Page 4 of 5

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:41 am
by justaddmud
i dont think the dirt problem will be as bad as you think dave, admittedly the first couple of outdoor meetings will be dusty but once the suface has been swept it should be ok, plus at the price and availability of these ansmann motors they dont need to last and you can tape up the bottom hole like shaun says and should stop a lot of ingress (i am thinking of making inner wheelarches for these shells for outdoors too to help stop dirt issues

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:55 pm
by Brian Mills
After a committee meeting today the following limits for mini's outdoors were agreed by a majority:-

1. Must be a Tamiya Mini.
2. Black or silver can only.
3. Any MINI tyre on a 42mm rim can be used.
4. No double inserts permitted.
5. There will be a £50 (retail) limit on speedos.
6. Brushless is not permitted.

Thanks
Brian

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:45 pm
by stuart colby
that all sounds very good brian. on a side note poped into the hoby box yesterday he has a faw black can motors some s grip tyres wheels inserts. iam going to pop in tuesday eve to have a proper look to see what he has. the electric was down when i went in saturday so couldnt really talk to him much as he was busy lol

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:22 pm
by Brian Mills
OK Stuart.
I'm thinking that perhaps the club could buy a black can or two, to sell to members who want one "on the day" as it were.

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:38 am
by justaddmud
Brian Mills wrote:OK Stuart.
I'm thinking that perhaps the club could buy a black can or two, to sell to members who want one "on the day" as it were.


i think that would be a good idea good for new members and for the unfortunate who either didnt get one delivered in time or had a failure, could save a racer from having a wasted days racing

anyone know the RRP on the tamiya teu302bk?

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:49 am
by Simond001
justaddmud wrote:anyone know the RRP on the tamiya teu302bk?


£62.50

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:34 pm
by justaddmud
would be wouldnt it :evil:

right time to go find another speedo now

good thing there is a big gap between races :D

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:37 pm
by Shawn Herrington
why not go for the standard kit item?
It's a little large but perfectly adequate for the job.

I am currently doing our own set of rules which will be downloadable from the website in the next few days.

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:22 am
by justaddmud
yeah i will do, just annoying i just stripped and rebuilt the whole car and used the 302 thinking that as it is a eurospec speedo it will be used everywhere, cut all the wire to suit and everything

oh well :(

Re: Mini/Mardave for Summer

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:14 pm
by Shawn Herrington
a quick update for you all on tyres.
The HPI X-pattern's have amazing grip but; and it's a big one.... the total diameter is a good bit smaller than the Tamiya tyre and you loose a lot of top end down the straight.
An excellent wet weather tyre though ;)

Simond tried the Ansmannn alternative but the rim proved a little brittle to say the least.
If the tyre can be removed and re-mounted onto a better rim things could change but again the diameter is smaer and we'll see the same problem a the HPI.

I have used worn M-Grips for the last 3 meetings at Eastbourne now. Bearing in mind there is a great deal of hard cornering, they are just showing signs of wearing through.
S-grips are all the rage down there; mainly because they wear better and hence last longer.
Hope that helps.