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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Simond001 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:19 am

I agree.

Could we not do a deal with EA Models or HobbyBox to supply them.

Just seems fairer to support the local businesses if they are willing to assit with pricing of course).
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Rhys Herrington » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:11 pm

Andy has done some more video'ing. This time it's from round 9. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPCcXPzYKCo&feature=channel
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby James Brooker » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:26 pm

There is some muppet blocking the camera on the MOD one, but Ian's little wave just before the end is priceless...hahaha
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Nightrider » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:04 am

Are we allowing brushless black cans in the Mini class? I thought i was only brushed?


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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby James Brooker » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:46 am

It is something that is being batted about at the mo but not a def.
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Rhys Herrington » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:13 pm

Shawn Herrington wrote:Time Tunnel/Goldstar Stockists do bearing kits at a reasonable price but if you need the odd few I can give you the email of my bearing man. His are 55p each + postage.

Tyres I suggest either M or S grips but the kit items maybe ok outside. The surface is quite abrasive so therefore may suit them. Time will tell on that one.

Upgrades aren't really necessary but you could look at the alloy Tamiya shocks.
The plastic hubs and servo saver could prove weak on the wooden tracking we use outside so possibly the alloy ones of those...

Simon/James'/Tims car has been re-worked to allow large lipos in so you can look there for guidance.

I have been busy building up a second car for Mini Me ( pun intended ) so don't say I haven't warned you :D


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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Rhys Herrington » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:18 pm

Shawn Herrington wrote:Coming soon so get them Mini fingers ready :D

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More information here: http://www.eecc.co.uk/forum/viewthread.php?tid=1837
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Shawn Herrington » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:20 pm

Nightrider wrote:Are we allowing brushless black cans in the Mini class? I thought i was only brushed?


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Hi Paul.
I was trying out my Mini on the tennis courts a few weeks ago to see which tyres will work out there and stumbled across what could be a small problem.
After around 10 minutes the motor stopped and that was due to the amount of muck and grit it picked up. As a result the comm and brushes burnt out.
This idea is just a little bit of forward thinking and as I have just sold loads of TC gear I have got all this money burning a hole in my pocket and decided to but the brushless system in the name of research :roll:

If the information I have found on it then there should be no difference in speed at all but I guess without trying it we won't know.
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Brian Mills » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:31 pm

Must admit that I'm in favour of keeping it cheap and cheerful!

I was talking to Dave Penfold about this and he suggested that as 27T stock motors have smaller holes (than black cans) and lots of drivers will have them kicking about in their pit boxes, we ought to run Mini's as a 27T stock motor class outdoors. I understand that the Tamiya kit speedo will handle them with no problem.

We ought to remember that we started the Mini/Mardave series as a cheap way into racing. If we add in the cost of a brushless system I think that may frighten away those who were initially hoping to start racing for minimal outlay.
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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

Postby Simond001 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:15 pm

Brian,

All the thoughts so far seem to be based on the brushless system being noticeably faster than the blackcan brushed.

Would it be worth comparing the systems before any decisions are made.

In mardaves we have brushed and brushless hotrods. Brushed is the silver can. At the last national meeting the fastest three cars in each class were

Brushed

Keith Smith - 91 - 300.80
Phillip Potter - 91 - 301.94
Steve Jones - 87 - 300.07

Brushless

Luke Westwood - 92 - 301.55
Paul Barnes - 85 - 300.69
James Blower - 85 - 302.33

So the fastest bl was one lap up, but that would be followed by three brushed (Silver Can) cars.

I've bought a Tamiya system to run a comparrison. We may all be worrying about an issue that wont arise.
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