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Old 09-02-2009, 09:00 PM   #10051
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At our track we all run EzRun 13t, i have bought 10 systems and tested them all. Tested them in M01, M02, M03 and M04.
There are NO power difference on any of them, even using 18A, 25A or 35A ESC. They all preform exactly alike. Racing is close and Mini class is fun.

On Ebay the system sells for 79 USD incl shipping. (From Hong Kong, but who cares )

I dunno why this cannot be standard?
It equals racing, less wrenching, hard to tamper with (ie. if one person is faster then rest then he's cheating!), low price, lasts forever and it all comes down to how well you drive and setup your car!

We also use Xpress/Yeah Racing foams and race on carpet.
All use same equipment and are having a great time!

We went same way as OZ when they first put news about this on their site way way back! Thanks guys!

PS. Waiting for my M05Pro to get here any day now....
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:51 AM   #10052
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Tamiya PNo 54180 MO5 Titanium Screw Set which has hex heads.

Tech Racing PNo MR5020 Tech Racing Hex Screw Set Tamiya M05

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Cool thanks for that.

The Tamiya is abit over priced IMO, can you tell me approximately how much the Tech Racing set is? I can't find it anywhere.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:12 AM   #10053
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rnd_tang,

Try the attached link:

http://stores.shop.ebay.com.au/Jason...?_sop=10&_sc=1

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:10 AM   #10054
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my m05, steering its very funny, somethimes too much, some time too little...

steering its too unpredictable..
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:58 AM   #10055
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Cheers, just bought it
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #10056
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my m05, steering its very funny, somethimes too much, some time too little...

steering its too unpredictable..
Check to make sure the screws that hold the two pieces of lower suspension arms together aren't too tight. I ran into issues on my M03 where they were too tight and it felt tweaked. Run them slightly loose (so that there is a little movement on the mounts) and give that a go.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #10057
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my m05, steering its very funny, somethimes too much, some time too little...

steering its too unpredictable..
I ran into the same issue. Try (2) .1 axle shims top and bottom on each side of the bell crank to get rid of the vetical play and see if that helps.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #10058
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I haven't used any shims at all on my M05 steering and have found it to be excellent. Heck my TB03 and TA05 IFS both have more play in the steering than the M05
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:27 PM   #10059
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I haven't used any shims at all on my M05 steering and have found it to be excellent. Heck my TB03 and TA05 IFS both have more play in the steering than the M05
Mine started out tight as well, but developed slop after several battery packs. Thought I had a bad servo saver or servo, just turned out to be the play in the steering.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:35 AM   #10060
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I have found that after numerous battery packs through my MO5 Pro that I had some major slop which was affecting the steering. I re-shimmed the steering linkage with 0.5mm on, the right side,(viewed from the front) and 0.3mm on the left side. I also adjusted the front for a little bit of toe out, (good technical term) and now the car tracks straight again, no problems. I think that this will need to be monitored in the future.

I hope Core is correct about a alloy steering rack being released by Tamiya, this might alleviate some of the slop, if not all. I do know that the 3Racing alloy steering rack is already available and Tech Racing have a carbon fibre part with three ackerman positions being released on 9 Sep.

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I originally thought my servo was at fault for my car not tracking straight, but it was the slop in the steering assembly.

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Old 09-04-2009, 06:48 AM   #10061
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Fred from Tamiya USA was the one who told me about the upcoming parts, so I think it's a 100% for sure.

I noticed on carpet I had no tracking issues (although I did shim it when I built it) but on asphalt I needed to re-shim and take more play out. Otherwise the car wandered pretty easily. But once shimmed the car tracks dead straight.

Oh, BTW Madjack...I figured out my speed problems...I will make a more prepared challenge next year!
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I have found that after numerous battery packs through my MO5 Pro that I had some major slop which was affecting the steering. I re-shimmed the steering linkage with 0.5mm on, the right side,(viewed from the front) and 0.3mm on the left side. I also adjusted the front for a little bit of toe out, (good technical term) and now the car tracks straight again, no problems. I think that this will need to be monitored in the future.

I hope Core is correct about a alloy steering rack being released by Tamiya, this might alleviate some of the slop, if not all. I do know that the 3Racing alloy steering rack is already available and Tech Racing have a carbon fibre part with three ackerman positions being released on 9 Sep.

madjack,

I originally thought my servo was at fault for my car not tracking straight, but it was the slop in the steering assembly.

Regards,

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I'd like to know what this is...RC Reinforced Freewheel Axle Set

Typical Tamiya...no preview pictures.

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It's just reinforced (stronger metal) rear axles...nothing special. I can't imagine they will be much of a must have, but I did see some bent rear axles at the NATS last weekend. So they do bend.
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I'd like to know what this is...RC Reinforced Freewheel Axle Set

Typical Tamiya...no preview pictures.

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I posted those pics a bit earlier.. not sure what's so special about them.. Only if they reduced the slop from the axles.. I often need .5mm of shims to keep them from sliding around..

http://www.rctech.net/forum/6291460-post10043.html
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I have found that with my MO3's and the MO5 is no different that the standard rear axles are easy to bend, when you have an altercation with someone or a pipe.

I found the easiest fix was to fit the front axle to the rear hubs. This is much stronger than the rear axle and does not bend easily. Most racers replace the front axle with universals anyway. This is also cheaper.

Works for me.

Later,

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