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  1. Good finds ! however, nope. he had buggy wheels like the Jet Hopper "simular" rear wing, and i can't remember the front for the life of me. It did not have a "turbo" option . Think it took 8 (?) penlights / AA's for power.. or 4 .. * mutters about not remembering *.. but hey, that was over 30 years ago give me a break TImewise.. anywhere between '85 and '89 is my best guess As far i can recal, it did not have visual schock Absorbers , front was rigid ,as it would "bounce" all over the place. ( ah, now i remember.. it also did not have a "servo" for going left or right, but that "other type"
  2. That Jet hopper looks really "alike" the first rc car what was in our familie ( dad bought 1 , as well.. low funds.. ) We drove that thing to pieces over the years. Had a white abs body ,and no "spare tire" on the back. * never * found what it was.. but i assume it was a dickie or a tayco(??) as that was what we had around here.
  3. In the Flakpanzer Gepard case ( nib ) , it was a actually lucky hidden-away find at some dude's place. Nearly had one YESTERDAY... a original frog.. Story : Im a garbage dude, and one of the less fortunate jobs is doing clearings .. what means, people get -evicted- or for other reasons there house gets cleaned out by a pro team.. The entire content of a house gets dumped into a huge container.. ( here i come in ) , and i haul that off to dispose off. So i dump the container , for privacy issue's of the person , it was quite obvious that house needed a clean and "empty" , the person who owned the place, no idea what happened to him. Not something i want to know anyway. ( as its not that unusual the owner had to be taken out also with people with hazmat suits ) Well , i close the container doors after dumping.. and my eyes drop on a buggy front wheel.. * closer inspection * , with a frog "knee" on it ! * kicks aside some other misc stuff * .. frog body .. ( there was a misc lot of other rc gear in there, some boats.. planes and the odd chopper or 2 ) Well, did a quick scan.. but was not able to find back the full frog , it was 40 m3 of "waist" so .. yeah.. its a huge pile of "house content" . ( nope, did not take the stuff ) , as i could get fired on the spot for that. Its a big no-no in my work. Anyway.. when you get cought.. and ( frog ) bits are no where even near worth the risk.
  4. A original NIB flakpanzer gepard . 56003 And i build it like a boss without shame, without thinking 2x about it ( not my pic.. but , you get the idea .. )
  5. There was that buggy, what turned into a "tamiyaclub" meme , before meme's where invented. ** crushes skull about the name ** Sonic Fighter ??
  6. Usually a sign of "bad connection" I would just cut of the bad part, and put on a new plug, it will most likely fix your issue.
  7. Sir, you want getto ? .. getto you get As the original plastic is not strong enough for my driving skills Solid steel bars .. as ... yes, the original gave way due my spectacular driving style. Yes, you are looking at a welded steel roll cage .. on a rc car.. Just a McGyver mod, shed-door hinge as a body mount
  8. managed to sneak in some toy-time , FG Marder was begging for a front bumper ( mostly to protect the front suspension a bit against impacts. ( was always a better builder then a driver ) Managed to get that done. And could not resist zooming around a bit with the dji phantom 1 ( it still lives! ) Resisted this time the urge to do 1 "hold my beer and watch this" flying so , it lives to do that another time. So with that, i am improving .. a few flights without extensive repairs after !
  9. Its all ok ;p Garage / Mancave / Workshop rule number 7 : The more space you have, the more stuff you can't live without / really need, you will collect around you. There is a little hoarder in all of us hidden :p
  10. There was a time i was pushing out ( quite litterly ) a lot of TT01's.. I resorted to using a Hitachi DS18DJL ( ehm.. but then the older type ) just to speed up the process of building TT01 chassis number ... XX Kind of still feel quilty about it :p
  11. What i did was , i bought a load of chinees-food boxes ( the white one's, with the clear lids ) I numbered those, and in a pc file, i wrote down what was in the numbered box.. So searching could go 2 ways, the part.. or whats in the box.. Downside, after a break-in they stole the drive with on that.. yep.. the file what was in the boxes ... So ended up with about 8 big cardboard boxes.. filled with numbered boxes.. what ment nothing ! Fast forward years further ( last month ) .. it might break your hart, it turned out that those 8 boxes , after sorting, fitted in 2 huge "big waist" bags.. And off it went.. to the recycle center. Ended up with 1 cardboard box with stuff i still knew what it was for , or was still new in the pack. I just could not see myself sorting out that insane pile of unsorted parts. Sometimes, you just got to restart stuff .
  12. Good stuff man , recently only opened up boxes of a little over 10 years ago as capsules indeed, amazing what you total forget about !
  13. My last one is boxed up , so no help from that atm.. YET.. think 2x .. the 1/14 axels ( front especially ) are a bit wobbly - at best There some options to make it more stable, but.. * mhe * and at first glance look at the scx10 ( google ) Wayyy to narrow for your use.
  14. Ah missed it, im late.. Joke is, Volvo was one of the first with the F serieus in the '90 's with real good automatic gearboxes.. Heavy truck auto gearboxes is really "there thing" and at that time, used in several other brands as they could not make them proper. ( example, Renault trucks used Volvo gearboxes , and often re-branded engines as they where far better ) BUT at that time , most where manuals ( so yup, at the old FH12 it would be accurate ) And as some had a 3 way splitter, it would even match real close :p I would prefer to use it on a old yank truck, or some army / offroad conversion , it would look indeed kind of weard on a newer Scania. I forgot to mention, unless you put it on some -special- heavy hauler .. those are still sometimes used as manuals ( but, most are auto's also these days ) And the odd heavy offroad versions. ( not the volvo ;p ) Truth is, if i would build a "new" Tamiya truck again.. i would leave out the entire gearbox.
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