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UNGLEWD
05-04-2010, 06:20 PM
After selling my last Rally build I've been aching to get another....a while back I spotted this release from Tamiya. Should arrive at the shop for next Friday.
I won't do a full build as the chassis will be identical from my last one () but I will be posting up all the extras here.
One of my all time favorites
http://www.tamiyausa.com/images/product/250/58459/header_58459.jpg

Some real pics
http://www.zhome.com/History/Images/EAS11.jpghttp://www.zhome.com/History/Images/Monti5.jpg
http://www.zhome.com/History/Images/72AaltonenToddNo5Award.jpghttp://www.zhome.com/History/Images/71AaltonenEaster62.jpghttp://www.zhome.com/History/Images/Ausi3.jpg
http://www.zhome.com/History/Images/EASFront.jpg

adamsdad
05-06-2010, 08:37 AM
What are you going to do about the Hummer wheels?

UNGLEWD
05-06-2010, 09:07 AM
They're going in the bin and am dying another set of wheels...the hummer wheels just aren't cutting it are they.

adamsdad
05-06-2010, 11:05 PM
Im interested in which wheels you decided to go with. Im thinking of getting this body for my DF03RA chassis when it comes out.

koomz
05-07-2010, 11:16 AM
Im interested in which wheels you decided to go with. Im thinking of getting this body for my DF03RA chassis when it comes out.

same here ive always wanted this body by far one of my fav's ..in real life aswell..any datsun for that matter...excellent choice cant wait to race ya..lol!

matt c
05-08-2010, 09:26 PM
I hope you bring this one over and give it a run on the track this time. I'll help you tune it up if you want also. The dfo3ra is not rally ready out of the box.

UNGLEWD
05-08-2010, 11:25 PM
I'll be taking you up on that for sure Matt.
Sean was saying the gearing is a bit of a beast out of the box.
I'm planning for an XL5, think that'll be cool?

matt c
05-09-2010, 01:57 AM
The xl5 is a great idea.

UNGLEWD
05-21-2010, 10:09 AM
I'm thinking all you guys are going brushless this season...I'm on that wagon too!

UNGLEWD
05-21-2010, 10:12 AM
Got the chassis together and body in place.
Running steel style wheels, just waiting on the black ones to show up from ebay.
A few pics before the paint goes on today.

http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_1.jpg
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_2.jpg
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_3.jpg

UNGLEWD
05-21-2010, 03:15 PM
A little paint on...
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_4.jpg
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_5.jpg

toytruk
05-21-2010, 09:41 PM
Very cool Kev!

Too bad about that SHELL decal though...there is a reason there wasn't one on the real one, 'cause Shell gas is an RPM robber!

curly
05-21-2010, 09:54 PM
did you paint the red on the outside
it doesn't look too shinny
still looks great just wondering

UNGLEWD
05-24-2010, 09:11 AM
Very cool Kev!

Too bad about that SHELL decal though...there is a reason there wasn't one on the real one, 'cause Shell gas is an RPM robber!
Hey I just noticed that it's not on in allot of the pictures, it would look much better off. Not exactly a stunning graphic is it?


did you paint the red on the outside
it doesn't look too shinny
still looks great just wondering
Yep, body's painted inside and out, going to spray some dirt on the outside and didn't want it too shiny

UNGLEWD
06-01-2010, 11:08 PM
Took a little doing but the VXL's in place
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_6.jpg
Some shots with more of the details on
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_7.jpg

UNGLEWD
06-01-2010, 11:10 PM
And after the ummmm....testdrive!
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_8.jpg

Took a few video clips to try my hand at editing rally stuff. I have an idea to do a series of fake rally stages.

Ax-hole
06-02-2010, 12:14 AM
Can't wait to see the video! looks great, gotta get me a rally car. :biggthumpup::rock:

koomz
06-02-2010, 11:27 AM
beautiful man ..just gorgeous so whens rally day!:biggthumpup:

generis
06-02-2010, 12:00 PM
sick. I love rally. This one is a nice dirty specimen for sure! Sick!

magicmarker77
06-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Now that looks great!

How did you get the mud and grass so scale looking?:blink:

Headquake
06-02-2010, 05:07 PM
Think you need some inner fenders. :laugh: All the mud on the windows is from the inside. The driver wouldn't be too happy.

UNGLEWD
06-04-2010, 08:40 AM
Thanks guys


Now that looks great!

How did you get the mud and grass so scale looking?:blink:

Aging technique this time.....


Local BMX track!
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_10.jpg

UNGLEWD
06-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Wheels are finally in...getting the tires glued on and ready for another run.

http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_9.jpg

Test drive video on the way

crawler07
07-22-2010, 11:47 AM
Looks great now how about those videos??

UNGLEWD
07-22-2010, 12:31 PM
Only video I got in with that body is here: http://crawlcanada.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11225&highlight=datsun

I do however have a new body, tires and wheels on so I can get out on the trails again.

http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_11.jpg
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_12.jpg
http://kevinjowett.com/kjs_rcs/datsun_rally/datsun_rally_stp_13.jpg

Code454
07-22-2010, 12:40 PM
those rims from rcmart?

UNGLEWD
07-22-2010, 01:38 PM
Nope, they're the new HPI Works series, 6mm offset

Code454
07-22-2010, 01:40 PM
oh nice, i got a set of 8 rims from rcmart that look very similar

cydog510
09-18-2010, 09:31 PM
who makes that lancer body? soooo nice!

Tanqueray
12-17-2010, 07:48 PM
I know this is somewhat old thread, but to answer your question, abchobbyusa.com have a nice lancer with rally lights. Unfortunately, it's out of stock

http://www.abchobbyusa.com/110scalebodyshells.aspx

evo 3:
http://www.abchobbyusa.com/lancerevolutionlllbody.aspx


rally evo 3:
http://www.abchobbyusa.com/66097.aspx

btw, nice scale garage unglewd!

rus-t
04-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Love this build, I'm a sucker for the 240's. curious though, did you make any tweaks to the suspension, or is it just the stock setup? After watching the shakedown vid, just seems like it handles better than most of the other vids of the df03ra in action. Thinkin about doin a 240z as well, would love to hear any secrets or tricks:biggthumpup:

UNGLEWD
04-25-2011, 04:47 PM
The suspension on this one was stock, the only mod for the video was the VXL.
My current DF03 will be getting mods done on the suspension to get it to perform a little better

SlowKrawl
07-10-2011, 09:43 AM
Hey kev, what size of battery were you running? I am looking at a df03ra but I am not sure how much power it will handle stock. I think 3s might be too much for it, was thinking 2s lipo with a castle brushless or the vxl?

UNGLEWD
07-10-2011, 10:12 AM
Hey there, that was just a 2S... more than enough
3S would fit (smaller ones) but it might be a little much