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  1. I agree, I'd love to see something new from tamiya that has the same proportions as a blackfoot but without all of the weak points and using better materials. Most trucks from other companies look a bit toyish, they are too wide or have horrible wheels and unrealistic bodies. That Traxxas bigfoot looks good though. Other than the XV01 and a couple of re releases I've not been interested in any tamiyas for a few years now, I'd probably get a kyosho next time.
  2. Thanks for the replies. I had a look at JConcepts wheels and tyres on modelsport.co.uk. they are really nice and they do some in 2.2 size which might be more suitable. The wheels and tyres will come to about £100 so I'd be removed to change those last when I'm sure the concept will work. I'm thinking about increasing the power first then I can mess around with the shocks to get the handling right. Good point about the battery position, I hadn't thought of that.
  3. The CR01 used to be my favourite slow speed runner but now I prefer my mst cfx or hi lift as they both do scale crawling/trail driving more realistically. I've not used the CR01 for a while and thought it could be my next project. I've been wondering if it's possible to turn the CR01 into an 80s style monster truck. Maybe faster motor, bigger wheels (clod sized?) And possibly removing cantilever shocks and replacing with a more conventional set up. The axles and gearbox seem quite robust but I'm guessing the plastic prop shafts would fail. I'd love to hear if anyone has done anything like this with this model and see some pics.
  4. I've seen a blackfoot body on a CR01 that looked really good but the wheelbase is still too short. How about the hilux body?
  5. I used an old servo horn screwed into an existing hole. Screw it tight enough to stay in position but so it can still be moved to allow tho cover to open.
  6. I still have my original 1990 monster beetle in good condition. It only survived so well because the gearbox never lasted long enough for me to wreck the body.
  7. I've just built one for my daughters to use. They weren't all that interested in the build but wanted to put the stickers on. We used the soapy water method to apply them which gives a bit more time to position them.
  8. I've just built a rising fighter and used an old basic acoms servo that I had in my spare parts, it works fine. From your list I'd go with the futaba. It's a basic buggy that doesn't need a fast or high torque servo.
  9. Very 90's! I had clothes in the same colours as that buggy back in 1990/91. I love the day glow wheels, I remember seeing wheels like that back in the day and wanting some for my hornet.
  10. I've been wanting to do something similar. I've never been into racing but got into rc in the early 90s and the magazines were full of luminous buggies. I was thinking of a manta ray but have decided to wait to see if Schumacher or kyosho re release any more old buggies.
  11. Thanks for the reply, I'll see how I get on when its built. I've come to a halt at the moment, the servo I was going to use is too big so I'm waiting for a low profile servo to be delivered.
  12. I'm in the process of building mine now and was wondering about adjusting the slipper clutch. Can you grip the slipper nut with a small spanner and push the car forwards or backwards to tighten/loosen the clutch?
  13. I would also recommend the MST CFX. It's very quiet and very capable off road. It's a nice build and I'd say better quality than a lot of Tamita kits. Also, its smaller than a lot of other crawlers so easier to carry around. I run mine with a Tamiya Ford Ranger body which is a perfect fit.
  14. I've been reading this thread with interest over the last week. I'm going to start on my XV01 lancia tonight. I bought it 3 years ago but the thought of stickering the body has been putting me off building it.
  15. I really like the Brat, it's one of my favourite runners. It's gearbox is one of the quietest I have and it has a really tight turning circle, perfect for running in the back garden. I also like how the battery is easy to change without having to remove the body even if it is a bit exposed. The handling isn't very good by modern standards but that adds to the fun. I have a sand scorcher that I built up using a mixture of original and rere parts on an aluminium chassis. It's far more impressive to look at and the metal parts give it a quality feel and weight. I find myself being extra careful when I run this as it rolls quite easily and I dont want to damage the body. I'd say the scorcher is the nicer model but if I wanted one for carefree running I'd choose the brat.
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