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Customizing Mini 4WD Racers For High Speeds On A Small Scale by Ars Technica



Randy Holt, owner of Hobbytown in Toms River, NJ, takes us inside the world of Mini 4WD Racing – a venerable pastime experiencing a new boom in popularity. Randy breaks down the engineering challenges that Mini 4WD drivers need to overcome, and all the tiny gear and tech they use to make it happen. And to help you get started on your own Mini 4WD obsession, Randy unboxes and explains how to assemble a brand new Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Yaris WRC.
Source: Ars Technica

Off-Road Rig Rework! Tamiya Dynahead 6×6 RC Truck Quick Project Overview & Action by RC Driver



We have built up a lot of crazy projects on the channel and a lot of those projects are major overhauls of the vehicle. But you don’t need to completely redo a vehicle to make it fun. You have to pick and choose what parts are right for your application. Sometimes just simple things can make a big difference. That’s what we did on our Tamiya Dynahead 6×6 we reviewed a while back. We’ve had a few parts lying around the workshop that we thought would be some great additions to this fun off-road rig. So rather than think about it any longer, Greg dropped everything he was doing and swapped out the electronics and some other parts on the Dynhead and the result we think is pretty cool. Take a look at our Project Tamiya Dynahead 6×6 with an all new attitude.
Soure: RC Driver YouTube channel

A classic renewed – The Tamiya Lunch Box Mini SW-01

Tamiya does not stop to surprise us with innovative products. And we like that very much. The best example for this constant line of news is the Lunch Box Mini SW-01. A really remarkable model that proves that you can have a lot of fun even with small and beautiful looking RC models. Following the success of the T3-01 chassis (Dancing Rider / Dual Rider), Tamiya now continues with a small scale vehicle on four wheels. For this purpose, a classic was reinterpreted. The Lunch Box, a true Tamiya classic we all love. And that surprisingly with 4WD drive. As already known from the T3-01 chassis, the design of the SW-01 is very simple. Even the body is already pre-painted in the familiar yellow, and only needs to be decorated with the well know Lunch Box stickers. As already known from the T3-01, a type 370 engine is also used in the new SW-01 Lunch Box. Also, steering servo and ESC can be used in standard size. No special components are needed. A big advantage. We choose a small Lipo capable Hobbywing ESC, combined with compact size Softcase 3000mAh Lipo for a very long run times.
The new Tamiya Lunch Box Mini offers pure driving pleasure. As known from the T3-01, the vehicle literally lays in the corners. And we also strongly recommend to install the 54898 “Connector Set”, available as a Hop Up part. In order to make the car even more manoeuvrable, the car can be steered even during wheelies.
During the building of our car, all standard plastic bushes were exchanged against ball bearings. A complete set for the SW-01 is already available from Tamiya as Hop Up part number 54900.
We are very happy about this great new chassis. By the way, an unpainted bodyset will soon be available as a Hop Up part, to realize your own creative paintjobs. We will do so. Enjoy the new Tamiya Lunch Box Mini, a new Tamiya classic. Don´t miss it !

 

Tamiya TRF Parts Overview video – 54878 54886



Fred Medel, Marketing Manager for Tamiya America, runs through a couple new parts that just came in for the TB05, TA07 and TRF419. These parts are a direct fit and require no additional modifications and are designed to boost the performance of your ride.

54878 Tamiya Upgrade Set for the TRF Super Short Dampers
54886 Tamiya TRF419 Suspension Upgrade Set

Source: Tamiya USA