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Posted by Rowhider | May 28, 2020 @ 06:04 AM | 4,837 Views
Run of yesterday with my Top-Force evo in my little garden track

TAMIYA TOP-FORCE - VINTAGE RACING MODEL - GARDEN TRACK RUN (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Apr 23, 2020 @ 12:22 AM | 6,251 Views
Hello,

It's now time to response to the question: Is the Tamiya Aqroshot the best car for beginner?

That's the last video of this serie, I would never think to take so much fun with a beginner car: Highly recommanded.

TAMIYA DT-03T AQROSHOT - THE BEST RC CAR FOR BEGINNER ? - FINAL CONCLUSION (4 min 12 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Apr 11, 2020 @ 12:04 PM | 6,867 Views
Hello guys, following the assembly of thid Aqroshot yesterday, now the maiden run

TAMIYA DT-03T AQROSHOT - THE BEST RC CAR FOR BEGINNER ? - MAIDEN RUN (2 min 2 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Apr 11, 2020 @ 01:25 AM | 5,689 Views
Hello guys, after the full review of my new Tamiya Aqroshot with that question: Is this car the best model for beginner?

That's the 2 of 4 videos dedicated to this interesting model: assembly review

TAMIYA DT-03T AQROSHOT - THE BEST RC CAR FOR BEGINNER ? - ASSEMBLY (3 min 38 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Apr 10, 2020 @ 05:19 AM | 3,942 Views
Hello guys, after the full review of my new Tamiya Aqroshot with that question: Is this car the best model for beginner?

TAMIYA DT-03T - AQROSHOT - THE BEST RC CAR FOR BEGINNER ? - UNBOXING (2 min 7 sec)


Unboxing of my all new Tamiya Aqroshot: my very first stadium truck. I had bought this model for starting my wife and children in that hobby.

That's the first of 4 videos dedicated to this interesting model.
This Tamiya model is supplied with very interesting features for this level of price: ESC, Torque Tuned and CVA Hydraulic dampers and very well adapted for beginners: easy to assembly and good performer we will check that.

When we think RC Truck, we think to Team-associated RC10T or Losi products but this Tamiya Aqroshot based on the DT-03T chassis could be a very good entry
Posted by Rowhider | Jan 07, 2020 @ 04:26 AM | 4,938 Views
Hello guys, after the two previous video: now the build review of this EVO converted Top-Force

TAMIYA TOP-FORCE PART 3 - BUILD REVIEW & EVO CONVERSION (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Dec 02, 2019 @ 12:22 PM | 4,821 Views
Following to my previous video, we will make the full list of all needed parts to convert a Top-Force in a Top-Force Evolution

List of needed parts:
- Ball bearing set
- Tamiya Carbon conversion set 47426
- Tamiya High Capacity Hydraulic damper set 47358
- Tamiya Torque Splitter 53071
- Tamiya Aluminium pressure plates 53219
- Tamiya Aluminium King Pins 53157
- Tamiya stainless steel suspension shaft set 53098
- Tamiya Pin Wheel adapter 53056 / or equivalent form another supplier

Other upgrades available from other suppliers: RCDamper on ebay for me
- Aluminium knuckles
- Aluminium spindles
- Aluminium suspension arms (Only for the look, no performance improvement)
- Aluminium bulk
- Aluminium steering set
- Aluminium motor mount

For using current tyres diameter: Tamiya DF-03 wheels or equivalent from another supplier

Anti-Roll Bar kit for TA-02 Tamiya chassis compatible with the rear train: 53189

TAMIYA TOP-FORCE - HOW TO CONVERT IN TOP-FORCE EVOLUTION ? (4 min 9 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Nov 25, 2019 @ 01:10 AM | 7,001 Views
Hello Guys,

I have done this little video about my new Tamiya Top Force model bought, one of the best Tamiya offroad model ever.

We do a review of the Top Force genesis since the very first Manta-Ray Prototype to the Top Force Evolution. After that a full unboxing is done.

It is the first video from a little series on this Top Force

TAMIYA DF01 - TOP FORCE - STORY & UNBOXING (7 min 7 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Mar 31, 2019 @ 08:17 AM | 2,026 Views
Posted by Rowhider | Mar 31, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 2,004 Views
Posted by Rowhider | Jun 05, 2017 @ 04:13 AM | 4,815 Views
Tamiya TT02 - Touring Conversion Stage 2 - How to gear it? (2 min 10 sec)


Next Step in the Touring conversion of my Subaru Impreza WRC99 Limited Edition:

How to improve the transmission of a Tamiya TT02 and how to modify the gearing.

What do you need:
- TAMIYA 54500 High Speed Gear Set, come with a 68T Spur
- TAMIYA 51356 TB-03 06 Spur Gear 64T
- Yeah Racing Adjustable motor mount: TT02-013BU

For central shaft reliability improvement:
- TAMIYA 54502 or Yeah Racing TT02-016BU
- TAMIYA 54501 or Yeah Racing TT02-014BU

Available pinions: TAMIYA pinions use a 0.6 module
- 19T provided by Tamiya in TT02 kit
- 22T provided by Tamiya in TT02 kit: total gear ratio of 8.3

New pinions bought:
- 25T
- 27T
- 29T: choosen for my circuit with a total gear ratio of 5.7 => good for 13.5t or 10.5t blinky race


Remark: in a previous modification, i've put aluminium Swing shaft at the front.
Posted by Rowhider | May 23, 2017 @ 04:01 PM | 3,930 Views
Tamiya TT02 - Track conversion

Tamiya TT02 - Track Conversion Stage 1 - BMW M410 Bittydesign - GIT2 (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by Rowhider | Aug 18, 2016 @ 02:20 AM | 4,479 Views
Hello!

Hereafter, the maiden run of my very rare and exclusive Ferrari 330P4 from Yankee-Legend at the fourth scale. This car has been the developpement car of the Yankee factory team during 90's and is equiped by exclusive parts.

This car is powered by a 8S brushless system:
ESC SkyRC BEAST 200A v2
MOTOR SkyRC BEAST 520-3Y
LIPO Batteries: 2x 4S VANT 7600mhA - 70C

Total weight in run: 11.9 kg

For this very first run, power is limited to 70% and top-speed to about 50km/h.

This video has been filmed with my GIT2 with stab activated in 1080P/60FPS. For low frequencies vibrations, the stab is not very efficient but very impressive for high frequencies.
I tried to put this cam on my "truescale" car: just perfect!

Yankee Legend - Ferrari 330P4 - Large scale Brushless RC Model - Gitup Git2 (3 min 1 sec)






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Posted by Rowhider | May 29, 2016 @ 02:28 AM | 5,050 Views
Tamiya TT02 - Subaru Impreza WRC99 - Limited Edition: First rally test (1 min 27 sec)


This very first session has been performed with Torque Tuned Power limited to 50% at the start, to 70% at the end.

Hydraulic dampers are really missing, the car is moving a lot. Hop-Up dampers will improve that.
Posted by Rowhider | May 19, 2016 @ 09:11 AM | 7,221 Views
Hi !

I received an Action Cam with for main purpose to be used on my RC models: it’s a GIT2 Pro from GitUp

You just have to know that the difference between the GIT2 and GIT2Pro concerns the provided fastening solutions.

The cam weight 64g and measure 59mm x 40mm x 30mm

The beast own exactly the same dimensions than a Hero 3 from GoPro, so compatible with all Gopro family accessories.

Regarding its main characteristics, we have: a 16M sensor supplied by Sony

These very interesting video recording modes :

4K Interpolated 24fps
1440P en 30fps
1080P en 60fps
720P en 120fps



High recording speeds will ensure a good fluidity of movies for our very fast RC models but equally to perform beautiful slow motions.

Other very interesting characteristics :
- An external microphone plug via micro USB, a good way to avoid the main issue of sports cam : the sound quality !
- An optical stabilization: one of the most efficient available on action cameras

The box just after opening : the cam is put in a foam block, very well protected.



Provided accessories with the « Pro » package of the Git2

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Posted by Rowhider | May 10, 2016 @ 03:54 AM | 5,526 Views
Last week-end was not only the VHRC Trophy session but the Large Scale 1/4 Formula 1 demo too

These cars are always very impressive to look on asphalt, more when the wether is not perfect: rain came just when F1 came out of pits

This year, a very impressive prototype of Brushless F1 with the same combo ESC/Motor than my Ferrari 330P4.
This car is just astonishing, with a top speed estimated to 110km/h and so much acceleration than rear tires turned to balloons!

Yankee McLaren F1 Brushless by Rowhider, sur Flickr

Yankee McLaren F1 Brushless by Rowhider, sur Flickr

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Posted by Rowhider | May 10, 2016 @ 03:40 AM | 5,377 Views
Hi!

Last week-end, was the Saint Affrique session of the VHRC 1/4 Large scale trophy with a lot of nice battle with these such beautiful cars.

Yankee BMW 1/4 by Rowhider, sur Flickr

Yankee Mercedes Class C by Rowhider, sur Flickr

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