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Grotty Otty

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  1. Top job, looks brilliant! Should put some eyes "Cars" style in the windscreen with that hat..
  2. My Dancing Rider! I'd be whipping through traffic like a fighter pilot making speeder bike noises.. 😉
  3. Nothing exciting, multiple various m3 stainless cap bolts, a servo saver for the M-06 and alloy eccentrics for the Cat XLS. Do keep looking at an XV-01 though after the build threads on here!
  4. Welcome to the forum! Running a sport tuned on a 7.2v nimh won't stress the drive train as long as the surface your running on allows for a little slip. The tble-02 isn't that punchy with a brushless and is pretty soft with a brushed. Personally I'd run it as is and replace what breaks when it does. Mine has the metal diffs and ring gears plus the alloy drive shaft as it runs on a Hobbywing brushless with a 13.5 motor. Plenty quick enough but my TT-02R which I run off road has plastic diffs and has been absolutely fine. Definitely fully ballrace it though!
  5. Nothing Tamiya but 100 nitrile O-Rings from Simply Bearings for the Cat's crashback system. The Schumacher ones do seem to perish really quickly (as the car is kept out in the garage) so hopefully these will last longer. Exactly the same diameter but a little thinner and easier to put on. Three of them feel the same tension as the originals but there is room for four if need be. Way cheaper to, £11.39 for the 100 delivered verses £1.95 for 3 of the Schumacher originals. 2mm section 27.5 Bore Nitrile 70 rubber O-Rings - Pack Size - Pack of 100
  6. Mowed the lawn to finally run one of the buggies at the weekend! The Neo Fighter definitely needs a ragging.. 😁
  7. Really like how you've approached this, thought it especially brave to saw out that center section! I'd bet that it's stiffer and stronger now however with all that carbon.. looking forward to seeing the finished car 😎
  8. Please do, was torn between a Super Astute or Topcat but realised I have enough buggies and have read nothing but great reviews of the XV-01. Waiting for Wonderland Models to get stock in (cheapest I can find in the UK) of the Lancia.
  9. Before you mount the servo saver onto the servo - Connect both the servo and speedo to Channel 1 and 2 respectfully on the receiver. Connect battery to speedo (no need to connect to motor) . Turn on transmitter then turn on speedo. If all wired up correctly then the servo should center, double check all trims are also centered then turn off the speedo followed by the transmitter. Disconnect servo. Job jobbed.
  10. Look for DT-03 manual here. Much easier to look at pics than try to explain! All measurements and screw sizes are indicated. https://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/manuals.htm Should be a simple fix.
  11. Wotcha @friskyjim. Ta for the compliments, they are indeed schumachers front and rear. Not quite the right size for the rims - the front wheels could do with being a touch wider but work brilliantly on cut grass and dirt all the same. U6581 - front mini spike - yellow U6596 - rear full spike - yellow Lipo is a round nVision 3700 but you can fit a square hardcase 5000mah lipo in there quite happily. The extra weight helps to. I use Core, nVision and Peak Powerplant batteries which all fit no problems. You'll have to let us know the outcome of the race!
  12. Just saw this so thought I'd chip in.. Here's my DT-03 with an Etronix Photon 13.0r 2950kv motor / 45A ESC. Its silly quick on a Lipo and I'm sure would decimate a Grasshopper on a Sport Tuned... These are a great chassis and are happy handling a fair amount of power only thing I'd say is to second the Steel pinion (19t) and be prepared for the front to lift off the ground if you give full berries on a grippy surface...!
  13. Juls1 is right, it's been done before. On my 20 year old Corally C4 you can adjust the damping by pulling down the shaft to lock it and then twist the end to rotate the internals. I've always thought it was a great idea, I'll definitely get a set of these to tinker with.
  14. Always easier to ask for forgiveness after than permission before!
  15. Excellent build as always. That's an interesting chassis, I like the really scale features of the suspension with all the rockers and push links, will be interesting to hear how well it runs. Have to say the dremal to the cvd pins is inspired, wish I'd thought of that.
  16. I never knew this, makes sense when you think about it! If you take the plunge pop up your findings here. Would be good to know either way. Fingers crossed.
  17. Those linked recievers are for their steerwheel transmitters which I think are incompatable with the CR151 stick radio. My LHS explained that the factory and supplier of the family of radio systems that included the Core Code, Tamco and Etronix was shut down and not manufactured at all anymore, hence why they're so hard to get hold of now.
  18. Excellent thread, very informative and well documented. I've been wondering which were best and why. Has made my mind up to get some DF-03 dampers instead of the Aeration ones for my Dual Ridge.
  19. Or a TT-02 https://tamico.de/Tamiya-TT-02-Chassis-Bausatz-kugelgelagertOel-Stossdaempfer
  20. Thought about this myself. The Neo uses the two mounts on the gearbox where the forward upper wishbone mounts go on for the TT-02 so can't be used. You could probably velcro the Neo to the tub as it looks like a close fit. Hadn't realised the TB-01 had a dust cover. That would make a better rally chassis I'm sure.
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