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Old 03-25-2008, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rcarmchl
You can also add weight above that battery as there is a cavity in the top part of the chassis, no body will know they are there!!!
Well, what I've actually done is remove the stickers from both the underside and top, and then stuck weights on with some epoxy adhesive I have lying around. They aren't going to come off, but I don't really care

Have needed to trim some of the battery holder area on the chassis to make sure I can get the battery in properly. I'm also going to need to grind off the protruding lettering on the weights themselves, just for more clearance.

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Old 03-25-2008, 08:26 PM
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I have just order some tires for my mini.


4 HPI Mini Super Radial M Compund Tires
2 Tamiya M 60D Super Grip Radial Tires
2 Tamiya S 60D Super Grip Radial Tires



I will be running on both Carpet and Asphalt.

What would be a good set up for the tires?

I understand most people are running 60D's up front, what about the rear tires?

I was also thinking firm double stuffed inserts up front and medium double stuffed inserts on the rear.

Any ideas on what I sould start out trying first?
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Latest update - What the Hell is a POWERTUBE?

Well, if you're utterly embarrassed by your total inability to solder, or sick of having to buy crap battery packs because you can't put your own together, or your best pack has just dropped a cell so you've had to chuck it in the bin then you need to read this to find out just what to do.

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Default MINI CARPET TYRES

Run the kit tyres front and the M grip tyres rear with the Tamiya firm foam insert in both. This tyre choice worked at the Canberra carpet track. This would be my starting point and modify from here.

I also tried the HPI M grip tyres on the front with the standard insert supplied with the tyre. On a short technical track they worked well, but gave up some speed to the cars running the 60D size kit, M or S grip tyres on the straight.

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:33 PM
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G'day Tony,

I sure like the idea of those powertubes, especially if you are using matched cells. So much easier to equalise.

Thanks for the tip.

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Old 03-25-2008, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
Latest update - What the Hell is a POWERTUBE?

Well, if you're utterly embarrassed by your total inability to solder, or sick of having to buy crap battery packs because you can't put your own together, or your best pack has just dropped a cell so you've had to chuck it in the bin then you need to read this to find out just what to do.

Tony, I bought one of those atleast 15 years ago out of curiosity. I remember it worked as advertised. It's probably in the one of those boxes in the bottom of my rc rooms "closet of doom". I first saw those used in fast electric boats. You could get those tubes any length to make looooooong stick packs. They are better than most of the crappy factory stick packs which most of them are a glorified friction fit. Nice how-to article btw. I love your site!
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:17 AM
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Thanks for the battery info Tony! Your site is great!
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Thanks very much to all...

I think we should ask for a commission fee from Mr Powertube, I think he'll be selling quite a few now!
Although we have no problem in recommending it because it's a good product.

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Tony,


Indeed you have a sweet site. Thanks.

As for the powertubes, well...I they went of my radar since 10+ years ago. Didn't know they still excisted.

Keep up the good...sorry great work!


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is there any1 in australia that sell the powertubes????
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Not that we know of. You gotta buy em direct.
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LOL...and apparently the Power Tubes have resurfaced in my old stomping ground. Renton, WA was my home for, oh, 40 years. Just moved away not 3 years ago.

Now I HAVE to get a couple. Wish they did 'em for 2/3A cells for my Sliders...
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Damn, I wish I was selling these things myself now......

They have been around a long time. We've been using them for over a year now, I just never got around to doing the how-to until now.
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I got a set couple battery packs that are soldered in the side by side configuration and wanted to use them on my mini...will they fit in the battery holder without modifying it or do i need to use the same configuration as those powertubes arrange the batteries?
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They must be in the same configuration as 'normal' stick packs, no way will they go in with the side by side configuration.
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