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Old 05-02-2017, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Cool. I've managed to order the sway bars, the aluminum suspension mounts, motor plate and titanium screw set. The copy so far says it comes with DCJs, right? Hopefully I won't need the heat sink.
Where did you order it?
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:17 AM
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1999.co.jp but they're not taking orders at the moment.
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:15 AM
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I received my Yeah Racing shock package the other day, and while trying to match spring rates from the Yeah pack to my Tamiya springs, I noticed my Tamiya ones are a lot softer. The super-soft Yeah springs felt harder than my black/blue Tamiya hard springs. I've got the short black springs from the 42168 short touring spring pack, which appear to match the springs that come with the 42291 big bore shocks and the ones that come with the 84424 M05 v2 R kit (I purchased all 3 of those).

I tried measuring the spring rates using a scale and calipers and here are the numbers I came up with:

Tamiya Short springs:
Black/Red: 6.51lb
Black/Yellow: 7.66lb
Black/Blue: 8.60lb

Box stock long Tamiya silver spring: 6.93lb

Yeah Racing springs:
Red super-soft: 14.68lb
Yellow medium: 17.83lb
Blue soft: 21.26lb (I think their labelling switched the blue and yellow around by mistake)
White hard: 23.71lb
No colour super-hard: 31.64lb

AE TC3 springs (for comparison to check if my method was valid):
Blue 17.0: 17.68lb
Gold 19.5: 19.54lb
Red 22.0: 23.76lb

I didn't realise how soft these mini springs were. Has anyone else done similar measurements to compare?

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Old 05-05-2017, 10:23 PM
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Pulled this body out of storage
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
1999.co.jp but they're not taking orders at the moment.
HLJ also has it. Search for M-07.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by jjjheimer
HLJ also has it. Search for M-07.
Have your ordered through them before. I saw this website about a week ago. Website has alot of bad reviews.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:43 AM
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I just picked up the Sky RC corner weight system in hopes of maximizing the performance of my M05 chassis.

Check out the RCTech thread here:

Corner Weight System

I am currently running a Tamiya M05. I already knew that the weight would be biased to the front left being a fwd car and the motor being mounted on the left. I would like to shift a little of that weight to the right rear and ultimately better balance the left & right weight distribution.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by shmit 1
Have your ordered through them before. I saw this website about a week ago. Website has alot of bad reviews.
Yeah, I've been ordering from them since the late 90s.. probably have spent about $10k CDN with them over the years, buying mostly Gundam kits and plastic models. I usually pick EMS shipping.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:18 AM
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Here is a chassis I overhauled for one of the more senior members of my club.



We still run NiMh cells so cars usually run 1400-1500g, we dont have a minimum weight limit
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Originally Posted by marcos graveyar
Here is a chassis I overhauled for one of the more senior members of my club.



We still run NiMh cells so cars usually run 1400-1500g, we dont have a minimum weight limit
Wow...that looks great! Any tips or suggestions on how to balance a Mini?
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:39 AM
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Why are you running the bullet connectors? Tamiya plugs? I'd expect someone ~that~ deep down the tuning path would have addressed resistance. I also see you've chosen to go without the roll cage.

Tamiya sells a balance plate to add weight to the non motor side. You can also potentially mount both the reciever and ESC on the same side to help ballance.
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Originally Posted by Rich Panganiban
Wow...that looks great! Any tips or suggestions on how to balance a Mini?
Looks like about 10 grams difference on each side. Maybe led weights?
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Originally Posted by Nerobro
Why are you running the bullet connectors?
I don't know if it's the case for MarCos, but many classes using handout motors require the stock connectors to remain in place.
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Hi
I'm having problems with the steering servo moving on my son's M03. I think the parts must have worn over time. There used to be alloy servo mounts available, but I can't see any for sale anywhere, even on auction sites. Can anyone suggest a source for them ?
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Originally Posted by 32819toon
Hi
I'm having problems with the steering servo moving on my son's M03. I think the parts must have worn over time. There used to be alloy servo mounts available, but I can't see any for sale anywhere, even on auction sites. Can anyone suggest a source for them ?
Thanks
These work well and they're CHEAP! Alloy servo mount for tamiya M03 WR02 TL01 WT01 wild willy 2 twin detonator GF01 | eBay
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