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Old 06-17-2012, 06:12 AM
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Hey guys, on holidays atm and hoping to finally do some racing when back. Couldn't resist and went to have a look on Yatabe arena which is about 2 hours drive from my in-laws place. Jeee, wish we had something similar in Sydney.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry-cz
Hey guys, on holidays atm and hoping to finally do some racing when back. Couldn't resist and went to have a look on Yatabe arena which is about 2 hours drive from my in-laws place. Jeee, wish we had something similar in Sydney.
Awesome !!
I am so jealous.
What were the predominant 2wd buggies at the track ?
Did you see Masami Hirosaka ?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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Matt ( bungchow ) , you have a pm from me.
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Hey Nick

Can you get receivers from hobby king to suit Sanwa???
Not sure what to look for.
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Anyone know how to stop a stock losi mini lst2 from thermaling??
Im not keen on spending much as its for my 8yo nephew and he's just a backyard basher. best I can think of is to get some sort of mini brushless combo.
Anyone got anything that would suit? Im in the market.
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Originally Posted by HareTurtle
Anyone know how to stop a stock losi mini lst2 from thermaling??
Im not keen on spending much as its for my 8yo nephew and he's just a backyard basher. best I can think of is to get some sort of mini brushless combo.
Anyone got anything that would suit? Im in the market.
Sure can! I just did Jasper's a few weeks ago with a HK combo, but in hindsight I would do this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Car_ESC_.html

With this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_6560kv_.html

I did this combination in Josh's Turnigy Monster Beetle and it is ludicrous on 3S and still need to turn down EPA on 2S for him to use.

The real issue with the Trackstar Combo ( http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_5050kv_.html ) is that the motor doesn't fit neatly in the Mini LST motor mount, I had to make one out of scrap aluminium sheet, but apart from that it is good. It's done about 3 hours of bush bashing and backyard speed runs without a hint of trouble. But the 6560 is just bloody good fun. You will eventually need to upgrade the slipper to Mini T version and change centre diff to metal or Mini T ball diff as it just wasn't made for this sort of power.

I have a second Mini LST that I am putting the 6560 into soon too.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Johno
Hey Nick

Can you get receivers from hobby king to suit Sanwa???
Not sure what to look for.
Don't think so, but I too don't know what to look for. But they do do an excellent Sanwa clone radio for about $60 delivered; we use for Jasper's cars. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...und_Radio.html
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Originally Posted by Cloaked
Well I should of checked other peoples work before blaming my own.

Nick was right again, it was the wiring on the motor that was wrong, I just matched up the colours are the instructions say too... however the muppet at the factory either had a really big weekend or cant read. The A and C wires were mixed up thats why i was running in reverse and thats why the motor was sketchy at the start.

Just glad its all bloody sorted now!
Once you adjusted A/B/C connections, did you reconnect your sensor?
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So how many people in stock will soon be supporting purple/black Trinity cans?
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Originally Posted by Syndicate
Once you adjusted A/B/C connections, did you reconnect your sensor?
Yes, yes I did and it is ridiculously smooth.

But because I appear to be a very special unit, I have since misplaced my battery retention device.

Anyone have a spare SC10 battery strap?

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So how many people in stock will soon be supporting purple/black Trinity cans?
I ordered a Gens Ace 17.5T can from feralbatteries.com, cant go wrong for $50.

Now all I need is a Servo, ESC and body and the Old B4 will live again!

They can wait another month, im broke LOL!
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Originally Posted by nckmat
Sure can! I just did Jasper's a few weeks ago with a HK combo, but in hindsight I would do this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Car_ESC_.html

With this: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_6560kv_.html

I did this combination in Josh's Turnigy Monster Beetle and it is ludicrous on 3S and still need to turn down EPA on 2S for him to use.

The real issue with the Trackstar Combo ( http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_5050kv_.html ) is that the motor doesn't fit neatly in the Mini LST motor mount, I had to make one out of scrap aluminium sheet, but apart from that it is good. It's done about 3 hours of bush bashing and backyard speed runs without a hint of trouble. But the 6560 is just bloody good fun. You will eventually need to upgrade the slipper to Mini T version and change centre diff to metal or Mini T ball diff as it just wasn't made for this sort of power.

I have a second Mini LST that I am putting the 6560 into soon too.
Cheers for that Nick. Its exactly what I'm looking for - and the right price.

He will just be using the standard 1100mah NiMH pack. Will that still give him enough juice to get going with the 6560? I would get him a lipo and charger, but it would be breaking the bank for a 'quick fix' - and Id prefer to get the metal center diff and mini t slipper with the money.

The stock dual motor esc from losi seems to be an absolute lemon. Lots of bad write ups from thermalling mlst2 owners around the planet.
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Yeah the NiMh should be fine but for an extra $20 you can get charger and batteries. I use these batteries: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24597

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16755

And one of these chargers (or similar) do a reasonable job, I have a similar one that we connect to the car battery when we are away from home: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...t_Charger.html

So for under $30 delivered he can have a 2S, 3S and a charger. But you would have to do two orders, one NSW one HK, otherwise he will be waiting for ages for the LiPos to come from HK. Then get the upgraded Losi parts, from Losi Parts House, later when the stock parts shit themselves, which with the MLST2 will take a while, as it has metal diffs already.

Most of this truck is pretty decent quality but the electrics are crap as are the servos (forgot to mention that). The servos need to be upgraded to Hitec HS65MGs with RC18 servo savers, the stock servos WILL break absolutely guaranteed.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Feather-Servo

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...HiTec-18T-18MT

I'm pretty sure the servos are cheaper than that at Hobbies in the Hills.

I am running these servos in Mini T and MLST2 with no problems for two or so years now. It is a little pricey at first but cheaper than constantly changing stock servos.

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Originally Posted by nckmat
Yeah the NiMh should be fine but for an extra $20 you can get charger and batteries. I use these batteries: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24597

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16755

And one of these chargers (or similar) do a reasonable job, I have a similar one that we connect to the car battery when we are away from home: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...t_Charger.html

So for under $30 delivered he can have a 2S, 3S and a charger. But you would have to do two orders, one NSW one HK, otherwise he will be waiting for ages for the LiPos to come from HK. Then get the upgraded Losi parts, from Losi Parts House, later when the stock parts shit themselves, which with the MLST2 will take a while, as it has metal diffs already.

Most of this truck is pretty decent quality but the electrics are crap as are the servos (forgot to mention that). The servos need to be upgraded to Hitec HS65MGs with RC18 servo savers, the stock servos WILL break absolutely guaranteed.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Feather-Servo

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...HiTec-18T-18MT

I'm pretty sure the servos are cheaper than that at Hobbies in the Hills.

I am running these servos in Mini T and MLST2 with no problems for two or so years now. It is a little pricey at first but cheaper than constantly changing stock servos.

Thanks for all this Nick. If I do all this to the truck, it will be hard to give it back..
Yep both servos have cracked and both servo savers have died. I ended up taking out the spring and gluing the servo arm/bellcrank together. after re gluing the servos back together, they are working fine. but one hit and they will shatter. I will have to get these replacement servos.

It looks like I can make the car pretty decent with under $100. Thats pretty fair I reckon. Hobbyking stuff is 1/10 the price of regular brand names. Makes the hobby so much more accessable to youngsters with anti-RC parents.
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Originally Posted by nckmat
Yeah the NiMh should be fine but for an extra $20 you can get charger and batteries. I use these batteries: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=24597

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16755

And one of these chargers (or similar) do a reasonable job, I have a similar one that we connect to the car battery when we are away from home: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...t_Charger.html

So for under $30 delivered he can have a 2S, 3S and a charger. But you would have to do two orders, one NSW one HK, otherwise he will be waiting for ages for the LiPos to come from HK. Then get the upgraded Losi parts, from Losi Parts House, later when the stock parts shit themselves, which with the MLST2 will take a while, as it has metal diffs already.

Most of this truck is pretty decent quality but the electrics are crap as are the servos (forgot to mention that). The servos need to be upgraded to Hitec HS65MGs with RC18 servo savers, the stock servos WILL break absolutely guaranteed.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Feather-Servo

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...HiTec-18T-18MT

I'm pretty sure the servos are cheaper than that at Hobbies in the Hills.

I am running these servos in Mini T and MLST2 with no problems for two or so years now. It is a little pricey at first but cheaper than constantly changing stock servos.

Thanks for all this Nick. If I do all this to the truck, it will be hard to give it back..
Yep both servos have cracked and both servo savers have died. I ended up taking out the spring and gluing the servo arm/bellcrank together. after re gluing the servos back together, they are working fine. but one hit and they will shatter. I will have to get these replacement servos.

It looks like I can make the car pretty decent with under $100. Thats pretty fair I reckon. Hobbyking stuff is 1/10 the price of regular brand names. Makes the hobby so much more accessable to youngsters with anti-RC parents. Thats where the uncle title comes in. Jasper is lucky to have an RC mania dad.
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last question is gearing.

I guess it needs to come down a few teeth in pinion. I dont want the thing to be too blistering fast. what spur/pinion do you recommend as a conservative setting?
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