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Old 01-24-2008, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by HACHIROKU13BT
First off, I'd like to apologize because I know this isn't a Li-po page but, I just had to ask the Tamiya M03 "Mini Pro's."

Recently, I placed a Orion 3200 Li-po battery on my M03M Swift. I noticed so much roll - it was some what uncontrollable in the turns. Therefore, I was thinking about placing lead weight stripping on the Orion 3200 battery (top-side). Does anyone has any suggestions? Should I place the lead weight on the battery or on the front and rear bumpers? I was thinking about placing about 100 to 120 grams of lead weighting on.

Please help anyone.
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Put the wt. on the battery, that's where it belongs. About 4 oz. is about right. If you need more to bring the car up to legal wt., add it to the front bumper. Parts Plus has a thin tire wt. that you can place both on top and bottom of an Orion 3200 and will still fit perfectly. The stock # for the wts. is TAW 7026. You'll have to buy a box of 48 which runs about $40 if I remember correctly. Go in with some friends.
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TCS rules updated lipo is now legal in mini class!
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Originally Posted by HACHIROKU13BT
First off, I'd like to apologize because I know this isn't a Li-po page but, I just had to ask the Tamiya M03 "Mini Pro's."

Recently, I placed a Orion 3200 Li-po battery on my M03M Swift. I noticed so much roll - it was some what uncontrollable in the turns. Therefore, I was thinking about placing lead weight stripping on the Orion 3200 battery (top-side). Does anyone has any suggestions? Should I place the lead weight on the battery or on the front and rear bumpers? I was thinking about placing about 100 to 120 grams of lead weighting on.

Please help anyone.
I am also running Orion 3200s on my M03-L. I had to add 150 grams of lead to bring it up to legal weight (TSC). It also reduced the cornering roll significantly. I added sheet lead, used in the slot car hobby, (2 pieces about 50 grams each) to the top and the bottom of the Orion battery. The battery still easily slides in and out of the car. The remainder of the lead was placed in the rear (14 grams) and mid (42 grams) sections using the 7 gram lead cubes. I will experiment over the next several weeks where best to position the lead cubes to get maximum side bite. Hope this helps.

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Old 01-24-2008, 08:44 AM
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Can Orion 3600 LiPo pack fit on M03?
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Originally Posted by Mike Schumacher
Can Orion 3600 LiPo pack fit on M03?
No it cannot just the 3200.

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Just got my self a M03L today. cantwait to built it.

Anybody got the mini stabilizer manual? lost it somewhere.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:23 AM
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You might beable to find that on the Tamiya USA site under downloads if you type in the part number.

Enjoy your mini! A word of advice though if you can get the tree with the new swift knuckles on it they are so much better than the the ones that come with that kit. You'll also need bearings for it as it uses smaller ones.
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Originally Posted by Kwikvdub
Does Tamiya make a set of threaded shocks for the MO3-R?......... If so, does anyone have the Tamiya part #.

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Yes it's part # 54000
but it's not available yet. the shafts and shock bodies are 2mm shorter than the standard TRF ones.
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Originally Posted by Mike Schumacher
Can Orion 3600 LiPo pack fit on M03?
a Maxamps 4000 LiPo fits
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Originally Posted by bowl806
a Maxamps 4000 LiPo fits
Yep which is not ROAR or TCS legal and is dangerous. Have you read any of the threads regarding LiPo? Track down all the posts and threads started by linger. Those will explain exactly why those are a bad idea in ANY cars. Unless of course you enjoy running the risk of fire destroying the battery, the car, your pit table and any other piece of equipment sitting nearby.
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blaaah I don't like the idea of soft cased lipos. The Orion/Peak 3200 is the only one that truely fits the way it's supposed to.
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Nice score Kreator... post pics when you finish it

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Enjoy your mini! A word of advice though if you can get the tree with the new swift knuckles on it they are so much better than the the ones that come with that kit. You'll also need bearings for it as it uses smaller ones.
The reinforced lightweight uprights also require the smaller TA04 king pins in front. You also get the benefit of 2-degrees of toe-in on the rear uprights. The bearing size for the newer lightweight uprights is 5x10
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soft cased lipos are for my pico z heli
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