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Carmine A

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  1. You ARE a Nut!! And I mean that in the most flattering way. I never would have guessed that. I guess I'm a Different kind of nut!!
  2. That was smooth, @Re-Bugged!! 👏👏👏👏
  3. Matthias is right, QUALITY High Speed Gears would be great! I'm reaching 63kph on 3S with a 17 Turn Motor, so I'm not sure how much faster I WANT to be going though with a mini!! 😲😜
  4. Judging just by your username... I'd tend to listen!! 😉
  5. 1.9s?? Not the 1.5" M Chassis Wheels? I've got a unique problem with my M05.... I installed them too soon after gluing the Tires on - and was sloppy about it.... I GLUED them to the Hubs, and CAN'T remove them!!! 😖😲😠😠😠😠 I'm going to try soaking the Hubs in Acetone - as soon as I can afford some.
  6. If you're not entirely Brand loyal, Team Associated has a few nice F-1 cars... But I agree, Tamiya has been scarce with theirs.
  7. @Lee76 I can see your point in blind hole applications. I've used the HeliCoils in through holes, secured with Epoxy, with no issues so far. I've also only used good quality Hex Screws. I can see how the HeliCoils can damage soft, inferior Screws. .... Used in only a few select locations, the Brass Inserts, don't really add significant weight (and Tamiya Cars tend to be too light anyway - for non-Pro applications). For durability, they are the best option. 😉 Thanks for pointing that out. Others can benefit from that info. I'll have to check out Keenserts. Never used them before.
  8. Agreed!! Obvious binding and stuck joints. The Servo seems to work fine disconnected.... This is why it's suffering. First try loosening everything, too loose, and see what happens. Also, your Servo seems pretty weak. I would look into a more powerful one. There are now quite inexpensive 13-20kg Servos available, that could overcome any binding - if there's any left...
  9. If you wanted to get rid of some of that Tubing........ 😉 Hey, that really looks GREAT! Far better than any Painted on Roll Cage. This is such an intriguing Build!! I'm honestly looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
  10. Amendment to my earlier post... I've found a even BETTER fix for Stripped Threads in Plastic RCs! 3mm x 0.5 HeliCoils!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/143464887201 $6.95 for 10, so it isn't as cost effective, but requires a much smaller hole. It can be used in far more applications! 😊
  11. It absolutely is, because the Plastic is stronger than any 3D Printed media so far... But that's subject to change. 😉
  12. SOUNDS like Middle Mudlet is a bit discriminating, which in of itself isn't a bad thing - except when Dad is the one having to follow her orders sometimes, I would guess!! Kamtec ships to the Western U.S.!!! And not at a dear price either. https://www.kamtec.co.uk/Volkswagen-Beetle-Body-Shell-110-Lexan There's THIS, which although not a Baja Body per se, could be trimmed (which is how we make the Real ones here anyway). This is exciting to me, because all the Tamiya offerings, although more detailed, are FAR more expensive and have blooody pre-Drilled Body Holes!!! 😖😠 Which I can't stand because I prefer Magnet/Velcro Mounting.
  13. Thanks Mate! I do keep a couple of sets for the Temps, which vary wildly here. 😲 Several times in Summer, we reached the low FIFTIES!! 🔥🔥🔥 But our Summer is like everyone else's Winter. We DON'T go outside. However, our Winter, when we do go outside, get quite chilly (15 to 15 BELOW C!), so soft Compound Tyres become more beneficial. You're right though. In late "Spring", I've destroyed a set of Soft Compound Tyres, and actually need Harder than I have for that time of year. 😉
  14. @DeadMeat666 are those the Yeah Racing Tires? They're about HALF the price of the Tamiya ones, but I'm curious as to how they hold up.
  15. @rich_f that's BRILLIANT!! For the U.S. Guys: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143464887201
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