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  1. Over the last 3 days i've ordered a new HoBao cage truggy and picked up a new Traxxas Jato during a visit to a packed and festive Hobbytown today, which surely played a part in my decision to pull the trigger on a 2nd RC buy. My debit card burst into flames walking out of hobbytown, also. Really I just sold a couple Nitros I was fed up with, at least that's part of my justification process. Broke in the Jato today per the manual's 5 tank process, have not run it freely yet, but already I dig it!
  2. This is great outlook. As long as you are not RC'ing yourself into a financial crisis, as far as addictions go, this is definitely in the "good" tier. Considering it usually makes children happy, RC has built in defense to outside criticism!
  3. I offer up this useful phrase: "What that old thing? I've had that!!" Or if things get dire: "Remember the one you got me for Christmas? Just a new body on that one!"
  4. I definitely like the classic type look of those tires on your Audi. I was looking for bigger TT02 wheels tires a few weeks back mainly to give it some off road capability (flipped wheel uprights too), I found these on amazon that fit just right. About 3" OD on the tires. Probably too low profile for what you are after but they worked well on the TT-02...They are straight black, the gold is me and a paint marker. amazon link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071ZX9JB7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  5. I have a large drawer for spares, its kind of full, so when more spares show up i cram it down a bit further. I have a few other small drawers for specific stuff like pinions, clips, etc
  6. I haven't gotten too much flack. There's one or two neighbors who i know think i'm crazy, but they never say anything. I had one guy from around the block got to talking to me about some other neighbor, and he mentioned "man one of those cars is LOUD dude!!!" - I told him i knew the one and would back off using it around the house. He was pleasant. Sometimes i will take an electric to the dog park. I never run it without asking any owners if they mind though. Also i've been chased off at 2 local parks by rangers "NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES!!!"..ok then, thank you sir/maam, i'll stop.
  7. My TT02B has been pretty darn sturdy. I have a plasma edge that has survived a brushless setup quite well, even though i don't recommend going brushless unless you can really keep it tame. The drivetrain will wear out quickly like that. But running stock i've had no issues with the drivetrain, and otherwise no real issues with the rest of the car having been through a set of tires already. Yeah the lexan rear wing is thrashed but that's expected with some bad crashes and such, no one to blame but me on that! On the road going TT02 chassis, going brushless was a bad idea for me - unless you like chasing down problems with alignment and aforemetioned drivetrain stuff. But again, stock setup running as designed it was great! Just some footage of the TT02B in action (this is brushless)
  8. Been a little while since I've posted any videos, made a new friend lately and got to try out my Losi Super Baja Rey - which is one TOUGH SOB!
  9. What brought you back in? I recently have gotten back into my RC cars again - my catalyst was an impromptu Arrma Senton purchase during a Hobby shop visit - and of course that needed a brushless set up...and some lights...and a ...ahem, excuse me. Then got an amazon giftcard for xmas from in laws so picked out an M-05 Mazda 2 which i loved building and painting - fun car (staying stock with this save some lights)! Edit: another catalyst was me selling a few nitro cars and getting them running well, looking good, etc...reminded how fun it can be.
  10. Well that's pretty freaking awesome - Tamiya strikes again with little things like this that make them who they are.
  11. Here's my "Dead of Winter" Episode - covering all sorts of RCs in this one, from the cheapest toy grade to 1/8 scale nitro (Tamiya included).
  12. I think it's a good question, you've got "budget" RCs like redcat that have stout drivetrains and are quick out of the box, but certainly nowhere near as cool and satisfying as a slower, plastic gear Tamiya you built yourself, decalled, etc. Ive not yet traded or sold any of my Tamiyas yet. As a musician, reminds me of a guitar Ive sweat on so much on stage , I have special bond with it.
  13. Took advantage of the snow with the GF-01 Heavy Dump Truck...
  14. Cool, it does work well for me, but I should note i don't race...some of my solutions I believe an experienced racer would cringe at, but they do work for me at least!
  15. Agree with both points, I hate that runny wheel glue. Shoe Goo both works and can be peeled off without wrecking whatever it's on. I glue tires if I need to...usually to avoid the tire coming off the rim. Pretty much anything over 25mph I end up needing it is say. Nothing worse that a good bash session ruined by a tire that won't stay on the wheel.
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