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  1. I built this a few years back: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=116028 After some testing I dismantled the car, rebuilt the TRF201 donor and sold it on to free funds for the next prototype, which was based on another buggy. It was my first truly custom designed car and although some parts of its design are rather crude, I have a weak spot for it and I really want to rebuild this. All late prototypes I managed to rebuild, but this one is still in pieces waiting for a donor... EDIT: Sorted now, thanks everyone! Now I will have to keep my fingers crossed that I know how to rebuild this car!
  2. Hey everyone, I'm on the lookout for a TRF201 or DN01 / Zahhak. It is for a custom build I'm mostly interested in the drivetrain and some other bits and bobs, so a wide variety of conditions is considered. What have you got? Best Regards, Paul
  3. No, he still drives the original spur and slipper housing. It's probably the best way to retain the vintage feel of the car anyway, in fact wouldn't it be nice if Tamiya re-released it again in a few years? :-)
  4. The club member asked if it were possible using the original MDC components, just a modified housing to help centre a modern spur correctly. To fit a modern slipper, the topshaft does need modification to achieve this. RCVet: In racing conditions the Dyna Storm is truly a vintage car to drive with compared to modern rear-motor buggies (like the B4 and the original rear-motored TRF201). The car was designed with a completely different philiosophy of what was a fast car and a fast way to get around a track. In that era, you had very bumpy tracks, less powerful motors and less grippy tires. Some adjustments (such as shorter front shocks) do wonders for vintage racing, but it still does not stack up against a modern car even on dirt. For bashing you may encounter more bumps than on the track, so it might be a different story there. I do know that the Dyna certainly has at least as much fun factor as a modern rear or even mid buggy, both on- and off the racing track :-)
  5. The alu bulkheads/suspension blocks are new to me, they are cool! Am I seeing correctly that the rear hangers even have the 2* anti-squat integrated? As for an aluminium chassis plate, I have one (I drew it for SHY69, we both got one). Durability-wise it of course is great, but performance-wise I'm not sure if it is better. The Dyna Storm has a tendency to tweak the chassis from bumps. With the FRP chassis I think most of the tweak flexed back again (because it was so flexible); with the alu chassis to me it seemed to retain a lot more tweak. PS: I am not often online on TC anymore, I just happened to notice the topic at the right time :-) Through ORB I have a lot of Dyna parts available these days; bulkheads, hubs, wishbones, steering, shock towers & mounts, slipper cap... A member at my local club recently asked if it might be possible to create a slipper housing that accepts modern / 48dp spur gears (for example if the centre is cut out); at the same time it could lighten the slipper assembly.
  6. The Ryuz FF is originally from the late 80s/early 90s; it's a hand-built prototype; FWD was used because back in the day it was not uncommon to race on loose dirt: There were also three brands that released production FWD buggy kits: Kyosho (Maxxum FF), MRC (Sandmaster) and Nichimo (Vantage & Spirit FF). The fine details I don't know because I wasn't in the RC hobby yet back then, but I have heard FWD was popular in several regions, amongst which Japan and France. They were also around for a short amount of time as a result of their success: The story is that one or several drivers - who were beforehand not considered to be in contention for the win - turned up at an IFMAR Worlds' warm-up with such cars and dominated the event; the IFMAR banned them from the 2WD class - instead it was to run with 4WD, where it couldn't keep up. Regulations from regional racing organisations also banned the car (although the EFRA and BRCA reverted that a few years later). In that time, developing and producing a car required more resources and effort than it does now, so being that the car had no competitive advantage anymore, it no longer had a place in the product line-up of a car manufacturer. 25 years on, and the story is quite different: tires, shocks and knowledge on RWD suspension geometry had been developed significantly. Also, most tracks nowadays are not nearly as bumpy and the grip levels are higher. The FWD's strengths (consistency in all conditions) still apply and the performance of the cars is quite even now; the FWD buggy can have some advantage in tricky conditions, the RWD can have the benefit if there is good and consistent grip. PS: This is what a modern FWD buggy performs like amongst RWDs:
  7. Fun competition theme I'm curious to see what entries there will be, it's very much open to interpretation.
  8. Time for a mid-summer clearout! I've got parts for sale for many cars, so have a look through the list if anything is of interest to you Pictures are available on Dropbox (LINK).
  9. I can't comment specifically on this car, but generally there are problems with one or more of the following problems: - The parts are weak or brittle. - The parts wear quickly. - The parts are not easily available, or outside Europe (so you have to face customs sooner or later), or not even available at all. - The sizes/dimensions are just a tad off from what leading manufacturers use, so you can't fit stronger parts from those cars easily (or at all). - The electronics are of poor quality, - The electronics are good, but not strong enough for the scale/size of car (so you'll burn your ESC the first time you hit some serious off-road work for example). In all too many cases you hear people afterwards that the maintenance cost so much, they might just as well have bought a more expensive set so it would've held out. I know the story doesn't apply to all of such cars, but beware that the fun may not last if you spend more time fixing the car than driving it. The bigger names of old have a reputation built up that they are not willing to risk with models that don't meet the demands of the customer. There's plenty to choose from, and if it'll be a runner anyway it might be worth tracking down a second hand example that's been run only a couple of times before the owner decided the hobby is not for him/her... Or maybe even a new model where the packaging was damaged in shipment - it can often save you a third off the usual retail price.
  10. It's really easy to do custom projects with a TLT-1. It's fun, and admittedly you're better off throwing out the original gearbox: It's Centre of Gravity (CoG) is way too high. This is what I made: It's pretty simple really: These are the mods I did: - I replaced the standard gearbox for a Traxxas 1/16 unit - it lowers the CoG, it's cheap and more durable than the Tamiya unit, it has a slipper clutch in it (even if it's a basic one) and the option for a centre diff.. - I made a custom chassis with a longer wheelbase from G10 composite material. - I used adapters and Traxxas telescopic driveshafts for the drivetrain connection. - The 4-link system is lengthened with M3 threaded rod - it's not the most durable solution as they buckle in hard impacts, but that also reliefs the stresses on other parts. - I bought some extra TLT-1 parts - to be precise, the battery tray and the long chassis screws and posts. - I replaced the small TLT-1 tires with ones from the Wild Willy/Lunchbox/etc. for some extra ground clearance. - I bought an HPI Wheely King body to fit on the car. The result is a 1/12-ish scale Monster truck in which I can fit a 540 or a 380 motor - though I can tell you from experience, 380 brushless power is plenty The double battery cradle means I can fit a 'Shorty' LiPo pack in it. The car is seriously quick but at the same time it's still fun-sized - it fits in my backpack!
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