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Old 10-02-2007, 01:28 PM
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Which Lipo packs fit a M03m Mini chassis with out modifications?
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:37 PM
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Orion Carbon Edition - goes straight in
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:46 PM
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You need to slightly modify the end pieces that hold the battery in place. The inside reinforcing ribs of the "L" pieces need to be shaved.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:08 PM
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Or just tape it in.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydewynder
You need to slightly modify the end pieces that hold the battery in place. The inside reinforcing ribs of the "L" pieces need to be shaved.
Actually, elongating the holes in the battery holders is a lot easier and certainly less messy than Dremel dust all over you. Also that retains the rigidity of the end pieces
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:49 PM
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when you put the ball diff into the transmission, which way do you put it in? Do you put it in so the diff screw is on the left or right side, looking on top of the mini with the front pointing north?
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:32 PM
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Use Tamiya AW grease on the balls, diff plates & thrust bearing, then (optional) put loctite threadlock on the step screw and tighten it until it stops (until you cannot tighten it anymore).

Install the diff so that the nylon gear part of the diff is in the right hand side of the chassis. (Screw is therefore on the left)
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by billjacobs
when you put the ball diff into the transmission, which way do you put it in? Do you put it in so the diff screw is on the left or right side, looking on top of the mini with the front pointing north?
I always put my diff in the car so that the rotation of the diff will tighten it. This seems to help keep the diff from spinning loose which is a commen issue with these cars.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:40 AM
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anybody seen this yet?


4WD, 1/12 scale

www.active-hobby.com







Chassis Features:
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Ultra-low center of gravity
# Fully adjustable suspension with extended suspension arms.
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Ability to change the roll center
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Dual belt AWD system including eccentric adjustable tensioning
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Aluminium motor mount and F & R bulkheads
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F & R CVD universal drive shafts
# Eccentric bulkhead the suitable belt pressure adjustment.
# F&R CVD universal drive shafts.
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F & R adjustable ball diffs
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Adjustable Ackerman steering system
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Choice of 2 front shock towers
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Adjusters come complete with turnbuckles and ball cups
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Shocks include high quality low friction oil
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Chassis accommodates both ladder and stick packs
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Includes Sports Body
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Includes Scale Rims and Rubber Tires 54mm size
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Includes 540 motor
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Includes Tamiya M03 bodies post sets
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Includes full ball bearings

Haven't seen it mentioned yet... if it HAS been brought up...My bad
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Yep, you're bad. There's a whole separate thread devoted to it....
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Yep, you're bad. There's a whole separate thread devoted to it....
tony have you try running one way with your mini car ????
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quick Q...

Has anyone used Ride's RP mini tires? or got any recomendations for mini tires on carpet?

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DRAG_ON
tony have you try running one way with your mini car ????
One ways don't work in a mini. For one you have no brakes, two you cant sit the car still on a slight incline (it just rolls)
There's no benefit to doing it really.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:27 AM
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I dont have a scale, but seems like my mini weighs a ton. it is a lot heavier than my TC. Thats just by picking them both up.
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My guess is that running a spool in the front would serve a similar purpose but still keeps the brakes


and thanks for straightening that out for me (the Active-hobby car)

I just saw it in the new Japanese October issue of RC Magazine
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