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Old 08-25-2015, 02:45 PM
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i only glued the outer.. and i think im the only local that suaces tires for mini.

is tire sauce needed at our track to get enough grip? NO. But i find that its more consistent and able to turn-in harder when i do sauce.
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This was an MF01 way before the MF01! Shortened TL01, found on Tamiyaclub.

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that looks like fun
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Originally Posted by OSherman
i only glued the outer.. and i think im the only local that suaces tires for mini.

is tire sauce needed at our track to get enough grip? NO. But i find that its more consistent and able to turn-in harder when i do sauce.
Sounds like a nice trick.


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This was an MF01 way before the MF01! Shortened TL01, found on Tamiyaclub.
Interesting.. But too plasticy for me. 4WD's should be double deck CF like TC's. Going to work on my Sabre4wd Mini some more tonight after I finish painting my M01's body today using Tamiya's limited dark blue color.
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
i only glued the outer.. and i think im the only local that suaces tires for mini.

is tire sauce needed at our track to get enough grip? NO. But i find that its more consistent and able to turn-in harder when i do sauce.
How about a few pics of your winning chassis

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Interesting.. But too plasticy for me. 4WD's should be double deck CF like TC's. Going to work on my Sabre4wd Mini some more tonight after I finish painting my M01's body today using Tamiya's limited dark blue color.
Okay. Not really the point, but okay. The skill and ingenuity involved was really more the point. I kinda want to build one. I won't do it, but I want to.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Okay. Not really the point, but okay. The skill and ingenuity involved was really more the point. I kinda want to build one. I won't do it, but I want to.
Please don't be offended. I'm just a fan of double deck CF chassis in general. I see and respect the amount of effort involved.

I made a FWD Mini long time ago using an old RS4 chassis and misc parts I had in my parts bin and raced with it. It drove pretty well. It had better gearing option than my M03 at the time so ran quite a bit faster in our open class m-chassis races.

I'm sure you are more than capable to build one if you put your mind to it.

I will probably build something like that again after I'm done collecting my m-chassis from different brands.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by OSherman
yes... that was I.

there is a time and place for glueing the sidewalls.. I actually broke down and used that strategy to help make my car more consistent this past weekend. days and weeks leading up to the Nationals i practiced with NO GLUE at all...

didnt really 'need' it ad i only finally tried it in Saturday Morning practice just to see what it would feel like... didnt make the car go any faster or slower, just made it more stable in the corners.

i must also note that while others were tractionrolling at certain times of the day, my car was not.. with or without glueing the sidewalls..

The powers that be didn't enforce the sidewall gluing rule there???
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Please don't be offended. I'm just a fan of double deck CF chassis in general. I see and respect the amount of effort involved.
Not offended. I have no doubt I could build one. I'm just not that motivated.
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
The powers that be didn't enforce the sidewall gluing rule there???
Apparently that was never the rule.. there was a bit of confusion and misunderstanding...

Myself included and a couple other individuals thought the rule was to be no glue at all... till a few weeks before the event.

anywhoooo, to make a long story short we decided not to make a fuss about it and just 'Carry on and Chive' so to speak.

i followed their lead and tried it. results speak for themselves.
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Originally Posted by OSherman
Apparently that was never the rule.. there was a bit of confusion and misunderstanding...

Myself included and a couple other individuals thought the rule was to be no glue at all... till a few weeks before the event.

anywhoooo, to make a long story short we decided not to make a fuss about it and just 'Carry on and Chive' so to speak.

i followed their lead and tried it. results speak for themselves.
The confusion was big over here also regarding the no glue, and the race sponsors over here just decided to wing it. Some of the drivers tried it without glue like youself to see what would happen on the surfaces we ran on, (not us) and they told me they didn't like the feel of the way the car handled. So they went back to the gluing!
I really hope they iron out the rules package before the season begins next year especially with that new class, which looks like a lot of fun!
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CA on the outter edge of the front tires is a normal practice for us in Canada.
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The "no glue rule" was one of the reasons I decided to sit out the Omaha series this year. On high-traction carpet, "no glue" = "no fun".
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Originally Posted by (0000000000)
CA on the outter edge of the front tires is a normal practice for us in Canada.
And no glue on the inner sidewall?

I demand an apology from all you newbs (not you) who insisted I was posting BS.

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In other news, that Tamiya limited dark blue that I ordered specifically from Tamiya turned out more like grape (dark purple) color.. Dang it, the only M01 body I had left could not take me to my goal of achieving a dark blue with white top Rover Mini body!

I'm sure the dark purple will look decent after I put the grill and decals on..

oh well, guess I will make one out of the current Rover Mini bodies available.
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