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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2012, 07:25:16 AM »

i ran wednesday on a 11.1 v lipo , 14.4 nimh is better but ive only got 1500 mah packs ( 2x 7.2 volts ) so it doesnt last very long ! the debate is weather to save the pounds and change it to brushless which is how my spear has been set up , then keep the old nimh packs to run my bigger sailing boats instead ,
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2012, 01:34:15 PM »

Whats the C rating on the lipo?
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2012, 08:47:08 PM »

the lipo packs are marked as 11.1 volt 2200mah 35c . work well in both my spear & brother-in-laws crash tender , think ive just made the wrong motor choice in the huntsman . did you get to the lake this morning ? ( i was welding another stainless steel tray for alan in the model shop ) i met up with the gent with the boat with black sails this afternoon , hes scratch building a smaller hull of around the same size as a micro magic !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2012, 08:59:48 PM »

No didnt go down the lake this morning, staying in bed with the gf seemed a better idear lol then was working on the truck all afternoon it finally has working brakes woop woop lol

35c is a good discharge rate, i know now that there at 60c packs n some even more  %%

might pop down the lake tomorrow, not sure if we are going offroading yet or not hmm

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2012, 09:10:20 PM »

ive not stayed in bed in the mornings in a very long time ! brakes not so good on the truck , most of my previous triumphs & my old work van had the brakes uprated slightly by using stainless steel braided hoses , silicone brake fluid ( doesnt boil so no fade ) then ive changed the front pads to either ferodo ds11 or more commonally ebc green stuff . the current 1500 doesnt get driven anywhere near as hard so remains as it was made ( hasnt been over 50 mph since ive had it )
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2012, 09:22:56 PM »

its got new calipers all round, new vented disks, new pads, bearings, hoses. Then the vac pump broke lol so just fitted a new one

the bearings and pads get changed every 200/300 miles as they just get used so fast offroading. Gota sort the ujays out on the propshafts front and back soon. Tighten the rear diff as its gettings slopy maybe the front as well  %% its nearly a full time job looking after an offroaded defender

but for the things we love we will do anything for  :-)
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2012, 10:39:33 PM »

have you tried using the ebc brake pads , green is fast road , yellow being light track use while the red is full blown competition . hving used the green ones they are very good at bringing my old big six pot triumphs to a stop !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2012, 10:51:06 PM »

have tryed a few diffrent ones, but they are all rated for offroad use, as soon as you get sand in the calipers or fine grit it just wastes the pads, luckly they are not that much to replace the whole set and only takes 10 mins inc taking the wheels off to replace  :-) even with the new pads fitted and the new pump its already stoping much much better than before

Seems windy tomorrow n rain in the afternoon hmm
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2012, 12:49:18 PM »

Keel parts n clear hatch cover turned up today. Once again great service from cornwall models  :-)

Will be alot better to see in the yacht between races without fafin about removing the hatch  :-))

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2012, 06:56:58 PM »

hopefully the foul weather will give us a decent window for wednesday evening
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2012, 07:47:17 PM »

Wouldnt bet onit lol but you never know  :-)) I think i will wait till sat
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2012, 02:03:59 PM »

who knows what the weather will do ? however i could well be sailing my own micro very soon , having had a good couple of weeks worth of mornings fabricating and welding some stainless steel trays , ive just ordered myself a carbon fibre version micro magic ! !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »

HAHA awesome jon!!!

Welcome to the people with small yachts club lol

I asked on the fb club page, not sure if your on it? But they said they might be going down there even in this wind and rain  :o From my house it looks like its the worst angle for the wind on the lake

Last night i poped the new spacer in and sealed the keel in with alittle marine sealant and the mast boot bit, so hopefully she will none leaky. Not sure if you have but the clear hatch cover is a really nice fit, plus in bad weather might be worth gettin one to see inside the boat

You going to build her as per the instructions or fit the single rudder arm? N dude uv got nice red sails i want some  :((

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #63 on: April 25, 2012, 03:35:50 PM »

FYI the carbon fibre version is the heavyweight at 910 grams as against the rtr racing of 850 grams.

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2012, 04:14:46 PM »

the rtr dosnt come out the box at 850g's

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #65 on: April 25, 2012, 05:35:20 PM »

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_G2014_200.html

According to the above it does or should do.

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2012, 08:23:40 PM »

nobody else turned out this evening , the maiden sail of my own 36 " yacht didnt go too well !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #67 on: April 26, 2012, 12:03:26 AM »

big thanks to dan , my yacht that decided it liked the look of the bottom is now sitting upside down in our bath tub , with its radio removed and stripped rinsed and is now draining !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2012, 11:31:45 AM »

No probs Jon happy to help  :-))

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2012, 04:21:50 PM »

the good news is the receiver has survived its dunk , ( it was inside of a rubber balloon )  the rudder servo is also now operational , however the sail arm servo hasnt survived quite so well ,
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2012, 04:30:50 PM »

Have you taken the top off the sail servo and treated it to some hairdrier treatment it has worked for me in the past.


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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2012, 04:56:09 PM »

tops been off along with the bottom , & rinsed in fresh water since around 2330 yesterday !
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2012, 05:08:48 PM »

Oh well, Howes do a decent cheapo  :D :D

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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2012, 07:31:03 PM »

Least 2 outa the 3 are ok  :-))

Couldnt of left it out there all night i wouldnt of been able to get to sleep  :embarrassed:

Jon you ordering your MM from howes? Could order it the same time as the servo  :} they still have it on there for 125
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Re: Micro Magic RTR
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2012, 08:13:17 PM »

rinse it out with WD40 anything is worth a try  :-))
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