05-29-2005, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
@ Mr. Pink
I don't have a motor lathe.
At my local track they have one, so if I would like to cut the comm. I can do it over there.
Also you can run with full diameter tires, but the car will perform better if you cut them down with a tire truer.
A good speed controller and some good batteries can be handy, if you have those you will have longer runtime and the car will be faster.
Another thing you should look at is a new servo, 1/12 is fast and nimble, so you need to be in control at all time.
The servo has to be a special micro (1/12) servo that centers well.
Don't go for a Hitec, since those are known for there bad centering. You can better go for something like a Ko Propo, JR or a Futaba.
You should also keep in mind that 1/12 aren't the easiest cars to drive, and you don't tune them like a tourer (or a M03). It's different and you'll have to take your time and patience before you really know how to set it up.
Finally, you should ask yourself how bad you want to drive with a 1/12.
You said you ain't going to race with it, so it doesn't really matter what kind of car you're drivng.
Maybe you should go to the track and drive with your M03 and see how it goes. If you really like it you can eventually switch to 1/12.
Thijs van M[HPI/HB]