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  2. TurnipJF

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Just finished the post-race checkup on the cars that I ran at West Bridgeford's 30th anniversary meet yesterday. Since the closure of the Sleaford track, we hadn't been racing for the best part of six months, so the West Bridgeford meet was a welcome opportunity to run some cars that hadn't seen any use for a while. My new M-07 managed the day's racing with no damage. I had managed to do a bit of setup and testing at Sleaford before it closed, but this was my first opportunity to actually race the thing, and I considered my midfield place to be quite good all things considered. It is certainly a harder car to drive than my M-05, put potentially faster, and I'm sure I'll be doing better as I get more practice with it. My freshly-refurbished TT-01 was good and quick when it was running, but it struggled a bit with thermal issues. The battery and motor were fine, but the TBLE-02 ESC could only make about 5 minutes before overheating. I don't want to mess with the gearing as I am happy with the car's acceleration and speed down the straights, so I will try a cooling fan on the ESC and if it still can't make a full heat, it will get a different ESC. No rush though - the car is not raced often. I have it mostly as a standby in case anything happens to my TB-03. My box-stock F103 was its usual impeccable self, performing brilliantly and mixing it up with other cars that on paper should have left it far behind, such as 13.5t touring cars and modern high-end F1s. Apart from an aerial tube that went missing at some point on the way home, no damage was suffered. My venerable DT-02 had a go in free practice and qualifying, but its brushed motor and NiMH battery were not even remotely on the pace, so it sat out the racing proper. I am thinking that I might upgrade it to brushless and LiPo power, possibly fit a DT-03 chassis and shell, and keep it as a fast basher. Budget precludes getting a proper racing buggy at this point, so I'll content myself with being competitive in F1 and M-class, and doing what I can in Touring with my TB-03.
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  4. dannymulder

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Maybe it is the short wheelbase I don't know, the wheelbase on this thing is 238mm, I was surpriced that it runs so wel, and the handling and steering is much better then the zahhak, I did not expected that, because its just a grasshopper chassis with zahhak gearbox and front end.
  5. I use a app on my iPhone called “image size” to reduce the image data amounts. Then I upload directly from safari on my iPhone. 99% of my content is straight off my phone, no computers involved.
  6. markbt73

    Building a reliable Blackfoot

    Wow, that's the 3/4-ton version...
  7. Nice! Mario LOL. Might have to make my own too. Tower Hobbies has the beetle listed for $316.80.
  8. NWarty

    Time Capsule

    I love all of this and thank you for sharing. I have a soft spot for GHII's and just picked up my first M01 Rover Mini (all original) this past week.
  9. Turbotom

    Mad cap wheels

    Tamiyabigstuff PM sent
  10. ThunderDragonCy

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    You know what? I found the exact same thing with Ultra G, my Grasshopper2 independent suspension conversion. It is such a sweet handling buggy. Really nice turn in with very little push. Maybe the short wheelbase is better for general bashing duties?
  11. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    Picked a Manta Ray up at the weekend. I will update this as I go, as planning something bit different in terms of colour etc. Appreciate everyone's reply's
  12. Looking forward to seeing how this body turns out. I’m not a fan of the Aqroshot/Vajra body, but these raptor trucks do look cool
  13. dannymulder

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I have ran my zahhak/trf201 grasshopper fusion car on the beach today, I put some new rear tires on it yesterday and run this car for the second time since I made it. I love this car it runs like a champ, I think I have done something right to it, when it was a zahhak the cars had a lot of understeer even with weight on the front I always have to let go of the throttle to let it steer. This thing steers razer sharp and tight I, it drives better then the zahhak did.
  14. rwallace612

    stadium Blitzer loud transmission

    Yeah the servo saver that comes with this truck is pretty terrible.. I'll look into kimbrough, thanks!
  15. dannymulder

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The postman brought me in record time in 6 days from rc mart china to the netherlands, parts for my MST-MTX-01 monstertruck, steel gears and steel center driveshafts and a castle 1410 3800kv sct motor. Now I can finish the truck and drive it
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    Tamiyaclub.com The Documentary

    @netsmithUK It was really great to catch up on Saturday Chris - I calculate it's been at least 12 years since we last saw each other, yet we picked up like it had been 12 days...! It was a pleasure to have you visiting and allow me to get involved in your project. Good to hear that the day was as successful as you hoped. We did cover a ton of stuff, some things I realised later I missed out but if there are any additional things you need, then let me know. It was quite surprising how so much of our history correlated - I suspect that it'll become a bit of a theme as you speak with others. Thanks also for the links - I've already started a nosey into them. Surprised you hadn't already seen "Dirt" - Bizarre but brilliant. I'll get the videos we mentioned through to you as soon as I can, but let me know if you need anything else It goes without saying, if you're up this way again or passing then you're always welcome.
  17. Another vote for the GT Power system, which somehow seems a bit nicer than the many similar no-name units offered by overseas vendors. 3Racing also makes a decent light unit, with plenty of LEDs in the box and an option for proper brake lights when the LEDs are plugged in a certain slot on the unit. The GT Power unit also has this feature. As stated previously, the main unit can be bulky, but is easy to use and set up. Once you find a place for it on the car, you are well on your way to a nice setup!
  18. Otis311

    stadium Blitzer loud transmission

    So are you eliminating the servo saver completely? I would suggest a Kimbrough medium or a Tamiya high torque servo saver.
  19. Try a lower turn motor or more voltage, sounds like the motor is stalling. I know they're not the same vehicle, but I've run 80t motors in crawlers and they will stall out at times when going over obstacles. More voltage will certainly fix it, and a lower turn motor will help as well.
  20. Andyfish2000

    Wated - SRB Alloy Wheels

    Before I order some new ones I thought would ask on here to see if anyone wanted to sell any. Sensible prices only though please, this isn't EBay. And ideally UK based. Thanks
  21. graemevw

    Building a reliable Blackfoot

    If you really want to sort that rear end out, this mod has transformed the rear trailing arm situation.
  22. Frog Jumper

    Building a reliable Blackfoot

    per the Front Uprights... CRP made a super strong version of the BF upright. Works great... But look for the even more rare Parma blue upright. It takes into account the inherent bump-steer of the BF and corrects for it, ie less bump-steer. AmPro makes a very very similar 3D printed version. Terry
  23. Tamiyabigstuff

    Mad cap wheels

    I have a spare set of used wheels from a Bear Hawk which I think are the same as the Madcap wheels but grey instead of black. The outside faces have been painted red but that can easily be removed and then you could paint them black. Wheels are in nice used condition, no serious marks. Let me know if interested.
  24. Wooders28

    Kyosho Optima Mid Custom

    Depends what tools you have at your disposal, buying that shaft and then the parts would be the easy way to fit a slipper, mine was £15, but needed to weld the end of the shaft, machine it down etc. Cheers! 👍 It's not finished yet, would like to get a carbon chassis and top deck (plus fit the carbon shock towers i have got!) ,new servo (I've a brushless servo ready to go in, ...🙄), try and increase the steering angle, roll bars and get it set up on carpet so I can go around the club track without creeping around corners and still almost rolling! (Some tips in the build thread from members, it's on the list...) Not sure what to do Tbh, it sold for £45 on eBay, but hassle with a none payer, and realising how much eBay and PayPal take, kind of puts in in the realms of part it for spares, or make a wee project out of it, Rat Rod mud bogger or rally cross car 🤷‍♂️ (Its on the list....⏳)
  25. It was EUR333 the first 1-2 days. Probably adjusted the price up as stock started to run low. I wouldn't have done that if I were in charge as you risk causing disappointed customers with the moderate benefit of earning a little more, but I nonetheless think it's a legitimate decision.
  26. Not really, tamico is a bit cheecky it said 333 in the weekly sale. But when i logged in(last week) it raised up to 384
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