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Old 02-06-2010, 04:46 PM
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I use the MPower 4000mah Lipo's. They fit nicely. I have had no troubles with them so far.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:10 PM
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Out of curiosity, what LiPo do most of you feel works best in the cooper, since the "rouneded edges are required?
I've been using the Orion 3400 and 2400 packs, and both seem to work very well
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:15 PM
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so how about the Orca battery? anyone tried?

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Has anyone tried any of the HPI Cup Racer bodies on the M-05
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tiko
Has anyone tried any of the HPI Cup Racer bodies on the M-05
I've just seen the Datsun fitted onto a M05 today. Looks pretty cool but that body has a long hood and trunk so it makes the body seem very long.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tiko
Has anyone tried any of the HPI Cup Racer bodies on the M-05
yep ive got the Toyota AE86, works beautifully, the Porsche 911, and the Datsun 510. All fit on the M05 and M03, but the 911 wont fit on the M03 due to the steering servo. Toyota is definately the best handling so far, Porsche pretty close and Datsun not far off, a little tall so makes the car want to roll more. The 280 does look long. I saw it on a M04 once.
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Originally Posted by jcr
I've just seen the Datsun fitted onto a M05 today. Looks pretty cool but that body has a long hood and trunk so it makes the body seem very long.
Originally Posted by axle182
yep ive got the Toyota AE86, works beautifully, the Porsche 911, and the Datsun 510. All fit on the M05 and M03, but the 911 wont fit on the M03 due to the steering servo. Toyota is definately the best handling so far, Porsche pretty close and Datsun not far off, a little tall so makes the car want to roll more. The 280 does look long. I saw it on a M04 once.
Thanks guys I appreciate the info. I have to give does bodies a try. Axle, which one would you recommend more on the M03.

Thanks Tiko.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tiko
Thanks guys I appreciate the info. I have to give does bodies a try. Axle, which one would you recommend more on the M03.

Thanks Tiko.
Id recommend the Toyota AE86, looks like a drifter (very cool) and handles very well. Seems like itll take some abuse also.
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:54 PM
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Ok it's been years, no really years, since I've touched my Mini and want to get it race ready again. I know new gears and bearings will be installed but I need new steering arms from the servo saver out. What's a good servo saver to use with the Mini? I need links too from the saver out to the steering knuckles. What do you suggest?
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:25 PM
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I run Kimbrough mid size KP201 and for turnbuckles I use 10 x 32 mm Titanium ones from Tamiya.

This should fit your mini also, and you will have no problemo with this set-up!

Hope this helps.

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I would recommend getting the Tamiya alloy servo piece and the Tamiya high torque servo saver for the MO3. I have this fitted to my MO3 and it works a treat. Tamiya PNo's as per below.

54120 RC HT Servo Saver Alum Horn - M Chassis

51000 RC Hi-Torque Servo Saver - Black

The other alternate is to use a large Kimbrough servo saver and trim to prevent hitting the chassis at full lock. The other thing is by using a shorter servo saver you change the angle of your turnbuckles which will affect your steering. You can always use longer screws and spacers on your knuckles to make it standard again.

The Tamiya offering is far easier. The length of the turnbuckles will be dependant on which front knuckle you use. If using the Tamiya MO3R knuckle and outer hole, you will require long turnbuckles and for standard the usual shorter turn buckles.

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Originally Posted by axle182
Id recommend the Toyota AE86, looks like a drifter (very cool) and handles very well. Seems like itll take some abuse also.
Thanks Axle
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If anyone is looking for a nice M03...
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...ups-cheap.html
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:38 PM
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Anyone find that the Xpress Mini rubber tires has a really soft sidewall? I'm using it on my front and rears right now, when they're new my car handles great but once the front wears a slight groove on the outside edge, my car traction rolls like mad. Recommend CA glue the edge of the front tire?
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:42 AM
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hi guys .. I just recently into Mini. I got a M-05 pro with L setup. I running Tekin RSpro esc is it programable with the 540J motor?
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