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Old 11-11-2011, 06:20 PM
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ive read through most of this thread and cant find what i want...

anyone running brushless in their mini?
ive got an m03-m and was thinking maybe a 2200-2700kv?
somethimg similar to a 27t stocker; any recommendations?
We use the Hobbywing ezrun 35a/13t combo as a control class over here in Australia.
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13t huh?
is it a lot faster than stock?
do you burn through tires and gears?
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13t huh?
is it a lot faster than stock?
do you burn through tires and gears
No not faster than stock down here, bout 3 secs off the pace at our local track,

No burnt gears had the same set in for nearly 18 months. Tires are no different than anything else, did a whole year on a set of fronts racing 2 - 3 times a month.
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Originally Posted by joe c View Post
anyone running brushless in their mini?
ive got an m03-m and was thinking maybe a 2200-2700kv?
somethimg similar to a 27t stocker; any recommendations?
Hi Joe, we recently started running an Orca Q Spark 2200kv combo in our race series in western Canada. I asked that the motors be built to spec at around 2200kv and they're very close to a (real) silver can, but with more torque. They're built the same as a Hobbywing 13T in that they are a 380 sized rotor in a 540 size can. Very efficient and reliable design. The 13t motors the guys run in Australia are fantastic and reliable, too, but they are closer to a 20t-23t in terms of speed.

Think of it this way: If you're running mostly indoors on carpet on a track where the straight is under 100ft, then 2200kv is about right. If you're running outdoors or on a longer track, 3300kv might be the way to go.

I believe the Orca systems are becoming available to the wider public market towards the end of November and a few shops have them in stock already. The Hobbywings are available everywhere. They're both great systems.

For the Orca, contact Hans or Ryan at Team Orca USA for more info.

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Originally Posted by barts71m View Post
No not faster than stock down here, bout 3 secs off the pace at our local track,

No burnt gears had the same set in for nearly 18 months. Tires are no different than anything else, did a whole year on a set of fronts racing 2 - 3 times a month.

it also depends on the track surface and compound of tyre, as ive burnt through a set in one race meeting, and so have many others i know.
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Sorry if its already been posted, but Xevo back via Spice?

http://www.area52.cc/news/1511-desir...rsion-kit.html
I wonder if they'll be selling the IFS conversion bits for the Chariot. I'm very happy my little beast is no longer a true orphan.
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Originally Posted by Bosscat View Post
I have an M05 fitted with Tamiya 54191 ballraced steering does anyone know what size the ball races for the steering pivots are its not listed on the manual.
if notone answered you yet...

you want 850 bearings, if looking for tamiya sized/named bearings

basically, you want a 5x8mm non-flanged bearing
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Originally Posted by barts71m View Post
No not faster than stock down here...
Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Hi Joe, we recently started running an Orca Q Spark 2200kv combo in our race series...
They're built the same as a Hobbywing 13T in that they are a 380 sized rotor in a 540 size can. Very efficient and reliable design. The 13t motors the guys run in Australia are fantastic and reliable, too, but they are closer to a 20t-23t in terms of speed...

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it also depends on the track surface and compound of tyre, as ive burnt through a set in one race meeting, and so have many others i know.
Thanks for the answers, guys.

Jim, after all that info I hate to admit that I won't be racing;
just bashing around in my basement and a bit outdoors.
(my basement section is about the size of the track at my LHS)
I'm not looking for crazy speed; I'm more concerned with damage to the drivetrain.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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Also, where's a good place to get an aftermarket pinion?
I can find the stocker, but Im coming up short on others.
I'd like a 20t Robinson Racing or similar.
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HPI makes .6m pinions.
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Thanks for the reply k_bojar but thats the wrong bearing the part I have is the Tamiya Hop up steering the stering link has an 850 bearing at one end but the one at the other is way smaller ore like 3x6 or maybe 5 x2. Dont want to take old one out as it's jamming so will probably collapse if I remove it. Guess if no one knows I'll have to try and hope I can get another before next meeting.
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My M-05
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Originally Posted by joe c View Post
Also, where's a good place to get an aftermarket pinion?
I can find the stocker, but Im coming up short on others.
I'd like a 20t Robinson Racing or similar.
Yeah racing make them
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Originally Posted by Bosscat View Post
Thanks for the reply k_bojar but thats the wrong bearing the part I have is the Tamiya Hop up steering the stering link has an 850 bearing at one end but the one at the other is way smaller ore like 3x6 or maybe 5 x2. Dont want to take old one out as it's jamming so will probably collapse if I remove it. Guess if no one knows I'll have to try and hope I can get another before next meeting.
The bearing size you're after is: 3x6 x2.5 (inner diameter 3mm, outer diameter 6mm, thickness/height 2.5mm).
Hope that helps.
The bearings seem to be pressed in, so take your time when removing them.
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hey guys,

i was trying to figure out if the M05 type-S its better handling...since i sold off ,my old M05 pro
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