Model: (Click to see more) 58205: Mad Bull
Status: NIB
Date: 22-Dec-2020
Comments: 3
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These what I decided to give to my latest recruits to RC realm. 2 hormonal raging teens to try and tame the Raging bull. I left them both build it whilst sorting through my rc's , ended up supervising them in their build quest to try and tame the Mad Bull. The build wasn't too bad, had to give them a hand screwing it together but other than that. My 15 & 13 year old had fun with their first rc. The tough part is the bodyshell. Choices, choices on the design & even color. We shall update on the finish product soon.

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87lc2

23-Dec-2020

The Mad Bull is a great RC, especially for beginners. I think your sons will love them. Quite durable too. I painted my shell in a metallic blue, goes nice with the yellow wheels and red shocks. Can't go wrong with black box-art either. Be sure to post some photos when they're done.

Dirt-Racer

23-Dec-2020

871c2, Yeah they certainly had fun with it, we had to strip the gearbox on both of them since it didn't seem to be working properly and we sat there for a while trying to figure at why as we're tightening up the screws, the transmission would just lock up and stop to spin freely. I looked at the instructions and found out the washer/shim that supposed to sit behind one of the bevel gears was missing and was left in the spares bag. The problem corrected itself as soon as we fitted it in. Amazing how one little thing like that could cause all the hassle but they learnt to read the instructions with a little more care and how to solve a problem. I was a little disappointed the shocks weren't oil dampening and So I'm looking for some cheap oil filled aluminum aftermarket one's, nothing fancy. I bought them both bearing kits since I can't for the life of me understand why they even makes these at this day and age.. One other problem I'm seeing is the lack of option to use a LiPo instead of the old design battery dimensions. Do you have any suggestions? I guess I can always get some ole Nihms on ebay?

87lc2

23-Dec-2020

Yea, it's funny what leaving out that .5mm spacer will do (or not do) for the transmission. I still have the stock shocks on mine but have also been thinking of upgrading to oil-filled. I mostly run it on flat ground so it doesn't bother me too much, but if going over ramps or jumps I can definitley see whating oil shocks.

As far as the battery, I bought these 2s lipos for all of my vintage Tamiyas and I love them - [Click here]

They are the exact same size as the original NiCd/NiMh stick packs and work wonderfully. Have used them in the Mad Bull, Grasshopper, and TA02 so far asn not a single fitment problem. I did away with all of my old batteries/chargers/transmitters a year or so ago and only run 2.4ghz with Lipo batteries & Deans connectors. I understand the appeal of collectors using vintage electronics, but I like to use my cars and todays electronics are so far superior I would not want to suffer with the old technology at this point.


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