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About GooneyBird

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    Anything that goes vroom!

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  1. I did it once. I had a broken balance lead inside the hard case. I pried it open using plastic tools, soldered it back on outside with my hand at the ready to chuck it at the first sign of trouble, and got the job done. Nerve wrecking, though if you know what you're doing not all that scary.
  2. Nope, that's a bone-stock 419. @qatmix's TRF419 from his review of it, to be exact.
  3. So do I still use this thing? Yes, I certainly do! We've recently 'discovered' a bunch of new trails in our nearby forest, and we've been taking full advantage of it. It's a good mix of what you see above combined with sandy trails, and the occasional climbing over tree roots and such. A full walk is usually about 2+ hours, and I bring along 2 3000mAh NiMH batteries. One lasts for about an hour and a half, and then I swap to the other which lasts me the rest of the walk. Afterwards, the car is just a bit dusty: Of course this is easily cleaned off. So; things I've changed over the years from stock: - Steel pinion - New gear set as the fine sand ruined the old gear set over time - Junfac 4-link set. This alone made SO MUCH difference in the car! - New chassis. Not because I broke the old one, but a battery exploded during a run and melt it. - Tie-wrap around the stock servo saver. Low-budget way to make sure the saver doesn't snap and leave me stranded. - Different tires. I hate their looks, but love the performance. Torn!
  4. Here's how I used a bunch of spacers to make my rear axle all nice and smooth. For the record, I use my CC01 as a trail rig, taking it along with me on 2 hour+ long walks, and I take 2 3000mAh NiMH packs with me. I usually end up swapping them about 90 minutes in, and the remainder of the second battery lasts the rest of the walk. The 55t motor hardly uses any power! Also, my front diff is fully unlocked, and the rear diff is fully locked. While it's gotten stuck once or twice with all wheels losing traction I've yet to come across a situation (on normal trail driving, think 1:1 offroading instead of rock crawling) where the Paj gets stuck due to wheels unloading.
  5. If you look at the way modern TC arms are setup then they're the same, with a ball socket at the top and a kingpin at the bottom. My TRF419 is a great example, there's absolutely 0 fore-aft play in the front or rear hubs when shimmed correctly. And they're plastic, not alu.
  6. I realize it's a bit last-minute, but I'm on. I'll try to make it a regular Satuday-night thing if that's alright with you guys. For the link, see above.
  7. It is! And here's the link. https://meet.jit.si/TamiyaClubSocialChat Apparently that link is still valid after a week! I won't be in all afternoon, but I'll try to get online after dinner.
  8. Changing wheelbases on an M01/M02 is difficult. You need a new nose section (or tail, if you have an M01). However, SWB M-chassis bodies are plentiful. Tamiya themselves have a few, and Blitz makes more race-inspired (and cheaper) bodies.
  9. It was a lot of fun last night. This week I'm planning on doing it on a Saturday-evening (EU-time) so more people might be able to join. Also, I got nothing done. I replaced a few gears on the CC01, poured some shock oil on them (which is better than grease, is the consensus), and took apart the layshaft of the TRF to remove a stubborn bit of carpet fluff. Ah well, more things to wrench on for next week I suppose.
  10. A little earlier than 1800GMT, but I'm online. My wife's gaming in the background in our shared hobby room, so I figured I'd get online.
  11. That should work, but keep in mind it's matt. So you'll have to find a gloss if that's the finish you're going after.
  12. I've opened up a stream, and I'll keep my webcam going to make sure the chat room stays active. If you hear any suspect noises, sorry! xD EDIT: 40 minutes later and I've found many issues with my new USB-C hub and computer sleep. So if you've caught me popping in and out, that's why.
  13. Alright guys, this is the link: https://meet.jit.si/TamiyaClubSocialChat Have at it! I'll be offline for a bit this afternoon as I have other things to attend to, but I'll try to get online ASAP. I've got a few things lined up, so I should have plenty to show and tell. Keep it clean and family-friendly, and if you have any pets with you they're worth bonus internet-points.
  14. Yes, you can totally keep it unpainted. I would recommend clearcoating it with something UV-resistant, as else it'll go yellow over time due to exposure.
  15. I'll try to get the link up by noon GMT this Sunday. I've been messing around with lights and camera angles, but I think I've pretty much got it figured out now. Watch it fall over 10 minutes in and destroy itself though. xD
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