Just bought a new Tamiya RC car and need help !!
Don’t know if they are the cheapest but these guys have lots of bits and bobs.
Bought Scalextric stuff off them in the past. Going to but a Tamiya Grasshopper and all the bits soon.Posted 4 years ago
Was in Reading today and noticed the model shop was closing down/liquidation sale so after a bit of umming and ahhing I bought this (for the kids honest!!)
Ive always wanted one ever since my mate let me have a go with his Hornet model years ago !!
On the side of the box it says I need some things !!…..
There is a ESC in the box so I dont need that but Im not exactly sure about the other stuff?
What do I need ?
Where can I get said stuff as cheap as possible ?
StevePosted 4 years agorobdobMember
I was in another branch on aforementioned closing down model shop. I got told in no uncertain terms that if I bought one of those I would not have been having any more children.
Bargain for £100 though.
So you wouldn’t have to have any more annoying expensive children AND you get a sweet RC car?
That sounds like deal of the century!Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
What does the ‘esc’ look like? If it’s a rotating part with some copper contracts, then it’s a mechanical speed controller and requires a servo.
If it’s just an electronics box, then you might as well keep it and use it, as it is a proper Electronic Speed Controller.
Aside from that you’ll need a 2 channel controller, which might come with a couple of servos or might not. You’ll need a servo for the steering, a couple of batteries and a charger. Plus batteries for the transmitter.Posted 4 years ago
It’ll be a mechanical one using a resistor to limit speed. It’ll work fine but an electronic one will usually make the battery last longer but obviously cost more. If suggest you stick with the mechanical one for now.
You need :
2 channel rc transmitter, receiver and two servos. These will usually come as a package.
Battery. Iirc 7.2v stick pack
Lunchboxes are great fun.Posted 4 years ago
Ooh! Things have moved on. If it’s this then it’s an electronic one and you only need one servoPosted 4 years agosmartmonkeyMember
Renton,Posted 4 years ago
Where was it from, I’m in Reading and could do with a new one of those.
I’ve got all the fancy bits to make it work if you need advice.
Last set of Radio I bought was £30 with a servo (which is the bit you need for steering)
Batteries are not hugely expensive.
I’ve probably got an old battery and slow charger that you can borrow to get you going, but it’s old with not much capacity.
The Lunchbox comes with an electronic speed controller so you only actually need one servo for the steering. Look for a 2.4ghz radio and receiver which you can get for around £30, servos are £6 for cheapies, go with NiMh batteries as they are less temperamental than LiPo’s and don’t burst into flames if you look at them wrong.
http://www.modelsport.co.uk will sell you all the bits you need, here is a radio well worth looking at:Posted 4 years ago
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