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Old 08-04-2009, 01:05 PM
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And....not a spool to be seen in the A main at Mini 50... Ball diffs everywhere!
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
And....not a spool to be seen in the A main at Mini 50... Ball diffs everywhere!
That was nothing to do with whether it was a spool or not ... just the quality of the driver. A spool posted one of the fastest individual lap times. Just the mong couldn't drive

But you also said that a M03L was no good .. but I seem to remember that it was TQ

Selective memory Tony
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:58 AM
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Default RP30mini: RP Racing Mini Racing Tires (1 pair) 30 compound

Please would some kind soul confirm the outer diameter on these RP Mini tires?

RP30mini: RP Racing Mini Racing Tires (1 pair) 30 compound

Also, is there no other tire manufacturer producing a useful 60D tire in competition to the Tamiya 60D?

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:15 AM
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A spool is fast, but a oneway in a mini is faster again
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by cannon View Post

But you also said that a M03L was no good .. but I seem to remember that it was TQ

Selective memory Tony
And a SWB won - your memory is just as selective Greg...

I'm more astounded to see Tim posting something!
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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
And a SWB won - your memory is just as selective Greg...

I'm more astounded to see Tim posting something!
But it only just won. As we have said before it is interesting that the Vics like the SWB but in NSW it is the M03L or the M03M that is fast.

Looking forward to the Nats. Hopefully the SWB guys will come up for the event on the big track.

I have seen a one way used once. Yes very quick ... and very quick to hit the barriers without braking
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:30 AM
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RP 55mm

No one else makes 60mm diameter tyres for mini other Tamiya. Although I think the new HPI tyre for the Cup Racer might be close. You would have to visit the HPI website.

Other 55mm diameter tyres for mini: Pit Shimizu: Ride: RP: Spice: Kamikase: Sweep: Solaris: HPI: ABC Genetic: Cross:

We use these in combinations for mini racing here in Australia.

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Old 08-05-2009, 04:35 AM
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I'm considering making the move into Mini, and was wondering if this would be a good brushless system to run.

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

would it provide the same or close enough performance to the hobbywing, or too much.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
I'm considering making the move into Mini, and was wondering if this would be a good brushless system to run.

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

would it provide the same or close enough performance to the hobbywing, or too much.
If you are racing Mini in Australia you must use the Hobbywing
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ok, thanks for that.......looked like a good setup, ah well
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Originally Posted by caltek1 View Post
No one else makes 60mm diameter tyres for mini other Tamiya.
Calvin.
Almost true...3Racing makes 60D tires for minis. I don't know how they are on asphalt, but they're sticky as anything on carpet, and they're cheap.

They look like a complete joke, but are actually a decent tire.

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:33 AM
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The reason for tightening a diff on a mini is to reduce the dredded 'diffing out' on corner exit where the inside tire gets all the power and just spins, so your corner exit is slower. A spool would change the handling huge i would think. I get my mini to handle well, and adjust the ball diff rather tight so it wont 'diff out' on corner exit. I run the M03r alot tighter than the M04 as the 04 doesnt roll over on exit and diff out as much. Always think of what you trying to achieve when working on your diffs, and consider what the drawbacks are. A spool id guess would be hard to get a nice corner entry especially on carpet, and im sure it would be very hard on the drivetrain.

Also consider that on really low grip situations with a tight track, sometimes a loose diff will work better also, allowing you to hold a tighter line. Just wanted to throw in these suggestions, its not like any single one is the ticket
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by aussierevo View Post
ok, thanks for that.......looked like a good setup, ah well
Ummm the hobbywing is cheaper to buy here anyway.... (I'm assuming you are in australia)
hit up cannon from feral batteries :P

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:00 PM
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thanks for that mangoman.....I will look into that.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:33 PM
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So a front wheel drive M03 Mini Cooper capable of drifting if set up properly?

Perhaps with a Dbox?
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