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Old 10-21-2009, 07:14 AM
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i thought micro is 1/36th scale and mini is 1/18th and id put 1/24th in mini as well eg mini z am i wright or what the f#@$

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:34 AM
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Now days 1/36 is what's considered micro. The mini classification any more is used to describe anything smaller than 1/12 ie 1/14, 1/16, 1/18, 1/20 etc.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:58 AM
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Mini is hard to work on but micro is "so small" that you need a magnifying glass to work on it and if you drop a screw forget about it. Any thing that requires magnification to work on is micro everything else is mini.

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There is no true consesus on what is "mini" and what is "micro", even scale definitions for that matter, so I wouldnt stress too much over it Just get something that will fulfill your needs and you will enjoy.
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I have given up using the terms mini and micro and use 1/18th or whatever. I went into the local hobby shop the other day and said I needed a battery for my mini. They thought I was talking about a Tamiya Mini-Cooper.
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mini is 1/16 or 1/18 and micro is 1/36 and a little bit bigger scale it is pretty easy to tell them apart
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:25 PM
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It get pretty muddy when you consider that Losi "Mini" Slider and Late Model are closer to 1/12th than they are 1/18th but are advertised as 1/18th.
A 1/12th NASCAR body is a perfect fit on a Losi Mini Late Model. So much for true scale. It's all good.
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Originally Posted by sLaSh It UPP View Post
mini is 1/16 or 1/18 and micro is 1/36 and a little bit bigger scale it is pretty easy to tell them apart
what about the mini z they are 1/24 (F1) and 1/28 scales....

I believe back in the day when the smaller cars/trucks came out
a mini was still considered a 1/10 the HPI(mini) RS4 and Tamiya mini cooper
so anything smaller was called micro.....HPI mrs4 (1/18)
You can blame it on HPI.....

today anything smaller than 1/28 is micro.....
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Originally Posted by Bermbuster View Post
what about the mini z they are 1/24 (F1) and 1/28 scales....

I believe back in the day when the smaller cars/trucks came out
a mini was still considered a 1/10 the HPI(mini) RS4 and Tamiya mini cooper
so anything smaller was called micro.....HPI mrs4 (1/18)
You can blame it on HPI.....

today anything smaller than 1/28 is micro.....
that is why i said 1/36 and a little bite bigger micros
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:27 AM
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i always see these 2 terms used interchangeably so... mini=micro as far as i know. *shrug*
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in my opinion anything smaller than 18th is micro, but 18 to 14 is mini

the rest are MONSTOR lol
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