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Old 09-01-2011, 01:01 PM
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nice 3D job!
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im buying a wild willy 2 i was looking at the manual on line.Is there any way to make something to move the gearbox back atleast half inch so it won't do to many wheelies.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:26 AM
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So you want a Wild Willy that doesn't wheelie?

I am sure you can fabricate something to do so since the gearbox assembly is attached to the frame with a few screws only.. or make a new frame.. but if you want an easy way, there's probably not an easy way...
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:14 AM
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a 55t motor might reduce the wheelies....
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:13 PM
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put some lead in the front wheels like we do with crawlers or try to move the battery more to the front.


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Old 09-09-2011, 07:13 AM
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Im going to put some lead weight on the top front chassis or inside by the servo.Does anybody know how much weight to keep it down just a little.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:45 AM
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what is the TL-01 LA kit and can u still buy it.
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tried google?

www.etamiya.com/shop/tamiya-53467-tamiya-long-suspension-tl01ff2-p-4618.html
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Thanks....
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:49 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

It has been a while since I posted some updates for my WW 4x4 project, that is because I hvent worked on it for over a year I think.. motivation was a bit down so to speak...

but now I finaly found some inspiration to get things going again.
i think this is probably how it was last time I posted about it :


Since then I shortened a driveshaft, finished a batteryplate and servomount. Changed the mounting points for the dampers and finished the steering rack.
Now it is comming to finishing up with adding some details like a front bumper:

That started out as :


and this is me milling a piece of the wheeliebar....
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbdn7wL-A8M&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:48 PM
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Milling Martin is good competititon for Wheelling Willy.

nice project.
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a sneak preview of the finished chassis

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dTlA9ISNdo[/youtube]
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had a set printed, I always thought was missing on the WW body..

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Old 11-12-2011, 03:43 AM
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Great Idea!

I have to start doing some drawing again, any tips on a free 3D design software? (have worked with Acad 10 but that is some time ago)

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Old 11-12-2011, 04:24 AM
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I have very few experience with free software.. google sketchup or blender are both free, but I ditched blender after 5 minutes because I did not like the interface, but that is ofcourse personal and could work for you...

If you are interrested, I have set-up a shapeways shop where it is possible to order my models..

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Old 11-21-2011, 02:55 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Looks like Wild Willy 2 is getting a little brother.. !!

It will be based on the same WR-02 chassis.. should be fun!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLVSqOmNvjo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Looks like they could,ve made it to fit better on the lunchbox . . . and the Montero Wheelie to fit the WR-02.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:03 PM
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I think that body is too short for Lunchbox chassis.. it is meant for WR-02.. and it is also too close to the LB shell, maybe...

But yeah, if the Montero can fit the WR-02 chassis, that would be cool too.. !
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:12 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

from other videos it looks like that the driver is the same mold as the Wheelie driver
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:25 AM
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Yeah, got to love it!!
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http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18609...ghlight/218642

have a look at about 25:15
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:08 AM
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Pic from TamiyaUSA website.. !
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

yeah, available mid february
will have to think of something else for xmass and b'day.

maybe another WW2

oh out of stock

a sandrover body then, with a WW2 driver that would be cool.

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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

OK I finally finished Willy, well sort of. A few minor details to do but here he is:

plus.google.com/photos/115282795790826257550/albums/5688402470575416513


Let me know what you think.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:15 PM
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Looks good!! I think to match the theme, you should paint the wheels too, though!!
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