• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

5 Neutral

About Brian_Blessed

  • Rank
  1. Brian_Blessed

    First-timer build of Stadium Blitzer. Hand holding probably needed!

    An interesting read Collin, thanks. Nice work. So, it looks like a hard case battery is a go, but i will need to purchase the relevant connectors and also swap the plug on the Tamiya ESC accordingly. Ive also read about safety when charging Lipos, so will charge on a non flammable surface in a protective bag and also keep it stored in there when not in use. Am adding a battery alarm to my list too as ill be using it with the basic ESC until i go brushless in the future. Havent done much with it the last few days other than internet research. Its going to more of a leasurely paced build than some of the ones ive read about!
  2. Brian_Blessed

    First-timer build of Stadium Blitzer. Hand holding probably needed!

    Thanks. So, the core rc is tempting for knowing it will plug right in but am wanting larger capacity as i wont use the car regularly but when i do ill want long run times without messing on with multple batteries. Ive checked the dimensions of the tray area for the battery (142x49x27 max) for a rectangle hard battery so long as i dremmel down the curved fins to support a rounded battery. So the one above should be ok. But i do have another question about the battery... the image of it shows a cable that i can see at one end connects to the battery, but the other seems to end with heatshrink and... nothing. What am i looking at there? Do i need to solder on a tamiya type plug? Is there a simple solution? Also what is the small white plug for? Balance for charging and/or adding a battery alarm? By the way, i just got a shock at how much my shopping cart comes to for all the 'other stuff', about £250 / $300! (Other currencies available along with accurate exchange rates) Its an expensive business this when you need literally everything!! I guess there are cheaper options, but i dont want to buy again in a years time etc...
  3. Brian_Blessed

    First-timer build of Stadium Blitzer. Hand holding probably needed!

    Thanks for the replies so far. Pablo, perhaps i'll add a bit more flamboyant language to make it more like BB! "Marvelous! !" Grumpy, thanks ive found it and am halfway through it. Interesting. Turnip, that sounds reasonable. Ive tried it and think it was ok. Hard to tell precisely, but am less concerned now. Waterbok, looks good. I saw it mentioned in the thread grumpy highlighted too. I was surprised by how lightly attached it all is. Will add that to my list... Can anyone help with the bump steer question, or the compatibility / suitability of the servo, radio gear, battery i listed?
  4. Brian_Blessed

    First-timer build of Stadium Blitzer. Hand holding probably needed!

    In terms of the build so far, i have encountered 2 issues. 1 regarding the amount of material to remove to restore full steering lock after doing the bump steer mod (swapping the two front uprights over), and the other being the outer bearings falling out of the rear drive shaft hubs. With the front uprights, i can see that there is a little bit of excess screw sticking through that i can file down (see pic), but have read inconsistently that i also need to dremmel away plastic from the suspension arm. Ive searched a lot and have not found a clear and consistent answer. I only want to do that if its necessary. Should i wait until i have the steering all set up first to see how much lock im missing? With the rear bearings, it is only these ones that are loose in their housing, all others are nice and snug. Its the same on both sides and also if i use the supplied plastic bearings. Gravity and barely any shaking is sufficient for them to drop out. Presumably the hubs are fractionally too big? Is there a way of taking up the slack? Loctite? Rough up the outer surface of bearing/ inner surface of housing? I assume it just needs to be a higher friction than the bearing rotation resistance itself (im sure there is a better technical term)?
  5. Brian_Blessed

    First-timer build of Stadium Blitzer. Hand holding probably needed!

    So, this is how far i have got so far..... I am now getting close to the stage where i can't do any more until i have bought a steering servo, and at that same time i will also buy the radio gear and battery / charger. The instructions are vague on which types of servo will or wont work so wanted to run this past you guys first so i dont make a mistake. Also, with the battery, i intend to get a large capacity LiPo battery to enable 'long' sessions. My decisions also need to be in the context of my longer term plan to upgrade to brushless (mild power, 2S) so i need items that will work before and after that change. I also intend to use it just for fun, but do like good quality over cheap pricing. Will these be suitable before and after? (I am in Sweden hence my website choice for the links) Servo: futuba 3072hv Transmitter / receiver: Futuba 3pv pack Battery: vapex 8000mAh lipo Plus a suitable cheap lipo charger.
  6. Hi. First post, first RC purchase and first build! So there is a lot i dont know, but ive wanted a Stadium Blitzer for 25yrs so its about time! So far, i have bought the kit (which now comes with a basic ESC), plus paint and a sealed ball bearing kit (might as well do it from the start). Otherwise, i still need everything else as its my first rc car, but we can come to that later.... Ill use this to show my build and also might want to ask questions as i go (i have a couple already).....