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Old 02-21-2010, 03:28 AM
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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, 05:49 AM
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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, 06:43 AM
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That blue foam bumper is friggen huge!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:53 AM
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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, 08:42 AM
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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, 09:53 AM
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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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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, 05:51 PM
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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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Old 04-11-2010, 03:15 AM
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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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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
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, 03:26 PM
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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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Old 04-27-2010, 03:14 AM
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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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