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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Stared lustily at my Avante BS and 935 Black edition boxes. Told myself they’ll wait till I’ve finished some other projects. Found two missing screws from my Javelin build. Fitted them, but couldn’t motivate myself to go any further. Back in the box it all went. Instead I pulled out a Lego kit I’d had for a while (Diner building) and made a start on that I also discovered that Lego building makes my watch think I’m doing exercise, so I crossed over the 12500 step mark, so gained my points quota for my healthcare. I wonder if rc tinkering will do the same?
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    Having to reload page every few mins

    Yep, getting this on my iPad right now. I’ve not tried any remedies yet.
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    Painting body color Hyundai i20 93045

    A bit too cold, so I don’t think it dried out properly between coats. Still not decided what to do with it.
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    Painting body color Hyundai i20 93045

    This is what it looks like when it goes wrong
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    Custom MFC using Arduino

    This sounds awesome! I've played around with Raspberry Pi's etc with add on components etc, I don't think it's ever dawned on me to try an MFU. All the throttle profiling sounds very swish, so I'm looking forward to reading about your progress. I've still never managed to complete any of my trucks, I'm kinda hoping now you'll inspire me to finish them
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    small progress on my mg01x. Still not decided on what to do with the tainted body, but no rush, it’s still cold! 54000 dampers to figure out next
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    Thoughts on XV-01

    Yep. It’s a more complicated build than say a tt02, but not too strenuous. There’s plenty hop ups if you want to bling it. for driving, it’s a lot of fun. I have a long damper and it gets the most runs out of all my cars Handles nicely, is quick enough on the stock motor, and can take a reasonable bashing. I’ve only upgraded the front suspension mounts on mine so far. The front arms kept popping out on some heavy collisions with stationary objects. a run the other day post upgrade where my poor driving meant I drove my xv01t at a good pace in to the side of my xv01ld ( piloted by by young son) resulted in some twisted bodywork but suspension intact. If you want a rally car, I’d don’t think there’s a better option, certainly from Tamiya.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Black is the new Black I'm concerned I'm now at the stage where I like them more NIB than I do open
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Examined the paint on my Jimny build. I’m guessing the air temperature was colder than advertised it’s meant to be Cora’s Grey debating now whether to attempt to strip it, or paint the outside and go matt.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Some progress on the Jimny Body trimmed, gearbox started. Looking mild tomorrow, I might get a chance at some painting
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A good haul today: 58614 - MF01X Jimny RC bearings rubber sealed kit for the Jimny 5mm Ball connector for the Jimny 51041 - R34 Xanavi NISMO GT-R 51246 - R34 GT-R Z-tune The two bodies are intended for a TB-05. I'm aiming to resist buying the TB-05 until I've done at least one of the bodies Winter project in the Jimny, need to decide on the body colour - Corsa Gray or Gun Metal? More bits to come too: black uprights, dampers, snorkel, servo. Not decided on what other hop ups to add yet, so much choice and so much $$$ (esp wheels)
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Fitted the XV01 suspension mount hop-ups this evening. Fiddly job as I can never figure out the simplest way to get the front gearbox off. Job done though, all hidden blinged up! Wondering now if I have to ‘test’ the effacy, or try to avoid the incidents that caused me to upgrade
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    Anyone successfully ordered using their Credit Card

    I had the same issue with an attempted credit card purchase from tamico, so I switched to PayPal credit card in Euro’s as @Truck Norris does. Works fine, no fees and the exchange rate is better than lettin PayPal do it. I think the fees your referring to are for sending cash to a ‘friend’ (personal payments) rather than buying from a seller?
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    Tamiya 58665 - Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050

    So much loveliness there, so much! Like @njmlondon I have nowhere to run such a beast, but then again I’ve nowhere to run any of the touring cars I build either be great if those were led lights, but I doubt it. Still, keeps the price down. Time to start another savings pot
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Not had much time for rc fun recently. A foray back in to the shed allowed me to disassemble the front end of my xv01 to prepare to fit some hop up suspension mounts. The rest of my time was spent looking over what I have, reminiscing and pondering where to go next.
  16. Shame it’s cost you so much, but I’m looking forward to seeing your finished result. Will you rally sticker it, or go more of a drift style?
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    New - Dual Rider T3-01 release

    The movable arms sound interesting - attached to the steering servo? i presume the ‘dual’ is a reference to the Dual Ridge Tt02b body, also designed by PDC Designworks.
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    1st time help please!

    Of the three you highlighted, I'd expect the Sand Scorcher would be a shelf queen very quickly. I've a buggy champ (same chassis) as my 2nd car when I got back in to rc a few years ago. Fun on sand, but a liability on the grass with no rear diff. All that detail just getting damaged in roll overs. I run my Avante in the back garden, and it handles short grass well enough. However buggies are very good at hoovering up the cut grass, so depending on how they maintain the pitches, you could have a busy evening after a run Monster Beetle of the three I expect would see the most run time, and there's plenty options to customise both the shell and the orv chassis itself. Plus there's a few different body choices both lexan and ABS if you need something more robust. Blitzers are a great fun, I've had hours of fun on grass and sand with mine. It's a go to buggy that can take lots of power. The bigger wheels and bathtub chassis make it nice and robust. My current favoured grass runner is actually an XV01 rally car. If the pitch is reasonably flat that could be a great laugh. Lots of different body types to choose from too, and an interesting build to boot. However, if I had to tell you one to pick, I'd tell you to buy the Avante. If you're having to justify the expense, you might not get the opportunity to splash £500 again (which is where you're at, with radios, batteries, chargers, paints and tools etc to buy). It's the childhood dream, the nostalgia is right there and it's a beautiful thing. How much longer they are available for, who knows Tamico have a good deal on them right now - https://tamico.de/navi.php?a=4712&lang=eng about £341 delivered, or there's a Black Special coming nearer Christmas time (https://www.fusionhobbies.com/product/47390-tamiya-avante-black-special) - Fusion do a 10% discount for TamiyaClub members.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Yeah, great little buggies for light bashing. It's resting now at the in-laws holiday home, till either I return or the nephew/nieces find it. I'll have to look up how to lock/slow the diff on it, as it was great fun in the gravel back yard, but did get stuck a few times. I was wondering about those metallic plasma edges, I'll be very tempted by one of those I think should an offer come around.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished a holiday build Pleasantly surprised by how good this looks. Lots of fun been had with my boys driving it round the gravel garden. I put a dirt tuned motor in it, but perhaps the torque tuned would have been enough. Also finished off my Gmade GS02 BOM Very popular with my 3.5 year old, he really enjoys the torque and the drag brake to keep it under control 😀
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    Tamiya got it wrong?

    Thanks for sharing that link, I’d never heard of the Bimotor till now. Awesome stuff!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Started on the Gmade GS02 BOM this evening. Axles and transmission case done Nice build so far. Individually bagged screws by size is a little time consuming, but does make sure you know what you’re using.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Yep, that’s exactly what’s happened. Shims and pivot balls lost to the wilds of the garden. Time to go shopping, thanks guys 😀
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Bashed the XV01 at the in-laws. Tagged a block, popped the front arm again. Would some alloy hop ups help, or do you think I’m better to just drive safer and invest in n part trees? 😀
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A change of pace from touring cars. Not a Tamiya, but still a kit