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King Blackfoot A Few Questions

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Hi All

new on here just helping the kids out with the trucks

so got a few questions if thats ok

both trucks are king blackfoots

1. im after spares its parts E im after any advice on where i can pick these up from is it worth putting an ad in the wanted section

2. 1 of the shells is badly damaged is there different shells that can be used or does it have to be the blackfoot shell

3. the battery packs dont seem to last very well they are not original tamiya i got them off ebay is this the case of why they aint very good if so can anyone advise me any that i could buy

4. how do i make them go faster :lol:;)

sorry for all the questions but i think thats it for now

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Hi All

new on here just helping the kids out with the trucks

so got a few questions if thats ok

both trucks are king blackfoots

1. im after spares its parts E im after any advice on where i can pick these up from is it worth putting an ad in the wanted section

2. 1 of the shells is badly damaged is there different shells that can be used or does it have to be the blackfoot shell

3. the battery packs dont seem to last very well they are not original tamiya i got them off ebay is this the case of why they aint very good if so can anyone advise me any that i could buy

4. how do i make them go faster :lol:;)

sorry for all the questions but i think thats it for now

Robbie, I have an original, never mounted King Blackfoot body, along with the original box, decals, and instruction manual. Let me know if you're interested, I have no use for it and would love to sell it. Do a quick search in the classifieds, I posted pics not long ago.

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Hi, I have a KBF (well, I have several of them!).

1. For spares I use Tony's Tamiya Parts on ebay for spares, he has most things. There are several others too, all good it's just that I use Tony the most.

2. Lots of shells fit. You can pick up a brand new Tamiya clear poly Subaru Brat shell with decals for around 25 quid. Just drill it to suit the KBF's body mounts. Or old Bush Devil shells if you can find one, anything that is the right size. My mate has an HPI shell on his and it looks great. I stay away from ABS 'hard plastic' shells as they break up very quickly if crashed. The clear poly (sometimes called lexan) shells are much better if you plan on using it a lot.

3. www.vapextech.co.uk is where I go for my batteries. Cheap and reliable for 'fun' use (known as bashing by the way). I use a 6 cell 4600mah 7.2v NiMH pack. Good power and good run times. For normal NiMH charging I find my Ansmann XBase Deluxe does the job very well. Stay away from cheap chargers like the Ansmann AC30 though, they won't do a high capacity battery any good as they use a timer to stop charging rather than sensing when the battery is full.

4. I cannot recommend highly enough the EzRun 9T brushless combo (look on ebay). Got mine off the bay for about 40 quid and it is a brilliant setup for the King Blackfoot. I use the battery I mentioned and it runs really well. No issues apart a broken diff spider and that was after a lot of abuse for over a year. No maintenance, I haven't done anything to my EzRun since I fitted it. The truck wheelies, it handles (coz I changed the front end a bit) and it goes fast. That's all I want!

Another option is a Tamiya Sport Tuned motor and a Tamiya TEU-101BK electronic speed controller which will give good speed and loooooooong run times but for a similar outlay you can buy an EzRun. I have a tried most motors and esc combos in my King Blackfoot and I have to say the EzRun is the best of the bunch for what it costs. Don't be scared coz it's 'brushless' either, it won't explode into a million pieces - it just has loads more 'bang for your buck'. I've had faster RC trucks, but my EzRun powered KBF is still the one I enjoy using the most.

Another tip - cheap shocks that work well are the Ansmann ones. 85mm is fine or if you mount them off the body mount positions you can use 95mm which gives it really nice smooth suspension without it being too high up. Make a wheelie bar for it and you'll have many hours of fun without any major problems.

Hope that helps.

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Be wary of the Ansmann shocks, they don't take a great deal of punishment. Ok for keeping it on the flat stuff but don't expect to be getting much airtime and them staying in one piece, especially the fronts.

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Be wary of the Ansmann shocks, they don't take a great deal of punishment. Ok for keeping it on the flat stuff but don't expect to be getting much airtime and them staying in one piece, especially the fronts.

Yeah they aren't the strongest shocks out there, but I've found that the King Blackfoot shock towers break too if you start doing some serious jumping, which is probably why robbie09 is looking for part 'E' right? Kids eh?!

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