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Old 01-08-2014, 10:41 AM
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I just bought a TT02 to get into Tamiya and possibly the Spec/Novice class. My question is regarding hop up parts. I was about to order a bunch of the standard hop ups from Banzai but then I look at the Spec Novice Rules and it just lists TT-01 parts as being allowed.

b. TT-01 aluminum center prop shaft (53620 and 54026)
c. TT-01 propeller joint cup set
d. TT-01 ball bearings (53497 and 54025)
e. TT-01 adjustable upper arm set (53674)
f. TT-01 turnbuckle steering tie-rod set (53662)
g. TT-01 carbon upper deck (53672)


Just saw the updated PDF a few pages back. I think I'm good.

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Old 01-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by FMW
It's in progress. There's a lot to cover and I want to do it right so it helps the 2014 winners. I also want the article to be thorough and complete. I have a lot of pictures, videos and set ups to go through.

It's something for me to finish over the holiday break
You are late.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:14 PM
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Mini Cooper wired for TCS on the 19th... can't wait, but wondered why the registration is not yet opened in the TCS website? KO BMC with Reedy 21.5...
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:23 AM
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Nice Carl we'll see ya down there, we're still preping our cars!
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:57 AM
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i need to get my mini up to the new rule spec

need to see what motors are legal - or are all 21.5 motors legal?
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Carl Giordano
Mini Cooper wired for TCS on the 19th... can't wait, but wondered why the registration is not yet opened in the TCS website? KO BMC with Reedy 21.5...
I thought the minis we're run box stock? Or is there a mini pro class that allows hop ups?
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Rcjunk-yard
I thought the minis we're run box stock? Or is there a mini pro class that allows hop ups?
Mini class allows all Tamiya hop-ups for mini. This year the motor rule is blinky ROAR 21.5 brushless, with motor timing limited to the final marker on the endbell. There is no Mini Pro class. The current rules are here: http://www.rctech.net/forum/attachme...s-rules-v2.pdf
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
i need to get my mini up to the new rule spec

need to see what motors are legal - or are all 21.5 motors legal?
Speed passion sells a roar spec 21.5 for real cheap like 69.00? There's a link to it a few pages back, there's also a link for a speed controller for like 50 bucks I think. There both in the same post.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:01 PM
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Or, if you follow the "Tamiya mini cooper" thread, you can spend $$thousands$$. WTF, people??!!?? It's mini copper... That $$$$ ain't going to buy you a win
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MRH is ready for TCS next week! Are you? layout -> http://www.rctech.net/forum/12899462-post3469.html
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:03 PM
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I've been very critical of Tamiya and the introduction of brushless to Mini for 2014 without a "spec" system. IMO, it would be nice if as a retailer one can sell an RTR Mini Cooper with a brushless system that would allow new customers to open the box and have 95% of everything one needs to race. Plus it would make it a little cheaper for us dad's with 2 boys (6 & 4) who now want to race. But I applaud Tamiya for its efforts in trying to level the playing field by doing away with silver cans and its continual running of the TCS program.. it is a great program.

So, my 5 year old M05 was treated this year to a new Reedy Mach 2 21.5 and 6 year old KO BMC speedo (at least I still had the speedo but had to send it to KO to upgrade fro blink)

I decided to bench test the brushess motor to see how it would compare to my silver can, which at 7.2v runs between 18,250 - 18,500 (or after one race came off at 18,830 - resting in a DQ). Well, if the bench testing is accurate and the motor lives up to its numbers, Mini 21.5 is going to be much faster than silver can. Results are a follows, all at 7.2v for 10 secs.

Silver can: 18,390
Reedy: @20 degree 13,250
@30 degree 15,560
@40 degree 22,140
+40 degree 31,740 (motor got warm quick)

Now, if these numbers are accurate, I'm either going to have a big ass smile on my face or PO'd because of traction rolling. Either way its going to be interesting and looking forward to the 1st TCS Race for 2014 on the 19th.

See my modified set-up system for testing. Yes, these numbers are at full throttle on my transmitter. However, with all this said, I still hope that Tamiya releases a 'spec" system whereby no one can "upgrade a speedo" or play around with rotors. I'll be the first to buy 3x.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SMcD
Or, if you follow the "Tamiya mini cooper" thread, you can spend $$thousands$$. WTF, people??!!?? It's mini copper... That $$$$ ain't going to buy you a win
Alas, so true, so true. For the vast majority of racers, no amount of $$$$ will buy a win. However, due to the competitiveness of the class, there's no chance if you have one of the "slower" 21.5 motors.

Yeah, I know. It's just a M-Chassis, and really not worthy of much effort or attention, but some guys like to race them.
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Originally Posted by Carl Giordano
I've been very critical of Tamiya and the introduction of brushless to Mini for 2014 without a "spec" system. IMO, it would be nice if as a retailer one can sell an RTR Mini Cooper with a brushless system that would allow new customers to open the box and have 95% of everything one needs to race. Plus it would make it a little cheaper for us dad's with 2 boys (6 & 4) who now want to race. But I applaud Tamiya for its efforts in trying to level the playing field by doing away with silver cans and its continual running of the TCS program.. it is a great program.

So, my 5 year old M05 was treated this year to a new Reedy Mach 2 21.5 and 6 year old KO BMC speedo (at least I still had the speedo but had to send it to KO to upgrade fro blink)

I decided to bench test the brushess motor to see how it would compare to my silver can, which at 7.2v runs between 18,250 - 18,500 (or after one race came off at 18,830 - resting in a DQ). Well, if the bench testing is accurate and the motor lives up to its numbers, Mini 21.5 is going to be much faster than silver can. Results are a follows, all at 7.2v for 10 secs.

Silver can: 18,390
Reedy: @20 degree 13,250
@30 degree 15,560
@40 degree 22,140
+40 degree 31,740 (motor got warm quick)

Now, if these numbers are accurate, I'm either going to have a big ass smile on my face or PO'd because of traction rolling. Either way its going to be interesting and looking forward to the 1st TCS Race for 2014 on the 19th.

See my modified set-up system for testing. Yes, these numbers are at full throttle on my transmitter. However, with all this said, I still hope that Tamiya releases a 'spec" system whereby no one can "upgrade a speedo" or play around with rotors. I'll be the first to buy 3x.
We have been running 21.5 in Mini for two weeks at MRH..I would have to say your motor info is accurate. There are no slow motors just turn up the timing but get them too high and they will get real hot. The 21.5 are a blast to drive lots of power
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:55 AM
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:49 AM
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Carl- You are in the ballpark. Ran my Mini with 21.5 for the first time last Thursday night. It's definitely faster than a TCS legal silver can, but doesn't have quite the top end poop of a full race Red Dot. Out of the corners, though: very nice torque.

You're gonna like it.
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