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Old 2009.07.25, 04:19 PM   #1
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tires for smooth concrete, H bar

I have 3 of the MR-01's. I purchased these so I could have races at work as a fun time/moral building excercise (random beatings aren't working ). The problem I am having, is they are to fast and you can not control them at full speed. The concrete was floated and sealed smooth for forklifts to operate on, so it is slippery.

I use pieces of garden hose to layout a quick and easy track. What tires have people found to work on bone stock cars being used on smooth concrete? I am not buying carpet or foam. the tracks are 20' x 50' in layout usually.

What is the smallest pinion that can be used on these cars to try to slow them down?

Are thier any slower motors? I doubt it, everybody wants to modify thier cars to go faster, not slower.

Also need a new H bar for the suspension as one broke. Buy stock or buy three stronger ones? Source?

Thank you, sight looks great, looking forward to reading lots and learning.

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Old 2009.07.25, 04:50 PM   #2
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The smallest motor pinion you can get is 6t,you could try looking for eco motors(link below),they are designed for battery life,not speed.
I really wouldn't know what to suggest for h-plates,not many stores carry MR01 spares anymore.Maybe someone else will chip in with suggestions for that.

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Old 2009.07.25, 04:58 PM   #3
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Foam tires are excellent for slippery concrete -- even better if you use traction compound on them. I have 2 sets of GRP mediums in storage, they're surprisingly gummy and grip even after you've picked up some dust.

GPM may still make MR-01 H-plates, but besides them I do not know anyone who does. One option is to just get some polycarbonate plastic and cut your own H-plates. Then you could also switch our the rear pod for an MM rear pod, it will reduce the tendency for the MR-01 to oversteer mid-corner.

Eco motor is an excellent idea, you'll also get ridiculous runtimes with it.
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Old 2009.07.25, 05:57 PM   #4
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****** still has some parts for mr01s and they have the foam tires too. Tape some foam or a piece of plastic behind the triggers to slow them down.
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ok i guess a link to that site isn't allowed, lol.
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Old 2009.07.25, 06:13 PM   #6
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01 kibble

I have a box full of 01 parts. Mostly carbon fober H-plates. Some sptings. A few front stabilizer kits and I'm not sure what else. If you are interested I can pull a full inventory and PM it to you. Will take $30 plus shipping for all.

Almost forgot. I have an assortment of the GRP foams mounted on chrome wheels. Both front and rear in a couple of different compounds. Can throw in for $20 more.

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OK, think I will try the ECO motor. Looking to make it as even as possible, so slowing down the cars will help the people who have not raced before. I like the motor idea. The block of plastic idea would work, but I think these radios have trim adjustments. so the cars could be different depending on were the trims are set. Seems silly, but I am dealing with people who can not remember to push the little handle on the urinal after they are done

longer run times will also be better as well as saving the car bodies a bit from the higher speed crashes.

mleemor60, thank you for the offer, I will keep it in mind if the motors do not work out.

Mike, thank you for trying, I got it.

Color01, good idea on the foam. Will probably end up getting a few sets if I want to do some higher speed racing in the warehouse. The central isle is about 150' long and 30 to 50' wide, could set up a BIG course inside there.

Kryten, I will have to check to see what pinions I have on now. Thanks for letting me know the smallest.

This is a nice site.

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Old 2009.07.27, 01:58 AM   #8
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welcome to the forums befu/brian...

lots of good tips...
use the smallest pinion... 6t
try using the eco motor too... although i haven't, i've read they have really long runtimes...

one last tip... if you can get a hold of a associated rc18 tx, it has a knob that will limit the maximum speed...

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