Tucker posted a comment on an early post this week asking for assistance in connecting up a Tamiya Mechanical Speed Controller, so I thought I’d put together this quick and hopefully easy to follow video to walk you through the process.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u8NiraSuX0

Mechanical Speed Controllers were fitted to most early Tamiya [...]

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One of the most common questions I get asked here at RC Know How about speed controllers, electronic speed controllers in particular is: What’s the fastest or most powerful motor I can use with my speed controller? So in today’s post I’m going to attempt to clear up a little of the mystery surrounding Speed [...]

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Featured Cars For Sale

On April 6, 2012 By

Sorry for the lack of action on the site again this week. I’ve been up to my ears in all manner of things with other projects, but I’ve finally got myself organised and will be expanding the beginners guide next week with more articles about painting body shells, chassis construction tips and more.

Anyway I [...]

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Sorry I’ve not had time to post anything this week but I do have lots of new articles planned for the comings. I’m really motivated to get the beginners guide section of the site completed so that I can finally release it as an eBook you can read anywhere and on any platform, rather than [...]

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A little while ago this nice guys over at RadShape sent us a box of stuff to review, and in that box was a rather tasty looking Brushed Aluminium Front bumper / skid plate upgrade for the Tamiya Hotshot. It’s a really nice piece of kit but we didn’t have a Hotshot kicking around in [...]

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I’ve decided to put my 1/10th Scale 2wd Traxxas Slash Radio Controlled Short Course Truck up for sale! It just doesn’t get used enough now as I have too many projects on the go, and the 4×4 sees more action these days. It’s a lovely truck, fitted with a 9T EzRun Brushless system. Runs really [...]

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RC Car Bearing Basics

On March 1, 2012 By

Fitting bearings to an RC car is one of the cheapest, most effective upgrades you can possibly perform, but it’s maybe not the quickest as it means you’re probably going to have to strip most of the car down to fit them. Plus, as with most things in the world of Radio Controlled Cars, it’s [...]

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I’ve been asked several times recently about suitable speed controller upgrades for brushed motors, primarily to replace the standard TEU-101bk Tamiya electronic speed controller (ESC) or the old mechanical speed controller (MSC), which sent me on a bit of a hunt for a good value, future proof and much more capable speed controller. After a [...]

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I’m posting this on behalf of a good friend who’s selling his Vintage Tamiya Hotshot 2. The car is in excellent condition for its age and comes with all original components, plus 40Mhz receiver. This would make an excellent project car of any beginner or experienced RC enthusiast, as it would benefit from a strip, [...]

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Tamiya 58512 VW Camper Wheelie

On January 27, 2012 By

Preliminary Review

Tamiya are currently releasing a steady stream of new and re-release models at the moment, but one that seems to have sparked a bit of a debate is theĀ  new Tamiya 58512 VW Camper Wheelie. This quirky 1/10th scale RC Monster Truck (I think we can call it that), comes as the usual [...]

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I’ve been doing a little more work on my Tamiya CC-01 Mitsubishi Pajero Scale Crawler project this week. After adding the JunFac front skid plate initially I decided begin to tackle the rear suspension to a) give it more movement and b) allow [...]

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Ever since my Fiance and I took part in the Iconic RC Longest Crawl up Mount Snowdon last June, I’ve fancied getting a bit of a Scale Crawler or Scale Trail Rig together. Earlier this month, one of my fellow contributors to this site, Dave let it slip that he had a Tamiya CC-01 Pajero [...]

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