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  1. Look a lot like these; Hobby-Tech A0206 Chrome 5-Spoke Torq-Thrust II Wheels ebay link EDIT: Trying to find more pics, found this;
  2. I think there's enough slop in most Tamiya steering setups to hide any traction-based trajectory errors
  3. If you take the Unimog; Looking from above, with truck front at top of pic, the running surface must displace off to the right when the truck accelerates (the left shoulder knobble hits the surface first) - that must have some effect (even tiny) on the straight line If you think of the tread bars as propeller blades, it makes more sense (to me)
  4. I'm with you on that - chevron tyres are directional so they displace the running surface from the centre, outwards, keeping the vehicle running as straight as possible - I can't see how sideways-directional tread doesn't produce a similar effect
  5. This does not sit well in my brain, I like symmetry and geommetric alignment - I can spend ages aligning cutlery to mat edges etc. Trouble is, once you notice it, it's everywhere. Over the years, I've learnt to cope, but still not a fan
  6. I went 50/50 on my Avante
  7. If you're sold on stick transmitters, you need a 4 channel or more - The left stick moves up/down as normal, but also left/right which is used to control the servo for gear changes. Three channel sets usually don't have the facility to control 3 speed gearboxes, only 2 speed For instance; left stick to the left and up is first gear/foward left stick centred and up is second gear/forward left stick centred and down is second gear/reverse For some radios you can get hold of a shift-gate, which stops accidental gear shift/selection The right stick just does steering, although that also moves up/down as well as left/right. If you get a stick radio with shoulder switches, you can use those to select the gears instead - provided they're 3-position switches. If you can convert to a pistol radio, you could use a 3rd channel swith for gear change but, again, you need to make sure it's a 3 way switch For a stick set, take a look at; https://www.modelsport.co.uk/carson-reflex-stick-4-channel-pro-3-1-lcd-with-receiver/rc-car-products/434280 Also, take a look at; https://www.modelsport.co.uk/carson-reflex-ii-6-channel-radio-with-receiver/rc-car-products/396371 The right shoulder switch is 3 way so that could control the gearbox When looking at stick sets, make sure the left (throttle) stick has a return spring - A lot of 4+ channel sets are for flight and they're not fitted with a return spring by default The benefit of a spring is if you accidentally knock the throttle stick forward, the truck won't go too far before the stick centres itself For a pistol set, https://www.modelsport.co.uk/spektrum-stx3-3-channel-2-4-ghz-fhss-radio-system/rc-car-products/444438 "Third channel control with proportional 2, 3 and 4 position controls allows for additional vehicle features like lights, winches and more" That'll do gear change Or https://www.modelsport.co.uk/absima-cr6s-2-4ghz-6-channel-radio/rc-car-products/447233 "Channel 4 with winch function ( I - 0 - II )"
  8. Rear wheels definitely fit SRB - the HB/SR uses the same rear drive shaft as the SRBs SRB wheels and tyres were suggested as spares for the HB/SR too, so I assume the fronts fit ok BITD I fitted a HB shell to my Scorcher with a custom body post, but can't remember how good/bad it looked Edit: Jus found this HB/SR Wheels, just painted black - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=94865&id=13023 and this - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=51817&id=3680 IIRC, Frog uses SRB front axles too
  9. Graupner? Rear end looks a bit Rowdy, but don't recognise the front end
  10. Pretty sure they're Mardave Marauders
  11. If you're going green/silver/black on the body, go green/silver/green on the wing - just remember the green will probably be a matt/eggshell finish as opposed to glossy. The silver should give you enough opacity on the wing without needing a black layer. If it doesn't, green/silver/black/silver/green.
  12. The manual on TC shows the Peterson car as #3, and shows which decals to replace for Depailler;
  13. @Nobbi1977Login is email or username, and paassword used for main site There's a reset password option too http://tcphotos.net/login It's the uploading to Youtube that's the problem - It's one hoop too many by the sounds of it;
  14. If you need anything else, just ask - you do it in such a nice way Alternatively, take a look here - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?/forum/6-tamiyaclub-rules-and-site-usage/
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