Monthly Archives: July 2012

TrackBug

Today was a track outing with the Blitz , Dual Hunter and Blitzer Beetle . The Blitzer Beetle handled the best out of all the three , probably due to the  Proline tires. I need to get some weights for the front as it rises too much , and much more importantly a lexan body shell as rolling the nice abs one makes it super scary to drive.  Im satisfied with the power of the motor. fast enough

The Blitz looses traction too quickly in the loose turns , need to fiddle with the slipper clutch again. also for some reason it seemed a bit slow on some of the jumps. maybe ill put the 8.5 ezrun i have in it .

The Dual Hunters front shocks popped of at the first jump due to the poor quality mounts , Mojca fixed that . The current shock combo is definitely setup too soft. also , it needs a better servo saver , as now the stock one flexes too much so the drive is sloppy.

Enjoy the only pictures i made with the Iphone as i’ve forgot the camera memory card at home 🙂

 

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Good news everyone

i’ve finally took the time and cleaned up the RC table, that deserves a post .

you can spot a GT3b  on the left side which now sports a Turnigy 3s  Lipo for power , really easy to mod , undo the three lower screws, take the AA holder out , solder a connector on it and your are done . you can add some padding so the lipo doesn’t move around.

and to round of todays posting , here’s a picture of the built TA03F Pro still waiting for the esc

TA03F Pro rolling chassis

Brushless Beetle

I’ve installed the 10.5t Hobbyking brushless into the Blitzer Beetle , the included ESC wires were to short , so a little extension had to be soldered on, at first i planed to do a direct solder to the motor , but since the cables were to short i used 4mm bullet plugs. the installation went without a hitch. Both Hobbyking components seem very well made , glad i got the extra sensor wire though as the one included with the motor is a bit puny.

the Blitzer Beetle , now brushless 😀

also did the shock tower reinforcements with m3 threaded rod  and shock ends. its really simple , just cut the proper size and screw on , also keep a m3 nut on it so you can rethread the cut end with it . if i find some aluminium pipe small enough ill put that over the m3 rod .

reinforced shock mount.

i’ve only test driven it inside but first impressions are very good, might need to add some weight in the front .

 

Hopping up

Its time to improve the Dual Hunter , things that you need :

– Aluminium Shock towers

– 100 cm shocks

– shock oil

– Aluminium servo holder

– Aluminium hexes

– M3 threaded rod

– M3 nuts and bolts

 

shock oil and M3 parts not pictured

first install the servo mount . it will stop all the flexing when the servo moves , a great improvement.

fill the shocks with preferred oil, i went with 30wt in front and 40wt in the back.  if the shocks are cheapo ones from ebay like mine throw the oil that comes in them away and use proper shock oil.

the shock towers just screw on. now comes the shock mounting. mine were really really cheap and so the quality suffers a bit . the top eyelets are bigger than the ball heads i have , so i’ve mounted the front with ball heads on the top and the back ones with nuts and bolts.

 

cut two 71mm identical pieces of threaded rod and bend them in a S shape. this will prevent the binding that occurs with the stock threaded steering shaft.

 

install the hexes , be careful to use a proper driver on the mini screw that goes into the hexes , i used a 1.5mm in a 1/16″ one and stripped it , still haven’t got it out . so im cheating and using tamiya metal hexes at the moment.

 

 

tweak around with the ride height and thats it , now all i need is better motors .

 

 

Bling and Horses

You know how you say you will not spend more money anymore on RC, well i tried and failed miserably , again.

these two packages arrived this week , the first on monday , the second on thursday .

lets start with the first :

from Asiatees:

GPM bits for the Dual Hunter:

2x WD028B Tamiya Wild Dagger Aluminum Front/rear Damper Mount With Collars & Screws Blue

1x TT024G Tamiya TT-01 Aluminum Servo Mount With Collars+lock Nuts+screws Set Green

1x TT010OR Tamiya TT-01 Aluminum Wheel Hex Drive Adaptor With Pins & Screws – 4pcs Set Orange 

and for the two TA03f

2x Tamiya 53268 TA03 Urethane Bumper Set for TA03F (at a super price, the lowest i could find)

and the second:

from Hobbyking with a short stop at Slovenian customs:

1x #9052000020/23361 Turnigy TrackStar 10.5T Sensored Brushless Motor 3250KV = $33.46

1x #XT60/9572 Nylon XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs) GENUINE = $3.19

1x #HKSS-prog/10458 Hobby King HKSS programming card for HK 150A ESC = $5.45

1x #AM1003A/67 4mm Gold Connectors 10 pairs (20pc) = $1.90

1x #WH-4MM-BLACK/3832 Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube – BLACK (1mtr) = $0.00

1x #WHS-4MM-RED/5277 Turnigy 4mm Heat Shrink Tube – RED (1mtr) = $0.00

1x #Sensor200mm/18740 200mm Sensor Lead with Mesh Guard = $1.49

1x #HK-SENS-60A/17232 Hobby King 60A Sensored/Sensorless Car ESC (1:10/1:12) = $38.23

1x #T1450-TX-3/9787 Turnigy 1450mAh 3S 11.1v Transmitter Lipoly Pack = $7.69

1x #XD-KP-237/9333 X-BLADE Spare SK-5 Steel blades (10pcs/set) = $0.99

2x #ES-05-6mm/9568 Wire Mesh Guard Orange 6mm (1mtr) = $0.98

The ESC and brushless will go into the Blitzer Beetle , the receiver pack into the GT3b , the rest was padding, oh and xt60 connectors .

Upgrade posts on the Dual Hunter and Blitzer Beetle will follow shortly.

Diva

Along with the Audi TT came the Diva of my collection , the beautiful Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Junior.

I’ve changed her over to oil shocks in preparation of Acto Tuned M Special motor install , but before i do that i need to fix the handling because at the moment the rear end break out every time i break from speed , some fiddling with the shocks will do the trick

Enjoy

Blue Bull

Today we went out to the track to find it completely unusable , since some jerk parked a semi truck with trailer on it . so we dropped by the backup location which is so so, also it has  nasty poles and you drop of a curb if you’re not careful (Mojca managed both due to receiver trouble)

it occurred to me that i haven’t posted any pictures of the TA04SS AUDI TT-R DTM yet so here she is . a beauty of a car . Running a sport tuned and 25t steel pinion, otherwise stock.

Enjoy the blue one , its yellow twin is still in painting.

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