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Kraqa
01-28-2010, 05:26 PM
I bought on the of Tamiya special edition TB03 Drift spec. Cam with a **** ton of aluminum upgrades for the driveline including the front oneway and a rear spool.

i must say the instruction in this kit is terrible. the package labelling is horrible. "Bag B" but then in bag B there are 200 small parts with no labeling on them.

any who took me abotu 3 hours to put together.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2149.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2160.jpg

Kraqa
01-28-2010, 05:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2161.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2168.jpg

Kraqa
01-28-2010, 05:29 PM
this is the body i picked

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-190mm-tamiya-body-parts-320si-wtcc-2006-51288-p-23743.html?cPath=438_875

Code454
01-28-2010, 05:37 PM
Sweet Kris, the drifters are tons of fun what power you gon na run in it.

Kraqa
01-28-2010, 05:48 PM
Sweet Kris, the drifters are tons of fun what power you gon na run in it.

CC sidwinder
CC bec
vilenion brushless
3s 5500 50C

Code454
01-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Sweet plenty of power i need more power in mine in the future :beerchug:

generis
01-28-2010, 06:46 PM
wow that's a work of art!:popcorn:

koomz
01-29-2010, 09:37 AM
sick dude..I love my tb03d man it handles like a dream...I gave up a hopped up tc3 without evening looking back after I drove the tb03...is this your first drifter?..your gonna love the one-way.

Kraqa
01-29-2010, 11:19 AM
sick dude..I love my tb03d man it handles like a dream...I gave up a hopped up tc3 without evening looking back after I drove the tb03...is this your first drifter?..your gonna love the one-way.

i find it tough to get the one way to work in my living room. i dont' have enought space.

koomz
01-29-2010, 12:16 PM
i find it tough to get the one way to work in my living room. i dont' have enought space.

LOL where ya located ..in gvrd..?.theres a drift meet on feb13 coming up..you'll have lots of room there..LOL:beerchug:

Kraqa
01-29-2010, 12:59 PM
ya i've been told about that. we will see.....


Here is more progress.

I had to trim a bit to get the velenion to fit. and i will be moving the ESC to the top of the servo for more air flow.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2201.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2202.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2203.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2206.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2207.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2208.jpg

and my womans favority part........



a clean living room again!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2209.jpg

Code454
01-29-2010, 01:52 PM
Sweet Kris nwo you need some video:beerchug:

lil' lucifer
01-29-2010, 03:51 PM
what your woman think about you getting another rc?
:blink:

Kraqa
01-29-2010, 08:01 PM
what your woman think about you getting another rc?
:blink:

she's aight i guess i need to get ride of the other 2 RC's i have that arn't mine. SKOP's and GEEKS.

she's gonna be real chaffed when the parts i just ordered from Honk Kong show up.......

new rims 26MM wide
the BMW body
and underglow Crystal light bars for the ricer underglow look.

and i'm hitting up SMI electronics tomorrow for some LEDS.

man i'm screwed.

lil' lucifer
01-29-2010, 10:31 PM
man i'm screwed.

Bahahahahahaha



She's going to kill you......jason


I can't wait to tell her me and skop had nothing to do with it! :popcorn:

Kraqa
01-30-2010, 12:56 PM
ya she knows you arn't a part of it.....for once.......hahahaha


i stopped in at SMI electronics today.

got me:
8 @ 5mm Super white LEDs
8 @ 5mm Red
6 @ 5mm blue
4 @ 3mm orange
1 @ 5mm orangy red its a bit of a **** mix but the light was cool so i had to get it.

24' @ 24 gauge red wire
24' @ 24 gauge black

then a couple lengths of shink tube colour matched to the LED colours so i knwo what bulb is what when i make the harness.

I also bought some underglow crystal lights from RC-Mart

i'm goign for headlights 2 blue 2 white to give it a HID look, front amber running lights (gotta keep it legal in canada), tail light, tryign for reverse lights, then the tail pipe light and underglows.

shoudl be a freekin xmas tree by the time i'm done. I hope it looks good.

HeyOK
01-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Sounds like you are off to a good start. Did you remember current limiting resistors?

HeyOK
01-30-2010, 01:28 PM
120 will do you. It is a little too low a value for running on 6V but what the heck. The LEDs will just run brighter.

You can't really tell direction from the motor leads with a brushless motor because it is the phase relationship between the windings that sets up the way it spins.

I can't remember how the lighting works on a Sidewinder. On the Max, there is a LED for reverse. Either way, if you tap into that circuit, you probably won't have enough drive to operate your backup LEDs. Best bet is to get it to switch on a transistor to power the lights - or I can make a circuit that watches the receiver output for the ESC and would light it up.

Kraqa
01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
ya transistors were not one thing i was good at in school. i will have to do some reading.

Kraqa
02-03-2010, 09:29 PM
got some more parts today....just waiting for the body.

aluminum mesh for a scale intercooler grill, and brake vents.

got it from Micheals. 2.89 for the fine mesh and 8.89 for the larger mesh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2242.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2243.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2244.jpg

Kraqa
02-04-2010, 07:55 PM
more stuff for the build.

gawd i'm a dork.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2245.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF2246.jpg

Kraqa
02-04-2010, 07:56 PM
oh ya and check out the date stamps......4:20 baby.

Code454
02-04-2010, 07:56 PM
sweet Kraq's so have you played with it yet?

Kraqa
02-04-2010, 08:17 PM
sweet Kraq's so have you played with it yet?

i've played with it for about 8 hours total in my living room. i still suck with it.

no body though. damn china.

Code454
02-04-2010, 08:28 PM
ahhh figures, there tons of fun though and can be driven pretty much anywhere

Kraqa
02-04-2010, 08:51 PM
ya no kidding.

when you wana get out and hammer on them?

Code454
02-04-2010, 09:00 PM
ya no kidding.

when you wana get out and hammer on them?

well hopefully i will be getting a brushless setup for mine, we will have to setup a day to hook up either in mission or abby and see if we can get a bunch of people out:beerchug:
Cody

Kraqa
02-04-2010, 09:19 PM
well hopefully i will be getting a brushless setup for mine, we will have to setup a day to hook up either in mission or abby and see if we can get a bunch of people out:beerchug:
Cody

before the end of the month i'll have access to a empty warehouse in maple ridge.

brand new smooooth concrete flooring.

3800 square ft.

Code454
02-04-2010, 09:20 PM
before the end of the month i'll have access to a empty warehouse in maple ridge.

brand new smooooth concrete flooring.

3800 square ft.

that would be perfect to get a group in there:beerchug:

koomz
02-05-2010, 12:02 PM
im down lets do it..lol....sick ride dude

Kraqa
02-05-2010, 09:06 PM
ok so thanx to my cat i now only have 2 plates.

2 went missing last night. efffff!!!!

Code454
02-05-2010, 09:25 PM
bwahaha you might have to do some poo searching haha jk at least you still got two

lil' lucifer
02-05-2010, 11:21 PM
ok so thanx to my cat i now only have 2 plates.

2 went missing last night. efffff!!!!


Bahahahahahaha........thats what you get for gettin him to live in your dodge when you had open house.......Bahahahahahahaha


:laugh:

Kraqa
02-12-2010, 08:51 PM
well my body just came in. and my rims whick now lookign at them were a terrible choice!

i will be sellign them i think. or painting them.

lil' lucifer
02-12-2010, 09:23 PM
my rims whick now lookign at them were a terrible choice!

i will be sellign them i think. or painting them.

why? let see a pic.

Kraqa
02-12-2010, 09:58 PM
why? let see a pic.


the woman took the camera to take pics of Wayne Gretzky. She was volunteering to be a spectator barrier around the outside cauldrin.

the are crome with with blue centers. that woudl have looked cool when i wanted to paint this pearl white with black accents...but i'm thinking with a candy flake orange with black highlights.

Kraqa
02-12-2010, 10:03 PM
here they are

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-touring-rims-yokomo-drift-10spoke-mesh-chrome-wheels-tw1313bl-p-20761.html?cPath=35_370

lil' lucifer
02-13-2010, 09:13 AM
that woudl have looked cool when i wanted to paint this pearl white with black accents...but i'm thinking with a candy flake orange with black highlights.

Listen to you eh. candy flake orange with black highlights......rofl

Kraqa
02-14-2010, 02:07 PM
Listen to you eh. candy flake orange with black highlights......rofl

the rims will be changed

the tail light lenses are not in....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF5001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF5002.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/DSCF5012.jpg

lil' lucifer
02-14-2010, 02:15 PM
bahahahahahahaha...............:blink:

your right, the rims need to be a different color!

looks good tho!:Wow1:

Jester
02-14-2010, 07:33 PM
amazing color. Looks great, nicely done.

Kraqa
02-14-2010, 07:48 PM
thanks.

the rims are going to be a blacked out or smoked black over chrome.

i want to get the headlights and tail lights up and runnign in the next day or so.

and i'm currently looking for an interior peice for this body.

matt c
02-16-2010, 08:57 PM
What make is that BM? Testors paint works wonders on wheels. Who cares if they get scuffed or chipped. Just pull out your $1 jar of paint and touch it up. Car's coming together nicely.

Kraqa
02-20-2010, 01:31 PM
What make is that BM? Testors paint works wonders on wheels. Who cares if they get scuffed or chipped. Just pull out your $1 jar of paint and touch it up. Car's coming together nicely.

Tamiya. everywhere i looked online and locally said it discontinued. I bought the last kit RCmart had but looks liek they got more in.

F350 Tonka
02-21-2010, 08:01 AM
That looks awsome man.I say do the rims the same colour as the center of the hood...
Get some window tint from can.tire and tint the side and rear windows....That would look killar...
Man I'm gonna have to put the Expedrifter back together now and join you guys..

UNGLEWD
02-21-2010, 04:53 PM
I really like the body color, I agree with you on the blue wheels.
Have you considered painting the rim body color where it's chrome and charcoal in the centers?
Nice looking ride none the less!

Kraqa
02-22-2010, 12:50 PM
I really like the body color, I agree with you on the blue wheels.
Have you considered painting the rim body color where it's chrome and charcoal in the centers?
Nice looking ride none the less!

oh the rims are gettign painted. i just haven't had time but they will before the next meet.

thnx for all the props.

Kraqa
03-08-2010, 08:13 PM
got the rims painted.

gun metal centers....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/106_3863.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/106_3872.jpg

Kraqa
03-12-2010, 08:50 PM
New CV shafts and some aluminum steering on their way now. that should take care of the front end issues.

Kraqa
03-29-2010, 05:57 PM
well the CV shafts were way to long.

www.rcmart.com is on it hopefully gonne get me the right set.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/shaft.jpg

i got the aluminum steering and that ook nearly ALL the slop out of the steering in the front. huge improvement.

my interior came too. i wont be doing that for a while but when i do it will be ballin. I'm gonna be keepin my eye's out for black staws for a roll cage.

lil' lucifer
04-13-2010, 05:51 PM
so you sold this thing yet or what?

Kraqa
04-14-2010, 09:27 PM
hello no. i just ordered up some aluminum lower Control arms.

and i got an interior for it. this thing is gettign pimped out.

lil' lucifer
04-14-2010, 10:01 PM
hello no. i just ordered up some aluminum lower Control arms.

and i got an interior for it. this thing is gettign pimped out.



:noway:
:p6639707:

Kraqa
04-26-2010, 05:20 PM
on a side note.

i used all the left over shims from the build to shim out ALL of the slop inthe A arms and the wheels/knuckles. the thing drive's much nicer now!

Kraqa
11-30-2010, 05:02 PM
so moar progress.....

i got the interior done with the exception of the roll cage wich will be commign soon enough.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift1.jpg

there were some round humps in the rear deck of this interior. i guess it was for body posts? either way i wanted it to look liek i had a sterio. so i made some small speaker grills.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift6.jpg

alan
11-30-2010, 06:48 PM
Thumbs up on the interior!! And very tasteful bodypost trim.

generis
11-30-2010, 07:59 PM
Wow, this is nice.

Kraqa
12-01-2010, 01:17 PM
i'm still uploading

here is the new steering angles with the mod's. details on the mods to come...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift11.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift10.jpg

Kraqa
12-01-2010, 01:24 PM
TA-05 CV shaft. shortened by cutting and welding it

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift16.jpg

then i made my own end mill out of a 25/64" drill bit to hog otu the TA-05 knuckles to the TB3 stub shaft bearings. Inside and out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift21.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift20.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift19.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift18.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift17.jpg

you can see the new steering on the left
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift14.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift15.jpg

both sides done
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift22.jpg

HEAVY METAL
12-01-2010, 02:39 PM
this is way cool!

Kraqa
12-01-2010, 04:54 PM
Here is the homemade end mill
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift24.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/Kraqa/DRIFT%20RC/drift23.jpg

It’s a 25/64” drill bit with the end sanded down. The bearing as almost a press fit into the knuckle. There is ZERO slop in the front end because of the bearing to knuckle tolerances. Pretty rad actually.