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  1. They should still be available. They were designed by TheRCRacer I think and sold by this company, very cheap although shipping to Germany will add a bit https://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/fl/cars/tamiya/m03ff02.html Looking back in my emails I sent them a mail to confirm pricing etc and they sent a paypal request sales@fibre-lyte.co.uk
  2. Carlisle is my local offroad track (70 mins away!), it does have a couple of bumps at the end of the straight but you can take that corner flat with a torque tuned mchassis which for me is only a few tenths slower than the Iconic cars so perhaps a small lift, make sure you hug the inside kerb. I wish I could enter my M07 as it is unbeatable round there! More of a flowing track especially in Mchassis so less need for a tight diff as no slow speed hairpins (only a couple of slower corners). It's only been used once since last year and was quite green apparently couple of weeks back so will be a bit slippy. Don't forget there is an hours open practice on the Sunday morning so if you do drive up the Saturday night, get up early and you can get a couple of runs in. Go find Ian Willacy if you want some tips, he's a local and will be going for the win so I'm sure can offer some tips. I can't really help as I'm useless with car setup regardless what I try. Just so happens my M07 is perfect! My Stock car used to be a lot better, go back 3 years and Broxtowe most laps I was taking the first corner and the one after the jump flat, this year only about 1/3 of the time as I couldn't get it to stop bouncing regardless what I did with shocks and springs.
  3. ah yes, I was parked next to you with the Mondeo, yes quite a walk, heat was too much for me! I had quite a few team powers go up in smoke but they were at least consistent I tried my M05 on Saturday and first thing yesterday in practise, disaster, glad I didn't actually enter, would not go straight despite everything being free! Can only presume a dodgy diff so swapped it out and will try and car park test somewhere before deciding on a late entry for Carlisle! (booked in for Stock only atm)
  4. Were you parked at the end of the field in the large JDM MPV thingy? FAR too hot there yesterday! My Stock car all over the place. Difference in the motors a bit of a farce with some cars so much quicker on the straight, ho hum. Had a few good laps though and the sausage and egg bap was nice.
  5. Not been personally but I know a lot of the regulars from racing outdoors at Carlisle and it sounds like a great permanent venue. Get yourself down there if you can, M-chassis is popular, season starts soon Carlisle Radio Model Car Club | Facebook
  6. Interesting, will give that a go thanks. Yes I wish I could do 2 classes to justify the travel distance etc but as you need to marshal twice and my cars refuse to behave (lol) it just becomes a nightmare
  7. Blackfoot shell is epic! My first proper RC car Great write up. I will be at Broxtowe and Carlisle rounds, just Stock this year. Trying to do M-Chassis as well last year with marshalling twice was a stressful farce!!! How have you modified your warmers for the smaller tyres? I see Team Powers do smaller cups now but have to order from JP
  8. nah, blue Impreza. I am booked in for West London but it's over 5hrs each way for me so depends how Carlisle goes and then Halifax.... Good track though WL, would go regulary if lived near
  9. Glad you had fun, I didn't really. Two classes was a nightmare, especially with marshalling twice. Probably should have run the M03 I got for more than 10 minutes before as well as it was constantly falling apart/breaking/being useless! I eventually got it to 3rd for the A, up to 2nd in the final then it bounced off the track as handling so bad, marshal took 7 seconds to recover it from 1 metre then a lap later a shock fell off (see earlier comment) so that was that. As for Stock. No idea how they are going fast with this years motor, I was miles off. Tried another one and a further half a second slower! Just scrapped into the A and 5th at the end, maybe would have got 3rd but I waited ages for a car to be recovered after a 50/50 (marshalling was some of the worst I've seen at this event). The final at least had some fun bits as it was in the wet and whatever I'm not aware of motor wise didn't matter so much. All tracks should have built in sprinklers, should also do this for real motorsport. Wish the events had more than 1 final, drop a qualifier and do 3+2 On the plus side I didn't have a TP go up in smoke, the one in the M03 lasted all day, very rare Booked into both classes again at Carlisle, hopefully a less franctic day. If I have an issue with one of the cars then the river is only ~10m over the hedge so I reckon I could get the car in it with a decent throw
  10. Had a look in my emails and I use these https://speedrc.co.uk/yeah-racing-50mm-big-bore-go-damper-set-for-1-10-touring-car-mtc-black/ When I looked online some said use 55mm but 50mm seemed ok for me and I measured them this morning, that is eye to eye. I used Xray TC springs, normally one step stiffer on the back, didn't try the included ones. Oil was ~500 but might go thinner this year. Normally ran softer tyres on the rear as you can't run the toe in rear uprights in Stock
  11. Nope, I'm north of Newcastle so Carlisle is my 'local' (70 mins). Mendip too far. I have entered all the others but I will do Broxtowe and Carlisle then make a call on the remaining rounds. Cutting out as in losing radio or just turning off completely? Bit weird. I had the issue of 4 or so motors going up in smoke! Glad Stock has moved to a different one. Only doing M-chassis as I got the car second hand and it already had the TP motor in. Carlisle was running well on Sunday, practise day, first time it's been used since October. Was highly amusing running the TP M03 in with the normal torque tuned ones that we run at the club. Managed a triple overtake one lap down the straight
  12. Gave my Stock class TT01 a quick run at Carlisle on Sunday, seemed ok with the Core 21, wasn't as slow as I expected down the straight (will feel different at Halifax no doubt). Car seemed to be driving ok having reverted from Super Stock spec so I put it away to avoid faffing with it and 100% making it worse
  13. Sounds successful I've entered M-Chassis this year alongside Stock to help pass the time between rounds. Almost certainly going to regret it with marshalling twice and probably have two broken/terrible cars Only used an M03 twice so will be a learning event at Broxtowe although I run newer ones so not a total newbie to the class.
  14. Change of motor for this year (which is great as I had so many of the TP ones catch fire!), think it will need big pinion most of the time, probably 27 or 28T and fit the allowed 55T spur. As you're not allowed the rear toe in uprights in Stock the rear can be an issue. I always ran softer tyres on the back.
  15. See you at Broxtowe Reminds me that I haven't touched mine since the last round last year and I need to swap the motor as well!
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