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  1. I suggest checking out David’s views on the chassis at Kai City RC as it is a little more detailed. David has also run it and very much enjoys it. For me, I really want one but think I will wait to see if they sort out UK distribution at a sensible price.
  2. @Jonathon Gillham where are you seeing these cheap VQS models? Cheers
  3. Finished mine this evening! Loved it in the end and can’t wait to give it a proper run later this week!
  4. @Calvino I found the turnbuckles tough until I realised you can use the funky UJ tool thing to help!! Diff was okay but I couldn’t tighten the belts on the transmission (hope they are ok!!) Main issues for me has been around fitting everything together correctly (shocks!) and getting the cross hub things into the drive shafts. Mine is currently in bits as I am fitting the wheels on the last step and realised that the hubs aren’t the same! I had an incorrect piece in the drive shaft bags which meant one is shorter than the other. Schumacher customer service are ace and another is on the way this evening. Enjoyed the build but frustrating in parts. However, this is my first Schumacher kit and perhaps I am just adjusting to the complexity vs my Tamiya kits.
  5. @Frankster I have been looking for one for a while but the prices over in the Uk are crazy when they appear! I missed out on them last year when there was a restock. Tamiya still have this model in the catalogue so fingers crossed for another release. Part availability does worry me though. It is hard enough getting hop ups for recent models let alone older buggies. However, I too really want to build something that is close to the TRF buggies before they disappear altogether. The TD2 though is a great build and imho a lovely looking buggy.
  6. Can’t comment on the Zahhak as I haven’t been able to get one yet but the TD2 is great. Where are you seeing Zahhak’s available 😁
  7. CW-01 chassis gets another go on the Orchard Raceway with the Midnight Pumpkin. This one has some nice oil filled shocks and a chassis brace… but does any of that actually make any difference?? Not with my driving 😂
  8. My first RC build when getting back into the hobby in 2021 hits the track this week. Will it beat the TT-02b to the top of the leaderboard??
  9. Time for a real contender to the Hot Lap! The TT02B was last years fastest time and I have high expectations as to how it is going to perform this year! Let’s see how she goes 🔥
  10. My Raider Rebuild hits the track this week… can it knock the Grasshopper of it’s perch??
  11. couple of new entires to the lap time videos for 2022! Some hotter laps coming 😎
  12. Some great advice by everyone 🙌🏻 @Wooders28 like your idea of that charger that can also work with the NIHM 😎 I will take a look at Overlanders and see if they have something suitable.
  13. Thanks to everyone who has replied to my post 🙌🏻 My limited understanding is that I can change the configuration of a NIHM pack to stack the cells differently so I will investigate with the dimensions to see if I can get it to work. I was looking at the cell sizes and I assume if I drop below the standard sub C there will be a performance drop? The idea was to try and avoid needing to buy new chargers etc and just create a pack I could use in more modern buggies that only take shortie packs until I am ready to make the leap to LiPo throughout the fleet. Perhaps I will consider the LiFe batteries as a trade off. Although I will probably need new chargers then anyway so would perhaps be better just jumping to a LiPo to try? Perhaps a hard case and a batbox might make me feel more relaxed??
  14. Hi everyone, Looking for some advice here. I am fully aware of the debate on NIMH vs LiPo performance but for my requirements at the moment I am only planning on using NIMH batteries. Looking at some higher end RCs I notice they are fully designed for shortie LiPo batteries these days. Is it possible to build a 6 cell NIMH that would fit or am I just going to have to wait until I am ready to upgrade all of my batteries to LiPo? Any ideas would be great. I have been looking at the Team Associated and Schumacher race buggies but don’t want to commit and then find I have no choice but to go LiPo. Thanks Tamiyaclub members 🙌🏻
  15. Tamiya M05RA hits the track this week. Can it beat out the Grasshopper???
  16. TT-02B is a good shout but you could also consider that a few stores have the Thunder Dragon going under £150 these days. Worth considering for that extra £30. I have a TT-02b and it is great fun and will be fine in your back garden
  17. We are back out on the track now as the weather here in the UK has become fair. This week it was the Vintage Kyosho Raider from the late 80s. My first RC car and I love that I can still drive it today.
  18. I finished mine last night! Loved the build (other than the ball diff!) and it has been my most successful body shell for both painting and decals. Not driven it yet other than to check the alignment in the front steering. Can’t wait to get this out on the track! Thanks for all the inspiration in this tread 👍🏻
  19. I have been wondering about the stabilisers and also considering the gear diff. Interested to hear how it works out.
  20. Hi, Odd request but does anyone know of somewhere to get some carbon fibre decal sheets in 1/10th scale? I am planning a build at the moment and would love to have some carbon fibre detailing on the shell but no ideas how to do it! Thanks in advance to any geniuses out there 👍🏻🙌🏻
  21. First time trial video on the 2022 track! Can’t wait for the next run 😎
  22. Final test run of the season! You can see the evolution of the track also on my YouTube channel, playlist below: OAG Track Season 2
  23. Hello everyone, I am back for another season of backyard fun this year with a new improved track! We have upgraded from a loop to a figure of 8!! I know… super high tech 😂 There is also a jump in place for this season using some skateboard ramps and some plastic matting I had knocking about the garden. The track is very much a work in progress but it should provide plenty of amusement this spring/summer. I do have bigger plans going into 2023 but more about that later. Please enjoy the video below all about how I am going to run the cars and how this years leaderboard will work. Hope those interested enjoy the content.
  24. @BloodClod that is a great write up and thanks a bunch! is the front steering limited like on the TD4? I heard guys removing the stoppers in the Td4 but I haven’t seen anything similar in the TD2 yet.
  25. thanks to everyone who watching my videos 👍🏻🙌🏻
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