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Saman2014
2009.02.12, 06:54 AM
I need suggestions for what Mini-Z I should get.

Im thinking of getting this one haha:
GO to ebay and type in #350160359003

briankstan
2009.02.12, 07:21 AM
I need suggestions for what Mini-Z I should get.

Im thinking of getting this one haha:
GO to ebay and type in #350160359003

that would be a good start. you could find a nice used car and maybe get some hopups already on it for about the same price. if you want to go new, it's not a bad deal.

mini-z
2009.02.12, 08:18 PM
Brian, I think you must have missed the details of that auction - it's a massive rip off - that is an old i-series that we sold for $105 w/ free shipping, and they are charging $149.99 + $16.75 shipping! We have the new i-series 2 for $129.99 w/ free shipping:

http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19452

Saman2014, this is a very bad deal and I'd be very suspicious of that seller based on that one auction.

Action B
2009.02.13, 12:02 AM
Saman, I SERIOUSLY recommend this car.

MA-010 Calsonic skyline readyset.

Most cars you purchase as a readyset will have a body that won't work so well for racing. The calsonic skyline is a great racing body, its the same as that picture I sent you except blue. You can save money by purchasing this set and not having to buy a race body. Another plus about the body is that it can be easily dremeled to fit a 98mm chassis, which is what I recommend you do. Also, a laydown crystal adapter is not needed for it. Furthermore it comes with a spoiler mounted on it that is interchangeable with other mini-z spoilers, so you can choose what kind of ridiculous wing you want to put on it. Yeah, i know you like that stuff.


http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/shop2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_120&products_id=3563

EMU
2009.02.13, 12:08 AM
I agree with Mini-Z. Check used auctions or get new from the store here. That deal isnt good at all. The main board of the car isnt very good, compared to most of the stock boards of AM frequency cars that are around these days. There are no brakes, and the FETs arent as good.

I would advise to look for 3010 fets, the I-series come with 3004 fets (without brake). Most cars sold used now will have the 3010 fets, which can handle more powerful motors than the 3004 fets.

Do you already have a 27mhz AM transmitter?

briankstan
2009.02.13, 07:14 AM
Brian, I think you must have missed the details of that auction - it's a massive rip off - that is an old i-series that we sold for $105 w/ free shipping, and they are charging $149.99 + $16.75 shipping! We have the new i-series 2 for $129.99 w/ free shipping:

http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19452

Saman2014, this is a very bad deal and I'd be very suspicious of that seller based on that one auction.

yes, I missed that,

I would personally steer clear of the i-series, they are very prone to glitching and typically sale for alot less.

thanks D, for correcting me, I'd hate to point someone in the wrong direction.

you should pass on this and keep looking !

Saman2014
2009.02.13, 09:23 PM
Saman, I SERIOUSLY recommend this car.

MA-010 Calsonic skyline readyset.

Most cars you purchase as a readyset will have a body that won't work so well for racing. The calsonic skyline is a great racing body, its the same as that picture I sent you except blue. You can save money by purchasing this set and not having to buy a race body. Another plus about the body is that it can be easily dremeled to fit a 98mm chassis, which is what I recommend you do. Also, a laydown crystal adapter is not needed for it. Furthermore it comes with a spoiler mounted on it that is interchangeable with other mini-z spoilers, so you can choose what kind of ridiculous wing you want to put on it. Yeah, i know you like that stuff.


http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/shop2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_120&products_id=3563

Haha, yeah that spoiler is definatly out of style. I'll just use my current one on it.

a7i20ci7y
2009.02.19, 12:54 PM
Conveniently, they just released a Nissan GTR body :)

mleemor60
2009.02.19, 01:16 PM
Conveniently, they just released a Nissan GTR body :)

With a chrome roof. Not great for CORE.

Saman2014
2009.02.20, 01:10 PM
With a chrome roof. Not great for CORE.

Whats CORE?

briankstan
2009.02.20, 02:39 PM
With a chrome roof. Not great for CORE.

Core is a timing system, I tested the GT-R body and it works fine with core. :)

Saman2014
2009.02.21, 01:13 AM
Core is a timing system, I tested the GT-R body and it works fine with core. :)

Thanks for the reassurance :) Im sure ill make up my mind weather to get the mini-z, the new skateboard, or that really big and fast shooting airsoft gun. which all happen to be in the same price range (dammit this will be a tough decision)

a7i20ci7y
2009.02.23, 08:28 AM
Go for the Z. If you want an airsoft gun, I have a Classic Army M-15 carbine that I'll probably never use again, two hi cap mags and li-po battery, tight bore barrel and a rather banged up Sunproject M203 with a Madbull rocket shell. Also a nice M9 gas blow back pistol. We might could work out a deal or somethin. You know, provided your parents approved.

Action B
2009.02.23, 09:16 AM
Thanks for the reassurance :) Im sure ill make up my mind weather to get the mini-z, the new skateboard, or that really big and fast shooting airsoft gun. which all happen to be in the same price range (dammit this will be a tough decision)

Saman, you left your skateboard outside... Only parts that go bad in rain are the deck and the bearings. Decks are around 50 and bearings are around 20. The bearings might actually be fine, though, its likely the deck was ruined. I might have a spare deck or bearings around my house but they won't be brand new.

Saman2014
2009.02.23, 03:41 PM
Saman, you left your skateboard outside... Only parts that go bad in rain are the deck and the bearings. Decks are around 50 and bearings are around 20. The bearings might actually be fine, though, its likely the deck was ruined. I might have a spare deck or bearings around my house but they won't be brand new.

Go for the Z. If you want an airsoft gun, I have a Classic Army M-15 carbine that I'll probably never use again, two hi cap mags and li-po battery, tight bore barrel and a rather banged up Sunproject M203 with a Madbull rocket shell. Also a nice M9 gas blow back pistol. We might could work out a deal or somethin. You know, provided your parents approved.

I think your right, ill go for the mini-z. Its not like ill find any local games to use that 430 fps $158 JG M4 with a 5k bb hi-cap box mag. How much for the Classic Army? I already have a Spring M4 with a broken mag, Electric 200fps Boyi M4, Spring I dont know what brand G3 SG, 150 Fps Electric Mini Uzi, and a Spring P22 with universal holster. Quite a collection of ****ty guns.

Brandon, dont you ever stop giving? haha. I tested my board out and the only thing that got damaged was my bearings which were already ****ty, they just got worse. My grip tape was screwed up from the start so there was no difference. I think ill just get an entirely knew board altogether. Or i could bring it 2 hobbytown for you to look at.

Action B
2009.02.23, 08:49 PM
Brandon, dont you ever stop giving? haha. I tested my board out and the only thing that got damaged was my bearings which were already ****ty, they just got worse. My grip tape was screwed up from the start so there was no difference. I think ill just get an entirely knew board altogether. Or i could bring it 2 hobbytown for you to look at.

Its really not a big deal. I've been given some stuff on this forum too. Due to my financial situation, there is actually very little I can offer in most cases. You should bring it up to hobbytown and I'll see what I can do.

Saman2014
2009.02.23, 11:18 PM
Its really not a big deal. I've been given some stuff on this forum too. Due to my financial situation, there is actually very little I can offer in most cases. You should bring it up to hobbytown and I'll see what I can do.

I can land a kickflip with my griptape being screwed up, i think if i got a new board or regripped my current board I could land new tricks.

Action B
2009.02.24, 05:09 AM
I can land a kickflip with my griptape being screwed up, i think if i got a new board or regripped my current board I could land new tricks.

Well, fresh grip is good. It can make a lot of difference. I remember being young and duct taping my shoes, or gluing back together chips on my nose/tail with wood glue and a clamp.

Saman2014
2009.02.25, 06:50 AM
Well, fresh grip is good. It can make a lot of difference. I remember being young and duct taping my shoes, or gluing back together chips on my nose/tail with wood glue and a clamp.

Does the duct tape help your shoes with grip or keep them together? I've seen people do it. Plus I landed a varial kickflip yesterday!

Action B
2009.02.25, 06:58 AM
Does the duct tape help your shoes with grip or keep them together? I've seen people do it. Plus I landed a varial kickflip yesterday!

More or less keep them together. Shoe goo is used commonly too to reapply grip to the bottom of your shoes.

I still think a varial kickflip is a shove-it plus a kickflip. Thus a SHOVE-IT FLIP.

I dont know who changed that over the years. Varials are usually referred as short term for BACKSIDE shove-its. As seen in the varial heelflip. Pop shove its in that direction used to be reffered to as varial shove its, or just a varial.

Regardless, Good work on your progress. Thats the first step to getting down 360 flips. You should have them within a year of mastering shove-it flips or whatever you call them.

a7i20ci7y
2009.02.25, 07:21 AM
I think your right, ill go for the mini-z. Its not like ill find any local games to use that 430 fps $158 JG M4 with a 5k bb hi-cap box mag. How much for the Classic Army? I already have a Spring M4 with a broken mag, Electric 200fps Boyi M4, Spring I dont know what brand G3 SG, 150 Fps Electric Mini Uzi, and a Spring P22 with universal holster. Quite a collection of ****ty guns.

I'll sell the M4 and M203 for $200. It's a nice gun, metal body, telescoping stock. I believe it shoots in the neighborhood of 350fps but I haven't chronoed the gun. 430 fps is, IMO, excessive, but that's just me.

There are a lot of local games actually, but... well, to be nice here I'll just say that I didn't really have a good time hanging out with that crowd. A little too... eh. Let's just say that this hobby is a lot friendlier and has a lot more cooperation.

If it's a matter of miniz or airsoft, I'd much prefer you get a miniz, even if it means not selling my gun.

Saman2014
2009.02.26, 06:50 AM
If it's a matter of miniz or airsoft, I'd much prefer you get a miniz, even if it means not selling my gun.

Yea, I probably will. I just hope the one Brandon recommended stays in stock.

Action B
2009.02.26, 09:32 AM
Yea, I probably will. I just hope the one Brandon recommended stays in stock.

Well, if not I'm sure we can find a body for you. I'd give you that red one I sent you a picture of but its cracked on the front bumper and glued together. It comes off every time I race it.

Saman2014
2009.02.27, 08:08 PM
Well, if not I'm sure we can find a body for you. I'd give you that red one I sent you a picture of but its cracked on the front bumper and glued together. It comes off every time I race it.

Use redneck superglue: duct tape. They put it on everything, even nascar cars bodies are fixed with duct tape.