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Old 08-14-2008, 05:14 AM   #7096
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I found some of the Hpi "X" pattern tires are they still as good as they used to be?

and also is this esc any good? it is a whole 27 bux from RC MART

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The Moped ESC is a bit of hit and miss ... some last but a lot fail quickly as well.
As for X patterns , I have had stock of these for months. Not sure if they are rereleased but the originals that we have are very good
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:26 AM   #7098
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The Moped ESC is a bit of hit and miss ... some last but a lot fail quickly as well.
As for X patterns , I have had stock of these for months. Not sure if they are rereleased but the originals that we have are very good
Well actually i have an email order to you guys saved as a draft that i am about to send my dad to order...................i just wanted to find out if they are any good still
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:42 AM   #7099
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How good is chrome paint for those little fiddly trim bits eh Jeff?

It's the details that make a good job.
Yeah, spent some time on the detail with this one. It all went well too, with no major problems. Just as well as this one is mine!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:49 PM   #7100
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Thinking about messing around with minis. So if I buy the swift kit, I need damper shocks, ball bearings for transmission. anything else? With the included 540, how far behind would I be against the tuned cars? What is the cheapest setup to take to the track?
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:15 PM   #7101
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Thinking about messing around with minis. So if I buy the swift kit, I need damper shocks, ball bearings for transmission. anything else? With the included 540, how far behind would I be against the tuned cars? What is the cheapest setup to take to the track?
In our club, the guys that are really experienced racers can run up front even with the stock friction dampers and plastic bushings. For the rest of us my experience has been that ball bearings and M-chassis oil dampers are the most effective hop-ups.

For the motor, it really just depends on how serious people are where you race. If guys are running "red dot" or otherwise tuned silver cans you'll be at a significant disadvantage. If not, then it's all good.

I'd recommend just building the kit bone stock plus bearings and running it that way for a while. It takes a while to learn to drive these things and after a few races you'll know where you stand.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:21 PM   #7102
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RP Mini tire all compound arrived !
Square Alum C hub.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #7103
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Can someone tell me the wheelbase of the M03 chassis ?

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Old 08-22-2008, 02:03 PM   #7104
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M03-210mm M03M-225mm and M03L-239mm
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #7105
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Cancelled your subscription to the brush-of-the-month club?....

Click here to read our review on the new Hobbywing 540 brushless system.

Hint - Cash up your credit card first because you'll probably want one after reading this.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:25 AM   #7106
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Good report Tony.

We have found the same thing while testing the Hobbywing system. We tried the 3300kV motor (slightly higher than you) and found no real difference as well. Times were very close to a good performing Black Can

Looking good for the future
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:12 AM   #7107
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hi guys,

just wondering what esc work best with mini??

i am using the tamiya teu101bk , seem ok for me....
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:12 PM   #7108
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The stock Tamiya ESC is actually pretty good for club racing the Minis, as long as everyone sticks with a spec driveline. If you get into a situation where people are running different motors or "tuned" (cheaters!) cans like red dots, then you may be at a slight disadvantage.

The Novak XRS is a great upgrade ESC for minis. It's affordable, very small/light, and does offer a slight upgrade from the Tamiya ESC.

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NEW track bandung-Indonesia

from last saturday fun race:23/august'08
(just extended).Mollis track (Mall Lingkar Selatan)
total length start-finish 1 lap 262M
track size 48X29M
surface concrete (not asphalt)
best time M chasis sport tuned motor before extend 18,xx sec.
NOW 34sec..
average speed 29Km/h
track for only EP . favourite tire SOREX 36R/32R

biggest on road track semi indoor in Indonesia. (gak kepanasan yg pasti)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjWqdQZ5Fwk
Thanks to iyodesign for upload on Youtube

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Old 08-24-2008, 12:46 AM   #7110
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I have a mini cooper m03L (FWD) that I just got oil filled shocks for it, the good metal ones.. What is a good starting point for oil/springs.
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