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Old 11-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Tamiya M03 lipo battery?

Just picked up a Tamiya M03 kit.

I am wondering what lipo I can use in it.

Also, what electronics would make it a bit faster than the silver can motor? Is brushless a bad idea for this chassis?

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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The mo3 has the oval slot? Right? You can get a lipo that looks like the old nimh 6cells, or dremel out the chassis to fit the standard rectangle packs.

Pick up a tamiya sport tuned motor or a faster brushed motor. Brushless is going to be fast, but at the same time burn through front tires like crazy.
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Buy the Peak Racing 4200 mah lipo battery - no chassis modifications required, and the batteries are relatively inexpensive. I'd avoid brushless motors in the M-Chassis, since the final drive ratio wouldn't be very friendly with a higher-turn brushless motor (you'd have plenty of torque, but come up short on top speed). Lower turn (13.5 or less) would shred the drivetrain, provided you didn't shred the front tires first.

Drive the mini with the silver can motor first, upgrade the shocks, drive train and steering components, then start worrying about more power.
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Do you have a link to the Peak Racing battery?

Do you know of any batteries from Hobby King that would fit?
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The mo3 has the oval slot? Right? You can get a lipo that looks like the old nimh 6cells, or dremel out the chassis to fit the standard rectangle packs.

Pick up a tamiya sport tuned motor or a faster brushed motor. Brushless is going to be fast, but at the same time burn through front tires like crazy.
Is this the motor you are referring to?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGE34&P=ML
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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Any more help on this?
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There is a group of dedicated Mini racers based out of Australia. They race outside and use a brushless system. Here is a website run by those racers - RC-mini.net (http://rc-mini.net/joomla/index.php)

Here is the Mini thread on RCTECH.net (http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ni-cooper.html). You might get a faster response on your questions in that thread.

Hope this info helps.
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You can shop here!!..... Great site, fast shipping!!....

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=2745

Go to the Parts Section for your other tamiya needs!

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Lots of stick packs won't fit..... You'll have to measure the m03 battery opening first, and compare the lipo thickness.... I purchased the thunderpower 3200mah rounded packs, and had to dremel the battery opening a bit to fit it.... I am also happy with the Performance of these packs once I changed my charger to a Thunderpower charger instead of MRC....

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Is this the motor you are referring to?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGE34&P=ML
That's what I was referring to, but now that I think about it, it might be better to go with a different brand of brushed motor for that price, maybe a cheap trinity, or the hpi brushed fanned motor.
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Can the stock ESC that came with the kit handle a lipo battery?
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