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  2. TurnipJF

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    I didn't know that. The only version we have available around here is the sensored one, along with the WP-10BL60, which despite the similar name, is a totally different ESC. Agreed!
  3. DK308

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    You're right. However, the 10bl60 actually comes in a non-sensored version. Anyways, sensored brushless is as quiet as it gets.🙂
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  5. Hibernaculum

    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    Yeah, that is totally true Mark, well put. I really love the idea of a model being a unique piece, unto itself, and created by the factory. With its own parts, character... and I don't mind if those things are not interchangeable with anything else. I probably like it even more, if that is the case. I like the collectibility of it. The special nature of it. The idea that it's not all just different bodies on the same car, over and over. Or that the same parts are reused over and over. But I totally see why this would be a pain if you're more inclined to modify and transplant, across models. I never look at a model and think "what if" I prefer the idea that it's a product all it's own. And I think this harks back to how I viewed the original 1980s cars, and how they were presented... Yes some parts were interchangeable across them, and eventually there was a hop-up line. But Tamiya did "silo" them a bit in those days. I liked the idea that a Fox gearbox belonged to a Fox, a Frog body was for a Frog, and so on. I like things to be separate. Distinct and unique. Because then, the fun becomes - how those individually unique and distinct cars race against each other - e.g. a Wild One and a Super Champ are utterly different cars. Yet they were designed just 3 years apart. And that's amazing to me. If they race, it's a battle of two completely different philosophies. And I love the idea of races between unique vehicles, each with different strengths and weaknesses. I have the same outlook in 1:1 motor racing. LOVE the idea of different teams competing using unique vehicles. HATE it when its a race of 20 identical cars and the only difference is the driver alone (who cares about drivers? lol).
  6. madmickmalone

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Just arrived from Japan
  7. madmickmalone

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A bit of Kyosho Turbo Optima action
  8. Yesterday
  9. markbt73

    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    Interesting take on the Tamtech buggies, H... what I always disliked about them was how non-standard they are. They're sort of their own little ecosystem, completely separate from the rest of the lineup. They don't use standard servos, or motors, or batteries; they use smaller hardware; they can't use any parts from other Tamiya products. The comical buggies do, and that makes them a lot more accessible to me (and a lot of others, I would imagine). I have a TTG Hornet; I got it in a trade deal. It's in pieces right now, because I got bored with it in its standard form and I like to tinker with things. It may or nay not form the basis for a full-on custom scratch build, for which the smaller components are just about ideal. But using those components for something else is tricky, just because the parts only fit each other. Maybe it's the hot rodder in me, but one of my favorite things about Tamiya kits has always been the interchangeability of parts: with a screwdriver, a couple of extra parts trees, and some outside-the-box thinking, you can have an entirely new model. (Which is exactly what Tamiya did themselves for that new 4x4 Monster Beetle.) Which is why I like the re-res (or remakes if you prefer) so much: they're a great source of parts to tinker with, to try out weird ideas, without sacrificing a "real" one. And I think that's the biggest difference in our hobby philosophies: you tend to see the model as a whole, an end in itself. I see them that way at first... but then I start looking at the parts, and thinking, what if...
  10. Glad i am not the only one who has the dislike for these type of releases, and dont even get me started with the comical line lol
  11. hi. if you saw me in the main subforum, i asked on how to replace the insulator on an ESC. so i went ahead and did it. i also figured that i might as well replace the actual connector, but that was easier said than done to me. it's not entirely clear, but the copper is a bit messy. i also cut an insulator in half and taped it because i was stupid enough to forget that...is it safe? i really don't need a gigantic flame bursting out of nowhere if its dangerous. would i be better off replacing the entire ESC? this was a foolish post, but i just want to make sure nothing bad happens. thank you!
  12. Hibernaculum

    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    Re: 4x4 Monster Beetle, this appears to be along Tamtech Gear lines, without using that name. Only just caught up and saw it.
  13. speedy_w_beans

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    I'm not sure if any brushed ESCs are still available with programmable drive frequency (1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz), but higher frequencies can help quiet down a motor some. Brushless is definitely quieter than brushed; some of my old Novak gear had programmable drive frequencies too.
  14. speedy_w_beans

    Displaying NIB kits (or even empty boxes)

    The office I had at my previous employer's facility had extra shelf space on the walls, so I had about 15 NIB kits on display there just to give the office some personality. These were mostly the key re-releases with classic box art (Sand Scorcher, Buggy Champ, etc.). I used to get questions, compliments, and laughs anytime I had a video call and people could see all these kits on display in the background. Here at home I've been storing NIB kits in my daughter's bedroom for a few years. She just finished college and married, so she's moving out permanently. My wife and I are going to convert her room into a storage unit and declutter most of the house. Fabric, sewing machines, NIB kits, NIP bodies, and other items are going in that room; we'll use some of the furniture for storage and probably invest in some more shelving units so it's all organized and off the floor. This will help both of us in our respective hobby spaces immensely, as we'll have a lot more table space to do actual work and leave projects out in the open.
  15. Hibernaculum

    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    The "Comical" buggies are, overall, a misfire to me. Pros: At least they were something "nostalgic" that wasn't just another remake of a classic model. Cons: They just look like toys for little babies. Still have fake brand decals. The fact Tamiya literally named them "Comical" over-emphasizes the fact they are "not normal" models, which is stupid. Marketing and impressions are important especially for adult collectors (which is the entire basis of Tamiyaclub). The Wild Willy (and Willys Wheelers, and Mitsubishi Pajero) worked in the 1980s because they were presented as normal models with "some stunt capability". Plus they didn't sacrifice detail and realism, to enable the stunt action. Wild Willy looks really exaggerated, but is still somehow also a heavy, realistic and interesting scale model. The Comical buggies are clearly trying to emulate those models. But they take it too far, and become too cutesy and caricatured. Even the driver figure looks like a cartoon baby. This is all just IMHO though - if some people like them and collect them, that's great. But much like the "wheelie tractors" a few years ago, they're not for me. Nice try at something different, but another misfire unfortunately. Why I liked the Tamtech-Gear buggies... Don't get me wrong, Tamtech-Gear wasn't perfect either (cons - fake decals + the cars chassis/suspension would have been far better if they were perfect miniatures of the 1/10 cars, they would also have been better as kits of course!)... But the pros were: They were something "nostalgic" that wasn't just another remake of a classic model, but a new chassis/design. Miniature versions of the classic 1/10 cars are a fun "souvenir" type idea and these were the best of the lot (there have been numerous products along these "miniature" lines, from Q Steers to Coffee Cup cars, and so on, and some have been popular) They looked good for what they were. They had a spare parts line that felt like a throwback to the past - e.g. the pink anodized optional parts felt specifically for the Tamtech-Gear Frog (much like the way Tamiya used to design certain spares specific to certain models) Beautiful packaging, despite being RTRs The above was enough for me to buy all of them. On top of all that, Fumito Taki was a designer on them. When I asked him some questions a few years ago, he said "The latest project I did from scratch would be the Tamtech Hotshot". It's great someone has finally done this, as it's been a very important factor in why I suspect Tamiya offers nothing I'd buy any more - they stretch themselves too thin. I'd rather they sold half the number of products - but produced a few "boutique" level nostalgic off road kits (with new designs, not just more boring remakes!) for collectors of our age group. With proper detail and no fake brand decals. There is absolutely no excuse for fake brand decals, when $7 Hot Wheels cars from the supermarket are covered in real sponsor logos. I have been banging on about this idea for years. Tamiya cannot seem to see that they are missing a market opportunity, by creating something genuinely new, scale, realistic, retro... but with no compromises, and in the style of the classic kits. Tamiyaclub would go nuts for it. But apparently it won't appeal to the little kids in Japan. So all we get are boring remakes and colour variants of remakes, for the "40-somethings". And that's lazy to me. Sorry for the rant - as you were! cheers, H.
  16. jupitertwo

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Another GT2 with the Hot Wheels I hope to replicate
  17. speedy_w_beans

    niki lauda has passed away...

    I have nothing but respect for him. RIP.
  18. Super Clodbuster Junkie

    Tamiya konghead to Kongbox

    Amazing. Love the creativity.
  19. 53HRA

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    You’re very welcome - we will definitely catch up again and shoot me the info on the decals I’ll see if I can make some leads for you
  20. TurnipJF

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    Sorry, 10BL60, not 1060. I left out the BL. Not the first time I've done that... The TBLE-02 and 10BL60 are most definitely sensored, and the 10BL120 can run as sensored or sensorless.
  21. shenlonco

    Youtubed!

    Hi it's me doing most of my videos by myself almost all the time.
  22. DK308

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    The Quickrun 1060 is a brushed esc. Not sure the Tamiya ESC you mention is sensored. A good and cheap esc capable of running a sensored brushless system, is the EzRun Max10. The brushless Quicrun 10bl60 and 10bl120 are only sensorless.
  23. JennyMo

    CC-01 Pajero scale?

    According to Wikipedia, the 2nd generation (1990's) Shogun/Pajero 3-door SWB had a wheelbase of 2,420mm (95.3 inches) - making the CC-01 version (as I recall at 242mm) pretty much bang-on 1:10th scale. Jx
  24. TurnipJF

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    Agreed - sensored brushless is significantly quieter than brushed. Of the brushless ESCs I have tried, the fan-less Tamiya TBLE-02 is the quietest, followed by the Hobbywing Quikrun 1060 and Speed Passion Reventon R, both of which have fans which make a bit of a whooshing noise.
  25. Juggular

    New Tamiya Monster Beetle Black edition.

    Wow, that's an impressive effort put into making that graph. Are you sure you are not employed by Tamiya? What happened in 2012? Over 120 models? (I'm not keeping up with on-road, tanks, trucks)
  26. DK308

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    Sensored brushless is about as quiet as you're going to get. The whining sound you hear is usually the motor. Same goes for the beeps you hear during turn on and programming. So all in all it is what it is and brands or models won't really matter. But try a sensored brushless system, it's about as smooth and quiet as you're going to get.
  27. Ray_ve

    Quietest ESC / Motor combo?

    In my experiance, brushless is much more quiet compared to brushed. At full rpm and no load, a brushed motor makes a lot of noise from the brushes/rotor crossing. A brushless does not have this, I'm always checking if they are actually turning at high rpm no load, because I 'miss' the high pitch noise.
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