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Old 11-28-2016, 07:06 PM
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Regulable? You drunk, Chuck?

Anyway...I went looking on RCMart...
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Regulable? You drunk, Chuck?

Anyway...I went looking on RCMart...
It's a real word. Means "able to be regulated". Not sure if that's what he was aiming for.

Edit: Took me a while to spot what you were pointing out in that pic. I thought you were suggesting that Tamiya has their own version of the part. Now I've noticed the involuntary defecating.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:57 PM
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LoL

They are VERY Regulable.


Yes, my smart phone thought I didn't mean to say rebuildable, which is actually not a word....stupid hyphens....

I like these ones, as they are $10 USD cheaper, which is like....$900 Canadian right now.

http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-m0533-...h=595_744_1389
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:43 PM
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There was one weird handling characteristic I noticed with my M03 over the weekend. When using throttle or brakes, the car tracked nice and straight. The steering always returned back to dead straight after making a turn. But off power, while coasting, it always veered left a bit. It didn't seem to impact the race since I never coasted while trying to go straight. I've checked for binding in bearings etc and didn't find any.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
Now we go full circle back to my original statement

"Why Tamiya discontinues the body sets, will always be a mystery"
Since I run the M06, I don't look for FWD bodies very often.. so this is why I just realised they discontinued the 50795 Mini Cooper body set.

This can only mean that in 2017, we will see them re-introduced under new numbers.. or senility has finally set in at Tamiya
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Raman
Since I run the M06, I don't look for FWD bodies very often.. so this is why I just realised they discontinued the 50795 Mini Cooper body set.

This can only mean that in 2017, we will see them re-introduced under new numbers.. or senility has finally set in at Tamiya
That's if they ever manage to negotiate a new license with BMW.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
That's if they ever manage to negotiate a new license with BMW.
Ferrari is the biggest nightmare for licensing. If they can manage that, BMW will be a cake walk
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
And...you did some awesome launches into the netting fence at the end of the back straight too...
Same here, there must have been some sort of magnetic dragging my Mini towards that dome...
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Originally Posted by Burlap
Same here, there must have been some sort of magnetic dragging my Mini towards that dome...
Clearly you zapped your rotor to be far too strong
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Build weekends just about hear. While there is a big race series leg in town for the weekend think ill build up the new kit M05v2. Going SWB for now and set it up. Also found a old cooper body kicking around im excited to build. And found like 3 tonyscews kits for minis so im even happier 😁
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by (0000000000)
Those are awesome! I didn't like my M05 for racing as it seemed to lose a driveshaft every 5th race. (it was used and abused, but I put it right).

Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
I've never understood why real world car companies wouldn't want to make licensing cheap for the r/c car bodies.
It's really odd to me, when I was a kid, all toy RC cars were exotic cars and Corvettes/Porsches, now the toy aisle is filled with large-rimmed sedans and muscle cars. what sort of message are we sending to our kids? "shoot for the Camaro kid, you'll go far..."

And yeah it's weird that I can buy a toy RC McLaren P1, but not a hobby grade body. That said I could get a 918 or a Ferrari, The Ferrari.

Furthermore it's even weirder that sponsorship decals lose out on licensing... it's free advertising. (See Tamiya Taisan Porsche re-release as "road car").
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I am looking to purchase a M05VIIr kit, ..but of course they are out of stock everywhere. Any word if this too is being discontinued OR if Tamiya is coming out w/ a new version of the "M05"???
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Originally Posted by eR1c
I am looking to purchase a M05VIIr kit, ..but of course they are out of stock everywhere. Any word if this too is being discontinued OR if Tamiya is coming out w/ a new version of the "M05"???
I believe it was a limited edition run.
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a limited run?
dang...

...well hopefully more come in stock... (Towers says end of December). W/ coupons I can get it for about $170. Whereas an M05pro would cost more than that to get the nicer shocks, aluminum and cardon joints. ...will wait and see.
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..strike that, Tower just changed the status to "late Jan" (from "late December").
so yeah, not counting on this one.
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