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Old 12-05-2019, 10:47 AM
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Ok can only go slow for soo longg.
Gone Full Euro Super truck.Oil shocks, carbon stays
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveM
I am using a Futaba S9452 servo, but only because I had it in my pit box. I am sure a Savox SG-1251MG would be more than enough.
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Most if not all of our regulars us the Savox SG-1251MG.
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I run an Associated Reedy 1514mg digital servo. 33$ and it is plenty fast for this thing.
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Iíve tried a Futaba $10 old servo, Airtronics $130 servo and currently running the savox 1271, really have not noticed any difference. The reason I changed was because my old cheap Futaba was analog and didnít trust the centering. I broke the Airtronics and then bought the new savox. The difference in speed requires a little adjustment on your driving or slow it with the radio adjustment. I didnít notice anything due to torque differences. Stay with what you have if itís not broken.

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I have 2 fat fox trucks, same brake settings in each ESC, yet one grabs almost instantly and the other gradually slows like an 8th scale ebuggy would. Even softening the brake strength on the esc from 60 to 10, they still grab with the same force it feels. Any ideas?
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ironzgti35
I have 2 fat fox trucks, same brake settings in each ESC, yet one grabs almost instantly and the other gradually slows like an 8th scale ebuggy would. Even softening the brake strength on the esc from 60 to 10, they still grab with the same force it feels. Any ideas?
I assume you are using the included Tamiya TBLE-02S speed control with the included silver can motor. If this is the case then there are no brake adjustments you can make with this ESC.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:54 PM
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Picked up a Euro truck kit from my local track on black Friday. Going to build it this weekend. I am going to be building it with the included ESC and motor to keep with the spec racing my track does when they do run on road in the parking lot, only additional thing I have for it is a set of ball bearings. Anything I should note when building it or tips?
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:25 PM
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A 3mm tap is always good to have with any Tamiya kit.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by A_Locomotive
Picked up a Euro truck kit from my local track on black Friday. Going to build it this weekend. I am going to be building it with the included ESC and motor to keep with the spec racing my track does when they do run on road in the parking lot, only additional thing I have for it is a set of ball bearings. Anything I should note when building it or tips?
The Tamiya Truck is assembled almost exclusively with the self taping screws and having the proper Philips screwdriver is essential. If running outdoors on asphalt, you might consider a set of rubber sealed bearings.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
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A proper JIS screwdriver is more essential. Philips never quite fit.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:34 AM
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First, JIS screwdrivers help.

Here's a link:
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Second, put a little bit of grease on the screws as you put them in. I usually put a dab on my work surface and just touch the first thread or two into it. When you lubricate the threads, you can feel them bottom out much easier, preventing stripping. They won't back out.

You'll want some thick oil, million, 500k weight for tuning. But that's not a "today" thing. Stiffening the front diff can help stabilize corner entry, and makes the truck run a bit more like a normal touring car.

You're going to glue your tires to the rims. While you're buying the glue, get some "kicker" or "accelerator" to dry the glue. You'll need a 20oz pop bottle, so you can glue your tires sidewalls properly. But that's a tuning thing to do at the track, depending on how your car is going for you.

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A 3mm tap is always good to have with any Tamiya kit.
"not this one" Because it's all self tappers. And to be specific, you want a 3mm THREAD FORMING tap. You don't want to cut any plastic away. And that tap litterally knocked 45 minutes off the build time of my TA07.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:17 PM
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Yeah you're right. I did mean a thread forming tap. It has been quite a while since I built my truck. Was probably thinking of the TA07 Pro and TA07 R that I built, it did really help on those. Too many Tamiyas to keep track of..lol
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Whats a decent budget transmitter for somebody just starting out?
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Originally Posted by travis_g
Whats a decent budget transmitter for somebody just starting out?
Spektrum DX2E
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Question. So my euro truck is around 90% complete, did that in a sitting while watching Sister Act. Haha anyway question about the body posts. At one point there are options for the body posts depending on which body you are using, which is extremely vague which posts do I use for the cab over bodies?
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The body manual tells you how to set those up.
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Just finished it and took it out for a test drive. Man this thing is gonna be fun. Not sure if its normal with these or if its because the ground is a little wet from the rain, but I had it drifting around the man hole covers in the road. Its a good! Cant wait till SDRC does the parking lot racing again!
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