View Full Version : Racing the GB-01

14-02-2008, 03:04 PM
I've now raced the GB-01 quite a few times and all I can say is that it is an awesome 2WD micro platform to race. The car is quick, steers really well and can almost hang with the 4WD's. The upcoming UKMicroX event in March will have a dedicated 2WD Open class and this car should perform really well (or so I am hoping).

My car has had several modifications, upgrades and I've learnt some lessons. I think all the alloy hopups I have fitted are by no means necessary but it helps with reliability and it adds much needed weight to heep the car planted.

Some lessons:
1. The Tamiya Aeration shocks are not worth the money. They have stiction even with the low friction O-rings and the shock shafts break real easy. I am still unable to find replacement shock shafts from anywhere.

2. Do not use the Blue alloy ball studds, they ar emade of cheese and keep snapping off.

3. If you use lipo's you will need to add some weight to keep the car on the ground.

4. The car has a lot of on power under steer (push) and I am working to reduce that but it's difficult to solve.

Some mods include:
fitting an RC18 RPM bumper
running the shocks upside down to reduce shock shaft breakages
1/10 wheel adapter so I can run Gecko foams

Here are some pics:




Phatbodies Bender prototype wing

14-02-2008, 03:08 PM
BTW - I run the car with 11.1v lipo batteries and a JPerkins 4100kv brushless motor with 15T pinion. I think this is an amazing setup for this car and makes a very driveable car.

Chris Doughty had a go with the car at High Wycombe Monday night so he can also comment :D

14-02-2008, 04:05 PM
I bet Tamiya didn't expect that when they launched the range. Looks fantastic and is now on my "want one" list.

14-02-2008, 04:24 PM
Looks good carl cant wait for the ukmicro x now.


15-02-2008, 05:03 AM
Looks great. I like your custom bumper. It will provide more clearance than the optional bumper tamiya offers.

15-02-2008, 11:45 PM
Looks good, a nice one. :)

16-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Looking for a carpet set-up for my GB 01... What wt oil is most commonly used? I am using the TamTech aluminum shocks.

02-12-2008, 02:41 PM
Very slick!

would you mind posting a mod list?

I see it looks like you're running that 3Racing servo-saver... did you find it to increase the under-steer versus the oem part? Just curious.