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The Boss has bought her grandson a Toyo r/c car from a charity shop. Just the

car. Is it possible to buy a used r/c unit that will operate it. (assuming the car

works)? What would I need?

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The Boss has bought her grandson a Toyo r/c car from a charity shop. Just the

car. Is it possible to buy a used r/c unit that will operate it. (assuming the car

works)? What would I need?

How old is he? - How technical/capable?

 

Does the car have batteries/charger? Servo's ?

 

RC Cars are my main hobby, if you post photo's I can help and may have most of what you need spare even.

 

http://www. modelsport. co. uk/rc-systems/rc-car-categories/9910/991010

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Thanks Dreadly, I will take a photo tomorrow. He is only three, Boss says he can just push

it. Basically something to play with when he visits us. Out of interest, though, I would like to get it

working if possible.

It has a battery pack, so I presume a charger is needed. Don't know about servos. I will take a few

photos for you. Cheers. :)

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The Boss has bought her grandson a Toyo r/c car from a charity shop. Just the

car. Is it possible to buy a used r/c unit that will operate it. (assuming the car

works)? What would I need?

eBay can be a source of some very obscure bits and pieces sometimes, maybe have a look there?

Martin. ..........

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Thanks Dreadly, I will take a photo tomorrow. He is only three, Boss says he can just push

it. Basically something to play with when he visits us. Out of interest, though, I would like to get it

working if possible.

It has a battery pack, so I presume a charger is needed. Don't know about servos. I will take a few

photos for you. Cheers. :)

If it's a classic one it could be worth a bit :lol: :lol:

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. .....RC Cars are my main hobby. ....

Although not my main hobby have got three myself for when it's too windy to fly.

 

Got a Traxxas eRevo Brushless & an HPI Vorza both on 6s LiPo's, also got a Traxxas Summit TQi rock crawler, all 1/8th.

 

What you got in your garage dreadly?

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Although not my main hobby have got three myself for when it's too windy to fly.

 

Got a Traxxas eRevo Brushless & an HPI Vorza both on 6s LiPo's, also got a Traxxas Summit TQi rock crawler, all 1/8th.

 

What you got in your garage dreadly?

I stick to 'vintage' stuff mainly from the 80's. .. Nothing like the monsters you drive Griff. .. Although I would like to move that way when funds allow.

 

I have some original Monster beetles, sand rovers, lunchboxes etc. .. I have many. all fairly slow and steady stuff though. My fastest current car is a modified race monster beetle running 2s Lipo and a 19t brushed, so nothing in your league.

 

I started the hobby back up as a kind of 'therapy' after loosing my little brother. . Not sure why but it did keep me busy and entertained.

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Certainly keeps me busy dreadly, usually (in my case) replacing busted steering and suspension parts and the odd slipper clutch.

 

Used to race 1/12 Associated electric indoor back in the late 70's, things have changed a bit since then.

 

Sorry gravon42, no knowledge of Toyo, looks like dreadly is your best bet at the minute, hope you get sorted.

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My son has a brushless 1/8th Ansmann Terrier truggie and a n nitro Hyper7 which I've converted to a monster truck. Then I have a brushless 1/8th truggie which I only use with 4s now and a 1/5th scale monster Losi 5ive which I don't know if it will first break my wallet or back!?

 

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I stick to 'vintage' stuff mainly from the 80's. .. Nothing like the monsters you drive Griff. .. Although I would like to move that way when funds allow.

 

 

Hi Dreadly,

 

I've got a Mardave Meteor (1/10th) and Marauder (1/8th).. both still work. In fact I had an unused Meteor kit until recently but sold it on ebay. My more modern kit is a Thunder Tiger EB4 Rally Game 1/8th, well it's not that new but 4wd and brakes is world away from my Mardave kits :).

 

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. .........and a 1/5th scale monster Losi 5ive which I don't know if it will first break my wallet or back!

Nice one DMUK.

 

Only got back into cars last year and was really very very tempted with the 1/5 Losi and Baja's.

 

The only thing which swayed me away was the noise of petrols in that I intended to chuck one in the van sometimes when we go away and locally, other than our flying field, most of our surrounding area is forestry commission land with plenty of walkers who I thought might get a bit rattled.

 

No car clubs local with large scale petrol classes.

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I never realised that so many on the forum where into R/C cars, I'm currently racing 2 Hong Nor X3 sabres but i'm finding the youth who drive against me are out pacing me so this will probable be the last year I take out a licence. But the hobby will still take up my main interest. I really find working on the cars relaxing

You can still enjoy your R/C hobby (sort of) while out with your caravan if you use VRC Pro and can connect a computer to the internet. It's free and has a wide collection of cars to choose from.

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Hi Dreadly, photos as requested :)

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The Boss has bought her grandson a Toyo r/c car from a charity shop. Just the

car. Is it possible to buy a used r/c unit that will operate it. (assuming the car

works)? What would I need?

So. . The car is a 9. 6v dual speed fitted with a Mabuchi brushed 380 motor.

 

Nice and fun, especially as a starter car for kids. The problem is that they are actually worth a fair amount of money to collectors in the good condition that yours is in. .. Do you really want to trash it?

Secondly the battery is almost certainly toast. A replacement is almost certainly going to need hand-building if you have a charger?

The final issue is the lack of remote control, this unit appears to use a very unique 49mhz RC system, not easy to find and a bit if a specialist item.

 

Would make a fantastic push along toy for a 3 year old though ;)

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Basically the car you have has a 'custom' 49mhz RC receiver that nobody uses any longer. The car would need some surgery to replace a load of internals. Probably requires a digital speed controller and receiver. Not cheap and probably not worth it.

Could keep an eye out on fleabay for a 49mhz transmitter?

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Thanks Lute, interesting forum. :)

 

Moorlander999, nice wheels! ;)

 

Dreadly - based on your information, I think I will hide it from him! :ph34r:

(Tried to send you a PM earlier. Is your box full?)

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Thanks Lute, interesting forum. :)

 

Moorlander999, nice wheels! ;)

 

Dreadly - based on your information, I think I will hide it from him! :ph34r:

(Tried to send you a PM earlier. Is your box full?)

Yes. .. 100% full inbox :o I have cleared it out now. :)

 

Hi Dreadly,

 

I've got a Mardave Meteor (1/10th) and Marauder (1/8th).. both still work. In fact I had an unused Meteor kit until recently but sold it on ebay. My more modern kit is a Thunder Tiger EB4 Rally Game 1/8th, well it's not that new but 4wd and brakes is world away from my Mardave kits :).

 

Mark.

Mardave stuff is very basic but amazing. It's just very 'pure' and easy engineering. Love them.

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Rather that start a new thread I thought I'd tag onto this. Hope op doesn't mind.

 

I've been looking for an ec car to drift, but don't know much.

 

Anyway, mainly looking at tamiya tt01. Seen what I believe is a tt01 modified. Says it's running a brushless usually 7. 2v but this one is with 3s 11. 1v Lipo.

All there except battery and charger.

Here's the rub, I don't know exactly what 3s means (charge rate?) or how it will compare speed wise?

 

Any links to help me or show me a decent charger? Trying to work out if it's worth it.

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Rather that start a new thread I thought I'd tag onto this. Hope op doesn't mind.

 

I've been looking for an ec car to drift, but don't know much.

 

Anyway, mainly looking at tamiya tt01. Seen what I believe is a tt01 modified. Says it's running a brushless usually 7. 2v but this one is with 3s 11. 1v Lipo.

All there except battery and charger.

Here's the rub, I don't know exactly what 3s means (charge rate?) or how it will compare speed wise?

 

Any links to help me or show me a decent charger? Trying to work out if it's worth it.

3s means that the car is using a 3cell Lipo battery. - 11. 1v - 3. 7v per cell. This is very high powered for a T01 chassis car, even a modified one and it may have extensive wear, especially the gearbox and drive-shafts and bearings.

It will almost certainly be using a brushless sensorless motor, as they are cheap. If it has a sensor motor then this would be better for a beginner as the motor has much better low speed control.

It will likely be a very fast car, how many kv is the motor or how many turns? - i. e. 5. 5 turns? 3700kv etc.

 

Ask to have a go with it and see what you think.

 

http://www. rctoys. com/pr/2009/05/25/all-about-brushless-motors-what-you-need-to-know/

http://www. rogershobbycenter. com/lipoguide/

http://www. rcgroups. com/forums/showthread. php?t=209187

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3s means that the car is using a 3cell Lipo battery. - 11. 1v - 3. 7v per cell. This is very high powered for a T01 chassis car, even a modified one and it may have extensive wear, especially the gearbox and drive-shafts and bearings.

It will almost certainly be using a brushless sensorless motor, as they are cheap. If it has a sensor motor then this would be better for a beginner as the motor has much better low speed control.

It will likely be a very fast car, how many kv is the motor or how many turns? - i. e. 5. 5 turns? 3700kv etc.

 

Ask to have a go with it and see what you think.

 

http://www. rctoys. com/pr/2009/05/25/all-about-brushless-motors-what-you-need-to-know/

http://www. rogershobbycenter. com/lipoguide/

http://www. rcgroups. com/forums/showthread. php?t=209187

Thanks dreadly, understand the batteries now.

 

It doesn't say how many turn it is, still waiting for a reply.

 

It looks almost new in the pictures.

Same person is selling a few rc items which all look well looked after.

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Hi Monkey Mark.

 

In one of your previous posts you mention chargers - charging?

 

You may already know this, dreadly will, but when charging LiPo's they must be teated with the greatest respect.

 

LiPo's should never be left unattended during charging as when things go wrong they go wrong big time.

 

I am a member of an RC flying club and over the last 2 years, fires and an explosion have been experienced by 4 members to my knowledge.

 

Fire 1 took the end of a members shed out.

 

Fires 2 and 3 occurred inside garages, one guy was alerted as the smoke alarm activated and another by smell and when he went back into his garage, there were ignited fragments of Lithium or whatever floating around in the air, he was lucky as he had several gallons of jet turbine fuel stored in it!

 

Fire 4 and explosion happened at the flying field.

 

I every case the member acknowledged that the cause of ignition was due to incorrect charge settings on the charger itself, usually charging say a 3S on a 4S setting or trying to push too much charging power through the cells along with not using balance boards.

 

Some chargers will auto detect the pack size and thus offer protection if incorrectly set but others, generally cheaper models will put into a LiPo exactly what you program in.

 

 

 

 

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Hi Monkey Mark.

 

In one of your previous posts you mention chargers - charging?

 

You may already know this, dreadly will, but when charging LiPo's they must be teated with the greatest respect.

 

LiPo's should never be left unattended during charging as when things go wrong they go wrong big time.

 

I am a member of an RC flying club and over the last 2 years, fires and an explosion have been experienced by 4 members to my knowledge.

 

Fire 1 took the end of a members shed out.

 

Fires 2 and 3 occurred inside garages, one guy was alerted as the smoke alarm activated and another by smell and when he went back into his garage, there were ignited fragments of Lithium or whatever floating around in the air, he was lucky as he had several gallons of jet turbine fuel stored in it!

 

Fire 4 and explosion happened at the flying field.

 

I every case the member acknowledged that the cause of ignition was due to incorrect charge settings on the charger itself, usually charging say a 3S on a 4S setting or trying to push too much charging power through the cells along with not using balance boards.

 

Some chargers will auto detect the pack size and thus offer protection if incorrectly set but others, generally cheaper models will put into a LiPo exactly what you program in.

 

A VERY good point to bring up :)

 

LIPO cells are soft cells and can be very sensitive to damage, if damaged they stand a very high chance of explosion or fire during charging too.

I tend to use a very expensive automatic balance charger. It automatically detects cell numbers and largely configures itself. You still need to check the settings though just to be safe.

Also you will need a LIPO charge bag or case, it's basically a fireproof bag used for charging LIPO cells in.

 

Also I, as many other car racers will, use hard cell packs, rather than soft cell packs for safety. These are the same as normal soft cell lipo's bit they are encased in a plastic hard case so they do not get damaged and catch fire!

One hobby shop I like to use now sells a hard case battery that is intumescent and also has a heat sink built in.

 

See here ---> http://www. hobbyking. co. uk/hobbyking/store/__17504__Turnigy_6000mAh_2S2P_7_4v_25C_hardcase_pack. html

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I'll keep that in mind with the lipos.

 

Looks like that ones been sold anyway.

 

Anyone recognize this one?

http://www. gumtree. com/p/for-sale/electric-rc-drift-car/1084397982

 

Asked but he doesn't know.

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