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  1. Hello, Today I built silencer from Lexan paint spray can. Make sure you empty it before drilling. I had made this video today for my friends, so I talk in Lithuanian, but you'll get the idea on how the sound level is reduced. Model is Kyosho Sandmaster with GT12 engine from around 1995.
  2. Hello. For the winter I use DT-02 Holiday buggy. I am using silver can, since they are naturally waterproof. Then I am using waterproof servo, with additionally greased orings with green slime and optional oring on the output shaft. My spektrum receiver was covered with nail varnish, mounted up high behind driver head and with drilled drainage holes in the plastic case. I left friction shocks, for some wild suspension action and less maintenance. Tyres are strictly without foams, with cut drain holes on the top of tires, so water can shoot out. Chassis also has drain holes on the bottom. I run sealed bearings in transmission and bushings on wheels. Model literally can be submerged. I abuse it a lot, but the more I run it, the more ot becomes my favourite one. After each run, I hose down the model, dry it on the boiler, spray the chassis generously with GT85 and spray the metal bits, screwpins, axles, wheel bearings generously with WD40. Such way it is ready for next run and will not rust. Oh, and battery is simple nimh, also for less care and more reliability.
  3. Nop TA-03R-S And yes, looks like a reissue of XV-01 long damper too.
  4. Pictures are taken by Tamico, at Toy Fair, today, early in the morning.
  5. Hello, Tamiyablog has released information about new upcoming Tamiya CC-02 chassis with Mercedes G500 body. What do you expect from the new chassis? :)
  6. I tried those chinese aluminum hexes with 850s and while they work to some extent, you still have a lot of wobble or bind. Depending on how much you shim. My solution is to use sakura formula 1 knuckles, axles and 850s to make a 12mm hex for the front. It is a direct fitting replacement for those nylon tamiya knuckles. Made such mods on my blitzer beetle, hornet, etc. Just because of angled arms on those knuckles, you may need to shorten steering links (I just make new ones with ball eyelets and some m3 threaded rod, and keep originals for reverting). But this angling also usually help to clear the rim of custom wheel you use. Part numbers are FGX-107 and FGX-124.
  7. I really like this blue/black paint scheme. Personally it is the nicest of all brats I've ever seen. It is a matter of opinion. It will surely be my first brat when released. Since I run my models, I prefer optional boxarts and dont think that phrase "you can paint the body however you like" works, because a runner will get scratches and it is good to have the underneath plastic color the same as paint job not to ruin the body so horribly at least. That is why I didn't even bother painting my runner grasshopper
  8. Programming does not program rotation. Try swapping motor leads and playing with transmitter reverse. Are you running brushed or brushless?
  9. Hello, I have a problem with my new teu-104bk esc. I just bought a Stadium Thunder rere with that esc. I built the model, put the esc, also external bec, calibrated it. I know how to do that, because I have a lot of tamiya escs. It was running ok on the bench, but with some sporadic actions, similar to power cutting on receiver. When running with car lifted in air, it worked nice, but under load with tires on the tarmac, car seemed to shoot uncontrollably for a second after harder throttle press. After a few stronger accelerations and burnouts esc stopped working. It receives the rx signal by flashing led, also motor beeps when turning on or calibrating, but throttle input does not spin motor anymore. Please help. Anyone had similar problem? Thank you.
  10. Hello everyone, I just registered to this forum. Been reading it for awhile. I am Mindaugas from Lithuania. I am an architect. My passion is scale modelling (planes and tanks), RC cars, planes (fpv) and I love cycling and do that daily. Tamiya is my favorite brand, I have lots of Tamiya scale and controlled models, paints, accessories, etc. Today I finished this model: TT-02B MS. I bought it because of the beautiful body. This model will not be able to compete in Mod 4wd, so probably will become a shelf queen
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