The original Hotshot was released in 1985. This is my first Re-Re model, and also my first vintage runner. I was planning from the start to mount 4 independent shocks, but it looked so cool with the std. mono shocks! It's an impressive construction, but unfortunately it's not working very well... :-)
Modern wheels (dyed black) & tires, spaced out with wide hexes front and rear
19 T brushed motor
Std. Tamiya ESC mod. with Team Associated cooling ribs
Team Orion 4800 LiPo battery
X-Factory X-5 rear wing
F1 (from some guy in Hawaii I seem to recall) and Autographics decals (ebay)
That's the coolest retromod I've ever seen! Awesome!!! :-D
H.P. Suspension kit mounted (Supershot parts). Tamiya TRF (DB-01?) shocks, length 80mm front, 110mm rear. They give full travel and allows for the chassis to bottom out, not the shocks. Installed the anti bump steer kit from RC Channel - looks nice, but I find the ground clearance too poor... so I'm working on a custom made steering rack. And I'll probably make my own bumper. Maybe I'll use the Supershot under guard if I can modify it so no ground clearance is lost. INIX brushless system with 8,5 turn will be fitted. Traxxas E-Maxx steel pinion 32p. And BlueBird servo 706MG low profile. Team CRP fibreglass battery lid. Team Xtreme X11 front and rear wing will be fitted. SRM front arm support from SynchroCRC on it's way... Swapped front suspension mounts left/right to lie the shocks down more. Madinventor will make a new & narrower support alu rod. Stay tuned! :-)
Update 28.10.2010: Also ordered from RcDamper on ebay an aluminum steering rack for TA01/TA02. Should be ideal as it's very low profile and with a control arm already. So I won't be using the RC Channel kit.
Update 27.1.2011: Almost there now!!! Upgraded steering rack ready, no more bump steer! Plus managed to cram into the radio box brushless ESC with fan, low profile servo, and receiver! :-) Brushless motor mounted, JG front bumper, SuperShot undertray, CRP fibreglass battery lid, alu motor screw washers and front shock brace from MadInventor. X11 front wing, JConcepts 7'' rear wing, suspension stiffener from SyncroCRC, 15p Traxxas steel pinion... Just some very minor work left and I'll post new pics of this hopefully super performer!
Update 3.2.2011: The Evo II is now online, check out 'related model' at the bottom of this page!!!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Tamiya Rere B.A.R. Honda Hotshot Evo II