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  1. Thanks for that! My kit was second hand, with the chassis built, and the note regarding te servo msut have got lost. However, those servo's mentioned are even more expensive (altough some have very nice specs!). Why is this type of servo so darn pricy, what's so special???
  2. I have trouble finding a alternative servo for the TamTech series. Normal type servo's don't fit and the smaller types I have, have a too small output gear... Is buying the expensive and average TSU-02 from Tamiya the only remedy or are there others that fit?? I'm nearly done with my TamTech Porsche (incl. many goodies) and the steering servo is the last thing holding me back!
  3. Just a quicky. The TamTech gear chassis kit includes CVA dampers, which in pictures seem to be black (and much like stock?). Now when I try to buy them seperately, they are blue... I really want to get my hands on the black ones for a project. Anyone knows where to get them? Or is there anyone who has them leftover from upgrading to alu?
  4. Thanks for the illustrated explanation. Even though I already knew exactly what I wanted, only couldn't find it on eBay... [] My mini looks exactly like the M-01 box art. But the M-03 RTR's have the 55D tires again, and a body exactly like the M-01 (minus paint). I wondered if this body was also avaliable in clear... I would fit it to my M-03 mini and fit the 55D tires. The green one would also be an option, but I want clear windows and green metallic, just like the real deal. My car looks a lot like this:
  5. As the title said: Where to get the Mini Cooper M-03 RTR body in UNpainted form? It's the same as the old M-01 body as far as I can tell. Yes, I know the painted ones are our there and look pretty good, but I really want an unpainted one to match my real car! []
  6. I can recommend you the Walkera 4, it's cheap and very robust as it's fixed pitch. Had more fun out of it then my larger CP heli, a Graupner Micro Star 400, very similar to the one you show. With the Micro Star 400, a hard landing is $20, and a fairly hard crash will be $50, apart from all the work it takes to fix it every time. But with the Walkera 4 a hard landing is usually no damage, a big crash likely not even $10! Get a lot of spares just in case and start practise! Also fit a few decent servo's, even the cheap transparent blue ones on eBay are good. It will set you back $10 for 2, but you will get a much better controlable machine... [] I must say the Micro Star can also be fun, but if I look back, I probably would never had bought it as it so far cost me an arm and a leg without enjoying a great deal of flying...
  7. I'm looking for the new TamTech CVA dampers. I haven't found them yet for sale seperately, but the GB-01 chassis-only kit seems to have them? Preferable lightly used or new. I'm also looking for a set of Frog driveshafts and cups, from the 1/10 re-release version (not Tamtech), also lightly used or new. []
  8. It's a shame he left you so soon in such unforunate way. Hopefully soon, you can celebrate all he has given you and be left with good memories of your beloved Tamiya. He will be re-released in heaven now, and live on with Shunsaku. May he rest in peace. []
  9. It's great to hear Tamiya is trying to unite the old and new into a new blend of scale looking AND driveable RC cars.
  10. I just noticed the same thing and wanted to report it - untill I saw this thread. I have the exact same problem updating my Sand Rover body resto...
  11. I believe the XC's all have oil filled CVA shocks, but the (pre-assembled) XB versions come with friction shocks. This can be easily upgraded though.
  12. Don't put on the Speed tuned gears, as this will only change the gear ratio unfavorably. The Stadium Raider already has problem with the bigger wheels, Speed tuned gears will only decrease the ratio and worsen this. I'd stick with the ball bearings, oil damers, and perhaps a motor with high torque (27 turn stock? Tamiya Super Stock type TZ?), and the ESC which you have (or better, if required). Universal shafts in front are also recommended, and depending on use, locked diffs (crawling) or ball diffs (higher speed use). This is about all you'll ever need, carbon and lightweight parts are quite useless on a simple vehicle like this.
  13. The box says: Made in Italy...? Also in the French and German description is mentions it has a coupé body style... The point I understand the least is the use of threads like these... [:S]
  14. Just tried, works perfect, thank you yet again Chris! []
  15. Next time you install the 17 turn motor, use a pinion with around 18t, otherwise the car will be overgeared, overloading you motor, ESC, and battery.
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