Tamiya Madcap barn find!

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Re: Tamiya Madcap barn find!

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You are experiencing all the typical MC breakages... 8)
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Re: Tamiya Madcap barn find!

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It's been awhile, so time for an update!
Found an Astute gearbox for cheap, so I nabbed that purely for the metal motor mount.
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Then it was time to strip and rebuild the Madcap gearbox - first time since the nineties!
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I forgot how much fun this was - and how complex it actually is - I'm surprised that 14 year old me did it right! Do the new Tamiya kits include buildable 'boxes or are these a sealed unit now?
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New steering knuckles located!
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Crusty old shocks alongside shiny new AliExpress specials!
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The rebuild begins!
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Re: Tamiya Madcap barn find!

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I also found my old fast charger - I remember saving up hard for this bad boy - originally I only had one battery and the slow charger, so I was limited to about one run a day!
Can these old nicad units charge nimh batteries? If not, what is my best option for new batteries? I'm going to get an ESC soon.
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