Welcome to our preliminary review of the 2011 Tamiya Blitzer Beetle. A full, detailed review will be posted here as soon as we can get hold of a production model to build and test.
There’s no doubt that some of the most popular Radio Controlled Cars Tamiya have release are those that are based on [...]
The Tamiya Lunchbox was my first ever proper Radio Controlled Car. I’d had a toy one for a year or more (A Taiyo Jeep if I remember rightly in silver) before finally getting my hands on a Lunchbox. I’d pestered my Mum and Dad something crazy, thumbed the Tamiya RC Guide Book [...]
When building a radio controlled car, one of the most critical areas to get right is installing the radio gear. Whilst the technology behind any Radio Control system for any RC model is quite complex, the installation is in fact very simple indeed if you follow the instructions. The following tips and guidance applies to [...]
This vintage Tamiya classic RC car is an absolute stunner and comes completely ready to run! The Lancia 037 in Martini livery is one of my all time favourites and I think it looks amazing on this model. This was Tamiya’s 40th model and dates from around 1983/84.
This 58040 Lancia 037 [...]
A couple of weeks ago I decided to get my Tamiya Rising Storm back on the road after I cracked the chassis last August. The trouble with leaving cars off the road for such a long time though is that they often get used as ‘Donor’ cars in the meantime, and the Rising Storm was [...]
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.
Mechanical Speed Controllers were fitted to most early Tamiya [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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, [...]Continue Reading →
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 the 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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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