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Old 11-04-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya mini cooper project

My mini cooper(modified/brushless) took it's first run the other day and I was quite happy with the result. However after my 15min run the tires was almost totally worn down (it was the original tamiya tires). I wonder if anyone know of any good brand of tires for this car (or rc cars in general)?
If you are interested, watch the mini go on this adress:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwWqY71Og6Q

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Old 11-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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the gimp. yeah the original tires wear out very quick, even with a stock motor. try the hpi x pattern.
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:30 PM   #3
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the gimp. yeah the original tires wear out very quick, even with a stock motor. try the hpi x pattern.
Ok, thank you!
I will check them out asap:-)
Is the traction(grip) better with the hpi x as well?
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:35 PM   #4
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Check out the Mini Cooper thread for more info.

Link: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20068
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Check out the Mini Cooper thread for more info.

Link: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20068
Thank you!
Many useful tips on that thread!
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:47 PM   #6
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Nice video. That MiniGimper sure can move
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:59 PM   #7
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I HAVE JUST STARTED IN RC AND THIS WEEKEND WE HAD AN OVAL RACE
AND EVERYONE WAS MUCH FASTER THAN I WAS. I DONE THE WATER BREAK IN ON THE MOTOR AND PUT BALL BEARINGS IN PLACE OF BUSHINGS AND
OIL SHOCKS SO WHY ARE THE OTHERS SO MUCH FASTER.
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gearing or battery?
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I AM NOT SURE IF THE MOTORS THAT COME WITH THE KIT ARE DIFFERENT
OR NOT BUT IT SPINS REAL EASY SO I BOUGHT A NEW MOTOR AND DONE THE SAME WATER BREAK IN AND IT SEEMS TO BE ALOT HARDER TO SPIN.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE PROBLEM RIGHT.
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I AM NOT SURE IF THE MOTORS THAT COME WITH THE KIT ARE DIFFERENT
OR NOT BUT IT SPINS REAL EASY SO I BOUGHT A NEW MOTOR AND DONE THE SAME WATER BREAK IN AND IT SEEMS TO BE ALOT HARDER TO SPIN.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE PROBLEM RIGHT.

Go to Silver Can Motor Tips/Tricks on the electric on road forum side and do your research there is about everything you need to know right there. If you have any questions just post one and look at the amount of feed back you get. Just remember read first then ask questions. Theres about 16 pages but its well worth it.
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Here is a link to thread mentioned above. http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=104289

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I AM NOT SURE IF THE MOTORS THAT COME WITH THE KIT ARE DIFFERENT
OR NOT BUT IT SPINS REAL EASY SO I BOUGHT A NEW MOTOR AND DONE THE SAME WATER BREAK IN AND IT SEEMS TO BE ALOT HARDER TO SPIN.
THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE PROBLEM RIGHT.
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thanks,that thread done the trick
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