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Posted by KristofferR | Feb 25, 2018 @ 02:35 PM | 6,955 Views
On the CC01, there is a screwed down plastic shelf that holds the ESC and receiver, as well as holding the battery pack in place. The reduction gear installation meant there was less space for the battery. It could fit in theory, standing on edge.

Removing the shelf and cutting it in two parts before screwing it back on provided shelves and space for a mid mounted battery. A forward dual strap mount is available too. Now my CC01 is capable of holding up to three 2200mAh LiPO:s in parallel which should provide a long runtime.

The LED installation is finished and the cables are held with hot glue and the interior fits nicely using the Tamiya-supplied pads and velcro.

Lastly, the crawler wheels are a little too big and to use them requires some mods.

Next up is weathering of the bodyshell. The plan is to use ”dust” in form of eyeshadow and layer of flat clear PS-55 paint. Painting my two Stampedes truck beds served as practice and resulted in a too flat finish for the Pajero.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 20, 2018 @ 03:18 PM | 7,323 Views
After watching some Youtube tutorials I realized that 1/ those people are completely amazing model builders and 2/ I lack the patience and motivation to try to reach that level.

I picked up some tricks and then embarked on my typical impressionist spree, using paint, brush, toothbrushes, Brillo pad, knife blades, tiny screwdrivers. various marker pens and makeup powder.

Various stickers finished the job, the part numbers and Japanese text from the CC01 ended up on the co-drivers pad!

So far I was ”done” twice but could not resist another go so this is the result as of now. It became more fun the further I got so I can understand the appeal of painting figures and dioramas!

Search words:
Tamiya
Hop Up Parts
rally interior
CC01 Pajero
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 19, 2018 @ 01:37 PM | 7,258 Views
The last few days I got around to painting the rims. I was not happy with the stock tires and wheels, and not really happy with my Dremel job.

At Banggood I found a set of crawler-wheels on five spoke wheels that had the ”right look” and after painting the rims white I think they will do fine.

Next up was the interior. I ordered a bunch of Tamiya X paint cans and used a cheapo brush. After an hour it looked pretty good from afar, now it can dry and I will do another layer or two and then move to detailing.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 12, 2018 @ 01:58 PM | 7,408 Views
I gave my kid a set of Trenchers for her birthday. They were used, but in very good condition.
We went out bashing and trailing in the snow. The cars really packed up heavy with snow and slush. The Trenchers were a lot better than the original tires on my truck.

When I hosed off the cars afterwards I ran the motors at max with the wheels in the air to empty the tires of water - I always punch opposing holes in the tires. Then the motor seized abruptly. This is running 2s on the beginner mode....

I opened it and the rotor was cracked. Options? New rotor is within budget, but maybe the case and windings are dead. No guarantee, cause I got the motor used, and in fairness it might have been punished on 3s.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 10, 2018 @ 11:34 AM | 8,636 Views
I am torn. On one hand, the ability to handle absurdly steep rocks and tricky lines was super fun. Driving ”transport” at 4km/h was super boring. The car looks awesome - in my eyes at least. More time and driving needed, and I am waiting for some better tires than the stock Rally ones. But I suspect I am a basher at heart.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 09, 2018 @ 11:59 AM | 7,754 Views
I started cutting and trial fitting the Tamiya Hop-Up interior to the Pajero. It looks awesome even unpainted.

Next action is to order some paint; I use ”dinominhobby.se in Borås, Sweden and will use Tamiya XF paints.

Plan. Overalls yellow, harnesses blue, helmets white and a black background. White would be more accurate but it will not look good. Undecided about white, yellow or black roll cage so far.

I have never painted an interior before so next is youtube and reading up on painting tips.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 05, 2018 @ 05:34 PM | 3,649 Views
The reduction gearbox is now fitted in my CC01. The chassis needed some cutting and the shaft is a bit longer than the 540 brushed motor so I had to use my Dremel to make some space. I packed the drive with grease and ran it on the bench before installing it in the car. Now with a 3:1 reduction, the CC01 is absurdly slow and I estimate it tops out at about 5-6 km/h with a 6-cell NiMH. With locked diffs it made light work of minor obstacles in my backyard.
Posted by KristofferR | Feb 03, 2018 @ 04:00 PM | 3,343 Views
The last week and a half were lost to the flu. I habe been very very sick. In the mail came some perks though; from eBay Japan a Tamiya rally interior that I will paint up and put in my CC01. From RCMart a 3:1 reduction gearbox. I think my crawler CC01 rally pajero will stand out among the crawlers, but I think the Rally Raid class fits a trail truck / light crawler perfectly.