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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

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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 🙂

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

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