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Old 03-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #14566
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What are you guys using to mount a transponder in you M-03? I usually just punch an extra hole in the body, but I'd like to do it right for a change.

Also: Why are people getting all hot n' tingly for the Savox servos? Are they a particularly good deal or something? I've seen them. I've seen the pricing. They don't seem that special to me.

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Old 03-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #14567
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Hello Jim,

The pricing on the Savox servo's is lots cheaper than purchasing a high end Futaba and they have metal gears.

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the savox, from what I was told by a shop owner, are orion servo's with a different case. I run them in both my sc10's and they're butter smooth. very stong and fast. $60 is worth the price imo.

I'm in need of a stock servo horn for a m03. I tried a kimbro with no luck. then went to a solid one and broke my servo. if anyone has a spare they would like to sell, pm me please. I'd rather not buy the whole parts tree with only a month or so left of indoor.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:24 PM   #14569
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Hi mini racers,

We have indoor RC Racing track & shop in Chino, CA.

Spare and Hopup parts for M03,M05 are available from Tamiya, 3racing and X-evo at TQ RC RACING.

Click here to check out the items.

You can buy online or at the track.

For more information, please visit www.tqrcracing.com

Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #14570
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Hello Bob,

On another note I have to agree strongly with you in regards to ausing a high quality servo in my mini's. I have found the better quality servos cause less steering problems. I have found this out through experience, as I scrimped on my original servos and could not work out why I was having problems. Some of this included problems with the servo saver, but was predominately the cheap servo I was using.

I now only use Futaba 9551's in my mini's. Perhaps overkill but work for me.

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Calvin.
I had steering problems with my M-05. Tried three different servos in it and the thing still wouldn't work.

So I hopped the steering up with the Tamiya aluminium posts, arms, and link. Still no good.

Could it have been three bad servos ?

Surely not three bad servos ?

Put in a Savox SC-0254MG and it's an absolute pleasure to drive now.

I have seen the light.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #14571
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The M06 perhaps should of been a FWD, shows they can do something right, if they want to.
A FWD M06 type design would have sold bucketloads.
I think Tamiya covered this with the FF03, albeit 1/10 scale.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #14572
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hows this for blasphemy. Tamiya M06 with a mini body. RWD fun here I come!





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FWD M-chassis cars have odd numbers.

RWD M-Chassis cars have even numbers.

So I'll assume M-07 will be the next FWD member for the M-chassis family.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:22 AM   #14574
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FWD M-chassis cars have odd numbers.

RWD M-Chassis cars have even numbers.

So I'll assume M-07 will be the next FWD member for the M-chassis family.
Taking Tamiya's refreshment rate (lifespan) into account it'll take another 2.5 years approximately before a successor to the 05 will come.

Std lifespan approx 4yr
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:54 AM   #14575
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Well, who would have expected this...yet ANOTHER new FWD Mini chassis. This time from ABC Hobby.

The 'Gambado' and at 210 mm it's a SWB.

Looks interesting, certainly very different. But there are a few HPI Switch-esque elements that have me worried...

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Well, who would have expected this...yet ANOTHER new FWD Mini chassis. This time from ABC Hobby.

The 'Gambado' and at 210 mm it's a SWB.

Looks interesting, certainly very different. But there are a few HPI Switch-esque elements that have me worried...
Are these going to be ARTR, like the Genetic? Interesting suspension setup.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:40 AM   #14577
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Well, who would have expected this...yet ANOTHER new FWD Mini chassis. This time from ABC Hobby.

The 'Gambado' and at 210 mm it's a SWB.

Looks interesting, certainly very different. But there are a few HPI Switch-esque elements that have me worried...

Why would you separate the spring and the damper when RC cars (M-chassis especially!) are allready cramped for space?

Not too impressed at first glance.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:44 AM   #14578
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The steering system reminds of the Tamiya MO1 setup. The bumper is the only part offering protection for the hinge point and steering linkages on the front of the knuckles.

I remember the pivot points on the MO1 were the weak points or the steering. If it snapped you required a new front chassis half.

The car certainly looks interesting though.
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And just playing around.......
What rally tyres are those you have Firefox?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #14580
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Is the m03 body fit guide on rc-mini.net current and accurate?

I have an M03-m (Sukuki kit) and the local groups wants to do a series sponsored by Mini dealerships, so they require Mini bodies. Will I have to change my chassis or is there an option out there that works with some minor alterations?

Thanks as always
Just remember to get an M03 body, not an M01 one or it won't fit without rigging the front posts. And it's an easy mistake to make.

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