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About tamiya_1971

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  • Location Blue Springs, Missouri, USA
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  1. tamiya_1971

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Took out my HPI Baja brushless for the first time. I can’t believe people think 6s is slow. The thing doesn’t pull wheelies but it is freaking fast. Afterward realized I puffed one of the 3s Lipo packs so bigly that I’ll have to get rid of it. The pack is about 2 years old so I got enough fun out of it.
  2. tamiya_1971

    Ever wondered what happened to your old cars?

    I wonder about my Egress. I had a buddy airbrush flames on it. Very nice. So nice I never ran it and sold it. I also had a sweet Subaru Brat. Had all the JG parts and Thorpe. The thing ran like a dream with a Monster Mash motor. I wish I had pics of the rc’s I had more than anything.
  3. tamiya_1971

    Traxxas Blazer!!!!!

    I bought the TRX4 kit and it was a good build. I put a Jeep body on it. It climbs well!
  4. These are great responses. I've never had anyone mock me for running an rc BUT when I worked at a hobby store in high school/college, I had a lots of people comment on the ridiculous price of rc kits or TOYS. That was annoying as badword but there were lots of people that frequented the shop of all ages that ran rc. A manager walked by my cube when I had some pics up on Tamiyaclub looking at Sand Scorchers last month. She said cool rc's. I felt embarrassed for a second but then said that was my hobby along with flying my drone. She said her husband has an X-Maxx and loves to run it with his friends. I didn't feel as odd after that happened. It makes me feel good knowing that I'm not the only one that could just hang out and mess with my rc's all day without human contact.
  5. tamiya_1971

    Traxxas Xmaxx

    I have an X-Maxx and it's a great vehicle. Nothing Tamiya will compare! I keep mine at 6s for lipos (I doubt I'll ever get 8s, too much power). Keep in mind the battery cost, and you'll need a lipo charger. Also, you'll want to pick up a bluetooth module so you can update the firmware when there is a push.
  6. That is the most kick *** body! More pics please.
  7. tamiya_1971

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Went through my workbench piles last weekend for cleanup. I noticed I have several 2 cycle engines from my HPI Baja I've owned for the past 12 years. I decided to go ahead and put in one of the engines and I started to take apart the Castle Creations brushless conversion pieces apart that I never used. I disassembled for over an hour with the thought of selling it on ebay. Went to bed, woke up and decided I'm keeping the brushless conversion. I can't screw up my ears any more and I think I've reached my point of gas/oil mix cleanup. So, I shopped over the weekend for a great deal, found a Castle XL X ESC and a Dynamite 800kv motor which should be here by the end of the week. Tried out my X-Maxx batteries in the chassis and found they are too long for the Scorpion shorty chassis I installed on the Baja years ago. Now I just have to swap out the shorty with the original, so apart again!
  8. tamiya_1971

    Kyosho Big Boss

    I built a Double Dare for a customer and hated every second of it. I didn't like Kyosho manuals. A buddy of mine loved his Double Dare though. I had a Nitro Brute for a few months during a really humid summer. I think I was able to get that thing started and running less than 6 times. Nothing worse than 90% humidity, 95 degrees and the frustration of a nitro engine.
  9. tamiya_1971

    Ford F150 Ranger XLT 58027

    Finished the front end clean up on the Ranger. Used an ultrasonic cleaner on the parts. It worked really well. Threw in a new o-ring on the shocks. So far, no leaks. Attached that RC Channel bottom plate. I think it looks good and will keep the chassis straight. The fiberglass chassis has a nice bend in the front. Now onto the rear.
  10. tamiya_1971

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Went out this evening for a run with my kids. Great time. Lunchbox, Mini Revo, and a Telluride.
  11. tamiya_1971

    Wild Willy Restoration Part 2

    The link on ebay shows an ESC. That doesn't work with a servo. It gets rid of the manual speed control servo so you are just left with a steering servo. That Hobbywing you have linked is a good ESC. As for the brand of transmitter/receiver your ebay link points to, I have never heard of that brand. I don't know where you are located, but I would stick with a name or known brand of transmitter/receiver. I'm more familiar with Spektrum, Futaba, or even a FlySky (which I find reasonably priced and work very well).
  12. tamiya_1971

    eBay Sales

    15% off until 7PM PT if you use the ebay mobile app (at least in the U.S.). That is what I see on ebay's front page.
  13. tamiya_1971

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Got a good deal on a new discontinued Traxxas Telluride roller so there is that. A pig graffiti body for the Stampede and a Kinexsis ESC and 3000kv motor for the Telluride.
  14. https://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/stampede-4x4-kit?t=overview Under features: Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings