Badcrumble

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    Speedy's 3Racing M4 Chassis Build Thread

    Many thanks @speedy_w_beans! After your recent build, I was interested in this chassis as it is non-Tamiya, M-sized but 4WD. Whilst that was a condensed build you gave lots of detail! Thanks for ranking it against the others too, it certainly seems a bargain. Will it take a normal nimh stick pack or is it LiPo only?
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    I’m intrigued by the 4WD M chassis and would welcome a build thread!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Took two Dual Hunters, Wild Willy 2 and the TL01 Bowler to a local field with three boys, 4.5, 11 and 13 (I think the last two numbers are correct). Plus two Dads, 43 and 49 and some markers from Decathlon. The two older boys were first time users and the WW2 was out within 5 minutes with a severed motor wire (DH mounted the little jeep). We lost a wheelnut from the TL01 after a while but it wasn’t doing that well on the bumpy field anyway. So that gave us more battery life for the DHs. They were great fun, racing chasing and when we were down two one car it was timed laps around a looped course. We left happy. And the other Dad has gone home to research their first Tamiya..
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    Tamiya M03/M04 Hop up question

    Nice, I’ve one of those too! Bet yours will be up and running before I finish my ‘built from parts’ Giulia.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Some body pins. My second hand cars have come with a variety of homebrew methods for securing the shells - twisted wire, bent paperclips, etc. Now I have 50 clips to lose...
  6. A little while ago I acquired a couple of ORV chassis, one of which is an old Brat. Looking at the manual, to fit bearing you use n option part - B2 From the B sprue - Is this now the standard part on the re-re Brat? Looking at the manuals it takes a bearing the same way but no size was specified in the original manual.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Today I have mostly been... Cleaning vintage ORV parts Practicing body modification (on a car, not me - no injuries for once) with a Dremel. I finally got to try my 'detailers grip'. A really useful purchase. Charging batteries. I have at least four 3300mah batteries for the planned bash sesh this Thursday. A couple of the used ones I had were duds so off to recycling they will go. Testing the Dual Hunter I reassembled last night. It lives! Rearranging the garage yet again to try and fit everything in. I have realised that I really, really DO have enough cars. Plus the unbuilt ones in the loft. Oops. All being well, we'll have four cars to play with on Thursday - Dual Hunter on 55T (slowed for my 4.5yr old), Dual Hunter and WW2 on silver cans and the TL01 Bowler on an unknown trinity motor. I've never had this many active runners before! Four cars, five people - I'm planning on being Marshall and official photo / videographer.
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    Help for an old newbie !

    On behalf of the more knowledgeable folk who I’m sure will be along shortly, welcome to TC and back to the hobby. You had some great finds up in that loft! The electronic speed controller replaces the mechanical speed controller in the older models, a transmitter (tx) still requires a receiver (rx) to tell the ESC speed / motor direction and the steeering servo its direction. You should still be able to use your old tx/rx but the modern ones running on 2.4Ghz frequencies suffer less from interference, have a good range and I believe are less power hungry (four batteries in the tx rather than eight, for example). I believe a trickle charger is best but as for why, I think it preserves the life of the battery - someone here will confirm and tell you about the new(ish) LiPo battery technology which could be a game changer.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I kinda like ‘em!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    @TurnipJF, if I can sort out some longer rear control arms (think that’s the term) then I have the basis of my M-03 4WS project...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Who am I kidding? No point waiting for the morning. Took the servo out of the other Dual Hunter (the one without any motors or servo mounts), tested it using my new servo tester (where have you been all my RC life?!) and installed in the loaner DH. The Parliamentarians say there is less slop. One less job for tomorrow! Edit: Hang on, isn’t that wheel the wrong way round?!!!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Mocked up the rear end of my planned 4WS M03 conversion and it won’t work with stock parts so that is going on the back burner. Put together my half-disassembled loaner Dual Hunter. Boy, is the steering sloppy. Going to test it tomorrow, have a horrible feeling that I’ll be stripping it back down to replace the servo. Made a list of tasks for tomorrow....
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The second battery I had ordered and the servo tester I wasn’t expecting for a while.
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    Project RR-03Ra - Converting a TRF201 into a rally car

    Great work! Going to get some of that goo for some shell repairs I need to do. I hear it is great combined with ‘drywall’ tape. This is the TB-01 solution - two screws with washers secure the cockpit set to the lexan cover. Could you use or cut down a Tamiya rally cockpit set?
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    Stadium Thunder

    Some great tips on body cutting there, thank you. Wish I’d read this before attempting my Asterion body!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Gotcha! Now I see where you’re coming from, rather than the actual teapot.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    How about the wheels from the lowride Pumpkin? Or would the offset not work?
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Great minds, so they say! I’ve had this one since July 17 and still haven’t finished for my 4WD M chassis Minortaur. I made my chassis spacers fit the suggested 205mm wheelbase but, as you have shown, there was plenty of scope to take it to 210mm. I have something slightly different planned for my 4WS M03... but not that different!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A 3300mah battery arrived today so three boys (and their Dads) can go for a bash in the park next week. I already have two so it means A decent battery for each kid. I’ll try charging some of the used ones I have acquired along the way for a few minutes extra. Got one Dual Hunter working at the moment so I need to get the other two going or switch in the WW2 for some wheelie fun. Have another battery on order but it is due to be delivered to work while I’m off. A shame I don’t have my XV-01T finished - unlikely to get it painted on Friday unless this weather holds...
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    Matchbox cars

    Have you not seen the Hot Wheels HCT..?
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    Matchbox cars

    I had a nameplate just like that! Though mine was for ‘Michael’. Who is that? Not me, only to my Mother...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Thank you. The lowride was meant to come with a pair of each as standard so I reckon the seller swapped out the sticky expensive set for the standard radials. Never mind, I’m still waiting for delivery of some S grips and I definitely now have enough tyres and foams to put on my Giulia.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished trimming the Asterion shell. All going fine until the last arch. The ‘score and snap’ method somehow took a 2mm different line for 2cm of the wheel arch. Now I have to decide whether to continue with a complex three colour paint scheme or write it off as a ‘basher’ shell. TBH, I already know the answer - use it as practice for the three colour shell and save my MCI decals for a version 2. Or maybe get someone capable to do it!!!
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    Matchbox cars

    How strange. Of all the Matchbox cars I had in the garage, this is the one that my son elected to bring in doors and keep with his own cars...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Following @SurreyDad's post about different tyre weights in his excellent M-07 build thread, I had a look at the two pairs of tyres I received as part of a Lowride Pumpkin package. Both sets came in identical blue bags, they have the same numbering on the sidewall - 42214 39244 - and weigh the same (though the cheapo kitchen scales are not accurate as they reckon they are 10g). I somehow doubt that I have a pair of the super grip tyres the Pumpkin was meant to come with