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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:24 pm
by justaddmud
no tyre limits outside, nice

i was only asking as i was thinking about tamiya slicks ect but open tyres is great

as for this motor thing, tested a car with a 16t pinion and a good 27t motor and was comparable to the black can in terms of speed

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:55 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Shawn Herrington wrote:Ah. I think we have possibly got some wires crossed and made an error there.
From what I can remember we did decide on no control tyre but I interpreted that as applying to the touring cars.

That was mainly because we are not going to be supported by Schumacher for the Summer season; for which the control tyre was bought in for.

The Minis however are run to a similar set of rules nationwide and one of those is the use of the Tamiya 60d treaded tyre, which is available in 3 different compounds; soft, medium and (very) hard which is supplied in the kits.


I can't see where the misleading information is but...
The 60d Radial Tamiya tyre is the treaded tyre with the following options.
50683 - M-Chassis 60D radial tyre
50684 - M Chassis M Grip Radial Tyre
53254 - M Chassis S Grip Radial Tyre

The no control tyre rule only applies to the touring cars.
Sorry for any confusion caused.

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:28 pm
by Brian Mills
At the risk of being tiresome, could I politely ask the driver who keeps taking the mini results printouts from the board to leave them in place because I need them!
If you would like a copy of your own during the morning then you only have to ask either Ian or me.
Thanks
Brian

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:10 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Brian Mills wrote:Thanks Dan.
We just need to decide on rules for mini/mardave outdoors.


Simond001 wrote:IMO MIni's / Mardaves outdoors can remain as they are. The cars seem very close.

If drivers want to use the Tamiya brushless system (which is touted as the replacement of the black can) they can compete on a level playing field by using a 18T pinion intsead of 20T.

Regarding tyres, we need to monitor the wear over the first few meetings. If it is exessive then there may be a justification to use a harder, lower priced tyre. If the tyre wear is within a parameter acceptable to the majority then again we should stick with the existing rules.

Tyres are the greatest leveller in racing. Power is wasted without control, so if the club decided to have a control tyre this would even the field.

just my 2p. I'm looking forward to racing outdoors with fwd. Another first for me.


Yep, I agree with that.

As we have never run them outside we really don't know what the problems, if any will be.
Let's just stay as we are for the time being, use it as a learning process and adjust any rules to suit.

We were on the Tennis courts this afternoon with two cars:
Mine had S-Grips rear and M-Grips front..... a shed load of under steer
Rhys' has M-Grips all round..................... perfectly balanced !

If we do need to select another tyre may I suggested the Pit Shimizu that is noted on post 8253 on this page:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/20068-tamiya-mini-cooper-276.html

Although I haven't tried to find a UK shop that sells them, here's a link for a shop the Austalia that does. It's the 3rd and 4th tyres down the list and it quoted the part number if anyone wants to do some investigating.
http://www.feralbatteries.com.au/category.aspx?id=%2056


The brushless motor worked well on the carpet and there really wasn't much in it between the 18t ans 20t pinions. Both gave the car extra grunt towards the end of the straight compared to the brushed runners but unfortunatly it was just a the moment when the corner was coming up.... shucks! :roll:

When the times appear my first two runs were with the 18 and heat 3 and the final were with the 20.
In all races I was firmly thrashed by Team Ridall :oops:

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:55 pm
by Simond001

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:47 pm
by Rhys Herrington
My Brother my Dad and I have just got got Fiat 500 Shell but we are not painting them yet they are going to have mystery colours.

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:17 pm
by Shawn Herrington
KEEP CLEAR - VERY DELICATE CHROME BITS ATTACHED - KEEP CLEAR :D

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Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:40 pm
by Brian Mills
I thought little Herrington said they were going to be mystery colours? That boy just can't keep a secret!

Actually on the subject of painting, it looks as if Shawn missed some bits on the fence behind the cars!

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:15 pm
by Shawn Herrington
Don't do fences me...

Womans work !


:o WACK - OUCH!! :(

Re: Tamiya M03 Class

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:03 am
by Bosscat
Are we continuing with Mini's this winter season??