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Old 08-25-2011, 06:28 AM
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Our track out here in Dayton Ohio has a 120ft straight, needless to say the straight is long enough,...the twisty bits inside are fun to.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:45 AM
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Got an M03 that was already fitted with the oil filled cva shocks but kit springs. Ran it for the first time sunday and if i put anything but kit tyres on the front it rolled so got some short springs. Now ive fitted them i have no suspension travel at all and the shock bodies are on the spring platforms! Is it ok to run on a carpet track like this or should i space them?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:24 AM
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Got an M03 that was already fitted with the oil filled cva shocks but kit springs. Ran it for the first time sunday and if i put anything but kit tyres on the front it rolled so got some short springs. Now ive fitted them i have no suspension travel at all and the shock bodies are on the spring platforms! Is it ok to run on a carpet track like this or should i space them?
You need to run some spacers on them. If they are just running on the spring platforms then you will have serious handling problems.

If the spacers are missing you can buy them seperately (#50598).
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by urban View Post
how large should a mini track be? a few guys at the club are thinking that we have 2 tracks. 1 for tc, 1 for mini but no one wants to set the sizes
so what would the min/max for a mini 40x20? is that way too small?

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Mini's run fine on a 10th scale track. We run ours outdoors on the big Cotswold track in the UK (built for nitros with a 60-odd metre straight). The only area where the minis feel wrong is on that long straight, because even on the medium sized straights there is still plenty to do to make sure the car is lined up for the next corner.

Mini's feel better on a small track than a TC, but I don't think that means they should have a small track!

In my view the absolute minimum for a 10th track is 8mx16m, 12mx24m and upwards is better. This is based on 2m lanes and the possibility of a variety of corners.
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Quick question....I hate the chatter that the stock axles make on my m05. I was thinking about getting the spec-R (double jointed)cvd's, however they are kind of pricey. Are the less expensive (single jointed) cv's good enough, or should I spend the extra dough on the spec-R's?
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:25 PM
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Those yeah racing ones are even more expensive than the specR ones. They look very similar in design though. Looks like I'm just going to pony up and get the specR's.
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I've had good luck with the 3 Racing V3 axles. They're single jointed, but work quite well.
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Anyone use a locked front diff at all?
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:14 PM
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Anyone use a locked front diff at all?
Like a spool? Yes been there wrecked stuff. Locked diff is very brutal on drive train. You get alot of wheel chatter and hard on cvds etc etc and tuff to drive on tight twisty track.
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
13T/3000kv Hobbywing systems. An almost perfect match with none of the hassles!

The 9T is WAY too fast.
Personally, I'd like to see HK selling a 17.5T (and 21.5T) version of the 13T motor.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:21 PM
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Personally, I'd like to see HK selling a 17.5T (and 21.5T) version of the 13T motor.
You cant compare them directly like that. The H/W 13T is a 380 size can so the number of turns relative to the 'normal' brushless is different.
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
You cant compare them directly like that. The H/W 13T is a 380 size can so the number of turns relative to the 'normal' brushless is different.
Will a larger size motor fit the M05 ?

Let me restate the question, what size brushless motors fit the M05 chassis ?

And what would be equivalent brushless motor to the HW 13T motor in a larger size ?

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I'll put it another way.

The H/W is a 380 rotor inside, but the physical size of the motor (due to the cooling fins) is the same as any normal 540 brushless. So, an M05 will take any normal 540 sized brushless.

There is no direct comparative motor that I know of. Some people say 21.5, some say 17.5. But then the ESC factor and boost etc comes into it.
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Personally, I'd like to see HK selling a 17.5T (and 21.5T) version of the 13T motor.
Hobbywing has a 17.5t large rotor ezrun motor. I've run the 13.5t and it's got less top end than the 13t finned can motor. It has more torque though and ran cooler.
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Originally Posted by nytryder View Post
Quick question....I hate the chatter that the stock axles make on my m05. I was thinking about getting the spec-R (double jointed)cvd's, however they are kind of pricey. Are the less expensive (single jointed) cv's good enough, or should I spend the extra dough on the spec-R's?
Run the Tamiya 53597, they're a good solid uni. I briefly sold and used the Spec R cvd's. Yes they eliminate wheel chatter and smooth out the drive train, but if you hit anything or roll over there is a good chance they will break. I had a number of complaints about them. One racer simply swapped from a diff to a spool and the stress was enough to break them. I can't comment on the Yeah Racing brand as I haven't used them.
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