Effigy3

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About Effigy3

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  • Birthday 05/15/1970

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  • Location Presque Isle, Maine
  • Interests Building, racing and bashing R/C

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  1. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    No, it got an honorable mention though.
  2. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Yeah, we used white duct tape to mark out the track. Mainly because we share this space with other people. They leave the tape alone but we can't have "proper" lane barriers either. As you noted, the upside is far fewer breaks from barrier impacts and repairs but we do have the occasional "on-coming traffic" issue. :O I have an M-05 vII R so it comes with a fair amount of hop-ups including the TRF shocks. I've added the aluminum steering bits and the aluminum motor cooling bars. I'm running a Tamiya GT Tuned motor so I think the cooling bars are mostly for looks. Yeah, the vII chassis is designed to fit square batteries.
  3. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Yeah, we used white duct tape to mark out the track. Mainly because we share this space with other people. They leave the tape alone but we can't have "proper" lane barriers either. As you noted, the upside is far fewer breaks from barrier impacts and repairs but we do have the occasional "on-coming traffic" issue. :O I have an M-05 vII R so it comes with a fair amount of hop-ups including the TRF shocks. I've added the aluminum steering bits and the aluminum motor cooling bars. I'm running a Tamiya GT Tuned motor so I think the cooling bars are mostly for looks. Yeah, the vII chassis is designed to fit square batteries.
  4. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Today was the M05 racing club day that I started at my son's elementary school. The kids run stock M05 and the dads & moms run open M05. Here're the kids racing. And the "dads" line up.
  5. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    It looks really good in yellow!
  6. Effigy3

    Mahjik heads to the track...

    Weird. I raced my 201 in the 17.5 blinky class for a little over a year and never rebuilt the ball diff. I ran a few different ESCs but the Speed Passion Reventon Pro 1.1 was the best. I started with a TBLE-02S. It was smooth but lacked real grunt. I had a Novak Impact that lasted one race day. Other than being horribly fragile it was a noticeable step up in performance. I went with Speed Passion and it has been great. They're a little harder to get than some other brands so I've switched over to HobbyWing for most of my cars now. These were all running the same Trinity D3.5 series motor. While technically an illegal ROAR motor, I'm such a poor driver no one gave me trouble running it.
  7. Effigy3

    ISO Springs for M05

    Thanks! This was the line-up last race. We just got a spot at the local mall. It's in their "party room" so we can't permanently set up a track. We started out using painters tape to line the track but quickly learned that it's not durable enough. We've moved to using white duct tape. It stands out against the carpeting very well and lasts all race day.
  8. Effigy3

    Mahjik heads to the track...

    I must've missed that tip! I've got my Tamiya gearbox cover all "customized" with a huge notch cut into it so there's room for the pinion to breath. I'll have to look into that AE option. Thanks!
  9. Effigy3

    ISO Springs for M05

    Hey folks, One of the parents in the Mini racing club I started at my kid's elementary school bought the club a base M05 off eBay for the club to use as a loaner car. It doesn't have dampers. I have all the plastic bits new on sprues from my own M-05 vII R but we lack 4 springs. Does anyone have a set of 4 springs that you'd be willing to donate to a good cause or be willing to sell cheap? PM me with details if you can help us out!
  10. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Bwahahahaha!
  11. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Not the first time someone's done that! I had a buddy back in TX that killed his ESC doing exactly the same thing.
  12. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    A glitch buster is a capacitor that you plug into your receiver. It'll charge up and provide additional power on demand quicker than what the BEC can pull from the battery. This is usually only needed with a sub-par BEC or when a servo (maybe multiple servos) pull large current suddenly. Your ESC is a good one and your servo doesn't look to be overly taxing. It's probably not your issue but you can make one easily and cheaply enough. Even buying one is like $7 so it might be worth it to add one in. I'm glad that you're pleased with the motor. It is a beast, that's for sure! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-recever-glitch-buster-for-1/
  13. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    What ESC and servo are you running? You said you had a 60a ESC but what is its BEC output? You might get away with just using a glitch buster capacitor. I run them on all my rigs with servos that have a big current draw, especially the Savox ones.
  14. Hey ThunderDragon, I have a couple of new in box Atomic 550 sensored motors. I picked them up directly from Atomic one Black Friday but I haven't had a need for them since. I'd be happy to let you have one for $30 +S&H if you'd like. PM me if you're interested and I'll take some pics for you.
  15. Effigy3

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    The teams are 1 kid and 1 parent. So yeah, we have a number of mature folks in the group! The battery is just an Onyx NiMh with a Castle Creations connector. I really like those connectors. They're easy to solder up and are much easier to connect/disconnect than standard Deans T-type plug.