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  1. Hi All, Last time I built an RC car was an original hotshot about 35 years ago. I have toyed with getting back into the hobby for years and have finally decided to take the plunge but things have moved on a lot so I would be grateful for any and all advice. The Wild Willy 2 has really caught my eye. So far the purchase list I have put together is as follows (List updated as people make suggestions) : Wild Willy 2 kit Tamiya CVA Super Mini Shock Unit Set (HC-50746) Savox SW0230MG Waterproof HV Digital Servo - 8kg / 0.13s Tamiya Hi-Torque Servo Saver (HC-51000) Bearings Female Tamiya to Male Deans Adaptor Cable for the battery [Additions] Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 Brushed SBEC 60A ESC Deans connector 18T Pinion - 48 D.P. Core RC Round Case 4000mAh 7.4V 30C LiPo - dimensions 23.3 x 46 x 133.7mm (maybe this will fit?) [Removals] Voltz 5000mAh Hard Case LiPo - 7.4V 2S 50C - Deans (I'll get a Deans to Tamiya adapter) - Too square to fit in battery recess Corally 50C Round Case LiPo Battery - 4500Mah - 7.4v - Deans - Too long to fit in the battery recess? Does this look like a sensible parts list? Could anyone suggest whether these particular parts will all work together? It looks like the Tamiya damper set is 2 dampers? So I would need to purchase 2 sets? One concern is the use of the LiPo battery. Will the stock motor and ESC be happy running with my specced battery or if I go LiPo would I have to replace the ESC or motor? Speaking of motors I remember when I put the hotshot together many years ago I put a little "balloon" around the motor to keep it water-proof, is this still a thing?
  2. I'd like to throw this idea to the TC community . While I love the looks of the Sand Scorcher I find its performance and handling a let down . Don't get me wrong , its a wonderful piece of RC history but for a runner its just too heavy IMO . What I would like to do is build a Hybrid using a readily available Tamiya 2WD chassis and a re re Scorcher body .I'd like to keep to standard parts as far as is doable so that spares are easy to obtain so current kits are a must . My first thought is use a Holiday Buggy or Sand Rover but what would you use ? Any advice , thoughts or actual conversions would be a huge help guys .
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