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Old 04-01-2012, 03:59 PM
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I use the 3Racing oil-diff in my M05, filled with 60,000wt oil, on an indoor carpet track, with no steering/tracking issues at all either on or off power. So I'm thinking that there must be something other than the oil in the diff that is causing your issues Mini35.
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I finally got my M05 handling nicer than my M03R but got tired of it diffing out in the slower corners of our indoor track so have put in an oil filled diff with 10,000wt oil in it. It has ruined my car . Now under any acceleration it snaps violently to the right and backing off then causes it to lunge to the left so hard it nearly always spins out. Driving along the main straight is like watching an ECG trace on a heart monitor. This must have happened to someone before, so how the hell do you cure it? Was thinking of going to MUCH MUCH thicker oil? I have a hi torque servo saver, alloy servo horn and a very beefy metal geared servo and the Tamiya alloy steering set so I know it's not a weakness in the steering area. Also running TRF mini shocks with blue front and yellow rear springs. Please help before I throw this chassis in the trash and go back to my TT01.
By what your describing, I've had that happen before when I had my spice diff. The cause was the main gear that attaches to the out drive had been stripped out underneath where the pin goes through the out drive. It was in enough to make the wheels spin the same with the car off the ground, but with any real load the car was pretty much one wheel drive. So it would pull one way badly under power, and dive the other under breaks.

I'm running a 3Racing oil diff with 300,000wt in both my M05s and have no issues with either.
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Some photos of the third round of the Madrid Trophy for m-chassis. We have a very open rules championship, open motor, esc, tyres and chassis. In this date we share track with Formula 1 drivers. We were 23 drivers for mini and 16 for F1

1st Isaias De Pablo (Top fd mini)
2nd Gonzalo Garcia (Tamiya M05)
3rd Vicente Alemany (Top fd mini)











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My LHS is converting Mini class from silver can to 21.5 Brush-less.

Any recommendations on which other company has a decent 21.5?

I have a Novak 21.5 SS, is there anything better?

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:53 AM
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Great photo's jimjav
really good shots !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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My LHS is converting Mini class from silver can to 21.5 Brush-less.

Any recommendations on which other company has a decent 21.5?

I have a Novak 21.5 SS, is there anything better?

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Are you going to run with timing on the motor or ESC? If you're planning to run fixed timing, you have a few more choices available.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Are you going to run with timing on the motor or ESC? If you're planning to run fixed timing, you have a few more choices available.
I will be using a Novak Edge, so all of the timing will be in the motor.
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If it's intended as a blinky or zero timing ESC class, that makes things simple. The motor you've will be fine. Viper makes a good 21.5 motor, as do many others.

Here's a good thread to read through.

I'm really glad they're going with some timing on the motors. 21.5 would be a dog without it in a mini. We run Orca Q Spec systems here, with a 17 turn, 380 motor. Zero timing in both. It's about the same speed as an average silver can and very reliable.
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It's been too damn quiet in here lately. Makes me think you guys have been outside enjoying the sun or something.

I don't know if you seen this guy's work, but he is working on a whole new level. Taking 04 to 06 minis and converting them to rear pod type suspensions, kingpin or cammed IFS fronts and in some cases, making them damned near unrecognizable. Cool stuff! This is the only thing I've ever seen that makes me not want to race spec classes anymore.

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what is the part number for a set of tfr shocks? this last sunday I was doing some aggressive passing and broke one of my clear plastic one I have on my mo6 pro

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The standard TRF dampers are pn 54000. If you're allowed, the current batch of 3Racing ones are quite good and cheaper.
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I was looking at the 3racing cite today and saw the there shocks where on back order. does this happen often, or will I have to shell out the money for the tfr shocks ones?
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I was looking at the 3racing site today and saw the there shocks where on back order. does this happen often, or will I have to shell out the money for the tfr shocks ones?

I thought I was save some $$$ when I bought the 3 Racing stuff... big mistake!

Now I'm buying Tamiya shock set.
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what is the part number for a set of tfr shocks? this last sunday I was doing some aggressive passing and broke one of my clear plastic one I have on my mo6 pro

thanks, Dave
if you don't wanna drop the cash on the TRF shocks, and the 3racing ones are hit or miss, get the mini cva shocks tamiya makes..

the clear bodied ones are crap - plastic is brittle...but the mini cva shocks are way better just another option that would be in the same $$ ballpark as the 3Racings ones
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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Here is my just finished M05 Pro build. My base set up is:
Suspension:
Front shocks 55wt/blue springs 3 hole piston
Rear shocks 40wt/yellow springs 3 hole piston
Height: front 5mm rear 6mm
Camber: rear +2
Tow: +1.5
Tires: any combination of S-Grips, Type A/soft and Type A/firm
Drive Train: TA03 Ball Diff, M03 CVDs
Motor: Revtech 17.5/20t pinion
Speedo: Novak Edge
Body: Alfa Romeo Giula (CRX on order)
I will test this weekend at Speedtechrc
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