R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2010, 02:31 AM   #11236
Tech Elite
 
niznai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
Im not an expert, but Ive been running MuchMore Sweeps. Really good price (for a pack of 4), heaps of grip & outlast any of the tamiya tyres Ive tried
Ive a 9T brushless, so I was going through a pair of Tamiya tyres every other session. Still on the same set of Sweeps.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-min...?cPath=35_1385
You're running outdoors on tarmac, I guess?
__________________
Team Greasy Weasel

The best upgrade to any car is some driver skill.
niznai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 04:15 AM   #11237
Tech Apprentice
 
Atcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hungary
Posts: 72
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I changed the tire insert to softer ones recently and i noticed that it doesnt zpin out of controll anymore in a corner!
Atcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:39 AM   #11238
Tech Elite
 
caltek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,354
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Generally we run a harder tyre compound on the front and a softer on the rear. (example: Spice 36 front, 28 Rear) The type of insert you use will be dependant on the grip conditions of the track. The sweeps I have only ever used as a rear tyre with a firm insert.

I have found that I use firm inserts front and back on my cars. Normally a 5mm medium spice insert in the front and a 5.5 or 5mm Spice insert in the rear. I have found this combination of inserts to work on most tracks and in different tyres.

It all comes back to a little experimentation or asking the fast guy's at the tracks you visit for some assistance. I do know some people will not share, but they are normally the ones you upset when you beat them on there home track.

Some tyre choices will require you to change your basic car setup. I do that last. My tuning method is tyres and inserts first then car setup.

My thoughts only. Happy Racing.

Regards,

Calvin.
caltek1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 05:53 AM   #11239
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
Default Mo5

Thanks for the reply. I will be running on indoor carpet oval. Have never
run road coarse. This is all new to me.
nc state is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 06:17 AM   #11240
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 14
Default mo5

CALTEC1,
Thanks for suggesting that web site to go to. Alot good info there.
I am in North Carolina, USA.
This is good stuff.
NC State.
nc state is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #11241
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sidecarphil1 View Post
2 kids at our club run them !!!!!

they are shite , no grip and smaller then the tamiya , thus no top speed

i use M grip front and S grip rears , that combination works well
Oh, I dunno there, I was using these exclusively purely because they are so cheap over here in the UK. I actually thought they were OK on carpet gripwise once they'd had a lap or so under them. Now I've found a reliable source of M-Grips though I've stopped using the Ansmanns as I agree, they do take away a little too much top end and as the previous poster said they are super brittle, I've actually had a rim come off the centre whilst cornering WITHOUT hitting anything - the chrome plating was actually thicker than the plastic.
Mini35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #11242
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 85
Default What have I done...

OK, I'm paranoid but now I've ordered a Xevo I've suddenly been racked with guilt. At present our club is happily running a mix of M03's and M05's. We have no "rules" as such but everyone seems to have stuck to brushed motors and cheapy speedos, and we are all having a good laugh, the cars being fairly evenly matched. My concern is that if the Xevo performs as I hope it will, have I unintentionally destroyed the status quo? I wish I'd had this thought before I clicked "checkout" on the RC Mart site.

On a side subject, will any RW Racing 0.6 module pinion fit a Xevo or do I have to stick with the rubbish Tamiya alloy offerings (I do have one "hardened" Tamiya Hop-Up 20T though)?
Mini35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 11:38 AM   #11243
Tech Adept
 
Starteur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 240
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Hi,

I'm looking for the lightest servo to put on a M03, in order to remove some weight on top of the car.

Any suggestions?
__________________
Ride it like you stole it!!!!!!

Tamiya TRF417V5 SEDAN Racer - Tamiya 416X VTA Racer - Tamiya TRF 416X USGT Racer -Tamiya M05 V2 PRO Racer.
Starteur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #11244
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NZ
Posts: 674
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by niznai View Post
You're running outdoors on tarmac, I guess?
hey, good guess.
1101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #11245
Tech Elite
 
caltek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,354
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default Xevo

Mini35,

The Xevo can be geared the same as a MO3/MO5. Yes you will have to use the Tamiya pinions.

We have Hobbywing 13T brushless systems fitted to our cars here in Australia. These are awesome and provide equality in performance for all. We do not have the problem with fast black or silver cans.

In testing we have done using the 3Racing speed gear set 33T spur and 23T pinion the car is very fast. We have not had it traction roll at all, the rear end will slide. This is on a asphalt surface. The only thing we have found is you have to apply the throttle gently otherwise the car spins the tyres and sort of hops before mellowing out. We believe this is because of the large amount of droop in the front end.

I would not feel guilty, especailly if you gear with a 20T pinion. We have ours setup at 225mm length.(medium)

Tyres

We have found that the mini express tyre fitted to the rear with a firm insert works well on mini's on carpet. The frontfor speed you need to use M grips or on a tight track the Kawada or HPI M grips work well also.

Regards,

Calvin.
caltek1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 01:24 PM   #11246
Tech Elite
 
caltek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,354
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Starteur,

Comes back to how much do you want to spend on a servo. I know some who use the Futaba 9551 servos which are compact, light and also very fast. I have not used one of these on an MO3, however I have one fitted to my MO5.

I have heard of people using 1/12 scale servos, but I think they may not survive a large hit.

I would be inclined to use either a 9550 or a 9551. You can turn the steering down if they are too fast.

CYA,

Calvin.
caltek1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 01:58 PM   #11247
Tech Adept
 
Starteur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 240
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Thank you Calvin,

There is something I don't understand, the 9551 servo is heavier than my 3004,
so I will not remove any weight from the high part of my car.

9551= 1.6 oz or 45.35 grams
3004= 1.3 oz or 36.85 grams


I would like to remove some weight from that part of the frame so I have more tuning options and a less tip-over car.

So any suggestion is welcome

Best regards
__________________
Ride it like you stole it!!!!!!

Tamiya TRF417V5 SEDAN Racer - Tamiya 416X VTA Racer - Tamiya TRF 416X USGT Racer -Tamiya M05 V2 PRO Racer.
Starteur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2010, 02:10 PM   #11248
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,920
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Ash View Post
I had one a while ago on an M03. It was a perfect fit and the best looking of all my bodies. I only had it for show and it attracted lots of attention. I will definately be getting another one.
Terry

this is my new one









want the TT-01 rear posts to lower the rear body height

cool body fits first time and looks MINT in retro pale blue
sidecarphil1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 01:07 AM   #11249
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Townsville
Posts: 1,384
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default Mini Ute

Very nice. I love these utes.
__________________
Is your car slow..Xray it!.......FK05, M18, M18t
RexX
Assoc...T3,T4, B4
Team Ash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 02:10 AM   #11250
Tech Elite
 
niznai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: All over the place
Posts: 2,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
hey, good guess.
Yeah, those tires aren't any good on carpet. I've tried them.
__________________
Team Greasy Weasel

The best upgrade to any car is some driver skill.
niznai 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)
gigaplex
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 07:24 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0