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  1. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    Hi. They are rechargeable.
  2. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    Sorry it should have read 8 × 1.2v
  3. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    I have to admit, I am not that familiar with all the terms etc. According to another forum, my transmitter is ok. Because there are 8 x 1.2v in, the meter reading is low. Correction re batteries
  4. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    Looks like my receiver is dead, as when initially I plugged the wires in, and smoke came from the crystal. I guess I need a new transmitter/receiver. The servos don't respond at all. When the nimh battery is plugged in, it goes in reverse and I can move the speed controller by hand. I was going to put the esc in to test it out, but was unsure what wires to connect up where. So this esc would be suitable? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232917047564 As far As a transmitter and receiver https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F251470592111
  5. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    Thanks for that info. If anything, I am just worried about the resistor melting the body, so if it's still usable, I'll stock with it, until I can buy the other one.
  6. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    I've just ordered some j connectors and a esc from ebay item 111342562947https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HSP-1-16-RC-Car-Buggy-Truck-ESC-Part-03058-/111342562947&ved=2ahUKEwjeyKCWjNPhAhXCYysKHS-gA6gQjjgwAHoECAEQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1RVhD8ldOYjoV9eXaJUfob Hsp 03058
  7. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    It works! Who'd think so after 30 years of inactivity. It looks like I will need some new futaba plugs, though what does the white wire do? It didn't look like it was attached to anything other than the far lug? The resistors started smoking up after being plugged in for a few minutes. I have tried looking for replacement plugs, but not had any luck. I have found j connectors, however I want to keep them similar to the original is possible.
  8. Darug

    Wild Willy restoration pt3

    I have to admit, I am not that familiar with all the terms etc. According to another forum, my transmitter is ok. Because there are 9 x 1.2v in, the meter reading is low.
  9. Hi, this is continuing on from my Previous post. My battery arrived, however, I am still confused as to what servo motor to order. I only seem to find esc types? I am after one from the asian area as the freight will be cheaper.
  10. This is after giving it a clean with isopril alcohol, clr, silvo, wd40 etc.
  11. Thanks for picking up on that about the servo controller. I live in Australia, so I have to look at anything from Asia. Batteries though I don't trust from China, and it was just as cheap ordering that pack from the UK as it was making one. I don't earn a great deal, so I have to be careful with my money.
  12. Well, I've given it a clean, put grease (from my WW2) in the gears. I'll put some pics up later. Also, any feedback on my previous post would be great. I've ordered the battery from the UK.
  13. I found some batteries to suit. Frog hump on eBay I have a wild Willy 2, so I could use the charger from that. I saw someone on here had soldered some c cells together, which I thought about doing. I saw this article using the Original cases . I assume a 2.4ghz transmitter/receiver like This will work. I found an msc on Ebay, so I assume that works with the existing servos?
  14. Well. I bought some AA 1.2V batteries, and put them in the transmitter. There was slight movement in the signal meter. I tried to put batteries in the receiver case, but I think the insided might be heavilly corroded. I also had a rechargeable battery pack, as well as the charger for it, however the plugpack appears to be dead. No lights, but that could be the battery pack? I've sprayed the base/body with Isoprol alcohol (hopefully the tyres will be okay after a rinse). Unsure where to go from here.