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Old 12-10-2003, 12:50 AM   #136
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I just put mine together this weekend. The stock setup handles great on asphalt. The tires works very very well. But I have 2 questions:

1. I use the Core Elite modified motor with Novak Spy, 5 1200 mhA cells, 19t pinion, and the car seems a little slow.

2. Since the Elite is a coreless motor, I have to use brake to slow the car down. As a result, there is a lot of stress on the 2 screws mounting the motor, and it actually stripped the screw holes on the motor as it's plastic.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:22 AM   #137
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The plastic motor plate doesn't help that coreless much... too soft to keep the screws tied down so you probably have to overtighten to keep the motor from moving and of coarse overtightening strips the plastic motor.

Speed 300 and 6 cells is the normal fast set up for micros.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:38 AM   #138
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MikeR & OSherman, shouldn't you guys should have the M18 already to bring out more great chassis for us...
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:07 PM   #139
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I just built mine and have been running it around the basement. It's an interesting ride. It's zippy but I can't compare it to a stock HPI until tomorrow. The upsides are the quality of the plastic, the instructions and ease of build. Even though the instructions called for trimming several pieces, I only had to trim one. Xray thought ahead and included a few extra parts you are likely to lose, which is nice. The car is well thought out for what it is. The down sides are it is not as solid as HPI with one of the pan car chassis, no stock motor, limited chassis space and at this point, no hop ups. I will be racing it tomorrow night and will post my results.
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Old 12-13-2003, 03:02 PM   #140
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Anybody know what these are like on carpet? Is there anything I need to do to get it to hook up? I'm gonna be using the electronics out of my HPI micro which is a HPI mod motor and LRP ESC with a Hitec micro servo. I'm asking all this cause I'm gonna try to get it together tonight to race it tomorrow.
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Old 12-14-2003, 06:59 AM   #141
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I just got my m18 yesterday, were can I get batteries for it, Im new to this micro thing
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You should be able to use a 5 cell receiver stick pack and just replace the connector with the micro style connector.

your other option is to buy cells and make a custom pack like many did for the HPI micros.
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I have a orion 6 cell micro pack now , can I just split it up to make a 5 or 6 cell flat?
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I have a orion 6 cell micro pack now , can I just split it up to make a 5 or 6 cell flat?
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Here's an off brand question:

A while back, Ofna sold a red 'brick' receiver pack. The cells were nice and square, but I couldn't remember what size they were. Anybody have a pack like that? They also sell the cells individually. I wonder if you can stack 6 together and fit them on the stock chasis. How do you solder something like that, I wonder...
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Where can I find these KAN cells?
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It took me about 6 hours to finish off a HPI Micro with the controls and electronics. The M18 was fuly built in only 1.5 hours!!! Of course kit only. I think its a brilliant car in terms of design and quility, much muhc better than the HPI for sure. Now to get it up and running!!!

Anyone knows anywhere to get options? I mean 4 degrees toe in is bad news!
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Options are on the way. They don't have a date as to when but they are coming in the next few months.

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The new M18 flash website was updated at www.teamxray.com
The Power Packs are getting to customers before the Xmas but in many cases just in the first week of January.
All the options are coming in January - a complete list should be listed soon.
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