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Old 11-25-2008, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon
I know that this is a bit off target at the moment but the TITC event that is held in Thailand every year is having a Mini class in Feb 2009.

Originally the class was to be a combined 2WD and 4WD class but the organisers have seen the light and are separating the classes.

This event wil be based on the following basics:

Black Sports Tuned motor
Nimh batteries
Controlled Ride tyres

This event is an awesome event in a fantastic country. Keep your eyes open for more information
Nimh batteries????

Bugger. It was looking so promising.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:18 AM
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I am still working on the Nimh part of the rules with the organisers
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon
I am still working on the Nimh part of the rules with the organisers
Dont worry about the bloody rules! What you should be doing is working on how you are going to afford to shout me a trip to Thailand.
Spent a couple of weeks in B/kok in Sep/Oct and have got a taste for the lifestyle and nicest people on earth.

Terry

PS I will even bring my mini.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Team Ash
Dont worry about the bloody rules! What you should be doing is working on how you are going to afford to shout me a trip to Thailand.
Spent a couple of weeks in B/kok in Sep/Oct and have got a taste for the lifestyle and nicest people on earth.

Terry

PS I will even bring my mini.
Cant disagree with your summary of Thailand . But then again I am biased (Thai wife )
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Ashley Cobb
On this same page there is a nice chart of tamiya spring rates. It says that a red short is stiffer than a yellow short. Is this true, or a typo?
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:54 AM
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HI, I've been through 2 dameged Receivers without a reason..... Maybe is the Tamiya Speedy allowing too much volts for the RX, and "burn" them???

How's the easiest way to reduce the tension that flows to my Rx?? What do I haveto buy?? Thanks!!!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkBrown
On this same page there is a nice chart of tamiya spring rates. It says that a red short is stiffer than a yellow short. Is this true, or a typo?
Hmmm, I suspect we got it wrong... That info was supplied by someone else a long time ago and to be honest I never really checked it!
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:27 PM
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I didn't know the Xpress Mini was still available...

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bat...cPath=420_1177
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:16 PM
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Hi guys, I swapped my ages-old black can with the 3000kv hobbywing combo. The added speed (my black can was really tired) started to cause some traction roll. I'm using Team Powers 36s on the front and 32s on the rear. I used to use blue/yellow springs back/front based on the basic setup on rc-mini.net. It worked for me very well until now.
I tried to swap the springs for white/blue which slightly improved the situation.
Can you please suggest other changes that I should try to get rid off the traction roll?
Thanks Marek
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:17 PM
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Also I'm still using NiMh batteries with the mini so the weight distribution should be the same as before (with the black can).
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Juanchoyo
HI, I've been through 2 dameged Receivers without a reason..... Maybe is the Tamiya Speedy allowing too much volts for the RX, and "burn" them???

How's the easiest way to reduce the tension that flows to my Rx?? What do I haveto buy?? Thanks!!!
Do you have a voltmeter to measure the voltage on the red plug from the Tamiya esc?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:55 PM
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good day to all..
boes anyone tried the 3racing rubber tires for their minis? how does it perform? thanks!
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:59 PM
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i have a question does eneyone have mo1 parts

please let me know thank you
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by doki71
good day to all..
boes anyone tried the 3racing rubber tires for their minis? how does it perform? thanks!
A few guys at my club ran them this past weekend. What I can tell you is that on carpet, they stick very well. They have a very sharp shoulder on them that almost acts like the blade on an ice skate. It just digs into the carpet and the car flies around the corners.

This does come with the possible consequence of traction roll, but taking a little extra speed off, or steering VERY smoothly can resolve that.

I prefer a tire that allows a little side slip though. I think these may do that once that shoulder has worn down a bit, as they are a fairly hard compound.

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Old 11-26-2008, 12:31 AM
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thanks for the reply...
how about on asphalt? any feedback?

im new at this, sorry if i ask to much..
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