Tamiya TT-01E - Part 12 - Brushless


Welcome to RCMojo, we've got a new car in the office, this time it's something different to what we'd normally look at, an on-road car, the Tamiya TT-01E. We'll be taking it from a standard build with bearings all the way too something worthy of on-road bashing... Well, mostly on-road... Find out more at /> Music at the end: New Friendly Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)



Carlos Madureira
Hello. What pinion and spur you use? Best regards from portugal
RCMojoTV
I'm a few miles away from Oxford, It's quite a good spot on Sunday evenings a while after the shops shut, often get most of the car park to yourself. As for how often, not much lately, been busy playing with the planes...
Gary Belcher
Hello. Guess your from oxford? how often do you take your rc cars to the places filmed ;) just got my self a tt-01D but have a load of other rc
RCMojoTV
If you're in the UK search for rcbearings, they do complete kits for various models for a good price, metal shield is fine for a TT01.
Yuval
You mentioned running on ball bearings. What do I need to replace with bearings in the original kit?
RCMojoTV
The lower the Turns the higher the RPM, but you have less torque and it'll draw more current (Amps), this means you have to monitor the motor temp, if it's too hot to touch install a smaller pinion. You'll need an ESC capable of running a brushless motor, and the battery capacity only effects the run time. LiPo batteries are great, but you have to be very careful charging them, over discharging and physical damage, mistreatment can easily lead to much fire, NiMh is better to get started with.
Yuval
Firstly, thanks for the quick responses! Now, after looking up for motors I noticed there are different turn-number engines, so less turns use more voltage. Therefore about any upgrade to a brushless motor will require me to add a new ESC, and sometimes a higher capacity battery. Now I want to know if I got everything right. And on another subject, LiPo vs NiMH? Besides I would like to say I extreamly liked the build series and would be happy to see more. SUBBED!
RCMojoTV
There is no one recommended motor unfortunately. It depends on where you run, in terms of space, and of course budget. I chose the setup in the video for large space and low budget which lead me to the Hobby King ESC and 9T motor, perfectly adequate for my requirements. If you're looking at drifting you will find a 27T brushed motor will be a better bet, if you'll be running on a track see what others are running, on dirt tracks a low power brushless will be ideal.
Yuval
So what is the most recommended motor to get for the best upgraded performance? Which one did you use?
RCMojoTV
The holes in the motor are all on the same PCD, so that wont effect anything, the shaft comes from the centre... That only leaves the motor mount not using the right holes for the pinion and possibly how far the pinion is on the motor shaft.
jody canada
hey I wanted to ask I have the tt01e and I picked up the easy run brushless motor and I cant get the gears to mesh up it just makes a grinding sound im using stock gears could ya help me out
RCMojoTV
The DF03 is far better suited to off road and if your budget can stretch to it I'd go that way. Another to consider is the new TT02R, I've not had hands on myself, but it might be worth looking at.
tamiya bmw
i love the blue classic mini cooper its great
Jesper Becker
On the product-pics they both look like a ton of rings...
RCMojoTV
Been a while since I was at that stage of a tt01e build, but I do believe the difference might be bearings for the steering bellcranks
Jesper Becker
If i buy new bearings, should i buy the tt-01 ball bearings or the tt-01 type e bearings who cost about £10 more?
jody canada
so in the start of your video that was the car going like a rocket with that new motor that's crazy cool my friend
RCMojoTV
Correct, esc's with a BEC supply a regulated 5v or 6v to the Rx and servos
RCMojoTV
With stock gearing the 9t motor should barely get warm
jody canada
Does the motor get hot at all I wanna run brushless with 2s Lipo same set up as you any tips
Chris. rs200
With the esc having a bec no need for a external bec or UBEC?
RCMojoTV
The material the magnets are made from tend to be quite hard, and on the cheaper motors shock and can cause them to crack, high end motors tend to be more resilient, having said that I've not managed to damage one myself. The turnigy motor is sensored, so with a suitable ESC it'll have a nicer start up, I do believe the rotor is bigger too so that will increase torque, the RPM will also be higher. Watch the temp, as a very rough guide if you can't hold your finger on the can it's getting too hot
Trash
Nice car I want to fix up my tamiya tt 01 similar to yours same motor even xD but the problem is that motor broke the magnet inside broke do you think it over heated or was from bumps xD but anyway I'm looking at replacing all the electronics expect the battery there is some *bad* servo in there and the rx and tx are not 2.4ghz and also replacing that silly steering rack but otherwise all seems well how do you think the turnigy trackstar 7.5 turn motors will perform compared to these motors?
Ruben Ostli
Real Subaru power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RCMojoTV
At the very least you'll need to fit a bearing kit, aluminium prop shaft and steel pinion. Next would be an oil damper set. As for the lights, if you have the Tamiya light controller you can get various LEDs with connectors to plug in, if not we have a video on making your own light kit, and if you're up for the challenge a rough guide to controlling them from a transmitter.
Nachi
Hi, great car. I just bought this kit built it. I want to convert it to brushless. It is absolutely stock. Can u tell me what I need to make the conversion above. I also wanna out some orange lights in , do i need to buy anything other than the lights.
RCMojoTV
If you're comparing motors from the same range the higher the number the lower the RPM but higher the torque. When you start comparing across manufacturers and ranges it's less useful as there are several other parameters to consider. The easiest way to end up with a good setup is to read forums, note what other people are using and if possible compare performance in videos and duplicate a setup thats known to work well.
Jesper Becker
What is the difference between a 12t and a 9t motor?
Chris. rs200
if i buy a brushless ESC and a brushless Motor will i have to do any soldering?
RCMojoTV
A good old 6 cell NiMh
RCMojoTV
A generic 9T, this particular one from Hobbyking
achoi321
What kind of motor are you using?
RCMojoTV
Most came from RCMart, but any good Tamiya stockist should be quite happy to order any parts you want.
RCMojoTV
The number of channels refers to the number of things you can control, so in the case of an electric car you need a steering channel where the servo connects, and a throttle channel for the ESC. So 2 channels is all you need.
RCMojoTV
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Bgm Only
Do I need 3ch Transmitter for longer range signal?
Trevor Myers
Part 12* lol nice video
RCcentral2013
nice video dude as always do you know what the top speed is now?
Steve Leahy
By bat tree he means battery
Lawrence de Leon
Nice Video. Do you happen to have the part # for the steel pinion you installed? or where can i order one?
Bern on Cars
Top Speed numbers?
karremania
I see you replaced the battery (nimh if I see correct) connector from the default Tamiya connector to the new connector, I read some stuff about bad connection on the Tamiya connectors, that's why you replaced it?