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  1. Just found this while searching to see if anyone made these. That looks fantastic. How is it holding up after a few runs?
  2. Ok, hands up, I’ve never used any design software but have been having a look at sketchup to try and modify a template that is on there. So far I’ve only managed to delete sections that shouldn’t be deleted, so it’s not going well! does anyone have any experience of sketchup? I’ve found a template for a wild dagger chassis that I want to shorten by cutting a section out & then rotate the battery compartment to fit in the shorter chassis. thanks in advance Rob
  3. Where I raced (south-east UK), we all started off at our local club with Hotshots or Boomerangs, but once we started going to other clubs they couldn't compete with the optimas, etc. Gradually everyone moved to CAT XlS or Optima Mids to stay halfway competitive. There was one lad that started at my club, and his parents bought him an Avante as his first car, which just seemed way too sluggish and heavy on the steering when racing against the Cats and Mids. The Cat was the car the very top drivers had, but it took a lot to get it set up correctly, while the Mid was more easy to run straight out of the box.
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  5. @prp#1 - which parts do you have to sell? I need top deck, rear drive shafts & small connector that bolts to the front gearbox/top deck. Oh, and yellow posts that support the top deck. thanks
  6. The shocks on the procat are not standard - I own a procat and the shocks are the same as the XLS. Also, the rear wing mount on the procat looks like an XLS-type wire mount (the standard procat were black plastic). Penguin shells are good, I've purchased the standard XLS from them before and it is spot on. If you are after a different look they also sell a version of the Parma Fat Cat that was popular as an option on the XLS back in the day.
  7. Thanks @a.w.k. - that's an unusual conversion for an off-road buggy! I suppose I'd better remove this and start looking for some other fittings to get this road-worthy then. Rob
  8. HI all, I purchased this a while back as an MRC MRX (the French Optima Mid!), it is missing a couple of parts (top deck & 2 x drive shafts), but I'm puzzled by the yellow tray bolted to the chassis as I've never seen one with this on before. Does anyone know what this is - it sits above the lower chassis and the belt runs underneath it? I cannot see that it is from a MRC Santana, so am at a loss! On a seperate note, if anyone os selling a top deck or driveshafts to fit this please let me know Thanks Rob
  9. I raced an optima mid and then a Schumacher procat at club level BITD. The Mid was a lot more forgiving to drive - if they were setup well, they could compete with the cat, but if they had a poor setup they were still driveable, but wouldn’t be pushing for an A final place. The cat was the opposite - very twitchy if not set up correctly, and it was very hard to drive if this was the case. If the setup worked, they absolutely flew. I think their reputation for being hard to build was mainly due to the manual using photos rather than diagrams, and also some of the parts needed adjustments before they would fit together.
  10. Not a silly question at all - yes, I had knocked it 😳. I hadn’t even thought to check that, though I had gone through the menu to see if had put it on through there. thanks Rob
  11. Thanks @Juggular i have no plans to move to brushless and I don’t race, so I’ll have a look at the 1060. I keep seeing it mentioned but wasn’t sure what it could handle, Cheers Rob
  12. Evening all, I need some advice.... I currently have a LRP Ai runner v2 with a dirt tuned motor, but although I have steering working the motor is now doing nothing. I’ve reset the Tx & Rx (core cr152), checked motor wires & brushes but no joy, just a steady green light on the esc. So I’m thinking it may have developed a fault (or could it be an issue with battery voltage? Running 4500 nimh)?? Assuming I cannot resolve the issue, can anyone recommend a fairly cheap reliable esc to run brushed motors on Nimh? I’m want something that is plug & play, or at least is easy to setup. Cheers Rob
  13. Does Hong Kong do the April Fools day custom??
  14. Thanks everyone. I have some 1mm polycarbonate somewhere so may try cutting the to a slightly larger size than the chassis, then try to heat & bend the edge over the chassis. Failing this, I may go for much more straightforward suggestion of cutting a plate to fit over the chassis 😀 Thanks Rob
  15. I was toying with the idea of a bear hawk body but wasn’t sure how snug it fitted. @Hobgoblin - how do you find the esc heat with the reduced airflow? Any issue of overheating? Thanks Rob
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