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Old 01-28-2015, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by patorz31
It will probably wind up being the TC spec motor for TCS.
Still no motor for the mini though....
Yeah, that mystifies me. They had the 16.5 motor at the last nationals. It was a little faster than we've been using (2650kv vs 2200kv) but that tells me a fixed timing 17.5 in the same family would be close to perfection and a sale-able item.
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Just posted some stuff that might be of interest's.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...esc-servo.html
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
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Thanks for the info madjack!
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Originally Posted by firefoxussr
I just installed 54409 Low Friction Step Screw set in my M05 as new kingpins and they have a lot of play. Thinking it was worn out C-hubs, I replaced em with new ones...the same thing.

Am I missing something here? Like bushing or have to use a non-standard C-hub (e.g. hop up or aftermarket)?
anyone? ideas appreciated
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Are the replacement C hubs the standard kit part? There's always a lot of slop with minis. What qualifies as excessive is almost a matter of opinion.
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Originally Posted by firefoxussr
anyone? ideas appreciated
54409 are to replace the black self tapping 3x14 step screws that go in the upper arms front and rear, they are not meant to be used as king pins.

For M05 king pins use 54237, or 50882.
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Quick pic of the body for my M-05 v2 Pro


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Old 02-03-2015, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by DesJardins
Quick pic of the body for my M-05 v2 Pro

let us know how it runs... my friend was running that body.. he seemed to think it was to heavy/boxy....
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Will do, I figure it's sleaker than the mini & less top heavy so we'll see how it feels
I'll also post up on the Datsun once that's done
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let us know how it runs... my friend was running that body.. he seemed to think it was to heavy/boxy....
if your racing this w/ TCS rules then you must use Tamiya bodies. Yet not sure if your racing or not. In my experience (and this may be personal preference) but the TCS legal bodies I prefer are:

(LWB) JCW Mini Cooper, (MWB) CRX, and (SWB) Honda S800.

These bodies are all fairly low in terms of overall height, seem well balanced and you can really tuck the wheels under the body to get the body low to the ground.

I ran w/ the classic Mini for nearly a complete season and realized I hated it. It is top heavy and you can't really tuck the wheels under those fenders so your stuck having it sit kind of higher off the ground than I'd like. ...it's prone to roll. I wanted SWB so I switched to the Honda S800 and love it in comparison. I was able to get the body really low to the ground, the height is considerably lower than the Mini (classic) and it tends to not want to roll when taking corners too tight/sharp.

I've not tried the Nissan body from Tamiya (I think it's the Nissan Silvia or something) ...but it looks like it would be a nice handling body as well.
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Originally Posted by eR1c
if your racing this w/ TCS rules then you must use Tamiya bodies. Yet not sure if your racing or not. In my experience (and this may be personal preference) but the TCS legal bodies I prefer are:

(LWB) JCW Mini Cooper, (MWB) CRX, and (SWB) Honda S800.

These bodies are all fairly low in terms of overall height, seem well balanced and you can really tuck the wheels under the body to get the body low to the ground.

I ran w/ the classic Mini for nearly a complete season and realized I hated it. It is top heavy and you can't really tuck the wheels under those fenders so your stuck having it sit kind of higher off the ground than I'd like. ...it's prone to roll. I wanted SWB so I switched to the Honda S800 and love it in comparison. I was able to get the body really low to the ground, the height is considerably lower than the Mini (classic) and it tends to not want to roll when taking corners too tight/sharp.

I've not tried the Nissan body from Tamiya (I think it's the Nissan Silvia or something) ...but it looks like it would be a nice handling body as well.
For now the only rules are for a 17.5 motors... 5mm clearance
I have a Datsun fairlady I might try out... very low to the ground...
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Yup rules here are 17.5 so body choice is up for now.
But I would drop the CRX on if I needed a Tamiya body for sure
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