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    Deep East Texas
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    Cummins 12 V Diesels, Jeeps & IH Scouts. Off road. Vintage RC, Model Railroading (N Scale)

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  1. I haven't ran Scorching Willy yet, but PhotoShop has..
  2. thanks guys. I am happy with it. I did also get an additional set of wheels and tires that more suits dirt and gravel it will be ran on most the time. I got a set of Brat wheels and tires to run it with. Keeping the original sand tire set for running in sand at times though. I think it looks pretty good either way though.
  3. Scorching Willy is complete. My Sand Scorcher's tribute to the original Wild Willy M38. I am happy with how it turned out.
  4. Curious. I been running Tamiya for 36+ years, and also ran a Graupner/Kyoso gas 1:8 scale back in the 80s also. However, I do not hear many of the other brand RC cars that are 0ver 30 years old, and still running. Are there any of the other brands that have 30+ year old cars still running strong? Or is Tamiya alone or at least the most popular vintage?
  5. Not quite ready for a photoshoot, but couldn't help myself. I have some Wild Willy M38 repro decals coming for it. Here are a couple of the chassis. Still have some tying up and buttoning up to do yet. But. it's close.
  6. After a couple days, the Sand Scorcher Wild Willy M38 Tribute is going pretty smooth. Still have some body detail and more WW M38 decals (repops OTW). This will look pretty good next to my Original Wild Willy I think. I have the electronics sorted out, but not quite all installed yet.
  7. I always tell the wife when she tells me to use them, that instructions are only to read when things fall apart, so you can look up to see what you did wrong. lol
  8. Disregard. Actually reading the instructions to the ESC, it does add in there how to program it to use with a brushed motor.. Who knew to read the instructions FIRST?
  9. I just received my Sand Scorcher today, and had a pleasant surprisee. It has an ESC included in the box, even though I did not order it with an ESC (Thanks Amazon). Anyway, it is a brush-less motor ESC, however the motor that comes with the Sand Scorcher is the old skool type brushed motor. I never ran a brush-less, so not sure about those, but can you run a brushed motor with a brush-less ESC? I know the brush-less has 3 wires, but the brushed has only two. So, how would you connect the 2 motor wires to the 3 ESC wires? Omit one? or can you even do that?
  10. I was thinking that but it would have to be a pretty beefy switch due to the amperage available from the batteries.
  11. But I didn't get any response in the Electrical area. But, I am back messing with this stuff after a decades long hiatus. And I am a bit confused. I am building a Sand Scorcher, and am going to use some vintage electronics for it. It is an 80s era Hi-Tec transmitter, receiver and steering servo. And I wired an old Futaba ESC with a comparable plug to plug it into the old receiver. Tested it all, and it is working. However, I just noticed this Futaba ESC does not have a Switch wire to plug into the on/off switch of the car. How do I wire in the on/off switch to turn this thing off without having to disconnect the battery every time?
  12. Super Champ was my 2nd, Not but a week or two after I bought my Wild Willy. That said, I LOVE that "NOW IN STOCK" poster..
  13. Yeah, I dated a gal years ago where I had to use those..
  14. ok guys. I am back messing with this stuff after a decades long hiatus. And I am a bit confused. I am building a Sand Scorcher, and am going to use some vintage electronics for it. It is an 80s era Hi-Tec transmitter, receiver and steering servo. And I wired an old Futaba ESC with a comparable plug to plug it into the old receiver. Tested it all, and it is working. However, I just noticed this Futaba ESC does not have a Switch wire to plug into the on/off switch of the car. How do I wire in the on/off switch to turn this thing off without having to disconnect the battery every time?
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