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  2. Swapped the ESC on the XR311 to 1060.. so much better than the TBLE04. Stole a switch from an old TBLE02S. And updated more pictures in the photos-only thread.
  3. We can perform most forum mod actions but main site issues and certain forum adjustments require a root admin access which is only Chris. He's super busy so you may have to wait a bit.
  4. @ThunderDragonCy I took a photo of how it's mounted for reference for you:
  5. £15 posted if anyone wants them? James.
  6. Anyone here used a Japan proxy before for Rc items ?
  7. I use 48p gears as they work well for my offroad and onroad cars. They are bigger gears than 64p, so a 64T 48p is bigger than a 64T in 64p. 48p is very similar in size to mod .6 which the TT02 comes with, thw advantage of 48p or 64p is they are much more common. You'll need a pinion that is slightly over half the size of your spur, so 70T spur and 36T pinion is roughly right. Pick a type of gear (mod .6, 48p, 64p) and then see what you can get and buy a couple of spurs and pinions so you can try out a range (eg I carry 63T - 66T spur and pinions from 20T - 45T because I have acquired them over the years so can adjust depending on track layout). I think you'll need the Yeah Racing motor mount as it has a slot instead of holes, allowing you to set the mesh. That rcracer article explains it Also, what ESC are you using? If you are adding turbo and boost then run lower gearing, ie smaller pinion or larger spur as ESC timing will put more strain on everything too.
  8. Finished printing the last part for my Police SD1 lightbar. In total it has four parts that snap together. Nothing in the pics below is sanded apart from the top cover. So the jagged edges you see are where the supports were just cut off. Now i need to sand it down, clearcoat all the clear pieces in gloss and then paint the translucent blue and red parts. The grey cover will be silver and the base black. Seriously impressed with the outcome so far .
  9. Not one of my trf's but I enjoyed racing it at the 2021 revival
  10. Finished printing the last part for my Police SD1 lightbar. In total it has four parts that snap together. Nothing in the pics below is sanded apart from the top cover. So the jagged edges you see are where the supports were just cut off. Now i need to sand it down, clearcoat all the clear pieces in gloss and then paint the translucent blue and red parts. The grey cover will be silver and the base black.
  11. RC Mart are listing them for Pre-order again now 👍🏻 Possible it could be available elsewhere later. They did have some of RC Channel’s stuff listed too a while ago, they might still have.
  12. Today
  13. This will tell you everything you want to know and more, best book on the evolotution of monster trucks I've ever seen. Written by Marty Garza - https://monstertrucktechnology.com/
  14. Yesterday
  15. @mtbkym01 actually, I just spoke to Metro Hobbies on the phone and they told me one other person has emailed saying they are missing their certificate also. They are following up with the distributor. Will just have to wait to hear.
  16. Chinese New Year is 1 - 15 Feb this year, although not everyone go off for the entire period, usually 2 - 7 days. I knew because I just filled in my leave application. It is the equivalent of Christmas in the west, family dinner, visits and all that.
  17. I actually bought the van version originally. Or rather, it was an xmas present. But then I saw this version for such a low price I just couldn't resist. Not sure where I'm going with them exactly yet but they work pretty well as they are for a simple bit of laid back driving. I've taken the van out a couple of times and it just looks so good even gently going around of smooth ground, it has a real visual appeal going on. I was initially going to put the van on a crawler chassis but not so sure now. I might just keep them both relatively stock mechanically so me and my daughter can go out with them and just cruise around looking cool.
  18. Still selling on ebay. Payments are in the bank next working day without fail and it has been that way for some time, now. I've not had a single payment on hold, not sure if that's something that varies depending on selling volume or what? Only list when they have the 80% or 70% final value fee offer which works out better than the old £1 offer used to be when paypal fees were taken into consideration. They still have the £1 offer sometimes, too, but any of those are good and make it more than worthwhile. I was initially reluctant about switching to managed payments due to the delays but I never for a second thought I would end up in a situation where ebay would just say "nah, we're not paying you lol" or just randomly start pilfering money from my account. Now the money is there next working day like clockwork. And I generally end up with MORE money from sales than I used to. I only ever used to list when they had a final value fee offer going and that's still the case, now. Only difference is I no longer have paypal fees on top. I use facebook sometimes, too, but the lack of protection works both ways. Nothing to stop an unreasonable buyer plastering your name all over RC groups etc. I definitely still prefer to use ebay for international sales. When using ebay's global shipping program, you send it to ebay who do the international bit themselves and once they have accepted it, any issues after that are their problem, your money is safe. It's a bit pricey for the buyer (but then again, every option is post brexit) I've probably sold over 100 things this way in the last few years. Mostly to Europe but some to the USA, Japan and Russia, too. Not a single issue. Ebay is far from perfect but it's working as well for me now as it has any other time in the past 5 years which in turn is better than the 5 years before that, before the regular final value fee promotions where I was handing WAY more over to them.
  19. Personally, I'm not, no. At least not in open chassis classes. I have an M-07R for M-chassis class and a TT-02 SR for a TT-01/TT-02 only class, otherwise I haven't raced (or even driven) a Tamiya car for 20 years (after having been severely disappointed with the TRF TA-03R's performance, I went with HPI instead (right before Tamiya came up with their first real good pure race car), then Yokomo, came back from a long hiatus again with a Yokomo and then ending up with Xray as my manufacturer of choice for now). But of course even older cars can still be competitive, and Tamiya have been right up there for well over a decade. Driver (and setup) skill is more important than the chassis itself (although of course some chassis are easier to drive fast and easier to set up well than others). In racing, at least Tamiya's popularity (by numbers) has declined in the past few years, but not because their actual cars were bad, but because of when they cancelled their racing program, they kind of gave racers the impression that they didn't care for racing and development as much anymore, plus not having the big names, like Marc Rheinard successfully drive their cars at the big events anymore made customers go away, too (remember the saying "what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday" - well, they stopped winning on Sunday without drivers like Marc). To me it's more a psychology thing than any real issue with their cars. The result is almost the same, though: very few people seem to still race a Tamiya.
  20. You've really had a rough time @berman, my condolences.Hope your shoulder heals well and you can get back to RC soon. I didn't take nearly enough time assembling the drill but it gave me a a short break away from some frustrating work (work got its own back later with some after hours system testing). I hope to try it out soon.
  21. I waterproofed the electronics with plasti-dip. Seems to work well.
  22. I watched rc drag racing a couple of times in the 80s but they were i.c. rails - I’d definitely be up for doing that but.. nah the new way doesn’t do anything for me.
  23. Yes, Chinese new year is right around the corner. Many businesses will come back to normal in a couple of days.
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