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Old 01-02-2011, 01:47 PM   #14011
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #14012
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Jeez, Tony. You guys are really getting slower with age. 9 minutes?! Wow.

Is it just me, or is it cheesy that the instructions for the M-06 call for you to shave 2mm off of a few of the ball studs? Why didn't they just supply 2mm shorter ones? I suppose it's not that big of a deal, but when you're as ham fisted as I am...
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:05 PM   #14013
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ok guys... have not been in Mini for a while.

What is the battery to have that will fit the M05? I see that the Orion 3400 are discontinued.. but may be able to get one. What do you recommend?
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:11 PM   #14014
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Not sure of your battery rules, but the IP4200 is a great battery for mini.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:27 PM   #14015
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hello first post
im just gettting rdy to buy first mini ...
and need some help on lipo batterry
will 1800/2500 mah lipo last a mini stock race?
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:16 PM   #14016
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hello first post
im just gettting rdy to buy first mini ...
and need some help on lipo batterry
will 1800/2500 mah lipo last a mini stock race?
running silver cans, yes it will last (5-8min heats). You may need two packs to last the whole race day.... although I've seen one pack of 2400mAh lipo last 2 heats and 1 main
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #14017
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ok guys... have not been in Mini for a while.

What is the battery to have that will fit the M05? I see that the Orion 3400 are discontinued.. but may be able to get one. What do you recommend?
I Have the same question. I was thinking this one:
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...ns&pn=PEK00541
Any thoughts?
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:41 PM   #14018
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Have the same question. I was thinking this one:
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...ns&pn=PEK00541
Any thoughts?
That battery appears that it will fit. Just ensure that the Lipo does not have rectangular edges, but oval. That battery looks the same as the IP4200. The larger capacity battery will let you practice or bash for longer. The ROAR approved batteries list will let you know what is approved for racing, however if you race TCS, not sure what the limitation is on batteries.

Good luck with your purchases.

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Old 01-02-2011, 11:15 PM   #14019
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The TCS rules (for the US at least) still state that the battery must have a rounded profile, like a 6 cell stick pack. In other words, it has to be able to fit an M-05 battery compartment without modification to car or battery.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #14020
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Thanks Jim,

I just wasn't sure if there was a battery capacity limit. Then that battery will be fine, as will Acepow 4000. The batteries we are allowed to use must be on the ROAR or BRCA approved list, otherwise not usable.

Most drivers prefer to go with the larger capacity battery with the Lipo. The 3200 will still work a treat and give good punch to the car. The BL systems like the Lipo's and you get good run time from them.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:27 AM   #14021
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I bought some Team Orion Rocket Pack's last time.
They have no balancewires hanging from them but a plug to plug one in.
Fits great in M05 and only cost 50 USD incl shipping each.

They are 4000 mah and 30C. But compared to Intellect or Yeah Racing lipos, they have same preformance. It's down to the ezrun i belive, even 20C is more than enough to feed it with juice...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Orion-Rocke...59437075375714
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:31 AM   #14022
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Hey, Happy new year all!

Recently, whilst cleaning my M05 I wondered whether anyone out there had tried mounting the front upper arm to the chassis on the lower hole? I tried one side (without yet driving it) and it seems to give a massive amount of bump-steer.

Any pioneers?
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #14023
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Hi all, and Happy New Year!
So I thought I would give a shot at what seems to be the very popular world of Mini's. My M-05 Pro is on order and should arrive this week along with all the mandatory blue bits (steering parts, front uprights, motor mount, heat sink, etc.). Still haven't decided on the body, seems its between the Honda S800 (something different) and the Mini Cooper. I'm sure some of my questions have been asked a hundred times in the nearly 1000 pages of this topic, so accept my apologies up front.
I have a Castle Sidewinder 1:10 ESC with a 4600 kV motor I thought I would use. Too much power? Will the ESC fit? I see that the Hobbywing ESC and motor seem to be mentioned a lot. If I choose the HW, what Amp ESC (35 or 60) should I get, along with what turn motor. Am I looking at the "eZRun" or the "Xerun"? I'm not overly concerned with the rules at our local park (Roadrunners here in Camarillo, SoCal) as I usually just race with friends. I'm just afraid to have too much power to the point where it is not driveable. If I decide to race, I think their rules specify a Silver Can motor; will the HW EzRun work on a brushed motor?
Sorry for the long novel, but I would like to get this right from the start.
I appreciate all the input from you folks, as it was helpful pointing me on the right track with my touring car (TB-03) and my Buggies. With a 3 year old daughter, I don't have much free time for trial and error
Thanks!!! SoCal.
Mamba / 4600kv will be fine as long as you can afford to spend $40 an hour on tyres. The gears and so on will handle the power but the wheelspin makes it an expensive option on tyres.

The Ezrun esc is brushless only.

I have found that a 13t / 35a Hobbywing combo gives plenty of speed without shredding tyres too quickly.

A TEU-104bk and a silver can or Tamiya sportstuned is another cheap option.

The brushless combo though is a lot better. I have flogged one of my combos out for 18mths and the motor / performance is as good as new still.

With the silvercan / Sportstuned motors performance declines as the brushes and so on wear out. So the HW combo makes more sense to me unless you are racing at a club that doesn't permit the HW combos.

Add to that run times with the HW 13t combo are awesome. You could bash around for 45mins on a 4000mah LIPO and not go anywhere near the cut-off point.


Hope this helps.
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With the silvercan / Sportstuned motors performance declines as the brushes and so on wear out.
Myself and others have found this to be the opposite. All my fastest motors have about 2mm of brush left, and as such I save them for only the big races.
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If you have one of the old sports tuned motors (which was a dark olive colour) they could go quite strong for a while.

I usually found that there wasnt too much different with silver cans depending on whether you burn the motor up or not (which shouldnt really happen in a mini).

The current black sports tuned motors are garbage after a few meets.
Aside from the fact that the endbell is actually adjustable and not fixed. Im so glad we dont use them anymore in australia.
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