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Old 12-13-2011, 01:24 PM   #151
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Dave, can you post a pic of the rear axle without the tires mounted? Also can you post a pic of the inside of the rear wheel?

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:19 PM   #152
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Dave, can you post a pic of the rear axle without the tires mounted? Also can you post a pic of the inside of the rear wheel?

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Check the first post in this thread Dude, if it's not there I can shoot some pics later this week when I get back into town.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:36 PM   #153
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Check the first post in this thread Dude, if it's not there I can shoot some pics later this week when I get back into town.
Pics aren't clear enough, even with zoom. Can you post some close-up shots when you its convenient for you?

Either that or a link to the manual would be great.

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:07 AM   #154
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Rolled the RM out to TQ yesterday for a shakedown.

Out of the box setup, full kit tires and all, she ran well.

This is going to be a fun class for TCS, and with a little tuning can hang with the group of 12th blinky racers.

Result of 1st 8min shakedown run


Here's a couple pics (TQ)Sean Park took.






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Old 12-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #155
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Rolled the RM out to TQ yesterday for a shakedown.

Out of the box setup, full kit tires and all, she ran well.

This is going to be a fun class for TCS, and with a little tuning can hang with the group of 12th blinky racers.

Result of 1st 8min shakedown run

You ran that with the kit's Tom's body also?

Also, are you running without a booster? I don't see it or you must have wired it stealthy.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #156
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I like the look of these, what are they going for street price?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:21 AM   #157
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I like the look of these, what are they going for street price?
$179.00 - $189.00 is what I've seen so far.

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Ran it just like you see it there.
TQ Booster is plugged into 3rd channel on receiver, mounted next to receiver "Stealthy"

The RM was really fun to drive, had plenty of steering.
Would like to soften the setup and glue the front tires, as it was grip rolling for the first few minutes with only half sauce up front.
Large dia tires on high grip rug will do that, shouldn't be an issue on asphalt.
The stock foam compound was great though, don't see the need to try anything else for carpet, that's kinda cool as they come in the box

For someone looking to get into 12th scale, this is about as easy as it gets.
It's the little things Tamiya do that make it so nice.
Highly detailed body, with, exact cut lines/body mount marks, one color paint, and the best decals in the biz.
Wheels, tires, bearings incl, in other words, it's a Tamiya

Just add electronics and your there.

As you can see the standard 12th blinky 1s lipo and BL motor fit and work perfectly.
I would suggest using a motor & esc from the TCS spec list, so you can race it in TCS races, and club races.
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:30 AM   #158
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The TEKIN RS (As seen in your test car) as well as many of the normally available "blinky" ESC's ARE allowed for the 1/12 GT TCS class
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how does she handle on asphalt?
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I would suggest using a motor & esc from the TCS spec list, so you can race it in TCS races, and club races.
How about a link.
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Lookin' good Dave!
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Rolled the RM out to TQ yesterday for a shakedown.

Out of the box setup, full kit tires and all, she ran well.

This is going to be a fun class for TCS, and with a little tuning can hang with the group of 12th blinky racers.

Result of 1st 8min shakedown run


Here's a couple pics (TQ)Sean Park took.






Thank you Dave,

Your car looks so cool, different.... it's tempting....

Too bad my new camera broke, next time will get better picture...

The race video will be up tonight.

Thanks.
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Man, and just when I was thinking to myself it's a good thing Tamiya don't have a 1/12 pan car because I would buy on in a heartbeat! I like the retro look and feel of it. I guess I will wait and see what hop-ups they make for it and a possible "R" kit as an excuse to not order one now.

What is this blinky mode ESC I hear people talking about though? I am still a dinosaur running a brushed 12 turn Orion with Novak GTX.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #164
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Man, and just when I was thinking to myself it's a good thing Tamiya don't have a 1/12 pan car because I would buy on in a heartbeat! I like the retro look and feel of it. I guess I will wait and see what hop-ups they make for it and a possible "R" kit as an excuse to not order one now.

What is this blinky mode ESC I hear people talking about though? I am still a dinosaur running a brushed 12 turn Orion with Novak GTX.
Boost=electronic timing advance, this is the most efficient way to drive a brushless motor, the timing is applied incrementally to keep peak performance from 0 rpm to max rev limit, the issue here is that a 17.5 motor for instance, is now as quick as a 13.5 motor for 1s, and more like a mild mod motor with 2s.

Timing= a mechanical adjustment to the endbell of a motor like in the brushed motors of days gone by. This method of timing advance will also increase performance to a point, but in doing so the motor will produce more heat, and reduce durability over time.

Blinky mode refers to no electronic timing advance. Most esc's have a blinking light to note "no timing mode"
Open esc = boosted, or modified.
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Thanks RedBull. I knew about boost and timing from a bit of basher/club racing, but the blinky stuff was new.
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