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Old 05-28-2013, 03:51 AM   #346
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I have done my research for a few days, read over this thread and decided to purchase this kit. The purpose is I want to go racing on my local track. I went out there recently with my Tamiya TA-06 and it was SO out of place. I want to keep up with the nitro guys. What motor would be suitable??

I've driven RCs around the streets for a while now, but this is something totally different. I know the kit is about $450, after buying that I should have a budget of around $600 for motor, ESC, servo and receiver.

Suggestions on servos would be great too.

I have the Futaba 3PL 2.4GHz FHSS Radio System. Is that good enough??
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:24 AM   #347
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Hello everyone.

I see you are all busy building your cars.

So here's another update of my blog. Trying to keep updating it more regularly.

You will also find the setupsheet from ETS Rd.4 in the Netherlands there.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #348
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I have to agree the car is very easy to drive straight out of the box, as said before at yesterday's Schumacher BTCC Stafford meeting the mod and 13.5 boosted classes where won by Mi5's while in the 17.5 blinky class I took 2nd overall after finishing the build of my car at the track just in time for qualifying.
That's awesome news
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:14 AM   #349
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Hello everyone.

I see you are all busy building your cars.

So here's another update of my blog. Trying to keep updating it more regularly.

You will also find the setupsheet from ETS Rd.4 in the Netherlands there.

CLICK ME

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Hi Martin! You have an awesome blog and thanks for sharing your setup sheet! It's super helpful
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #350
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Got mine all built ready for electrics and setup. All went very smooth, hardest part out of the whole build was anti role bars.

Wow! Your Mi5 looks totally awesome!
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #351
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Got it the Mi5 up and running yesterday. Car makes a ton of grip. Steering response is insane. Braking is uber consistent. Diff and shocks are dialed. Very pleased

Wow! Your Mi5 looks totally dialed!
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #352
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Putting some laps in Tuesday if my 64p spurs comes in. Going to start with 96/43
Wow! The electronics look awesome I'd bet your Mi5 is super fast
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:03 AM   #353
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Got mine all built ready for electrics and setup. All went very smooth, hardest part out of the whole build was anti role bars.




That looks good ...whats your procedure ...just sanding and painting....what type of paint?
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Got mine all built ready for electrics and setup. All went very smooth, hardest part out of the whole build was anti role bars.

Are you a Tron fan?

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #355
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I have to agree the car is very easy to drive straight out of the box, as said before at yesterday's Schumacher BTCC Stafford meeting the mod and 13.5 boosted classes where won by Mi5's while in the 17.5 blinky class I took 2nd overall after finishing the build of my car at the track just in time for qualifying.
hey racer, I am also running the 17.5 non-boosted class. Did you use Martin Hofers setup, or did you run something different. would you mind sharing your setup please?

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:11 AM   #356
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how do u do the droop ?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:15 AM   #357
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this is my 17.5t blinky car , need to add weight only at 1328g
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #358
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Got mine all built ready for electrics and setup. All went very smooth, hardest part out of the whole build was anti role bars.


That looks striking Scott but what's with the purple wheel hexes. Surly they should be black or in your case white.
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this is my 17.5t blinky car , need to add weight only at 1328g
I just finished doing all the math around running a shorty pack and the ESC on the right side of the car last night, and the math just doesn't pan out. (at least with the weight of my electronics) I figured I would have to add ~60 grams of weight to make minimum weight running a shorty. And while that does give you the opportunity to get to dead minimum weight, and at the appropriate corners, I would much rather have 2500 more mah, and be 40 grams over.

(100 gram difference between full and shorty. 60 under with shorty, 40 over with full)

It has always been my school of thought to do your best to reach weight using higher mah, than stick-on-weights. The voltage drop advantage of using a higher mah better will be beneficial in the later minutes of a race, in a spec class. YMMV

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Got mine all built ready for electrics and setup. All went very smooth, hardest part out of the whole build was anti role bars.

It looks like something out of Tron, the movie... does it glow in the dark?

Looking good.
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