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by tamiya
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Novak & SpeedPassion
Replies: 0
Views: 811

Novak & SpeedPassion

Just a headsup if anybody is unaware, Novak electronics shutdown last year, very sad for a company that's been around for many decades. SpeedPassion otoh... dunno what's up with them, haven't made anything new for 2-3yrs and last Xmas their website went offline - so it's anybody's guess. Sad as thei...
by tamiya
Fri May 09, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain/ Gearing
Topic: One way options Sakura d3
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: One way options Sakura d3

R31 has pulley in middle, D3 needs it to one side... be easier to buy the right part.
by tamiya
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more so-cal hpi
Replies: 13
Views: 2157

Re: No more so-cal hpi

Not the first time THE ROT SETS IN when you outsource your manufacturing to Asia when the USD is strong,
then when USD devalues again you gain nothing but have lost all your skilled labour.
by tamiya
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The devil drift" r2chassis
Replies: 88
Views: 23232

Re: "The devil drift" r2chassis

vimal wrote:Does anyone know if they will be bringing out alu hopups for this chassis? All I really want is a alu motor mount... will probably have one made if they do not decide to make them...


if they've copied the Eagle 16FM exactly... that 'genuine' part should fit :Think:
by tamiya
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anybody used this?
Replies: 11
Views: 3751

Re: Has anybody used this?

Pro3 is very unique, one of a kind.

Pro/Pro2 is what Sprint/Sprint2 is based upon, many parts similar to the point of interchangeability.
by tamiya
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

That's sort of what I figured. Should I just grab a set of the pre mounted tire/wheel packs on rcmart with my other stuff? And what's a safe offset to start with? I know I probably can't expect to get perfect fitment with the body before getting it put together and looking at everything. 0-3mm offs...
by tamiya
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gt86 /BRZ/ FRS Shells
Replies: 6
Views: 2213

Re: Gt86 /BRZ/ FRS Shells

HPI makes Scion, not sure if they've been released for general sale yet. Could be a dealer promo item still.
by tamiya
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

get some proper tyres bud, kit hoops are only good for display
by tamiya
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The devil drift" r2chassis
Replies: 88
Views: 23232

Re: "The devil drift" r2chassis

Dr.Fate wrote:guys it's a clone of the active hobby ta06 Front motor conversion in plastic.


look again & look closer bud... TA06 has geared transmission at 1 end, not "Three Belts Drive"
by tamiya
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about light buckets
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: question about light buckets

HPI doesn't make injection-molded styrene parts like Tamiya & Yokomo,
vac-formed lexan is the best you'd see from HPI afaik
by tamiya
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100% overdive not holding angle-help!
Replies: 25
Views: 4294

Re: 100% overdive not holding angle-help!

is your ESC doing dragbrake?
by tamiya
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura CS Drift Sport Prototype
Replies: 42
Views: 14777

Re: 3 Racing Sakura CS Drift Sport Prototype

its probably just a 3rd-party CF chassis set for the D3 CS, that silver fibreglass
material looks a lot like what some cloner like TOPENDHOBBY currently use
by tamiya
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

yeah u could... or just snap them off with pliers & cleanup with a blade

i left them on as indicator which edge should point forwards ;)
by tamiya
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

FunkRenegade wrote:What's wrong with the suspension? Sakura suspension is a tamiya 41X copy.


not any more... afaik they've since gone & done their own thing

D3 CS arms got stupid "batwing" style protrusions that afaik do nothing but poke my hand, PITA (hand!) when building/wrenching
by tamiya
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Springs
Replies: 31
Views: 3527

Re: Hard Springs

T has Red - soft (like chrome on driftspec chassis) Yellow - medium (like silver/chrome/goldish on tourer kits) Blue - hard ... white = harder purple = even harder :) these colours are their ratings, in some ltd edn sets the springs themselves can come in all-white or all-blue etc with only colour d...
by tamiya
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Tamiya TA05-VDF2
Replies: 77
Views: 28508

Re: Tamiya TA05-VDF2

VDF has same 112/120/128 spur trio in the kitbox, manual shows 128 being used

VDFii manual shows 112 being used (& the 128 is pictured blacked out "unused")


haha are you an iOS developer? i signedup yrs ago but haven't done anything further :yawn:
by tamiya
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Tamiya TA05-VDF2
Replies: 77
Views: 28508

Re: Tamiya TA05-VDF2

manual says there's 4 spurs in the kit:- 105, 112, 120, 128 @ 04mod kit pinion is 38 there's only max 4mm in motormount screw slots to move front/back, be less in perpendicular to spur diff pulleys are 37, the other 4 small pulleys are all 18 the 1st small pulley (driving front diff) CANNOT GO BIGGE...
by tamiya
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ta03F CS
Replies: 150
Views: 22293

Re: Ta03F CS

TA03RS has exact same pulleys as TA03F/R/FS/RS... the shorties only have a shorter belt
by tamiya
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Tamiya TA05-VDF2
Replies: 77
Views: 28508

Re: Tamiya TA05-VDF2

make a list of what you need measured bud, will see what i can do
by tamiya
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

i might have a go carving out the kit stockers... :)

if that fails, otherwise might try some double cardans
by tamiya
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TA05 Parts needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Re: TA05 Parts needed

both belts do same job


you don't need to buy Tamiya turnbuckles, any other brand of same size will work

in UK probably easiest to find Schumacher spareparts, there's plenty of turnbuckles in their bags.
by tamiya
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS
Replies: 446
Views: 95323

Re: 3 Racing Sakura D3 CS

vimal wrote:...I ordered the Eagle Racing TA05 V2 high angle CVDs (yes they fit) as they have over 55 degrees turning angle and they good quality and cheap :)


what length are you getting?

D3CS is 44mm vs TA05v2 is 46mm :Think:
by tamiya
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TEH-R31 counter steer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: TEH-R31 counter steer?

TEH, specifically, needs two upgrades, iirc; 1. replace the plastic pulley c-pin style with metal pin and rubber o-ring (to retain it). Local shops should have similar sized pins from other kits and the o-ring could come from Ace Hardware. Or just order the kit for $3. 2. upgrade the front CVDs - t...
by tamiya
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: WIP Bodies
Topic: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead
Replies: 5
Views: 2258

Re: HPI RS4 Pro 3, back from the dead

don't bother, causes more problems than its worth. If your chassis is designed as forward or front motor then that's great & can be beneficial in only SOME track/layout/design/driver circumstances; you're better off practising with a properly-setup reliable car than spending time cobbling togeth...
by tamiya
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good for drift 'SERVO'
Replies: 24
Views: 5251

Re: Good for drift 'SERVO'

...I think some recievers need a booster cap for savox servers because of their high current draw - mostly affects spektrum (that was two years ago though) its more the capacity of your BEC in your ESC; the RX doesn't make any power itself fast Savox are juice thirsty for sure; if your ESC only got...

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