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MrUnlimited
2008.08.21, 01:35 AM
Will there be one in 2009? What about the release of the AWD car? When is it coming?

yamar6
2008.08.21, 08:21 AM
don't hold your breath.iwaver can't even get the buggy out yet.They have the truck.It don't look bad at all.

marc
2008.08.22, 10:14 AM
With the 02M chassis, you might want to do your own 2.4 conversion with either Kyosho's board, or an aftermarket board since Iwaver uses a real servo for steering.

fangel
2008.08.24, 08:48 PM
I think the 04M would not be coming within 2008. We are currently doing some design and performance tweak on the chassis. (there might be a chance that we skip FM and go to 2.4G for it)

What happening this year should be BMW M3 and iwaver 03.

I think you should consider a 3rd party ESC and receiver, since the Kyosho one would not be able to use the steering servo.

yamar6
2008.08.24, 09:50 PM
im waiting for the AWD car from iwaver. it should be good.i think they should of came out with that before the truck or buggy.I think the 04M would not be coming within 2008. We are currently doing some design and performance tweak on the chassis. (there might be a chance that we skip FM and go to 2.4G for it)

What happening this year should be BMW M3 and iwaver 03.

I think you should consider a 3rd party ESC and receiver, since the Kyosho one would not be able to use the steering servo.

MrUnlimited
2008.08.25, 12:36 AM
I am also waiting for that one. If it comes with a 2.4ghz I think it will be a real competitor against the MA-010

fangel
2008.08.25, 10:01 PM
We are hoping to make this available for the market.
I think a 2.4Ghz version is very possible.

wildthing
2009.09.15, 06:45 PM
i just dug-up this post... since Iwaver don't have a 2.4Ghz version yet, I decided on putting up my own DIY 2.4Ghz Iwaver 01:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/IwaverModifiedv11a.jpg
Iwaver 01 ver 2.0

Specs:
Tamiya TEU104BK ESC
Lithium Ion Batteries 7.2v 600mAh
generic (china) 2.4Ghz receiver (and controller set)
Tower Pro 9G Micro Servo

this one is still in the prototyping process... the battery and electronic holder are still temporary.

herman
2009.09.15, 11:40 PM
nice to see your first post here...

color01
2009.09.16, 04:52 AM
That's pretty hardcore, cramming a 1/10 ESC (not a small one either!) into that Iwaver.

Excellent first post! Welcome to the MZR forums. :)

wildthing
2009.09.16, 08:51 AM
Thank you for the kind words and warm welcome.... I have been a lurker in the site for quite some time... :)

This is the "final" version of my 2.4Ghz Iwaver:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iwaver01.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iwaver01b-1.jpg
* red "stripe" were bump marks from my red miniZ :)

Point of no return (I have to cut out some part of the battery holder to fit the micro servo, because it was longer than the stock):
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iver3b.jpg
on top of the servo is the 2.4Ghz receiver...this is where the original electronic PCB is positioned. I also have to cut-out the plastic cover to accomodate the pins of the receiver.

Battery is zip-tied and ESC is positioned on top, it is temporarily held in place by a heavy duty double-sided tape.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iver3a.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iver3c.jpg
the standing IC (voltage regulator IC - 7806) with 2 capacitors is my DIY voltage regulator to bring down my battery power to 6v (for the receiver and servo) so I don't toast my servo and receiver. TEU104BK is an ESC for Lipo battery with a built-in lipo-voltage protection (it stops when it is nearly 6v) but it does not have a BEC.

the whole thing is now almost "stock" fit and neat enough
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/Iver3.jpg
I followed the battery holder set-up from the Atomicbuilt mini-Z manhattan
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b371/2wildthing/Toys/10990_Manhattan_V2_L6.jpg


I hope to put in a smaller ESC (like the MC230CR but I haven't gotten hold of it yet).

Some quick evaluation test I did on that unit was to run it with mini4WD Plasma Dash motor installed... it did 53kph top-speed on the dyno (like the manhattan).... but i could not drive it well on my small and short race track :D