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#1 stewie_family_guy

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:28 AM

Can anyone comment one what type of chassis a tamiya manta ray, and what the gearbox upgrade options are??

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#2 Gruntfuggly

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:49 AM

The Manta Ray is a capable off road chassis which shares loads of parts with loads of other cars from touring cars up to the Top Force Evo.
It's also known as the DF01 chassis. If you search the forums you'll find loads of mods, hints and tips.

What sort of gearbox upgrade options are you after? It can take a good range of pinion sizes...
"Scampering along the unmade track raising clouds of dust; this is one of the charms of off-road running."

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:50 AM

Manta Ray, Blazing Star are DF01 chassis. There are not many gearbox options available.
Using all plastic gears (TA02 - 74T), and steel pinions (DF02 19T steel pinion is perfect for a 17T-19T motor) are about as strong as you will get it. Using the hollow gearshafts does cut some weight. Alloy motor mount will stop the plastic one from breaking. The gearbox strength only becomes a problem once you get more power bolted in that a 17T double mod.

Hopup parts are Top Force and Top Force Evo, This is the FRP chassis plate version of the DF01.
Thundershot Universal drives fit perfect to replace the dogbones.
GPM make most of the suspension in alloy. (TA01)

One could consider the DF01 a long wishbone/dogbone version of TA01. Most parts between the 2 are interchangable. TA02 has a different front knuckle to DF01/TA01.

Here's the parts list from my build:

Tamiya 53028 Thundershot Universal sets. (x2)
Tamiya 53926 DF-03 Alloy Oil Damper Set. (x2, used 4x rear)(front ones used on the TA02 Rally Car)
Tamiya 53078 Adjustable Upper Arm set.
Tamiya 53109 Turnbuckle Shaft set.
Tamiya 49320 TA-03 Lightweight Aluminium Servo Mounts.
Tamiya 3505049 DF-02 Steel 19T Pinion.
Tamiya 53070 TA-02/Manta-Ray Ball Differential. (rear)
Tamiya 53157 Aluminium King Pins.
Tamiya 53189 TA-02 Rear Stabilizer set. (Custom made swaybar from old DF01 prop-shaft)
Tamiya Top Force Aluminium Lightweight Gear Shafts set.
Tamiya Top Force FRP Upper and Lower Main Chassis Plates.
Tamiya Top Force FRP Front Shock Tower.
Tamiya Top Force FRP Rear Shock Tower.
Tamiya Top Force E clip Suspension shafts.
Tamiya Top Force Front Shock Tower Mount.
Tamiya Top Force Battery Holder.
Tamiya Top Force Aluminium Chassis Spacers and Steering Posts.
Tamiya Top Force Wing mount.
Tamiya Top Force Undercowl.
Tamiya TA02 74T all plastic spur and idler gears
Tamiya TL-01 Blue Aluminium Motor Heatsink (2 fins cut off)

GPM TA2048 Blue Alloy Steering Set.
GPM TA2022 Blue Alloy Rear Knuckle.
GPM TA1021 Blue Alloy Front Knuckle.
GPM TA2020 Blue Alloy C Hub.
GPM TA2012 Blue Alloy Front Gearbox Bottom.
GPM TA1025M Silver TA-01/DF-01 Alloy Propeller Shaft.
GPM DF3010 Silver Clamp Style Drive Hexes.

Unknown Silver Aluminium Motor Mount Heatsink.
Unknown White Plastic Touring Rims.
Unknown Blue Aluminium Wheel Nuts.

Various sized Titanium Screws.
Long Brass Ball-ends (x4, Top shock mounts)
14x 850 Bearings (8x for steering)
16x 1150 Bearings

High Volt Battery Connectors.
Velcro strips (undercowl to body, receiver and ESC)

Custom Antenna tube holder.

Cheers, Mark

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

Hehe - was going to add 'Cue Mark'... ;)
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:00 AM

LMAO ;)

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 04:43 PM

Can anyone comment one what type of chassis a tamiya manta ray, and what the gearbox upgrade options are??

Cheers


I presume you've done the bearings?
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#7 stewie_family_guy

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

I presume you've done the bearings?


Yeah have done the bearings.

If you've read my previous posts you'll know I have a Tamiya Dynatach 02H wiff 8.4 volts surging through it.....

Mark says I'm gonna wreck it real soon, so when I do I wanna know what to upgrade to.....

Also, after running the motor is barey hot, but the ESC is and batt connector is and wires between ESC and batt are, is this normal??



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