Upgraded Blackfoot with 12t x2 Motor and new Electronic Speed Controller

I decided to once again upgrade my motor on my electronic monster truck. The maximum upgrade people seem to recommend for a truck of thistype is a 12 turn with x2. the x2 gives it a little more torque to make up for the torque lost by using a lower turn motor. In order to use this I also had to replace the stock speed controller with one that would support a 12t motor.

The motor is an LRP v10 spec5 12×2 and I am using a Modelsport Sniper RV-12 ESC.

They seem to give the truck a nice boost compared to the small gain received by upgrading it with a tamiya motor.

More upgrades for Tamiya TT01 and Blackfoot (Motors and Tyres)

Today I installed a Tamiya sport tuned motor on my TT01 chassis and Blackfoot Truck.

Its a small upgrade compared to going for a brushless motor but I managed to get two sport tuned motors real cheap on an Amazon store.

I also fitted some Tamiya drift tyres to the TT01 that I brought on eBay.

Motor and wheels installed
Motor and wheels installed
Motor attached to Blackfoot Chassis
Motor attached to Blackfoot Chassis

Tamiya blackfoot ball-raced

The gearbox

Replaced all gearbox/wheel bearings and bushings with ballrace bearings. (Bearings in photo are originals)

Next in line is a more powerful motor and possibly conversion to Lipo.

New Humvee shell for Tamiya Blackfoot 3


This is a Proline Hummer H2 body shell for my black foot 3.

It is painted with Tamiya lame flake and a black under coat.

This is the first time I have had a go with flaked paint and I am pleased results.

Next for the blackfoot is some hopups I have to install.