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Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03
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Author:  simon k [ Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

I've joined the cracked chassis club... I think this happened while practising before racing last night. I raced anyway, heats were terrible as usual. I've had an ongoing problem with steering arms popping off in a crash, I changed the arms to the standard tamiya units, which also meant taking out a LOT of toe, and I started being a lot more consistent, I almost came 2nd in a race! :lol:

it looks like all the silastic I put in the gaps to try to seal it up helped keep it in one piece

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#1 mini driver gave me a go of his car, it drives much the same, but his is a lot more direct which he reckons might be my cheapie controller... so maybe I'll see about a new one

Author:  NT [ Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

Gotta love Mini racing! :P

Definitely a good servo makes a big difference - and then also some expo dialed in to slow down the initial sensitivity, but without the loss of any overall steering throw. I just keep playing with my rates until it reaches the happy place.

Author:  simon k [ Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

NT wrote:
Definitely a good servo makes a big difference - and then also some expo dialed in to slow down the initial sensitivity, but without the loss of any overall steering throw. I just keep playing with my rates until it reaches the happy place.


yeah, my cheapie controller doesn't have any expo, only a dial that reduces the amount of steering...

is a flysky GT3-C the most cost effective? they're ~$75 on ebay, or a GT3-B is $45 at rcmart

Author:  ryan [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

The GT3-c is a decent controller with lots of great functionality, but it certainly doesn't help make the car more direct. I really like my GT3c but it certainly has a cheap feel about it and quite loose steering. I upgraded to a spectrum dx4s. Another good transmitter is a Futuba 4pls.

Author:  ryan [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

Hobby warehouse is where I bought my Gt3c. $68 plus shipping.
Avoid the orange ones as they had issues.

Author:  simon k [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

ryan wrote:
Another good transmitter is a Futuba 4pls.


yeah, not interested in spending anywhere near that sort of money... half that is still too much for me

ryan wrote:
Hobby warehouse is where I bought my Gt3c. $68 plus shipping.
Avoid the orange ones as they had issues.


okie dokie

Author:  ryan [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

Have you considered second hand transmitters?

They pop up all the time on RCTECH and you can save $100s

Author:  simon k [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

ryan wrote:
Have you considered second hand transmitters?

They pop up all the time on RCTECH and you can save $100s


was just looking on there...

Author:  simon k [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

simon k wrote:
ryan wrote:
Have you considered second hand transmitters?

They pop up all the time on RCTECH and you can save $100s


was just looking on there...


DX3S for $120?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/australia-s ... tires.html

Author:  ryan [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

If it included post I'd grab it.

Author:  simon k [ Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

always worth asking.... it's that or one of these, can get one delivered for about $65 plus another $14 for a second receiver

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/showth ... p?t=217514

Author:  ryan [ Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

Hobby King are now stocking m-chassis sized bodies, one of which is a classic Mini Cooper. It's the short wheelbase but a different shape to the Tamiya version. They have stock in Australia and they are cheap.

Author:  simon k [ Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

lol, yesterday I got a package of stuff from Banzai hobby including a new Tamiya shell - was only $20 though

Author:  davem [ Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

righto I'm going to strip and rebuild my m05 over the next few days, just finished rebuilding 2 10th scale nitro tourers for next years racing. I'm going to race the mini socially on a carpet track at gladesville. I took the car there before and it had severe track roll issues , carpet is super high grip with traction compound on the tyres. Does anyone have a sorted setup sheet for tarmac I could use for a base setup? Or post there car details?

Author:  NT [ Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Low Down on Tamiya m 05/03

My setup on carpet was almost exactly the same as my Tarmac. I just used M-Grips, S-Grips and kit tires. Try M's all round to start with-then balance with S's as needed.

Shocks, springs etc I never adjusted!

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