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RAFster...were you being bad again?

Bud makes a bumper for the 18T, a shim kit, and a cool carbon fiber looking rear wing too. And of course, VCS shocks and BLUE wheel nuts!
 

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I came.........I saw........I got lucky. :lol: What a fun day duking it out with all the other racers in the Fun BuRP class. Only ran into The Cook a couple times so I didn't do to bad. Joy made a pass on us that she listed as "pure luck" but I still think it was complete skill. :)

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 -- Fun BuRP - A  Main -- 
Pos Car Laps    time     name                id    avg.mph
  1   4  30     5:03.33 Rick Morgan           2     9.10
  2   2  28     5:00.54 Don Weimer           19     8.58
  3   1  28     5:04.23 Kim Fortner          15     8.47
  4   9  28     5:12.88 Joy Fortner          16     8.24
  5   6  20     5:15.90 Cory Kisko            4     5.83
  6   3  15     5:07.32 Barb Morgan           1     4.49
  7   5   6     5:23.11 Matthew Weimer       20     1.71
  8   8   4     2:12.32 Clayton Tarabori     28     2.78
 

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Hi Dave: The best advise I can give you on Mini-Ts is to invest in some oil filled shocks. The stock friction dampers work better if you put a piece of fuel tubing on the rear shafts so the chassis doesn't bottom out, but they're pretty much a joke if you're looking to jump anything. BRP sells some nice aluminum threaded ones, and with soft springs work very well. The next investment to make is some ball bearings as the stock bushings will become very sloppy quickly. I'd also suggest one of Bud's shim kits to tighten up the rear axles. Shortly after making these improvements on our mini-t's we replaced the electronics with hobby grade servo, esc, and recievers. The stock servos are easily stripped, we went with some metal geared minis from Hitec (HS81-MG). It takes alittle modification, but it's WELL worth it. Naturally, I wasn't happy until we could bolt in a "Big Block" for more power,so I fitted our mini's with Wattage 370 motors that make it hard to keep the front wheels on the ground. :D
Not at all necessary, but fun for sure! Here's some links that may interest you:

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=161

http://www.blindbatts.com/

http://www.teamtrinity.com/accessories/mini-t.asp

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Mini-T&sort=1a&&page=1

Have fun!
 

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they are now using Hitec hs-55 micro servo, for the steering duties. Team Losi makes a servo saver for this servo and they are a direct fit without modification.....:thumbsup:
 

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Lacked 2 people of having a full field of 10 1/18 scale vehicles this week again. You otta try getting around an Itsy Bitsy Spider when it has a 1/12 scale body on it too. :jest: Tom found out that full throttle into the pipes cleans off the front arm of a 18T real well too. :( I wonder just how sure he is that he wants to try his mod motor in it next week? :lol: Only 3 weeks of racing remains now for our BRP cars before they are stored away until it's playtime on the parking lots of the area.

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 -- Fun BuRP - A  Main -- 
Pos Car Laps    time     name                id    avg.mph
  1   4  29     5:04.72 Rick Morgan           2     8.76
  2   1  28     5:01.08 Kim Fortner           9     8.56
  3   9  28     5:02.61 Joy Fortner          10     8.52
  4   2  25     5:00.76 Don Weimer           27     7.65
  5   3  18     5:08.48 Barb Morgan           1     5.37
  6   8  17     5:19.46 Clayton Tarabori     31     4.90
  7   7   9     1:31.35 Tom Himes            15     9.07
  8   5   7     5:13.60 Matthew Weimer       28     2.05
Just remember that the next 2 weeks will have special pricing of $2 extra as a donation to the local SPCA in helping out Amanda with her senior project.
 

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It's amazing how that corner pipe just jumped out in front of my 18T! :) Now I have an 18T with a broken leg. Oh well, nothing new parts can't fix. It was fun while it lasted though!

And yes Rick, I will still try the mod motor. I just keep having this reoccurring thought, "speed kills." :(
 

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Let me know if you want one of those 11t pinions and I'll bring it Sunday.

K1M.......you might want to look at those things and see if they'll fit the Mini-T. :thumbsup: I'll bring one Sunday.
 

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Only results I have this week are these. Some moron mistakenly erased the files before saving to the floppy disk. :eek:

Tom Himes - 36/5:06.46 - new track record by 2 laps :eek:
Rick Morgan - 32/5:05.25
Clayton Tarabori - 22/5:10.16
Barb Morgan - 22/5:13.61

Light turnout of the little critters this week. Only 2 weeks left to play now everybody.
 

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That thing is nuts enough with the stock motor in it! :lol:
 

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Full boat of 1/18 vehicles again this week. What a fun day of racing! K1M even cleaned a front wheel clear off. First time I've ever seen that happen before.

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 -- Fun BuRP - A  Main -- 
Pos Car Laps    time     name                id    avg.mph
  1   7  29     5:02.38 Tom Himes            19     8.83
  2   6  28     5:07.06 Rick Morgan           2     8.39
  3   2  26     5:08.08 Don Weimer           14     7.77
  4   8  21     5:07.47 Clayton Tarabori     35     6.29
  5   9  20     5:05.32 Logan Tilley          4     6.03
  6   4  20     5:14.56 Barb Morgan           1     5.85
  7   1   9     2:10.25 Kim Fortner          27     6.36
  8   5   9     5:01.75 Matthew Weimer       16     2.75
  9   3   6     3:30.55 Drew Teclaw           5     2.62
 --   0  --- DNS ---    Mike Button          32     0.00
 

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Aw heck...that other front wheel is just for left hand turns anyway, it only slowed me me down 1 lap! In the main I found out how long a GP1100 lasts if you charge it 2 weeks before you race and don't even peak it.....about 9 laps. Doh!
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It's racing season so where are all our 1/18 scale drivers? Donalbain was here and itching to run his new FT18T. :)
 
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