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  1. If you don't want to swap the wires at the connection between esc and motor you could always just de-solder the wires from the motor and solder them back on the other way round...easier to just swap the connections though.
  2. From what I can gather, the motor is sensorless and the ESC is for sensored only. I'm guessing that won't help. I don't have that particular ESC so can't confirm but that would be something to explore. Aside from that, without more info, it could be any number of things going on I'm afraid.
  3. And just to add; always, always balance charge your lipos 👍.
  4. Thanks. Dumb question incoming but are they compatible with tamiya axles etc or do you need mods to make the wheels fit correctly?
  5. Also if lexan body hot glue might melt it or deform it. Not that I've ever done that. Ever. No.
  6. Really digging the 46! Are the tyres/wheels kyosho?
  7. These should do the trick. DF 01 parts are the same too 👍
  8. You're welcome. Your obvious enthusiasm and interest is to your credit and the end result looks ace 👏. I think it's fair to say most of us are still learning new tips and tricks along the way (I'd never thought of using the rubber o rings on the shock mounts before). I notice on the main forum page you've asked about custom decals for someone's purple madbull. They're from MCIracing who are based in Canada. They do great decals and variants - I recently got a set for my madcap and, although the red was a little more orange than the original tamiya set, the actual print and sticker quality were great 👍. Hope you have fun with your bull and mx5 and be sure to let us know how you get on with both.
  9. Indeed. A couple of weeks ago my 4 Yr old and I went to our local park with our 2 lipo powered madbulls. It had been raining for days on end and I knew it would a) be very wet/muddy and b) being 4 yrs old, my son's car would be magnetically attracted to anything resembling a puddle. And so it was. One particular puddle he found was so deep at one point, the wheels of the bull were actually off the ground and the car more akin to a paddle steamer than car, until it came out the other side! The batteries survived without issue. Hardcase 4000mah lipos. I took the precaution of applying vaseline around where the wires enter the hardcase, but other than that, just used as normal. Obviously removed and clean/dried immediately once home but we've used them a couple of times since without issue...ðŸĪ·â€â™‚ïļ
  10. Just watched it ðŸĪĢðŸĪĢðŸĪĢ ha ha!!! Yeah, that pretty sums up my feelings too 😃😃. The bit about the pedalo had me in stitches 😂
  11. What is this 'Facebook' you speak of?? 🙄ðŸĪŪ. In my professional life I've come across far too many instances of it being a force for ill, not good, causing nothing but conflict and pain. Social media? More like antisocial media. In my personal life I don't tweet, I don't whatsapp, I don't 'follow' and certainly don't 'trend' or 'tiktok'. I don't 'buzzfeed', 'newsfeed' or any other kind of feed, except through my gob. My understanding of 'going viral' pertains to the reproduction and transmission of microscopic organisms. I don't subscribe, nor do I notify. I don't 'like' (ok, present company/forum excepted) and I don't click on email links from Nigerian princes (although the emails themselves do provide a certain level of entertainment). And again, apart from this fabulous website, the only posting I do is in a big red cylindrical object made of metal a couple of streets away. No, I don't do 'social media' (ok yeah, except here 🙄) - even the term makes me want to projectile vomit all over 'internet stars' and 'influencers'. I don't do social media largely due to my belief that, with the notable except of the good people here (mostly), people are idiots. Idiotic in their own idiosyncratic way, but idiots nonetheless, and these platforms give them untrammelled access to a far wider 'audience' than previously possible. By way of illustration, in the pub, the bar, the school, the workplace etc ie anywhere that has genuine social interaction as opposed to synthetic social interaction, you will always find the occasional 'pub bore', or know-it-all/expert/show-off, bully etc etc and, if you have any sense, steer well clear so you don't have to listen to their tosh. In addition, it is a limited audience. Synthetic platforms make this so much harder to avoid as it is literally IN YA FACE, can reach millions of people and has to be navigated through to reach the stuff you actually want. Nah, not for me. I'd rather find information for myself and make my own mind up - whether that's about Brexit or breakfast, Covid or cornflakes i don't need, or want, other people to tell me what I should think. Anyway, that turned into a somewhat longer post than I had expected. Glad I got it off my chest. 😁
  12. Of the cars you've listed i only have the hotshot. It is a far more engaging build than the madbull as it is 4wd and the suspension is both an engineering marvel, as well as its achilles' heel. I believe the supershot sorted this. I enjoy driving my 'shot but be mindful it is a mid '80s design! I've always liked the look of the Tomahawk but having a 4wd instead might provide a nice counterpoint to the madbull. I had a friend who had the dark impact. As a general basher it was fine but when we both started club level racing he snapped 2 chassis on consecutive weeks in the same place...some have also had issues with one of the idler gears wearing quickly, but my friend's was fine. I guess it depends on what motor/battery/surface/use frequency etc you go with. I would suggest running your bull for a while and seeing what you enjoy about it and what you don't, which will then inform your choice of next kit. Soon you'll be buying basket cases off eBay too ðŸĪŠðŸĨī
  13. Nice track! The madbull will love bounding around that! What were you running on there previously?
  14. Excellent job mate - only thing left to do now is get it dirty 👍☠😃
  15. 😁 yeah it still gets me how all these relatively little bits fit together and generally work so well. Re pinion - my personal view is that you'd be fine running it for a short while before any noticeable wear occurred. I would suggest it might be worth fitting the kit supplied one to complete the build and check everything is working as it should and then swap it out when the new steel one arrives. You'd be fine running it for a week or so as is - but entirely your choice, of course 😉 👍
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