Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Tamiya mini cooper >

Tamiya mini cooper

Like Tree288Likes

Tamiya mini cooper

Old 11-09-2011, 11:23 AM
  #16111  
Tech Master
iTrader: (2)
 
kaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: new milford ct
Posts: 1,688
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

thanks for the tip, got a set of s-grips coming for the rear now.
kaiser is offline  
Old 11-10-2011, 02:11 AM
  #16112  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: New Ash Green, Kent, England
Posts: 111
Default M05 Ballrace Steering

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.
Bosscat is offline  
Old 11-10-2011, 09:37 AM
  #16113  
Tech Regular
 
durtbag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: planet X in a distant galaxy
Posts: 401
Default 1200g mini?

Since min. weight has been reduced to 1200g, has anybody tried to run that light? I know that the common thought is that minis need weight to work, the whole NiMH to Lipo weight difference thing etc. But can a mini this light be tuned to work? This would be for carpet.
durtbag is offline  
Old 11-10-2011, 10:09 AM
  #16114  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 6,305
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Most guys are running weight in their car. The advantage is that you can place the weight where it's needed, rather than where it might have otherwise been molded in. A lot of people running M-05s (for example) are stuffing the front bumper with lead weights or gluing them to the outside o the bumper.

It helps get the power down and assists the car in rotating through the turns.

Jim
monkeyracing is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 12:00 PM
  #16115  
Tech Fanatic
 
academygaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 754
Default

Sorry if its already been posted, but Xevo back via Spice?

http://www.area52.cc/news/1511-desir...rsion-kit.html
academygaz is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 01:22 PM
  #16116  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (6)
 
joe c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 105
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

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?
joe c is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 01:42 PM
  #16117  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (7)
 
tony gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia. Home of rc-mini.net
Posts: 3,549
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by academygaz
Sorry if its already been posted, but Xevo back via Spice?

http://www.area52.cc/news/1511-desir...rsion-kit.html
Good find Gaz, thats definitely an Xevo Triumph.
tony gray is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 05:20 PM
  #16118  
Tech Master
iTrader: (30)
 
WildManDriving's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Radelaide
Posts: 1,412
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by joe c
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.
WildManDriving is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 05:42 PM
  #16119  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (6)
 
joe c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 105
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

^
13t huh?
is it a lot faster than stock?
do you burn through tires and gears?
joe c is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 08:04 PM
  #16120  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (34)
 
barts71m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere Pretty Awesome
Posts: 2,592
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by joe c
^
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.
barts71m is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 08:06 PM
  #16121  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 6,305
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by joe c
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.

Jim
monkeyracing is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 11:18 PM
  #16122  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
I)arkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Victoria,Aus
Posts: 1,130
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by barts71m
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.
I)arkness is offline  
Old 11-11-2011, 11:29 PM
  #16123  
R/C Tech Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 6,305
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by academygaz
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.
monkeyracing is offline  
Old 11-12-2011, 02:51 AM
  #16124  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (30)
 
k_bojar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 7,021
Trader Rating: 30 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Bosscat
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
k_bojar is offline  
Old 11-12-2011, 04:21 AM
  #16125  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (6)
 
joe c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 105
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by barts71m
No not faster than stock down here...
Originally Posted by monkeyracing
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...

Jim
Originally Posted by I)arkness
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.
joe c is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.