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Old 10-08-2003, 06:54 PM   #61
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The bubble on the Mclaren gives it the cartoon look, from the side. Let me know how it works! Oh, you are right about 4 cell saddles!
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Hopefully they add the mini class to the toyota cup. I'll get some pictures of the mini class this Sunday

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I already have a couple of guys on the waiting list for that X-ray Mini, hopefully I'll get to see one in person this weekend at the hobby vision show. I'll get some pictures of that and post them on here as well.

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I'll have to see those bodies in person too, I'd propably run the Yokomo Stratus...
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Old 10-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #64
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I already have a couple of guys on the waiting list for that X-ray Mini, hopefully I'll get to see one in person this weekend at the hobby vision show. I'll get some pictures of that and post them on here as well.

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There are some pics of the Xray mini here on the events page. It's a blue graphite car. Really cool looking. When you get to Vegas and drop by the Serpent USA booth, say hi to Doug McNeely. Let him know I'll give him a call as soon as I get into town on fri.
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Old 10-11-2003, 01:15 AM   #65
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WATCH THIS

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Old 05-08-2004, 10:56 PM   #66
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Aloha Steve

Do you know when you will be getting in anymore of these bodies?

Also who makes them?

Some guys here in Hawaii are getting into the mini's and they look really kewl! But I would like to know more about the bodies availibilty? Don't want to get one and not be able to buy a body for it ?

Thanks for any info!
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Old 05-09-2004, 05:02 AM   #67
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Here is what I've made with a Mini RS4 I bought a year ago.
It's possible to fit 10th wheels on the mini body by cutting larger wheels wells, doesn't look that bad..
I've done the design of the 4cells chassis and all the carbon parts my self on Illustrator, and Fiber Lyte did the job. Despite all the cuting it's very stiff.
I've added a TC3 steering rack and the Xenon shock bodies will arrive next week.
The final dimensions are the same as the Xray with a few shims to get the same width.

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Old 05-09-2004, 08:40 AM   #68
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I have obtained an XRAY and mounted the Yokomo Stratus on it. Tried it on carpet with foam tires. It took a while to get the gears figured out, but I can report this. The car still can use more gear with a stock motor. I used a 53 pinion with a 112 spur. It was .7 seconds off the 6-cell 1/10 touring cars lap time. I went back with a 19T motor and ran .2 off the 1/10 touring car lap time. My gears were 49 pinion and 112 spur. The car handled very well and has the potential to run faster.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:52 AM   #69
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I'm a die hard TC racer. I'll race my 1/10 scale TCs any chance I get. However, I fail to understand the point of 1/12 or 1/18 scale TC. What does 1/12 scale TC bring to the hobby? IMHO, 1/12 scale TC is just an excuse to start a class that is merely slightly different from existing racing classes. So I am a bit stumped as to why anybody would rush out and buy any 1/12 scale TC stuff. What am I overlooking?

It has been proven in every form of electric racing that 4 cells has become the better form of racing, except for touring car. But now, with the new, smaller form of car, I expect that to change. The voltage of the 4 cell pack is much better for the motor. You can get excellent performance without so much overheating that you damage the motor and brushes. Additionally, you don't heat up the pack as much as the 6-cell packs, so battery life is extended. Battery life means the number of times you can run a pack before it falls off and is only good for practice.

The size of the car is much better suited for the indoor carpet tracks of the midwest and northern east coast. They are a little narrower than the 1/10 scale so you can have better side by side racing on the narrow lanes.

The 4-cell package is better on tire wear. You will get better tire life with this type car.

So, it boiles down to cost and race-ability.
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utieh that mini rs4 looks sweet!!!

I was wondering if 1/10th wheels would fit the mini rs4, as I'm trying to find one of these if not then I'll try for a yok or xray.
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yes they will
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utieh that mini rs4 looks sweet!!!

I was wondering if 1/10th wheels would fit the mini rs4, as I'm trying to find one of these if not then I'll try for a yok or xray.
They will fit, but Ive tried yesterday 10th wheels on my Mini body and the bigger wheel wells are not big enough...I want to ry the Stratus

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I've installed the TC3 steering rack, but it seems too close from the belt.
I will try the PAL or the Alex R3's rack later
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I've started to do some tests with the mini RS4, using 4 cells and a 10T the speed is not that impresive (something like a 23T TC) but it's on rails, my only problem now is that the car is slow in the technical parts of the track (where it should not be). Could the ESC be the reason (I'm using a Cyclone)? I know old schools ESC need a RX pack to feed the servo while turning, but I'm not sure for the Cyclone.

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