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Tamiya TBLE-04S – Switching from Brushed to Brushless Mode



The TBLE-04S ESC has the ability to power both brushed and brushless motors. Out of the box, the TBLE-04S is set up to work with the Mabuchi motor that comes in most of our kits.
But what if you want to replace that motor with a more powerful brushless motor?
In this video we show you how to do just that! We go through the programming steps needed to switch the TBLE-04S from brushed to brushless mode!
You should also be aware of the two battery cut-off modes as well – LOW battery voltage protection (cuts off at approximately 5.6v) and HIGH battery voltage protection (cuts off at approximately 6.2v). We will have a separate video on that coming soon.

Source: Tamiya USA

Tamiya 58690 Landfreeder Quadtrack TT-02FT unboxing video



It’s been sometime since we’ve done a stand-along unboxing here on the channel, but when the Tamiya Landfreeder Quadtrack RC Truck Kit arrived we felt it needed to be seen. This new kit from Tamiya is based on the TT-02 chassis, but is now designated as the TT-01 FT because of the four tracks on the trucks suspension. That’s right, no wheels, just tracks to help the off-road truck tackle nasty terrain like sand and snow. In this video, Greg will go through the box and show you some of the unique parts. Tamiya RC model fans will surely appreciate seeing some of these new parts up close. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the review of this truck!
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel

Setting up the new Tamiya 45069 Tamiya Brushless Electronic Speed ​​Controller 04S with Sensor



The TBLE-04S ESC is replacing our older model, the TBLE-02S. The new 04S has been updated to handle sensored motors in the 15.5T range (for Tamiya motors) or 21.5T range (for aftermarket brands). It features individually adjustable high point, neutral point and brake points as well as having reverse.
Two separate battery cut-off modes are included as well – LOW battery voltage protection (cuts off at approximately 5.6v) and HIGH battery voltage protection (cuts off at approximately 6.2v).
This ESC will be available separately as well as a running change in kits that come with ESCs.
In this video, we discuss the set up of your TBLE-04S ESC, if it even requires it.

Source: Tamiya USA

Tamiya 58689 2020 Ford GT Mk II overview video



The 2020 Ford GT Mk II is an amazing machine modeled after the legendary 1966 GT40 MKII. Only 45 of the hand-built rides will be produced, making them a very sought after vehicle.
In this video, we take a look at what comes in our 2020 kit. We also discuss the features of the body, the wing sets, what cars the new GT body will fit and a little more about the new TBLE-04S ESC that comes standard in this kit.

Source: Tamiya USA

Shizuoka is the capital of the model world!

By Takafumi Yabuki

Shizuoka City, which has a concentration of manufacturers such as Tamiya and Bandai Spirits and has an 80% share of the domestic shipment value of plastic models, announced on the 12th that it will install “plastic model monuments” in three locations in the city. It is said that an unveiling ceremony will be held in front of JR Shizuoka Station on the 19th.

The monument, which is about 2 meters high and is made of stainless steel, has the image of a “plastic model before assembly”. It is easy to take a commemorative photo, and the aim was to let tourists and foreigners know at a glance what Shizuoka is like. The Shizuoka Model Teaching Material Cooperative (Chairman, Shunsaku Tamiya, Chairman of Tamiya) also cooperated in the design.

The monuments located at Twin Messe Shizuoka in Suruga Ward and the south exit of JR Shizuoka Station, where the largest model exhibition in Japan, “Shizuoka Hobby Show,” will be held, will feature the characters “Model World Capital” and the city emblem of Shizuoka City. It was. In front of the station, an illustration drawn by Eiji Shimamura, who is known for the design of the plastic model box, is also attached. In front of the main building of the city hall, with the cooperation of Japan Post, the posts that can actually be used are expressed in the “before assembly” state.

In the future, he wants to cooperate with private companies to increase the number of plastic monuments that express products and corporate images. Mayor Nobuhiro Tanabe said at a press conference, “It’s better to have more monuments. I hope the company will have a win-win relationship that will attract customers.”

Source in Japanese language: Asahi Digital

This RC truck never gets old! Tamiya Super Clod Buster Black Edition video review by RC Driver



If you walk up to a random person on the street and ask if they know anyone with an RC car and what is it, there is a good chance they will say: I know someone with a Tamiya Clod Buster. The Tamiy a ClodBuster is a true icon in the RC hobby. It has been around for decades and continues to make hobbyists today excited to own one. Greg is exactly that, he’s beyond excited to have a Clod Buster back in his RC collection and the version he got his hands on is the Super Clod Buster Black Edition. This video won’t be the typical review video, but more of just talking about the Clod and what it means to Greg, what he thinks it means to hobbyists and why it’s as popular as it is. Of course we’ll show you details of the truck and even lots of action. We know you want to see it running! The Clod Buster is a true RC classic, we hope you have fun watching our fun with the truck.
Source: RC Driver YouTube channel