Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

The place for all things Tamiya.

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

Classic RC10 rival, "Turbo" Frog complete. Mods inspired by re-re Turbo Scorpion. Livery inspired by Jammin Jay RC10 and Frog boxart (behind Frog) 🐸.

Custom made parts...
*Gearbox mount +10mm wheelbase.
*Rear arm hanger +10mm wheelbase.
*Rear wing mount/rear bumper/body protector.
*Front arm extenders. +20mm front width.
+Front shock towers.
*Front bumper.
*Large bumper reinforcing fiber plate.
*Stealth switch mount.
*Battery harness clip/rod.
*Rear wing.

Custom mods...
*extended rear shock length +10mm.
*Extended steering rods +10mm each side.
*Front shocks.
*Bumper mount front angle.
*Radius arm relocation.
*Front axle screwed into arm.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci9autQPXCn/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
Screenshot_2022-09-27-19-34-11-57.png
Screenshot_2022-09-27-19-34-26-56.png
Screenshot_2022-09-27-19-34-45-80.png
Screenshot_2022-09-27-19-35-15-08.png
Screenshot_2022-09-27-19-35-03-43.png

Dadio
Approved Member
Posts: 3902
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:21 pm
Location: Guildford UK
Has thanked: 2340 times
Been thanked: 2017 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by Dadio »

I like that, pretty cool stuff.
If a jobs not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well.
A problem shared is a problem halved but an advantage shared is no advantage at all.

Sprocket
Approved Member
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:32 pm
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by Sprocket »

How does it run?

User avatar
GeneralZod
Approved Member
Posts: 409
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:19 am
Location: Colorado
Has thanked: 148 times
Been thanked: 153 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GeneralZod »

That is a beautiful 🐸! I still need to get one after all these years. Such an iconic car.

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

Sprocket wrote: ↑Sun Oct 30, 2022 5:17 am How does it run?
I've had it out with a 27t brushed stock motor and it handled it nicely. Swapping for a brushless 21.5t, then it'll really put it to the test.

graemevw
Approved Member
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: chesterfield UK
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by graemevw »

I like the gearbox extension mounts. Might have to steal that idea for my modified frog!

User avatar
TokyoProf
Approved Member
Posts: 292
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 476 times
Been thanked: 344 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by TokyoProf »

Impressive work on the chassis and body and wing.
"Everyone is capable of so much more than they think they are." - Johnny Kim - Navy Seal, Doctor, Astronaut

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

graemevw wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:18 pm I like the gearbox extension mounts. Might have to steal that idea for my modified frog!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes. 8)

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

TokyoProf wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:19 pm Impressive work on the chassis and body and wing.
Cheers! 8)

graemevw
Approved Member
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:01 pm
Location: chesterfield UK
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by graemevw »

GRRacing wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:51 am
graemevw wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:18 pm I like the gearbox extension mounts. Might have to steal that idea for my modified frog!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes. 8)
Will do. Finished my modified grasshopper so time to revisit the frog.
I modified the rear end to put the rear arms on bearings, and the diff has the screw mod. Main weak area is the front end. I put avante shocks on it, but it's still terrible, so I'll prob a my swap it all out for something else. I had been wondering how to give it a bit more wheelbase, and your idea is a nice simple solution. The best solutions normally are!

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

graemevw wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:06 pm
GRRacing wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:51 am
graemevw wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:18 pm I like the gearbox extension mounts. Might have to steal that idea for my modified frog!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes. 8)
Will do. Finished my modified grasshopper so time to revisit the frog.
I modified the rear end to put the rear arms on bearings, and the diff has the screw mod. Main weak area is the front end. I put avante shocks on it, but it's still terrible, so I'll prob a my swap it all out for something else. I had been wondering how to give it a bit more wheelbase, and your idea is a nice simple solution. The best solutions normally are!
I`ve used a shaft + bushing arrangement. No play at all now...
IMG20221119125013.jpg
IMG20221119125013.jpg
Attachments
IMG20221119124512.jpg

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

graemevw wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:06 pm
GRRacing wrote: ↑Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:51 am
graemevw wrote: ↑Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:18 pm I like the gearbox extension mounts. Might have to steal that idea for my modified frog!
Awesome! Let me know how it goes. 8)
Will do. Finished my modified grasshopper so time to revisit the frog.
I modified the rear end to put the rear arms on bearings, and the diff has the screw mod. Main weak area is the front end. I put avante shocks on it, but it's still terrible, so I'll prob a my swap it all out for something else. I had been wondering how to give it a bit more wheelbase, and your idea is a nice simple solution. The best solutions normally are!
I`ve used a shaft + bushing arrangement. No play at all now...
IMG20221119125013.jpg
IMG20221119125013.jpg

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

Sounds great πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Ž

User avatar
TheDiamondOne
Approved Member
Posts: 431
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:26 pm
Location: Energy, IL
Has thanked: 1591 times
Been thanked: 418 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by TheDiamondOne »

VERY IMPRESSED!
David, The artist formerly known as coxbros

GRRacing
Approved Member
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Tamiya "Turbo" Frog

Post by GRRacing »

...cheers πŸ‘

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Tamiya Frog
    by ireg » » in Tamiya Forum
    3 Replies
    1298 Views
    Last post by ireg
  • tamiya frog body?
    by germanrc10gt » » in Tamiya Forum
    3 Replies
    1117 Views
    Last post by mrlexan
  • My Shelf Queen - Tamiya Frog
    by PKKC » » in Tamiya Forum
    5 Replies
    1874 Views
    Last post by cooltoys
  • just added 2 more tamiya's a jugg and a frog
    by rcdave2260 » » in Tamiya Forum
    5 Replies
    820 Views
    Last post by airdreams1
  • 1986 PARMA parts for TAMIYA FROG ad
    by chevron » » in Vintage Magazine Articles / Ad Scans
    0 Replies
    1413 Views
    Last post by chevron
  • My Bajas Traxxas Bullet and Tamiya Frog!!
    by tecnica2001 » » in Tamiya Forum
    12 Replies
    3294 Views
    Last post by SMOKE-DOG
  • STRANGE TAMIYA PROJECT the Scorched Sand Frog
    by slotcarrod » » in Tamiya Forum
    4 Replies
    1728 Views
    Last post by slotcarrod
  • Toy World ad - Tamiya HotShot Hornet Frog
    by mirrorman » » in Vintage Magazine Articles / Ad Scans
    2 Replies
    728 Views
    Last post by mirrorman

Return to β€œTamiya Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests