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by VIDALBABBOON
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Hi from the UK

Hope you realize this site will get you ridiculously addicted to modifying, im even letting jobs slide on my race car to work on my sons ride on lol
by VIDALBABBOON
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Im just Glad i have been able to give something back to the site. The knowledge i have gained from here has been extremely helpful.<br/> <br/> The super 6 motors im now using in series are far better than the stock motor connected in parallel from a 12v source.<br/> <br/> So much so i have not bo...
by VIDALBABBOON
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>If you are looking to run the 24v motor and no longer need the radio controller then gut the car and re wire it, but leave the lighting and trick bits intact to save hassle.<br/> <br/> The issue you have with the drive motor you have linked to is getting the drive to the wheels.<br/> <br/> You wo...
by VIDALBABBOON
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: BPRO ESCs
Topic: Simple Dc motor controller
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

Re: Simple Dc motor controller

Fantastic work there, loving the build.
by VIDALBABBOON
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Get set go kart. 6v 4ah to regular 6volt
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: Get set go kart. 6v 4ah to regular 6volt

They are both 6V batteries so should not alter the performance in any way.

Is the new battery charged ?

is the new battery connected to the correct polarity ?
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Quick update, <br/> <br/> Forgot to add that the pedal modification went well and it's now far easier to keep the power down.<br/> <br/> Had a few setbacks with my own car after a little argument with a corner marker on track a little while ago so my lad has been assisting me with repairing that ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Hi Bree,<br/> <br/> Do you have the very same car as mine ? <br/> <br/> The one i have has a remote control and as a result is wired through a control box that is only rated to 6v.<br/> <br/> Simply upping the voltage by buying another 6v battery and configuring the car to run 12v will more than ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Just an update to say that all is well with this and it's still not been used on full 12v.<br/> <br/> Had a slight issue with a wheel coming off but that's now sorted never to happen again..<br/> <br/> Still need to find the time to modify the gas pedal as it's got a very small contact range and ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: "Daddy's Ride" Ver. 2.0 official thread. 293
Replies: 221
Views: 54441

Re: "Daddy's Ride" Ver. 2.0 official thread.

<r><QUOTE author="aVWguy"><s>[quote="aVWguy"]</s>i cant post pics because boxes arent all that interesting ... <br/> but in the near future i'll be restoreing a new toy<br/> a datsun 270z, plans are turbo (gotta have that), gun metal grey paint, dark windows, and smoked light lenses<br/> ^_^ stealth...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Well a few tweaks on it's first outing and it's now perfect.<br/> <br/> My boy loves it but is having issues keeping his foot on the gas pedal, so im going to increase the contact range on the pedal to make it easier for him.<br/> <br/> He even stopped at one point on a down hill stretch as it wa...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Feedback List
Topic: Hootienchyna
Replies: 40
Views: 11082

Hootienchyna (MLTOYZ)

<t>Recently purchased some parts from him and had a first class service.<br/> <br/> Im always dubious about international sellers and buyers for that matter too, so it's nice to see there are other honest hard working people out there too.<br/> <br/> Thanks again for the help and service you provide...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Well it's all ready for another test drive.<br/> <br/> Initial thoughts are that running the two Super six motors and 3B boxes in series from a 12v source (effective 6v to each motor) it's as fast as the last motor box combo at 12v!<br/> <br/> Done some lighting mods to it while it was off the ro...
by VIDALBABBOON
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Fantastic news <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> all my parts arrived this morning, massive thanks to hootienchyna from MLTOYS.<br/> <br/> The boxes fit the body perfectly with no modification required whatsoever.<br/> <br/> Im currently manufacturing some spigot's to adapt the drive to my wheels and the firs...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Yeah i must be on some sort of list lol<br/> <br/> On the up side the weather is getting better so when my parts do arrive i can get the lad out in the car more often <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> Will check the tracking info again now as it goes....<br/> <br/> Well great news it landed in Heathrow London...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

Well 4 weeks on and im still waiting :(

Looks like my parcel is still in the US from the shipping info too.

Has there been any trouble in NJ ?
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

Well im getting bored of waiting now, parcel left the USA ages ago and it's now in the less than capable hands of the UK postal service..

Getting impatient now but we have terrible weather anyway so the lad has not asked to go out in it :)
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: 1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE

Yeah i have come to the conclusion that it's not worth the hassle at this point.

Will just install a high low speed switch after the relays for now that is accessible by me only so little fingers cant fiddle with it.
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi From the UK
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Hi From the UK

Well small world ehy !

Hi Aggy.
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: 1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE

<r>Will use that as a search term now <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> Trying to search for this is no good as the words are too short ans the search function just refuses to look for it <E>:(</E><br/> <br/> EDIT:<br/> <br/> After a search that was like getting blood from a stone, all i can see is the need for ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: 1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE
Replies: 5
Views: 771

1/2 SPEED IN REVERSE

<t>Hi guys,<br/> <br/> I have recently upgraded my car from 6v to 12v by using a pair of relays.<br/> <br/> Now im looking to reduce the speed on reverse to 1/2 that of forward.<br/> <br/> I know i need to switch them from parallel to series BUT im struggling to get the wiring right as im using 6v c...
by VIDALBABBOON
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Im now having thoughts about gearbox protection to make them last as long as possible.<br/> <br/> So im trying to research some form of budget soft start method and even a soft brake method !<br/> <br/> I know i could use an RCSC or even an ESC but im looking for a cheap solution for use on my al...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>I have already ordered a pair of 3B boxes and a pair of super 6 motors from ML Toys.<br/> <br/> Will get these in stock and take it from there, there is plenty of room in the rear of the car for retrofitting so will look at the options once they arrive.<br/> <br/> I can even relocate the rear axl...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Wheels and drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Wheels and drivers

<r>I have found out after doing some research that it's a generic Chinese car.<br/> <br/> My thread about work i have carried out this weekend can be found below.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=6179"><LINK_TEXT text="viewtopic.php?f=54&t=6179">https...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Wheels and drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Wheels and drivers

<t>Ahh im with you now.<br/> <br/> So as im using the #3B drive units the hex output that provides is then used by a driver that outputs another pattern that is used by the wheel.<br/> <br/> On my set up it's far simpler, the gearbox outputs a drive similar to the #3B, The wheel has a matching inver...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Wheels and drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Wheels and drivers

Hmm it's more i cant figure out how they all work, im only seeing the fronts of things rather than how the go together....Just looking at the Hobbymasters site now and they show manual pictures so will spend some time on there now...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Motors/Gearing/Drivetrain
Topic: Wheels and drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Wheels and drivers

<t>Hi guys,<br/> <br/> Im noticing that you are mentioning drivers a fair bit when talking about wheel selection.<br/> <br/> Now my driver is built into the gearbox and the wheel just slots on the main shaft and into the driver.<br/> <br/> Im looking to replace my recently broken gearbox with the 3B...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Right trying to keep everything in one place so if anyone stumbles across this in future they don't have to search for info that i have already covered.<br/> <br/> So link to the wanted thread i posted on here with selection info and best motor/box combination to use below.<br/> <br/> <URL url="h...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: "Daddy's Ride" Ver. 2.0 official thread. 293
Replies: 221
Views: 54441

Re: "Daddy's Ride" Ver. 2.0 official thread.

<r>Some real nice rides in here !<br/> <br/> Most of you are running 4x4's so im about to address the balance lol<br/> <br/> Here is my toy and you will probably now realise why my son wanted his car to go faster and where he gets it from!!<br/> <br/> <IMG src="http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa9...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Yeah found that earlier, didn't spot the header though (Power Wheels #3 gearboxes)<br/> <br/> Will get on it and source a pair of #3 drive units and modify them and the wheels to suit.<br/> <br/> The gears in those look far stronger than what is in my heap of junk, will also do some load calculat...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Yeah it's very strange.<br/> <br/> Im sure i could modify the wheels to accept something as long as the drive unit was cheap enough im willing to have a go.<br/> <br/> Where would i find the #3 drives, im not used to the speak on here so bear with me i can find #3A #3B but none that are simply #3...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Well locating a drive unit that is compatible with my car is proving harder than expected !<br/> <br/> After looking through pages and pages of results i have tracked down something that looks like it will fit although at te price it would be cheaper to buy a complete new car !<br/> <br/> <URL ur...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Yup after a close encounter with a large street curb it was terminally damaged and i have no parts here that could fix it <E>:(</E><br/> <br/> Was going really well although difficult to steer due to the power coming from one wheel.<br/> <br/> So can anyone identify this gearbox motor combo ?<br/...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Right then here goes...<br/> <br/> Parts required:<br/> <br/> 1 x 12v battery<br/> 1 x inline fuse holder<br/> 2 x 6v switching relays <br/> cable<br/> crimps<br/> <br/> Car up on the table ready to be stripped out.<br/> <br/> <IMG src="http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa96/VIDAL_BABBOON/Rocco%...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Well that didn't last long....<br/> <br/> Catastrophic gearbox failure has occurred....<br/> <br/> I was not paying attention and my boy decided to try and jump a curb along the side of the road, he hit it square on and kept his foot on the pedal. it's sheered all the teeth from the intermediate ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Well it's all done and was as easy as expected <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> Bench (kitchen table) tested it and all is well.<br/> <br/> Im about to let the lad take it out for a test drive and will also be taking a pair of wire cutters with me should anything go wrong lol<br/> <br/> Guess i should put th...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Relays have arrived....<br/> <br/> Got a 12v 12Ah battery in stock and ready to go along with in-line fuse holders and consumables.<br/> <br/> Not had any joy with sourcing another drive unit BUT when i get the car stripped down tomorrow will take pictures of the current unit and dimensions to se...
by VIDALBABBOON
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Well im not having any luck sourcing another drive unit at the moment or a cheaper alternative to the 6v relays.<br/> <br/> So have just bought the Relays from Farnell USA.<br/> <br/> And im looking to try and match the drive unit from my car with another online somewhere, worst case i buy a pair...
by VIDALBABBOON
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Thanks very much, that's exactly as im going to do mine <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> Great minds think alike it would seem.<br/> <br/> Looks like Christmas has slowed the progress of the project, im still waiting for info on the second box/motor unit.<br/> <br/> The Relays in the link are only available ...
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Batteries / Electrical
Topic: HELP! FJ Cruiser for my daughter I WAS RIPPED OFF
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Re: HELP! FJ Cruiser for my daughter I WAS RIPPED OFF

This may be a stupid question BUT im going to ask it anyway.

Are all the plugs connected ?

When i lay my cars up for winter i fully charge the battery and unplug everything.
by VIDALBABBOON
Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>LOL<br/> <br/> I have been warned by the wife that if the golf kart motors go on then my son is not using the car....<br/> <br/> Its a project for a little later on (when he is old enough to be bored by a childs car), and as they wont cost me anything then they can sit in the loft till time is fo...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<r>Been busy hunting down the illusive 6v changeover relays...<br/> <br/> Found some BUT the price is killing me! they want £28.60 for 2 delivered !<br/> <br/> May be cheaper to source them from the US at that price so im still on the hunt knowing that i can get them if i sell my right arm.<br/> <b...
by VIDALBABBOON
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Re: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Yeah i looked into reducing voltage by building a small circuit board BUT it works out easier to source some relays and just power the motors with 12v leaving the rest of the car on 6v.<br/> <br/> Can just leave the existing battery under the seat all hooked up to it's factory charging jack and t...
by VIDALBABBOON
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Low-current 6V vehicles
Topic: Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.
Replies: 39
Views: 13403

Upgrade time 6v single drive RC Ferrari F430.

<t>Hi guys,<br/> <br/> I have been looking to upgrade my sons car for a little while now and have been doing some research on the options i have.<br/> <br/> Unfortunately it's a cheap Chinese build BUT for the price i paid it's lasted the year and is still going with no real issues.<br/> <br/> It's ...