I've had my M-05 for coming up to 5 years now, and I have to say that it is still my go-to car for fun racing on small tracks. Unfortunately I don't race as much as I once did and the Mini scene is having a bit of a lull locally so the car doesn't … Continue reading A few additions to the M-05
Tamiya are good enough to include instruction sheets with each of the M-05 Ver.II Hop-Ups. I've scanned them below. Take note of the large number of greyed out parts that are not included - I plan to go through the implications of that in a future post. 54605 M-05 Ver.II A Parts (chassis) 54606 M-05 … Continue reading M-05 Ver.II Hop-Up instructions
I've got lots more to write about this. I think it is worth mentioning early on that you will need some extra hardware if you want to use the droop screws - hardware that is not easily available right now. You will also need to find some longer screws if you want to fit a … Continue reading M-05 Ver. II conversion… progress so far
Most of the parts have arrived - just need a bit more hardware to do the full conversion. Report to follow...
I have to confess that I've been struggling with the Tamiya TRF418. Although there are a great many things to like about this car, the handling on carpet (for me at least) has not been one of them. I've tried all the tricks that have worked with other cars in the past and none of … Continue reading Samix V2 chassis conversion for the TRF418
I chose to challenge myself today and see if I still had the pace to compete in Mini a couple of seasons after my championship win. Within half-an-hour I remembered why I don't like running two classes in a day - too much rushing around. Not only do you forget to charge batteries, you also … Continue reading CWIC 23/2/14 – Mini
Just prepared a Blitz Mini Jazz shell in my "new" colours for my M05 which I have recommissioned for racing. Compared to the popular Blitz Mini GTI shell it is a little bit taller and the screen is further forward and more steeply raked. We'll have to see what difference it makes to the handling. … Continue reading Blitz Mini Jazz
In brief... Mini Formula Adding the wing to the Blitz GTi shell made the straight line stability a lot better. The track had a long, fast sweeper which meant I needed to gear up to 22/33, and in Round 2 I started to get some traction roll which I solved by reducing the shock length … Continue reading CWIC Rds 3&4 – 11th November 2012
My advice - run the rear wing! Made a huge difference to straight-line stability and general "plantedness" at last nights club meeting. Would have qualified 3rd in TC with my Mini time. Wish I had put it on at the CWIC...
I've been really looking forward to this series - great racing, great company and it DOESN'T RAIN (unless the roof of the old sports centre gives out, I remember a couple of buckets were needed last season)! Here's this years fleet... I do like to have matching schemes, so I painted up a fresh Blitz … Continue reading CWIC Rds 1&2 – 21st October 2012