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Old 10-03-2015, 12:55 AM
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Guys I've just built a Tamiya M05 Chassis Mini Cooper.

Where is the best place to go and run it and meet other guys in the hobby; is there any club racing here in HK.

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Old 10-04-2015, 12:49 PM
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For On Road Tracks
There is 3 paid tracks and 2 Public Tracks in HK
Paid Tracks:
1) PYC - Near Fanling Train Station (Medium Track)
2) ACO - Get off Fanling Station and take a 15-20 min ride on a Mini Bus / Taxi
2 Tracks - Large Track + Small Track
3) TRC - Its in Yuen Long, nearby Laiche Village
3 Tracks - (Large Track for Nitro, Large Track for Electric, and Medium Track for off road)
Public Tracks:
1) JV - Jordan Valley Park -
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/parks/jvp/index.html
Large Track + Small Track
2) Tin Shui Wai - in Tin Shui Wai Park nearby Fortune Kingwood Shopping Plaza
Small Track

If you are planning to goto PYC - pm me and we will meet up...
I am normally there Wednesday night and Saturday Mornings
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:32 PM
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Cheers Man

I actually work on Saturdays; but could probably try get up some Wednesdays.

I live in Tsing Yi but work in Hung Hom so and hop on the KCR.
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Cheers Man

I actually work on Saturdays; but could probably try get up some Wednesdays.

I live in Tsing Yi but work in Hung Hom so and hop on the KCR.
ok sure thing.. it has been raining for almost entire month already...

send me a PM when you are planning to go.. there are many guys in there are quite nice...

tell us about your M05 specs? what motor/esc is it running on?
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:32 AM
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Cheers and the minute is 100% stock straight out of the box, except for upgraded bearings. I'm at work so if memory serves me this is this ESC TBLE-02

Literally took it out for it first spin on Thursday morning on the podium level of our complex and realised after 10min why i kept wheel spinning was I forgot to superglue the tyres on.

Got into the as a bit of an accident, i had build a off roader many years ago back i the UK but drifted away from it and few weeks ago was wandering in MK and into the model shops as something to do. Saw a Mini Cooper a car i love got chatting to the guy, he tell me there's actually a rally spec one and well get it more me to compare no obligation - a week later I'm building a kit.

Really has been uber relaxing doing the build and think it need a few tweaks after the shakedown run yesterday ( i was experiencing a fair bit of throttle delay when going forward but instant response in reverse ), then i can practice my driving skills before I start thinking about upgrading motors and ESC.

All I need to do now practice my driving skills

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ok - so I've sorted the throttle lag... the dumb ass I am connected the motor to the ESC backwards...
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cute car!! - hoped that you got the forward and backward thing fixed (normally just switching the motor wires works fine...

Since this is a kit car.. I assume that the tamiya stock TBLE2 and Silver Can "Sport/Torque" tuned motor correct? it is actually a pretty decent motor to run at home/downstairs/ parking lots...

as for upgrading motors and ESC... I do recommend something on the higher side for ESC (120A type - like the hobbywing xerun 120A sensored system) which you can move on to different chassis as you progress further without buying ESCs again and again (thus saving $)

Motors: dependant on track and chassis type... i would personally go with a 13.5T sensored motor - basically IMHO any brands would do... as it would be adequate in most situations. for M chassis.. I wouldn't turn on the turbo mode or super high boost modes yet...
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Cheers mate - I'll file that info for future reference, I do want to upgrade but concentrating on getting hang things first.

And yes correct on the Motor/ESC combination.

It's pulling a bit to the right as well might is probably a tracking issue and/or I might need to stiffen the suspension.

As for driving well I'm still a bit all over the place, need to lay out some cones practice... as opposed to just smiling like an idiot handbrake turning it...
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Cheers mate - I'll file that info for future reference, I do want to upgrade but concentrating on getting hang things first.

And yes correct on the Motor/ESC combination.

It's pulling a bit to the right as well might is probably a tracking issue and/or I might need to stiffen the suspension.

As for driving well I'm still a bit all over the place, need to lay out some cones practice... as opposed to just smiling like an idiot handbrake turning it...
Check your tires for wear... if over left or right will wear out the tires on one side and thus will pull right or left..
if they are fine then you might need to adjust the trim on your remote (left and right or channel 1)
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Also... if you have time... rotate your tires every battery change

What I do:
2WD cars - left and right rotate (for front and back)
4WD cars - X rotate (Left front with Right Rear & Right Front with Left Rear)

so that your tires will wear out more even and last a lil longer...

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Oh cheers mate - i'll look at that.

And thanks for the tip on tyre rotation.
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