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Old 05-21-2013, 04:05 PM
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Thats funny that Im reading about you guys moaning about getting stuff
I just go to my LHS aka Brownies Hobby Here in Staten Island and he
usually has a really good stock but I need something that he doesn't have, he can get it for me really quick!
You guys may want to check out him if you need something special!

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Old 05-22-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ic-racer
Minicooper issues: on a long straight it can suddenly and unexpectedly veer off one side or another.
.....Metal servo saver arm ( cam in kit)
Metal Gear servo (Hitec HS-645MG).....
Dumb, dumb, dumb...the kit servo saver teeth don't fit the Hitec teeth. Stupid mistake because I go through this with every Tamiya I build; Local HS carries Hitec servos but none of the Tamiya kits have servo savers that fit Hitec.

Anyway, I replaced the servo saver and now the car is awesome!
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:15 PM
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2013 ASIAN ONROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 2 (Melbourne)
It's early days yet but the currently entry list is up and the biggest class so far is.....well I think you already can guess.

http://www.aocrc.com/event/round_2/entries
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
2013 ASIAN ONROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 2 (Melbourne)
It's early days yet but the currently entry list is up and the biggest class so far is.....well I think you already can guess.

http://www.aocrc.com/event/round_2/entries
I don't see your name in the mini class. Moving on to other cars (F1 & FWD Touring)? Say it ain't so!
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:56 AM
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The grid listing is all messed up at this time. At least 10 + names in the mini class are not running mini at all. The grid listings are being rectified, so the names are in the correct classes.

These things happen.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hanzo3
Looking for m05 blue chassis plastic parts. Anyone have one?
Speedtech appears to have them. $29.95.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Thats funny that Im reading about you guys moaning about getting stuff
I just go to my LHS aka Brownies Hobby Here in Staten Island and he
usually has a really good stock but I need something that he doesn't have, he can get it for me really quick!
You guys may want to check out him if you need something special!
Brownies rocks! Their prices and shipping rates are second to none. Last year they sold me a set of Tamiya S Grip premounts for $35, including shipping, to Canada. Wow! I'm really looking forward to seeing their new website and hope it incorporates more online shopping features.

To update you on my current situation, my wife ordered two brand new, but heavily discounted light fixtures from a company in New Jersey, three days after I placed my order for an ESC with HobbyPartz. She paid $20 shipping for a rather large box that arrived in about a week. I paid $43 for a small box, regular post, no signature required at my end, and it's still on the other side of the Rockies. I feel a little ripped off right now.

On the plus side, the stuff I ordered from A-Main was super affordable and shipping was very realistic. They and Brownies both deserve more of my business. I think I ordered from TQ once too. Shipping was quite reasonable and they actually had stuff in stock for my Genetic. Nice!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Granpa
Speedtech appears to have them. $29.95.
Thanks but they are out. Stock status is wrong
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:53 AM
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Just put some 3 Racing shocks on my new to me M03. What kind of rebound if any do most use? I realize this is more of a TC type concern, just curious.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:41 AM
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I have built my shocks with zero rebound for quite a few years now. The car seems more settled to me ever since.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by rramjet
Just put some 3 Racing shocks on my new to me M03. What kind of rebound if any do most use? I realize this is more of a TC type concern, just curious.
I use none because I found it bounced all over the place otherwise (M03 w/TRF shocks).

Please keep in mind that I'm a gimp when it comes to Mini racing compared to some of the guys in this thread so take their advice over mine!

Edit: ninja'd by Core Creations.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:36 PM
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Like in most things, it sort of depends on what you're trying to do. Zero rebound is a good default position, but having some rebound in the shocks can be useful at times. More than 2mm seems to be counterproductive regardless of conditions.
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I always try for zero, but end up with a little. Seems to work well.
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Thanks everyone. I'll shoot for zero and see how that goes.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:30 PM
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Guys, do you know of a rounded lipo that fits the m05 that uses 4mm bullet connectors directly to the battery rather than wires? I just toasted mine today and would like to buy another.

Thanks
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