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  1. I met my RC soulmate on here. How, I noticed his location. Don't be afraid to put personal data up in your profile etc. Just that location could find you new mates (or them find you), with not only an interest in RC stuff, but most probably similar interests in a wealth of subjects. I spend days out with my group and we laugh and chat all day, and after each session, despite the breakages and failure, I always feel more inspired, with a desire to meet next time with more reliable vehicles. Good luck. Mud.
  2. You shouldn't need any more than a 40 Watt iron to do any electrical work to do with batteries, motors and connectors etc, if you feel you do, then you're doing it wrong. I use my 40Watt one when even working with 2 and 3mm brass plate and rod. Cleanliness is the first most important factor. If you wipe your tip clean, pre and post soldering every joint, dressing your tip should be a rare event. I could write a page or two on do's and don'ts but basically:- 1) clean & tin all items to be assembled. 2) pick your iron up. 3) wipe it on a damp sponge. 4) wet the iron with solder. 5) apply the iron to your workpiece straight away. 6) wait until you see the solder melt on your workpiece. 7) apply more solder. 8) remove iron from workpiece, wipe clean on sponge ready for next operation. The choice of iron wattage and flux-cored solder diameter is a critical factor in achieving good solder joints. Too smaller gauge and you will heat the solder up too rapidly, the flux will burn off, and not flow across the workpiece to clean it prior to the solder flowing over the cleaned metal. If ever you see black residues, then you have got this balance wrong. Anything other than the end result being a nice shiney joint should not be seen as success. If you make a bad joint and go back with the iron to try and get it better, realise that you are re-heating the joint up, causing more oxidisation, and consequently creating a worse joint than your first attempt. You need to dissassemble, clean up, and repeat using fresh solder. Soldering is a science. Mud.
  3. Firstly, you should not be looking for Lexan paint. The Vanessa's Lunchbox is ABS so the Krylon K42930000 is the paint you need. You could try spraying the inside (as per advice above) but unless you were blessed with xray vision this would be most unsuccessful. Mud.
  4. http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.a...8&sid=12393
  5. Count me in, hopefully it will be warmer than the -3 Degs nightime temperature of the last Kidderminster event!
  6. Fibreglass resin contains massive amounts of leukocytes!
  7. The perfect answer. Many thanks, Mud.
  8. Chaps, does anyone who attended, remember the exact location and can possibly post a grid number/google earth info for the place where the filming took place, and if there were any access issues etc. Looks like somewhere I should explore. Thanks, Mud.
  9. This one needs a bit of thought, but how about submitting a photo of say a Frog with a frog sat next to it, Vanessa's Lunchbox with a lunchbox also part of the image, Rising Storm, Jordan, Skyline, 4 Toyota Celica GTs next to each other, Clodbuster, Mad Bull (a bit dangerous!). So use the product names to create an image from which the original model was based. Those with say an Alpine, could either enter it with a mountain scene or photographed next to a real one if they're lucky! Mud
  10. For a 7.2V pack. Off load using a voltmeter, a flat pack will read around 7.2V. A fully charged 7.2V pack should read around 8.4 Volts. 1.2V cells will charge to around 1.4V, thus 6 cells x 1.4V = 8.4V.
  11. On my XCs which have had, and still get some really hard use, shock mounts, rear suspension arms and the gearbox and transfer case cover have all been replaced with 3mm nyloc nuts and bolts after drilling through the chassis, etc. After your first strip and clean the plastic never bites as it does on first assemebly, and when loading the gearbox if you've locked both diffs, the gearbox cover will start to lift. Basically, if you can, just improve it, then you'll get the very best out of it and realise why it has such a following. So in answer to your question, it's NOT you! Mud.
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