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Old 06-29-2008, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Juanchoyo
Who sells those red dot motors??? Are these Mabuchis or Johnsons????
Doc Mertes is the source for the Red Dot motors as in rccardr. I have a couple myself and am a big fan of Doc's. However, with that being said, the real fun in it, is to see if you can do it yourself.

While learning, it isn't a bad move to get a Red Dot to see what you're shooting for. IMO they are the standard for the "hot" motors
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:32 PM
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Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] if you want to buy a Red Dot motor.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:41 PM
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My new M03R - Blue chrome version arrived 2 minutes ago....WOO HOO!
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:26 AM
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Who said you cant equalise a stick pack! Nobody told Much More Racing that...

Click here to read our review of the amazing Much More Stick Pack Equaliser.

Oh and there are a whole heap more cars in the Mini Fan pages too!
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New RJ-Ride mini tire
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:13 AM
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hey TFG,

i thought i might pull one of my old mini's out n give it a run again in between rounds of racing the HQ just afew quick questions

are lipo's legal for mini's yet? if not any idea how long till?

is the mini class still alive and wats numbers lookin lyk
where do you mini drives race? TFTR, KROMA?

thank matt.p
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:15 AM
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Hey Matty,

Officially Lipos are VORTEC legal as of Aug 1st. Unofficially we've been running them in Minis for over 12 months at KROMA anyway! So...YES!

And we're gettin a heat of Minis most meetings at KROMA now, next meeting this Sunday.
TFTR is just starting to get a groundswell of them too lately which is awesome!

Good to see you back.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:42 AM
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awesome i saw some of the pics of TFTR on rcracer looks like a awesome new surface and layout i should have my mini up and running with-in the next 3 weeks so hope to be getting some practise in soon

dont supost you have an old mini u wanna sell?
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:50 AM
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Sell a mini? Sacrilege!!! Mine all live at home forever.......
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im thinking of getting a YR3200 - Yeah Racing 3200 Li Po Hard Case Battery 20C to run in the mini any boys down here run them? any good results?
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Matt,
The Yeah Lipo fits easy but I think Tony will tell you that you need to add the weight back as it makes the car a bit crazy without the weight of the battery. BTW, Yeah now also do a 4000 25C version that will fit as well
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H Tony

Where do you add the weight , so you can still get the LiPo out of the car ?

Thamks Mark M
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We'll have a how-to story up on the site soon.
But basically we have weight INSIDE the front and rear bumpers, and also inside the rear chassis.
On the lipos where there is a recess in the pack, you can sometimes put thin weights in there as well.

Quite a few guys were running Lipo at our club today, and without the weight, they just tip over...so you gotta have it.
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Originally Posted by tony gray
We'll have a how-to story up on the site soon.
But basically we have weight INSIDE the front and rear bumpers, and also inside the rear chassis.
On the lipos where there is a recess in the pack, you can sometimes put thin weights in there as well.

Quite a few guys were running Lipo at our club today, and without the weight, they just tip over...so you gotta have it.
That would be really kewl, just bought my M03 and only have lipos too run in it.
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Default YEAH RACING 4000 LIPO

I ran this battery in my MO3L on Friday night in a six minute final. A comparison of weight was my Powertube 4200 stick pack 454gms and Lipo 222gms.

With Lipo fitted no extra weight and running personnal transponder car weight 1284gms. I added 60gms to the rear chassis with the weight pushed towards the battery holder.

I did not change anything else on the car, retained the same ride height etc and the car handled the pretty much the same. No traction rolls.

I must say I was very happy with the results. I can't wait for these type of batteries to become legal.

The only modification was to use the two hole battery retainers, same as when you run 4200 stickpacks.

I was also using ride tyres and beat my previous best lap time at the track.

CYA

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