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    Swindon, UK
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    Playing Ice Hockey, golf, tennis, drinking at my local wathcing food football.
  1. That is why I am so excited because there could be anything in there.....who knows what! Good times! - maybe even a Sand Scorcher, although I would love it if there was a blackfoot really! ......
  2. Well I still haven't had a chance to run the LB for extended periods to "finger test" the ESC....but I will report back when I do. Anyway, it seems it is my week . I was talking to one of the lads on my ice hockey team Wednesday night and he said his old man was mental into electric cars a while ago, now he has hit the nitros and doesn't use the electric much anymore. "So what!!!!" I hear you screaming..........well, he told me last night that his dad is going to get all his old electric stuff out to give to me as he prefers the Nitros now and has no time for the electrics and wants me to get them running and have some fun with them. He said he has about 4 different trucks/buggies and he was talking about a wicked blue one that looks like a pick up truck, he didn' know exactly what it was but I immediately thought of a Ford Ranger? He says they are all Tamiya's too. I will have to wait and see.....so excited again! I am going to have to clear a bigger space in the garage now
  3. Come on then fellas. Is it a bad thing to run the Schumacher 17 motor with a TEU-101bk or not? There seems to be conflicting opinions already on here. I have a black can 540 which I can put in it. I ran it yesterday in the snow and it was very very fast! but I don't want to run it anymore if the ESC is going to explode or burn out. I am going to attempt my first mods on it fairly soon. Possibly starting by widening the rear shocks and adding some rubber tubing to the rear axle to stop the double shock mod sliding about as suggested. Then some spacers on the front shock towers to bring the front down and try to sort the camber out a little......finally I think I am going to look at doing the front/rear shock tower bracing. Now as I am a total newbie at mods, it will take time and I guess I will get it wrong a few times, but I have to start somewhere. I have been reading the excellent tutorials and want to give it a go. Any input, suggestions or anything would be greatly appreciated. P.S I soaked the front bumper in hot soapy water yesterday and the paint came off a little, but its still patchy. It looks like a rubbery paint as been used?, it doesnt flake off, it more rubs away with scrubbing. Dazaa, we may need to look at posting that bumper mate unless I can source one a little more local
  4. hahahahaha excellent, Oh dear! see how much I know. Thanks though Twisty! All fixed now.
  5. I have been after a lunchbox or Blackfoot for ages now, and I mentioned this in the pub the other day an my mate said he had one that I could have. I said REALLY, all excited and he said "yeah I don't get on with it and it will get it out of my way." So anyway, yesterday he showed up with a big brown box and inside was the lunchbox complete with motor and spare wheels/tyres and two brand new tyres. It came to me all dirty and dusty and a few bit needing some TLC so today I stripped it down an after about 3 hours, 20 cotton buds, 8 or 9 tooth picks, 10 or so wet-wipes and a good bit of elbow grease it starting to look better.....here are some pics. Mainly cos I am stupidly excited like a 10 yr old boy right now. (I will be 33 this month by the way) After a clean up it looked a little happier - needs a new bumper for sure as someone decided to paint it (badly) silver which is now flaking off. UGLY! Here you can see the "schumacher 17 stock motor" he left in there (anyone know anything about it?) I do know it needs the wheelie bar because it wheelies everywhere! Not sure how long my TEU-101 will cope with it though? You can see someone has modded the shocks (I have seen this done before with one shock, but never two like this) looks a bit bodged to me and the back axle slips side to side on them which cant be that good And here it is with its body on.... it needs a new bumper, poss new shell but at least new paint job, one bulb is broken in the lights. But apart from that it runs REALLY fast, wheelies like a lunatic and is generally and excellent bit of fun. I have order a B Parts bag as the back wheel connector is snapped and I have glued it for now. I may also look into sorting those modded shocks, but for now I am just well chuffed with a free lunchbox.
  6. Where is this glorious Tamiya land that you speak of?
  7. Finally managed to get my first recently purchased TL-01 running. After buying a new motor, new ESC, new Battery, new transmitter aerial, today I found out it was the receiver.....so I bought a new one, fitted all the other new parts, stuck the Porsche 911 Turbo shell on it and went mental in the street. It is scary fast (remember it is my first rc in about 20 years) so I am learning how to control it again. Very very happy
  8. Awhoooooohoooo! Fixed!!!!!! it was the reciever - you were right, the guy at the LHS couldn't have been more helpful. He tried the crystals first and then the receiver. Alright I spent a little more than I could have got a new receiver on ebay for, but at least now I KNOW what was wrong. I have now fitted the new motor, the new ESC, the new battery and now the new receiver and it goes like a dream. Wow is it fast! Just gotta learn to drive it now hahahaa I also now have an old spare Endo motor, old spare ESC, spare battery. So when I pick up the truck I bought the other day I am going to have a bash at modding it myself. It will be my first real project, who knows how I will get on, but who cares. If it all goes wrong I still have the Porsche to fly about till I start the next one. Thanks so much for all the help fellas! I may even try and get to the Somerset meet now I have wheels to run!
  9. Update: I called my local hobby shop and explained the whole saga, the guy on the phone was very helpful and said "it sounds like either your receiver or your transmitter then" he also said to bring it all in and he would have a look and see if he can figure it out so I don't have to buy both and then find out they don't work either.....Very helpful so far........ I am just about to go and see him. I will post the outcome later - fingers crossed its a good one.
  10. Excellent work people! G, superb pic thanks alot for that. I have searched and searched but I am still struggling to find out anything more about this truck. Do you remember if it was customizable? As Mad-Ax says I fancy stripping it and tricking it up a little if possible. Ryck, sorry buddy, seems this is not the one you were after
  11. Update: I bought a new aerial today, fitted it in the transmitter and ............. still doesn't work. The red led light is still flashing all the time on the ESC. So, not the aerial then...... I guess now it is either the acoms receiver or the transmitter itself then?
  12. I have just purchased this......... I took a bit of a gamble and bought this last night (only 7.50) it looks from the wheels much like the old Tamiya Monster Beetle I had many years ago, but as I say only from the wheels, no other details. This was listed as a "Radio Shack Ford F150 Bigfoot". an anyone tell me what they think it might actually be, I can't find it anywhere as per the description and I have never heard of Radio Shack as a make.
  13. hahaha you are not wrong. I just this minute bought what was listed as a "Radio Shack Ford F150 Bigfoot" now I don't know it that is a Tamiya or not, or even if it is any good. But it was 7.50 and it looked kinda cool from the pictures. If you want I can post a pic, maybe you can tell me what I have bought. (Note to self.....STOP buying stuff!!!!) Edited to add the pic:
  14. Ordered!! Thanks for that. My Vapex battery arrived today too, so it's slowly coming together, just waiting on the Sport tuned motor, but it's coming from Hong Kong so might take a while Oh and while I was looking for aerials, I stumbled across a quick release battery holder, so I ordered that as well ......I also have my eye on Porsche GT3 shell.
  15. Thanks for the replies again. Well my Tamiya Standard TEU-101BK arrived today and I followed the intructions to the letter. This is the order I did it in: >I connected the red battery lead to the battery hole (BATT) in the acoms receiver >then the receiver connector (black/red/white) to the CH2 hole as it says to do >then I connected the battery up >Turned the transmittor on (1st) >Turned the receiver on (2nd) using the on switch The controls on my Acoms Techniplus Transmitter 27MHz are set to neutral (N) and the trim is in the middle too. No joy (I guess it is pointing to that aerial even more now then) As soon as I turn the reciever on the LED flashes red once (as it is supposed to) then it starts to flash constantly and wont let me set it up. Looks like it is off to the LHS to get a new aerial then I am still waiting for the new motor and battery although I picked up my Ansmann ACX1 charger today and that is working sweet. Pumped up my Mtroniks 3000mAh in no time at all. I did some research on those HBX trucks and they do look like a cheap model, I am going to wait. One thing at a time. Get this beast sorted first and then think about buggying myself up!
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