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  1. Trims and controls are analogue. No digital trims or settings stored in a model memory.
  2. This one then - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/car.asp?cid=1000
  3. Which Abarth 500 are you thinking of? Tamiya have already done a variety of Abarth and non-Abarth 500s.
  4. They are OK as a cheap radio - perhaps the best of the cheap off-brand radios - but they are still miles behind a mid-range computer radio. They do have some unusual features like multi-channel mixing built in and the option of a gyro in the receiver - but it's all analogue trims and a hard plastic wheel on the controller! I think a lot of the people who sing their praises online have never tried a good quality mid-range radio so don't know what they are missing. If you don't have a computer radio and prefer to have a dedicated analogue radio in your vehicles then they're fine for that job.
  5. As an aside, Hitec servo splines don't play nicely with Tamiya, Tamiya only support 25t and 23t, Hitec use 24t. There are workarounds but there are plenty of better servos available.
  6. They've nailed it with this one. TD series was just a bad dream...
  7. It's something you will get a feel for with experience. It's easier to set them up in the car, you'll get a better sense of how tight the action is, and whether they are slipping (you never want them to slip). For first build I always do them hand tight and then back off 1/8th of a turn. If they are gritty there is either wear on the balls already, or just not enough cleanliness/lubrication. The thrust washer bearing needs lots of black grease, the main balls need a coating of silicone grease.
  8. Well I found the manual - https://cdn.simba-dickie-group.de/downloads/500906076/500906076_DRAGSTER_XXS_9T.pdf Looks like a non-standard sensor implementation, so you can only use it with the Carson motor. But yes, that board looks like it has had a poor repair job on the sensor wire. I hope you didn't pay too much for it.
  9. Just ask the question on the original thread if it is relevant. There is also a forum for your own build threads if you want to create one. Thread bumping is only a nuisance if people bump it for no reason ("wow that was an interesting read!!!" etc.)
  10. If they are Sanwa servos of the era, you'll probably find that the wiring is in a different order to modern receivers. If you do want to get it running, I'd consider a full replacement of the radio with modern servos as well. HOWEVER as others have said that is such a rare old model, in decent condition (even the foam tyres seem to have survived!), that it would almost be a shame to do anything other than clean it up.
  11. I would not recommend threadlock on a pinion as you may never get it back off again. Hand tight with a good quality Allen driver is enough.
  12. Does the fuel tank cap say Mantua Model? That's the brand. Late 80s era 1/8th rallycross car.
  13. It's not comparable to the modern scale crawlers on the market (such as the TRX4), also there is very limited aftermarket support, it is a very, very old platform now. I would get a scale crawler (Traxxas/Element/Axial). That's where the crawler hobby is now. I would actually recommend the RTR for a first crawler purchase, it's a cheaper way to get the parts you need. I would not recommend a CC-02, they are much smaller than the others and have a very basic design.
  14. Bearings will come greased from the factory unless the manufacturer says otherwise and I would leave that grease as it is. You'll get a very long life out of the bearings that way. I just throw them away if they wear out, they are so cheap nowadays. If you do decide to clean out the grease out with a solvent, the easiest way to re-lubricate is with a light oil. I have a very old bottle of synthetic bearing oil. Something like 3-in1 oil would be fine. Don't use WD-40 (too light and also includes solvents), and don't use silicone damper fluid (which adds resistance). Rubber seals are a much better choice for bearings that are exposed to moisture and dirt, metal is only suitable for dry conditions or the interior of sealed assemblies.
  15. As I recall, RC System was an "own brand" for Amerang, a UK distributor who must have gone bust 10 years ago. So it is quite old. Probably a rebranded generic AC/DC 4-button charger from the era. These chargers have always seemed to work fine. I'd just power it up and try it.
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