Andyfish2000

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  1. I have a real soft spot for real alloy wheels, and this year intend to "restore" my super champ and rough rider, as well as a couple of others. Where is the best place to buy alloy wheels from (new and second hand). I did see a post on here mentioning RC_Lover (I think) but are there any recommendations. I would also love a set of mini 4 spoke revolutions, but they seem to be like rocking horse poo to find. Anyway, some help would be appreciated.
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    Alloy Wheels - Where can I get some?

    Thanks for the replies guys. So I will keep an eye out for a set of Tamiya 4 spoke revolutions. In the mean time, where can I start to source other alloys from. Anyone used RC_Lover recently on Ebay, and more specifically bought the SRB set of wheels? Are they my only option? Thanks
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    Project clear out (UK)

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  4. I would like to spend the summer focusing on a couple of F1 car restorations, so wondered if anyone has anything available please. I have a couple of half projects of the earliest ones, which I hope to turn into a single good one but would like another to also sit alongside if at right price. thanks Andy
  5. If Carts ain't interested I definitely am. I have a NIP shell that I am desperate to paint up and stick on an M chassis for the shelf. Thanks Andy
  6. Having put the cars down for the last year or so whilst I built up my flying capability, I have a renewed interest again in getting some of the cars running. One thing that I have avoided up to now is lipo batteries and brushless motors, but with the planes mostly having them i have begun to understand some of the benefits and so thought I ought to consider upgrading the cars. So my first one is likely to be my hotshot re re. It currently has a sport tuned Tamiya black motor which obviously adds some speed, Would I gain a lot from simply getting a lipo (and LVC) for it on its current set up or should I also consider brushless motor and new ESC? Thanks Andy
  7. Recently I have noticed a lot of relisting of cars despite having successfully sold the first time round by sellers on ebay. Then this last week I bought a clod-buster fair and square on ebay, only to receive an email 3 days later from seller saying Royal Mail had crushed the parcel and my money had been refunded. Truck now relisted in exactly the same condition and photos except just at a higher price with no evidence or mention of issues. How common is this? Are there any ebay rules this is breaking?
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    Any owners of Losi Micro DT 1/36

    Losi do a 2S Lipo but I cant find it i the UK. I may contact my LHS but suspect they will be very expensive. My thoughts was around trying to find a suitable cheaper alternative (perhaps a turnigy). As it goes, Hobbyking do an eflight which apparently can be used at 5 batteries for £16 so could get those and sell 4 of them on to other Micro owners (or get me an eflight model plane lol). I'm off to do some measuring!
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    Any owners of Losi Micro DT 1/36

    I've just taken delivery of an old Micro Desert Truck 1/36 scale. Always wanted one, and it was a bit of a chance as was cheap cause not working. Having tested , it looks like the battery and/or charger (I would assume the former) have died. A quick search threw up that they can cope with a 2S lipo, and with a bit of connector hacking I have tested with success using one of my larger plane lipos. So, now I need to source a tiny 2S that will fit in place of the original NIMH and solder new connectors. I wondered if anyone else has one and if they have hopped it up or run standard. I'd also be interested in sourcing spares and hop ups so links to suppliers in UK would be great. Thanks
  10. Thanks mate. I've sent you a PM in relation to this and also to help solve your other issue. Andy
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    Tamiya M05 A-Parts improved?

    Had exactly this problem over the weekend when finally finishing my Monte Carlo Mini. Some research threw up that it was a change between M05 and M05 ver2. No reference in the instructions and no changes in pictures to reflect it. I just took a hacksaw to it and now I have no problems with fit. For all the good things with Tamiya, it seems they occasionally get lazy.
  12. I really have become obsessed with getting old Tamiyas and restoring, and last night stripped the first of many which was an old Monster Beetle chassis. To clean, I was simply going to use a bowl of washing up water and a brush and scrub (and make a mess across the kitchen) until all was clean. However, I have heard of ultrasonic cleaners mentioned, and wondered if it was worth getting one. I have some spare nectar points so thinking of one of these..... Ultrasonic cleaner Anyone have any thoughts? Do they speed things up and / or give better results? What detergent do I need? Thanks
  13. MrDGH111. This is exactly what I am looking for so please contact me when you have a price in mind. Thanks Andy
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    Ultrasonic cleaner - worth getting?

    I have to admit I had gone cold on the idea of buying one of these since starting this thread. However, I'm back on the case, so any recommendation on specific models or shops would be great. At moment I am thinking of the JPL £40 version at Maplins, but happy to consider others. Thanks
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    Old Transmitters Acoms and Futaba

    Before I stick them on ebay I thought I would just see if anyone wanted to buy any / all of my old transmitters. If you are interested then let me know and i will provide more details.
  16. MrDGH111, You should have an envelope shaped button at top right of your screen once you have logged in which will take you to your private messages. Andy
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    Wanted - SRB chassis please

    Arrrrggggghhhhhh!
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    Wanted - SRB chassis please

    For a bit of fun this year I am going to try and find time to restore a couple of old (and very battered) beetle and blackfoot shells which I have and would like to sit them on SRB chassis. Therefore keen to hear from anyone who would be happy to flog an old SRB chassis that needs a good rebuild / restore. Price is more important than quality at the moment, so happy to consider not fully complete and battered chassis Thanks Andy
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    Wanted - SRB chassis please

    Bump
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    RC stores greater London

    Depends where in Greater London you are going. Down south you have Mick Charles Models and way over East you have TJD Models
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    Wanted - Super Champ parts

    So, despite having a number of 2017 projects already lined up, they have all been trumped by my "new" original super champ. Have wanted one ever since seeing Grumpy Pants recently departed example and with the greatest thanks to him I now have one, albeit not quite as good as his finer example. Anyway, rebuild will start soon, and I already know that I will need a rear bumper, front bumper and one front headlight. They don't have to be perfect condition, but I would like originals if possible. In keeping with my OCD tendencies I would also be interested in hearing from anyone with original box and instructions they might want to move on. Preferably UK to keep postage down (and because of poor exchange rate) Many Thanks
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    Wanted - Super Champ parts

    Hi. I am bumping this but open to re re parts as well (assuming they fit), but would prefer UK based to keep postage to minimum please. Parts wanted: rear bumper, front bumper and one front headlight Thanks
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    Dirt digest, why don't we do it in the dirt?

    A few years ago I looked into finding a local club. I wanted to go take a look with the kids, and maybe even get into racing for fun. Thought it would be easy but in the end gave up. I hadn't appreciated there wouldn't be any local off road out door dirt tracks that clubs raced on. Had absolutely no interest in carpet, astro or tarmac. Where is the fun in that?