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Old 03-12-2009, 08:13 PM
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See what happens if you either soften or raise the rear suspension a little. I'd go with softer first.

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ill try that. thanks!
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Mini + lead + lipo = what the...?

I finally got hold of a digital scale today, and have been weighing my m03. Now, my m03, with a body (that's got some reinforcing) that weighs over 70g, an Orion 2400 and some lead, my car weighs in at 1215g.

I've got lead flashing (about 20g) stuffed in the front bumper, two 7g weights in the back section of the chassis and lead flashing (about 85g) attached to the bottom of the battery.

Even with the NiCAD the car only weighs in in the low 1300s.

I've calibrated the scale using known weights and it's dead accurate.

So, anyone have any thoughts about this? I thought minis with nicads/nimhs were supposed to weigh in at around 1350 minimum.

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I assume your Mini is all plastic so that keeps it light.

And Nicads/Nimh all weigh differently depending on what capacity they are
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Mini + lead + lipo = what the...?

I finally got hold of a digital scale today, and have been weighing my m03. Now, my m03, with a body (that's got some reinforcing) that weighs over 70g, an Orion 2400 and some lead, my car weighs in at 1215g.

I've got lead flashing (about 20g) stuffed in the front bumper, two 7g weights in the back section of the chassis and lead flashing (about 85g) attached to the bottom of the battery.

Even with the NiCAD the car only weighs in in the low 1300s.

I've calibrated the scale using known weights and it's dead accurate.

So, anyone have any thoughts about this? I thought minis with nicads/nimhs were supposed to weigh in at around 1350 minimum.

Jim
We run 4600 with weight around 14++..... however when we run lighter weight, the car tends to traction roll.... any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Keen on getting hold of one of these again?



Word is that another production run has just finished, and stocks of the blue-plated version will be in store in around 2 weeks.....
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Sweet! I want to but... Hahaha how many M03s do I really need to make myself happy? I have 2 race, 1 practice, 1 gf's and 1 pure spares. Thats already 5. If I get more I will get nagged. Haha
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tfg
i had a new blue chassis arrive today from rc mart ,it looks so cool but i,m gonna svae it for the mini 50 ,also does any one know anything about the xpress radials for the mini as i got some of them aswell?
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Anybody tried this yet?



Tamiya (#45039) Brushless Motor 01 & ESC 01
Tamiya (#45039) Brushless Motor 01 & ESC 01 USD$119.9


http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-bru...r-p-28425.html

Maybe new power for the Mini!!!!!!!
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Anybody tried this yet?



Tamiya (#45039) Brushless Motor 01 & ESC 01
Tamiya (#45039) Brushless Motor 01 & ESC 01 USD$119.9

Maybe new power for the Mini!!!!!!!
Looks like re badge’d Ezrun stuff with a brand name mark up.
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Sweet! I want to but... Hahaha how many M03s do I really need to make myself happy? I have 2 race, 1 practice, 1 gf's and 1 pure spares. Thats already 5. If I get more I will get nagged. Haha
just when i tot getting 1 more its too much.....ha ha ha......have 2 its still to less....
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Originally Posted by edwintklee View Post
just when i tot getting 1 more its too much.....ha ha ha......have 2 its still to less....
yep i have a m03 and a m03r and it still isn't enough! but don't really want anything "rare" because sooner or later it will be a racer lol
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Looks like re badge’d Ezrun stuff with a brand name mark up.
I heard that TAMIYA's BL system is made by Speed Passion.
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How many M03's do you need? I've got at least 4 that run, and another 15 maybe that don't....

Those Xpress Radials will be excellent at Mini 50 Shan. I run them each week at Radical on the carpet there.

Blue chassis? Ha! If you win Mini 50 you'll get a REAL chrome one (the last one left) as 1st prize...

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Jim,

That sounds at least close to me. My Swift with 3600 NiMh stick pack and a body with a fair amount of paint (and reinforcements ) weighed in at just over 1400g. Now with an orion 2400 Lipo and a WHOLE bunch of weight (I lost track of how much I added but likely more than the 112g you indicated) it weighs in at 1350g.

If it handles good at 1215g I wouldn't complain!

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Mini + lead + lipo = what the...?

I finally got hold of a digital scale today, and have been weighing my m03. Now, my m03, with a body (that's got some reinforcing) that weighs over 70g, an Orion 2400 and some lead, my car weighs in at 1215g.

I've got lead flashing (about 20g) stuffed in the front bumper, two 7g weights in the back section of the chassis and lead flashing (about 85g) attached to the bottom of the battery.

Even with the NiCAD the car only weighs in in the low 1300s.

I've calibrated the scale using known weights and it's dead accurate.

So, anyone have any thoughts about this? I thought minis with nicads/nimhs were supposed to weigh in at around 1350 minimum.

Jim
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Originally Posted by gtfour93 View Post
I heard that TAMIYA's BL system is made by Speed Passion.
And Speedpassion is made by Hobbywing-->ezrun/xerun
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