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Old 01-24-2011, 09:37 PM   #14266
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were you using the aluminum motor plate?
Nope. The car is box stock except for dampers. I was using a TT-01 heat sink that covers a good portion of the motor. This helped a little compared to my first run with no heat sink at all. I've got another, more open heat sinkon the way with a fan attached that I hope will alleviate this a bit.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:53 PM   #14267
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Is that a 540 motor, and if so are you covering the cooling vents on the motor with the heat sink?
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:03 AM   #14268
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Yeah, 540 silver can. The vents are covered more by the gearbox than by the heat sink. It is something I thought of. Never gave it much weight though. I guess we'll see what happens when the more open and cooled unit arrives.

The one I've ordered is a Yeah Racing piece. Costs around $5 US. hopefully the fan will last more than one race day.

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Old 01-25-2011, 06:51 AM   #14269
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Yeah the motor will heat up so much more if the vents are covered
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:30 AM   #14270
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Yeah the motor will heat up so much more if the vents are covered
I've always found the same. Clip-on heatsinks seem to cause more heat problems than they solve.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:30 AM   #14271
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Nice thing about the M06 is that the rear sway bar mounting brackets above the motor are perfectly spaced for attaching a 30x30 fan.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #14272
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Anyone know if the Alpine body fits on the M03?
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #14273
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Alpine body is short wheelbase = 210mm.

If you have stock M03, wheelbase is a match. However, the front end of M03 such as steering servo mount is pretty tall so it might hit the body.

If your LHS is not too far, try test fit the body on your M03 chassis if they have the body in stock.

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Old 01-26-2011, 12:59 PM   #14274
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Yeah, 540 silver can. The vents are covered more by the gearbox than by the heat sink. It is something I thought of. Never gave it much weight though. I guess we'll see what happens when the more open and cooled unit arrives.

The one I've ordered is a Yeah Racing piece. Costs around $5 US. hopefully the fan will last more than one race day.

Jim
The weight difference between dc fan unit and motor heatsink won't be too much, fan cools the motor better.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #14275
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Does anyone happen to know where I could find a copy of the Japanese TCS rules? Just curious about the differences.
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Does anyone have a good starting setup for a M-03 and m-05 on carpet?
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #14277
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I don't change my settings on my car when I go from asphelt to carpet, only the tyres and ride height. I use the Tamiya M grips with the black Tamiya hard insert.

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Does anyone have a good starting setup for a M-03 and m-05 on carpet?
My starting setup on carpet with M-05 (briefly)...

- GET THE CAR TO RUN IN A STRAIGHT LINE! For me that meant high torque servo saver, aluminium steering posts and shims. I also took out the bumpsteer with a spacer on the upright.

- Tyres - Sweep 25 all round, glue sidewalls of fronts.

- Shocks - CVA super mini, blue short spring front, yellow short spring rear, #600 oil front, #500 oil rear (makes no difference on these dampers)

- Ride height - arms just below level front, arms level rear, allow a tiny bit of droop.

- Drivetrain - M-05 ball diff set tight (but not locked), UJs.

- Weight - 1300gm (rules)

- Body - Abarth 500 (225mm).

Car is good... got it running well just in time to strip it apart to build an Xevo!
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And at the latest big event down under, the KROMA Cup in Melbourne.

It was an rc-mini 1,2,3 with Tim, Brad and Aaron taking the places.

Cars? M03 SWB, M05 LWB, M03 SWB. There's very much life in the old girl yet.

Oh, and all 3 cars ran TA03 ball diffs..
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And at the latest big event down under, the KROMA Cup in Melbourne.

It was an rc-mini 1,2,3 with Tim, Brad and Aaron taking the places.

Cars? M03 SWB, M05 LWB, M03 SWB. There's very much life in the old girl yet.

Oh, and all 3 cars ran TA03 ball diffs..

For install TA03 diff in M05 should we change or add anything?
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