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  1. Many many moons ago I sold off my Madbull to a buddy, seemed a good idea at the time. Convinced him to give it back to me today to “have something for the kids to drive”…..lol Its extremely dirty and probably hasn’t seen the light of day for 5-10 yrs, so it’s a good chance for present me to see if past me was any good at RC. Yeah Racing shocks, a turnbuckle steering mod and what looks to me a half decent motor/ESC combo, Not bad past me! Plan is to give it a good old clean and rebuild, and because it’s me and I can never leave anything alone, to investigate a front arm mod idea I have. oh and to see about mounting a wing and to see if a lexan body will fit…..ffs
  2. Hi Guys! HISTORY: So the Tamiya DT01 or more specifically Fighter Buggy RX was my first and only ever Tamiya back in the day (so it holds a lot of sentimental value). My goal is to create the ultimate version of the chassis to make it a little more capable, modern and just generally improve it. THE PLAN: At its current state, my Fighter Buggy RC is bone stock and I plan to improve it with general bolt on parts, some 3D printed ones and also some hand made parts too using a 2.5mm carbon sheet. Here is my plan for the build down to the detail; ELECTRONICS: Servo: Yeah Racing Hackgear Low Profile (YE-0033BU) ESC: Tamiya TBLE02 (45057) or Quicrun 1060 Motor: Tamiya Torque Tuned 25T / Dirt Tuned 27T (what would be better?) Pinion: 17T or 19T ? (What do we think would be best for the selected motor and ESC to not over heat?) HARDWARE: Carbon Fibre 2.5mm plate: For front shock tower support brace & upper chassis with permanent servo mount Set of blue Anodised screws (where possible) Set of blue ball connectors (for shock mounting) Set of blue turnbuckles (for steering linkages & servo link) Alloy threaded link pipe (for rear shock tower support brace) WHEELS: Front Tires: Tamiya Rib-Spike 2WD (54896) Rear Tires: Tamiya Square Spike (53084) UPGRADES: Full set of ball bearings: Metal Sealed Front alloy shocks 75mm blue (using kit springs) 300cst oil Rear alloy shocks 95mm blue (using kit springs) 200cst oil 3D printed double wishbone A arms (Multijet Plastic PA12) 3D printed double wishbone shock tower (Multijet Plastic PA12) 3D printed double wishbone C hubs (Multijet Plastic PA12) Front A Arms: Heatshrink mod Jazzrider alloy uprights / steering arms blue T4 Works Alloy blue motor cover My biggest concerns are the 3D printed parts and the material selected, will it be durable enough? I plan on using the DT01 as a light runner on and off track, anyone with 3D printed experience can verify its durablility? Or add anything to the build that I may have missed? Many Thanks,
  3. Hi all, I'm fairly new here and wanted to share what I've been doing with like minded individuals. Recently had to stay back home to look after my mum who has recently undergone surgery (it went well and she's all good) but I decided to dig my old childhood Tamiya and work on it to pass the spare time I had off work. It started off by just giving a fresh paint job but then learnt that I could still get hold of parts and such for it so I went on a mission to refurbish and modernise it. I started by replacing the battery from an old Nickel Metal Hydride that felt like it might catch fire during charging to a new Nickel Cadmiun battery and I tearing out the classic Manual speed control for a new ESC. After I got that all in and tested it and it was working fine I went to do some chassis repairs, I filled in all the points where the shocks/dampers mount with expoy resin, this was due to them all having cracks and splits in them from years of childhood use. Once that had dried I then redrilled the holes in them but instead of returning them be used with self tapping screws, I went with using M3 nuts and bolts to mount the shocks, taking away pressure from the points that had split. After that I went with slight upgrade to the shell by gluing in some spare plastic sheeting to fill window holes, I plan on taking this to the beach and don't want the inside to become a massive sand trap, I also went and replaced the aged antenna tube with a nice new gloss black one. After all that was done I went ahead with doing some upgrading. (Parts listed below) Carson 2wd all terrain tyre set Absima 75mm Aluminium Dampers x2 (front) Absima 95mm Aluminium Dampers x2 (rear) Tamiya RS 540 Torque Tuned Motor WoMart 12mm Hex Paddle Tyre and Wheel 2pc set. (Painted black by myself) After all that was done the last touch was a custom number plate I had made up with my birthday on. (shoutout to eBay seller: dimensionrc). Anyway, let me know what you think and if anyone could suggest any more advanced buggy kits to build that would be great as I really want to get back into this as I had tonnes of fun doing this. Or if anyone could suggest any RC groups or places in Kent (UK) that would also be great.
  4. For sale unused shocks all but one are new Tamiya 19402709 / Tamiya 54567, 1 set of front and rear black oil cva shocks, suitable for dt-01, dt-02, dt-03, df-02, tt-02B, NIP (new in pack), sealed, fixed piston type £15 inc. UK shipping next up... 1x used but cleaned and un-assembled thundershot / fire dragon / terra scorcher set of front yellow cva oil shocks in great condition, £12 inc. UK shipping next up... Tamiya 84347 CW-01 short shock set ONLY parts for 2 CVA shocks! could also be used for rear of dt-01,dt-02,dt-03 etc comes with soft rear springs, normal pistons and attachment parts £14 inc. UK shipping next up... Tamiya 19402709 / Tamiya 54567, 1 set of rear ONLY white oil cva shocks, suitable for dt-01, dt-02, dt-03, df-02, tt-02B, NIP (new in pack), sealed, fixed piston type no screws, ball connectors inc. this time just shock parts and oil bottle comes with normal dt-02, dt-03 rear springs, ideal for WT-01 if you have alloy shock towers (might need stiff springs though) £12 inc. UK shipping each. 2 sets of these are available next up... Tamiya 84366 wr-02 cva mini shock set in yellow, 2 shocks only, no attachment parts and fixed pistons, no oil bottle can be used also for dt-01, g6-01, gf-01, dt-02, dt-03 etc but you would need longer springs £10 inc. UK shipping Paypal gift please Going on ebay Sunday if no one here wants them
  5. DT Challenge 2018 7th October New venue this year …………. Swindon RC Car Club hosting Same Rules as previous years with the DT01 class now open to all DT01 cars (last year was just the Madbull) 20 places now available for the Hotshot gearbox cars …………. check out the rules and more info on the DT02/03 Facebook page
  6. Picked this up from nobbi77 a couple of weeks ago on a whim, but decided I really don't need another car! Painted it up and popped some stickers on it which was fun, and swapped the CVAs off it for the friction shocks from my kids Rising Fighter. It has the ball end steering upgrade, brand new wheels and tyres, bearings, torque tuned motor and NIP 19T steel pinion. It is pretty much box fresh, barely a mark on it. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263331995296
  7. Some pictures of my Madbull on track at this years DT Challenge (in the DT01 madbull class)
  8. Anyone else looked at the similarity in shape of the DT-01 chassis to the DT-03, wondered why they never released a narrower body on the DT-01 and then looked at a spare DT-03 body and went "hmmm..."? If not, here's an idea for the DT-01 lovers on TC. The car belongs to my friend and its original body keeps breaking around the thin rear frame so I had a go at modifying the newly spare DT-03 body I had. It's a perfect fit (like a glove) right up to the rear shock towers where it needs to be cut away to accomodate them. I also removed the overhang at the back as it fouled on the axles as the suspension compressed. I'm highly tempted to try this again should my madbull (GH2) body get too trashed.
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