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  1. i have a big problem with tamico as their lowest intl ship rate is crazy high @ 30eu... the ebay combo, i guess its like the amazon ones? non branded combos. I do not know how to check if they are any good...
  2. eventually i will move to lipo - I am trying to trasnition slowly and not jump ahead of myself - I need to pace it.
  3. hmmm so maybe for my use case sensorless is valid? i am not racing, not intend to race, just want to enjoy my car
  4. interesting - can you share why you chose the 13.5T vs 10T - thanks
  5. if I bumped the price a little. i can see : https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/collections/combo-special/products/quicrun-10bl60-sensored-esc-combo?variant=25753352584 can it be ran with NimH? is this the "best" deal for what it provides from a branded company? maybe you have other suggestions? thanks
  6. amazon has many combos of non branded stuff or less known stocker brands for example goolRC: https://www.amazon.com/GoolRC-Brushless-Upgrade-Waterproof-3300KV/dp/B095GNR1N2/ref=sr_1_23?crid=3CKC9S8DLGZS4&keywords=540+brushless+motor+esc+combo&qid=1675760640&sprefix=540+brushless+motor+esc+combo%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-23 i have no idea if its good or not i can probably look for reviews but there are plenty like these there...
  7. Hi all; looking for a brushelss motor and esc to up my speed on the stock tamiya neo scorcher (silver can). I only want to replace motor and esc (keep my nimh battery for now) my criteria is simple: more speed (prefferably a lot more but the car should still hold), longer run times (so less batter drain), easy on the pocket (i want something up to 60usd range if thats possible), brand motor? (i am not sure i need a branded one), sonsored? (prefferably) i think thats it i am not sure if there exists a motor that fits my needs, BTW, I am a hobbyist not a racer... if I have a 150$ car so I dont think putting more that 50-60USd on this combo makes sense... thanks for your help!
  8. Hi just got the dumbo RC 30$ transmitter. it would take some time to start working with it as I need to build the car kit first. but one thing I noticed is that the wheel travel is super short (short travel to the right and to the left until the wheel stops). I am not sure if this is how most transmiters are but I would like to know if this is something to take into consideration for my next transmitter purchase. how does the travel affects driving?. is a short travel better? worse? just a matter of preference? thanks!
  9. @Willy iine these pictures are so nice.... one of the best i have seen
  10. Hi guys; I have to say, I really really like the optima mid. I was wondering how fun it is to build? and maybe how it compares, building wise, to something like the tamiya avante 2011 thanks!
  11. in case things go south with the servo I bought whats the outcome? the esc will over heat and get smoked? maybe I can try it and see
  12. the thing is - i dont get the spray paints in my country because we cant import spray paints - its a regulation thing. the local tamiya market is ultra small and the paints there are only the acrylic ones...
  13. crap what alternative would you reccomend?
  14. as for the paint comments: these are what i bought: https://www.amazon.com/Tamiya-Models-Acrylic-Paint-Metallic/dp/B0099WPTEM even though i didnt think they will not suit lexar i am fine with the notion that it can peel - for me it will be another chance to repaint with the kids thanks for the info. I also noticed I had a mistake in one of the lines (fixed it now). due to the fact the items are only on their way of course I cannot vouch for anything (the cannot was missing). for example, the bearings from ali express were in super low cost. also, many items have the TT02B on the title but inside if you watch the package contents you see its the wrong sise brearings... it took some time to get the sizes from the web and crosscheck it with the AE package conteints. another example is the DumboRC reciever/transmitter. at first I aimed higher but I had to remind myself that I need to pace. I gathered all info I can get online about it and for the price it seemed like an awsome deal (the biggest drawback was that is a one car onl.;y support) so like I mentioned, I can explain each item decision but its mostly what fits my specific needs at this time and I do believe there are other like me with the same ideas and budgets so now they can also learn from my experience... I will update this thread once I get everything
  15. Hi all I have just recently decided it would be good fun to return to this Hobby (35 years later) and see if its still is for me. Back in the day I had a Tamiya Fox and later a thundershot (the year of the OG release) needless to say the amount of data i had to collect to start filling the gap was overwhelming, I got a little lost, but fortunatly, there are places like this forum and also my best friend youtube was a great help... so what was my criteria: easy on the pocket: i had to buy everything from scratch: car, battery, charger, etc. all should fit in a relatively tight budget. a decent car: while budget is king, i didnt want anything that will make me unhappy with the purchase upgradable: I wanted to have the ability to upgrade the car if needed (parts, engine, gears) so community and part availability was important building it: I want to remind myself of the build experience inc. painting. easy operation: I want the car to work for me and not the other way around to keep things short, I went for a neo schorcher, but actually, I went for a TT02B based car (could have been another TT02B car). it seemed like it answered all of my criteria. (BTW, I had no idea what a TT02B was 2 weeks ago) for those who want to see the list of things I purchased with prices along with the kit here is a more detailed list: the car: 180$ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DSVF3BY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details the battery and charger: 52$ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QRQPSF8?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details - yes its a nimh. metal ball bearing kit: 5$ https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003508639967.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.44.21ef1802Wl2nZf metal drive shaft: 7$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803425336193.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.39.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US metal motor mount: 4$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803091385160.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.33.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US 19T pinion: 2$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256802686602052.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.27.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US transmitter/reciever (w. gyro): 30$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256804602560812.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.15.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US foam wheel cover: 1.5$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803716864776.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.21.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US 6KG servo: 11$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256802817927490.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.10.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US metal servo horn: 2$ https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2251832573460693.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.21ef1802Wl2nZf&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt&_randl_shipto=US Grand Total: just about 300 USD which is something I could commit to in order to see if this hobby can re-grow on me... of course I can explain my rational for each of the items, but mostly, they simply fit my needs at this point in time... NOTE that the items are on their way, so nothing was delivered at this point and I cannot vouch for their quality... if you made it till here - then this post was of interest to you thanks for reading. [update] forgot about the tamiya white & metalic blue paint jars I also purchased for 5$ each - yes I am going to paint using a brush (with my kids)
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