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Old 05-10-2010, 10:33 AM
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So...has anyone tried the HPI 240z body on an M05?

Anyone?

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Fits no problem, I run it all the time.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Granpa
Then, what is this mysterious program that scooby is referring to? What is it supposed to do if it doesn't make a motor run faster or make it produce more power? I had the same impression you do, but from the posts, we could be wrong.

Please, I'm not arguing or even questioning your response, just curious about this. Sorry, may have quoted the wrong person and should have directed it to the other guys talking about the new Tekin program.

So to anyone who has direct knowledge, can you fill in the uninformed and the not so well connected.
I am not sure what Scooby is talking about...But I emailed Randy Pike and he confirmed what I was told a while ago - there is no way to boost a brushed motor, no matter what speedo you are using the only way (according to Randy) is to increase voltage
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
I am not sure what Scooby is talking about...But I emailed Randy Pike and he confirmed what I was told a while ago - there is no way to boost a brushed motor, no matter what speedo you are using the only way (according to Randy) is to increase voltage

thanx, that's what I gathered from those I asked. Had to do with a sensor or something. Two wires to a motor is complicated enough for me. Even with two, I sometimes have a car shoot of backwards.
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Kabo Did you try the new Tekin program for the Tekin fx? They have brush motor boost! I ran it at the last race! That stuff works!
You're going to hell, I'm sure of it.
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Kabo Did you try the new Tekin program for the Tekin fx? They have brush motor boost! I ran it at the last race! That stuff works!
the last thing we need to do is boost a mini all this silver can trickery just so everyone knows if there is new software it will not be allowed at the beach great now we have to tech minis with the hotwire
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the last thing we need to do is boost a mini all this silver can trickery just so everyone knows if there is new software it will not be allowed at the beach great now we have to tech minis with the hotwire
Craig - I think Scooby is just getting a little gamemanship . I don't wanna see minis get crazy and that includes going brushless

there isn't a tekin software that will/would/could boost/timing advance a brushed motor - even powering a silver can with a tekin RS, won't give you the boost settings
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Originally Posted by Bodywerx_rc
Fits no problem, I run it all the time.
Thank You!
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
Craig - I think Scooby is just getting a little gamemanship . I don't wanna see minis get crazy and that includes going brushless

there isn't a tekin software that will/would/could boost/timing advance a brushed motor - even powering a silver can with a tekin RS, won't give you the boost settings
Really?
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Really?
Yes. Really
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:43 AM
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I heard that Tekin is replying to any inquiries and denying such a program exists. Could it be that someone was having a laugh at our expense???? Well if he was, sure caught me.

Should have stepped back and thought it thru, instead of knee jerk reacting. You cannot change the timing on a brushed motor w/out physically changing something.
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Yea guys, I was just messing with kabo that's all. I am a team driver for tekin and I had to hear it from Randy Pike for making such a joke. You can't boost timing in a brush motor unless you have this endbell adaptor plate we may or may not come out with. It works well though!
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Yea guys, I was just messing with kabo that's all. I am a team driver for tekin and I had to hear it from Randy Pike for making such a joke. You can't boost timing in a brush motor unless you have this endbell adaptor plate we may or may not come out with. It works well though!

Sorta like the pulley in the M03 ball diff?
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Originally Posted by Scooby Horton1
Yea guys, I was just messing with kabo that's all. I am a team driver for tekin and I had to hear it from Randy Pike for making such a joke. You can't boost timing in a brush motor unless you have this endbell adaptor plate we may or may not come out with. It works well though!


well sign me up for one of those maybe/maybe not endbell adapter...i'll be wanting to give it a whirl at NJMP

god knows I could use some of your Mini speed
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Questions?? M03 Mini: build or sell & buy lastest version?

I have a M03 version [NIB] that my wife bought me about the time I dropped out of running RC many years ago. It has sat in my closet for years since I last raced in the late 1980s, iirc, and it was not too long after that that I got the Mini.

I am interested in getting back into a little RC racing and wonder if the M04 or M05 was a significant step up from the M03. I have never built/raced a Tamiya product. All my prior experience was in 1/10 pan cars on carpet Oval. Any veteran Mini owner/racers want to give an opinion?

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