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RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RCGolf on Mon 31 Dec 2012 - 23:54

Hi All,

Just want to share pics of my XV-01 Pro kit build before the New Year !!! Happy New Year everyone, keep RC-ing and enjoy:



Elec compartment is a real tight fit.
37mm wide x 44mm long x 36mm high (with shroud on)
Battery pack not thicker than 25mm



Front differential Gear Box with Slipper Clutch hop up.


Finally Done. What's left is a paint job. Happy 2013 everyone...... cheers


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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by kelvintan_hc on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 0:17

nices bro
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by boolean21 on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 1:27

Nice nice!!

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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RTECH on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 10:58

Looks like this chassis is design for bashing.
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RCGolf on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 16:13

Another top down look at the XV-01 chassis. As ESC is all the way at the back, this needs a longer then usual sensor cable (300mm) and longer lead cables from the motor to reach it.

Initial opinion is that the stock suspension seemed quite soft and would easily bottom out. Think may need to change to heavier damper oil and stiffer springs very soon. Although there are mounting provisions and brackets front and back, the kit does not come with an ARB scratch



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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by kelvintan_hc on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 16:33

So u manage to solve the motor wiring issues
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by Wrigleys on Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 21:05

Coming up nicely! Cant wait to see it run. Smile
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RTECH on Wed 2 Jan 2013 - 19:33

Shocked Whoa! That's pretty long motor wires you have there.
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by Marpek on Thu 3 Jan 2013 - 22:52

This is the legendary tamiya TA03F dna machine!

Withe the exact front mount motor, shock tower designs and belt driven.... definitely a great chassic for drift! Yummy....


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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RTECH on Fri 4 Jan 2013 - 20:39

Marpek wrote:This is the legendary tamiya TA03F dna machine!

Withe the exact front mount motor, shock tower designs and belt driven.... definitely a great chassic for drift! Yummy....

Then you wait for simi? Wait for police to wear shorts again sibo? Fast buy buy buy and drift drift drift again.
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First Impressions

Post by RCGolf on Sun 6 Jan 2013 - 15:36

Run Update:

Had my maiden run on an open basketball court. First impression was that the handling is fantastic. Chassis has a tint of natural over-steer when the turns are dialled in but yet controllable. Let go of the throttle and the tail comes back obediently. Overall, the stock chassis with stock set-up is pretty balanced and not difficult to control. At high speed curves, the chassis has a realistic roll to one side which makes it look really scale too.

With a 8.5T motor and a 100A ESC (overkill I know), but my accel. and braking isn't entirely fascinating. Not sure if it is due to my ESC settings but would probably need to explore the ESC a bit more.

Alas, was probably getting too confident about the handling and got too aggressive round a tree doing figure 8s and accidentally drove into a shallow ditch. Vehicle dived in and the front suspension arm came off its ball joints.



This however was unfortunately a frequently reported "flaw" in the forums about the XV. Here's a picture of the part that gave way. Good thing there is a hop-up alum option for it though. Twisted Evil



Overall, loved the handling on this thing although I am not so sure if it is really suitable for crazy bashing....



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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by boolean21 on Sun 6 Jan 2013 - 20:29

Sounds like you had some fun... Smile

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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RCGolf on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 10:48

boolean21 wrote:Sounds like you had some fun... Smile
Definitely. So when can we have the pleasure to tour with you guys on a track? Think Kelvin and me are looking forward to it Very Happy
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by boolean21 on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 10:53

i heard there's one coming soon!

adhoc touring meet...
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by Marpek on Thu 10 Jan 2013 - 21:10

When...when...when...???
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The finished XV

Post by RCGolf on Wed 23 Jan 2013 - 21:50

Hi

Thought I'd close this build thread with the finished body. Very Happy





Until next time ...

Cheers!!
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by boolean21 on Wed 23 Jan 2013 - 22:01

looks really good rcgolf...
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these photos will definitely poison more kakis!!!
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RTECH on Thu 24 Jan 2013 - 17:31

Shocked Excellent job on the bodyshell!
But erm.... those loooong body post..... maybe you like to trim them then
your shell will look perfect.
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RCGolf on Fri 25 Jan 2013 - 23:04

RTECH wrote: Shocked Excellent job on the bodyshell!
But erm.... those loooong body post..... maybe you like to trim them then
your shell will look perfect.

Hi RTech,

Tks. I agree the poles are ugly too. But I temporarily having them for 2 reasons which I think is practical:
1) I can flip the car and place it on its top side (supported by the poles) to facilitate taking off the battery cover from the undercarriage without having to remove the body. tongue
2) I am concerned if I change the body in future, the poles would be too short. Embarassed

As soon as I can find an alternate solution for the above, I will trim them off. cheers
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by speedstream on Sat 26 Jan 2013 - 0:24



Short body post , medium body post , long body post............... Cool
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by speedstream on Sat 26 Jan 2013 - 0:27



These subarus are stunning... superb body work.
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The Dirty Basher

Post by RCGolf on Sun 24 Feb 2013 - 22:40

Hi all,

Went Segar for a 2nd session this afternoon after the morning trail and had a bashing good time. For a while before I shot this video, I was actually trashing the XV along with the buggies on the buggy track. Yup went full throttle with the jumps and was pleasantly surprised it held up fine although there was a few tumbles and cartwheels. Alas, I didn't take any vids of that crazy track session but it sure was extremely exhilarating. At the end of the day, I was happy I didn't break anything.... yet.

Here's a short trailer of a "tamer" but no less exciting and very fun rally bashing Twisted Evil ... wished the cleaning up afterwards was as exciting. silent



PS. Please "like" my youtube video if you like it Very Happy Thanks









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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by kelvintan_hc on Sun 24 Feb 2013 - 22:44

Wow bro good firming and driving style ....... Very Happy like it
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Post by boolean21 on Sun 24 Feb 2013 - 22:54

Looks like u had some fun. Smile

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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by RCGolf on Mon 25 Feb 2013 - 9:49

kelvintan_hc wrote:Wow bro good firming and driving style ....... Very Happy like it

Thanks. Shots taken with the iPhone 4S placed on the floor and sandwiched between 2 rocks to prop it up Laughing Quite happy with the angle nonetheless. Haha.

BTW, looks like there is going to be a XV-01 TC version. Twisted Evil http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58558
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Post by RCGolf on Mon 25 Feb 2013 - 9:58

boolean21 wrote:Looks like u had some fun. Smile

Sure did!! Sliding on the sand and kicking up the dust trails are real addictive too Laughing
Think it will be a perfect playground for WR8s. Hope the vid can entice some of them to the dirt soon. So when is the next bashing meet?! cheers
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by boolean21 on Mon 25 Feb 2013 - 10:25

RCGolf wrote:
boolean21 wrote:Looks like u had some fun. Smile

Sure did!! Sliding on the sand and kicking up the dust trails are real addictive too Laughing
Think it will be a perfect playground for WR8s. Hope the vid can entice some of them to the dirt soon. So when is the next bashing meet?! cheers

yeah, the wr8s had been there during CNY... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

next bashing meet will be in around 2 weeks time i guess...
bro harakiri's plan is to have a Bash / tour / drift meet after every 3 trails or so... Smile

of course, in between, we can have adhoc meets! Very Happy
think there will be an after trail bashing after this sunday's trail...

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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by angmohkia on Mon 25 Feb 2013 - 10:52

Slurp!! Slurp!! Hi, I am back and hungry for all trials and bashing......lets go

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Post by RCGolf on Thu 28 Feb 2013 - 0:02

angmohkia wrote:Slurp!! Slurp!! Hi, I am back and hungry for all trials and bashing......lets go

Hi AMK,
Welcome back ! cheers
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Re: RCgolf's Tamiya XV-01 Pro Kit

Post by Marpek on Thu 28 Feb 2013 - 19:50

boolean21 wrote:
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boolean21 wrote:Looks like u had some fun. Smile

Sure did!! Sliding on the sand and kicking up the dust trails are real addictive too Laughing
Think it will be a perfect playground for WR8s. Hope the vid can entice some of them to the dirt soon. So when is the next bashing meet?! cheers

yeah, the wr8s had been there during CNY... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

next bashing meet will be in around 2 weeks time i guess...
bro harakiri's plan is to have a Bash / tour / drift meet after every 3 trails or so... Smile

of course, in between, we can have adhoc meets! Very Happy
think there will be an after trail bashing after this sunday's trail...

...did I hear drift? Twisted Evil
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