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kryten
2008.03.26, 07:58 PM
2.4Ghz! :D:eek::DI have one of the conversion kits on the way,which i'm putting in a clear chassis. I'm hoping it'll be here and ready before the next GTG, so you're all welcome to try it out and see what you think.
I'll probably bring it set up in LM but i'll have a MM to try after that.
Also as a result i now have two MR02's FS (Readysets) and will do a deal for any club members interested.They are both near brand new. One is my blue F430 chassis with the red 575gtc body and the other is a red F430.LMK if you're interested and i can bring them to the next meet.

Programmers
2008.03.27, 04:19 AM
My dad may be interested in one.

It'll be cool to see someone with a ASF, finally!! Nice one mate!

kryten
2008.03.27, 07:46 AM
Thanks,as long as it gets here soon and i can actually build it without messing up!

Neomax
2008.03.27, 03:02 PM
Nice one mate, it'll be good to see one in action and compare it to the standard TX/RX system. So have you got one of them ghastly "toy" controllers?...lol

kryten
2008.03.27, 03:19 PM
lol,i'm afraid so! i didn't know there was any other kind. From what i've read they feel less like a toy than they look,but i guess we'll find out soon enough:D

mk2kompressor
2008.03.27, 04:10 PM
they are suprisingly good,it takes a bit of getting used to the weaker spring in the steering wheel the good thing is they are alot lighter than a normal :)

Neomax
2008.03.27, 04:34 PM
hopefully!
The only other choice i know of is getting a Helios controller and getting the 2.4gHz attachment, dont know how much that will be though!!

kryten
2008.03.27, 05:14 PM
Funny you should say that,i almost bought a helios the other day but decided against it.
I'll see how i get on with the KT-18 first,maybe i can get a stiffer spring? Definately cheaper than a helios!

mk2kompressor
2008.03.27, 06:27 PM
you cant go wrong with a helios esp if you have big mitts like me:D
i dont think the is any adjustment on the wheel tension but you will get used to it

kryten
2008.03.27, 07:04 PM
I might start looking into one then,i s'pose ryan can have the other one then only needs to buy a board.

Programmers
2008.03.27, 09:27 PM
I wont be going 2.4 until they release the modules at least... Then I'll consider the move...

Any idea on module release dates, anyone?

kryten
2008.04.02, 10:36 AM
One of the sellers on the bay US has the helios with the 2.4 module with it,but i've not seen just the module for sale.

Btw.....my 2.4 kit came today! yayyyy lol now all i need is for the clear chassis to turn up.:D

Programmers
2008.04.02, 10:43 AM
I've just found a mini-z module but I don't think the mini-z 2.4 modules are available yet.

Nice on on the 2.4, I bet you can't wait to drive it can ya!?

kryten
2008.04.02, 11:12 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/DSC01081.jpg

Yep,can't wait! tho i'll have to as i'm waiting for the clear chassis,i'm not building it twice! lol

Programmers
2008.04.02, 12:27 PM
Did you get two chassis covers like displayed on the box?

kryten
2008.04.02, 01:39 PM
Hi yes i did the red one is for the MR015,the clear chassis are here now too! :D:D:D i'm about to attempt the build:eek:

Programmers
2008.04.02, 01:50 PM
I forgot about servo snaps. Still want some??

kryten
2008.04.02, 04:57 PM
Well i have the main bit done now Phew! lol i only had to take the servo gears etc out twice once when i put the pot on upside down and the second when i put the servo motor in the wrong way round!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/DSC01082.jpg
The 2.4 board isn't as long as the stock 02 board.

And all done ready for the rest.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/DSC01085.jpg

Programmers
2008.04.02, 05:01 PM
Wow, who knew it would be shorter. I imagine it's easier to install than a regular board. It looks swish man...

Don't forget though...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eNzc2wAUhzU

kryten
2008.04.02, 05:54 PM
All done!!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/DSC01087.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/sendapics/DSC01089.jpg

Now i'm off to test it! hehehe:D

Programmers
2008.04.02, 06:26 PM
That's fantastic. :eek:

Neomax
2008.04.02, 06:46 PM
Thats a bit nice Jayce mate, did it come with the wheels and shell and motor mounts and that, or did you buy them seperatly?
Let us know how it runs!

kryten
2008.04.02, 06:55 PM
Thanks :D i bought the body and complete back end from Spoon (and wheels)
As for how it runs....atm it doesn't :( i'm just going to try to find out why.

Neomax
2008.04.02, 06:57 PM
Gutted mate, check there is nothing that may risk frying a FET or anything most importantly!

kryten
2008.04.02, 09:04 PM
Well it works now!....sort of. It now goes forwards and backwards,but i can't get the steering to trim straight.Not even close.
After posting in the 2.4 section,it looks like i may have a dodgy tx:mad:

color01
2008.04.02, 09:19 PM
Have you tried tweaking with the pot in the servo? Sometimes you can just offset the pot 180 degrees (assuming the Mini-Z pot can do this... I've only tried with a Hitec and a Cirrus servo) and it will offset the error in the Tx to give you centered steering.

kryten
2008.04.02, 09:45 PM
I'm pretty sure it will as i fitted the POT upside down the first time i put the car together.I'll give it a go tomorrow as it's 2:45am here and i'm too tired to carry on.:) Thanks for the advice tho.

Neomax
2008.04.05, 02:38 PM
Hey Jayce, is there not a little silver box type thingy on the ESC of the car, with a little cross head screw on it, on a normal mini z ESC there is and that adjusts the servo centering! If there is center the trim on the controller and then use the screw on the ESC to get it near straight, then use the trim on the controller for fine tuning.

If you look closely at the bottom right of the cross on the top plate in the pic below, you can just see the corner of the screw i'm on about, and if you have cack eyesight, right click and save pic, then zoom in with whatever photo prog you have!
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/malthebarber/Latest%20Lineup%20March%2008/DSCF3848.jpg

kryten
2008.04.05, 02:48 PM
you know that thought never occured to me at all! i'm off to try it now thanks Mal :D

EDIT: The 2.4 board doesn't have one:(