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  1. Hi all,

    I have build a Madcap Super Astute hybrid monster which is missing a front brace from the G Part Tree from the Super Astute.

    Several google searches have turned me blanks so I am now looking for some community support. I ran the Madcap Astute Hybrid last year and thankfully it help up but the backyard track has a small jump for 2024 and I am worried that the front will just cave in without support.


    Here is the project completed.


    And one showing the missing front brace (I was working on the front shocks at the time.

    Any help would be appreciated!





  2. Hi David,

    Great idea for a race series and I can’t wait to see it!

    Wouldn’t it be great to get the Ultima up there? I am sure you will see lots of DMs and Genovas and the Ultima would surely give them all a run for their money?

    Shame the DN01 is out of production as that would be epic! 

    Can’t wait to see what you do 



  3. @OldSchoolRC1 thanks for the great post pal.

    Now were you rallying with the low ride kit?? I have been considering if this would help keep the chassis a little lower and improve the handling a little??

    Worrying to hear that you had to back it down to a silver can as I am going to struggle to keep up with the big boys and their faster motors! 
    Sounds like I will have some suspension tuning to do!

    Thanks for the inspiration dude 🙌🏻

  4. @OoALEJOoO great post fella! Thanks for the advice and notes on your build.

    It looks great and is exactly what I am hoping to achieve. Good to know you had fun with the silver can so I am hoping a little more punch from the brushless system will make it cover some ground quickly!

    Ultimately I just want to beat Mark and his XV01 😂

  5. @ChrisRx718 thanks for the advice on the body pal. I will get on the hunt for those but I worry they might be tricky.

    I will start looking at the steering set up and see what after market parts I can find.

    My issue is going to be making something broadly competitive against the dedicated rally chassis the boys will have in the summer. I always think it is fun to bring something different to the table 🙌🏻

  6. Hello fellow Tamiya Club members,

    I have been working on an idea for the last few months and I am struggling for ways of making it work. I am reaching out to you guys for some ideas and perhaps someone out there has done this already and can provide some expert advice.

    My YouTube buddy Mark Bryan is getting some of us together this summer for some rally action. While I have a XV01 to take to the rally party I would really like to turn up with something different.

    I have a CC01 crawler which I have not really been getting much use out of. I would like to turn it into a rally chassis. I have seen some examples of Dakar style bodies so any recommendations on where I could source something like that from would be great.

    But the real challenge is what to do to the chassis in order to make it rally worthy. I am worried that the chassis will roll easily so I assume I will need to play about with the suspension set up a little. Any ideas on what to do with this? I have some springs to add to the model to alter the suspension set up. What about weight distribution? Would you put some extra weight into the model somewhere?

    One of the diffs is locked but do I need to lock both diffs for rally or would I be better off with them unlocked? 

    Power wise I have a 15.5T Tamiya brushless motor to use in the model. Should provide plenty of punch and great battery life. Do you think the gearbox will hold up? Will I overpower the chassis?

    I am debating tyres and wheels. I have some options which I will detail in later posts. But does anyone have any recommendations? Has anyone done this before?

    Loads of questions and I guess the proof will be in the trying won’t it!! I am starting to play around with the chassis next month so any suggestions would be great and I will log my progress on this thread and on my YouTube channel.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback on my project.


    The OAG RC






  7. Another brilliant topic 🙌🏻

    I really enjoyed following your content before and will also enjoy this.

    The Group C chassis is a beast. I got to drive one a few months back and was impressed by the speed of that chassis on the Sport Tuned. 

    Keep up the awesome content 🙌🏻

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  8. 9 hours ago, Kol__ said:

    Ah I see, yeah I have a similar stash of parts in my build box, as does @Misterp180 I believe👍😎

    I have the Tamiya big bores in my Dyna Storm and they are amazing. That said, I do rate Tamiya CVA's in general, I think they're great for what they are!👍

    My DB01 build has a lot of lovely parts for it! I think I am getting close to being done though as things are getting harder and harder to find. You watch Tamiya do another run as we start to build @Kol__

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  9. Tamiya Thunder Dragon vs Tamiya Rising Fighter OR2023 Quarterfinal Match 3

    We continue to progress through the Quarter Finals. This was the light side vs the dark side of my Star Wars inspired builds. The Thunder Dragon is such an enjoyable chassis to drive but I am impressed with my hopper up Rising Fighter too. 

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  10. Complete retro mismatch on the track for match 2 of the Quarterfinals. I love my Grasshopper but there is no way it is beating the Ultima which is on another level in terms of 2WD capability.

    It makes me wonder how good modern competition buggies are going to be!

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  11. So I thought it would be great to note some of the statistics from round 1 of the Orchard Raceway for those interested as we move into the Quarter Finals for 2023.

    Running 16 cars in round one was the same as my entire first season on the OR in 2022. No buggy from 2022s Finale made it through the first round which was a complete shock to me.

    Our slowest entry for 2023 was the CW01 Pumpbox recording a fastest lap of 10.17. However, it didn’t have the worst lap which was done by the DT03 (mainly down to my poor driving though!!)

    Fastest lap in round one goes to last seasons champ the TT02B with 6.27. I was surprised that I couldn’t string together a full set of laps as the car has been so easy to drive in the past. However, the rules are set to try and mix things up a little each season. 

    Full list of lap times are below:

    1. TT02B                            6.27 OUT

    2. DF03                              6.33 OUT

    3. Thunder Dragon.         6.63

    4. Madcap.                        6.93 OUT

    5. Ultima.                           7.17

    5. Hotshot.                        7.17

    7. TD2.                               7.34 OUT

    8. Rising Fighter.              7.80

    9. Holiday Buggy.            7.83

    10. Cougar.                       8.00 OUT

    11. Frog.                            8.11

    12. Grasshopper.             8.17

    13. DT03                           8.30 OUT

    14. Raider.                        8.70

    15. Mad Bull.                   10.13 OUT

    16. Pumpbox.                  10.17 OUT

    The Thunder Dragon surprised me. It is a really nice chassis to drive over the rough terrain of the Orchard Raceway and extreme predictable. It does not suffer on turning in quite like the Hotshot and leaves me excited to see how it will get on in the Quarters.

    The Cougar should be a lot higher up this table and I know the issues now. I have a feeling it will be back as a very strong contender in 2024 (albeit with a new format but more on that later!!)

    Of the cars that did over 10 laps the most consistent was the Kyosho Raider. Not sure if that was something to do with years of practice on that chassis as a kid or just a lucky run?? It was closely followed by the Thunder Dragon which at times felt on rails. It was also the TD that recorded the best average over 10 laps (8.01s)

    I can’t wait to see what you all make of the Quarter Final runs and I will be back with some more stats at the end of those ahead of the Finale.

    The Finale will take a different approach (one that is being adopted for 2024). Each car will compete in a head to head time trial against the other three. Three points awarded for a win, one each for a draw. There are bonus point’s available for fastest overall time and most number of laps completed. In the event of a points tie then average lap time over all complete laps will be taken into account.



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