XB Rover Mini Cooper
Model Number: 57742

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Reviews

No Slack

5/3/2010 10:17:37 AM

The XB Pro Mini joined my small collection recently. Not keen on RTR RC-cars I couldn't resist the deal on this one. Also, it gave me the chance to own the orignal Mini-body with chrome parts.
The Mini comes fully equiped with ESC, receiver and transmitter but came without a racing pack. The transmitter is the standard, ugly Tamiya wheel-transmitter but it works perfect.
The chassis is of course a standard M-03 chassis. The build quality is very good. The finish of the lexan body is also very, very good. Decals are placed in the right places and have no trapped air bubbles. The chrome Minilite wheels (with a nice matt shine) is a great addition.
On the downside there are no ballbearings (but these can be added very easily) and friction dampers. Both shortcomings are taken care of on my Mini already.
Adding ballbearings in the wheels is easy and is done within minutes. For the bearings in the gears you have to split the chassis but even this is easy after careful study of the exploded view compared to the chassis (or even better download the kit instructions).
One thing I noticed is that the body, originaly designed for the M-01 chassis, seems a bit tight on the M-03 chassis. For running I will use a M-03 Racing Mini body to keep the original body in perfect condition.
Conclusion: This M-03 Rover Mini is a worthy addtion to every collection and you can't go wrong on the quality of these XB Pro's.


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