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Old 01-05-2012, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Does PM Hobbycraft do internet sales?

Only m03 chassis I really want wasn't "plated" by Tamiya was it Tony Gray?
i know exactly the one your talking about
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Does PM Hobbycraft do internet sales?

Only m03 chassis I really want wasn't "plated" by Tamiya was it Tony Gray?
Yep. At least I think so.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:54 PM
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Many have asked that question, but only I know the answer.

The secret shall go with me to my grave, which at the current rate should be in about 2 -3 days....
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:30 AM
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Has anyone tried the Traxxas rally shells on a mini yet. They look like they'd fit just maybe a little wide?

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The wheelbase isn't too far off from a short mini 206mm vs 210mm, but the track width is off by a bit more, 185mm vs 138mm. Could be done with a little work.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
The wheelbase isn't too far off from a short mini 206mm vs 210mm, but the track width is off by a bit more, 185mm vs 138mm. Could be done with a little work.
an m05 is 165mm wide with wheels, so a few extra spacers and should be ok
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:23 AM
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Default new TA05 Mfour, what a challenge

challenge building and challenge driving,
will upload some more photos soon.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:36 AM
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Guys, is there any option shock springs for the mo5/6 other than what comes with the kit? And where is a good place to buy?
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:14 PM
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Another new bodyshell, this time from Chevron Models (makers of the Monster Mini) with a new Toyota IQ.

I don't think you need to ask what w/base it is...

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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I like all the blue and carbon of the MFour but there is one thing that just sticks out at me, The push-rod from the servo to the front for the steering seems to have no protection at all. It's just out there "swingin' in the breeze".

It seems that if you were to consider running this car with any other cars on the track at the same time, I'd make sure I had a few of those long pushrods spare. It just looks like they'd bend or break quite easily with any side-on contact.

I don't have one, and I haven't driven one... But I have broken plenty of parts on other cars though ... I'm just basing this on the pics that I've seen.

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Ah, blue stuff. I just de-anodized all the blue stuff I could. Given a chance I'd do the motor, too. Wish I had a rig set up to re-anodize in black.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Ah, blue stuff. I just de-anodized all the blue stuff I could. Given a chance I'd do the motor, too. Wish I had a rig set up to re-anodize in black.
To temporarily divert from mini talk for a bit....... I deanodized an Xray orange bit. Only a small part, which I wasnlt overly impressed with the result, so didnlt do any more. It ended up blotchy black/gray. Not sure how it would look with everything done.

How did your blue bits end up? Any pics of the end result?
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:11 PM
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I've had red and orange, makes a change from the blue.
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Originally Posted by Tim K
I've had red and orange, makes a change from the blue.
Nice Tim! Did you Do it yourself?
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
Nice Tim! Did you Do it yourself?
How would you "Do it yourself"?
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