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February 18, 2011

Tamtech Frog

got one for my daughter. I have been running GB02 mini champ for years. and this Frog is GB01 chassis. thanks to Al.

installed Losi mini-T shocks which were already purchased for this. the pink spring from losi is too soft. and the stock tamtech spring is too hard. so I had to put 3 thick spacers on each front shock with losi pink spring. even the springs look great with the body












related posts:
http://59burst.blogspot.com/2011/01/tamctech-buggy-champ-gb-02-suspension.html

http://59burst.blogspot.com/2010/12/tamiya-tamtech-buggy-champ.html

February 17, 2011

tamiya pink wheels part II

it was started from here
http://59burst.blogspot.com/2011/02/got-pink-wheels-from-tamiya.html

got HPI 6115 today. but there was no spacer for 10mm wheels. all the spacers are for 11mm. but my metric step bit did it's job well


Wonder Dog Fighter wing from #6188

early Dog Fighter 834B came with a small wing which was from RC-12EX. I still have the original from AE. later Wonder Dog Fighter 834B came with a large wing. you can see the pictures here
http://59burst.blogspot.com/2010/12/testing.html


the wing I got from AE #6188 sprint wing kit
















lexan chain cover for YZ-834B

the chain cover is only for protect cables and wires from the chain. but it's hard to find these days. I made one myself from 1mm thick lexan sheet. the first attempt was not far from the original cover except it didn't have the rear end screw hole



there was no issue from the test run with the new cover. but I felt that I had to add something to hold the cover securely. it looks bad as you can see. BTW, the white parts is a leftover from RPM steering for RC10


February 16, 2011

YZ-834B chassis dimension update

this chassis was made from the topic
http://59burst.blogspot.com/2011/01/yz-834b-roll-bar-dimensions.html
I noticed the dimensions need to be updated while I build with new chassis


NOTE:
1. the distance between the 2 screws on the center should be 12mm. it was updated in the old topic as well

2. the distance between the 2 screws for front bulkhead should be 49mm. updated on the original file

3. the distance between the 2 screws for rear gear box is 32.5mm. but 32mm would be better for holding the box secure. and will make the inside safe from dirt

February 15, 2011

834B in red

minsoo (ebay seller pargu2000) brought me this aluminum chassis today. I won't race with this one. but it looks great



an idea for RC10 body mounting

my buddy showed me this way. and I tried myself. only the reason he did this was to save the body post. and I think it will save the body itself from damage due to the body post. we know the cracks around the post. the job was quite simple with a hair dryer.


February 10, 2011

another 834B project - Part II

cleaned the parts up and finished to rebuild. I got #1 and #2 trinity 834B's now. they both have improved gears, hardened axles, Trinity chassis', later steerings, and Novak gears. only the difference is #1 (with Lipo setup) has AYK Race Prep dogbones which are much stronger



February 9, 2011

another 834B project

grabbed this off ebay a month ago. and started to clean the parts up today. and I noticed it was a original RPS SE with trinity chassis. actually I bought this for the chassis. 'cuase my tirinity chassis has worn out. I didn't think it was a RPS SE but just had a RPS roll bar when I saw this on ebay. but amazingly it had all the hardwares in RPS kit. the gears are like new. and the parts are as well. most of all, the shocks are still in great shape

it will be back to life in a couple of hours. Al hates the white bumpers. but I can't wait to show him this with a white bumper

HPI UNO motor

Masami won his first world title with Schumacher CAT powered by HPI Uno motor at '87. the motor I got was released after his winning, with '87 World Champion lettering and his autograph.



February 7, 2011

RC10 got pink wheels from tamiya

got the wheels and tried on my '91 RPM runner. I didn't cut the rear end of the chassis. so the offset is right for none-offset wheels. the metric adapters are coming too
http://59burst.blogspot.com/2010/12/nice-pink-wheels-from-tamiya.html

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXN055&P=7

before


and after