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  1. Hi all, A newb here. Been meaning to join for sometime, but now seems to be a perfect time. I’m currently in the process of building out the new Tamiya Frog and having issues with attaching the stock motor with the BB1 30mm screws. The screws go through the gear box and into the two holes in the motor. The holes don’t seem to have a thread and the screws just won’t take and hence the motor is loose. Pretty sure I’ve followed the instructions correctly. Has any other Frog builder had/seen this issue? Would appreciate any advice or tips to fix this. Thanks, Patrick.
  2. Hi TC Members, Its just came to my attention that there hasn't been a thread created regarding Tamiya Brushed Motors, regarding what some of these motors are designed / best suited for, etc. As a complete RC novice and getting back into this wonderful hobby, I feel like this information could become beneftial for all and make motor choices a little bit easier by knowing more about these motors and what they were intended for or specifically used for, etc. If some of you guys can contribute in the comments I will update the OP with the added info, also if I have missed any motors please let me know. So here we go! 370 SIZED ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Torque Tuned 370 (54919) Turns: ? Torque: ? RPM: 18,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2019 Chassis designed for: SW-01 / T3-01 Intended / Best use for: A high performance motor designed for enhancing acceleration (Perfect for low speed tracks) On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Sport Tuned 370 (54860) Turns: ? Torque: 50g/cm RPM: 22,200 Timing: Fixed Year: 2019 Chassis designed for: SW-01 / T3-01 Intended / Best use for: A high performance motor designed for enhancing speed (Perfect for high speed tracks) On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 380 SIZED ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Sport Tuned Type 380 (54393) Turns: 29 Torque: 129g/cm RPM: 24,900 Timing: Fixed Year: 2012 Chassis designed for: 380 Sized Chassis ie; Grasshopper / Holiday Buggy, etc. Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for enhancing speed (Perfect for high speed tracks) On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 540 SIZED ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Mabuchi RS-540 (50023) Turns: 27T Torque: 200g/cm RPM: 12,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 1977 Intended / best use for: Standard Mabuchi RS-540 Motor (Kit Supplied) Suitable for all On & Off Road Applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Mabuchi 540-J Johnson Motor (53689) Turns: 27T Torque: 255g/cm RPM: 14,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2003 Intended / best use for: Updated standard 540 Motor manufactured by Johnsons, with better torque & RPM. Suitable for all On & Off Road Applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Transpeed MS Motor 9T (49347) Turns: 9T Torque: ? RPM: ? Timing: Adjustable Year: 2004 Intended / Best used for: A high performance competition motor designed for high level competitive racing (On & Off Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Transpeed MS Motor 10T (49386) Turns: 10T Torque: ? RPM: ? Timing: Adjustable Year: 2006 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for high level competitive racing (On & Off Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Modified 11T (53485) Turns: 11T Torque: 250g/cm RPM: 38,000 Timing: Adjustable Year: 2001 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for use with Touring Cars (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya ACTO -Power TRF Tuned (49567) Turns: 12T Torque: 480g/cm RPM: 32,400 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1993 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for use with Touring Cars (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Dyna-Run Super Touring (53263) Turns: 13T Torque: 390g/cm RPM: 33,200 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1996 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for Touring Car Races (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Dynatech 02H (53044) Turns: 13T Torque: 413g/cm RPM: 28,900 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1989 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for Off-Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya ACTO-Power "PINK" Off Road 2WD Motor (53122) Turns: 14T Torque: 450g/cm RPM: 30,000 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1992 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for Off Road 2wd applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya ACTO-Power Touring Special Motor (53153) Turns: 15T Torque: 440g/cm RPM: 29,300 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1993 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for 4WD On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Dyna-Run Racing Stock Motor (53272) Turns: 17T Torque: 350g/cm RPM: 23,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 1996 Intended / best use for: A high eco performance motor designed for On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya ACTO-Power Formula Motor (53154) Turns: 17T Torque: 400g/cm RPM: 25,500 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1993 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for Formula 1 / Pan Car Racing (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Dynatech 01R (53001) Turns: 19T Torque: 300g/cm RPM: 25,000 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1988 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for (On / Off Road) Racing applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Technigold RX-540VZ (50290) Turns: 21T Torque: 430g/cm RPM: 19,000 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1986 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for (On / Off Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya ACTO-Tuned M Special (53251) Turns: 22T Torque: 200g/cm RPM: 19,000 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1995 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for M chassis models, made shorter to compensate for off-centre COG created by standard length 540 motors ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Black Sprint RS-540SD (50189) Turns: 23T Torque: 200g/cm RPM: 16,300 Timing: Fixed Year: 1983 Intended / best used for: A high performance motor designed for Pan car class (possible use in Formula class too) On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock BZ (53930) Turns: 23T Torque: 500g/cm RPM: 26,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2006 Intended / best used for: A high performance motor designed for Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock Type-R (53476) Turns: 23T Torque: 225g/cm RPM: 28,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2001 Intended / Best use for: A high performance motor designed for (Sprint) On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock Type-T (53477) Turns: 23T Torque: 230g/cm RPM: 27,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2001 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for (Endurance) On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Technipower RX-540SD (50225) Turns: 23T Torque: 315g/cm RPM: 20,300 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1984 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for 8min Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock Type S (49247) Turns: 23T Torque: 230g/cm RPM: 27,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2002 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor built with components from Type-T & Type-R motors to create a more versatile motor for On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock Type RR (49260) Turns: 23T Torque: 225g/cm RPM: 28,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2002 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for (Sprint) On Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock TZ (53696) Turns: 23T Torque: 500g/cm RPM: 26,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2004 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for (Endurance Races / Low Speed Tracks) On Road Applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Super Stock RZ (53697) Turns: 23T Torque: 500g/cm RPM: 27,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2004 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for (Sprint / High Speed Tracks) On Road Applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Sport Tuned RS540 Turns: 23T Torque: 350g/cm RPM: 18,300 Timing: Fixed Year: 1990 Intended / best use for: An Eco-Performance motor designed for both On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya UGT Tuned (54391) Turns: 24T Torque: 500g/cm RPM: 19,400 Timing: Fixed Year: 2012 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for On / Off Road applications (UGT Tuned is updated GT Tuned motor) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya GT Tuned (53779) Turns: 25T Torque: 500g/cm RPM: 19,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2005 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Torque Tuned RS-540 (54358) Turns: 25T Torque: 305g/cm RPM: 16,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2012 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for enhancing acceleration (Perfect for low speed tracks) On / Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya TechniTuned RX-540SD (50230) Turns: 27T Torque: 290g/cm RPM: 17,200 Timing: Adjustable Year: 1985 Intended / best use for: A high performance competition motor designed for Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Dirt Tuned (53929) Turns: 27T Torque: 380g/cm RPM: 17,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2006 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for Off Road applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Lightly Tuned (53983) Turns: 28T Torque: 565g/cm RPM: 16,300 Timing: Fixed Year: 2007 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for M chassis (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya FL-Tuned Motor (54392) Turns: 30T Torque: 450g/cm RPM: 15,200 Timing: Fixed Year: 2012 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for M chassis (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya Formula Tuned (54176) Turns: 32T Torque: 400g/cm RPM: 14,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2009 Intended / best use for: A high performance motor designed for Formula / Pan racing (On Road) applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya TR Torque Tuned (56526) Turns: 33T Torque: 400g/cm RPM: 12,500 Timing: Fixed Year: 2013 Intended / best use for: A high performance, slow turn, high torque motor designed for precise speed control. Best used with 3 speed gearboxes, trucks & tractors applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya TR Mighty Tuned (17435116) Turns: 35T Torque: ? RPM: ? Timing: Fixed Year: 2018 Intended / best use for: A high performance, slow turn, high torque motor designed for precise speed control. Best used with 3 speed gearboxes, trucks & tractors applications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Motor: Tamiya CR Tuned (54114) Turns: 35T Torque: 375g/cm RPM: 12,000 Timing: Fixed Year: 2008 Intended / best use for: A high performance, slow turn, high torque motor designed for precise speed control. Perfect for Rock Crawling / Trail applications
  3. Hi TC Members, I am looking into picking up the TR Tuned Motor 33T and also the CR Tuned 35T Motor for my Bruiser and Highlift. The question is, are they any good? I would like to stick to Tamiya based brushed motors for building my motor collection. I know the TR tuned is mainly for tractors and lorries, but anyone tried using the motor for their trail trucks? I've had a look on YouTube but found absolutely no running videos / reviews regarding the 2 motors. Do you guys have experience with them, and possibly shed some light? Thanks, S
  4. Hi Guys! My Mrs has bought me the bruiser and high lift for my Birthday. While I am currently waiting for the clock to tick and days to pass nearer to my birthday, I have made a list for both chassis for relevant upgrades. The only thing I am unsure about is selecting the right motor? I am trying to stick to Tamiya Motors (Brushed) but open for suggestions Which Tamiya motor would you guys suggest would give me adequate power and torque suitable for the chassis? I will be running 2S Lipos The plan for the Bruiser and High Lift is to turn them into "OK" trail trucks (I know they're aren't the best and that there are better trucks) Here are the motors I have in mind: Tamiya Torque Tuned 25T Motor: 54358 Tamiya TR Torque Tuned 33T Motor: 56526 Tamiya CR Tuned 35T Motor: 54114 Many Thanks! S
  5. Hi, I want to buy a new brushed motor for my modified Blitzer Stadium. I wonder how many turns is best for the Blitzer? Tamiya silver can motor is 27T. Do I need a 21T, 23T? Thank you for your advice! Glob356
  6. Hi, I'm new to the forums and also new to RC cars. Back in the 80's the Hotshot was my dream car, but I never got it, until now with the rere. I realize I should have spent more time on research before getting the kit, as my build is now on hold while I'm waiting 6 weeks for replacements for the plastic "bearings" and the pin screws for the wishbones/a-arms. I am now trying to be way ahead by ordering dual suspension rebuild/upgrade parts and a brushless setup now. Suspension upgrade Starting with the front I figured out I need the Super hotshot parts for the stay, BB27/BB28∕BB17∕BB18. However the screws/washers/spacer do not seem to be included. In order to attach dampers I seem to need BA3 screw/BB6 washer/BC11 tube/BC10 spacer/BA7 nut for upper on each side, and BC1 screw/BB6 washer/BC11 tube/BA7 nut (and BB1/BB6 to attach the stay) for lower on each side. In order to get these parts it seems like I have to buy the whole suspension bag for the Super Hotshot, which seems a bit excessive as I plan on not using those dampers. Is there another way? Brushless motor Coming from Racing drones I have a solid aversion towards brushed motors, however I do realize Tamiyas legacy and that these cars originally came with these. But they did replace the mechanical speed controller with an Electronic one and could might as well replace the motor. I've been studying some kits and found a cheap option from Aliexpress: HIINST Waterproof B3650 4300KV Brushless Motor w/ 60A ESC Combo Set for 1/10 RC Car L824 for US$ 28. The description states this is a 4 pole 12 slot does that translate to a 12T motor? And does this whole thing physically fit and is a good match for a rere Hotshot on 2S/3S Lipo setup? Thanks in advance
  7. So I've just purchased a nearly new Madcap that's only been run a couple of times indoors. Just wondering what's the hotest motor I can put in it without risking the diff, and what other sensible mods would you advise. It will mainly be a shelfer with a bit of light use. Thanks
  8. Hello Everyone, Motor question: I purchased a NovaFox recently and just finished it. The motor froze after about 2 seconds of running and no longer works. I took the chassis apart and double-checked the ESC and everything is wired correctly. Tamiya was nice enough to send me a new one. I am hesitant to just put the new one in without understanding what happened the first time. Has anyone seen this before? Is there a preferred after market motor? Thanks, Chris
  9. Hi I have an original stadium thunder and this came with a 13t pinion gear and a rs540 black sport tuned motor. I want to upgrade the motor however in the instructions do not give an option for any other size pinion to be used. Can I put in a 27t dirt tuned motor?. Also the standard rule I thought was to use a pinion gear two teeth below the motor so for 27th this would be paired with a 25t gear. With this rule in mind why would tamiya use such a low gear for that motor?. Also if I put a brushless 15t motor in could it handle it and again what pinion would you use? Thanks
  10. Evening This is my first post so go easy on me and I apologise for the questions I am a noob to this hobbie. I am after some advice I was lucky enough to get a top force 're issue kit and was wondering if the tamiya stock bz motor would be suitable for use in it. I need some advice on what pinion gear to use for that 23t motor. Also do I need to upgrade the differential gearing from the aluminium ones to stronger plastic ones?. If anyone can recommend some hop up / upgrade parts that are easy to get hold of I would be greatful. Thanks Tim
  11. need advise on motor , esc combos and links if possible ebay / amazon / ect ... thanks
  12. I've got a standard ESC (TEU105BK) and a standard motor (RC-540) in my Lunchbox. I was thinking of giving it a little more speed by getting the Sport tuned RS-540 motor. I don't want to spend too much and go brushless and go too fast that it becomes undriveable, I just want a big more speed without breaking the bank. My question is would the standard ESC be ok to run the sport tuned motor? and if I up the speed should I be upgrading anything else on the car. I have added hight quality ball bearing when I built it. I'm new to RC so not very clued up with compatibility of motors and ESC's! Any help greatly appreciated. If there is an alternative motor to the sport tuned RS-540 that doesn't need a new ESC please let me know. Thanks
  13. Hi all. I'm after an exact replacement resistor or 2 for a Technigold motor. It came in a spares pack with terminals and part number for the pack is 9805317. If you have the pack I would be interested also. If you're able to help, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
  14. Hi all. I'm after a spring spreading tool for my technigold motor. I know I could use screwdrivers but I would really like one. Please let me know if you can help.
  15. Is 13x2 too fast & too weak for Gravel Hound? I was going to mount a 21t or 23t on Gravel Hound. But I found a 13x2 motor in my stash of old motors. I've never run 13x2 before--I thought it was for light on-road cars. I'm thinking anything less than a 21T would have too little torque for a 4x4 (especially on pavement). Does any have experience with 13x2?
  16. Returning after a long absence from RC I’ve just purchased an Avante 2011 and Egress 2013 from Tower Hobbies here in the US. As a kid these were the two kits I dreamed of owning as I turned the pages of the Tamiya catalog. At the time, my after school job only allowed me the cash to get a Hornet. So now I have these these two kits, found this site and wondered if I could get some advice on motors, ESCs and servos that would suit these two cars? I have been doing a fair bit of research online - but there is just so much to choose from. I was looking at going for a Spektrum servo and receiver with AVC, and going with an ESC+motor combo from Hobbywing. Understandably, I’m trying to mix some nostalgia with the up to date Lipo batteries, brushless motor and so on. The cars will end up as weekend drivers - some moderate bashing fun. Although I wouldn’t mind if I could give a couple of my buddies with brushless RTR buggies from Arrma a run for their money. Lastly, if I documented the build, would anyone be interested in seeing the progress and pics from these two cars? Thanks in advance for any guidance you might offer.
  17. Hi guys, Looking for a pair of cheapo silvercans -- please let me know UK posted price. Cheers!
  18. Hello Some time ago, I posted here the restoration of my vintage Sand Scorcher The point is that the battery is dead and the motor broke some time ago, so I need to buy replacement Can you recomend me some options? The battery was a Turnigy 4200mah LIPO hard case and I would like something similar but I would prefer a smaller one, even if it has less capacity. About the motor, I had a RS-540 Torque Tuned if I am not wrong, I would like something similar, better if its cheaper. I would appreciate any help, I am a bit lost now. Thank you and sorry if I made some mistakes, English is not mi mother language
  19. Hi everyone! I built my Neo Scorcher and have been loving it! I've done a few upgrades so far: Bearings Alloy steering Full turnbuckles Steel gearbox joints and steel universal shafts Alloy center shaft and steel joints Sport Tuned Motor Alloy motor mount (not installed yet) Tamiya large dish wheels (2 sets) 1 with Pro line Dirt Hawgs, 1 with Tamiya Dual Block I may also upgrade shocks soon. My question is... I'd like to go brushless or at least try it out. I'm returning to the hobby after many years so I'm new to brushless motors. I'd like something that can run well with the TBLE-02s speed control included in the kit. I'm running nimh packs. 2000 mah and 3000 mah. Do I need a sensored motor or can I use either sensored or sensorless? I'd like a jump in speed but I don't want to loose too much torque. I mostly just bash but occasionally run on an old dirt track. Oh and I'd also like something moderately priced. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions! Thanks!
  20. I have had this motor for a looooong time. I used to race in a super stock class back in early 2000 and this motor along with the type R where the spec motors. I have raced in this class around ten times. I took a break from the hobby and eventually replaced the power system in my car with a brushless system. I used this motor in my XV-01 pro but I feel it is too nice to have on an offroad car. The motor is in ok condition, it is still working and I have actually carried out a maintenance last year, where I thoroughly cleaned it, oil the comm bushings and polished the comm. I think it would benefit a lot from a new set of brushes, but those are very cheap. I feel too bad using this and since it also has some sentimental value, being the motor that gave me my first podium win, I have decided to sell it to anyone who is interested in having it in a shelf queen, maybe a TL-01, TA-03 or TA-04, TB-01, TB-Evo, FF02 or an F1 since it was recommended for those models. I also still have the original box and I will pack it with this one since I think the box art looks really cool and it can have some collectible value. I do not see these around that often so I am not sure if they are that collectible but I think 30€ plus shipping would be a reasonable price but, I am open to offers.
  21. I have for sale a Tamiya Super Modified Motor 11T. I am listing it as used, although it is in fantastic condition, comes with original box, insert and manual sheet. I have never ran the motor myself as it was only displayed in my TA03R-S TRF. UK postage included in price, worldwide postage at cost. These seem to go for around £30-£40 on the bay of E in used condition with box, so looking for a very cheap £20 posted for you TC er's !!! Thanks James
  22. All prices inc. UK shipping, no prob to combine postage or all the lot for £30 4x new 50520 soft springs £2.50 sent in envelope 4x new rear black friction shock plastic parts (from dt-02 and dt-03) £2.50 sent in envelope 10x new tamiya kit grease £5 sent in jiffy bag set of 4 used terra scorcher upper arms £2.50 set in envelope Assorted used and ok condition thundershot parts £5 sent in jiffy bag Pinto / Panda spares not used from project inc MSC and 2x german language manuals £5 sent in jiffy bag 2x used 540 motors taken from my dual hunter project, tamiya 18t pinions look good still and motors work ok £5 sent in jiffy bag Absolutely tatty and desperate Thundershot body and cover - useful if you have nothing else or for a runner £8 sent in box Used slightly scratched Dual Hunter body, rear mount holes damaged but still mounts fine, no wing £12 sent in a box New tamiya pinions, 1x0.8mm 15t, 1x 16t 0.6mm, 2x17t 0.8mm, 2x16t 0.6mm from tt-02b so seems steel? and 1x21t 0.6mm £7 sent in jiffy bag 1x used acoms as-11 servo, works ok £4 sent in jiffy bag 4x used friction shocks taken from my dual hunter project £3 sent in envelope CC-01 lowering kit parts minus wheels,tyres and foams £4 sent in envelope
  23. I could do with someone to do some checking on some gear ratio calcs for me to see if I've made an error in them before I start thinking about building the gearbox for my War Rig. I'm using a baseline for a sensible speed as my 6x6 truck, which I'm running on a standard 540 with a 3S LiPo. From a bit of poking around on the internet, I came up with an equivilent Kv figure for a standard 540 of around 2500KV (Which might be completely wrong )....... Standard 540 ~ 2500Kv, 18500rpm@2S (7.4), 27750 @ 3S The gear ratio of the king hauler gearbox and axle I'm using is 10.64:1 in 3rd so the axle is doing around 2608rpm for TLT-1 (89mm) tires, 1 revolution of wheel = 279.6mm so in one minute travel 279.6mm*2608 = 729201.35mm = 729m = 0.729km = 43.75km/h = 27.34mph, which seems rather quick for this (See the last run at the end of the vid): So, for the War Rig motor, which is a 1050Kv motor capable of 6S.... 5674, 1050Kv, = 23310@ 22.2V, 25200@ 24V working backwards The diameter of the war rig tractor unit tires is 132mm, so distance travelled in 1 rev = Pi*132 = 414.7mm 729201.35mm / minute = 27.34mph, so axle rpm need to be 1758.38rpm. so for 25200rpm at motor, gear ratio required = 14.331:1 and 23310rpm at motor, gear ratio required = 13.25 Do these seems like reasonable assumptions, I don't want to build the gearbox and find that the truck either crawls along at 10mph, or is an uncontrollable speed machine with no pulling power (The motor is rated at 2330Watts at 6S, so I think it will probably shift the tractor unit quite quickly if geared too high and not puling much weight)
  24. Hi, Noticed this weekend that my Blitzer is running very hot Spec is: Fully Ballraced 2S LiPo M-Troniks Storm No Limit ESC Yokomo Pro Stock 14 Turn (about 20 years old) 13T steel pinion Proline Dirt Hawgs Running on a mixture of tarmac / gravel / sand. Have ran the Blitzer a few times this weekend and the motor is getting very hot, burnt myself twice on it and yesterday one of the motor wires de soldered itself it got so hot Any idea what this could be? Was under the impression that the blitzer is pretty good at hot motors, the super stock BZ I had in it barely broke a sweat but that was only 23T. Could it be a faulty motor? As mentioned above it is very old, be a shame to remove it as it is very quick with it and I don't want to go brushless just yet
  25. I have spent the last few weeks building my first (if you exclude a simple Buggy 30 years ago) RC car - a NEO SCORCHER So far - things have gone reasonably smoothly But now - I find Tamiya instructions, somewhat lacking I am stuck with the wiring up of the ESC and Motor The (stock, Tamiya) ESC has three cables from/to it - Coloured Yellow, Blue and Orange The motor has Green and Yellow connections The instructions state ESC should have Red, Orange, Yellow - connected to Yellow/Red on the motor And Black, Blue - connected to Green/Black on the motor So I am guessing that I need to connect Yellow to Yellow and Blue to Green This leaves Orange from the ESC with no connection ? Please help me - before I go insane .........(er) !! Also - is there not supposed to be a tube in the kit to hold the aerial wire up in the air ? Mine does not come with one !! Thanks
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