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Old 01-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #14131
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i just pick up a used m-03 and im a newbe how should i be setting this thing up?
is there any standard things i should be doing? I notice that there is some lead weights in the back is this normal? the car came with sway bar package but not installed yet, should i install this?
i think im going to take it all apart and clean regrease the diff. i think it has a ball dif.( not sure how would i check besides taking it apart?)
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #14132
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I got those pictures from Grahoo. More photos here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahoo/

My understanding is each region (e.g. USA, Asia, Japan) usually has their preference for rules, and imposing strict common rules might be too limiting.

For example Japan uses LiFe while rest of world is on Lipo. In Asia we use 28T Lightly Tuned motors (same as Japan) but USA I believe is still on the popular silvercans.

Here is the 2010 Worlds Winning Car, not so much Swiss Cheese, even had the rollbars:

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Old 01-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #14133
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What advantage do LiFe batteries offer? One would think that being lower voltage would be a disadvantage.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:31 AM   #14134
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I bought many of these.
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Car-Brushless...item255fbd225c
http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-Car-Ezrun-13T...item5196bbbc4a

They are genuine HobbyWing. And very cheap...

And your 20C batteries should be good. My own testing show me that 35C or 20C makes no difference.
Rosso,

On the Hobbywing thread, your supplier has been found to be selling fake versions of the Hobbywing systems

BEWARE everyone ..... demon 2 has been found to be selling fake versions on EBAY
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i just pick up a used m-03 and im a newbe how should i be setting this thing up?
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These guys are the gold standard in the mini world. Read all their M-03 stuff and Mini for Dummies. It's the best advice available.
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These guys are the gold standard in the mini world.
i like that, might remind them how gold they are when i see them next
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What advantage do LiFe batteries offer? One would think that being lower voltage would be a disadvantage.
Safety. LiFe don't burst into a ball of fire like LiPos can when damaged.
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Safety. LiFe don't burst into a ball of fire like LiPos can when damaged.
Yeah and how many Lipo's have you personally see "burst into a ball of fire"
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There must be a good reason why Tamiya went with LiFe batteries rather than Lipos.
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Yeah and how many Lipo's have you personally see "burst into a ball of fire"
Actually only 4 or 5 and usually due to improper charging/charger or just plain shorting pos and neg for an extended period.

It results in a ball of fire about 2ft x 2ft.

Each have been left in the car while charging or shorted while racing.

They don't explode like the NiMH tho.
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Yeah and how many Lipo's have you personally see "burst into a ball of fire"
Personally while it was happening....none. Aftermath in sandbucks at the track yeah.

My post was a possible answer to the question why Tamiya decided to use LiFe, not to rip on LiPos. If you don't believe that it can happen.................
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Maybe it's like the Blu-Ray vs. HD DVD battle. Except Tamiya (Sony stand in) will probably lose this one.

It's really surprising to me that people have blown up their lipos. I mean, it's really simple to not blow them up. I guess there's no accounting for stupid.
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Easy to blow Lipos, not neccessarily out of stupidity.

- Poor/dirty charger to battery connection causes an overcharge
- Uncalibrated chargers that overcharge
- Wrong charger setting especially in heat of racing
- Car accident, puncturing the Lipo

So is the new M06 faster than the M05 or M04 in high grip flowing tracks?
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Is the stock gear diff supposed to be as tight as it seems to be? I just finished assembling it and am thinking a ball diff would have been a better choice. For those using the ball diff, I understand the one designed for the M-05 may not be the best choice. Any comments would be appreciated; I don't want to tear this thing down again after it's all finished.
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Easy to blow Lipos, not neccessarily out of stupidity.

So is the new M06 faster than the M05 or M04 in high grip flowing tracks?
I've never seen anyone blow one up, or have even heard of one being blown up locally. Seen it on youtube! Don't know if my M-06 will be fast or not for at least a week or two. Damned theatre season! (I actually really enjoy live theatre and January is the busiest month here.)

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Is the stock gear diff supposed to be as tight as it seems to be? For those using the ball diff, I understand the one designed for the M-05 may not be the best choice.
I found that mine is a little crunchy as well, but figure it will work itself out after a few laps. Isn't the ball diff for the 05 and 06 the same? They use the same gear diff.gears and everything else.

EDit: Confirmed. Tamiya lists the M-05 ball diff for the M-06 as well. You could also use the old TA-03 ball if you want to.
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