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  1. Very nice, looking forward to see the chassis after another sunbath. I have one that is much worse than yours so hopefully I can improve it a bit.
  2. Somehow, I felt it was time for something on the thundershot chassis. Cool, I'll be able to offer my vintage one a new body!
  3. that depends on how many Teeth your motor pinion has. Count them and find the right setup with the small metal plates
  4. I thought long and hard about that. I don't like using glue to repair something. My solution was to cut small aluminum plates of 0.7mm thickness and sandwich the existing damaged mounts. They are held in place by two 2mm screws. Clean and strong.
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    Rowdy Baja question

    Graupner distributed Kyosho products in Germany. I don't think it was a full "rebranding", like Cox did in the US. My original Scopion has both the Kyosho and Graupner logos on its Box.
  6. you could use the frp towers that come with the hi--caps. Slightly lower than the original plastic mount but it could work. That's what I plan to use to repair my vanquish, whish has the same problem as yours.
  7. I think it will work. From what I remember, Astute and King cab dogbones are the same length. Original King Cab dogbones are howerer slightly thicker in the center section.
  8. Today I had a vision, I saw a Bear Hawk for 2020
  9. You won't get the right red color with only 1 coat. I recently painted a clodbuster body. I gave it easily 3 or 4 coats of red over white primer and a few coats of clear varnish on top. When painting an ABS hard body, preparation and patience are key. Take your time, let the paint cure, lightly sand any imperfection before doing another coat. It should take days or even weeks to properly do it.
  10. If you want to correctly test your rear gearbox, remove the motor and center prop shaft. Turn the propeller joint by hand. Everything should turn smoothly, without any hard spot. In my experience, with the avante gearbox, problems often comes from the 2 bevel gears that are too close to each other, either because the center ball diff has not been tightened properly or has not been correctly assembled. Once, I spent hours figuring out what was wrong and it turned out that the 5 spring washers inside the center diff were not the right ones (0.4mm instead of 0.3mm thickness). A few 1/10s of mm and bevel gears won't mesh correctly.
  11. Try to fully tighten the diff if that's not already the case. Unless i'ts properly tightened, conical gears won't mesh properly.
  12. My guess is that we'll see something on the Thundershot chassis
  13. Thanks for sharing. I really admire your masking skills. I hand painted all the window trim and details on mine, which looks quite good. But your work is clearly another level!
  14. They are not meant to be opened. They are quite collectible and performance wise, not that different from a silver can. So even if com and brushes are very worn, it would make a nice display motor.
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