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Old 02-26-2003, 04:05 AM
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Default Re: Hobby Shops

Originally posted by Raymond
I don't want to bad-mouth any shop. As long as the money still in you pocket, just spend it wisely.
We have no problems with bad mouthing shops! If they are grumpy gits and don't say hello when I go into the shop......I don't spend money! Way overpriced/or flexible pricing...I don't spend money...

It's MY money and its their loss if they don't treat their customers nicely.....haven't they seen the adverts on TV??
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Mingfinity
By the way,
where still have Mini Xpress parts?
Well, Nikis used to have them before they moved. Now I don't even know where their shop is.
The shop opposite (diagonally) Control Center still have some Xpress parts. Or you can always try GPM
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:08 AM
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Default Xpress site

or this

http://www.rc-xpress.com/
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The RC hobby

Originally posted by KY9fat
Well, Nikis used to have them before they moved. Now I don't even know where their shop is.
The shop opposite (diagonally) Control Center still have some Xpress parts. Or you can always try GPM
I think Nikis seems moved to 12/F ?
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The RC hobby

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Well, Nikis used to have them before they moved. Now I don't even know where their shop is.
The shop opposite (diagonally) Control Center still have some Xpress parts. Or you can always try GPM
No kidding
i think the last method is to try GPM
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as I only want to make the MINI Xpress to run and have fun, not to race
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Old 02-26-2003, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The RC hobby

Originally posted by Mingfinity
No kidding
i think the last method is to try GPM
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as I only want to make the MINI Xpress to run and have fun, not to race
Don't forget to install the lights
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:20 PM
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Don't forget to install the lights
Currently i am restoring my MiniXpress
Should i use the MINI wheel or the TC wheel just like the new Yokomo MiniTC?
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:32 PM
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Default Diode across the motor

Hi guys,

What is the advantage to install a diode across the motor? If it is installed, does it mean that I cannot do reverse?

Thanks
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:34 PM
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How much is it to lathe the Comm and replace the brushes in KW street shops??

Is it justified to buy my own Comm lathe??
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:45 PM
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Default Not enough punch

I am running the standard EVO2,

I am using the following equipment:

- 23T Xenon motor
- GP3000 and GP3300
- futaba 330 ESC (quite hot after run)
- pinion 64p/43T, spur 64p/115T

I just have the comm lathe and the brushes replaced. However I found that the punch is weak during acceleration. Could any body give some advise on that? Thanks.

I am also thinking of getting the front one-way differential.
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Old 02-26-2003, 10:56 PM
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:01 PM
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Default Re: Diode across the motor

Originally posted by Raymond
Hi guys,

What is the advantage to install a diode across the motor? If it is installed, does it mean that I cannot do reverse?

Thanks
Yes! Reverse ESC, no diode! Honestly, I really don't clearly understand the behind theory of installing diode, but from my Yokomo MMS motor checker, install two diodes in parallel reduce amp draw but no revolutions down!!
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: Comm lathe

Originally posted by Raymond
How much is it to lathe the Comm and replace the brushes in KW street shops??

Is it justified to buy my own Comm lathe??
I heard they will charge you ~$30 for each lathe cut. I don't think they will replace brushes for you... You can change by yourself anytime.
As a long term, it's really worth to get one. My Hudy lathe had been with me for nearly 2 years lar... But, as a start in RC, it's really better to buy/do lathe/cuttting by later!
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: Not enough punch

Originally posted by Raymond
I am running the standard EVO2,

I am using the following equipment:

- 23T Xenon motor
- GP3000 and GP3300
- futaba 330 ESC (quite hot after run)
- pinion 64p/43T, spur 64p/115T

I just have the comm lathe and the brushes replaced. However I found that the punch is weak during acceleration. Could any body give some advise on that? Thanks.

I am also thinking of getting the front one-way differential.
Raymond, I don't know the internal gear ratio of TBII but your final gear ratio with 23T should be ~4.9->5.3 just like DTM mentioned before! So, in your case, you may use smaller pinion in order to gain some torque... On the other hand, you can also use a spur gear as large as possible! (Oh, don't be too large and come out of the chasis!) Hope this helps!

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Old 02-26-2003, 11:12 PM
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Oops, Raymond: forget to say: how about charge at larger Amp of your batt. and use a more punchy mode of your ESC!!??
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