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Project Buggy Tamiya TT02B

Project Buggy Tamiya TT02B

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tamiya Plasma Edge II Buggy TT02B with StaggerBlock Tires OFF ROAD VIDEO

We finally could test our TT02B Tamiya Plasma Edge II off road at a nearby construction site. A combination of loose dirt and large gravel rocks is trying terrain for any 1/10th scale buggy. The video is testament to the StaggerBlock tires and the Tamiya TT02B straight forward durable design which did short duty to motivate the buggy at swift speeds!
I am really liking this buggy. I say Tamiya has done a fine job with the TT02B chassis. I have encountered zero issues so far....even with Lipo power and Brushless 13T Hobbywing motor.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tamiya Plasma Edge II TT02-B w StaggerBlock Tires

Here is our Tamiya Plasma Edge II with a new set of tires. These are HiPowerRC Brand StaggerBlocks. They are pre-glued from the factory with foams installed. When I move back to Atlanta at end of year I should have these available for sale (Jan 2017).  They run extremely well and fit perfect. They look proper like they should have come with the kit. The medium compound tires have staggered tread blocks for long wear and great grip on every surface.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Blast from the Past Friday-58086 Tamiya RC Hi Lux Monster Racer Kit - RB886

Here is a Tamiya wish list item for a re-release! Not sure how popular this kit was when it was released in 1990 but it sure looks fun!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

RJ Speed Sportsman Brushed 540 Tamiya Torque Tuned power

The 1/10th scale RJ Speed Sportsman lends its lineage to the Bolink Legend series of cars. This means at one time this car was designed for "05" brushed motors and Nicad stick packs for power. So having a spare Tamiya Torque Tuned Mabachi motor and ESC pillaged from our Tamiya Plasma buggy gave me the opportunity to try such ancient power in the lightweight minimalist RJ Speed Sportsman.

My suspicions were correct. Tied to a lighweight simple chassis, the 540 Mabuchi and 6 cell Nicad pack have no problem motivating this car to over 30 mph. The smooth power delivery from the Tamiya ESC and old school can motor provide the needed control to allow drive-ability  at only a minimum cost of speed. I like this set up, dare I say I prefer it over my brushless overkill system. Now the car is fun to drive while still embarrassing more complex touring cars (at least on the straights).....