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Old 11-28-2014, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jordan Anderson View Post
Is there a picture of the M05 V2 droop screws somewhere? I've looked around, but I can't find an image that shows how the droop screws on the V2 work.

Anyone got a good pic?
This is the best I can do under poor lighting conditions (ceiling light stopped working earlier this evening and camera autofocus is not impressed )

It's a basic droop screw implementation - grub screws that hit the chassis preventing the arm dropping.
Can't really see it in these pics but I've cut 2 pieces of square metal from a coke can and glued them on the plastic chassis where the droop screws hit in the hope that it'll prevent wear a little.

http://i.imgur.com/4q6Nctu.jpg

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Old 11-28-2014, 06:59 PM
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Thanks! Now I see how that's working; different from a touring car. Does the V2 have these droop screws on the both the front and rear arms?
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:08 AM
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Yes. Front and rear.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:22 AM
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Here is what I have done, I found that the droop screw was almost all the way through the suspension arm when the droop was set so I added a piece of metal between the chassis and the droop screw. I found an old Bosch jigsaw blade with the teeth removed and cut to size fitted the bill nicely, this was then epoxied to the chassis.

This is it unloaded:-


And under load :-


The tiewrap is purely a belts and braces thing.
Similar metal pieces were fitted to the front.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by filippimini View Post
This has been answered a number of times. I haven't done it myself, but this is what others have said.

Converting m05 to m05 pro ver2:
- A parts are a direct changeover
- motor mount should also be changed to m05 ver 2 type. (Although some don't bother)
- arms can also be changed to take advantage of the droop adjustments.
- if you want to run a standard square pack but don't want to use tape, m03 C parts can be used to hold the battery. Some small modification is required.
- use a small amount of foam inside the A part of the chassis to help stop the battery moving around.

Hope this helps.
So if I want to convert M05 to M05 V2 I will need technically 58593 but I should also 54606 (lower arms) and 54609 (motor mount)? All the internal gears and screws will fit wth no problem?

How big of a square pack can you run in the V2?
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:09 AM
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Jcr, I run a 6500 75c full size in my v2. It is heavier than I like but fits fine. Weighs in at about 1352 so I have to put it on a diet at some point.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:31 AM
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Hi, I'm building a M03 reversed (RWD). The wheelbase is 210mm. I was looking at the HPI #7211 Porsche body, but I don't know if it will fit properly. I'm open to suggestions for other 210mm bodies if the Porsche is a no go. Thanks, Don
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fresnojay View Post
Jcr, I run a 6500 75c full size in my v2. It is heavier than I like but fits fine. Weighs in at about 1352 so I have to put it on a diet at some point.

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what is the battery opening dimensions? Just wondering if my TC batteries will fit.
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JCR, They should with no issue. The one in my mini is also the same I run in my TA05. In the TA05 the battery takes up the entire tray. The opening measures 51mmx26mm in the chassis of the V2.

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Old 11-30-2014, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by fresnojay View Post
JCR, They should with no issue. The one in my mini is also the same I run in my TA05. In the TA05 the battery takes up the entire tray. The opening measures 51mmx26mm in the chassis of the V2.

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Thanks, now I really want to consider it at 51mmx26mm that will for sure fit my TC batteries. I hate trying to find stick packs in lipo.

What is the main difference between the motor mount? Debating about getting it or not.

I guess everything else internally is the same?
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by jcr View Post
So if I want to convert M05 to M05 V2 I will need technically 58593 but I should also 54606 (lower arms) and 54609 (motor mount)? All the internal gears and screws will fit wth no problem?

How big of a square pack can you run in the V2?
If all you want to do is run a square pack, 54605 A parts is all you need. Bear in mind that if you run a standard servo you will need to find a couple of m3x18 screws. No need for the new motor mount.

I have my doubts over the benefits of the new arms beyond simplicity, I haven't heard anything good about the droop screw implementation and you will need to find loads of hardware to run the droop screws anyway.
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
If all you want to do is run a square pack, 54605 A parts is all you need. Bear in mind that if you run a standard servo you will need to find a couple of m3x18 screws. No need for the new motor mount.

I have my doubts over the benefits of the new arms beyond simplicity, I haven't heard anything good about the droop screw implementation and you will need to find loads of hardware to run the droop screws anyway.
OK thanks then I'll most likely just get the 54605 Parts. But what is the benefits of the new motor mount? Since I will have the car completely apart I can decide if I want to put it in or not.
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OK thanks then I'll most likely just get the 54605 Parts. But what is the benefits of the new motor mount? Since I will have the car completely apart I can decide if I want to put it in or not.
New motor mount is milled to move the motor inboard by an extra mm or so. Also the heatsink posts mount closer to the chassis compared to the v1.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:24 PM
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So I had a pretty awesome day. A friend had this painted up for me. Great surprise!





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Wayyy too cool Jim
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