Build your own Red Bull 7 (first batch of parts)

My first batch of parts for the Red Bull 7 kit arrived today.

The parts include bits of the front wing, rear wing, a wheel and an oil filled shock to build.

The front wing had some small parts that were pretty annoying to fit but I got there in the end.

You can see the oil filled shock balanced between paint pots in the photo.

This is to let the oil spread around the shock assembly and remove pockets of air.

First batch of RB7 parts
First batch of RB7 parts

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

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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.

Adding lights to your RC Car



A short video I made showing a simple lighting circuit that is running off of an external power supply.

The LED’s shown in the video would not light up using the led controller I installed so I had to run them off of a 9V battery instead.

New body shell for my sledgehammer S50

I decided my sledgehammer needed a bit of spicing up and always wanted to add lights to it so it made sense to buy a new shell.

I wanted it to be a truck body so went with HPI’s Ford-150 shell for savage monster trucks.

Here it is as it arrived.

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The uncut and unpainted shell.

Ba-64 Armoured Car

This is a cheap model I ordered from emodels. It was made by a company in Moscow and the quality of the kit is particularly poor compared to the likes of Tamiya, Revell and Airfix. Still it was a quick build and I don’t think it turned out too bad. I particually like the slogans in Russian covering the hull.

The gunner is from a pack of Tamiya Russian tank crewman.