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Old 04-17-2009, 12:10 AM
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From the release listing for the Shizuoka show..

* 1/10 RC M-05 PRO chassis kit

AND..

* 1/10 RC Mini-Cooper racing (M-05)
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Does anyone happen to know what the TCS maximum rpm rating is for the silver cans?

I know they've gone to an rpm based system now, rather than amp rating, and that they've banned the Mabuchi motors because they're "unmarked" as compared to the Johnson.

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Originally Posted by tony gray
What be this?...



It's a Kawada M300GT. Why have I posted a picture of it?
Dimensions - w/base 210 mm
- track 160 mm

Hey that's the same as an M03.... Yep sure is.

Basically a modified 1/12th scale (like the Tech DD/M) that takes mini wheels. Check out the width on the rear though!
Gorgeous body! One of my faves from Mini-Z racing! Doesn't look like it'll fit with a M04M though...nor an M03. They also have the NSX and 350Z.

Lots of details on the chassis here:
http://www.rceasy.com/2007/11/20/kawada-m300gt-2/
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
From the release listing for the Shizuoka show..

* 1/10 RC M-05 PRO chassis kit

AND..

* 1/10 RC Mini-Cooper racing (M-05)
i ask my friend in japan to buy, but he says only will be availabe to japanese market after may toy show...
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:21 AM
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And now....the review you've all been waiting for (cue drum roll or trumpet fanfare)..

Finally the WORLD FIRST (as far as we know) drive test of the new HPI Switch FWD Mini chassis.



What's it like? Does it live up to the hype?

As always our unbiased viewpoint.

Check it out HERE now!
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Originally Posted by tony gray
And now....the review you've all been waiting for (cue drum roll or trumpet fanfare)..

Finally the WORLD FIRST (as far as we know) drive test of the new HPI Switch FWD Mini chassis.



What's it like? Does it live up to the hype?

As always our unbiased viewpoint.

Check it out HERE now!
oh dear springs to mind

i thought my minis steering had a lot of play in it whan i first built it but it actually drove loverly

is there any perticular reason for the steering to be Vague , random ,unpredictable

i guess it's just a matter of waiting till the M05 and pro version come out
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One of the guys at our club was going to get a Switch to try in the Mini class and evaluate it as an alternative to the M03. I think that's probably not worth doing now...

Hopefully the M05 will prove to be a good alternative.
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monkeyracing - At Trackside in Milwaukee the rpm limit was 13,500.
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A shame the Switch has been a disappointment in the review. I also don't like the lack of room for electronics and how only certain lipos will fit.
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Originally Posted by Dan
A shame the Switch has been a disappointment in the review. I also don't like the lack of room for electronics and how only certain lipos will fit.

Actually the Switch can take a far wider range of lipos than the M03.
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Greg is correct there. It's just that ones that most of us already have for our M03's won't fit! So, NONE of mine fit....

But more 'normal' Touring Car ones will.

So you could put a 5000mah hour Lipo in and lose the will to live because the car would probably run for 30 mins - really, really slowly. Zzzzzzz
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Originally Posted by cannon
Actually the Switch can take a far wider range of lipos than the M03.
Already knew that. M03 can pretty much only take Orion lipos (not the bigger 4000+ mah)
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Does anyone happen to know what the TCS maximum rpm rating is for the silver cans? I know they've gone to an rpm based system now, rather than amp rating, and that they've banned the Mabuchi motors because they're "unmarked" as compared to the Johnson.
Jim,it can be a little confusing, but here's what we know: Aliso (which was canceled due to rain) announced a 13K RPM limit for their event, while Trackside and Omaha set a 13.5K RPM limit. Frederick set their limit at 17K and there will be no RPM limit at all in Memphis in two weeks. To the best of my knowledge, none of the remaining venues on the schedule (Fremont, Glen Burnie or Madness) have said anything about limiting RPM. Yet. Hopefully the host tracks will announce any RPM limit well in advance so racers can be prepared.

You are correct that Mabuchi's are no longer permitted in TCS silver can events- only the two vent Johnson 540J #53689 motors are legal this year. Even though I'm kinda sad that my wonderful four vent cans are banned, the two vent motors can still be coaxed into spinning pretty well.
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Originally Posted by Dan
Already knew that. M03 can pretty much only take Orion lipos (not the bigger 4000+ mah)


Actually the M03 can take the Yeah/Core type 3200's

Also can take the Intellect 4000 25C

And the Acepower 4000 25C lipo

And of course the smaller Orion lipos
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