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Old 06-03-2004, 02:22 PM
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What do you guys think of the Tamiya Twin Detonator?
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Old 06-03-2004, 02:24 PM
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:33 PM
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never heard of it, and i'm not too fond of the twin trucks anyway, it looks kind of gammon from the pics though, lol
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:29 PM
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Well, it's inexpensive. I'm sure the motors aren't that great, and I believe it has a mechanical speed control, plus it's only sold in kit form so you have to build it (not a bad thing, just not for everyone). With a pair of brushless motors, it could be a good project.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:43 PM
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Im planning on putting in khyosho 22x1 motors and a novak super rooster.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:21 PM
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Sounds like fun, I've considered getting one just to modify it. It only lists for $140.
What's the difference between it and the Wild Dagger?
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:47 PM
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I have one - Wild Dagger - same truck different name. Anyways, I love it. I have two Orion 15 turns, kept the msc, put bearings in it, an hpi bug body, some Associated 3 1/2 inch shocks on it, M03 aluminum front hubs, and a M03 Battery quick release.

The shocks that come with it are friction style, or c**p style. Also the gear case comes preassembled. Tear them down and put bearings in it before doing anything. You can get Dratrax bearings for a TL01, I think 24 bearings in all.

The truck is super durable, fairly fast and a hoot to drive. When jumping just keep the hammer down to keep the front end up. Otherwise it has a tendency to nose plow.

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o, lol i thought it was nitro, disregard my previous post
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:52 AM
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whats the motor limit on th mechanical speed control? 15 turns in a msc! That thing must get hot.(And go really fast)
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Could you go Hacker brushless with it if you wanted?
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The problem is the amps. With two engines in parallel it effectively doubles your amps. Amps are what fries most escs. You could put them in series but this would drop your volts.

I dunno - I have heard of people putting in the esc from an E-Maxx and running two battery packs in the thing. You can get a chassis to hold two packs as well as 4 inch shocks.

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