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Old 02-21-2010, 04:28 AM   #121
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SO who still has there TL-01??
I do... Mustang SVT, never driven, built, stock 540 old style, full bearings, no hop-ups, no ESC

Tamiya Orange (mimic Boss 302 factory color) with flat back wing.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:49 AM   #122
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I do. I brought it back to life recently for my 5 year old son.

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:43 AM   #123
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That blue foam bumper is friggen huge!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #124
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whats the size of the stock damper is it 55 or 60mm im unsure where to measure from?
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:42 AM   #125
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Default Is a Tamiya TL01 Competitive in the 13.5T brushless class?

Decided to take a basic Tamiya TL-01, put in an old Novak GTB, Team Powers 13.5T, Orion 25c rocket pack, Futaba 3003 stock servo and see how competitive it is against the latest racing machines with Tekin RS Pros.

Given this is the first time I've run this TL01, happy to qualify 5th in the Amain. Below is a pic of my TL01 and my 416. Yes, I was happier with the TL01 and decided to use it.



Here is a video of Amain 1. Held my position and finished 5th. Not bad for a car that Tamiya released over 10 years ago

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Old 04-10-2010, 10:53 AM   #126
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Wow very nice. I'm pretty sure you're a very good driver though.

Out of curiouslity do you think you could've placed higher if you ran the 416?

I wonder if a TA03F Pro would've been more capable than the TL01? That one is about 10 years old too.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:54 AM   #127
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People bash the TL01 so much yet they race it and win. Add the LA kit supposedly will be even better!
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:44 PM   #128
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I was originaly getting my TL-01 ready for a Mod race because i didn`t want to race foam 10,5T and thats the only options i had i norway with touring car.

It was a kind of a protest to those superfast stuff.



To begin with the chassie weighted about 1700grams!




i used tit for rally 6-7 years ago.


So i startet to saw the crap out of the chassie. to lower the weight,

So to lower weight as much as possible i disassembled everything.

And i mean everything. i even took of the plastic around the ESC and radio. And no wonder the car was heavy. The radio and ESC was filled to the max with sand.




at the time i only had tools like knifes and umm saws. so i just took my knife and started to scrape of rills on the sides and stuff.

Later i got myself a small drill thing and started to cut out lots and lots of plastic from it.




then i used a tee light and melted the chassie so i could make new servo mounts and also make the servo laying down.


Tada!


gutted it some more and also made some cooling improvements.


that made the chassie to soft so i stiffened it upp with some carbon shafts that i got from a very entusiastic shop employee.

Some of the shafts was 5mm so i also lightened the gearbox.

Then i tried to make a 5mm carbon main shaft... that later broke due to a new engine mostly.

I even calculated the minimum shaft dim i believed would last in steel.



Then i figured /tested my old gear who was bacically junk.

wasted a lot of money on brushless 4.5T 500W motor and GTB and a
2.4hz radio (best single improvement ever!)

some tiny dampers and the rest i had, like adjustable camber links and toe. entire car is also got ballbearings (10 years old)

fancy pancy hexes in alu and later i also got CVDs since unoriginal dogbones snapped and the originals were more expensive than CVDs sent from OZZ.


i also got some 6mm offset wheels to widen and stabilize it.

then it got made a retro class and i diched the entire mod madness/protest and got ready for that. needs to buy a EZrun 9T and esc and new body and im good to go.

Batteri in picture is EFRA legal.


then i lightened it some more and made a grinder mill thing with a piece of wood and the hubs? from my wild dagger.








only chances now is that i want more toe in in the back since i worked out that it really helped on my xray T1Fk05 that currently is having the 4.5T motor.

to get that i need a spare chassie and then i mount the front steering stuff in the back and then i bolt the steering rods to something rugged.

woila! adjustable toe in the back.

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Old 04-10-2010, 06:51 PM   #129
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Hi Papero, the TL01 handled better than my 416. Speed wise it was around 3/10 per lap slower (on a 14 sec lap) but it was using only a 25c battery, standard servo, old GTB esc.

Next weekend I will transfer the electronics from my 416 to the TL01. That should give a fair "chassis" comparison.

Bottom line, the TL01 is a better car especially for newbies because:

- It is not tail happy. You can drive it without fear of oversteer.
- Less setup options to confuse you.
- Less maintenance (gear diff, sealed drivetrain, zero chassis tweak)
- It is 5 times cheaper and chassis looks better!



Click here for more photos and info about Project TL01.

Thanks for reading and hope it gives beginners more confidence that their "toy" rc cars is actually very competitive.
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Rccartips: your car looks good im going to do the same with my radio. i had it on the side like that myself back in the day.
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MatsNorway, thanks. I just made a simple lexan tray to mount the receiver on the side. I was reading your post but none of the images loaded. Could you repost the pics? ty.
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Thanks for reading and hope it gives beginners more confidence that their "toy" rc cars is actually very competitive.
Thank YOU! I love reading these kinds of posts, it gives an entirely different perspective on the whole new vs old and how little differences there are on some of the old "toy" stuff vs new stuff in actual real world performance.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #133
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Aww crap you need to logg in to se those. car is ugly and does not have very high finish but it will work... i think.

If i get a spare chassie i might re do it and give it more finish.

i might see if i can get pictures available again later.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:26 PM   #134
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To be honest, electric touring car racing is not my favorite. But when I raced the TL01 I started to enjoy and have fun.

The only touring car racing I love is Nitro. Maybe the loud whine of the TL01 transmission gears reminded me of that
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Pictures should be visible now. If not here is the tread, it should be visible too.

http://forum.radiostyrt.no/vb/showth...-til-racebanen
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