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  1. Yes, his 15,000 subscribers and 6,000 views must save Tamiya a fortune in advertising to the masses
  2. There's been a few versions along similar lines already; 2010: Mine/Biggus's https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=95689&id=169 and https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=95681&id=280 2016: MHeald's https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/79740-monster-beetle-gearbox-mod-parts-now-in-production/ 2020: Problemchild's https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/94042-monster-beetle-frog-gearbox-fix-a-new-strengthener/&tab=comments#comment-798884 If the eBay version works in a similar fashion you should be ok, shame they don't have a pic of their product Edit: If you check out the last page of the 2020 thread, it looks like @Xeostar might be starting another run;
  3. Try this; I thought AV was just Tamiya's way of referring to 0.6 Mod, regardless of the material?
  4. It's the same with any 'collectible' hobby - there'll be a few crazy priced specials Take a look at Star Wars original figures from 77/78 - Mint, they go for £1200 and upwards and only cost 99p originally. Original black Porsches (there's been re-released bodies on other chassis) don't come up very often now, so there's no 'set' price for them.
  5. We're proper cattle-trucked; A US supplier of 3D Print supplies shipping from China, from whom I bought stuff in December; An HK camera supplier adding a lot to US $ price to ship to UK;
  6. top sticky; https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/forum/6-tamiyaclub-rules-and-site-usage/
  7. If you're not sure what to buy, hold on to your money until you are. If you can't decide between those three, then you probably don't want any of them especially.
  8. I'm guessing a Bullhead that's been autocorrected If that's the case, the series/parallel is a decision made when setting up the wiring - I don't know of any ESC with a wiring switch. If you're running parallel, just remember you need an ESC capable of handling 1/2 the turns of the motors (so, if running 27 turn motor, get an ESC capable of handling at least 13t, lower would be safer) I always used to wire 'em up in parallel, as series acted like a centre diff (all power to the free running axle) which was useless for crawling. Search for Clodbuster ESC (even if you do have a Bullhead) as there's probably more topics on the Clod For a modern options Tamiya make the TEU-106 BK https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-teu-106-bk-with-bec/rc-car-products/369338 Hobbywing WP860 http://www.hobbywing.com/goods.php?id=357&filter_attr=0
  9. Got a nudge through TC this morning about the anniversary of a project - 15 years shot past a bit quick This was when Clods were used a lot for crawling (my first TLT was bought the year before) and the steering links were the one thing that always got in the way The steering servos were mounted to the axle braces and the whole thing worked pretty good Unfortunately, it ended up with the ugliest body ever, a Proline Rock Pleazer Video, edited on a Spectrum 48k
  10. If you compare a 3mm self tapper to a 3mm machine screw, you'll see the shank inside the thread on a machine screw is a larger diameter than on the self tapper (the self tapper's shank is also tapered to make thread-starting easier) The noise is the plastic around the hole binding on the machine screw's shank. Unless you drill the holes out to the core diameter appropriate to the screw, you'll get this binding. There's a drill-size chart here; https://www.trfastenings.com/Products/knowledgebase/Tables-Standards-Terminology/Tapping-Sizes-and-Clearance-Holes Drilling the hole will also minimize the chance of the plastic breaking Greasing might stop the noise, but not the chance of breakage, as the machine screw is displacing more plastic than the hole was designed for.
  11. Found the original truck, article mentions 'Autographics Pinstriping'
  12. The sticker reminds me of the Parma/Bolink generic designs of the late 90s, possibly even Autographics
  13. UK store Modelsport has stock; https://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=376225 UK eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-Nova-Fox-58577/174468160989?hash=item289f1cdddd:g:giMAAOSwtzVffXaD RCMart have back-order option; https://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-1-10-novafox-buggy-2wd-w-esc-ep-58577-00037031
  14. The original beetle has a 2400mm wheelbase (according to Wikipedia) so it's only 300mm shorter than a Blazer - I thought they'd have been further apart than that With the Sand Scorcher's WB being 250mm, that makes it 1/9.6 if the wheelbase wasn't altered on Baja Bugs. Wheelbase-wise, at least, it's almost perfect scale with the Blazer (1/9.4 v 1/9.6) - Do they use the same driver head?
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