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  1. I feel like I missed out on the CC01 rear axle kit! SupraChrgd82 is right. Getting a kit like that would make it the highlight of your collection.
  2. Rc Channel and Radshape made my car undriveable I bought the beautiful RC Channel suspension kit for my re re Sand Scorcher and after installation I was hesitant to run it. The final nail in the coffin was the Radshape chassis I ordered for it. They accidentally sent the polished version.....
  3. I think the lexan might be too "slippery" for the paint to adhere to; sanding the area would help but may not be possible if it's a really thin area. Have you tried a "Sharpie" brand marker? They come in different thicknesses and colors.
  4. The 3d printed bodies have yet to be driven..My friend, Lightfoot and some other F1 enthusiasts in Southern California using the vacuum formed Vf-1 body organized a race at the Tamiya track; This was a few years back and possibly the highwater mark of my RC career.
  5. Once you get set up with things like CNC machines, lathes and 3d printers your hobby evolves from driving RC cars to making RC cars...not that I'm complaining. It's just what happened to me. The silver porsche will never be finished because I keep coming up with better ways to 3d print it. The Red Lotus is a vacuum formed body expertly finished by a customer, Big Al.
  6. That's so cool! Reminds me of a super sized mini 4wd. I probably missed it in your original post, but what wheels are you using? I"m guessing they are proline wheels?
  7. Falcon#5 ..could be a short lived fad like the F201. Nevertheless, this looks fantastic; imagine a full grid of these with realistic sounding electric motors! Sign me up! Not sure if anyone mentioned this but it looks like you can fit a TC body on this chassis too
  8. I think the versatile plastic will work when driven reasonably hard. I mean, the arms look pretty beefy to me.
  9. I'm sort of a fan of the TL01 LA suspension, so this is a VERY nice alternative. You could also fit these arms on an ff02, M03-M05 and MF-01x if you ever wanted to convert them from M chassis scale to regular 1/10 scale.
  10. I'll be surprised if this doesn't do well...it looks irresistible. Next up a Frog or Hornet body then a Hotshot body for the GF-01?
  11. The Boomerang without the cool Hotshot roll cage has a lower center of gravity and as WillyChang said, a better suspension and much easier access to the radio gear. Although the Hotshot's super cool longitudinal rear mono shock did suck performance wise, it was tried on at least one F1 car that did rather well. The re re Hotshot aluminum center shaft with it's dogbone ends is better than Boomerang wire center shaft...but that's about it.
  12. If I need to scan something flat . I'll also scan a ruler next to it so I can fix any dimensional errors incurred while scanning
  13. Try these HPI part numbers : 103395 . 103410 . . They are pricey but my set were leftover from an old Blitz ESE kit. If you look on Ebay, you can find the plastic versions as well.
  14. I recently picked up a FactoryWorks chassis Boomerang chassis for my Hotshot. It comes with an FRP version of the boomerang rear shock tower. I installed standard Super Hotshot front shock towers. I just happened to have a set of HPI Blitz dampers that fit fairly well. It's just mocked up for now; waiting for the MIP ball differentials before I do final assembly.
  15. They look to be in stock on the ebay shop but I've ordered from their website before and they subtract the VAT ( tax) for international orders.
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