Tamiya On-Road

Tamiya On-Road

Postby Lord Vondant » Tue May 21, 2013 2:08 pm

I own a couple of the Tamiya drifters. I then saw RC rallying and thought that would be epic fun. I was too cheap to buy another car (lol) and so i decided to mod my drifter to some extent.

Now I am not a big DIY person so did very minimal changes but I think it looks good now as a drifter and an offroad car.

Some pics:

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And my collection for my car alone;
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Re: Tamiya On-Road

Postby RCRoadtrain » Wed May 22, 2013 4:43 am

drifters eh?
is that a tt01 chassis I see?
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Re: Tamiya On-Road

Postby Lord Vondant » Wed May 22, 2013 1:37 pm

RCRoadtrain wrote:drifters eh?
is that a tt01 chassis I see?


Yes it is. As I said, It was originally a drifter, but with modding the suspension arms and adding "Tamiya Rally Block" tyres, it works very well off-road.

Been great fun and have caught a fair bit of air when attempting small jumps ... =)

Have you got one?
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Re: Tamiya On-Road

Postby RCRoadtrain » Wed May 22, 2013 2:16 pm

We've got a HBX clone of the tt01, it went ok until I fed it a lipo.. and blew the diffs apart!

On order, the new version: TT02. Should arrive here in about a week or so.. :D

As for drifters, I'm using a TA04S, with both diffs locked and a front one way installed..
And starting from tonight, a MST FS01D V2.. set up with the 1.82 countersteer option.
..also on order, a devil from R2hobbies, another front-motor chassis also with 1.8 countersteer installed..


....going sideways is fun!!
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Re: Tamiya On-Road

Postby Lord Vondant » Fri May 31, 2013 6:33 pm

Sorry for late reply.
What are the differences between the TT01 and the TT02. Presume it is purely size difference? More compact?

I have a video somewhere of my car competing in an On-Road/Off-Road Rally. A bit of air but also wrote parts of the car off lol..

Broke the following that day:

1x Alloy Drive Shaft.
3x Steering Knuckles.
2x Car Rims.
1x Rally Block Tyre.
1x Body Shell.
1x Rear Bumper.
2x Front Bumper.
1x Receiver.
1x ESC (marine tronics, was meant to be water proofed, managed to prove it wasn't).
2x 540 Motor.
1x Stripped Pinion gear.
1x Rear Spoiler.

Was an eventful day lol...
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Re: Tamiya On-Road

Postby RCRoadtrain » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:45 am

Size difference between the TT01 and TT02? I don't think there's any.. beyond the 02's ability to be put together in two different wheelbases, a feature more Tamiya chassis are being designed with. But not have one of each to put side by side, its going to be difficult to compare the differences. From the pictures, they don't seem different at all..
A lot of the hopup parts for the tt01 fit the tt02.
Haven't started the construction yet, the missus wants to do it.

I did start on the r2hobbies 'the devil' drift chassis.
My recommendation: stick to Tamiya chassis.
Seriously. Stick to Tamiya.
The devil kit was not only missing some parts, but was also missing the instructions.

So I contacted R2Hobbies... and then the 'language barrier' started.... X(
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