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Old 06-30-2006, 06:00 PM
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Chris,

The guys at socal are checking it at 2 amps....

How do you break in your motors for silver cans....TAOB has the fastest motors...

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Old 06-30-2006, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Hill834
I was wondering what would happen if you disconnected the motor from the esc and hooked it up to the motor checker or dyno and put the car on a slick surface, held on to the car and let the wheels spin. Might get a close approximation of actual amp draw. Just a thought.
Or better yet we need to get John Whittman to bring in his Fantom Dyno like he promised - that Bumm! Are you still reading this John?

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are you guys checking the motors with a Motor Master? (team much more) if so, at how many volts? thanks!
I have the Integy volt/amp/rpm box. I test at 5.0v
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Chris,

The guys at socal are checking it at 2 amps....

How do you break in your motors for silver cans....TAOB has the fastest motors...

Kevin
If its only 2 amps wouldn't that mean with a 4200 battery we would get something like a 2 hour run time?
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Originally Posted by 414play
If its only 2 amps wouldn't that mean with a 4200 battery we would get something like a 2 hour run time?
I'd really like to hear from someone with experience on this. I have been thinking of what the issues would be for a Mini Enduro race at SoCal and wondered how much battery swapping to expect.
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With a 4200 battery you should get something like 17 minutes of run time before the lap times start to fall off. When they do, bring it in immediately as the discharge curve on those things looks like a cliff.
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A couple of us are exploring interest in a Mini Cooper enduro race to be held at SoCal Raceway. I've posted some thoughts at Mini Cooper Enduro at SoCal Raceway
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Default I went to a mini meet and autocross today!!

THIS HAD AN ACURA INTEGRA ENGINE IN IT i HEARD IT COULD BE DONE BUT NEVER SAW IT IN PERSON .SWEET AND FAST!









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Old 07-02-2006, 03:21 PM
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no mini pickup?
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Old 07-02-2006, 03:36 PM
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Hey Guys and Gals,

I hate to do it , but I have to sell my Tamiya MO3 mini....Alot of bills and time to concentrate on one class of racing. Click on the link below.

Mini For Sale

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Old 07-03-2006, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by speedemall
THIS HAD AN ACURA INTEGRA ENGINE IN IT i HEARD IT COULD BE DONE BUT NEVER SAW IT IN PERSON .SWEET AND FAST!
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Oh my god man I am drooling. I wish I owned a full size mini cooper. I have wanted one for many years now. Thanks for posting the cool pictures.

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well, speaking of full size coopers, i'm still planning out my rwd drag cooper .
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Originally Posted by HotrodHopkins
well, speaking of full size coopers, i'm still planning out my rwd drag cooper .
Awesome happen to have any pictures of it.

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Old 07-03-2006, 10:23 AM
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i'm plannin, don't have any work done yet.
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Anyone know where I can find the Scion xB body for the cooper? I seen them before but havent find any lately.
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lbckevin - Sell the wheels and tires on the car in the background of the pic and your money problems may be over..........that way you can keep the mini
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