OK, here is my final version of the static strap. Now using eyelets which are crimped and soldered onto the wire. Makes the setup very easy to fit and remove, also the assembly has no effect on the tweak or integrity of the chassis. See previous posts on this blog here and here.
Here is my interpretation of the KO static fix mentioned earlier. I hope you can make it out. Basically I have fitted cone washers upside down in the countersunk holes, with round head screws through them to grip the wire. The wire is some thin black bell wire from Maplin (bought a long time ago), which … Continue reading Tamiya TA05-R static problems – Part II
Tamiya recently released a statement about static electricity building up in the TA05-R chassis, and potentially causing problems with your metal-geared servo - full statement here. This is something I had never, ever heard of happening with another car, but I do think I have experienced the phenomenon myself. Mid-race the servo "lost" it's neutral position … Continue reading Tamiya TA05-R static problems
For what it's worth here are a few brief tips for building the TA05-R... Before you start - get a replacement hex screw set. Phillips screws are not up to the job on this car - see my previous blog entry http://www.sosidge.com/2007/04/18/hex-screw-kit-for-the-tamiya-ta05-r/ Also make sure you have good quality tools to hand, Tamiya supply a couple … Continue reading Tamiya TA05-R Build Tips
Close up of the centre of the drivetrain. Switched from the Tamiya 0.4 module spur to a Kawada 76T 48dp spur - I'm told that the largest you can fit is a 78T. Pinion is RW Racing steel jobbie, these are well suited to the car as the design means that they can be put … Continue reading A few pics of the Tamiya TA05-R – Part II
Sun sort of came out this afternoon so I though I would take advantage and get the camera out... Shell is a Protoform Mazdaspeed 6. Custom paint job courtesy of Tamiya PS-1 rattlecan. Wheels are JC Ascari (I think). Note how I haven't cut the slots in the rear wing. This is because I couldn't … Continue reading A few pics of the Tamiya TA05-R
I'm now the proud owner of the new limited edition Tamiya TA05-R touring chassis - pics and more details to follow. In brief I am really impressed and the car is fast. In the meantime, I recommend any owner get a hex screw kit before they even start the build to replace the standard Phillips … Continue reading Hex screw kit for the Tamiya TA05-R