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Old 08-29-2008, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Potter
IMO, that's all fine entry-level gear. You'll want to choose a different version of the same battery though -- that one has the Traxxas connector and you'll need one with the standard/Tamiya connector. I have one of those radios and one of those batteries, and they served me well before I got big into racing. The pack still works great in my mini. That charger isn't bad at all and will last you quite some time.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:20 PM
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Hey all,
Just looking for a nice safe setup as a start point for an 04 ( Alfa) on carpet - NOT Ozite though.

I got my 03 running nice, so, of course for a challenge thought I'd try rear wheel drive !
Does anyone make anti roll bars? do I even need em?
thanks

Stu
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:54 AM
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hi guys,

just how many of you guys have the hobbywing/tek model bl systems?

i know the13t,12t,10t, 9t/4300kv,

just wondering at does the KV means? like novak ss5800= 5800 kv.

assuming 9t=4300kv, than 5800kv its about 7t? than 23t = ?kv ?

all comment are welcome, thanks
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You cannot relate the kV rating to the number of turns. To start with the Hobbywing motors are actually 380 size motors so it is not easy to relate the kV rating to a 540 motor
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Default anti roll bar??

does anyone make an anti roll bar for the 04?
or is it possible to adapt the 03 kit?

thanks
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Originally Posted by cannon
You cannot relate the kV rating to the number of turns. To start with the Hobbywing motors are actually 380 size motors so it is not easy to relate the kV rating to a 540 motor
http://www.hobbywing.com/english/Art...?ArticleID=409

what about the explanation chart? not trying to be funny, just would like comments on how accurate is it..
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Originally Posted by stulec52
does anyone make an anti roll bar for the 04?
or is it possible to adapt the 03 kit?

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Tamiya used to make one (i have a rear set, and most parts for the front) You can modify and make one easily enough. Check tech racing etc from Japan, mainly off ebay and see if they have one??? I might contact RC Champ too, if you go this route, call me, and we can put an order together and save on shipping! lol

To be honest stu, the 04 doesnt need sway bars. I have run mine since i got it, they handle awesome out of the box
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Originally Posted by stulec52
Hey all,
Just looking for a nice safe setup as a start point for an 04 ( Alfa) on carpet - NOT Ozite though.

I got my 03 running nice, so, of course for a challenge thought I'd try rear wheel drive !
Does anyone make anti roll bars? do I even need em?
thanks

Stu
Stu thats easy, Softest springs in the back, hard ones in the front, no toe, 2 deg toe in back, no sway bars, soft soft tires in the back with med hard inserts, and hard as you like tires in the front. I found a set of OLD HPI radials, and used them at Karz. By just adjusting the tire sauce, you could drive the car awesome Get used to doing some big swinging arcs in your corners! Its so much fun keeping up the corner speed with the 04, and catch right onto the rear of the 03's coming out, its so much fun, with the different driving styles. I much much prefer the 04
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:58 PM
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yo so what weight shock oil is ppl ruing in the mini's?
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The same that came with the kit....50746.....
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Originally Posted by edwintklee
http://www.hobbywing.com/english/Art...?ArticleID=409

what about the explanation chart? not trying to be funny, just would like comments on how accurate is it..
That is a Kv chart for the proper 540 size motors and cannot relate it to the kV rating of the sensorless motors used in the Mini combos
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Originally Posted by cannon
You cannot relate the kV rating to the number of turns. To start with the Hobbywing motors are actually 380 size motors so it is not easy to relate the kV rating to a 540 motor
3000KV faster than Tamiya black motor
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