SHY69

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    New site design just went live!

    Did you find out anything? Thx
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    New site design just went live!

    Hi guys! Hope this is the right place to post, if not please move it to the correct place. I've noticed a "bug" with the new design. Before the 1st picture was always selected as the thumbnail picture for the showroom. Now it's not. And even if I've deleted the picture it stays as the thumbnail. Any help or advice is highly appreciated! Thx for this great site! This is the specific showroom: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=22039 And model: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=133123&id=22039 Edit: When I see under "Member Updates" it shows the correct thumbnail / start picture. But in my showroom it's still the wrong one. Generally any advice on which browser works best for the site? I also often get an error when I try to update or add a new model.
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    Super Astute Gearbox Testing

    Wonderful work and thanks for sharing! I see a lot of other parts now on ShapeWays as well: Link May I recommend these closed Facebook groups for those interested in mods? Project Super Astute Evolution Project Dyna Storm Evolution
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    Nordic Vintage Challenge

    We use 4 1/2 hours to Eskilstuna from Oslo. Good roads and not that much traffic. No problem at all!
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    Nordic Vintage Challenge

    Just fly to Stockholm guys and rent a car, it's only 1 hour drive then Here's my video compilation from the last race:
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    Nordic Vintage Challenge

    Great write up Hans! Everybody is more than welcome! See more info in english here: www.ymr.no/nvc.htm
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Thx guys! 2nd place is a Kyosho Optima (modified). 3rd place is a std Hotshot with very thick oil in the dampers. So this is the plan for Evo V: -Thorp diff also in the front + the universal mod (same as in the rear) -11T pinion (motor is still too hot) -Manta Ray torque splitter -Boomerang rear suspension parts, to get some rear toe-in -Custom carbon rear tower: More mounting holes, better support (mounted also to the cage) The car is now almost good enough to use the "modern vintage" class ("4WD) - cars released in 1994 and older
  8. Hi guys! Just thought I'd share some Hotshot love with you. My car is a hardcore runner and my weapon of choice in the Nordic Vintage Challenge series, in the "4WD Classic" class. Here you can read up on it's evolution so far: Evo I: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=82946&sid=22039 (I remember you found this wing too large Max, and I agree ) Evo II: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=106011&sid=22039 Evo III: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=125472&sid=22039 And some more info in a build tread (in norwegian): http://rsb.se/arena/showthread.php?90521-SHYs-Re-re-B-A-R-Honda-Hotshot-gt-NVC-warrior This is how it went in the last race - NVC#3: TQ and 3rd place. I won the first final by 2 laps, but ran into DNF in the last two as I simply smoked the 19T brushless motors... Great fun anyways, and we never rest - so this is the plan for Evo IV: -Gear down from 13T to 12T (using Kontemax's genious mod on his Boomerang) -Make inspection hole in order to check gear mesh (open close with round sticker) -Free up the drivetrain by rounding all gears -Free up the drivetrain by using metal shielded bearing only + clean out grease and use teflon oil (the ones in the gearbox will be left with grease) -Thorp ball differentials front and rear -One TRF front shock was leaking a lot > fix -Double up rear shock mount -Move the rear wing back, mount on rear shock tower -Better front sway bar holders (CRP material, the alu from Radshape is way too soft) -Try without swaybars (should be less prone to traction roll with Mini Pins / less grip) -Cooling ribs and fan on motor (should reduce it by 30 degrees) -DF03 universal shafts in the rear -Boomerang rear arms & upright in order to get toe-in (0 deg is std on Hotshot) front vs bak? -Maybe use links in the rear for upper arms = can adjust camber -Try and get front upper arms from Parma for camber adjustment and caster angle adjustment -New wheels & tires (new regulations - Mini Pin now) -Get steel hex screws in correct lenghts -Wider a bit more with wider hex in the front? Thx for looking, comments and suggestions are always welcome!
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Well... it kinda worked out OK Laptimes from NVC #4 (SHY): 2WD Classic: 13.7 (RC10 Classic) 4WD Classic: 13.1 (Hotshot) 2WD: 13.5 (Dyna Storm) 4WD: 12.8 (Top Force) So only 3 tenths slower than a Top Force with 13.5 brushless. The HS is running 19T brushed. And faster than a pretty modern 2WD with 17.5 brushless. Happy indeed!
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    Mad Max Fury Road War Rig build

    Wow - fantastic work man!
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    Schumacher Procat restoration

    You live very close to me, so a co-ride should be doable as well
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    Schumacher Procat restoration

    Great work! You should bring this to NVC #5 in march and race it!
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    Re-Re Hotshot with a "few" updates

    Thx! I started learning Sketchup. But I think I'll go with SolidWorks if I can find the energy again
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    Re-Re Hotshot with a "few" updates

    Ah, OK - so it fits the Boomerang suspension - with shims added? No worries, I was anyway planning to put on Boomer arms in order to get some rear toe-in. But it's only like .5 degrees isn't it? What CAD program do you use? SolidWorks?
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Thx a lot! It's for sure a concept you can improve a lot - it seems to like never end this "Evolution" In comparison there was not much to be done to turn the Top Force into a great handling racer... I have another car ready, the Dyna Storm Evo II... now here we went balls to the balls in order to make it competitive... I'll make a tread on it later. But here's a little teaser:
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Moved to the Build tread, thx Andy! I'll try to get some better shots in daylight... Looks more sleek with the wing further back - and I think it'll look a lot more "right" in motion now!
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    Re-Re Hotshot with a "few" updates

    Great, I'll have to try those! Maybe you should add "Hotshot" to the description on Shapeaways? I started to learn CAD, but I don't seem to have enough drive to get further... real shame, it's gotta be so satisfying do design your own stuff!
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Thx bjorklo! Yes I think it can further add to my F1 theme, will do this later IIRC it was posted in The Builds, but was moved here by an admin. I've asked if it can be moved back. No biggie though. So lets finally hope for victory now this weekend in The Nordic Vintage Challenge #4 - it's been the by far fastest car in 4WD Classic - but I've yet to capitalize on the win, due to the 19T motors simply burning up. I've freed up the gear train now and gear down >> fingers crossed!
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Thx a lot Crash! Btw don't you guys think this tread would be more suitable in "The Builds" section?
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    Super Astute Jeek's Specs Build

    Excellent build, congrats!
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    Re-Re Hotshot with a "few" updates

    Wow! What an unique build - love your ideas! Question: Your 3D CAD work - are they accessible for order by the public on Shapeways?
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    Allright, Evo IV is ready to race in one week! Fit for fight! Can you notice something different? Carbot sheet vinyl on the rear tower. XX4 wing mounts. Schumacher 32P 12T pinion and home made alu motor plate, for fine adjusting gear mesh. I first made a plate that filled out the whole gearbox, but it didn't clear the diff gear (didn't do my homework there) - so I had to reduce it to 1/2 the size. Let's hope this holds up... Vintage Thorp ball differential. Modern DT02 universals. Not enough time to finish this final touch... so that'll be for Evo V
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    Tamiya B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo IV

    OK, sorry for no update in a long time. I've been busy racing 1:8 Track and flying 3D helicopters I need to get busy... Now it's time for the Nordic Vintage Challenge #4 in less than two weeks, so time to get the car ready. I don't think I'll have time to do all the mods I wanted, but here's what's done so far (in norwegian, sorry): http://rsb.se/arena/showthread.php?90521-SHYs-Re-re-B-A-R-Honda-Hotshot-gt-NVC-warrior Custom motor mount, for fine adjusting the mesh Almost race ready again...
  24. Right up my alley! Now go race it! It performs very well indoors on carpet! Have you seen my TRF / F1 inspired TFE?
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    Avante 2001/Top Force Evo

    What would a good new built 2001 sell for?