ralphee

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  1. ralphee

    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    I agree. Should be in the £299 area in the UK IMO. It's a lovely car, very well made going by the Optima release, but that is a lot.
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    Kyosho Turbo Optima Re-Release!

    Yeah I woudlnt pay 400 holes for one. That will be rrp I'd guess and may be less on release. Lee
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    Dynastorm re'rebuild.

    Toying around with some more Kydex. Still much to do and refining it is a must, but might me worth a go. It's at this stage as rigid, if not more than the Shapways part, this will mount as per the 211x style. A 3mm variant may well be attempted too. Lee
  4. Looking for a set of mint front arms. Must be as new, fine if trimmed, just no marks etc. Lee
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Oh I'm grateful, your reading into it too much. I'm just stating an opinion and personal preference. The lack of turnbuckles and front bearings I can overlook, but at the price point, myself, id have liked a higher quality damper, instead of having to out source for a set. Lee
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    The dampers are poor as can be sadly I agree. They just don't work well, stiff and sloppy. Hicaps should have been in this kit for sure. Fit a shorty Lipo, works like a charm a gets the weight down. Lee
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Indeed. High quality race spec brushed esc units are not an easy find. I found a NIP Futaba MC850 for a silly price so thought I'd try it, seems a nice little esc TBH. Lee
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    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    Sure. I did a good shakedown run with mine on an 11t and all went great. It was quick but not insane, so a 13t would push it along very well IMO. Lee
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    Dyna Blaster going TRF211X

    Great work here Collin. Liking the motor guard, very nice job. Lee
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    Dynastorm re'rebuild.

    Collin, superb mate. I'll rig up a jig and pull some 3mm kydex forms, incorporate the bumper, and go for a lower mounting. Yeah just the steering to shim, so no big deal. Todd, my SA mods come after this car lol, were doing it in opposites haha, good times, hope you find one. Be nice to have another release of it to refresh the spares offerings. Lee
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    Dynastorm re'rebuild.

    Collin, I'll get on it buddy and let you know. What should be the consensus, the std kick, or 30 degree? Furthermore, location, as an undermount to the chassis, or as per kit? Lee
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    Dynastorm re'rebuild.

    Collin. Yes you just heat gun it till it's plyable, then form to shape. I used to make YZ10 front bumpers in 3mm, this is 2mm and super strong and rigid. It's mounted to a tapped M3 brass bar. I was wondering how a 3mm Kydex front kick plate would work out too, if I made a set degree jig? 3mm kydex is seriously rigid and tough. Thoughts? Lee
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    Dynastorm re'rebuild.

    Made a racer savvy rear guard today. Can't find a D sprue and won't be running the Nimrod part, so put idle hands to use. Lee