Like Tree222Likes

Tamiya mini cooper

Reply

Old 10-24-2012, 04:02 PM
  #17701  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (10)
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 6,193
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by turbotron View Post
Ok man cool, that sounds perfect. And thank you for the tips! now for power, i know the silver can is great. But something with a tad bit more spank would be cool too lol. Any suggestions? i used to have a tamiya factory can laying around, but who knows where that is. If i wanted to go brushless, what kv? all my stuff is probably over powered for this little guy.
Track down a Hobbywing 13T 35A system and you'll probably never look back. It has become the international standard for minis Hobbywing's product page.

Best deals are usually out of Hong Kong and there are loads of rebranded and copied versions, too.

Last edited by monkeyracing; 10-24-2012 at 05:49 PM.
monkeyracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:01 PM
  #17702  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (5)
 
bkspeedo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Fun, CO
Posts: 3,147
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

How do you run the diff in your Mini?
1. Ball diff, tight
2. Gear diff, shimmed tight, still has diff action
3. Gear diff, shimmed medium, lots of diff action
4. Gear diff, box stock, spins freely

If none of the above please describe what you use for a diff and how it's setup?
bkspeedo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:03 PM
  #17703  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
I)arkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Victoria,Aus
Posts: 1,125
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

go back one page, a person responded you to your question
I)arkness is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:23 PM
  #17704  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
RossoTorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Euro-Thrash
Posts: 400
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by I)arkness View Post
the blue/sliver chrome chassis parts are just a strong as normal bits, as they are just std parts dipped in the coating
My blue M05 is shelfqueen since the whole coating sucks static electricity like a condensator. The discharge happend through TX and it went wild for half a second when discharge. When i lift the car up and held my finger 10 cm from the motor the spark would fly. I belive it's a combination of many things like rideheight, coating and carpet. The strange thing is that the blue M03 chassi did not have this problem and with almost same running gear (ezrun, spektrum TX, lipo, foamtires and plastic gear servo) and same carpet.

And to think of it, i bought two kits of them along with extra red, black and blue frames. Also have two of the silver frame specials....
I guess it's like Alienware computers, who needs them? But my god they look and feel nice, eh?

RossoTorro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:26 PM
  #17705  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
I)arkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Victoria,Aus
Posts: 1,125
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

one thing i never have to worry about, as i dont race on carpet
I)arkness is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:47 PM
  #17706  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (63)
 
artwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 3,165
Trader Rating: 63 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
How do you run the diff in your Mini?
1. Ball diff, tight
2. Gear diff, shimmed tight, still has diff action
3. Gear diff, shimmed medium, lots of diff action
4. Gear diff, box stock, spins freely

If none of the above please describe what you use for a diff and how it's setup?
I am curious about this as well...I am surprised there was only one response. So everyone is running a tight ball diff?
artwork is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:54 PM
  #17707  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
RossoTorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Euro-Thrash
Posts: 400
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
How do you run the diff in your Mini?
1. Ball diff, tight
2. Gear diff, shimmed tight, still has diff action
3. Gear diff, shimmed medium, lots of diff action
4. Gear diff, box stock, spins freely

If none of the above please describe what you use for a diff and how it's setup?
I used to run ball diff with ceramic balls, medium tight.
We race on carpet and with foams, so it means nothing to you i guess.

Now i run oil filled gear diff's becasue it's less maintanance and setting stay same.
RossoTorro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 08:08 PM
  #17708  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (5)
 
bkspeedo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Fun, CO
Posts: 3,147
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by I)arkness View Post
go back one page, a person responded you to your question
I'm hoping to see 10+ responses on this topic. It's a bit of a controversy in CO where we're just starting to race Mini's. I'm a little shocked only 1 person responded.
bkspeedo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 08:12 PM
  #17709  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
I)arkness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Victoria,Aus
Posts: 1,125
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

1. Ball diff, tight
Best option and will provide the most acceleration out of the corner

2. Gear diff, shimmed tight, still has diff action
can get the same result as the tight ball diff, but will weigh more

3. Gear diff, shimmed medium, lots of diff action
again same as above but will lose the extra punch

4. Gear diff, box stock, spins freely
crap at everything, dont even bother
I)arkness is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 08:36 PM
  #17710  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (5)
 
bkspeedo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Fun, CO
Posts: 3,147
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by I)arkness View Post
1. Ball diff, tight
Best option and will provide the most acceleration out of the corner

2. Gear diff, shimmed tight, still has diff action
can get the same result as the tight ball diff, but will weigh more

3. Gear diff, shimmed medium, lots of diff action
again same as above but will lose the extra punch

4. Gear diff, box stock, spins freely
crap at everything, dont even bother
Have you ever attended a TCS race? If yes, did they allow a tight shimmed gear diff or did you have to run a ball diff?
bkspeedo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 08:36 PM
  #17711  
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,367
Default

Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
I'm hoping to see 10+ responses on this topic. It's a bit of a controversy in CO where we're just starting to race Mini's. I'm a little shocked only 1 person responded.
Tough question to answer cause it really depends on track surface, grip level, track temp, etc. Some will make diff change to suit the conditions.

For me, a medium stiff ball diff for all except the unusual.
Granpa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 10:57 PM
  #17712  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,086
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by bkspeedo View Post
How do you run the diff in your Mini?
I prefer box stock gear diff, built per instruction. With light coating of anti-wear grease. No extra shims.

Tried tight ta03 ball diff, m05 diff, spool. I just seem to gravitate back to the simple gear diff.
rccartips is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 12:50 AM
  #17713  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (10)
 
monkeyracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SnowMexico
Posts: 6,193
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Static: That's got to be a metal plating/foam tire combo. I've only ever raced on carpet, with rubber tires and a few times with a plated chassis, but never had static. Or...maybe you're REALLY bad at wiring.

Diffs: I've run a tight ball diff with ceramic balls for a few years and was the bomb until recently, when the oil filled gear diffs came out. Seeing how I can't run anoil filled diff in an M03, I jumped straight to a spool. (locked diff)

Driving style needs to be adjusted for the spool, as the car wants to plow a lot more. Softer front suspension, higher rear ride height and/or slightly earlier turn in on the corner are all tools you can use to adapt.

Speaking of oil filled (stock gear) diffs, has anyone ever found a way to get some 500,000wt silicone in one and keep it there?
monkeyracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 02:18 AM
  #17714  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
RossoTorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Euro-Thrash
Posts: 400
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Static: That's got to be a metal plating/foam tire combo. I've only ever raced on carpet, with rubber tires and a few times with a plated chassis, but never had static. Or...maybe you're REALLY bad at wiring.
Lol, yeah, if you say so.
RossoTorro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 AM
  #17715  
Tech Adept
 
The Big Wig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: A.K.A. Barry White
Posts: 158
Default

Originally Posted by The Big Wig View Post


Does anyone know if the dimentions of these? Would they fit the M04 in front?
No?
The Big Wig is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service