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  1. I live next to a small ski slope. Only about 200m. This, some trail and a playground are the best places to run in the neighbourhood. Gotta love the King Yellow. I run it with my 7yo son and some of his friends. Using a 5200kv Turnigy motor combo with an FS-GT5 radio allows me to set the end point pretty quickly. With a 5000mAH battery we get plenty of run time. For the kids I set the throttle to 40% max and the school bus shoots up the slope summer or winter. Sometimes we find a big flat area of snow With no people and I let them go nuts at 100% for a while. But sometimes we hit the trails and drive slowly, doing techical manouvers and avoiding obstacles. I love this kit for its versatility and ability to just go anywhere, anytime. The only things that haven´t been bulletproof are the body mounts that break on heavy rolls and the big bumper, which does the same. I keep the big bumper mostly to protect others from the car. As long as we stay at 40%, that is enough to avoid anybody getting hurt when they crash into themselves or others. And it only really breaks when we open up to 100% and somebody manages to get it to cartwheel.
  2. I´d never dare to do cleanup with a Dremel. Sanding blocks and very fine grit paper work better for me so that I can smooth out the lines. I also use various round objects as sanding blocks for the curved bits. Takes a while, but it gets there in the end. Just don´t slip and sand the outside of the shell.
  3. Interesting. So even with the shaft reversed, the can is still spinning? I haven´t thought of that as an option for cars. the spinning can must be good for cooling, but how will it fare if you get sand between it and the chassis of the 2CV? The increased torque is a consequence of the multipole configuration.
  4. Shimming is just adding thin washers («shims») to a shaft to remove play. Shim - Wikipedia You can get them from hardware stores, or buy special Tamiya ones: Ebay - Tamiya Shims Just make sure you get the right dimension for where you need to put them. And since they´re super thin, you might need a few.
  5. I run my King Yellow with a 5200KV Turnigy and it flies. I´ve broken body posts and bumpers quite a bit, but no issues with the dogbones. I run the Tamiya Alu shocks and some other bling, but just the regular uprights etc. I´ve made hard brakes where it does a front wheel stand frequently. But never an issue with the dog bones or drive cups.
  6. The Losi page has the dimensions of the original pack. So as long as you find another pack with the same or smaller dimensions and 7.4V, it should work. I can´t recall exactly how these packs are attached to the Micro-T series, but you can also measure the space and perhaps get a slighly bigger pack. The plug is a «Molex 2mm 2p», which is quite easy to get if you can´t find a pack with it already installed: https://micronwings.com/HintsAndTips/RCConnecorTypes/Molex2.0mm2P/index.shtml
  7. If you google the part number on that page, you find pictures of the gold wheels. They also call them «Super HotShot Wheels» and the Super HotShot has gold wheels. If they do not send you gold wheels, you have a clear reason for a return.
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    Rowdy Baja question

    I dont think there´s much chance of them rereleasing a nitro buggy unfortunately.
  9. The radio isn´t that hard to come by actually. I have one that I bought NIB off ebay a few years ago and I´ve seen others pop up NIB.
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    Long time since I used RCMart. For some other shops, points are not activated until you confirm receipt of an order.
  11. I second that. €500 for a BigWig is something I would readily accept. Some just want the car and then it’s pointless to pay extra for vintage. But some of us want the original, with the Technigold, mechanical speed controller etc. If I had room for more kits, then a NIB BigWig plus perhaps a re-re for running would be high on my list. It probably is second only to the HotShot 2 in terms of NIBs still on my list. And that is just from personal preference.
  12. I bought some ribbon cable to attempt really neat wiring, but haven’t gotten around to doing it
  13. They’ve always had a much broader range of static models, so don’t hold your breath.
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