Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mercedes must go

im selling the Body set from my Tamiya TG10 Mercedes Benz CLK Original Teile DTM 2000. i’ve broken up the kit a while back , already sold the engine and muffler .

Its unused , with plastic parts , decals and the snap pin , rubber o ring set also included.

Tamiya Mercedes DTM 2000 Body set

its listed on Ebay , so if anyone is interested , let me know you’ve seen it here and you will get a discount !


TrackDay 27.05.2012

spent 6 hours at the track today . Fantastic, we’ve got access to power now so charging is a go . just need two more lipos to bridge the charging time .

Cars used : TA02 BMW 318 STW, TA03F Audi Quattro STW, TA04SS Audi TT DTM, M02 Alfa Romeo Giulia  Junior 1300, TT01E Cusco Subaru.

The Ta02 went much better today than the last time , odd thing is i didn’t change a thing . maybe i’ve got used to the worn tires. the shell is cracked a bit but nothing major , will be shoegooed soon, also the lack of front bumper really shows. The 53145 Hop up bumper is hard to get . The Ta02 could keep up with a carbon brushless car which was clearly faster when i tried it , so the problem was in the driver, who also talked all the time 😉 nevertheless a excellent performance for the old girl.

The Ta03F , with new rebuilt shocks is much more balanced now , also needs a front bumper , but i managed not to crash it until then, so far so good . it ran without a hitch.

The TA04SS, ran superbly , had to tighten the pinion (thread lock on the way ) I also broke a servo saver somehow, but before than i manage to thrash the other two faster cars properly , the short wheel base works really well for the technical local track here .  Also the Audi looks ace .

The M02 was hard to drive, the back kept coming out every time  you are not careful with the throttle , it needs a bit more tweaking and proper shocks (also on the way). i need to tweak the brake power on the ESC as its too much .

The TT01e who Mojca was driving was fine until the spur gear went kaputt when a pebble got in somehow, replacement on the way with a steel pinion. Every time i look into the TT01E im impressed how well it performs for such a cheap kit . All you need is extra bearings and you are good to go for starters.

she still has it 🙂

The instagram double

Also on the spending money that i did not planing to spend front , something really special is on the way in the mail from Japan and Norway, its a limited re release but its not a Bruiser, more to follow soon 🙂

Tungsten balls

Finally, after almost a month and customs the parts for df03 melted diff. i was recommended to change to acer tungsten balls .i also got some new plates and some aluminium tape , which in the end triggered the customs check.

Here’s what arrived :

1x Tamiya 51248 Spur Gear Set DF03

2x Tamiya 50880 Ball Diff Plate Set

2x T004 Acer Racing Tungsten Carbide Diff Balls 3.0mm T004

also arrived but not directly connected to the Diff

1x HPI Racing Aluminum Tape 50×2.5m

2x Pro-Line Racing 1070 Dirt Hawg II 2.2 tires for the Blitzer Beetle (only one set pictured)

1x Robinson Racing13 Tooth32 Pitch Pinion Gear RRP0130 for the Blitzer Beetle (not pictured as its already installed)

df03 diff rebuilding material and some tires


Trackday 19.05.2012

Today we ran at the new Ljubljana track . its still a bit rough , but its a track in Ljubljana (thanks to Mantua Model for making it happen) . I ran the TA03f and TA02 , Mojca TT01E , i did bring along the MO2 Alfa as well , but the pinion was loose (this i found out after a service at home) . in more than 2 hours we got trough all the Lipos (need 4 more) . Overall superb . great racing , minimum crashing.

Some car observations:

The Alfa is like in real life , fantastic looks, mechanical problem.

The Audi ran without a hitch , i need to check the shocks thought, as one of the front ones seems a bit off.

The BMW currently drives like a  RWD car , the tires are quite used up and its really really tail happy .

Mojca Subaru ran perfectly , i reckon its a bit better than old TA02 with bad tires .

the lineup , Alfa true to its scale looks fantastic but has mechanical problems 🙂

M02 Lipo fit

Fitting stick shaped lipos into old chassis can be a bit of a pain . The reason is that the most common pack around , the Yeah Racing 3200 is 138 mm long , which is 2-4 mm too long for old chassis.

here is how i modified my M02 to fit lipos, it should also work with the M01 since its the same chassis with a different engine position.

all you need is :

2x 12x3mm countersunk tapping screws (Part 50581)

4x 3mm washers (Part 50586)

you need two sets of these , countersunk 3×12 and two 3mm washers

replace the kit 3×10 screws with 3×12 countersunk tapping screws and add 2 washers on both screws.

view from above. the mod is done on the left side.

perfect fit with room to spare , should work with any 138mm lipo stick pack

6 time World Rally Champion

its finished , Mojca did the decaling today in a one big decal session.

Tamiya 51401 Body Set Lancia Delta Intergrale in all its glory!

Beauty contest

The Giulia GTA and Delta Intergrale are ready for decaling , i’ve just put the solid plastic pieces on it which were fantastically painted by Jure , for a quick photo shoot . aren’t they beautiful ?


one last time!

i am trying to run a tight budget and not spend so much on RC , and i promise i will not do it anymore 😀

a picture is worth a 1000 words so here it is , what arrived in the last 8 days

enough for a while

a ramp built by my dad (it will get its own post soon)

from Ebay

– Tamiya 74093 Modeler’s Side Cutter – Gray

– Tamiya 58277 SUBARU IMPREZA WRC 2001 with Finished body (together with Impreza for 160 Eur Shipped from Ebay , an absolute steal)

– Tamiya 58224 Peugeot 306 Maxi WRC  (it included 10 extra bearings for some reason , can never have enough bearings)

from (honestly, i was just planing on getting some paint and more masking tape , look what i ended up with)

– 2 x PS-1 Black paint
– 2 x PS-5 White paint
– 1 x PS-6 Yellow 
– 1 x PS -31 Smoke
– Tamiya Masking Tape 40mm x 18m
– Tamiya Masking-Tape 10mm refill 
– Tamiya 49434 DF03 Limited smoke M Parts (The harder plastic of the spur gear guard, so it will be more dust proof)
– Tamiya 58502 Blitzer Beetle 2011 with Bonus parts (8 bearings)
– 1 x Tamiya TS-14  Black   for the Blitzer Beetle
– Carson M-03/M-04/FF-02 Chassis  bearing pack (will use the extra bearings from the Peugeot on the Blitzer Beetle , was 3 eur cheaper this way)
–  Tamiya 53339 Tire cement 

One more word about Tamico and their shipping, it might seem a bit high at 13,90 Eur, but it turned out its DHL , which delivered in 3 days (Friday to Monday) so you get your money’s worth , in my case it was a bit too fast, as i’ve found out on Friday , after the package shipped ,that i need some more Silver PS and TS paint and the Tamiya polycarbonate cleaner for  little paint mishap . Again thats another story.

Paintjob part 1

over the last week as the weather allowed with Mojca’s help we painted most of the bodies , some are just waiting for smoke on the windows, some need backing, some need a full paint job .I hope we can continue on wednesday if the weather gets better again .

Total paint cans spent : about 8

The Nissan leading the paint job line for Black color first

Mojca’s Subaru and one of the Audi TTs

Giulia GTA , Peugeot 306, Delta Integrale all backed with silver

the Blue Audi TT backed with White, and the 155 Alfa’s black stripe

A couple of things learned , to go even easier on the first coat on white bodies as its a bit more picky if you add too much at first and you will have pealing problems with the mask , never use cheap tape when masking ,as it will pull the overspray film when you remove it , and you will have to clean up residue . Buy more paint than you think you need (more on that in the next post and Part 2 of Paintjob)

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