I’ve got a soft spot for Tamiya’s Sport Tuned motor. It was fitted as standard to my Avante 2001 buggy, and I always found it to be surprisingly rapid – outperforming the supposedly faster motors I had been using before. Of course, I was about 14 years old and didn’t know very much about motor […]Read more "Inside the Tamiya Sport Tuned motor"
You may have seen a lot of people at the track with the Fastrax Mega Hauler (or the HPI one, or the many identical models). You’ve probably also seen how many of them are held together with bungee straps after the zip broke. Well, after less than a year of ownership, my zip has broken […]Read more "Why my hauler broke…"
Modern RC cars have a huge amount of setup adjustments, and have even got to the point where changing the flexibility of components is seen as a valid setup change. I call shenanigans. My touring cars have all driven the same after a few tweaks. The smoothness of the rear diff makes more difference to […]Read more "Setting your car up with the radio"
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Regular readers will know that my trusty Futaba 3VC transmitter finally gave up the ghost a couple of months ago. I borrowed a wheel radio for a little while, and although it felt good on the big on-road track, the fine control wasn’t there on a smaller off-road track. So I decided to order the […]Read more "Futaba 3GR – fingertip steering rates modification"
Pushed the gearing too far in 17.5 Blinky last night at West Wilts Model Car Club – it’s a small carpet track, very twisty, not much of a straight either, and 4.1:1 with the Vampire 17.5 at maximum timing was too much. Cue a smoke-bomb after 3 and a half minutes! Entirely my fault, because […]Read more "Blew up my motor and ESC – lets have a look inside!"