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Old 11-12-2007, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
I'm certainly not picking on S & S..not in any way. I just don't want him to spend so much time working on his car, that he loses sight of what Minis are all about - having fun.

I'll say now that the top 5-6 REALLY fast guys out at rc-mini all run cars that are virtually stock.
i.e. Plastic shocks, new springs, and thats it.... No alloy anywhere, nothing special at all.

However, we all know a bit of blue bling looks cool! Ha!
NO OFFENSE TAKEN I ALSO DONT WANT TO SPEND TO MUCH ON THE MINI BECAUSE ONCE I GOT IT FULLY HOPPED UP IT WILL BECOME HEAVIER THAN THE STOCK ONE. I PLAN TO KEEP IT ALL IN STOCK PLASTIC DONT WANT TO FALL INTO THE SPELL OF THE BLUE BLING...
ALSO IVE DRIVEN IT WITH STOCK ESC AND STOCK MOTOR AND I THINK ITS REALLY FAST AND AS IF ITS LIKE A REAL CAR WHILE FOLLOWING ALL MY STEERING DIRECTIONS! TOO BAD THOUGH I WAS ALONE I BADLY NEED A SPARING PARTNER FOR THIS ONE TO KNOW TO KNOW MY BENCHMARK THAT IS.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:37 AM
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I just thought I would share...

The Swift is my racer...its got full bearings, oil shocks, aluminum front & rear hubs, and a 13.5 brushless setup. This this is a rocket, and can hang with most 4WD touring cars.

The Beetle is strictly stock with the exception of full bearings. The pictures don't do the paint justice...this is VERY bright!

The Fiat 500 is my daughters. Bone stock just as it comes in the kit. SHe slowly learning how to drive it. All 3 have Skektrum radios. I don't demember when I had this much fun!
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:59 AM
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Well I now know how much fun these mini's are.I can say after racing my first season racing a mini that I am hooked on racing these things.I even stoped racing my sedan so I could work on my mini driving more.I started with a bone stock swift and then switched to the m03r when thay came out,all I have added to the car was Ta03 ball diff,trf shocks.I even managed to finish 3rd in points for the season (still ttrying to figure that out).Now I just got to find a couple of those "magic" silver cans.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:08 AM
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Cool mini

U will find that the skill it takes to run a mini will help you drive everything better ..:bat man:
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hey Sammy.......... You don't need no stinkin' motor.....
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:17 AM
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That VW Beetle looks so cool!!!

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Three
hey Sammy.......... You don't need no stinkin' motor.....
I just need one faster than yours.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:14 PM
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hello All cooper racers I have 2 Team Kwik packs ib4200 1SHV and 1 WC I built these packs by soddering each cell to each other by doing so the IR go's way down and avg Volt go's up ..the #s on the SHV 428sec 1.228 ir 1.5
the WC 459sec 1.239 ir1.5 I will get them both go for 55.00 shipped
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we need bigger pics of that beetle...


I finished my replica of my car.... I just have to do the thin seam lines (doors, hood, etc....)




BTW.. the M01 body is a direct fit on the M03... the body holes line up perfectly....
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Potter
DAmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
this is nice BIKE!
this is home made built?
if not can you give me link for the kit?

Bar.
thanks....

here's the link to the kit

http://yungher.myweb.hinet.net/oto3.htm

Video---> http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...13141405&hl=en

it's from China and the guys name is Irving... I think I have the first one in the US.... it runs great!

he came out about a month ago to meet all the SO Cal RC Bikers and he brought his prototype.... I bought it once it became available (and to help him test his PayPal and shipping speed...LOL)

Here's mine before paint... (comes with a rider too...not pictured)



here's Irving's personal bikes

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Originally Posted by akura2
we need bigger pics of that beetle...


I finished my replica of my car.... I just have to do the thin seam lines (doors, hood, etc....)




BTW.. the M01 body is a direct fit on the M03... the body holes line up perfectly....


Nice mini!

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Originally Posted by akura2
we need bigger pics of that beetle...


I finished my replica of my car.... I just have to do the thin seam lines (doors, hood, etc....)

BTW.. the M01 body is a direct fit on the M03... the body holes line up perfectly....
So how exactly do you do the thin seam lines? What do you use?
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:26 PM
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thanks guys... I'm going to use a dual-point sharpie... (one side has the bullet tip, and the other side is a super fine tip)

I used to use body markers (specially designed for doing the thin body seam lines...) but the sharpie does the same job for less money and more versatility
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