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Old 11-11-2007, 06:55 AM   #1
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I have started racing minis and I am doing fairly well.

We are all using Tamiya sprts tuned motors.

Does it matter what speed controller I use.

Does the speed controller affect power?
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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Hey guy, of course it does.
When the motor are similar, different ESC does matter.
Novak GTX, Ko vfs1 C2, Keyence pro rapida, GM sx12, etc.
Not only esc, everything help you to be faster.
But what kind of mini are you racing, Mo3/4 races or open class race?
For example, if you are racing tamiya mini race, you must modified a car the most possible as well as the regs allow. If it's open class you should choose competitive chassis: Xpress MRR2, ABC genetic, Atlas beat or coming soon Active A210SS.

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I would disagree as we are running Sport-Tuned at our local club and i run the standard Tamiya kit ESC and i am just as quick or quicker than people who have spend lots of money on ESC's such as KO Propo VSF-1, Novak GTX.
If you were running a touring car then it would make a noticable difference.

If you are doing well why change anything?

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yes, in TC every little helps, and people do things like remove a couple of screws to go that little bit faster. with mini racing its a bit more hit and miss, and you won't notice the difference of a better ESC.
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I would disagree as we are running Sport-Tuned at our local club and i run the standard Tamiya kit ESC and i am just as quick or quicker than people who have spend lots of money on ESC's such as KO Propo VSF-1, Novak GTX.
If you were running a touring car then it would make a noticable difference.

If you are doing well why change anything?

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yes, in TC every little helps, and people do things like remove a couple of screws to go that little bit faster. with mini racing its a bit more hit and miss, and you won't notice the difference of a better ESC.
Wow, maybe i shouln't join to Mini race, in the case i am looking to go it. As you guys talk about M cars, look likes must have a lot of drive experience and skill.
It's completely different which i saw in Open Mini class in my town: with high end ESC, matched batteries, titanium and aluminium parts, tuned up 23T motor as fast as hell in competitive chassis(alot of brands) covered with Atenza M body, instead of Mini cooper bodies as many raceclubs do.
They make me feel like 27T 1/12 pancar suited with TC body.
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On my local track seem different as highend esc rules. When you have some straight on the track you will definitely notice hell lot different in speed.
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hi,

you will go faster with a better esc. you can use cheap escs and beat those with high end escs,,, but if you yourself try the high end you will notice a difference.

but for club racing and fun, it doesnt matter.

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I have an m03 with the factory esc and I have one with novak gtx in it.Both are good esc's.The size of the gtx makes it to were you can mount the esc inside the chassis in the rear of the car.Witch will help lower your center of gravity.And that makes a difference.
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Would you mind to tell me if anyone's race club are only using M03/4 chassis instead of chassis of other makes?
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Would you mind to tell me if anyone's race club are only using M03/4 chassis instead of chassis of other makes?
We run Tamiya only at SoCal and the O.C. Circuit. Pretty much TCS rules except open on tires and rims as long as they are mini size. The 4 wheel drive and others run in a separate race. We allow lipos as it is another way to level the playing field. $100 batteries and charging at 8 amps plus gave the guys who could afford that a big advantage.
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I have an m03 with the factory esc and I have one with novak gtx in it.Both are good esc's.The size of the gtx makes it to were you can mount the esc inside the chassis in the rear of the car.Witch will help lower your center of gravity.And that makes a difference.

You can fit the factory ESC in the rear part of the chassis as well.

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It's completely different which i saw in Open Mini class in my town: with high end ESC, matched batteries, titanium and aluminium parts, tuned up 23T motor as fast as hell in competitive chassis(alot of brands) covered with Atenza M body, instead of Mini cooper bodies as many raceclubs do.
They make me feel like 27T 1/12 pancar suited with TC body.
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We run Tamiya only at SoCal and the O.C. Circuit. Pretty much TCS rules except open on tires and rims as long as they are mini size. The 4 wheel drive and others run in a separate race. We allow lipos as it is another way to level the playing field. $100 batteries and charging at 8 amps plus gave the guys who could afford that a big advantage.
My question started already since my reply on above, just want to comparing with clubs of other guys, seems your are just only racing with Tamiya ones.
The only one stuff which we couldn't allow are Lipos
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i thought minis only ran 4 cell? if so, aren't they stupidly fast with lipo?
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Mini's use a six cell stick packs.
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oh ok they must be stupidly fast anyway.
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