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herman
2013.01.07, 12:53 AM
greetings... just came back from singapore... and had a grand time :D
was lucky enough to visit atomic collective...

kinda busy at the moment... so will just be posting pics for the time being...
article to follow shortly... :D


12/29/12
with the very limited time i had, i was very fortunate enough to head off to atomic collective in singapore (which to my knowledge is the only track/shop in singapore)...

track info:
13 Transit Road‎ 778887
Singapore (Next to neesoon army camp)
+65 6456 5345
www.atomiccollective.net
atomiccollective@gmail.com
check them out on f******k too - atomic collective mini-z shop and indoor circuit

Wed thur fri 7-11pm
Sat sun 12 - 11 pm
Mon tue closed
sing $6 track fee
sing $10 car rental

i called in advance and spoke to fred and was told from the city, it is roughly a 20-30 taxi ride... weather reports indicated rain and I gambled against it, and kinda got caught in a torrential downpour (without an umbrella) which timed itself 10 minutes just before arriving...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33409&stc=1&d=1357788025

luckily the cab let me off right in front of the shop... i experienced a short shower lasting just a few steps as i made a mad but short dash to the covered sidewalk... a few more steps and i was there… asked some guy at the pit tables outside where i could find frank and he pointed me towards the back…

kinda hard to believe that it was raining cats and dogs a few minutes earlier...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33382&stc=1&d=1357541444

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33383&stc=1&d=1357541491

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33384&stc=1&d=1357541553

herman
2013.01.07, 12:55 AM
upon 5 min upon arrival the rain stopped... and i headed towards the back office which was where the shop was located...

met fred and introduced myself, was really nice chatting with him… fred mentioned that they just renovated the track and shop… they got a new set of rcp track tiles and put it to good use... i later found out that fred was one of the co-owners of atomic collective.

shop well stocked with parts...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33385&stc=1&d=1357541645

autoscales...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33386&stc=1&d=1357541678

er and more parts... :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33387&stc=1&d=1357541707

herman
2013.01.07, 01:04 AM
fred also mentioned that their first mr03ve shipment just came in from japan… "oh wow" was all i could muster in response.… he called in somebody who i recognized as the guy at the pit table who directed me to the back, and introduced him as dave (aka d1nzfe on these forums), one of singapore's top drivers… fred went on to mention that dave qualified in the modified a-main class of the recently concluded 2012 indonesia open mini-z championship, i later found out fred qualified in the same modified a-main class...

as dave came over he showed me something, he was holding his brand spanking new, already hopped up mr03ve… i was completely bowled over when he asked if i wanted to try it out… although it was hopped up i tried it with the stock kt18 tx which was cool since i am quite accustomed to it…

first impression was that it was really really smooth (steering & throttle) and really responsive... it was like power on demand and it had lots of torque... it was the same thing with steering, it almost felt that there was an instant response to steering input… almost probably to a fault, if you're not used to this (like me) i guess you can dial steering response down a bit on programmable radios...

on the track i couldn't reach full throttle, it's just too fast… and coming off throttle, the motor feels like there is no drag brake, it just coasts and the closest thing i can compare it to is the dnano… however i figure that you can program settings (throttle & steering) to your liking once you get it hooked up to your computer... hmm… i kinda forgot to test the reverse function… probably some other time…

i would definitely like to get one at some point… thing is pricing, i asked fred how much? and if i remember it right, he mentioned 256-260 singapore dollars which roughly translates to 203-211 us$ kinda seems pretty reasonable to me... and really hope this type of pricing sticks... however, i do hope that the prices drop... the cheaper the better... :D

the new mr03ve just arrived... and i was just lucky to be there when dave was out testing it on the track
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33389&stc=1&d=1357541858

singapore top driver - dave (aka d1nzfe on these forums) and his new mr03ve (already hopped up!) nothing but smiles :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33388&stc=1&d=1357541836

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33390&stc=1&d=1357541884

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33391&stc=1&d=1357541983

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33392&stc=1&d=1357542009

herman
2013.01.07, 01:08 AM
hmm... how'd the heck he do that? slowly and carefully i was told... so i do guess you can get it on an alu motormount... :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33393&stc=1&d=1357542337

dave opened up the chassis to expose the board… viola! 3 sh8m14 fets on top & 3 sh8m14 fets under... 6 total that's cool! wondering why kyosho didn't do this ages ago…
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33394&stc=1&d=1357542383

new fets... sh8m14 - anybody got some info on these? there are three on top, and three on the bottom total 6 :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33395&stc=1&d=1357542414

after a while fred introduces me to another singapore top driver - alvin, who dropped by to pick up his mr03ve… nothing but all smiles in his picture as well… :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33396&stc=1&d=1357542451

herman
2013.01.07, 01:16 AM
i took more pics around the shop and pit areas… and turned in some laps out on the track again…

shop / track owner - singapore top driver fred at his pit table
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33397&stc=1&d=1357542853

dave's pit table notice the opened mr03ve box? :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33398&stc=1&d=1357542902

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33399&stc=1&d=1357542930

another view of fred's pit table :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33400&stc=1&d=1357542961

herman
2013.01.07, 01:20 AM
fred told me that singapore racers are big reflex racing fans, as evidenced by one of the pictured cars (like man that car looks sweet)… and wished they could get more support (calling ct) :D…

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33401&stc=1&d=1357543084

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33402&stc=1&d=1357543114

also found out that fred started the mini-z race challenge (http://mzrc.blogspot.com/p/sltc-rules.html?m=1) which is quite similar to hfay but with a larger track format…

and again, just like that time flew and i had to be going… had a real good time talking mini-z and running around the track… if you're in singapore and have some time to spare, do pass by, i'm pretty sure that you'll have a lot of fun... i surely did

with singapore top driver dave (l) and atomic collective shop / track owner fred (r)
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33404&stc=1&d=1357543173

with singapore top driver dave (l) and another singapore top driver alvin (r) misc. driver (also good...)
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33403&stc=1&d=1357543139

they're actually all good drivers in singapore... :D
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33405&stc=1&d=1357543200

NoBrainer
2013.01.07, 01:45 AM
Ah looks really nice guys.

arch2b
2013.01.07, 06:32 AM
thanks for sharing the pictures. looks like a nice place :cool:

d1nzfe
2013.01.07, 08:50 AM
Thanks Herman for the nice pictures.
I didn't realise that compact camera can take such good pictures.
Must be the photographer :D

herman
2013.01.09, 09:56 PM
article done and posted.. :D

herman
2013.01.09, 10:00 PM
Ah looks really nice guys.
yep indeed they are... :D

thanks for sharing the pictures. looks like a nice place
no problem... it is a nice place... hope you like the article as well...

Thanks Herman for the nice pictures.
I didn't realise that compact camera can take such good pictures.
Must be the photographer
thanks for the comment... must be the camera... :D
hope that you can show this thread to fred...

herman
2013.01.09, 10:18 PM
lol... i just noticed... i wore the same clothes when i visited kennon... :D

color01
2013.01.09, 11:23 PM
It's your "lucky race suit", obviously. ;) Very nice pics herman, did they happen to have any MRCG's in stock? I've got a guy who's been looking for one for nearly a year now, poor dude, but I do not know any shops who have any left.

ub0211042
2013.01.10, 02:44 AM
Herman, next stop...Kuala Lumpur :D ...

herman
2013.01.10, 02:53 AM
It's your "lucky race suit", obviously.
it's either that or... i need to buy some new clothes.... :D

did they happen to have any MRCG's in stock?
sorry... good question... i guess i wasn't paying too much attention at their stuff for sale... you could try sending a message on their website / through their emai, or through f******k... good luck

herman
2013.01.10, 02:57 AM
Herman, next stop...Kuala Lumpur
actually i have been to kl... a couple of times... unfortunately didn't have the time to go around... also haven't seen any tracks / shops... i know it's just across the border from sing, can you post a list of shops / tracks that are around kl? i do remember reading about some... thanks in advance... :D

ub0211042
2013.01.10, 09:56 AM
actually i have been to kl... a couple of times... unfortunately didn't have the time to go around... also haven't seen any tracks / shops... i know it's just across the border from sing, can you post a list of shops / tracks that are around kl? i do remember reading about some... thanks in advance... :D

Hi Herman,

Mini-z Element
2-23A PV128,
Jalan Genting Klang,
53200 Setapak,
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
* new shop with carpet track similar size n layout as TMWC 2012
http://www.********.com/minizelement

Mini-z Dynasty
AO-03A GLENVIEW BUSINESS CENTRE,
JALAN KUARI,
TMN PINGGIRAN CHERAS 56100
KUALA LUMPUR.
MALAYSIA.

*Shop with RCP track.
http://www.********.com/pages/Mini-Z-Dynasty/52972140276

Regards,

Abdul Hadi Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia :)

herman
2013.01.10, 12:33 PM
ah yes, i now remember you :D Ty for the info

unearthed name
2013.01.11, 04:18 AM
Herman, Next Stop Jakarta!!!!!!

herman
2013.01.11, 04:41 AM
hmm... i've been to jakarta too but didn't know anybody or see any hobby shops while i was there, fred from atomic collective did mention that the miniz indonesian open last november was a pretty big event… he showed me some pics from their f******k page and the track looked huge... fred and dave made a-main mod, did you join? hoping to see some videos if anybody can post some. :D

would appreciate it if you could post some shop / track info as well :D

unearthed name
2013.01.11, 09:29 AM
I did participate. Didn't even get Into b main.



Cust Service
Toko-RC Online
Grand ITC Permata Hijau
Lantai 2 Blok A-26
Jakarta
TEL. 021 53664608 - 09
HP. 08119911215
PIN. 21E50270
info@tokorconline.com

herman
2013.01.12, 08:29 AM
Thanks for the info :D will keep that in mind

herman
2013.01.14, 01:56 AM
just saw the layout for the mini-z indonesian open... man that's huge...
what were the laptimes like?

http://www.tokorconline.com/userfiles/Image/images/event/layout.jpg

unearthed name
2013.01.14, 03:47 AM
eh best lap is around 14-15 seconds

herman
2013.01.14, 04:44 AM
any pics vids of the event?

herman
2015.10.30, 12:56 AM
kinda forgot to make an update...

atomic collective is now mini-z sg ultimate indoor racing...

here is their link ---> click me (http://www.mini-zsg.com/)

you can search mini z sg ultimate indoor racing also on that site that has a book along with a face... :D

lfisminiz
2015.10.30, 05:04 AM
Thanks for update.

herman
2015.12.01, 09:27 PM
i just saw that they have renovated their layout / shop...

note: pictures from f**e b**k.... mini-z sg ultimate indoor racing
https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12274654_960575673979416_2883904472273568666_n.jpg ?oh=b0f0a67912a3d0a9d33cbdfb819e9630&oe=56F7FA37

https://scontent-nrt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12316155_960575883979395_6979389422767778775_n.jpg ?oh=7dedc094e5f011f4ceb1816ce41926b0&oe=56D41376

ilove599xx
2015.12.02, 07:19 AM
Singapre!!! wow