R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2014, 01:38 PM   #22006
Tech Adept
 
Soupinmycoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mini Cooper Heaven
Posts: 244
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

I totally agree with you grandpa. I agree on BIG ticket items. Like tools, cars, appliances, motorcycles, boats, ceiling material, even toothbrushes.

I would never buy a Hyundai, Kia, Saturn. I've always stuck to toyota, honda, yamaha,
Because i believe that you buy it once, and never again. I dont even believe in buying hybrids because of future battery failures. I drive a TDi. 5 speed. Because automatics are prone to fail.

I feel like if i was racing the regional TCS (or whatever serious league of racing) then i would IMMEDIATELY invest in a killshot/TP/r1wurks motor.

But I'm not- im club racing with a bunch of friends.
__________________
USE THE SEARCH BUTTON!
Soupinmycoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 01:27 AM   #22007
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

You're right that there is no reason to overspend. You buy to your needs and buying more quality than you need is a form of foolishness, ego, or I just had to have it.

I'll bet you tho, that someone in the club will buy a top of the line motor and indirectly force everyone else to invest in one also. That's called "racing" and exists at all levels and not just at TCS events.
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #22008
Tech Adept
 
Soupinmycoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Mini Cooper Heaven
Posts: 244
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

I'll catch him on the infield
__________________
USE THE SEARCH BUTTON!
Soupinmycoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #22009
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: santa monica / manchester
Posts: 1,186
Default

Hi guys

I have some questions about rear toe.

What is the kit basic rear toe (with the std plastic rear hubs)?
Is the rear toe via the hubs or the plate that fits underneath?
I'm just asking as I would rather buy the aluminium plate to get more ear toe in than isle hop up hubs as I prefer to have the suspension arms as free and light as possible.

Also as an aside, I am going to race on carpet, the rules are basically quite open other than no ball diff / spool and only mini sizes wheels (no TC wheels). I have a mini coupe shell which is long wheelbase, I assume that will give me more weight at the front of the car as a whole which will be good for steering etc., anyone here use that body / wheelbase?
__________________
http://www.theRcRacer.com/

TRF419, TBEvo6, TT02, VDF, TRF501x, TRF201, TRF101, Mi5, X-Ray T4-13, BD7 2014, A700 Evo, WR-02G
Qatmix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 09:05 PM   #22010
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tustin,CA,USA
Posts: 405
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soupinmycoupe View Post
I feel like if i was racing the regional TCS (or whatever serious league of racing) then i would IMMEDIATELY invest in a killshot/TP/r1wurks motor.

But I'm not- im club racing with a bunch of friends.
If I were doing mini-TCS... I would also look into a Tamiya BL motor #54275 that was the handout at the nationals and who knows, may just be regulation next year? I am speculating here of course...
torg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #22011
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 189
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default traction roll

First race on carpet last weekend and traction roles in every corner unless I slowed way down. I finally borrowed a pair of worn radial tires ant put them on the front. I could at least finish one lap without rolling.
So my question is when fighting traction roll, do I go stiffer or softer with springs? And what other settings should I change? Also, what effect does firmer and softer tire inserts have on handling?
Thanks
__________________
Racers: M05 race mini, TA06 Pro VTA, 417X 17.5 touring car
Vintage: Frog, Blackfoot, Wild Willy, Lunch Box x 2, M01 Mini x 2, Monster Beetle x 2, Dirt Thrasher, F150 Baja,
Modern: M05 Play mini, Wild Willy 2000, Sand Scorcher
ncpantherfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 03:59 AM   #22012
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 57
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cementsurfer86 View Post
Go to my blog and find the post about carpet techniques. It was written by Mark Brown many moons ago, but should give you a starting point.

I should warn you that the setup was not built around our current TCS spec tires, and you will have to do some testing of your own to find out what works and what doesn't. Like Orlando and the rest have said, it's a feel thing that is different for every driver. I've yet to master mini's on carpet, but the setup guide should give you a bit to work with.

(Link to my blog is in my signature, just copy and paste....)
Thank you
bosschick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 04:17 AM   #22013
Tech Adept
 
marcos graveyar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Newtownforbes, Ireland
Posts: 211
Send a message via AIM to marcos graveyar
Default

You need to glue the outside wall of the tyre. Make sure your shocks have enough droop built in to them.
marcos graveyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #22014
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dorset,UK
Posts: 128
Default

Raced my M05 v2 yesterday for the first time at a local indoor championship, won all 3 qualifiers and both finals by a lap made a mistake by using the 3racing speed tuned gears the first 2 qualifiers but changed to the black Tamiya ones and got a better fastest lap. Very impressed with the handling and stability but towards the end of the meeting when traction was high it did grip roll a few times.
__________________
Zen RSGT, Trinity, Hobbywing, LRP.
M05 S-Spec, LRP, Intellect.
M05 v2 Tekin, Orion, Savox.
B44 Mamba Max, Trakpower.
B44.2 Avid chassis, Speed Passion, Gens Ace.
BILKO1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 02:41 PM   #22015
Tech Master
 
eR1c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,325
Default

have a question about the Tamiya "M" bodies.

Curious if there is a consensus about which is best?
I did some research, the old school mini body is among the tallest, whereas the honda S800 body is one of the lowest at a full inch lower (speaking of height of the body not the chassis). Wouldn't a taller body lend itself to chassis roll?
Also, the CRX body and JCW MINI body seem to be the most aerodynamic (just in my opinion based off looks). Wouldn't this help them keep better top end speed on straights?

We are still running silvercans for the rest of this season, but switch to brushless 21t next race season. thinking that as we go to brushless the speeds will increase slightly making aerodynamics more of an issue??

Just wondering if I should switch from the old school Mini body to something like the CRX or Honda S800 for racing? -I am placing in the upper 3-5 spots out of 10-15 guys. ...but losing it on the straights (wondering about aerodynamics) and notice I still have a bit more body roll than the top couple spots (thinking of a taller body vs lower body).

Last edited by eR1c; 09-08-2014 at 02:52 PM.
eR1c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #22016
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,842
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Hey guys, wondering if anyone knows of a rough equivalent to Tamiya Ball Diff Grease. Rebuilding my TA03 diff and discovered I don't have any. I've got some "Associated Diff Lube" on hand, as well as boatloads of Tamiya Ceramic Grease. Any thoughts?

I'm building this for an M04, so it's got to stay smooth and loose, (insert "your mom" joke here) No Anti-Wear allowed!
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #22017
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
have a question about the Tamiya "M" bodies.

Curious if there is a consensus about which is best?
I did some research, the old school mini body is among the tallest, whereas the honda S800 body is one of the lowest at a full inch lower (speaking of height of the body not the chassis). Wouldn't a taller body lend itself to chassis roll?
Also, the CRX body and JCW MINI body seem to be the most aerodynamic (just in my opinion based off looks). Wouldn't this help them keep better top end speed on straights?

We are still running silvercans for the rest of this season, but switch to brushless 21t next race season. thinking that as we go to brushless the speeds will increase slightly making aerodynamics more of an issue??

Just wondering if I should switch from the old school Mini body to something like the CRX or Honda S800 for racing? -I am placing in the upper 3-5 spots out of 10-15 guys. ...but losing it on the straights (wondering about aerodynamics) and notice I still have a bit more body roll than the top couple spots (thinking of a taller body vs lower body).
The standard for the longest time was the Suzuki Swift body cause it was so neutral with no nasty habits. It's still the most popular at the Tamiya USA track. The old Rover Mini body was for a short wheelbase car. Also the JCW Coupe is for a LWB car and that front air dam if it gets tweaked can cause problems.

Nothing wrong with a little body roll. This ain't F1. Look at the full sized touring cars.
Granpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 08:26 PM   #22018
Tech Champion
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 5,842
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Built diff with Associated Diff Lube. It was a little sticky, but a few minutes rigged into my drill press got it smoothed right out. Used the Associated Black Grease on the thrust bearing.

Time to bitch. Just about to start putting together the bits for my M05 sway bar. Looking at the instructions, it shows 4mm must be hacked off each of the ball cups. Just wondering why, since Tamiya actually makes ball cups in the shorter length.
__________________
Stab it and steer.
monkeyracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #22019
Tech Elite
 
OSherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: o0O In the FishBowl O0o
Posts: 3,151
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

i chose the CRX because i used to own one back in the day, true story... thats pretty much the only reason..

truth be told, i initially built my M05 beacuase i had this cool CRX body laying around.. another true story

Tamiya can thank the CRX for getting all my mini money..
__________________
•KO Propo America
•EXOTEK
OSherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2014, 12:01 AM   #22020
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OSherman View Post
i chose the CRX because i used to own one back in the day, true story... thats pretty much the only reason..

truth be told, i initially built my M05 beacuase i had this cool CRX body laying around.. another true story

Tamiya can thank the CRX for getting all my mini money..
Question for you O man, are you using the option shock towers front and rear??? My05 is ridiculously easy to drive, but I need to pick up the pace a little.
Granpa 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: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
RotorTruck
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 05:06 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