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Old 04-14-2009, 08:39 AM
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all of the geometry is the same as the 'kyosho,mugen' axles except for the length of the drive pins, which are longer on the motonica. this is a good thing if you use the xpower wheels which will be more durable.

however to use any other brand you will need shorter drive pins, you can either cut the stock pins or replace them with a kyosho or mugen pin which fit just fine.

having a replacement set of pins is less critical now that a set screw in the quick release is standard. (with the serpent vector if you spit off a wheel at speed you would likely lose the pin) but it is still a reasonable spare to have around.
I did get the grey speedline tires to fit but a pain i had to enlarge pin slots grind down face of rims where it locks on and grind off lower outer mount. the pins where cut down glad to here mugen kyosho work with just ctting pins. thanks.
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Gary, are the RB tires you tried made for Serpent or for Motonica/Kyosho offset?
The axle pins on the P8 series are about 2mm longer than the slot found on most wheelsl. The pins on the P81 are notl.
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I really dont know they just have spt rims 0n box 01P0R37S i got these when i got cars from mike just for set up. I have xtryes just wanted to know what to use if i ran out before you got more in. I love those x tryes
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:55 PM
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spt= serpent so, those rims will not fit
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
Gary, are the RB tires you tried made for Serpent or for Motonica/Kyosho offset?
The axle pins on the P8 series are about 2mm longer than the slot found on most wheelsl. The pins on the P81 are notl.

oops, sorry for the confusion Gary. what Garen said.

the 'SPT' wheels are for Serpent Vector style axles and have the wrong offset and different axle length than the 'motonica/mugen/kyosho' wheels.
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Originally Posted by avs View Post
oops, sorry for the confusion Gary. what Garen said.

the 'SPT' wheels are for Serpent Vector style axles and have the wrong offset and different axle length than the 'motonica/mugen/kyosho' wheels.
Thanks for info guys thats why tower had so many, glad i got just one set.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
Gary, are the RB tires you tried made for Serpent or for Motonica/Kyosho offset?
The axle pins on the P8 series are about 2mm longer than the slot found on most wheelsl. The pins on the P81 are notl.
so with no mods the wheels will fit(jaco) is this right. i will pick up the new cars Friday and start the build this weekend, is the clutch new? and is there any problems with it so far? last year i ran the K clutch all season and would like to run the stock on if it works OK.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:35 AM
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is the new instruction manual ready to download?
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:56 AM
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is the new instruction manual ready to download?
Yes it is, thanks to MASH shop Holland.
http://www.mashshop.com/home/downloads/P81-manual.pdf

Greetz Stefan.
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Originally Posted by stefanmotonica View Post
Hello Ice,

I had the same problem at the Mach in Heemstede, my battery also came loose and it was caused by the fuel leaking at the pit stops.
Now i have my battery in "krimpkous" shrinking foil i think, and glued it with Bison Tix glue on the carbon plate.
Now problems since than.

Greetz Stefan.
So you put extra heat shrink around the battery and glue that to the plate?
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after looking at building instructions the P81has the mugen look alot, nothing like P8.0R.
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Originally Posted by gary47 View Post
after looking at building instructions the P81has the mugen look alot, nothing like P8.0R.
And that is perfectly fine by me!!

Mugen cars are not only great performing cars, but very user friendly as well. THAT is the key to selling a car successfully. If you can spend more time on the track and less time in the pits, you will sell a good number of cars. Motonica is using this philosophy from what I see in the instructions and the setup. I am confident that Motonica will do very well here. I am excited about getting my car in so I can build it and race it. I know a couple people at my track are excited to see the car in action!
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Looks like and is like are 2 different things. The P8.0R 08 was used as the platform to test out different suspention geometries, and I think this information was transferred to the P81. The suspension geometry on the P81 is nothing like that of the Mugen car, and neither is the internal gear ratio.
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Originally Posted by stefanmotonica View Post
Yes it is, thanks to MASH shop Holland.
http://www.mashshop.com/home/downloads/P81-manual.pdf

Greetz Stefan.
Thanks Stefan.
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
Looks like and is like are 2 different things. The P8.0R 08 was used as the platform to test out different suspention geometries, and I think this information was transferred to the P81. The suspension geometry on the P81 is nothing like that of the Mugen car, and neither is the internal gear ratio.
I think gary47 was making a compliment. I find the Motonica P81 very refreshing and enjoy its simplicity. Definitely different from what I remember with my Serpent VETEQ and SMP Slide cars.

I like a car I can easily dial and spend more time on the track versus sitting in the pits, putting it on the setup stand and adjusting everything in micrometers so as to not mess up the balance of the car's suspension and rolling geometries.

Arno, ANY PICS OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT??? By the way, how did the engine mounting procedure go?
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