First of I need to apologise for the lack of new content that’s been published over the lat 12 months here on the site. As with all side projects every now and then the day job can get in the way and can end up eating all your spare time. I’m however pleased to say that our YouTube Channel has been growing from strength to strength over the last year and we’re slowly but surely growing.
We’ve got some great content planned for the next few months including a full review and upgrades of Losi Micro Crawler, the plan is for a total overhaul with a bit of custom fab thrown in allowing for small Lipo’s to be installed. All the parts for this are here, and the first part will be posted soon.
Our Tamiya TT-01 posts have always been popular and always seem to spark discussion, so we’ve got more TT-01 posts coming up. Just this weekend I’ve finished a total rebuild and install of a brushless system and Lipo in my TT-01, look out for the completed build pictures soon.
2013 is going to be an exciting year and we hope you enjoy the new content. Remember to follow us on Twitter to be updated when the new posts are published.
Tamiya’s TT-01 is one of the most popular touring cars for sale today, and with a few simple modifications it can be transformed into a decent drifting machine. The most important mod required to get your sideways drift on, is to lock your TT-01′s rear differential. Carry on reading for our detailed step by step how to.
If you’ve been following our youTube updates, you will be well aware that our Tamiya TT-01 project has been making steady progress over the last few weeks. Now it’s time write our initial thoughts down and review our Tamiya TT-01E Subaru Impreza kit.
We’ve read around the inter webs a few guys ‘n’ gals who are having issues with the Etronix Brushless System, and it’s counterpart the Turnigy TrackStar ESC.
The issue seems to be that the system runs in reverse and seems impossible to correct without somehow disabling reverse as well. We managed to recreate the issue with our Etronix Brushless System and found a logically solution to the problem.
Just follow the steps below in order
Connect the programming card and disable reverse
Connect your ESC to Rx
Set the servo reverse on your Transmitter so forward makes the motor spin
If the car moves backwards reverse any 2 motor wires
Reconnect the ESC to the programming card and reenable reverse
Your system should now hopefully be behaving itself and you will be able to go forwards and backwards!
We’ve been trying to film some brushless footage of the Macnum for a while, and so far every attempt has been stopped by bad weather (rain), or mechanical gremlins meaning more spannering time. This attempt was caught on video, all 10 seconds of it. The servo doing strange things and becoming stuck in one direction, however, we hope to have something a little longer up soon…
Finally we’ve got our Team Losi Trail Trekker outside in our local woodland, sliding through mud, climbing over tree roots and tackling obstacles far bigger than it should. This is a great micro crawler to stick in your car boot/truck, on the off chance you’ll get 10 spare minutes to have a play.
With there not being that many RC flight simulators available for the Mac and OSX Lion, we decided to have a look at IPACS’ Aerofly Pro Deluxe which is compatible even though some forum threads are listing it as incompatible.
There is a huge amount of misinformation about RC lights, specifically the magic voodoo more commonly known as electronics. In this video we take you through the basics of wiring up LEDs, working out resistor values, and Ohms law and some tips on soldering up your first custom RC LED light circuit.