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Old 07-17-2007, 06:41 PM
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Steve, you guys at Trackside are simply...innovators.
Plain and simple.
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:08 PM
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I just bought a Rover Mini Cooper, and after having top line RC tourers, these Mini's are rough as guts
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Old 07-17-2007, 07:42 PM
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S&M Trackside....... Now i know why i didnt go last weekend



Anyways what is the popular servo guys are running in the m03r
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Originally Posted by wallstreet

Anyways what is the popular servo guys are running in the m03r
My personal favorite is a Futaba 9650. It is a mini sized servo, weighs a bit less that a standard servo, important given its high mounting position. I am also sold on digintal servos, as they have great center hold power. THis one is digital as well, and is reasonably priced at about $59.
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Steve, you guys at Trackside are simply...innovators.
Plain and simple.
Yeah, and a bunch of them were real "innovators" on me this last weekend. Nathan & I were finally able to join them for parking lot racing this weekend, first time this summer. 8 in the class. Nathan and I haven't raced for quite a few weeks, thus the batteries had been sitting for awhile. Anyway, Scotty Ernst stands next to me as we get up on the drivers stand and says something like - "you know we all like you joining us this weekend"(should have known something was up).

Anyway, we begin the first heat and geez, those batteries must have really not liked sitting for so long - on the 140 foot straight it seems like we are really down on power - in fact as were driving, I say to Scott, as he pulls even to me midway on the straight and all of a sudden takes off like someone dumped nitrous oxide in his motor, "where did you get the Turbo boost." They couldn't keep from laughing - it seems that the bunch of them decided, upon hearing that Nathan & I would finally be coming for our first parking lot racing, to all run stock motors in their minis but not tell us two newcomers running our silver cans. They even planned it out so as to all run at half throttle in practice and warm ups so as to not let us on to the joke. Very funny (and we ended up only about a lap off the pace despite our silver cans)!

So Nathan & I switched to stock motors for the rest of the day, and boy that was fun. Long straights and stock motors were a fun combination that we plan on continuing next time.
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does scotty have swift bodies in stock at trackside ?
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Originally Posted by wallstreet
does scotty have swift bodies in stock at trackside ?
Not when I ws in on Sunday, but that might have changed. Call
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What's a good servo saver for mini? Kimbrough? Anybody going direct with no servosaver just servo arm?
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Originally Posted by maxepower
What's a good servo saver for mini? Kimbrough? Anybody going direct with no servosaver just servo arm?
Thanks in advance1
I use this one on my Mini:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXS444&P=SM

What I use is the thinner end, and put a hole either side of the lowest single hole. That kills a lot of bump steer.
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Need/want some M03R parts? Of course you do. Well they've finally been released.

Go here to see.

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Originally Posted by Burlap
I use this one on my Mini:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXS444&P=SM

What I use is the thinner end, and put a hole either side of the lowest single hole. That kills a lot of bump steer.
Thanks!
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By the way..there's nothing wrong with the stock servo saver. Everyone at rc-mini still uses the stock one and its fine.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:24 AM
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Heya, Mini gurus..

I've been using a normally-built ball diff on outdoor tracks, and it's been pretty good except when I want to accelerate, sometimes one tire can slip.. It has some tension unlike a gear diff, so it does move forward, but I want it to go no matter what..

I stiffened the diff up with extra cone washers, to the point it won't slip at all but I can still turn it, but the turning radius is totally wider, and it understeers like crazy..

I guess the only way people do it is letting the rear slide to follow the front where it wants to turn, and it snaps back into place when they hit the throttle..

Does anyone have a decent setup that works on asphalt like this, or should I be getting a front one-way for this like some have?
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Yeah, just ignore my previous question, I've realized my folly with the locked up diff, I'm going to just run a regular diff, maybe a bit stiffer than before, and deal with it.. or maybe find a one-way just for the sake of it, who knows..
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:44 PM
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I checked Jason's store but I didn't see the M03R knuckles (F/R) did he already sold out?
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