Journal #8689

Posted 3 years ago2016-04-09 14:30:47 UTC
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Got a new RC car! Kinda...

While it's not totally new, it's new to me. It's a 1988 Tamiya Grasshopper II. It's as old as I am!

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My old boss gave it to me as a gift because he hadn't used it in quite some time and left the batteries in it to leak and get the controller all nasty. I cleaned it up, replaced some battery terminals, re-soldered some joints and it works great!

Here's an album of the tear down - Tear-down and a cat

11 Comments

Commented 3 years ago2016-04-09 19:53:47 UTC Comment #49680
Are you going to attach a camera to it?
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 11:44:08 UTC Comment #49674
I very well could. I have a go-pro
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 13:24:24 UTC Comment #49681
You have absolutely no idea how happy I am to see her running again! Great job!
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 16:30:37 UTC Comment #49678
Yeah, add a cam, some 2G/gprs and go scare some kids
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 19:06:37 UTC Comment #49677
Wait is the RC car made in 88'? That shit is old, nice to see it still works. Reminds me of a game we used to play as kids at school called "ReVolt".
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 19:21:58 UTC Comment #49684
My feelings are same as my avatar for cat...

OMG SO ADORABLEEEEEE!!!
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 20:34:56 UTC Comment #49679
Fuck me, I'm not the only one who spent his entire childhood on "Re-Volt" and seeing this just reminded me of that game ^^

Striker, I greet you, Re-Volt veteran ^^

The good old days of racing the Toyeca in the Museum or in the Supermarket, making the HDD full because of 150 generated tracks xD
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-10 21:25:29 UTC Comment #49675
Ghost, I knew you wanted an update, thats why I posted :D
I haven't strapped the gopro to it yet, but I did put a flashlight on it last night for some night riding. that was alright until i hit a curb and the zip-ties let loose
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-11 18:09:51 UTC Comment #49682
Tetsu0 - Later on depending if you're keeping her or not, why not upgrade her to a Li-Po set up as well as some metal gear servo's or so? That'd be really kick ass of a thing to do! I still have my old Kyosho Mini-Z (now with a Murcielago shell instead of a Z4) and she's still amazing as when I had her when she was a kid. Had a Traxxas E-Revo - Roasted the ESC on the first day doing wheelies. >>
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-11 18:18:06 UTC Comment #49676
I was looking into the Tamiya forums and if anything I might do a rear-end rebuild and get some new suspension. The current suspension is REALLY soft. It needs new tires too; these ones are original and very bald.
Commented 3 years ago2016-04-13 11:00:06 UTC Comment #49683
Back in the day, they used to make some good electronics. Is it made in Japan?

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