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  1. not gonna lie, i've lost interest in RC for the past few months. but i guess that's natural if you do something over and over again, so why not try something new? i *might* get a new chassis, and recently my heart has been set on a TB05, because that's better than a TT02. and i'm deathly afraid of my neighbors, so i'm not gonna go out there where a few people can see me. our front yard is particularly spacious and the driveway is just rocks and dirt, so i figured that getting a TB05 and making it able to go off road would be a blast. would that be possible/a good idea? i'd like to know, any bit of information is appreciated. thanks.
  2. tamiya TB05 - nice protoform body to go with it - a gallon (JK) of silicone oil
  3. i kinda had this. i was gifted a kyosho buggy a few years ago (2015) and ran it everyday, until i lost interest after 2-3 years. then i got my TT02 in december, but i've kind of lost interest in that too. i think it's just the feeling of having a new car.
  4. @Jonathon Gillham @nbTMM thank you guys for your answers. if you have the information, what's the lightest you've ever seen a TT02 weigh (any variant)? i wanna know what it can go down to. i've read somewhere else a guy got theirs around 1200-1300g.
  5. that probably sounded like a strange title at first, but the hexes on my turnbuckles are rounded off. this pretty much throws any time efficient changes out the window because i'd have to disassemble either the front knuckles or steering assembly in order to deattach the turnbuckles. here's what they look like: it might be hard to tell, but its there. my turnbuckle wrench can't "hook" onto any face of the hexes, so it just goes round off the turnbuckle. i'm wondering if any of you have ever had turnbuckles like these, and is there any way to kind of fix it without buying new turnbuckles completely? thank you for any response.
  6. hi. a handful of people say a standard TT02 isn't exactly the best for any kind of competitive racing at all (i've no experience in racing so maybe it doesn't matter), mostly due to any lack of adjustability. but the TT02 type S is synonymous with adjustability, with all the turnbuckles and the better suspension. would that put it up against a few higher end chassis since you can tune it a lot more than a standard chassis? i'm just curious, because some people say the TT02 is capable for higher end racing and some others don't. thanks, and any answer is appreciated.
  7. i got a steel pinion by hot racing for my TT02 to replace my HPI one. before i take it out for a drive, has anyone used an HR pinion and is it good?
  8. haha, i bought it on amazon. i'll see if i can measure the top speed soon if you wish.
  9. today i got me a new motor. i wonder why they went from the black motor to the silver can. cost? anyway, this ought to be a big step from the torque tuned.
  10. the motor is around 7 months old at this point.
  11. i've been having issues these past few weeks. sometimes on my runs, the car just loses power completely and the accelerator/brake does not work. i know it's not 100% the ESC, because the servo still functions whenever i steer it. i suspect its the yellow connectors, seen here: usually it's wrapped in electrical tape but for the sake of the photo i took it off. i don't think that's the core reason, as when i first ran it like that there was no loss of power or any weird things like that. it was only until a week or two ago i started to have problems, so i believe it's the motor. today, the car just completely died after about 30 seconds of actual driving, and yesterday the motor kept cutting out (i'm not lying when i said i had to push it with my foot for the power to kick in). what do you guys think? i should mention i have not broken in the motor (mainly because i have no clue how to do it). it's a torque tuned motor with the TBLE-02S. my gearing uses a 28t pinion and a 63t spur, if that has anything to do with it. please help - any answer would be appreciated, thank you!
  12. if i'm honest, i made the diffuser just to see if it'd work. it didn't. so i'm gonna see if a cartoonishly large one will.
  13. ha, i wish i could afford to do that. i'd be rocking a brushless system if i could... i'm currently on evolution 3. utilising a plastic lid for a bin that i found in the basement, and a few hours of cutting and drilling, here it is, finished at nearly 12:30 in the morning: i decided that using cardstock was a pretty stupid idea after i ran over a puddle and the car came back to me dragging an indistinguishable mess behind it. so now i've got an actually viable material, and just because i could, i added an even larger (and most likely nonfunctioning) diffuser, since the previous one decided to fall apart. i wonder if that'll do me any wonders, considering i used more cardstock, duct tape, masking tape and the remainder of a can of polycarbonate paint. perhaps i'll generate more downforce than a brabham BT45B and match the top speed of a lancia LC2? just kidding. i hope i'll see a noticable difference.
  14. i got inspired after seeing a +100mph TT02 run and the traxxas XO-1 to do this. a couple of days ago, i decided to take a PS4 box and cut it up to attach to the bottom of my own TT02, as seen here: before i added those, i measured my car to go 35kmh (i know, you may laugh). after i added those plates, i measured it and it went 37kmh! i suspected a super freshly charged battery gave it the small boost, so just to make sure i tore off the plates and ran it as soon as the battery was charged. sure enough, without the plates it only went 35kmh, even from the top of the neighborhood hill. i don't have a track in close proximity, so that was really my only good place to run it. on sunday, i decided i'd make a new set with more versatile cardstock from the back of an unused notebook, as seen here: this time the gaps were sealed much closer and the wheels are now super close as well. i also made a (rather shoddy) rear diffuser, in an attempt to gain downforce. i knew the cardboard seemingly affected the handling, because without it, it felt a lot more loose, but with the cardboard it felt more planted, albeit with a bit of understeer. i'm hoping the same will go with the diffuser, but i highly doubt that. my next step is to cut up a plastic lid in the same shape as the cardstock (i've yet to run the cardstock) because i'm sure that's not the most durable material, if it functions properly. i wanted to share this with you guys, as i want to hear your thoughts. do you guys think it's just a silly thing to do? i'm confident about the plates, as seen with the (super small) top speed increase. not so sure if the diffuser will serve a noticable function aside from looking like a sore thumb. thank you!
  15. hi. if you saw me in the main subforum, i asked on how to replace the insulator on an ESC. so i went ahead and did it. i also figured that i might as well replace the actual connector, but that was easier said than done to me. it's not entirely clear, but the copper is a bit messy. i also cut an insulator in half and taped it because i was stupid enough to forget that...is it safe? i really don't need a gigantic flame bursting out of nowhere if its dangerous. would i be better off replacing the entire ESC? this was a foolish post, but i just want to make sure nothing bad happens. thank you!
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