Old 07-02-2014, 08:55 AM   #21481
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For that kind of money I would look at the s/h market. You might be able to land an old Tekin gen 1 which is perfectly good and still can use current software which is free from Tekin.
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..and so it begins.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:51 AM   #21483
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First impressions... My droop-screws informed me that my previous settings were not as balanced left-to-right as I thought they were. Could be a weight balance issue, but now I have a clear-er understanding of what to address next.


stay tuned... more news at 11..
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:06 AM   #21484
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I believe the TCS rules prohibit setting the timing past the markings on the can. While I'm not sure which motor offers the most total timing, that's probably going to be the motor of choice until Tamiya does the right thing and spec one motor for this class.
You are correct
TCS Rules do prohibit going past the end bell markings on a B/L motor
and at the TCS we have ran they have enforced that rule
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:23 AM   #21485
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Hi,...
I am shopping for a set of tamiya alu damper for my kit.

Came across 3 sets:-
1) Tamiya 54000 50mm M-Chassis Aluminum Damper Set #54000
2) Tamiya TRF 1/10 Special Short Damper 4pcs Hard Black Coating #42273
3) Tamiya TRF Works Damper Set for M-Chassis #84318

what are the difference between them & which one should I get??

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #21486
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I do not see anything in the Tamiya website that says you cannot crank the timing past the marking.. lol... the that sux the orca motors markings is like 4mm end to end...

can someone confirm this??? am i blind
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:42 AM   #21487
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I do not see anything in the Tamiya website that says you cannot crank the timing past the marking.. lol... the that sux the orca motors markings is like 4mm end to end...

can someone confirm this??? am i blind


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Timing Rules: Physical motor timing is allowed. However, you may not go beyond the manufacturer’s maximum timing mark.

IDK how it could be any more clear
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:45 AM   #21488
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IDK how it could be any more clear
Yep im blind then... lol
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #21489
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Hobbs - any will work but these are the ones you need.

Tamiya 54000 50mm M-Chassis Aluminum Damper Set #54000
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Very racey!!




In other news......

I remember the question coming up if wether or not the new motor plate was required to work with the new chassis. imo, YES. Will the old motor plate 'work'? YES. But you won't get all the advantages that you will of using the new MotorPlate. Such as the new motor offset inboard... Some of that offset is achieved in the chassis plastics, and some is achieved in the MotorPlate.

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:24 PM   #21492
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Hobbs - any will work but these are the ones you need.

Tamiya 54000 50mm M-Chassis Aluminum Damper Set #54000
There are a ton of TRF shocks from which to make your choice. The 54000 and the 84318 were specifically released for the Mini. They were designated as Mini shocks cause they had 2mm shorter bodies.

My personal preference is for the TRF TC shocks cause they have longer shock bodies, thus contain a larger volume of oil. I've had several sets of the Mini shocks and I've never really liked them. In fact have purchased longer shock bodies and threw the short ones away. They work just fine now.

This may be true cause I run the M03 and haven't spent a lot of time with the 05. They do set up a little different in my experience.
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I have been running these in my M05 and love them,
Tamiya 54000 50mm M-Chassis Aluminum Damper Set #54000

In my opinion the quality is pretty darn good.
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Looks like you also MUST use the included aluminum steering rack post assembly. Stock plastic pieces (which I prefer) are too long. Step-down on the cassis in that area apparently has been changed as well from previous. I guess one could trim the plastic pieces down a bit
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Thanks again thelittlesthobo.

Another question, what servos are people using. I'm having issues with cheaper servos with plastic gears stripping and I just tried a tower pro mg996R and it simply stopped working after about 15mins. I dont want to spend heaps but I'm sick of these cheap servos.
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