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Trevor asks:
Just come back into RC tamiya after having built Hornet, Blackfoot and Boomerang in the 80s. Loving ...
Professor says:
Oooh good question. Probably the 3 speed trucks for their sheer engineering excellence and complexit... Read more...

Spankey asks:
Hi What brushless combo would you recommend rerelease Fox?...
Professor says:
I'm not sure i would bother, it's not a bad gearbox but it's still a vintage design and will only to... Read more...

Darren asks:
I'm looking at putting a brushless motor in my vintage Toyota hilux. The pinion is pressed on to the...
Professor says:
Mostly the best option is to remove the old pinion with heat and then press fit it back onto a new m... Read more...

GregM asks:
Dear Skidness, what are your thoughts on the recent discovery of the 6th Conrad 240826 motor and it...
Professor says:
Well it's a very interesting development for sure. If this motor can be analysed and somehow reverse... Read more...

wilco asks:
do the vintage Tamiya models 58028 and 58029 (hilux and blazing blazor) have fixed axles or differen...
Professor says:
They are fixed, the diff housing only contains a 90 degree crown wheel gear and pinion. Axle is a st... Read more...

colin russell asks:
what do u think , i have a carson attack was 27 mhz changed it to 2.4 because it was gettin interfer...
Professor says:
No, i would stick with the failsafe. I have also had issues with 2.4 radios, have no range for some ... Read more...

shan asks:
Hi I have around 10 old Tamiya radio controlled models dating from 1979 to 1982. where can I get p...
Professor says:
It's a complicated subject, have you seen our article about this?... Read more...

Danny Owens asks:
Skid sir, you're awful quiet! Come back ...
Professor says:
I'm here young man, very went anywhere ;-) Fanks for your concern... Read more...

Carl asks:
Hi Professor,wondering if you could help. I have an old tamiya 6v 400mah battery that goes in the ol...
Professor says:
It depends on the charge rate and how much charge the battery has in it. If you have a look at your ... Read more...

zambo*76 asks:
Hi prof have you heard about the special re-release of the mountaineer its got a new name mountain r...
Professor says:
Thanks buddy. Yes the re-release is met as usual with mixed emotions, same for the new Super Champ j... Read more...

hsonline@msn.com asks:
I have an original Wild Willy from the 80's but the original motor and pressed on pinion gear are lo...
Professor says:
Hmm sorry, i would look for an original motor in the usual places to be honest. They do come up from... Read more...

kevin asks:
How do I fit tyres onto rims this for a thundershot, it has been 15 years since I last did and have ...
Professor says:
Very easy, they're just a stretch fit. You can soften them in hot water first if they're very tight ... Read more...

Richard asks:
I've just laid my hands on a Wiggy after having lusted after one since I was just 10 years old, and ...
Professor says:
Good score my friend. I hope you enjoy it :-)... Read more...

TOM asks:
Ok, so the same applies to priming...wet sand it as well?...
Professor says:
Yes, less important and you won't actually see the primer finish once it's covered in paint so flatt... Read more...

TOM asks:
What does "flat back with 1500 grit sandpaper" mean? I took this directly from your article about pa...
Professor says:
Just wet sand, use water with a very small amount of washing up detergent in and flatten back the pa... Read more...

Dave asks:
Hi skid, I have a 1/10th 4x4 tamiya manta ray which I have had a long time and used to use a lot as ...
Professor says:
Sorry but it's impossible to say without seeing the car and also the re-releases have knocked things... Read more...

Martin asks:
Hi prof I've built a Frog to original spec but the gearbox is very tight, only fix I have is to loos...
Professor says:
It depends how tight, they do work loose as the bevel gears wear a little and under load the gearbox... Read more...

steve asks:
Professor, If I wanted to convert my Hotshot to four dampers but use shocks other than the Supershot...
Professor says:
Sorry not sure as i don't have a Supershot here to measure, the rears are the longest yellow CVA's t... Read more...

erikblank asks:
Blackfoot 1 hex swing shaft stripped and I can't find any. Will the cups, shafts and axles from the ...
Professor says:
Yes should do, i would go for re-release dog bones to be honest... Read more...

tony asks:
How do you stop a hornets rear shocks leaking?...
Professor says:
To be honest i would check them for ware and correct installation because they're generally very goo... Read more...

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