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Forum: Mini-Z Marketplace 2013.05.01, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By benmlee
FS: RCP Track Pick - Los Angeles Pick Up

Sold---
Thread subject line-FS: RCP Track
Name:Ben Lee
Location: Torrance, CA
Contact:benmlee at yahoo.com
Description:RCP Track Wide L Shaped.
Price:$70

Use to be 2 box of L shaped...
Forum: Off-Topic 2012.09.15, 01:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,641
Posted By benmlee
Remember the motorcycle. Was just thinking about...

Remember the motorcycle. Was just thinking about that the other day. The two my brother and I bought had a stiff steering wheel. Would only go a couple of feet, then flop over. We were frustrated...
Forum: Kyosho 2012.05.01, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By benmlee
I would not recommend anyone dumping their 401k...

I would not recommend anyone dumping their 401k or stock portfolio into mini-z bodies. In general, using anything collectable as investment is risky. But in the current economic climate, any...
Forum: Kyosho 2012.04.30, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By benmlee
Sold some bodies after collecting for 5-6 years....

Sold some bodies after collecting for 5-6 years. Almost any bodies that Kyosho stop making will appreciate. How much it appreciate will depend on several factor. The best one was Colin McRae Ford...
Forum: Kyosho 2012.04.29, 11:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,023
Posted By benmlee
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attac...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=32863&stc=1&d=1335758616

The original BMW M1 with Andy Warhol paint scheme.
Would be right at 94mm wheelbase. Perfect size.
Forum: Mini-Z Marketplace 2012.03.24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By benmlee
Just added few more cars and some used bodies. ...

Just added few more cars and some used bodies.
email me at benmlee at yahoo dot com with zip code for shipping.
Forum: Mini-Z Marketplace 2012.03.22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By benmlee
FS: Lot of AutoScale Bodies

1. Name - Ben Lee
2. Location - Torrance, CA
3. Contact – benmlee at yahoo dot com
4. Description - Ferrari, Lamborghini etc. Best to look at the web page:
http://mini-z-guide.com/ebay2.htm
....
Forum: Mini-Z Moto Racer MC-01 2012.01.23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,368
Posted By benmlee
This motorcycle is pretty impressive. From the...

This motorcycle is pretty impressive. From the video, looks like the Silverlit is more realistic with the moving driver,but this moto racer handles better. Think the main reason it handles so well is...
Forum: Off-Topic 2012.01.20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,016
Posted By benmlee
Warrior Chassis ?

What is this warrior chassis? Is this the next secret thing Kyosho said is going to come out. Got any more information?
Forum: Off-Topic 2012.01.19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,016
Posted By benmlee
There is a difference between quality and...

There is a difference between quality and upscale. Buy a 500k house in mid west, and that is quality. 500k house in Beverly Hills, and that is over priced junk, but you are buying an upscale...
Forum: Off-Topic 2012.01.19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,016
Posted By benmlee
I agree that in the AM days, mini-z had a larger...

I agree that in the AM days, mini-z had a larger crowd. There were more casual user. Then came ASF, and only the dedicated users stuck around. Back then, cars were $110-$130, and bodies were only...
Forum: Parts and Hop-ups 2012.01.18, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,770
Posted By benmlee
I think this is it. Is the ultimate motor mount....

I think this is it. Is the ultimate motor mount. Quick motor change, easy wheelbase shift. Each adjustment is independent of other settings. There will be no accidentally changing of damper setting...
Forum: Mini-Z Racer MR-03, MR-03 VE, Sports Series 2012.01.17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,118
Posted By benmlee
Can you give more details on what happened with...

Can you give more details on what happened with Great Planes. Sounds like interesting history.
Forum: Mini-Z Racer MR-03, MR-03 VE, Sports Series 2012.01.16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,118
Posted By benmlee
The question here is one of ethics rather than...

The question here is one of ethics rather than legal. There may or may not be room for maneuvering legally, but given this small industry, any legal action would be like the nuclear option.

The...
Forum: Mini-Z Racer MR-03, MR-03 VE, Sports Series 2012.01.16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,118
Posted By benmlee
Want to clarify copyright and patent as I...

Want to clarify copyright and patent as I understand it. Dealt with some of that at work.

There is utility patent, design patent and copyright.

Utility patent is the kind we understand patent...
Forum: Mini-Z Buggy MB-010 2011.11.09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,962
Posted By benmlee
That means the motor is already spinning at max...

That means the motor is already spinning at max rpm. Motor must be running too light. You have to gear up so the motor can accelerate once is in the air, and cause the front to lift. I don't have a...
Forum: Mini-Z Science 2011.11.04, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By benmlee
FWIW, Those lights are not suppose to simulate...

FWIW, Those lights are not suppose to simulate back fire. Is for turbo engine where they inject some fuel during exhaust stroke while the throttle is closed. The fuel burns in the exhaust and keep...
Forum: Batteries, Chargers and Dischargers 2011.09.04, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By benmlee
Discharging batter on the PN battery tray will...

Discharging batter on the PN battery tray will NOT cause voltage reversal. Wikipedia said: "further discharge may cause permanent damage in the case of multi-cell packs, due to polarity reversal"
...
Forum: Mini-Z Buggy MB-010 2011.09.01, 01:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,728
Posted By benmlee
Spec say is wider than the SCT at 105mm versus...

Spec say is wider than the SCT at 105mm versus 94.5mm. That means there is no hope of putting a scale body on it without looking funny like the SCT rally car.
On the plus side, the drivetrain looks...
Forum: Parts and Hop-ups 2011.08.08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,877
Posted By benmlee
Looks very nice. Hope the entire drive train...

Looks very nice.
Hope the entire drive train and servo gears are well sealed. Dirt at this scale ravage the gears if is not sealed like the drive train on the Micro SCT.
Changing to brass pinion...
Forum: PN Racing 2011.02.17, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By benmlee
Kyosho should give Phil a happy birthday wish...

Kyosho should give Phil a happy birthday wish too. Without PN, mini-z probably would have gone away by now.
Forum: Batteries, Chargers and Dischargers 2010.11.07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By benmlee
You can run several chargers at once. For these...

You can run several chargers at once. For these chargers, I charge at 2.2A with 5mV/cell peak. That was what Phil recommended. For some reason, these two charger can charge at that fast rate....
Forum: Batteries, Chargers and Dischargers 2010.11.05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By benmlee
Here is the comparison. ...

Here is the comparison.

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=30787&stc=1&d=1289014374


The AC6 is basically the PN one plus a laptop type power supply. If you have more...
Forum: Batteries, Chargers and Dischargers 2010.11.05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,717
Posted By benmlee
That is what I have been doing for about 2 years....

That is what I have been doing for about 2 years. Just turn the laptop power supply over and read what the output voltage is. PN charger need around 11-18V. That probably covers about 95% of laptop...
Forum: Batteries, Chargers and Dischargers 2010.11.04, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,717
Posted By benmlee
Power supply cost next to nothing now. Any laptop...

Power supply cost next to nothing now. Any laptop power supply will put out 12-15V at 4-5 amps. That is probably very clean power too because is for a computer. That is enough to charge 4 packs at...
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