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Old 2019.11.04, 03:17 PM   #1
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MA-03F AWD Conversion

Has anyone else turned their MA-03F into an MA-030? I've found that it's a lot more enjoyable to drive on the track.

I also put an x-speed in the car but it runs really hot and I've burned up two pinions so far. Someone really needs to make a metal motor mount or heatsink for the car.
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Old 2019.11.06, 01:13 PM   #2
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Noooo, of course not! We want front wheel drive!!!
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Old 2019.11.10, 10:36 PM   #3
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lol.. I've had a lot of fun racing it the past few weeks.
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Old 2019.11.16, 09:01 AM   #4
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Fully agree, the MA020 was a nightmare for AWD racing. So hopefully as a FWD chassis it will be much more fun (until GLA makes one... then it will be useless again lol).

I'd like to convert it to brushless but the parts to convert it almost equal the cost of an entire MA030 chassis... (Minus radio board). So it's actually cheaper to buy an MA030 and delete the rear driveshafts etc.

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Old 2020.05.12, 04:40 PM   #5
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Converting this to an AWD is just a longer shaft and the rear pinion right?

I opened one of these up to put in some of my leftover stuff in a while back and probably need another graduate or doctorate degree to put it back together again lol. I loved the front motor and low battery placement but that servo and the surrounding casings were some of the most user unfriendly and brittle plastic designs on a Z ever. Definitely not fun.
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Old 2020.05.13, 10:19 AM   #6
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I agree, not really user friendly and certainly not something most kids could work on. The wiring alone is tricky and fickle, not to mention the servo assembly. Iím leaving mine FWD, no rush or need to convert to 4WD. Itís unique and fun as FWD.
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