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Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Old 03-10-2010, 01:03 PM
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Default Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Following the 'one in-one out' rule, this replace's the Tundra..
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:04 PM
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You need some high voltage ESC and power this bad boy up with dual packs!!
Old 03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

a little unusual as it uses twin motors instead of a driveshaft to achieve 4WD..

twin motor needs special ESC...
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

You sold the Tundra?

I always wanted to see one of these kits built. Looking forward to the build Lee!
Old 03-10-2010, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

it is for sale but it hasnt left me yet!

my main problem with the Tundra was its constant rolling over.. it tackled some serious gradients as long as you drove at it square on, as soon as the camber changed, over it went! [:@]
Old 03-10-2010, 01:45 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Sweet build thread! I'm looking forward to seeing all the hopups you'll put on this one. At least, I assume you will put hopups on it. I mean, you're Lee, right?
Old 03-10-2010, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Nice, Ill be watching this thread[8D]

I was thinking about buying one of these for a basher/hill climber and doing some modifications. I like dual motors with a tranny and driveshaft better than this setup, but thats just personal preference because im sure it works fine. I ended up buying another stampede so that i can modify the one I have now to run on 2 batteries(14.4v) with a brushed electrc E-Savage motor.

If you want quite a bit of power, running 2 batteries along with 2 HPI E-Savage motors, or traxxas titans would make it fly. Lots of power, and I think the gearboxes are pretty strong in that truck too, although I have heard the driveshafts can have problem.

Are you going to be running it stock, or build it up? What kind of running are you going to be doing with it?

Eric
Old 03-12-2010, 01:16 AM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Can't wait to see this build up Lee, was going to buy one as my first hobby grade R/C a few years back. Very interested to see how it comes out.
Old 03-12-2010, 08:54 AM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

ohh man ill be watching this..

i have a Blackfoot Extreme and a Mighty Bull..
both based on the same chassis except its 2WD.
Old 03-12-2010, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Nice choice in a replacement! I have the 2wd version of this and I absolutely love it. Pretty much indestructable. I just put a Traxxas EVX-2 esc on it (dual batteries and dual motors) and it FLIES. I only have the one motor hooked up but I would highly suggest you upgrade the tamiya esc with something that can handle hotter motors and dual battery packs. The extra volts really make a difference
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

hop ups for this are very limited, so this is all i have so far..

i plan on getting a Blackfoot Extreme body for it as it looks much better than the stock, although the colourscheme on the box reminds me of a TRF buggy!! [8D]

dont think i'll be putting monster power or any crazy motors in it yet, will see how it is on the silver cans first
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:35 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Tamiya TEU-103BK ESC.. [8D]

weirdly Tamiya decided to pre-build the gearboxes in these trucks.. Blackfoot Extreme is the same (only one gearbox though)..

two sizes of pinion are catered for..

a kit builder's worst nightmare... plastic bushings!! [:'(]
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:42 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

i'm not worried though..

pretty huge diff! [X(]

looking better already! (not sure why they use two shafts and one tube for to hold the gears...) [&:]

identical gearboxes all built up..
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

not a huge array of parts, but not too basic either..

suspensions shafts isntead of the tacky 'u shaped shaft'.. [8D]

all is fine till i need to secure the e-clip nearest the gearbox case.. there's so little room that needle nose pliers are no use at all.. [sm=angry.gif]

rear end almost complete, need to seek out the CVA oil dampers that came with the FF-01 that i never used...
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:44 PM
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Looks great Lee, why would they prebuild the gearbox's? gearbox's are the funnest parts of R/C cars to build in my opinion....
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Lee, are all the bearings sizes the usual Tamiya 5x11x4 size?

Those e-clips can be maddening, can't they? [sm=drowning.gif]
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

i honestly cant think why the gearboxes are pre-built, firstly its a kit so none of it should be built, secondly there are more basic kits out there that dont have a pre-built diff, so i cant understand Tamiya's reasoning behind it.. [&:]

them e-clips are bad enough when you have two edges to grip onto with pliers, i only have one, so i have to push the e-clip on.. [:@]

bearings are all 1150 size.
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front arms attached..

FF-01 shock instructions.. i left out part V3 and they work out perfect.. (these shocks were spare as i used TRF dampers on the FF-01)

used #200 weight oil (red)..

damper assembled, leaving them overnight to aerate..
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

I'm sure it is because that is the assembly that n00bs screw up the most, with disastrous consequences, and Tamiya probably found it cheaper to remove that element of chance than to try to help these folks get it right.

Looking good Lee.
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WW-2 comes w/ the gearbox assembled too.. always have to take it apart first to put the ballbearings in... [:@]
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

well.. it seems apart from the hop-ups i already have, the only others are aluminium ball connectors, aluminium servo stays and aluminium wheel nuts..
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ORIGINAL: Jeremy Z

I'm sure it is because that is the assembly that n00bs screw up the most, with disastrous consequences, and Tamiya probably found it cheaper to remove that element of chance than to try to help these folks get it right.
Tamiya's manuals are really accurate and easy to understand though I suppose the odd person stuffs it up and for people who want to run it as soon as possible it decreases the build time.




Aluminium parts.....Will that be blue aluminium Lee?
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lee 172, where did your find the suspention shafts?
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

not sure on the colour yet, i have stock brass ball connectors, blue aluminium ones, pink aluminium ones and silver aluminium ones in the parts bin!

here's where i got the suspension shafts from (dont worry about the TL-01 title, they fit a few different models)

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tl0...01-p-8293.html
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Default RE: Lee's Tamiya Dual Hunter build thread

Hey lee..
what shocks are you putting in?
im planning to put a 4inch shock setup on mine but i saw some people pop their dog bones and the steering arm hit the box (where the front diff should be)
i have a Mighty Bull btw

i have been looking at these forums and everything was custom  made
http://www.rcmt.biz/bd/forumdisplay.php?f=21

so any suggestion??
and nice build..

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