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  1. A couple of weeks ago I bought my first RC car. It was one that I used to drool over as a lad in the toy section of my mum's catalogue but we could never afford one. That was the venerable Hornet. I had a random recommendation for a video of it on my YouTube homepage and it bought it all back to me. So I bought one and put it together in a couple of days over a weekend. I absolutely loved the build and it was incredibly satisfying getting to the end of it and having a working model to bash around the garden. I enjoyed it so much that I had ordered ordered the other classic that I have always wanted, the Lunchbox, before I had even finished the Hornet. This one got built in the just a day and boy does it not disappoint in the fun stakes - what an absolute hooligan of a car! I enjoyed those two so much that I fancied doing something a bit more sophisticated and more modern, so I got myself one last model to build and that was the TT-02BR. That one took me around two and a half days to build and another day to paint and I now have something to fettle with and upgrade as time goes on. Thank you to the people who have answered my newbie questions in the latest build. I have so much to learn and it is all a bit baffling at times. I'm sure that I will be speaking this foreign language fluently in no time. Anyway, I just wanted to share my excitement for this new hobby and I guess I need to add a picture of my new babies, so here they are in the garden this evening. The Hornet and Lunchbox are both stock and the TT-02BR has the Tamiya aluminium motor mount and a Super Stock BZ motor in it. I'm waiting on the Tamiya aluminium motor heat sink to arrive too. Running on 7.2 NiMH because I'm too scared of LiPo batteries right now 🤣
  2. I recently purchased a Tamiya Tt-02 D, Drift spec R33 GTR. But I see builds out there with working headlights and taillights, some even have speakers with engine sounds and exhaust pipes that light up. This may be my first build but I want to do those sort of things with my car. I really do but don't know where to look to buy these things. I also don't know where to buy the paint I want to use on the body. I want it to look the Lightning Yellow 400R, though I don't know what kind of paint to use. Does anyone know any of the parts I should look into or what paint to buy so I don't mess it up and get a paint that wont work on the plastic?
  3. Hi, ....any tips/help/pushes welcome....thanks in advance. I've hit a wall. I bought a Hornet kit and an additional battery pack which i was told gave me everything i would require. I think I am however missing a receiver ? The pack i received included the battery pack, charger, servo, cable and rechargeables for the remote controller which was also included. Included with the remote controller was a wee box with a wire and a female connecter. I presume the receiver or the part i need marries up the female with the male. I have attached a pic (not shown is the battery pack/charger) but what do i additionally need and what model/make would you recommend. thanks again.....
  4. Hey folks! I'm not a total noob as i built a lunchbox for myself last year, but looking to put together a mad bull for my eldest to run (and wreck). Don't mind spending a few extra pennies on some upgrades (yeah ok maybe daddy will be playing with this too haha). Picked the Mad Bull as I think he'll like building the kit with me, and its supposedly quite durable. Will be running in the local park (after lockdown, does RC count as exercise?) Anyway - this is what I've picked out so far, any comments or places where i could make some changes? Specifically i'm not sure about the suitability of the pinion as i just have the stock motor in my lunchbox. The extra body is so he can paint one himself. Tamiya Mad Bull 58205 On Order with Supplier - The item will be back ordered for you and despatched ASAP. The expected stock date of this item is 31st Jan Remove from basket £99.00 Absima CR2S V2 2 Channel 2.4GHz Radio Control System - Steer Wheel 2000001 Good Stock - Will ship without delay. Remove from basket £33.20 Core RC 4012 - Servo 4Kg .12 Sec CR493 Good Stock - Will ship without delay. Remove from basket £8.09 Tamiya Torque Tuned Motor 54358 In Stock - Will ship without delay. Remove from basket £14.24 Tamiya 0.8 Module Steel Pinion 17T 54628 In Stock - Will ship without delay. Remove from basket £4.74 Tamiya Mad Bull Body 0335155 On Order with Supplier - The item will be back ordered for you and despatched ASAP. Remove from basket £7.19 Tamiya DT03 CVA Damper Set 54567 On Order with Supplier - The item will be back ordered for you and despatched ASAP. The expected stock date of this item is 11th Feb Remove from basket £21.84 Tamiya Fighter Buggy RX / Mad Bull / Mad Fighter BR Set BTFB Good Stock - Will ship without delay. Remove from basket
  5. Hi, I am looking for some advice on the best Tamiya chassis to look to obtain for racing on tarmac. I have been around RC for a while, however only been running brushed(sport tuned) and Nimh. Have a Stadium Thunder and a Blitzer Beetle both modded. So there is an RC club near my house I found the other day, track is open for the public.I have not had a chance yet to go on a race night to see what the members are running there, they have a 21.5T,13.5T & Euro truck classes. I am looking for some advice on a chassis to firstly get me into tarmac track as I have been only dirt bashing and crawling & secondly, what hop-ups, motors, esc`s, batteries should I be looking for to be competitive, apologies for all the newb questions. Have attached a pic of the track I would be racing\learning at, look forward to your input.
  6. I have searched and cannot find... What are you guys using for crush sleeves, the spacer which sits between the two bearings in each wheel hub, are there universal spacers that can accommodate any gap? I want to clamp down on my wheels when doing them up with shims but realise my bearing won’t last long this way. Apologies for an extra post from me, I’ll be out of your hair soon! Cheers, Al
  7. Hi Thanks for adding me. I've recently got back into the hobby after a long absence. Got a couple of buggies but only one is a Tamiya. A Dark Impact with a few upgrades. My first car like most peoples was a Tamiya, a 1/12 Toyota Celica GrB, then I bought a Thundershot and got into racing. Then I'm afraid I slipped away from the Tamiya family to Schumacher and Associated. Stopped racing in the late 90's and that was it, until the beginning of this year when I purchased the Dark Impact. I'm hooked again.
  8. Having just registered, I thought a quick post to introduce myself would be in order (Not sure of board etiquette, so delete if not the done thing). Like I guess many of you, I had a Tamiya RC car as a child (Thunder Shot that I quickly upgraded to a Terra Scorcher). Now I have kids of my own (aged 4 and 7) I am feeling a strong nostalgic pull, and plan to dip my toe back into the wonderful world of Tamiya with them (or at least that's my story!). I don't have any set plans, but would like to start with some sort of monster truck - Lunch Box, Monster Beetle, Midnight Pumpkin or even (gulp) Clod Buster. I plan to put whatever I build / buy second hand to mess about in the garden with the kids (ramp building, bashing into stuff - the usual) so they will very much be work horses rather than show ponies. I'm thinking cheap and cheerful rather than rare and exotic, but I've said that before and lived to tell the tale. I don't have a lot of experience building, so will likely need a lot of advice along the way. Any ideas what my first build / buy should be and tips for someone in my position gratefully received, and I look forward to picking your brains as I progress.
  9. I'm just getting back in to the RC world as an adult. We just recently got two of the kids off-road trucks and after having to repair them a few times my tinkering fire was stoked. I have an extreme love for road racing in general, so decided I would get a little project for myself. I picked up a TT02R chassis kit and that is where I am at. I am literally starting from scratch with this. I've been reading/researching and getting great information, but the more I'm doing the farther down the rabbit hole I'm going and finding myself getting a bit more confused. I have a couple questions that I'm hoping can get answered here...or at least start me down the right path that I can follow up on. Motor? I'm pretty sure I want to go brushless, but not sure what size would be too much for this chassis. I would like it to be fast, but I also don't want to have to be constantly replacing parts because the motor is too much for the build. I had come across the Speed Passion Reventon R combo reviews a few places and it appears to be a good combo (based on user reviews). But very much open to recommendations at suggestions. Servo? I honestly haven't done much research on this component yet as I've been stuck on the motor/esc. Transmitter/Receiver? I haven't done much research in to this yet either. Although I keep seeing Futaba mentioned as being good???? Those are the main things that I am honestly stuck on and keep going in circles. Body, tires extras I can probably narrow down, although the choices seem to be very vast. I have a couple of tracks out here, so my main objective with this is to make it as fast as possible, without sacrificing the integrity of the chassis (too much), handle/corner well and enjoy myself while doing it. I'm not really interested in any serious racing, or clubs or anything at the moment. That could possibly be down the road, but right now I want to learn, research, tinker, upgrade, test and get accustomed to this style of RC'n. Thanks in advance for any advice, suggestions or roasts because I'm a newbie with basic questions haha. Looking forward to this build and future Tamiya builds.
  10. Hello everyone, I am a new member of TC. I would like to know (In your opinion) what Tamiya chassis has more users, parts and hop-ups. TT02 Maybe? Thank you very much, I hope to learn a lot here.
  11. Hey guys, Im a new member, new to the RC Car scene, I have always been interested in RC models, and I always liked the Tamiya Dark Impact and HPI Savage 4x4. The missus's dad bought himself a Holiday Buggy for Christmas, (he's a old RC racer and used to compete) and so the missus bought me a Tamiya DT02 Holiday Buggy for Christmas as something different and up my street ( Im a Mechanical Engineer by trade and have numerous Land Rovers Motorbikes etc haha) So, I spent Christmas day building the buggy, dead pleased with it - very quickly came to realized I needed the proper Tamiya Screwdrivers lol. Only I didn't have any of the radio gear so have had to wait for that to arrive ha. Ran the car a few times with the Father in laws to discover the out of the Box 380 motor was a bit slow compared to his GT tuned one haha. So, so far The car has got a Flysky 2.4Ghz system, a Overlander 3300Mah Nimh battery and a HK servo. I have also purchased some oil dampers, and have since discovered the springs are a bit stiff ha. Have purchased a 3racing ball bearing set and also some drive-shafts, now herein lies the problem. These are the drive-shafts and cups Ive ordered, the drive-shafts fit the standard cups fine, however the cups that I have ordered are too small, I have ordered the same cups that were quoted on TheRCRacer article. Sorry for the large first post, but thought you guys might like to know the story ha. heres some photos; Regards Matt
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