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Old 04-30-2013, 06:37 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Thanks for the tip, ordering them now, I had to use a junky NiMH old pack that was low on power to begin with. Wonder if it would raise the center of gravity though hah!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:33 AM
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Cool.. might have to order a couple of those then...
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are that softcase LiPo!
Be carefull that they are tightly fitted and dont rub against anything or you might damage the outer layer.
If that happens Willy will have its balls on fire.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:42 AM
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Yeah, I really prefer those ACE hardcase LiPo that I had, but they didn't last long.. both puffed... [&:]
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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this one might fit on the newer WW2 with the 2 hole battery pins, hardcase
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:15 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Those lipos definitely will not fit the Wild Willy.

Been using an older softcase pack for all my Tamiyas, but it is starting to wear out, I actually should use it for my WW2 since that is still on brushed motor. Dunno why I didn't think of that haha.
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Hi All,

I finally unboxed my Wild Willy 2 bought 4 years ago and I'm in the middle of building it.
I'm done with the chassis and now, on page 13 of the instructions, I noticed for the first time that I need 'plastic cement', which to me seems to be just plastic glue, but I'm not sure about that as none of my previous tamiya kits required plastic glue.

So should I use the original tamiya plastic cement, the tamiya plastic cement specific for ABS (or isn't the Wild Willy made out of ABS?), or would any plastic glue do the job?
Sorry for the silly question, but I'm very keen on doing this right, as it's a so nice model...

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Any plastic glue will do.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:26 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

we finally got our Wild Willy's back out of the garage, found a nice spot for some madness...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo7u3QVrf5E[/youtube]

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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

And here is a short video of my 4X4 Wild Willy on a 3d printed chassis... I took it to Norway for some filming... enjoy

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z62Riy9xjFQ[/youtube]
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Does it still wheelie?!
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I will answer that in a few days.. lol..
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:19 AM
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That's a fun video.. I should try to put the GoPro on the Willy's car!
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Nice video. Are those Tamiya Hummer wheels?
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thanks guys..

no those arren't the hummer wheels, these are a set unknowns of ebay... really good though...
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They look good on there. Looks like military rims. Nice job.
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Thanks... and for tthose of you interrested... although this is a custom build.. everybody can build it.. I have made the chassis available through shapeways.  a complete buildthread can be found here :

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=74332
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ORIGINAL: Lunchboxer

Does it still wheelie?!
here is your answer... it's at the end of the video.. and it is not only my 4x4 in the video.. so grab a bowl of popcorn sit back and enjoy...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_xfi1uchjo[/youtube]

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So this the story in short, long time ago I had the M38 from Tamiya en 20 years later I both the second edition. Where's the time where I was drooling in our local toy store. With not enough money in the pocket and wanting everything. LoL. So I am presenting mine,

Wild Willy 2 brushless
- full of bearings 18 pieces
- oil dempers
- 2.4 Radio
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Leopard combo set
- brushless 9T 4370KV
- esc 60A
- program card, very easy to use
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There's Traxxas radio in Belgium?!
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LoL, world wide.
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Sorry to hear...
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my new wheely bar, better then the standert one

I will post a video later
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The new wheelie wheels are bigger so the wheelie is not as high??

I am sure it is more stable with 2 wheels, though!
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