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Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MD
Is there a different stock number for the black gears? If so, what is it?
The reinforced black gears part number is 54277.

The original unreinforced white gears is 50794.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cannon
We used Araldite to secure the gear
Thanks Cannon.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
Yup. I don't know exactly how, but it's working. I got the program card for it, as well. Teensy little circuit board in a case 5 sizes too large. Think I'll have to make a smaller case for it.
Good to hear. Hope its a permanent fix.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:25 PM
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Sydewynder,

I used araldite and a bead of knead it around the case/gear as a reinforcement and also to assist with the lateral loads.

At this stage it is holding up well, however I am still testing for longevity and wear. I have done a lot of practice laps and a few race meets and have not noticed any wear or oil leaks. I did use green slime on all of the 'o' rings and seals.

Time will tell. The biggest thing to confirm on construction is ensuring the gear is positioned correctly and not getting any glue on the gear. If you do it will bind on the secondary gear. Other thing is to ensure the secondary does not bind on the glue on the edge of the diff case/gear ring.

Anyway, the cat is out of the bag now, so another secret gone.

Happy Building if you decide to purchase one or two.

Later,

Calvin.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:55 PM
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Will there ever be a M05 that can take a TC battery?

Im talking about a updated M05 or a M07 if you like :P
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
Sydewynder,

I used araldite and a bead of knead it around the case/gear as a reinforcement and also to assist with the lateral loads.

At this stage it is holding up well, however I am still testing for longevity and wear. I have done a lot of practice laps and a few race meets and have not noticed any wear or oil leaks. I did use green slime on all of the 'o' rings and seals.

Time will tell. The biggest thing to confirm on construction is ensuring the gear is positioned correctly and not getting any glue on the gear. If you do it will bind on the secondary gear. Other thing is to ensure the secondary does not bind on the glue on the edge of the diff case/gear ring.

Anyway, the cat is out of the bag now, so another secret gone.

Happy Building if you decide to purchase one or two

Later,

Calvin.
Thanks for the detailed post.

Don't worry about letting the cat out of the bag. I' m sure you guys have other secrets up your sleeves............like how to drive.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:34 PM
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Sydewynder,

I don't know about the driving bit. There are some bloody fast, consistant mini drivers down here, who are way better than me.

I just like to have fun and attempt to be competitive. My mini is normally the slow one.

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MatsNorway
Will there ever be a M05 that can take a TC battery?

Im talking about a updated M05 or a M07 if you like :P
I doubt the M05. The main front chassis pieces need to be retooled to fit the rectangular packs. Moulds are expensive. I'm sure Tamiya wants to recover the initial cost plus make a good profit before redesigning anything. I'd like to run those packs also so I can consolidate.
We most likely see the change in the M07 in ten years unless the batteries change.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by caltek1
Sydewynder,

............... My mini is normally the slow one.

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I seem to have read this statement before.....but those that race with you say otherwise.....
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:51 PM
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Default cleaning gearbox & diff gears ??

Hi there. Whats the good stuff to use to completely clean the gearbox gears & diff gears ??
dishwashing detergent? solvent ,fuelite ?
soak in a tub & scrub with toothbrush ??

Ive just bough a TL01 & I need to strip, clean & re-assemble. TL-01 gears
are pretty much the same setup as mini's (same but different)

and a sidenote. How often should I strip & clean my M05 gears. Only gets used on racedays , 2x per month.

Cheers
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Hi,

I'm new to the M-Chassis and bought me an new M05 with the Mini body. What tires are the must have at the moment?

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:07 AM
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Hi,

I'm new to the M-Chassis and bought me an new M05 with the Mini body. What tires are the must have at the moment?

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Depends where you race.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:04 AM
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Hi there. Whats the good stuff to use to completely clean the gearbox gears & diff gears ??
dishwashing detergent? solvent ,fuelite ?
soak in a tub & scrub with toothbrush ??

Ive just bough a TL01 & I need to strip, clean & re-assemble. TL-01 gears
are pretty much the same setup as mini's (same but different)

and a sidenote. How often should I strip & clean my M05 gears. Only gets used on racedays , 2x per month.

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cleaning----almost anything works. Dishwashing detergent or Simple Green and a toothbrush works as well as anything.

M05 gears-----rarely if ever.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by M03Racer
Depends where you race.
Indoor: Small size track on high grip carpet
Outdoor: Track with many corners and two high speed straights on Low Grip Asphalt

I hope this helps you to find some tires.
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I have read the mini's require slop but I have an M05 pro that I have just finished building and want to know is it normal to have 2mm of space between the wheel hex and the bearing. It seams strange that the bearing should slop about.

Should I shim or just leave?

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