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  1. Scouser

    Mad Max Fury Road War Rig build

    Apologies if this is old news but it appears that the War Rig has an American relative.
  2. Wow. I am only just starting out with the styrene creations and modifications but it is threads like this that are a real inspiration.Thank you for taking the time to photograph all updates. It really is appreciated.
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    First car for my 3 year boy?

    I got my two a pair of Mad Bulls and they proved to be great fun for learning in the garden. What I found though was that my son wanted to drive over things and up kerbs, that type of thing. I ended up getting a Maverick Scout and it was a huge success. By the way, my son is 4 and now drives the Scout everywhere. Parks, woodland, beach, garden. It even has a set of indoor tyres when the weather is bad he sets up indoor obstacle courses. I know the Scout isn’t a Tamiya but maybe something like the CC-01 chassis might be worth considering.
  4. In the 1:1 cars, there is an adapter plate that allows you to fit a BMW motorcycle boxer engine. Those things shift pretty well. The U.K. 2cv races require you to use original engine and gearbox. Would love to have a go. I think it’s great Tamiya are releasing the 2CV, we already have the Beetle, mini and Fiat 500. Now the ‘people’s car’ lineup is complete.
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    2x Mad Bulls

    Both sold.
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    OwainP's Mad Bull Project

    Looks fantastic. The painting is where I usually lose patience and rush to get out and run it. Yours goes to show what happens when you take your time. Nice job.
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    OwainP's Mad Bull Project

    Gotta love the Mad Bull. Nice to see one getting some tlc. Nice job.
  8. I have always gone for the Hitech waterproof servos. Had them in the TA02 and all the Mad Bulls. I like them because they just do the job with no fuss and I have come to trust them as much as all the FUTABA's I have used for years. They are not the cheapest though.
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    Stronger gearbox?

    I think it was just a freak thing. It wasn't a particularly hard crash, it must have just caught it in the right place to snap it. I replaced the broken half and have had no troubles since. Still love the Mad Bull and reckon it's the best beach runner ever.
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    Stronger gearbox?

    Sadly I don't have a picture of the break. Basically the car landed on its roof and the casing broke at the lower central pivot point. A piece about 3cm long had snapped out of the right hand casing. It's the only problem I have had with Mad Bull through countless runs.
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    Stronger gearbox?

    The front end of the Mad Bull has proven to be super strong. It took out a fence panel at full tilt with no damage to the car whatsoever. I have only had issues with the gearbox casing which is why I wondered about the LB and Hornet.
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    Stronger gearbox?

    Yeah, the tip over factor would start to be a drag after a short while. The reason I asked is that I have already broken the casing of the Mad Bull just throwing it round the garden. A brasher for the kids means the stronger the better. Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
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    Stronger gearbox?

    Quick question to anyone who has experience of the gearboxes from the Hornet/ Lunchbox and the Mad Bull/ Rising Fighter. Of the two, which one is the stronger? I mean the gears and also the outer casing. I am building up a couple of cars for the kids but wondered whether the Lunchbox/ Hornet would take more abuse than the MB. Appreciate any input. Jon.
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    Mad Bull screaming gearbox

    Thought I would update this for future reference. It turns out that it was the motor screaming. It only started after running for a few minutes and seemed worse when the motor was not under stress, i.e. When slowing without braking. Hope this is helpful for someone in the future.
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    Wanted- Mad Bull friction shock

    All sorted. Many thanks to Vrooom666.