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Old 01-29-2008, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by doriftu
this may be a dumb question: are those 2 racing stripes on the hood decals or spray painted?

btw Kreator nice paint job. speck and clean.


My guess would be sprayed...
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by doriftu
this may be a dumb question: are those 2 racing stripes on the hood decals or spray painted?

btw Kreator nice paint job. speck and clean.
Thanks bro, those stripes are original decals from the box.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:34 AM
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Here is my new Lid.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:51 AM
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Hey, do you guys have issues with the tires rubbing the body?
I have two points that rub; In front of rear tire and just under the edge of the front bumper. I can fix the front by limiting the EPA (too much steering when racing is bad anyway) ; however the rear tire is an issue, I am thinking about using my dremel to cut down the lower arm and shim it backwards into the middle of the wheel well what do you guys do?
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:08 AM
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I use the traxxas body washer to lift up the body.Its just enough to keep the tires rubbing in the back.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by slammin
I use the traxxas body washer to lift up the body.Its just enough to keep the tires rubbing in the back.
Do you put them on the front post of the rear? As you can see in the Pics above if a lift the rear of the body the angle would push the body closer to the wheel. Lifting the front up would help but the car looks like crap with a negative rake.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:27 AM
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I use them on the front and rear.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Zubski
Hey,

I have a question about the silvercan motor.

I have entered the FastCats Mini Enduro, 1000 Laps. Can the motor last that long or will it need cooling and if so what type of cooling? Do you have any advice on running a race that long.

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try this fan,
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=22395
or this heat sink,
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=25702

U can also try a can of compressed air. The ones to clean computers and electronics that usually come with a thin straw nozzle. Turn the can upside down and spray, it will shoot out the compressing gas which is freezing cold. I used it right in the cooling ports of the motors and on the heat sinks. Cools it right down fast!
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
You're using the stock heat sink already right?
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try this fan,
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=22395
or this heat sink,
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=25702

U can also try a can of compressed air. The ones to clean computers and electronics that usually come with a thin straw nozzle. Turn the can upside down and spray, it will shoot out the compressing gas which is freezing cold. I used it right in the cooling ports of the motors and on the heat sinks. Cools it right down fast!

Thanks for the advice. Actully i am not useing a heat sink right now but we are planning on putting one on for the race. How much compressed air would it take to cool the motor right down? Does it take a bottol just for one pit stop?
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:18 PM
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not sure id reccomend the ice spray trick on a hot motor... a buddy many years ago did this with a very hot P2k2, and the result was one of the magnets came loose, due to the rapid change in temps between the dissimilar metals... fyi, anyway!
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I'm going to be probably the 100th person to ask the same question, but here goes.


Why hasn't Tamiya updated their rules to either;

A: Allow brushless in the TCS series

B: At least use a more updated motor than the closed endbell Willy?

I ask this because I'm really interested in the M03 platform but the electronics restrictions are killing me

Is it because of the "value" price point?
Is it because the "heart" of the M03 is spec racing?

I ask this meaning no malice and disrespect, I'm still going to get one regardless of what the rule "are" or "change" to.

I was just kind of wondering, cause I am a fan of spec racing more than anything and the concept is awesome.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by abailey21
I'm going to be probably the 100th person to ask the same question, but here goes.


Why hasn't Tamiya updated their rules to either;

A: Allow brushless in the TCS series

B: At least use a more updated motor than the closed endbell Willy?

I ask this because I'm really interested in the M03 platform but the electronics restrictions are killing me

Is it because of the "value" price point?
Is it because the "heart" of the M03 is spec racing?

I ask this meaning no malice and disrespect, I'm still going to get one regardless of what the rule "are" or "change" to.

I was just kind of wondering, cause I am a fan of spec racing more than anything and the concept is awesome.
A. They do allow brushless in the tcs now.

B. Not sure I understand what you mean.

The mini is set basically to be the true heart of spec racing. This is also because of the value as well I am assuming.

Peace Aaron(W-W)
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That's the answer I was really hoping to see. I love spec (grew up on it) but it seems it hard to keep the fun in it. I love the mini because the rules are set to make sure the fun is kept within the track and racers.

Originally Posted by Wicked-Wayz

The mini is set basically to be the true heart of spec racing. This is also because of the value as well I am assuming.

Peace Aaron(W-W)
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