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My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:21 pm

I picked up a TXT-1 off Ebay late last year and just picked up another locally off Ebay just this week. I love the look of these trucks....

The first one I purchased has;
* Hobbyking sensored 3350kv motor
* Hobbyking X-Car 80 amp esc
* Traxxas drive shafts
* Tower Pro MG995 front servo
* Hobbyking rear servo
* Some link ends have been replaced with Dubro Monster Duty ends

The more recent one has;
* Silver Can motor
* Novak Super Duty XR esc
* Tower Pro MG945 servo

The plan is to make a shelf queen out of one with all the best condition stock parts and another modified 'runner'.I'm not sure whether to try gearing up the motor a little to get some extra speed out of it, buying something with some more pep, or keeping the Novak esc and running a couple of Firebolts. I did a little research on the Novak esc and it seems to have been a top notch esc in it's day. It would probably be worth adding a $30 Novak Smart Stop to it.

I noticed that they have different size Tamiya logos on the grilles. Maybe this is determined by the age of them?

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:20 am

Love that first photo! Great purchase very cool got to love TXT-1's :mrgreen: :thumbsup:
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:33 am

I was pretty happy to get the second one. It was up for sale locally (200km away) on Ebay. I made a lot lower offer and he countered offered lower (!) if he could keep the Savox servo and the Holmes Hobbies crawler motor. Deal done!

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Fermentor » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:33 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:I noticed that they have different size Tamiya logos on the grilles. Maybe this is determined by the age of them?
The larger one is a decal maybe?

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by 132NHAF » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:38 pm

So they are more fraternal twins than identical twins??? :shock:
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:17 am

Fermentor wrote:
Sixtys Guy wrote:I noticed that they have different size Tamiya logos on the grilles. Maybe this is determined by the age of them?
The larger one is a decal maybe?
#-o Errr, yes it is a decal on top of the grille decal :oops: I totally hadn't noticed it until you mentioned it!

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:42 am

I got to swapping some parts around on this pair. I put in a Firebolt in, but unfortunately it was on it's last legs. I decided to by a new motor for the runner. I bought a Toro 4 Pole 3900kv brushless motor off Ebay;

A nifty idea that someone on FB mentioned - using a Clod motor cover to cover the spare hole on the motor mount.
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:19 pm

Got a little more done while I have been patiently waiting for the new motor to turn up..... I lowered it a little using the TXT/Clod short steering rods. I covered them in aluminium tube to look a little better.

I also removed the front and rear bumpers. I don't like cutting things (in case I want to use them again), so I used these nifty auto cable clamps. They work a treat!

Just looking now at buying a new body for it.
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:29 am

I was planning on giving one of the stock bodies the 'French Cut', but then I found a red TXT-1 body on Ebay, so I bought that. Then I found another one here in Aus, so I bought that one too :oops: . I will trim one of those up and use that as the body for my runner. I hadn't seen the red bodies before, and I wasn't able to find any anywhere, aside from the two I just bought. Still waiting on the motor to turn up to get it up and running.
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Those auto' cable clamps are freaking sweet. Chances of me copying that idea... high chance!
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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:44 am

Sixtys Guy wrote:I got to swapping some parts around on this pair. I put in a Firebolt in, but unfortunately it was on it's last legs. I decided to by a new motor for the runner. I bought one of these off Ebay;

Toro 4 Pole 3900kv brushless motor
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A nifty idea that someone on FB mentioned - using a Clod motor cover to cover the spare hole on the motor mount.
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Nooo!
Remove that clod motor cover and put another brushless motor in there!
Dual Brushless TXT-1!

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:30 am

Lol, it has entered my thoughts... It seems a little extreme though. I am running a Turnigy 4 pole 3800kv motor in my TXT-2 and it goes great.

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:06 am

Have done a little more work to the TXT..... The motor turned up. I'm a little disappointed with it. It doesn't have the pep of the Turnigy 3900KV 4 pole motor in my TXT-2. Unfortunately the Turnigy motor is no longer available, but I thought this Toro motor would do the same job. It's ok, just not as fast and not as much torque. I locked out the rear steering using 'rcloverr' links with Traxxas ends. I also fitted a set of JP Customs steering knuckles that I picked up off the BST at RCMT. I also trimmed up the body a little to stop it from rubbing.

I'm quite happy with where this truck is at now. It will probably stay as is for now.

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by andymac0035 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:30 pm

OOoo.... if you don't win this month I would enter this next month, especially that last pic... :thumbsup: =D>

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Re: My TXT-1 Twins

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:48 pm

Thanks Andy! I took a lot of shots, but this was the best one!

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