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My first kit (NSU TT M05)
Kowalski86 posted a topic in The BuildsI figured I'd make a build thread for my first kit, I have experience restoring and repairing RCs, but I've never built a kit. I chose an M05 both due to its low cost, previous experience with a few M-chassis, and because they're just fun drivers. Of course, a day later Tamiya more or less announced the cancelation of the chassis, and a nice already built used example of what I'm building popped up on ebay. My plan is to stick close to the book, Im new to kits, I shouldn't start breaking rules before I know them. But the real question is, will I build another kit after this one? The only hop ups that I will be using are RA uprights (though I will test the chassis in low mode), bearings, torque tuned motor, and a set of 50mm dampers from a previous project. For car park bashing I have little need for much more. I did consider an aluminum motor mount but I couldn't find any. As of this writing the chassis is 80% done, the weather will more or less dictate when I get to the body. I was short just a few self-tapper screws but thankfully I have spares. I didn't take many pictures but I will show the chassis once its ready for testing, and of course the body when its completed.
Easy M-Chassis body for noob
Kowalski86 posted a topic in Build Tips and TechniquesI managed to bug up my 2CV body, I followed the dimples and got uneven holes on the roof, cracks in the hood, it was a bit of a mess. For my second shot I'd like to go with something more simple, something with less windows and a basic shape, while figuring out how to punch out cleaner holes. The chassis is an M05 set in 239mm wheelbase mode if that makes any difference. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Building My Madbull
NoobatRc posted a topic in General discussionsI've had some advice from people and I've bought some things to upgrade my madbull This topic is for me to show my madbull evolve
Another noob needing help
Nirrot posted a topic in All things electric...Hi, another noob question I'm afraid. I have had a look through the discussion threads and couldn't see my exact question answered so please forgive me if I've missed it and I'll happily be redirected. I have bought a plasma edge 2 for my son and I to work on together, admittedly it is a basic electronics pack that I ordered as a bundle to get us going. All has gone well until right near the end. We did an original bind between the transmitter/receiver, all fine with correct response to input. We then fitted everything into the chassis and since then there is nothing except a flashing green light and beeping from the esc once it has power. I have checked the battery has power, checked that I didn't snap the wiring whilst fitting into chassis, changed the servo and esc channels in case that identified a problem with either. There is also no light on the receiver anymore, so can't even rebind as I assume at least part of the problem is that the receiver is not working or at the very least his no power to it. I've attached a couple of pictures to show how things are currently set up but can upload more specifics if that would help. I'm sure it's probably something I just haven't considered, hence asking for a more experienced opinion. Many thanks for any help offered.
Poss DB01 build
Dizzydad1 posted a topic in General discussionsOk guys and gals, I'm after some advice... I'm looking to get back into the hobby after 20years.. In that time I've owned a Dark Impact and a TT-01 as toys.. But now I want to get back running something that can take a bash, run across multiple surfaces and has a wide range of hopups.. So things to consider, Cost, I'm not made of money.. No great funds to outlay in the first instance. Hop ups, I'd like something I can build, take apart, re build, modify, make fun. Durability, I have kids who will want to play. Ability, I want to run across various surfaces, mainly grass and mud, but the odd carpark and Tarmac'd area will be seen too Must run electric, the noise of the Nitro's/petrol will drive me mad. A buggy not a car, I had more fun with the Dark Impact than the TT-01. Not a beginners buggy. With those in mind I looked at buggy's and settled on the DB-01.. Reading reviews it seems the next step up from the Dark Impact without the high initial costs of the TRF or high end buggy's.. I'm likely to crash.. So to the DB-01... Looking around second am hand models seem few and far between, so looking at new kits, £220 ish.. Ok not to bad, but knowing I want to fully hop up, and run brushless and potentially LiPos my next question is don't look for a DB-01, DB-01R, DB-01RR, DB-01RRR or buy all the parts separately taking my time building up my car, know it inside and out and have exactly the set up I want without a pile of unused plastic parts and empty Hop up wrappers.. I'm not worried about having a running car over night, but want to enjoy the build, setting up, tweaking and then running and doing it all over again! What's everybody's opinion.. Have I gone down the wrong route with the DB-01? Am I coming at the whole thing wrong? Have I missed something out? Over to you!
dj_eatch posted a topic in General discussionsHi there. I'm new here and have lots of questions. I've never really driven hobby spec RC cars, but am looking to take my first forray into it. Half my problem is i am very indecisive, so i want to pick a first kit that will give me plenty of options without having to buy everything again. I like the idea of drifting around the concrete or tarmac car parks park outside where i live, and practicing that. If that'd never work then i'd want something capable of light grass as well. I also want a kit that i can put together and improve over time. I don't know whether to go for the Lancia Delta TT02R, and get some drift tyres for sliding around. Or get the TT02D chassis and have to buy body and esc on top of everyhting else. But it does come with a load of shiney blue bits. Then again there are a load of TT01DE kits out there that would probably do the trick. But don't seem to have the improvements of the TT02D. If the TT02D came in a full kit that's probably what i'd go for. I don't want to spend massive amounts, i was hoping to get everything (inc radio and battery type stuff) for £200. As a last resort i am tempted to get an XB kit, take it apart and put it back together. Arrrrggghhhhhh, help please. Thankyou.