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Tamiya Rough Rider - #58015

1/10 Scale Electric Buggy:

  The Rough Rider was Tamiya's first Racing Buggy which immediately attracted a much larger audience to RC racing. This car was based on the popular sand racing or dune buggys.
  Mostly made from metal parts, with the exception of the hard plastic body and fibreglass plate chassis, the model very heavy but hard wearing and incorporated a water resistant radio box. Trailing arms with Hairpin springs and oil filled dampers provided adequate suspension.
  Beginners in RC racing loved this car as it could take a pounding and still not break. Admittedly, with its rear stock tires and stiff torsion bars, the Rough Rider didn't have the best traction, but it was fun to drive and raced on rough terrain with ease.
  Parts for this early model are still available, but are expensive. Many Tamiya collectors have the Rough Rider proudly in their collection.
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Tamiya Rough Rider - #58015






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Tamiya Rough Rider #58015 - Chassis
Tamiya Rough Rider #58015 Chassis
Tamiya Rough Rider #58015 - Body Shell
Tamiya Rough Rider #58015 Body Shell

General Advice

  For those starting in Radio Controlled Racing, here are a few Hints and Tips: Firstly, buy a Kit not an RTR. That way, if something breaks you will have some idea how to fix it.
  Radio Controlled Models are easily broken. A-Arms, Wishbones and Shock Towers, are all weaknesses and must be protected. To do this you can line the body shell with polystyrene, shaped to suit the curves of your shell and held in position using Shoe Gum.
  The Steering Servo is also a weakness in crash situations, so get a Servo Saver. Also get Titanium Shafts, Turnbuckles, Drive Shafts, Dog Bones and CVD. The standard steel types are far too easily bent.
  Broken Gear teeth on Nylon / Plastic Spur Gears are a common problem, so after two or three runs check the nuts or self tapping screws that hold the Motor in position for security.
  If the Kit comes with Plastic Bushings, Hop up to a set of Shielded Ball Bearings.

For Car Setup Information check out our Hints and Tips page.

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Hints and Tips

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How to avoid Interference.


1/  The first consideration when installing your Receiver into your Electrically Powered Model is to make sure it is well away from the Negative Battery terminal, and the Motor. The Magnetic field can cause stuttering type interference at times of high current draw (i.e., Fast Acceleration)

2/  Make sure the Ariel tube is long enough for the Ariel wire. The tip of this wire is highly sensitive and should be as high, and as far away from the Motor as possible (yup, its that magnetic field prob again)

3/  If all else fails, a simple tip that often works for all RC Model enthusiasts is to wrap the receiver in Aluminium Foil, to shield against any magnetic and external radio interference.

4/  As a last resort, to protect against servo twitch, try ferrite beads. (available at Radio Shack or Maplins) These are threaded over the red, white (or yellow) and black wires of each servo.

5/  If you are using a FET Servo, the installation of a choke (a small electrical component) in the positive feed wire will smooth out any current spikes and reduce the possibility of "servo twitch".

6/  Another thing you might try is a "glitch buster" or "stutter stopper". Basically, this is a capacitor that simply plugs into your Radio Receiver and attempts to keep a level voltage supply to the Radio system.

For More Setup Information check out my Hints and Tips page.



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