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Old 08-07-2007, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by straightspeed
We see no noticeable difference between the medium and short wheelbase cars on carpet. In fact, all the quickest cars are SWB.

What differences are there in set up betwen the SWB and MWB cars on carpet at your track?


Originally Posted by tony gray
Civic and Miata are the right (225) wheelbase but don't fit.

Like on a lot of other things the body hits the servo mounts on an M03.

You can put the body on but it has to sit real high at the front and it looks crap...

The only 225mm alternative that I know of is the Audi TT from Proline. Only problem being that its been out of production for about 3 years...

The HPI Mini and/or VW Concept are both 210mm, they wont fit.

Solution? Pull out the spacer and run 210mm!
Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
Most bodies say they don't fit the MO3 but they do and they are tight on the servo mount.

HPI told me the Civic would not fit, and it does.
Originally Posted by RC MARKET
HPI Civic Fit
Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
Yes, the ABC Honda Fit, fits as well.
All of this has me confused. Can anyone post a pic of how the Civic body does/does not fit on an MO3M? Does anyone have pics of a body mounted on an MO3M besides the included swift body? Thansk fellas.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by {VIC_RDX}
lol tony Gray looks like im gunna get a mini again so i can run at radical RC track

anyone got a cheap mini forsale?
Better off getting a new one from overseas than look for a second hand one in Australia.
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Originally Posted by Turbonium
no, HPI makes a 200mm TT coupe.. but it was PF that made the mini body. i would imagine that Dale still has the mold. maybe if there was demand.... who knows?
Hmmm.... might just have to pop an email over to Dale.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:20 PM
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IS THERE A FIX AXLE FRONT DRIVE FOR MINIS??? PIC PLEASE.THX
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Burlap
Better off getting a new one from overseas than look for a second hand one in Australia.
yeah thats the plan jusrt gotta get some more $$ behind me coz ive bought

new T2007
3x 4200
1x 13.5
1x GTB

ill save about $200 up and that should get my started
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by t4m1y4niac
IS THERE A FIX AXLE FRONT DRIVE FOR MINIS??? PIC PLEASE.THX
I don't think anyone makes a spool for the mini.
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i think im going to build the Alfa next...
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewdoherty
What differences are there in set up betwen the SWB and MWB cars on carpet at your track?
Honestly, there are none.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:29 AM
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Hi fellow mini drivers.

My name is Will. I am with Over Geared Racing. We are holding a Summer R/C Smack Down in Vancouver BC. Two day event. August 18-19 th.
1st day qualifying and 2nd day mains. The track is about 150 ft long by 60 ft deep.

http://www.overgearedracing.com/Gall...ackdown-p1.jpg

Any one in the pacific northwest area (Washington, Port Land, Vancouver BC (Canada)) would like to run in 27T Mini. It is pretty much a open class. Open tires and Batteries. Except it has to be a M-Chassis.

If so please let me know or PM me.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by killingtime
Hmmm.... might just have to pop an email over to Dale.

Already done that, and they are thinking of a new body for the mini. We talked about it last fall

BUT

that does not mean they are producing one.
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Here is a link to a chart of bodies for the mini, and what fits what.

Thanks to rc-mini.net


http://www.rc-mini.net/MiniWeb_Onlin...D7756B281E1090
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Here is the interior installed in a mini.

Now, my next project is to make a left-handed driver and maybe a single driver.
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Whatís up gang? I just got my M04L Beetle delivered on Monday and I have been working on it for the last couple of nights. Thus far, I have completed the front and rear suspensions and the gearbox. I have a couple of questions, however:

1. The left rear suspension seems to be binding. I am not sure why this is happening. I made sure that everything was not too tight and it does not look like I have any flashing or anything gumming up the works. Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?
2. Iím running the friction shocks for now and will probably do a few races with them. Does anyone have any advice on how to set them up to be as good as possible? I will be running on an indoor asphalt track with good grip.
3. Will a standard Futaba S3003 steering servo fit? What about a standard sized Futaba receiver (I need to buy these still, so I canít test fit)?

Also, does anyone have suggestions for tires? I am hoping to keep it TCS legal.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by andrewdoherty
All of this has me confused. Can anyone post a pic of how the Civic body does/does not fit on an MO3M? Does anyone have pics of a body mounted on an MO3M besides the included swift body? Thansk fellas.
The HPI Civic does fit....Someone in Omaha did run one for quite awhile. I think he had to do some minor modifications, but I don't remember exactly what they were.
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