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Old 12-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #22631
Red Sand
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Went to my first M-05 race today - there were six of us and for me, it was incredibly fun - totally fun!

I had some problems due to a lousy build: I used the wrong servo saver which would spin on large hits (splines would jump) but someone there gave me a Tamiya servo horn for a Hitec servo - problem solved!

Someone else let me borrow and then sold me a set of tires mounted on five spoke wheels: 33's for rear and 40's for front - this made a positive, significant difference. The OEM tires would slide somewhat predictably and I was getting used to the way they handled but the new tires made it almost a "point-&-shoot" game (ha).

Also, someone helped reprogram my ESC so I could get more power - also made a very nice improvement on the fast areas of the track

Overall summary: met some incredibly nice folks, had a wonderful time, look forward to the next run

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