Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

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    Jay

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    CALLING BRIAN DITMER

    Post  Jay on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:53 am

    If someone can get in touch with Brian Ditmer, I think I know what's wrong with his Mini. At the race last Sat. he was having gear issues. Well... I was giving my car a once over and realized the motor mount looking from where the motor gets inserted into the chassis is missing on Brians car (motor removed looking at tranny gears). I have no idea how it can not be there, but I'm 99% sure it's not. It's on page 4, step 2, item B2(M05 Pro). No wonder why it sounded like his car was out to lunch. I hope no serious damage was done and you get your car sorted, good luck buddy! cheers

    On a side note I'll be at practice tomorrow (tues) Really looking forward to meeting some more Mini guys! Is anyone else going to come out?

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Faron on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:55 pm

    I didn't show up because I was working on mine. It is now a rolling chassis! All I need to do is buy a some batteries, & install all the electronics. Last but not least, my favorite part of the build... PAINT the body. Still not sure how I am going to paint it, I think I see a Zia somewhere on the body.
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:39 am

    You should have come down to the track and built it! I had a pretty good time down there, I played with my setup and tires. One thing I noticed is that the "kit" tires with tire sauce applied have more traction than the S-Grips do without the sauce.

    Obivously I wont be there on Thursday first becasue it's Thanksgiving, and second the track will be closed. I'm going to see if Howard can order a few 540J motors, I'd really like to have atleast one extra one. Plus the motor I used tonight deffently a work out!

    Can't wait till the next race!

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Zac_with_no_K on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:37 am

    Does anyone know what the two sizes of bearings I need for the M-05 are?
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Faron on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:39 am

    Zac_with_no_K wrote:Does anyone know what the two sizes of bearings I need for the M-05 are?

    Did you find out yet? I think that once I am used to what I have I will upgrade to that. I just want to start at the bottom and work my way up. Really want to learn SMOOTH so that when I am in a faster car I will be that much faster. All about learning how to "Drive the car" for me at this point.
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:56 am

    Faron you bought the Pro kit right? You should already have bearings.
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Zac_with_no_K on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:48 pm

    Faron wrote:
    Zac_with_no_K wrote:Does anyone know what the two sizes of bearings I need for the M-05 are?

    Did you find out yet? I think that once I am used to what I have I will upgrade to that. I just want to start at the bottom and work my way up. Really want to learn SMOOTH so that when I am in a faster car I will be that much faster. All about learning how to "Drive the car" for me at this point.

    Not yet, but I think they're 1150 and 850 if that's how bearings are measured..
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  moondawg on Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:31 pm

    wheel bearings are 5X10 mm available at Hobbyproz in a traxxas package
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Zac_with_no_K on Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:57 am

    moondawg wrote:wheel bearings are 5X10 mm available at Hobbyproz in a traxxas package

    Went to hobbyproz a couple days ago, they gave me 5x11x4..

    Will these not fit correctly?
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:37 pm

    Zac, according to google the 1150 bearing is = to 5x11x4. Did you finish building the kit yet? You better hurry up, we're racing saturday!!!!!!!

    Jay


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    Post  Jay on Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:38 pm

    Oh yeah and the 850 Bearings are .... 5x8x2.5
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    Post  moondawg on Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:11 pm

    I dunno, I thought they were 5x11. I took the old ones with me, the 5x11 were too big. The 5x10 fit and I measured the old one when I got home and it is 9.96mm...
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    Post  moondawg on Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:27 pm

    Figured it out. My car has alum. front hubs and they take the 5x10..sorry didn't know there is a difference..
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Zac_with_no_K on Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:35 pm

    Jay wrote:Zac, according to google the 1150 bearing is = to 5x11x4. Did you finish building the kit yet? You better hurry up, we're racing saturday!!!!!!!

    Jay

    Haven't started on it yet, but I probably will tonight. Hobbyproz only had 4 of the 5x11x4 so I have to wait until tuesday for the rest of them from tower hobbies. And I got a lot of upgrades to put in my TA05v.2

    Hope I can make it!


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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  muddfoot on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:03 pm

    Asa,

    Good run last race...I saw you won. I can't wait to get back with my bull-wagon! Jordan too.

    Paul
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  moondawg on Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:47 pm

    Hi Paul, missed you guys at the race. Jay, a new racer (in the Air Force, from Florida) ran away with the the mini races. It was Jay, Brian and myself. Looks like next time with you and Jordan, Steve-o and a couple of other newbies we will have 7 or 8. Jay will give you and Steve a run for your money..
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:55 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Asa! I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the Mini guys. I picked up a personal transponder while I was here in California visiting my folks, so I'll now be able to track the laps I do and see if I improve or not. Can't wait for the next race day! Hopefully I'll see some of you at practice!

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Faron on Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:27 pm

    Faron wrote:
    Zac_with_no_K wrote:Does anyone know what the two sizes of bearings I need for the M-05 are?

    Did you find out yet? I think that once I am used to what I have I will upgrade to that. I just want to start at the bottom and work my way up. Really want to learn SMOOTH so that when I am in a faster car I will be that much faster. All about learning how to "Drive the car" for me at this point.

    Nope I didn't buy the M05 Pro, I bought the basic kit. I may but a set of bearings AFTER I have a day/night of racing under my belt. That way I can see the improvement as I upgrade to see if the money spent was worth it or not. That is how I have always done it both in RC and cars that Daily drove in the past.
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:30 am

    That's cool Faron. It's always fun to see an improvement in something, and you deffentely will when you do the ball bearings! Are you and Zac going to come out to practice next Tuesday?
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Zac_with_no_K on Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:59 am

    Jay wrote:That's cool Faron. It's always fun to see an improvement in something, and you deffentely will when you do the ball bearings! Are you and Zac going to come out to practice next Tuesday?

    I will be there if I finish with either car

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  JShultz1 on Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:03 pm

    Been out of town for Turkey Day. Got home yesterday and started the build on the M05pro. I will be out Tuesday but probably wont race...Hope to meet you all soon.

    Jeff
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:41 pm

    Jeff if you come out at least bring your car and radio JUST IN CASE you decide you want to run.

    Jay

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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  JShultz1 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:10 am

    I currently don't have any electronics....Working on that the next couple weeks...ah the life of a divoreced dad and the child support fun!...I will come out though..
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    Re: Inexpensive but fun On Road class ideas...thoughts

    Post  Jay on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:45 am

    Jeff do you have ANY electronics or are you missing everything? I plan on buying the Venom LIPO pack at RC Riot on Tues, and would more than happy to let you use it during practice and and races (can't take it home with you sorry Razz ) I also have another charger so we don't have to worry about whos pack gets charged first. I'm sure some of the other guys might be able to chip in also to get you racing!

    Now if you have NOTHING then that might be an issue, not too many people have extra Radios and Rx's sitting around not being used.

    BTW that offer goes out to ALL INVOLVED... if I have something and it's not being used by me I would be more than happy to lend it out, as long as it gets returned by the end of the day Smile

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    Post  JShultz1 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:16 am

    Yeah...I need to replace everything..though i am planning on a servo and maybe my radio/reciever this week. Thanks for the offer though! I have a good feeling about this club...

    Jeff

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