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  1. Once I get a couple of days off work I'll PM everyone and hopefully we can arrange something soon.
  2. Supershot eh...... I posted this on another thread...but I had one back in the day....I was the only Tamiya 4WD racer against all the fangdangled flash Schumacher and Kyosho cars with saddle packs and Reedy motors. I was only 13-14yrs old but man did I give them a run for their $$$$$. Nothing flash in the car...an ESC that's it. Had a 'Technipower' motor with the endbell adjusted all the way up...and to me it flew!! I bought it off the member at the club second hand but it was in mint condition.....can't remember what I paid for it or what happened to it after all these years. Wish I still had it...
  3. To be honest after much fiddling around the shocks on my BC work quite well considering.... I wouldn't say it bounces around much at all. When running the rear sits in a neutral position (level) with the shocks 1/2 compressed.
  4. I'll do some searching for local TC members and try and PM a few like 'Swarm' suggested.... maybe we can arrange something. I'd prefer to race around on hard sand or dirt if possible. I don't mind travelling so keep an eye out for suitable locations if you get a chance.
  5. I just checked out the new Schumacher r/c dirt bike on their website. They have links to youtube videos of the bikes on skateboard 1/4 pipes doing all sorts of weird stunts!! Looks pretty cool
  6. Looks sharp, Great work mate!!
  7. I've searched on this forum for old threads re Aussie Tamiya racers/basher events and most seem to have been in Sydney or Melbourne. Are there any guys in QLD keen to meet up @ some point in the near future for a bash?
  8. I did that but all that ended up happing was the shock being only able to compress from full extension to 3/4 of the way down.
  9. Magic.....just the info I needed....I'll post one more question on here, then I'm done taking over this thread, sorry guys!!! Will my TEU-101BK ESC and a 540 motor handle battery packs 7.2V 2000mah up to 4500mah etc???? The ESC instruction manual says 'Power Supply: 7.2V (with 6 cells)' so I'm assuming I'm good to go?
  10. Mate your not the only one having troubles with the shocks. I had an absoulute nightmare with them. They were either too hard or to soft. Got them right (well what I consider to be right) after about 6-7 attempts at each one of them.
  11. Terry, this is a stupid 'newbie' question ... I've searched quite a bit on the website here and am getting conflicting posts. So, can you tell me whether I will be able to run higher battery packs that what I'm currently running ........ ie (Tamiya 6.6V LF1100) in my BC...and if so is this going to give me a longer run time or power or both?? I'm assuming a longer run time.
  12. I'm running the stock Tamiya ESC that comes with the kit. Not sure about the lipo cut off don't have much knowledge in regards to that technology....but when the car starts to run slow I only have about 30sec until it won't move @ full throttle. I can usually drive it a short distance at half throttle to get it moving but that's it.
  13. Probably around 12-15mins. I'm not sure whether it's me but I think I'm getting more running time the more charges I put through the battery. Also, I've switched to a lower ratio pinion....that helps.
  14. Holy S*&t ...45 mins.....that's crazy... I'm used to the old days when a 7.2V 1200 pack would last 7-8mins max!
  15. A quick update for those interested. For those taht have had SRB's before this stuff is old hat..... I had my 1st run (then 2nd,... 3rd, ...4th ..... & 5th) with my BC today. Initially on hardish sand then on short grass. Bear in mind I haven't had any R/C cars since 1987-1990 and they were in this order. Hornet, Wildone, Supershot & Turbo Ultima. It was awesome to finally get in up and running!! My running equipment was: Futaba Megatech 2PL radio gear with the Tamiya 6.6V LF100 Racing Pack Points of note: 1. I found that it runs better with the lower ratio gearing (15T / 70T). My setup on the 1st run was with the higher pinion (20T & 65T) then I swapped over to the lower ratio.....much better. 2. Make sure you apply the AG Thread Lock as it says in the manual. I didn't on one of the universal joints and torsion bars and paid the price, loosing a wheel and the shocks running low. 3. I set up my shocks quite soft and its great to watch them work over the bumpy ground. 4. Understeers badly, particually if you glide around corners....you need to keep up the acceleration....although too much and you'll roll!!!!!.......careful!! lol 5. Had a couple of tumbles cornering and sustained a little bit of damage to the lights on the roll cage. 6. When jumping the car tends to nose dive a little. 7. The only negative was that I did feel that car was a bit underpowered. (any suggestions on what other a slightly more powerful motors might be an option? Overall I was more than happy with my new BC. These SRB cars are what made alot of people get in R/C and finally the BC has got the justice it derserves with the re-release. When I was just a kid I remember my big sister buying me the 1985 Tamiya Catalogue and the SS and RR were in it. My mate and I would talk about the SS and RR for days on end dreaming one day of having one of them. When my parents finally bought me an R/C car (Hornet) in xmas of '86/'87 both the SS & RR had ceased production. Times change..teenage years come and girls, booze and real cars take preference....but now.......I guess you can say ..perhaps I'm having a midlife crisis and reliving my youth?
  16. Ahhhhh...I'm about to tke mine out for it's 1st real run......wish me luck!
  17. I prefer the rims to be white as I didn't like the plastic grey look without paint. My other option was going to stay with grey but a painted grey, much like a flat primer colour. I had an absolute nightmare putting the shocks together, trying to get them soft enough and get full range of motion. I prefer them soft than hard. I'm not going to be doing huge jumps, but rather soft sand or flat dirt running. I wanna see the shocks work...that's part of the fun racing it about and watching it in motion. In that previous pic it was just they way I placed the car down. If I lift the rear up, the shocks will stay extended and the wheels on the unusual angle that we expect from these cars. I'm taking all the pic's I can tonight because tomorrow...................it's time to let loose and let her rip.....it's never going to be that clean again!!!
  18. This was my 1st building of an R/C car in nearly 20 years after getting out of the hobby.......never been interested in getting back into R/C until the BC was re-released. I did keep an eye on what was on the market over the years but all the new cars these days don't have character. I felt like I was 12yrs old again building my 1st R/C car.....lol, my wife thinks I'm re-living my childhood again.
  19. I had mine on 7A. But reading through the instructions that might be too high. Quote from the instruction manual: "The Tamiya LF2200-6.6V Racing Pack may be charged up to the maximum of the 4C rate (2.2x4=8.8A), so it may be charged at 8A with this charger". ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... I'm assuming in the case of the LF1100-6.6V battery this would apply??......... 1.1x4=4.4A..???? So we are best setting the charger @ 4A ????
  20. I timed mine anf the 1st charge took 19mins before the buzzer went off to say 'charged'.
  21. Would you be able to adjust the slipping by tighting or lossening the screws on the side plates on this diff? Or is this just a normal differential. I'm just trying to compare it to an old adjustable slip diff I had in my old Kyosho Turbo Ultima back in the late 80's/90's.
  22. Hedge......a little off the topic but what colours did you use for the driver??? Superb detail, great work mate!
  23. I have a very newbie question that hopefully some of those more experienced members maybe able to answer for me? My 'Buggy Champ 2009' kit arrived in the mail yesterday and I'm about to start building. I also purchased the corresponding Tamiya #55105 LF1100-6.6V racing pack and the Tamiya charger for that pack. My question is: ........ The Tamiya charger comes with leads to attach to a standard 12v car battery. Can I run this charger through my car cigarette lighter socket instead, by wiring up a cigarette lighter attachment to the leads???? Or will there be a drop in voltage or something else that won't allow me to do it. Cheers!!
  24. Mate if that's your 1st effort scratch building we have many more treats to look forward to. That is F&^4'n awesome!!! Can't wait to see you do a BC or SS in the near future!!!
  25. LOL..... I hope your boss isn't looking over your shoulder....ahhh the joys of having the internet @ work!!
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