Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sticky Receivers Pinions

Here’s a summary of what arrived during the last two weeks:

– 4x 100 cm aluminium shocks from ebay (super cheap at 7,52 eur for 4 pieces). They will go on the Dual Hunter once the Alloy shock towers come in.

– 3x Flysky  FS-GR3C 3CH 2.4Ghz Transmitter Receiver For GT3B (i now have 10, great stuff if you have a large collection you plan on driving)

–  1/16″ Ball Driver for those pesky grub screw on Robinson racing pinions. 

– Robinson Racing 16T 0.6Mod METRIC Pinion Gear RRP 1116

– Robinson Racing 18T 0.6Mod METRIC Pinion Gear RRP 1118 ,  both pinions for the M02 which is finally getting the M-Tuned Acto Special installed.

– J-B Weld 1 oz Steel Reinforced Epoxy JBW8265S  , according to the Internetz its the best way to fix servo horns. Will see, the specification sure does sound impressive.

– Tamiya 53666 TT-01 Metal Motor Mount for Mojca’s TT01E

– Tamiya 53068 Sport Tuned Motor from a Tamiyaclub member, also for Mojca’s TT01E

– Kimbrough Servo Saver KP113 , going into the TA04SS, it should be better than the Tamiya one .

–  Carson 13433 0.6 25T Steel Pinion , also for the TA04SS

if the Dual Hunter parts arrive , then all of this will get installed this weekend, if not , then most of it .

a little bit of everything


Holly Smoke

Back from the sea side , a great week of lots of sun with minimum RC action , why you ask ?

thats why :

The Ansmann 12t ESC goes up in smoke

first ESC that died on me

The Ansmann VR 12 Turn ESC from the Blitzer Beetle went up in smoke (very very stinky smoke i must add) . I think it just was past its time , it started behaving weirdly then just died. After i got back to service i just plugged it in and it started smoking . Now i have a bit of a problem since don’t have an ESC for the Ta03F pro as i was planing to use this one .  oh well, will see what i can find on Ebay , until then the TA03f pro gets a 101BK.

The Sea side running of the Blitzer Beetle and The Dual Hunter was fun . Great terrain in the woods in the shade .  The Blitzer Beetle handles fantastically, the DF03 shocks and the Prolines are doing wonders , the handling is precise , stabile , the tires provide plenty of traction , maybe too much , as i’ve managed to roll it 3 times on tarmac. with a hard body the rolls hurt and it has scars to show .

first run, first scratches

The looks of the Beetle bring a smile to ones face , it really looks fantastic, i’ve always fancied this car , but could never afford it when i was young . Its a constant grin when it runs, it only changes when you roll it .

a classic beauty

I must say something about the tires. The Prolines Dirt Hawgs are fantastic, much much better than stock tires , worth every euro , i did expect them to be better , but not that much better. after a pack of hard running on mixed terrain, they show no wear what so ever .

one more

Mojca was driving the Dual Hunter while i did the Blitzer Beetle, the servo mount was flexing way too much with the high torque servo , Tamiya did a design mistake there , but a aluminium mount will fix that , its on the way along with better shock mount , so i can mount the 100cm shocks i got of ebay for super cheap . i temporarily fixed it with longer screws instead of the 3x10s used. its a bit better. Also we lost a screw holding the shock (must replace those with ball heads). Since this was the only run that day and it turned out to be the last for the whole week, we cleaned the vehicles thoroughly and went to have a beer 🙂

Lesson learned, always bring a backup ESC along and also always take running shots at the begging of the run, so you don’t get stuck with static shots again …

cleaned and waiting for the 3200kv Brushless combo….

to the Sea Side

its been a bit quiet here on the blog, my bad , i’ve been lazy with writing but not with building and driving .

much has passed since the last post : i’ve built the TA03F pro, finished the Blitzer Beetle, found out that i need more parts to fix the DF03 diffs .

anyways , im of to the sea side for 8 days and the Dual Hunter and Blitzer Beetle are coming with me , expect a thorough report when i get back.

packing lightly , all the needed parts fit in the plastic box , because size is at a premium , the Blitz stays at home this time 😦

Running glued Dirt Hawgs II front and back , isn’t she lovely !

Limited legend

Today culminated with a mega delivery from Germany, Norway and Japan .

lets start with the best :

from  RC Champ International  ,  a big thanks to Masayiko for all the help with customs, and who also went above and beyond the usual service expected . This is my second order and they have made a customer for life!

Tamiya 49377 TA03F Pro Drift Spec (my first limited edition Tamiya, and what better chassis to get than my favorite TA03F )

Tamiya 53779 GT Tuned Motor (a mix up as i’ve only enquired about the price, but i will pay it as soon they get back to me)

from Norway

Tamiya 53238 Quick-Release Battery  Holder (a quite vintage part , but necessary to make the pro version of the TA03f lipo friendly)

from my favorite Tamiya dealer Tamico

Tamiya 51004 TT01 G parts (Mojca striped spur gear replacement)

Carson 13427 19turn module 0,6 steel pinion (for the above, why doesn’t tamiya make steel pinions, it would all be so much easier)

Tamiya 50746 Super Mini shock set (for the M02 Alfa, lets see how this will improve on the handling) 

2x Tamiya Ps-12 Silver paint (i’ve should have ordered that in the last shipment, but somehow forgot, has kept painting progress at a standstill)

Tamiya 87004 Thread lock (to keep those pesky grub screws in the pinion gears in place)

from another german dealer

Tamiya TS-16 Yellow paint 

Tamiya TS-36 Fluorescent Red 

Tamiya 87118 Polycarbonate cleaner (one of the Audi TT bodies has a bit of a black blemish , which really annoys me. this should take care of that)

so this is it for a while, if all goes to plan the shopping is done for the summer .

UPDATE : the Tamiya polycarbonate cleaner does remove Lexan paint extremely well, so if you have paint mishaps or want to repaint a shell , its highly recommended . It really works !  

UPDATE #2 : Heard back from Rc Champs Masayiko, who informed me that the Motor was a gift , what a great service, again , highly recommended !

Flying practice

The weather was so so this weekend , and since mail is late with replacement parts, we decided to take the off road cars out today and test out the new ramp.  The Blitzer beetle stayed inside since the body is still being painted and i still didn’t put the ball diff of the Dark Impact back together .

So for today flying lessons i present , The Dual Hunter and The Blitz

Status Report :

Time ran : 90 min

Terrain: – Tarmac for run up

– soft grass: for landings

– concrete curb: when missing the ramp

Damage: – lost two body pins

Things to improve: -attach longer shocks on Dual Hunter

– more power for Dual Hunter needed

– glue tires on Dual Hunter

– get stiffer servo mount for Dual Hunter

– draw a center line on the ramp

– try not to hit the pavement curb so much

The Dual Hunter currently uses shocks from a TGX with no oil and spring changes , its definitely not optimal , but 100cm aluminium are on the way from HK

it nose dives if you brake on the ramp

Durability is excellent ! 

lost two body pins today, the Blitz likes the greens

It jumps incredibly balanced and controllable and predictably

i need to take it on the tracks, its potential is wasted here, fun non the less

with two stronger motors and some 100 cm shocks it will be even better , a tough little truck.



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