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Old 05-31-2015, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Granpa

Made it out to the track today for the first time in about a year and ran a couple of batteries. It was great to visit with my old friends, swap stories and gossip, and just hang out. I really missed them and just didn't realize how much.

Driving the car was a struggle tho, cause the track had changed and I just took a car and a few batteries---no tools. Today was just to hang out at the track for awhile, not to waste today working on cars.
Glad to see and talk with you yesterday.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:17 PM
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Not sure how I ended up with such a long cut on my M01 body for a moderate speed crash into a foam protected shelf leg. My other M03+ Rover bodies would've probably come out unscathed.

I suppose being a 15-20yr old body, the pc may have degraded and became more brittle/flaky? The cut goes straight down the orange line.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...-m-fix-cut.jpg

I thought about using liquid adhesive with drywall mesh, but if I crash again and the paint chips under the pc, I won't be able to fix it. So used 3 layers of foil tape as usual.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...m-fix-back.jpg

The tape holds well so the outer decals are more for cosmetics to hide the line.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...0811-m-fix.jpg


Here's foil tape if anyone's interested. It's adhesive backed, conforms to shape very well. Does not stretch and can sustain about 180F of heat. If used in layers it can sustain some level of impacts. Not permanent like adhesive + mesh, but there is zero dry time, no toxic smell, easy to use, can take it to the track or parking lot for quick fix, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Aluminu...ywords=3M+3311

Thinner variant.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Foil-Tape-3...=aluminum+tape
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Granpa

Made it out to the track today for the first time in about a year and ran a couple of batteries. It was great to visit with my old friends, swap stories and gossip, and just hang out. I really missed them and just didn't realize how much.
Great to see you at the track last weekend Bob. Lets do it again soon!

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Old 06-02-2015, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by EricP
Some pics of the MF-01x build







Hi, so the seal around the front gearbox looks very good. Is it the same at the rear? What is the biggest motor pinion U can use and what's the FDR? And I'm guessing TL01 gears means TL01 high speed gears to?
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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Stock TL01
19T - 7.96
21T - 7.20
23T - 6.57
Speed tuned gear TL01
19T - 5.95
21T - 5.39
23T - 4.92

Have I mentioned how awesome the Xevo is yet?
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:17 PM
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Xevo is only awesome if you don't have a TOP Sabre Mini....
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Don't make me come over there, Tony. I'll be jet lagged and extra cranky.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Xevo is only awesome if you don't have a TOP Sabre Mini....
How does it compare with the Atomic????? Is the TOP sabre the one that comes in a 4WD and as a front driver???? I'd heard they were pretty special.
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It comes as both Bob. Full-on 4WD and also as a dedicated FWD.
They set the standard as far as we're concerned, they are the benchmark by which others should be judged.
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Tony would you please post a link of said top 4WD Sabre?

TIA!
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:24 AM
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What sort of link are you after?
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Originally Posted by caltek1
What sort of link are you after?
Info for purchase if it's something that sparks my interest.

I've been on a look out for more 210mm 4WD M-chassis.
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Tony would you please post a link of said top 4WD Sabre?

TIA!
Here's Top Racing:

http://www.top-racing.jp/

Here's the 4wd Sabre Mini (as opposed to the standard 1/10 4wd Sabre):
http://www.top-racing.jp/Eng+JP/Cate...WD%20Mini.html

What other M-scale chassis interest you?
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Info for purchase if it's something that sparks my interest.

I've been on a look out for more 210mm 4WD M-chassis.
http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....ducts_id=15638

Rc Market has them I don't know of anyone who sells them in the states.
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If I could have found the FD nearly as cheap as I found the Xevo, it would have been a consideration. Between price, the boxes full of spare parts I've got and sheer, dumbed down simplicity, the Xevo wins.

Mind you, the Sabre does have one thing going for it, besides being well built and incredible handling - it has red anodizing.

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