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Thanks, guys.

I’ll set up a WhatsApp call once I receive the pack.

Kudos to Keith who was up late to video call!

This is an awesome forum!

Jay

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Hope you can get it fixed 

I can’t believe you’ve knackered your receiver though :)

normally they just don’t work

JJ

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What a ball ache these kits are - here is mine done tonight 

 

JJ

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Wow!  Mate, that is brilliant!!  I love it.  I really need to get mine working...

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It’ll take some time 

it’s complex 

just chill and sit and think about how the kit works (on literally but as part of your RC system

JJ

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Thank, buddy.

 

Keith, I’m still waiting on the testing kit, but Amazon in quoting mid-July as it’s coming from China.

Shall I just go ahead and buy an ESC from a UK firm?

 

Jay 

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24 minutes ago, Jay77 said:

Thank, buddy.

 

Keith, I’m still waiting on the testing kit, but Amazon in quoting mid-July as it’s coming from China.

Shall I just go ahead and buy an ESC from a UK firm?

 

Jay 

The link I sent is an example of what to get. You don't necessarily need that exact one. 4XAA battery holders with Futaba-style plugs are pretty common items - maybe a local seller will have one?

Or you could buy a new ESC and try it, but then there is the chance that you may need to buy a new receiver too if that doesn't fix it. But then at least you'll have a spare ESC if that happens. Up to you - I'll try and help with the setup whatever you decide. 

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Thanks, Keith...

I'll think it through (I've got nothing but time during lockdown).  I could ship it to someone to fix along with the beer and bottle of liquor to fix ;-)

Take care, guys.

Stay safe.

Jay

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I suspect that it might be better in the long term for us to sort it out together - that way if anything goes wrong further down the line, you'd be in a better position to put it right independently. However if we don't get anywhere with that approach, I am sure that I or one of the other members would be able to sort it out for you if you were to ship it over.

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Cool!  I guess it’ll be a really useful learning experience as I do plan on buying more kits.

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Guys,

I’ve just made and fitted rear oil shocks.  Very gratifying!

Jay 

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Hey guys,

I hope you're all well...

I'm still waiting on the testing kit that Keith kindly recommended.  In the meantime, I'm looking at other 'hop-ups'.  At the moment, the car has;

- Aluminium body mounts

- Alloy rear wheel mounts

- A Sports Tuned Motor

- Racing bearings

- Rear oil shocks (still waiting for the front pair to arrive from Japan)

I've seen a video (Tamiya Legends on Youtube) about a 'Tamiya Super Modified' motor....  Is this worth getting, or should I go brushless?

Also, can you recommend any other modifications whilst we wait for the electronics to be diagnosed and fixed?

Take care,

 

Jay

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Brushless 

there was a guy who posted a lunchbox on 6S brushless earlier in the week - wow :)

and look up ampro lunchbox on YouTube 

JJ

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Thanks, JJ!

I got the lens kit from Ampro, so will look them up for other mods...

I'll also look up a brushless motor.

 

J

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Guys,
 

Really dumb question...

I’m blinded by all the motors out there.  Any suggestions?  Also, is a 3-step controller worth the bother?

 

Jay 

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9 minutes ago, Jay77 said:

Guys,
 

Really dumb question...

I’m blinded by all the motors out there.  Any suggestions?  Also, is a 3-step controller worth the bother?

 

Jay 

 

Did you order a replacement ESC in the end? If so, which one? And would you want to use it with your new motor, or get a new ESC to go with it?

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The sensorless GoolRC combos aren't as refined as the sensored setup you could achieve with a TBLE-02, but they can be very quick and are good value. I have fitted a few of them to mates' cars and they haven't reported any issues, so they seem to be quite reliable on the whole.

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Cool, will look it up and place an order later...!

The delivery times are killing me

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Actually, I guess we should get this current set-up working then look at further mods.  I think I should get my head around getting the basics right..?

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Actually, in terms of setup, the GoolRC combos are simpler than the TBLE-02, so if you want to start with the basics as it were, perhaps a GoolRC combo is a good move?

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Okay, guys!  
 

you know best!  I’ll whack an order in.

 

watch this space...

 

Jay

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