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Old 11-14-2007, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
A good IB4200 is the best of all..but...we also use the Orion Carbon Edition 3200 Lipos and they're very very close... And as a bonus over a 5 minute race they retain their voltage better. So that's what we run at club meetings where no-ones too fussed.

10 minutes? Easy...we regularly run 20 mins in practise.
WHAT MOTOR DO YOU GUYS USE?
TELL ME IF IM WRONG IT DOESNT MATTER FOR THE LIPO CAPACITY EXAMPLE ORION 3200'S AGAINST 3800"S AND 4800'S FOR THE TAMIYA SPORTS TUNED MOTORS RIGHT, IT DOESNT MEAN THAT YOU USE THE 4800 IT WILL ACCELERATE FASTER THAN THE 3200,RIGHT?

LIPO IS A NEW TECH AND I THINK ITS CHEAP BUT VERY EFFECTIVE. THOUGH I HAVENT GOT ANY FEEDBACKS RUNNING IT ON A MINI ON A RACE...
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We use Sport-tuneds.

And you're right, the lipo 'size' is an indication of run time only, not voltage.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
We use Sport-tuneds.

And you're right, the lipo 'size' is an indication of run time only, not voltage.
SO GO FOR THE ORION 3200'S YOU SAY FOR SILVER CAN AND SPORT'S TUNED HUH?
AGAINST IB 4200 ANY COMPETETIVE COMPARISON?
IF YOU OPT TO CHOOSE NIMH OR LIPO?
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Originally Posted by Swift and Sleek
SO GO FOR THE ORION 3200'S YOU SAY FOR SILVER CAN AND SPORT'S TUNED HUH?
AGAINST IB 4200 ANY COMPETETIVE COMPARISON?
IF YOU OPT TO CHOOSE NIMH OR LIPO?
If you are going to race the Mini at club or National level, most of them will not allow Lipo. Therefore Intellect 4200 based packs are highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by Swift and Sleek
SO GO FOR THE ORION 3200'S YOU SAY FOR SILVER CAN AND SPORT'S TUNED HUH?
AGAINST IB 4200 ANY COMPETETIVE COMPARISON?
IF YOU OPT TO CHOOSE NIMH OR LIPO?
I race against TFG and the RC-MINI crew - it's hard to tell whether they are running the IB's or the lipo's - so i'd argue they are quite competitive! I'd insert a sarcastic comment here about TFG's (lack of) driving ability - but i know what his response will be, so i won't add that here this time
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Originally Posted by Burlap
If you are going to race the Mini at club or National level, most of them will not allow Lipo. Therefore Intellect 4200 based packs are highly recommended.
WE RUN CLUB RACES FOR THE MINI ALL TYPES OF BATTS ALLOWED "SO HERE IS WHERE MY CURIOUSITY KICKS IN IF ITS MORE COMPETETIVE AND EFFECTIVE TO USE LIPO AGAINST NIMH AND NICAD" AND FOR THE T.A.C. WE ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO RUN NICAD AND NIMH TAMIYA BATTS CONSIDERING WE ALL RUN SPORTS TUNED MOTORS

TO N.T. WHATS T.F.G.?
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Tony F***kin Gray...... A nickname thats been around for years...
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Tony F***kin Gray...... A nickname thats been around for years...
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Originally Posted by tony gray
A nickname thats been around for years...
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Originally Posted by H I
Thanks Tony. Thatís exactly what I needed. I do like idea of keeping the cost down and I know some of aftermarket stuff is just junk. But people use them and itís very hard to tell them theyíre not allowed in racing after they already put it on car (and spent hard owned money).
Bakaguyjean, I use champ made ti and stainless screws which are made by same people who makes Tamiya screws.
Do you have web link to Tech racing, Tobee craft, Square?
I just remembered that you were looking for links. This should keep you busy for a while. There is a TA05 M-chassis conversion kit in the TN racing pages.
http://www.geocities.jp/yrcca/link.html
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Hey Swift and Sleek:
Did you know your CAPS LOCK is on? No need to shout here, you are amongest friends.
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Has anyone tried the Ride or Spice molded inserts in the Tamiya 60D tires? Is there a difference on track between the Spice 5.0 and 5.5 inserts?
Not interested in other tires as rules require the Tamiya 60D tire.
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean
I just remembered that you were looking for links. This should keep you busy for a while. There is a TA05 M-chassis conversion kit in the TN racing pages.
http://www.geocities.jp/yrcca/link.html
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Three
Has anyone tried the Ride or Spice molded inserts in the Tamiya 60D tires? Is there a difference on track between the Spice 5.0 and 5.5 inserts?
Not interested in other tires as rules require the Tamiya 60D tire.
I wouldnt think they'd work too well, they're moulded to suit the smaller ID tires, the 60D's are substantially bigger.
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Originally Posted by Swift and Sleek
BASIC RADIO CONTROLLER "A.M. OR F.M."
STANDARD SERVO
FOR THE BATTERIES NIMH FOR LONGER RUNS

JUST THE BALL BEARINGS AND YOU ARE READY TO GO!:nod:
thanks for the tips.....
and if it nessary to change the damper to those alum type rather then the stock plastci type for better handling?
And what is the run time if both using silver can and tamiya 101bk with it.

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