Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  2. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Woa. I WANT! I could hang my kids from that thing and buzz them around the yard!
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    Speakers to eleven, Captain!
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  4. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    I have no clue to be honest. I know nothing about electric rc stuff, or really rc stuff in general. All I've been able to find online is that the truck is the same as the Mini T and most parts will work, but even that is over my head :huh

    I bought the thing on a whim and kinda regret it since it's really pokey and small, but I can't resist modding stuff. Are there any good resources for a total noob?
  5. FPGT72

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    My first REAL rc car....if you ever decide to sell that thing, do some checking first....they can be worth a bit of money.

  6. FPGT72

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    I saw that vampire just last night....been a long time so I am going to have to do some reading before I go with a HK plane. I have bought servos and batts from them in the past (about 2yrs ago) and never a problem. They have a darn nice looking corsair as well. SE5a is pretty nice too.....at least they look nice in the photos.
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    I would go with the Elite Nimh packs as I am pretty sure teh Tazer ESC does not have a lipo cut off. You could upgrade it to a brushless system which would alomost certianly have lipo cut off and run lipo pack. It would be pretty quick too.
  8. pilot815

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    I really like the 1100 series. They are just the right size, use 3S lipos, and are very affordable. They also look great! I'll order one for my next plane. Probably the corsair or the mustang.
  9. Jeffy

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    Nice Lancia. That was one of the early cars from Tamiya, known as the first 100. Has the white plastic body which are nicely detailed unlike the poly you get on most today.

    My first Tamiya was a Midnight Pumpkin. Then I got a Hot Shot II. After that an Astute. Then I bought a used Bruiser that I rebuilt to almost perfect from a box of misc. parts. Should never have sold that thing. Bought a Grasshopper II sometime in there was well. My last Tamiya was a FWD JTCC Opel Vectra. Now I'm just waiting for Tamiya to re-introduce the Super Champ. It's been my favorite since the beginning. NIB can fetch a couple thousand in Ebay. Even built, and in decent condition, they're several hundred.

    Luckily, with that Lancia, you could rebuild the chassis if you need to as, it lived on for a LONG time. The Frog was retired and then re-released and I think it's still available. The BRAT was also re-released which also uses the same chassis. The Black Foot and the Monster Beetle used the same from all through the 80's and well into the 90's. The Monster Beetle was discontinued and the Black Foot took on a new frame as was renamed the Black Foot II.
  10. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  11. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    Great, thanks. Any chance you could point me to a good brushless system? Or tell me what to look for as far as compatibility? Could I just grab any system made for a Mini T?
  12. Jeffy

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  13. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    Hey Jeffy, a buddy of mine had a Concept 30 SR that he learned to hover with; as far as I know he's still got it. He might want to unload it since he's in the middle of a house move. I could ask if he's still got it. Any interest?
  14. Jeffy

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    Well, I don't have room for another heli. :lol3 I just need the tail controls at the end of the boom.
  15. FPGT72

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    I took some pics tonight...and as we are on Tamiya here are a few of mine.

    F103
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    TA-05 Trans Am Car

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    I will post some others up a little later....no need to bomb the thread.
  16. Jeffy

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    It's always cool to see old RC stuff. A TA-05 isn't even that old! Mine is a TA03F, IIRC.
  17. Wannabee

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    I wishI had all the original Tamiya kits that I built through the years . I built and ran more than half of the ones avalible Through the years , but being poor and having to trade one for another here and there , you can't keep them all.
    I love that F103 , if it ever needs a new home , contact me.
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    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    I think I have an old catalog with the f103 in it. Nice car. I just don't see me using mine anytime in the future. Should probably sell it.
  19. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    A recomendation for a brushless requiresd the following question;
    What is your budget?

    Additionally, there is the battery question. For a mild BL system the Nimh packs will work, but in the long run Lipo is hte way to go not matter what BL system you run. That means you need a Lipo compatable chager, balancing type prefered, a lipo sack for charging/storing and most likely a bit of re-gearing if you go with a high KV system.

    I have not used this system, but have HW systems in three of my RCs and am quite happy with them
    http://www.hobbypartz.com/hobbywing-ezrun-brushless-system-for-rc-cars.html

    Keep in mind that if you go with this or any other power system that you will need a receiver or possibly a radio and receiver as the stock unit is a combined ESC/receiver.
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    on a Tamiya theme....
    I am building up a Bigwig as a project, buy parts from e-bay gradually.
    don't need many parts to complete and not going 100% original, Hotshot wheels and some other brand of shocks as well.

    any recommendations on a motor?
    I don't want flat out performance, just for fun in the street and dirt in the yard

    will be my first tamiya RC, wanted it when it came out, never got it, now catching up with my days from a while back

    thanks

    Hay Ewe