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Old 03-07-2020, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jamsandolina View Post
Hello. I'm trying to get all my tools in order before I order my truck. What size hex is the pinion grub screw .50mm or 1.50mm? Thanks for the help.
Tamiya is all metric so you need a 1.5mm
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Old 03-07-2020, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveM View Post
Tamiya is all metric so you need a 1.5mm
thanks for the help.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by nrtv20 View Post
I also bought the upgraded servo saver, how do you mount the steering link to it?
I need some help with this as well.
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:54 PM
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All of the Tamiya TT-01e kits that I've built have included a small "L-shaped allen tool" so that you can attach the pinion to the motor. It has proven adequate for the few times I've needed to install and/or change a pinion. If someone is on a budget, there should be no need to purchase this tool as it is included in the kit.

A quick tip with cheap allen tools is that the ends can get damaged. If that happens, a quick fix is to grind/sand away the damaged part. A rotary tool with a sanding disc will provide quick work of this task.

The TT-01 kits are fairly easy to build if you have access to a few basic tools such as a #2 screw driver, hobby knife, and a pair of scissors. Usually near the beginning of the instruction manual it will list what tools are required to build Tamiya kits. All of the current Tamiya kits have their manuals available to download in .pdf format directly from Tamiya's website

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Tamiya Part# 74085 looks like a nice little r/c tool kit - https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/tools/rc-tool-set-2/
It has most of the common tools you would need to work on many Tamiya r/c kits & it comes in blue! It is available through various shopping websites.

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:33 AM
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With the new onroad track opening 1.5 miles from me, I decided to build one of these to run along with F1 and VTA.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:10 AM
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How common are broken wheels with these? We had two people break three wheels during practice last Saturday.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:23 AM
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It's common to break the rear wheels. You can run the from wheels on the rear to help that.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:58 AM
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Has anyone seen any news on when the new Tamiya 58683 RC TANKPOOL24 MERCEDES ACTROS Tt-01 Type E is supposed to be released. I've found a few articles and pictures online but nothing that indicates a release date.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:38 PM
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We were thinking the same thing as they look beefer around the hub.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:39 PM
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Question about battery connectors and TCS compliance. Not that there’ll be TCS races anytime soon, but I just wanna solder once.

TCS rules say you “can” change the battery connectors to Deans plugs. The Venom LiPo pack I have comes with XT60 plugs from the factory and I’d rather keep that and just get the male XT60 for the esc. Will this be ok per TCS? Or switch to Deans male and female? Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by viking44 View Post
Question about battery connectors and TCS compliance. Not that there’ll be TCS races anytime soon, but I just wanna solder once.

TCS rules say you “can” change the battery connectors to Deans plugs. The Venom LiPo pack I have comes with XT60 plugs from the factory and I’d rather keep that and just get the male XT60 for the esc. Will this be ok per TCS? Or switch to Deans male and female? Thanks in advance.
That is an interesting question. I cannot imagine that someone, including TCS, would care if you ran an adapter that ultimately still connected to the ESC as a Tamiya plug. I'm assuming the goal of only allowing Deans is to prevent any perceived advantage by switching to bullets, or some other low resistance connector. Hopefully someone with some actual insight will chime in.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by nrtv20 View Post
I also bought the upgraded servo saver, how do you mount the steering link to it?
Ive tried using the Tamiya hi-torque servo saver during my build but it was near impossible to get the servo mounted without some binding or contact when the steering sweeps. Ideally, a tie rod with ball joints from the servo saver to the central bar, but I think that’s not allowed. I just ended up using the stock servo saver.
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I'm in need of a euro truck spring. I'm building a Fat Fox and the kit is missing one. Can't find a replacement anywhere online for sale except outside of the US. Was antsy to go racing this weekend but too late 😞. Maybe by next weekend? 😁.
Has to be a box stock spring. Thanks if anyone can help!
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Originally Posted by bmr View Post
I'm in need of a euro truck spring. I'm building a Fat Fox and the kit is missing one. Can't find a replacement anywhere online for sale except outside of the US. Was antsy to go racing this weekend but too late 😞. Maybe by next weekend? 😁.
Has to be a box stock spring. Thanks if anyone can help!
Send me a PM,
I believe I have a few extra, I can mail you one.
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Send me a PM,
I believe I have a few extra, I can mail you one.
Pm sent. Much appreciated!
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