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  1. So my partner has had a few issues with her rere beetle. Firstly fixing the drive shaft problems,ultimately replacing with frog/brat parts. However, perhaps our first mistake, not tamiyas design fault, is opting for a fast motor, namely a 17T, eventually working out the included Tamiya ESC can not cope with 17T motors, I think it peaks at 25T. So I chucked in one of my chinese ESCs that works in everything else I have, including a 19T. However, we then had different problems, cutting out after a few seconds. Turns out that ESC is also limited, so I found another one amongst my collection that can do low turn motors, again, a chinese one I'll admit (might stop buying them), but it works perfectly on the throttle, with the now fixed axles and dog bones replaced, full speed is possible and it doesn't pop out after .5 second. However, because of this fiddling with ESCs and motors I hadn't noticed when the servo stopped working. So the first servo I thought was faulty, so I bought another, also didn't work, I tested the servo on one of cars, perfectly fine. Tested my servo on her car, didn't work. So I thought it was her receiver, tried my receiver, didn't work. Tried a multitude of configurations across servos, ESCs, radios and came to the conclusion that the ESC is interfering with servo. So I've bought her a 23T motor, I'll put the black ESC back in (same as my baja) and I'm hoping that will be the end of it. I'm just staggered, I've never seen an ESC affect a servo before. I even run this gold ESC in another car, maybe even 2, without issue. I guess I jsut found the right configuration....that was the wrong configuration.
  2. So my partners new build (rere Beetle) went swimmingly, apart from the drive shafts having to be replaced for the frog items. But then the servo stopped working, it would swing to the right and stay there. I bought a new servo and she chucked it in last night, but it is not responsive. Tried it on one of my radios and the servo responded nicely. So I guess its not the servo at fault. So in order to get her's working (running a flysky GT2-FSG3E receiver from memory) I put my receiver in her car, but of course it needs to bound to her remote, I couldn't find my binding plug so left it for the weekend. I'm hoping its not the receiver at fault, so binding is the only other thing I can think of doing at this stage, but just wondering if anyone has a suggestion, am I missing something incredibly stupid?
  3. removed old radio and esc from Baja Champ, chucked in new ESC and Flysky receiver, worked a treat, although slow, too slow, so I thought was worth trying my first brushless motor. I had it lying there unsure what to test it in. Connected up, but get nothing, after reading the manual it seems I might be getting low voltage detection, so I'll charge a battery tonight and then give it another go. Hoping its as simple as thought. Although could be the cheap TL02 ESC thing that came with the beetle. It was junk on brushed motors, so perhaps its junk on brushless too. Also cut out a new lexan wing ready to be painted. And finally on the old girl, fully ball raced. A mate has one so will be having a bash at his track at Easter, so I want to turn up with the fastest baja, and monster beetle (running a 13t) and Rough Rider.
  4. its been that price for ages, I've had my eyes on them for a while waiting for a price reduction to less than $300NZ, every time they do its out of stock tho, cheeky gits.
  5. Hmm, well, the mrs and I both built our MB at hte same time, both with shims. Hers was a bit notchy at first but has freed up, mine was silky smooth. Ran mine a couple of times, although the 13T motor I put in didn't work with tamiya ESC, so I put in another one, but it owuld then over heat, finally found one now that works with the 13T brushed. Anyway, problem time, her dog bones drop out with very little provocation, even just full slack on the suspension they drop out. Mine had been ok, but then on the weekend I did a jump in the back garden, popped the dog bone too. It seems there are many suggestions, but I am going to try the simplest, I'll measure the length and take them down my local hobby store and get a dog bone that is 2-3mm longer and see if that fixes it, if not, then I guess I order the vintage brat CVD and axles.
  6. just swap pinion over from old motor to new one and drop in. Those Ts you are referring to is probably the teeth of the gear, not the Turns of the motor.
  7. finally looked at my vintage midnight pumpkin I bought a year ago. Replaced broken front shock, fitted body mount pegs, removed perished tires and replaced with brand new ones. Just needs a radio and should be a runner. Although, I've lost all my bearings, so am waiting on a new set to ball race the whole thing. Also fixed my Chevy S-10 rear sway bar/dog bone. It keeps popping off and this dropping the dog bone. Fitted a bigger screw this time so it holds. Tonight, hoping to fix servo saver on Overlander and check out electrics on vintage blackfoot, she stutters and farts and goes haywire. Home alone, in the sun shine, with some bourbon, working on me tamiya, a nice way to spend a friday evening.
  8. nice find. Never get those in NZ. Wish I'd rekindled my Tamiya obsession when I lived in London.
  9. 1/ original scorcher restore to runner, but not as basher 2/ falcon x2, restore, get working to shelf 3/ Pajero 58044. Restore. In pieces, broken gearbox, paint and decal bod 4/ lunchbox, finish gearbox rebuild 5/ Clodbuster, get working. Twin MSC not working, smoked on two attempts, might need new one. 6/ Subaru Brat Blue special edition build 7/ Finish Monster beetle build, final body attachments and decals to be done. 8/ Stadium Blitzer, source original or lexan body to return to box art. Find quiet solution for gearbox 9/ Chevy S10, have one running, have second chassis and body to build another, although will build with wider arms for more stability and bashing. 10/ Hornet originals x 2 to restore 11/ Hornet rere with a scorcher body, finish body mounting, thus far 2 efforts have failed the roll test. 12/ King blackfoot - lost drive last time out, needs gearbox strip and restore I suspect 13/ Midnight Pumpkin, got new tires, but needs a full restore, including the body. 1
  10. actually, just watched a video on youtube, seems they are just noisy gearboxes.
  11. I bought number 106 a few weeks ago, secondhand here in NZ. Finally got round to giving it a go today, gearbox is noisy as..a really noisy thing. I greased up the pinion and main gear, still noisy, so I removed drive shafts and poked some tamiya grease in there too. Made zero difference. Smoother maybe, but no quieter. Its not clicking, its just...noisy. Like perhaps the gears are worn, although I would suspect it might slip or click if that were the case. The previous owner did state it has always been noisy, if it was me I woulda done something about it, but judging by the spares, he's been through several rear tires. Are these just notoriously noisy gear boxes or is there a hush puppy upgrade? I've got some that are a bit whiny, then ones like my wild one that a whisper quiet, but this takes the cake. cheers
  12. try some oil filled shocks maybe? my vintage blacky still has stock, but my king blackfoot has oil filled, at the rear only at the moment, and it is much more planted now. But then I predominantly only play on a dirt track so the shocks soak up the bumps and jumps so much better, as well as getting the power down off the corners.
  13. I had one for about a month, the front end was soggy, so I replaced the springs, only to find they were soggy from factory. The upgraded shocks are a good idea, but then they wouldn't be a vintage stryker. The plastic drive shafts put me off, so I sold it, I didn't like the look or the way it drive. But I gave it chance, it was one I wanted in my vintage collection, but not enough to warrant keeping it.
  14. the scorcher has arrived. Need to finish my other project then start the cleanup.
  15. I've been in a tamiya limbo for a while. The wife and I separated in February, so i moved in with a friend (wink wink), the problem is there isn't much space to work on my cars, or display them, thankfully just enough storage. I semi completed my lunchbox a couple of months ago, a little rough, but turned out ok. I'm also working on a new build, trying to go completely non box art. And I bought an OG Scorcher last night, it should be here next week, can't wait for that one, i'm hoping a clean and a new eye is all it needs.
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