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Old 02-27-2008, 11:09 PM   #6271
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The New Tamiya M chassis TRF shocks are PNo 54000 and are available from Champ.

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Old 02-27-2008, 11:44 PM   #6272
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #6273
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As promised a few weeks back, Dyno figures for the Speed Passion Exige brushless and the Novak 13.5. Just how fast ARE they?

Click here to check em out.

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Old 02-28-2008, 02:42 AM   #6274
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Hey Tony what dyno setup you using ??
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:50 AM   #6275
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Custom Made, it's a one-off.....Tony P did it all.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:35 AM   #6276
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Lucky you
It looks awesome from the software screen pic.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:43 PM   #6277
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Well that pic on here is just a joke one...The real printout is on the site.

The dyno is basically a Robitronics with some special mods to accomodate brushed and brushless
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:58 AM   #6278
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Finally...YOU can be part of rc-mini. Our new 'Mini Fan' page is for your pics of your ride.. Send em in to us at rc_mini@iprimus.com.au

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Dyno figures look good Tony!

Why do you feel the Novak 13.5 with the sintered rotor would not make a good control motor choice?

Maybe the cheaper XBR 13.5 system? This comes with the bonded rotor. However Novak does not recommend using the bonded rotor for racing.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:42 AM   #6280
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Price....the Speed Passion complete system is $88 USD.

Umm, the Novak is double that.....even for the XBR. I can't realistically recommend it purely on that basis.
Whereas the Speed Passion is a bargain.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:19 AM   #6281
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Hi Tony,

I have just bought the SP exige for my mini, when i completed the initial setup and try running it, its so slow. The reverse is even faster than the forward. Any thing I've done wrong? Can I re-do the setup? Are you able to advice. Thanks.

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Off the top of my head I think Cal mentioned that this happens sometimes if you accidentally turn the car on first before the transmitter?

Or..more likely you probably have the problem that I encountered which happens with some of the early systems where the motor is actually wired in reverse. Just switch the A and C wires around and that fixes it.
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G'day Markovich,

Here is a copy of what I sent to Tony, regarding the Exige system,

Did you get the Exige Upgraded version 1.1. If you did you can turn off the reverse function, by doing the following.

1. Connect battery to car. Do not turn on.
2. Turn on TX.Select Full throttle and then turn on car.
3. You should hear two beeps, Maintain full throttle and wait approx 4/5 secs, you will hear some beeps.
Maintain full throttle and a few seconds later there will be more beeps.
4. Turn off car. Release throttle. Turn on car and test throttle and brake.

Reverse should now be disabled.

We also had issues with the SP Exiges that we got from the shop. The wires inside the motor where wired incorrectly. When you applied full throttle only went to approx half throttle. The fix for this was to swap the blue motor wire to the red speedy wire and red motor wire to the blue speedy wire. I changed the colour coding on the wire when I did this modification, as advised by the local importer here in Sydney.

More info to support what Tony has said.

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Thanks guys for the info.. I will try it later. Thanks again..

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Hi guys

I'm a newbie to the forum, but have been in R/C since the original old skool Frog was out in the mid - 80's.

My cousin and I are in our mid 30s now, and he's got a M0-3L BMW mini cooper. He brought it over one day, and we took turns ripping it around my parking lot. It's not stock, w/ full bearings, an ESC, and the aluminum steering knuckles, and a Trinity P2K pro stock motor. The thing rips for its size, and steering a FWD at high speed is challenging yet super fun.

My only gripe is the rear end; it kicks out a little too easy in tight turns. I was thinking of adding some car tire lead weight balancers in the back end inside; I want your guys opinion on that tho.

Well, I had to have my way with it, and played "mechanic" on it. Aside from being a dirt magnet (what Tamiya isn't heh) I totally love this FWD R/C car!!!! Now it's got Xspede wannabe TRF oil shocks, but they're wicked cool and are a direct bolt on fit to this model. I spent about 100 bucks on replacement/ tune up parts for it total (he owes me heh) and it flew like a rocket on its first post-clean-up run.

So, now I just ordered one, and got basically the same hop-ups that my cuzz got, except I maxxed out almost all the hop-ups that I could find for it.

1. titanium turnbuckles for the steering and F/R upper links for the suspension
2. Manta Ray ball diff
3. F/R stab set
4. full bearings
5. blue anodized aluminum chassis connectors (I guess that two-piece part that makes it an "L" series)

6. aluminum steering knuckles
7. blue anodized aluminum wheel nuts
8. blue anodized F/R lower suspension arms
9. blue anodized 1 deg rear hub carriers
10. Tamiya aluminum 12mm hex wheel adapters
11. Tamiya Suzuki Swift wheels; the stock wheels on my cousin's mini got trashes all too easy

12. Tamiya replacement radials; they look similiar to an HPI tread and look like they'll hold the road better than the stock tires

13. blue anodized "C" hubs
14. Tamiya's hardened outdrives
15. Tamiya's clone MIP CVD kit (CVA outdrives?)
16. LRP V10 Spec 14T double motor
17. Dynamite Tazer 12T ESC w/ reverse
18. and for a radio system I use the AE XP3D FM digital radio.
19. Brand name "Hobbysave" oil shock set; pretty much exactly the same as the Xspede shocks I got for my cuzz, except they're matching blue anodized (Xspede is a dark blue).

I think that's it. I saw the carbon hollow shafts for the gears, but I don't know if it's worth it (if it qiuets the tranny down then I'd get 'em). I also saw some blue anodized servo mounts, again not worth it IMHO.

This thing should hork when I get all the parts. My cuzz and I will race in the parking lot at my place, a perfect setup for "danger" figure eight racing; there are two islands at each end and we can get a perfect view from either one, after all this snow melts here. To be fair we'll be running the stock 540s that come w/ the kit. I swear; you can run that motor underwater in the ocean! It's a ruff tuff cocoa puff, as basic as it is.

I'm also thinking of using some old skool Frog boots to cover both of our CVA sets; the RH side CVA almost lost a pin, and was grinding the inside of the steering knuckle. From looking at the pics of the boot set on the internet, they look easy enuf to mod to get them to fit.

Question - since this model seems to be a wicked dirt magnet, does any1 know if they sell shock socks for this size shock?

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