Monday , 14 October 2019

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX

The Tamiya CC-02 comes with the TBLE-02S ESC and Mabuchi brushed motor. If you choose to swap those parts out, know that almost any electronics will work; full-size servo, 540 motor, standard ESC and receiver. The CC-02 is even designed to work with typical LiPo batteries – no more shotgun-only packs!

Build Notes:
While the receiver box is not waterproof, it will protect it from dust or splashes. If you’re set on a full waterproof setup, you can probably add a bead of silicone between the case and lid to seal things up.

It’s always a good idea to test your electronics prior to installation (as well as center the servo). However, it’s good to know that you can easily get to the servo horn to reset the servo if it becomes offset.

The CC-02 comes standard with Tamiya’s TLU-01 LED Light Unit. While I will be using this, I won’t be showing it installed in this build.

Unfortunately, the Tekin ESC hasn’t shown up yet, so I won’t be showing that in this build either.

Step 1:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Let’s start off with building the servo saver. If you’ve had Tamiya cars before, you’ll recognize this thing right away.

Slip the two chrome clips into place followed by the black clip. This does require some pressure to settle them in place.

Attach the 6mm ball connector to the servo horn.

Step 2:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Attach the servo horn to your servo. Note the orientation – I am installing the servo with the output shaft facing down. If you’re installing with the output shaft facing to the front, it will look different.
Step 3:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Attach the servo to the mount using the two 3x10mm flange tapping screws.
Step 4:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Pop the steering link onto the 6mm ball connector.
Step 5:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Attach the electronic mounting pads to both sides of the CC-02.
Step 6:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics | CompetitionX
Using the provided double-sided tape, attach the receiver box to the right side of the chassis. Install your receiver and route your servo and ESC wires into the back of the box.

Secure the lid with the two 3x8mm screws.

I’m sure, by this time, you’ve already installed a battery and fired up the electronics. Bet you can’t wait to get this rig outside!

Find job! Only 1 step left – Part 8 – the Final Steps.

Use the links below to follow each step.
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Opening Page
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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