Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

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Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:39 pm

Another saga.... The Tamiya TA05 platform such a great car. Then came the VDF... The OG blue one. I love my blue VDF. I had to get this one when it came out. I been sitting on a unopened box since like beginning of 2011. I waited for the gold bulk heads to be released they came out in late June. Still hoping the release a gold colored front one way. Wishful thinking, but that what people said about gold bulkheads. I took my time sourcing some parts before the build. Set it up to be born as a CounterSteer car!

The Build:

The box and Hop Up parts!
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The nice colored coded parts bags! Gotta love Tamiya.
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Bag A
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Steering Rack wiper style.
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Optional Gold Bulk Heads from Tamiya.
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Optional Aluminum diff housing from Tamiya.
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Bag B
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Running front 16t/18t rear. Waiting for 20T for the rear.
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The largest spur out of the 3 supplied with the kit.
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Bag C
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3racing Aluminum disc brake hex hubs.
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Bag D
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Limited Edition TB Evo 5 smoke body post and bumper braces from Tamiya.
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Wheels are HPI Work Emotions 3mm offset striped of chrome and painted Gold!
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Completed Chassis!
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Stock Steering Angle...
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Outside shots!
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The Review:

The build took me about 4 hours. I think I got chassis building down to a science (hehe). The fit and finish of Tamiya kits is the best in the industry, only rivaled by Yokomo. I found the extra parts especially the e-clips when I was building the shock very key. I lost a couple but luckily the kit included exactly two extra. the TRF shocks are amazing, but the stock spring are less desirable. I decided not to run droop screw on the rear arms, but ran factory droop on the front end. I know how the chassis will handle so I know its going to be a fun car to drive. Great thing about VDFs you can find parts all over the interweb. I definitely recommend this car for beginners. Yes it is not cheap, but why by a lesser car and upgrade when you can start of with the illest!
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
HB/HPI - TC-FD - Build thread click HERE
Yokomo - SSG DRB - Build thread click HERE
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Poppe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:56 am

Looks nice, where did you buy the bulkheads? Looked for theme but haven´t found them :Think:
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:39 pm

Poppe wrote:Looks nice, where did you buy the bulkheads? Looked for theme but haven´t found them :Think:


Thanks yo! I got the bulkheads off eBay as soon as they were released. Being that the gold version was a limited release I dunno if they are still around.

Do you need the part number?
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
HB/HPI - TC-FD - Build thread click HERE
Yokomo - SSG DRB - Build thread click HERE
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Poppe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:16 pm

Murdock wrote:
Poppe wrote:Looks nice, where did you buy the bulkheads? Looked for theme but haven´t found them :Think:


Thanks yo! I got the bulkheads off eBay as soon as they were released. Being that the gold version was a limited release I dunno if they are still around.

Do you need the part number?

Aha, I see. I´ve got the part no but they are all sold out *-|
Thanks anyway :wave:
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:17 pm

I saw some bulkheads on ebay. Good luck finding some.
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Poppe » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:41 pm

Murdock wrote:I saw some bulkheads on ebay. Good luck finding some.

Thanks Murdock but I manage to find some parts in gold :up:

This is mine VDF
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:15 pm

Dammmm bro! You ish is hella GOLD! props.
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Im looking for gold motor and ESC...
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:07 pm

Goldie is back! I been calling this gold VDF Goldfinger. Its been a minute since I made some updates to this chassis. After months of sourcing gold parts, CS pulleys, and trying to decide which electronics setup I was going to try I finally finished this car up. Only had one lipo on it today but it sure is running nice. I think it handles better then my blue VDF. When I built my blue VDF I was still running 50/50. This chassis is 54% CS.

Make: Tamiya
Model: TA-05 VDF Gold Edition

Date: 01/14/2012
Track surface: Firm Carpet
Tire: OEM T-Drift slick
Motor & ESC: Tekin RS 8.5 Combo

Front

Camber: 5
Toe: 0
Caster hubs: 0
Ride height: .5mm
Springs: Tamiya Stock OEM
Bumper weight: 0
Sway-Bar: None
Shock Oil: 30wt
Other: Tamiya Aluminum Ball Diff Housing

Rear

Camber: 4
Toe: 2.5
Ride height: 1mm
Springs: Tamiya Stock OEM
Sway-Bar: None
Shock Oil: 30wt
Other: Square Gold 30T Rear Pulley

Drive Train

Gearing: Final drive = 6.56
Front: 37T
Center: 16T/20T
Rear: 30T
CS%: 1.54 = 54%
Spur: 128T 48 pitch - Tamiya Big Spur
Pinion: 36T 48 pitch - Tamiya Steel Gear

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Please enjoy!
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
HB/HPI - TC-FD - Build thread click HERE
Yokomo - SSG DRB - Build thread click HERE
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby sin91 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:40 pm

very nice murdock! I just picked up a second gold vdf as the other one is a shelf queen. I'm trying to source some gold bulkheads at the moment. would you happen to know if anyone sells replacement gold aluminum turnbuckles?

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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:50 pm

Man... parts for the gold VDF are getting hard to find. I tend to surf ebay quite often. ebay, banzai hobbies, and super RC maybe be the only places that have gold VDF parts left or access to them. Good luck yo. Let me know if you find a gold FOW. I been looking for a FOW in gold...

Oh try calling Tamiya too. you never know what they have.

So I been testing the chassis lately and I can get speed back on my transitions. I think the stock springs are the culprit, but anyone have ideas on good soft springs for the VDF?
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby snowrider » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:28 am

look here:
http://broadtechonlineshop.com/eaglesho ... x?type=New
I am a lot of gold to his VDF bought right here
good luck :)
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Re: Official Tamiya TA05VDF Gold Edition Build & Resource Thread

Postby Murdock » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks for the link!
MST - MS-01D Pro - Build thread click HERE
Tamiya - TA05VDF - Build thread click HERE
HB/HPI - TC-FD - Build thread click HERE
Yokomo - SSG DRB - Build thread click HERE
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