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Tamiya Sand Scorcher

Post by phiver » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:50 pm

yeah, finally i got it!
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i'm glad that i could fullfill myself a childhood dream.
i've always wanted that one and well, now i can have it!
ahh, it looks just awesome! and it is a kit! and it is the sand scorcher! i want to eat it!

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Post by spokanevr4guy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:53 pm

It looks awesome! Have fun man!

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Post by 5AVAG3 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:44 am

I love the old school tamiyas man...That was back when RC's were realistic scale and had drivers.

I got the original Fast attack vehicle and 1 wild ones buggies.
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Post by phiver » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:57 am

thx & thx
@5avag3
i know you have a nice collection of different rc's, but the wild one is definately one of the best looking, imo.
maybe you can post a pic of it here?;)

and you are right these old tamiya have a "scaleness" to them that is not often found today.
for example this one has torsion bars  instead of springs, i love it!
and i am looking forward to drive the good old 540 again after all these years, lol.

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Post by 5AVAG3 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:11 am

Since you are an old school fan...Here is your request bro!!!

This is funded by the MA1N5T roll cage so I owe it to Sav Central and post these images.

These are all ORIGINAL and very rare classical vehicles.

*censored* I used to dream about as a child, but could not afford...lol

Clod buster

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Wild Ones ($150.00USD real alloy rims)

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Fast Attack Vehicle

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Mitsubishi Pajero

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Jeep Wrangler YJ

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Post by phiver » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:19 am

i definately like the wild ones most, and the clod is also nice!

i got the rear section ready now.
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this kit is not for the faint hearted!
there was some cutting and dremeling necessary thats not quite in the manual.
1. the rear mounting holes of the rollcage did not align with that on the gear box.
i cut away abvout 2mm on the end of the cage.
2.the gearbox and arms are a bit rough, i had to dremel away some material on one arm to fit it.
3.the dampers are messy to bleed.
i had the best restults when pushing the piston almost all the way in, before closing them.
when pushed in 1/3 like in manual there was almost no piston movent because of compression.

besides that everything looks very sturdy and nice!
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i bet you could put a strong engine in there.
a nice feature are the torsion rods instead of springs.
they hook up in the rear arms and get twisted, therefore applying a return force on the moving arm.
it has no diff...

anyway,
i think this will be the perfect winter car for me!:))
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Post by rokie1432 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:53 am

wow phiver....i've been thnking of getting the scorcher myself.....now you're tempting me...

pls pls keep posting pictures of your build progress, i definitely would be following this thread...

cheers!

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Post by phiver » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:33 am

pics ahoi!

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that's what i did today
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it was again a rough build.
on the front bumper plate were two plastic sticks i cut off completely?'8(
i mean, those are on the picture of the manual!
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here you can see the tank lid style front spring.
the springforce can be set high/low.
it pushes the upper front arm

and for you today, the servo saver and radio box mount!
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it was really hard to capture the servo saver as it is black and blends very well with the chassis.
in the lower left corner, the front rc box mount.
they go through a hole and hold the box.
it seems that you put the box on and then pull the screw, the rubber cone gets shorter and thicker and holds the box .

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Post by phiver » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:15 am

hi folks,

rc box ready!
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i have always liked this rc box design.
one miss i had here, i had to turn the receiver so that the crystal ?was located in the middle section.
the foam is a life adapter

it has 3 part beadlocks
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the right one is wrong because the middle part points in the wrong direction
on the left wheel the center ring is aligned with the front part.

i would appreciate some HELP here, because i have trouble getting the center part of the rear wheels into the tires.
it is extremely thight and sticky too, so i cant get in there!

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well, i have found a way with raw force and hurting fingertips!
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to get the middle part of the rear beadlocks into the tire was not funny anymore.

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Post by phiver » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:15 am

allready modding it!
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i call it the lolli mod:)

it should stiffen the front, it flexes much due to the gfk chassis.
the rear is very bumpy , the torsion rod are quite stiff, and needs thicker oil, about 60 to 80 wt?

here is the sand scorcher chassis ready!
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cheers!

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Post by KiZ » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:56 am

Cool! That looks like rather a lot of front toe in though.
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Post by phiver » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:23 am

yes, i was wondering too, but it is exactly as in the manual...

next one will be the body, i want it to look like on the box.

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Post by phiver » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:12 am

here we are again.

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no thats not too much stuff for one body.
add brushes, sandpaper, sidecutter, screwdriver a modelling knife
and plastic putty!

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the nose part is mounted with screws.
i used putty to close the gap
the rear lights and licence cover are also fixed with screws but fit seamlessly, so no putty there.

there are some grates to file and cut away.
i also rounded off all the sharp edges and sandpapered the whole thing on the outside (a lot of work`:))
on the underside of the wheelcovers i will have to use a dremel and sandpaper to get a nice surface.

now the body is ready for the first white...

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Post by phiver » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:21 am

xmas parts are here!
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the bumpers are a bit rough and you will need extra screws to mount the rear bumper.
but the wheels are very nice, perfect finish and everything supplied.

unluckily the painting didn't go so well, i will have to do it again.

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Post by VRCP » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:37 am

i love the scorcher to
here's my Sand Scorcher
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its not finnished
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       very radio controlled people

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Post by phiver » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:12 am

nice, and lara croft behind the steering wheel, perfect!

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