Australian RC Forums banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hey everyone, im really new to the rc drift scene and i recently bought a thunder tiger sparrowhawk II from my local hobby shop. its a brushless motor, shaft driven 4wd. it was slightly cheaper than the other options and being a beginner i figured id start off cheaper, so i took it. although watching plenty of youtube videos and reading reviews on rc wheels and tyre (starting with the basics) ive noticed that my wheels are screwed from the outside in with an allen key shaped screw. whereas for example, tamiya axels for the wheels are different, when they put on a wheel a threaded axel protrudes out of the surface of the wheel and a nut is screwed on the outside to hold the wheel in place. will i be able to buy after market drift wheels for my new rc? hope that made sense and someone who has one or knows about the thunder tiger brand can help. thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
haven't had a TT before so you have piqued my interest.
found this on the internet http://www.radioracecar.com/trapletimages/rrci/pdf/articles/pdf-onroad-drift.pdf
on the 3rd page you'll see the normal tamiya looking hex but with a triangle depression.
check one of your wheels, if it has that hex then yes it can use after market drift wheels, it'll be no different than any tamiya cars!
arguably that Thunder Tiger way of mounting the wheel kinda looks better than the normal wheel nuts... :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,488 Posts
From memory, the TT Sparrowhawk runs a triangular type hex and is threaded to accept the retaining screw, there are not a lot of options for this available, apart from stripping the old tyres and replacing them....

You will probably outgrow the TT pretty quickly, I would consider spending as little as possible on it, and save for a better chassis in the future, something belt driven, with the options of going 2WD (very popular at the moment) or counter steer, also very popular

Get some experience on the TT, and once you outgrow it....look into the options then, you will find that much of the electronics can be transplanted into a new chassis, saving you a bundle of cash as well
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
You will probably outgrow the TT pretty quickly, I would consider spending as little as possible on it, and save for a better chassis in the future, something belt driven, with the options of going 2WD (very popular at the moment) or counter steer, also very popular

Get some experience on the TT, and once you outgrow it....look into the options then, you will find that much of the electronics can be transplanted into a new chassis, saving you a bundle of cash as well
top shelf advice, towie :) money saved can go into an MST or a Broadtech or something more drift-specific...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
thanks everyone i sussed it out! it has a triangular placement instead of a hexagonal but it pops out of the wheel as a hexagonal piece with a triangular placement meaning i can just transfer these pieces to my new wheels (as they are removable from the TT wheels) you're all legends.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top