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Old 03-29-2008, 10:26 PM
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Default Official DB-01 Durga Thread

Since every other car seems to have an official thread I thought I'd start one for the Durga. Its beginning to get much more interest on the forum I'm noticing. This can be a good place for people interested in the kit to learn more about it and see if its right for them.

I guess us current Durga owners can start with posting a picture or two of our completed kit.
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Anyone who has BOTH the Durga and the Dark Impact could you tell me which is more durable?
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:07 AM
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What motor/ESC combo are those of you who haven't gone brushless using in the thing?
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:37 AM
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How can I post photo's? (wanna show my Durga)
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Default RE: Official DB-01 Durga Thread

I believe you can attach pictures on here but it's always worth having a photobucket/imageshack/flickr (etc etc) type account anyway.

Once you do just upload them into your account and there's normally an option to copy BB Code, which is what you need to post here. Or find the URL of the picture and post it between the image tags.

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How can I post photo's? (wanna show my Durga)
Hit the "reply" or "quote" button and then "Click here to upload images and files!"
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I want to put a brushless system in my Durga but don't know wich one yet: Mamba max, Lrp, Novak. Maybe Lrp sphere esc with Novak motor? And how many tuens should i go? Is 5.5t overkill? thanks
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thanks guys
Anything for those pictures.
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I want to put a brushless system in my Durga but don't know wich one yet: Mamba max, Lrp, Novak. Maybe Lrp sphere esc with Novak motor? And how many tuens should i go? Is 5.5t overkill? thanks
I've got the Mamba Max 4600 on mine and it seems to do great. Good amount of torque and doesn't spin the belts so fast that they toast the diffs. Still makes the buggy quite fast on 6 cells.
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hey guys. i'm liking the pics of the tamiya durga. seems like an awesome car. i've been a fan of tamiya r/c cars for a long time now, and i'm wondering if you guys would recommend the durga as a good 1st time 4wd buggy? i really want to get into 4wd buggies, but cannot justify the price for an associated b44 or losi xxx g+.
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hey guys. i'm liking the pics of the tamiya durga. seems like an awesome car. i've been a fan of tamiya r/c cars for a long time now, and i'm wondering if you guys would recommend the durga as a good 1st time 4wd buggy? i really want to get into 4wd buggies, but cannot justify the price for an associated b44 or losi xxx g+.

It's a great buggy . For bashing and for the track.
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hello,im new in this forum and i would like some help if this is possible.
i m a owner of a tamiya durga,and i have some problems with the electics.i m using lrp 14x2 motor and ai lrp speed control over 13 turns.the problem is that the conectors and the wires are melting all the time.the motor and the baterry(team orion 3300)are burning,and the speed is not...realy fast!!!the pinion gear that im using is 23t. does anyone knows what sould i do to make the car faster???do i make something wrong??if anyone knows anything please anwser!the other thing is that the baterry it last for 5 minutes...is that normal???
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Anyone who has BOTH the Durga and the Dark Impact could you tell me which is more durable?
Durga, no question. the plastics are different in both kits. i am a mostly concrete basher and ive bashed both kits head on or tail first at almost full throttle.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:22 AM
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hey guys. i'm liking the pics of the tamiya durga. seems like an awesome car. i've been a fan of tamiya r/c cars for a long time now, and i'm wondering if you guys would recommend the durga as a good 1st time 4wd buggy? i really want to get into 4wd buggies, but cannot justify the price for an associated b44 or losi xxx g+.
hi casualrcer,

my recommendation: NO.

the durga is quite technical in its design and maintainance (if you break a lot of parts) is quite a chore-so much that it might put you off having actual driving fun.

i suggest u to get a shaft-driven instead if youre starting out on 4wd buggies (which i might add, is a lot more fun than touring cars!)
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Some pics of my Buggy
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Some pics of my Buggy
looks neat! what motor do you have in there (sorry if this has been asked b4)

your pics are a little trippy though lol
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yeah sorry for the quality of the pics. I use a 19T Nosram Vision motor. Pretty cool motor, but gettin' brushless soon...
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Nice durga man. I especially like the alloy arms. Hows it holding up so far?
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Default RE: Official DB-01 Durga Thread

Probably worth putting this link in this thread. Well respected review of the Durga.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/reviewtamiyadurga/

I just finished reading the 63 page thread on their forum and a few people are mentioning that the Tamiya CVDs seem to be slightly shorter than the stock dogbones, causing problems, especially when using the TRF shocks, which are slightly longer than stock. Anybody on here noticed anything similar or had problems?
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Where can I buy tires for the DB01? And if you don't use stock rims/tires wich do you use and where to buy?
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to install the servos on the durga do i have to cut an ear of the servo like the ta05 does?
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I am planning on getting one of these buggies in the near future (perhaps this summer); I know it is soon to ask this, but where is the best place to buy it?
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I am planning on getting one of these buggies in the near future (perhaps this summer); I know it is soon to ask this, but where is the best place to buy it?
rcmart.com
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I am planning on getting one of these buggies in the near future (perhaps this summer); I know it is soon to ask this, but where is the best place to buy it?
rcmart.com
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