- Anyone Own A Mardave Ministox?
Anyone remember the Mardave Ministox?
I used to love mine, me and a friend used to do demolition derbys in the school playground. Run what you brung and the Mini’s would destroy everyone- lots of Tamiya casualites 😆
They cost £40 and you could fix them with bits of circuit board nicked out of CDT class 😉
I want one again, but they are hard to find these days- show me yours!Posted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
most of my local rc clubs race mardaves. they are quite big ( not literally) round these parts. they were originally a local company too but were recently brought by another guy from southampton way i think. i had a mini back in the day and quite fancy another but not really got the time. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
please explain what you get when you buy a kit
As i remember it you got a rolling chassis, mechanical speedo, 4 cell battery pack and charger and a standard 540 motor. And a plastic bodyshell.Posted 4 years ago
Think it still works the same way.
Basically you need to add the radio gear- Handset, servo’s and receiver 😉
Pigface – Member
Ok please explain what you get when you buy a kit? I assume you have to buy radio gear, motor , battery etc?
Would appreciate the info?
Looking at the Mardave site, that Mini stock kit needs a radio, batter, charger, paint and pinion.
The chassis is made by Fibre-Lyte 8)Posted 4 years agotoppers3933Member
all depends which kit you buy as to what you get and where you are racing them as to what you can use. some clubs allow single lipo batteries and brushless motor/speed controllers but these are ballistic fast. standard kit is a sealed can 540 motor and 4 cell nicad battery. they usually have basic elec speed controller. not sure if they still offer the old school mechanical controller.Posted 4 years agohamishthecatMember
Pah – electric! I built a Mardave copy stock car in school metalwork c.1980 and stuck an OPS .21 race motor in it. Kept mashing the toothed belt drive on the clutch and nearly broek my foot trying to stop it. Wish I still had the motor as it was a class bit of kit.Posted 4 years ago
I spent hours painting the shells!
And ‘modifying’ the chassis/ parts out of other cars or anything remotely useful. Long before robot wars was on the telly 😉
Great memories of me and my mate Phil ‘inventing’ ways of smashing other peoples cars in my dad’s shed when it was usually raining outside on a Saturday. Of course these cars are utterly death proof, mine went under an Austin Maestro when the mechanical speedo got stuck. It got a few battlescars but was otherwise ok 😆Posted 4 years ago
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