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  1. Superba

    Strange steering on my M05

    But could it be 2 servos in a row? Also it’s weird that it slowly resets itself.
  2. I have an M05 that I race on tarmac with a friend. What’s odd is if the car takes a knock the steering seems switch 5 or 6 adjustments to either the left or the right. Sometimes up to 15 or 16. It then seems to reset after a few laps nd settle down. Is this a servo thing? I have switched servos and still get the problem. Thoughts from anyone would be appreciated
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    F103 hints, tips and advice please

    Ignore my last question, I had a senior moment.....
  4. Superba

    F103 hints, tips and advice please

    Thanks all. Puzzled on the instructions to fit the rear wheels. Is number 26 on the instruction for the left wheel and then 27 and 28 for the right rear? Not sure which side the thrust bearing should go on I guess I use a wheel hub on both sides even though it does not say to do so? Is it me or has Tamiya let themselves down for once on the instructions?
  5. I am in the middle of building the Tyrell p34. As a kid it always caught my imagination and recently I have had incredible fun racing M05’s with a friend on a tarmac race course. Now I have an excuse to try this, but just wanted to know mostly about suspension settings, tyres and motors. The suspension and damping is unusual for me. The friction damper instructions say to put a little damper oil on them which to me makes them frictionless! Do I need to tighten it much or does it really make a difference? The model I had came with foam tyres which feel very grippy, advice on if there is better out there! Also it has a torque tuned and I will certainly get used to the car first with that but I assume it is worth upgrading in time. Lastly is the pinion, I assume we can increase this for higher top speed? The course I race on is for up to 1/5 so it is relatively quick for this vehicle. Thoughts and advice always welcome.
  6. Superba

    When a car sneaks up on your affections

    Thanks for the info, mine has foam tyres which feel super grippy. Is there better tyres out there? Also can I fit large4 pinions? Any advice or pointers to other posts would be appreciated. But on the course I use top speed is a bonus
  7. Superba

    When a car sneaks up on your affections

    I have just purchased one but read in a 2009 post fitting the batteries is tough. Has this problem now been solved? I was told not to put a Lipo in as the car runs better with additional weight in it for traction
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    I will check the spacers. It has to be something silly that my brother and me have missed. The gearbox is clean as you like.
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    When I turn one the other doesn’t move or moves slightly. But I can easily stop it with no problems. If I turn both at the same time in the same direction it’s easy on all my other cars there is a force you need to overcome. (The engine) I will take a further look tonight and see what I can find
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    I will double check tonight as I have missed bits out in the past. But I did a double check last night and all seemed present and correct. I will try to get some pics tonight
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    Hi all, this is an unusual one. My brother has given me his Bigwig to try to fix. It has a similar engine and speed controller to my boomerang but is much slower. It was quick but recently regardless of the motor it is slow. The only thing I can se that’s odd is the front gearbox. What I noticed is that when I turned one wheel the other wheel did not turn the opposite direction. When opening it up the only thing I can see is that the two bevel gears are not meshing with the three dif gears as well as they should. However there is no wear, the gearbox is clean and I don’t seem to be missing anything that might cause this. To all intents and purposes it is in good order. Anyone else ever had this problem? I am stuck on what to do
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    I have a Konghead and bought a Y servo lead and it worked fine. Remember the wheels at the rear need to turn opposite to the ones at the front anyways. This was with a simple 2 channel transmitter
  13. Superba

    Do all hop-ups make a difference?

    All good input so thanks. Last question is how the heck do the M05 battery holders actually work? They just seem like blue shelves. Am I missing something?
  14. I Have recently been racing an M05 with a friend on an outdoor asphalt track. We have been deliberately upgrading the vehicles at the same time but i recently acquired a chassis that is mostly blue anodised rather than black plastic. In looking at this i wondered what views people had on whether they actually make a difference? Will an anodised steering rod really change things?...
  15. Superba

    Brat/Frog front axle woes

    Thanks Mad Ax. Off to the shops for me. Is there any other part from other cars that might work? I notice my sons rising fighter has similar looking joints which are part metal and part nylon. Maybe when I am back home I will try. Do take the Brog out, it is fantastic fun, and I am always amazed how much fun, “slow” or “basic” models can be, although I am sure I am preaching to the converted. Another car I love is the MO5 NSU. Just brilliant fun.