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  1. Wooders28

    Decent track buggy

    There'll be a few decent second hand ones for sale as soon as people take delivery.
  2. Wooders28

    Decent track buggy

    At the risk of getting thrown off the Tamiya page, have you thought about something like a Schumacher KD (Or KC if running on carpet)? With the Laydown arriving any day now, I can see the price of those dropping and as Schumacher are a UK company, parts availability is never a problem and their track ability is never in question.
  3. That place looks ace!! You'll find there'll be guys there that have vintage stuff, and love to see your collection. All clubs have a selection of out and out racers, the guys that are chasing that tenth, brand guys, that only want a certain brand of car etc, but for the most,they'll have grown up with and still own vintage stuff, they all love RC, and will talk RC all night!! Maybe worth firing off an email, have a contact who's expecting you etc. Bit of fluff, that's it! Raced on carpet for 30+yrs, British weather doesn't really lend itself to outdoor tracks too well 🌩🌬
  4. I get a bit of "abuse" off work mates ,( i say abuse, its the workplace, it would only be something else to get and wind you up) about playing with toy cars, but like I posted earlier, every single one of them want a shot, when I'm working on one on nightshift!! Although she doesn't really comment, the wife mentioned she was surprised,when we called in on a local RC race (for me to pick up parts, I'd 'borrowed' πŸ™„), that everyone were adults, she presumed it would all be kids!! I think everyone should at least check out their local RC club,even if you don't want to race, if nothing else, than to meet and chat with fellow WΜΆeΜΆiΜΆrΜΆdΜΆoΜΆsΜΆ ΜΆ enthusiasts! 😁
  5. After doing a bunch of exhibition shows at local events, my money is that, every single one of them would gladly have a go of an RC car given the chance, and more a case of idle hands and boredom.
  6. Still a lot of dough, but chances are, the esc you'll need to buy. I'm on my 2nd mamba max pro and motor, so far I'm Β£130, and still running them past their design limits πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ (Guess what's going to happen on the next run....πŸ’£πŸ’₯πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚) Castle offered me a Monster X for $95 after i got back to them about blowing up the mamba max pro, even though I bought it 2nd hand! So I can't really complain tbh (didn't take them up on the offer, as by the time I paid tax and duty, it's still a big handful of cash). I'm keeping an eye out for the 160a hobbywing now though πŸ‘€πŸ‘
  7. I use the castle, as it was one that came up for the right money with the right spec when I was looking to switch to lipo and brushless, maybe because people stick hold of the hobbywing and sell their castle!? πŸ€” I guess you get what you pay for, but certainly ain't paying thousands for an esc! 😬 I'm certainly liking the 10bl120 esc, under Β£40 and some good features, I've a few now πŸ˜€
  8. Wooders28

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Not sure why this song jumped into my head.......πŸ˜³πŸ˜›
  9. Wooders28

    Help for an old newbie !

    Welcome back!! πŸ‘ Some of the RTR bundles have a reciever and Electronic Speed Control built in one unit, (you can get motors with a esc built in too now!) personally I don't like this way of doing things, as if you get an issue with either, then the whole unit is toast. As for the old radio gear, absolutely no reason not to use it, if it still works, but, as with all 30+ year electronics, you may find dry soldering joints may make them unreliable, but you can buy new 27mhz recievers for Β£2.50! Some of the new radio gear do have a heap of features, Adjustable launch control, adjustable ABS brakes, telemetry and one i use with my kids , EPA (End Point Adjustment), this feature means you can alter full throttle to say, 30% ,giving young ones a chance to learn at a slower pace (and save smashing up daddy's racing car! πŸ™„πŸ˜›) If the cars ran before they were stored, no reason why they won't run now, although if you do get radio interference with a MSC (Mechanical Speed Control) it will just carry on going until either the battery runs out, or hits something, with an esc, if you loose signal, it stops. If you are looking at buying an esc, the Hobbywing Quicrun 1060 (generally just known as a, 1060) are the goto esc for brushed motors, will run upto 12v (3s lipo) and with low volt Lipo cut off (if you decide to go down that route), under Β£20 from model shops, but available for a tenner on eBay, but, most likely a copy at that price (Although my cheap ones have been fine) Motor wise, stick with the 540 silver can until crashes are less frequent, then worry about it, I'd recommend the HPI firebolt 15t at around Β£8, although I think HPI are in the process of folding. Batteries, I'd get new ones, things have moved along a bit since the nicad days, nimh replaced them and are a better battery , then lipo battey tech came along and now liHV (Although, I'd suggest the Nimh battery until you find your feet, lipo need some looking after to be safe). You can get a fairly good Nimh for under Β£20. Charger, I'd look at a new charger, like with the batteries, chargers have improved too, an Imax B6 are fairly cheap and will do pretty much everything you need, bar make a cup of tea! 😎
  10. Just tried to upload the Dark Impact vid, but turns out I've just taken a picture of the zero, not pressed record!! 🀬 fat fingers... Only improved to 103kph, so wouldn't have changed things anyway, not sure if that's all she's got, or need to wind the slipper back in a bit, thinking warmer weather might help (on my ability to press record if nothing else!! πŸ˜‚)
  11. With it being winter , I've not had a chance to get any runs in, until this morning 😁 Granted, still freezing temps, and grit on the road , but :- WT-01 - Hertz build Castle 3800kv Castle sidewinder esc Speed gear set 3s lipo 49kph - 30.4mph Thinking I need taller rubber, the speed gear set is only compensating for the smaller tyres?
  12. It's what I used to use in the Nicad days, to stop and chemical memory build up.πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒ
  13. Wooders28

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Once the weights shifted, it'll handle different, so may need to look into a brass bulkhead to get the steering back.
  14. Wooders28

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Trial and error. I swapped the KF2 to ,low grip set up, as that was what meant to be the best, and it was horrible, just too much understeer for my liking. Does the 4 gear swap the motor side, or do you need to swap the motor rotation with the esc?
  15. I'm by no means the voice of reason, but, have you tried balance charging them? If the charger is worth its salt, it should give a balance fault if there's an issue. I've 2 that got shorted when I blew an esc that fault every now and then, and now double bagged in their own ammo box πŸ‘€ If you decide to dispose, run them down as much as you can, run a car headlight bulb etc, then put into a salt bath for a few days until the voltage reaches zero, then I believe you can just put them in the bin. (Although I'd be tempted with full charge and an axe....πŸ’£πŸ’₯)