Grotty Otty

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    What's next?

    I don't know that radio I'm afraid but Absima have a good reputation. I originally had a Core Code stick Radio which had a multiple model ability but these got discontinued sadly. I now use a Spektrum Dx5c which is steerwheel and hugely programmable but the recievers aren't the cheapest, but I still think its excellent value for money. There's a few on here that use flysky (which are even cheaper) to good effect who may be able to chip in. Re read you post and now understand you already have the Hornet! If you've friends or kids etc it'd be good to keep the Hornet with the basic Absima (Hornet isn't particularly complicated after all) and then the following bunch with whatever you choose next. Two people can then run the cars at once...
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    What's next?

    Welcome to the slippery slope of n+1 where n is the current number of models you have and the +1 the ones you need or want! I started exactly the same way, had a Hornet then an Optima Mid in my early teens then returned to this after many years with a DT-03 to see how much its changed... I have a fair few now including a re release Hornet which I'll never get rid of.. My suggestion is to scratch the Manta Ray itch as it'll be far more capable and a build you'd not have done. Then get a Hornet later as you'll be hooked! Be sure as to get a radio set that'll bind to multiple models as buying just a reciever will work out way cheaper. There's an amazing wealth of knowledge on here so ask away!
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    DF02 damper

    What @ThunderDragonCy said 😁
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    DF02 damper

    The length can be shortened using the little plastic spacers internally on the shock shaft (normally on the v parts tree) before you pop it through the shock body. Failing that a couple of o rings will work as well.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    A new Shorty lipo to replace the scarily bulged one that is now residing in the BBQ with the lid down! I'll get it in a Lipo sack and get to a recycling centre this week...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Do it, its a great build, there's multiple motor positions in the box, needs no upgrades and is the usual Schumacher quality. I'm looking forward to comparing it to my rear motored DT-03 to see how the mid motor handles.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Finished the Couger KC. Usual brilliant Schumacher quality, shame I can't say the same for my paint handy work! A few bleeds, but it'll make no difference once it's covered in mud and debris, oh well. Had to order a new Shorty as mine is currently sat in the BBQ with the lid down after I noticed it was swollen and bulging when I took it out of its lipo bag!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    All stock with a basic Radient Reaktor brushless set up. After much deliberation on whether to get a Top Cat (or an Astute or XV-01) I was intrigued by the multiple motor positions and their effect on handling. Should be somewhat different to my DT-03! The Modelsport.co.uk sale price was to good to miss plus you're right we you say they go together beautifully, except the Cat XLS... That's a whole different rewarding challenge!
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    When a car sneaks up on your affections

    My Re re Hornet. Its what got me into this hobby all those years ago and I wish I'd never got rid of my original. Compared to all my other buggies it's utterly hilarious at just how bad it handles, bounces, skips, turns, rolls and stops. Its brilliant and definitely the most fun one to run. I'll never get rid of it.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Cougar arrived in under 24 hours from Modelsport.co.uk. Had been weighing up a Top Cat just for the inboard shocks but these are now only £20 more expensive.. Interested to see how the motor positions effect the handling plus being the genius I am I'll be using it on grass and dirt and not what it was designed for. 😏
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    RWD Touring Car Design Concept - Would appreciate thoughts

    Think this is a really interesting concept but it's definitely going to be the stopping that's going to be the hard part. My M-06 just wants to swap ends if not set up just so on the brakes. I'm sure someone here had a 4wd chassis with a one way bearing flipped in the front so that it was rwd when running forward but as soon as the brakes were applied the car became 4wd. I may be completely wrong of course! Not sure how that would translate into a rwd chassis though.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    After many months of much deliberation of trying to decide between an Super Astute, Top Cat or Lancia XV-01 I ordered the Couger KC that's now on sale.... Obviously..
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    EXCLUSIVE Tamiya T4-K9 Dancing Dog

    EPIC. That's brilliant.
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    TT02 vs TT01e for average use

    Can't comment on the TT-01 but I rag a TT-02R around set up at Rally height on asphalt and short grass. The Rally block tyres give you a bit of extra height and clearance which helps with smaller stones and things and have only broken one rear wishbone from hitting a wall at 45 degrees... Spares are pretty cheap and plentiful plus you tend to get the same multiple parts on the same spru. Only issue I've had is that it fills with debris running off road but a quick shake upside down and all is good. Stick to the regular silver can motor and Nimh batteries and you'll not over stress the transmission either.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Is that not the piece which secures the drive shaft at the front of the chassis behind the gearbox? 🤔
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    Tamiya Honda Gyro (Dancing Rider)

    That's really cool, what chassis is that? Does it make much of a difference when running? Like the forks too 😎
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    TamiyaClub discounts?

    Totally agree 👍
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Front and rear Schumacher Green Mini Spike tyres for the TT-02B, a Talon wing and Absima wing washers for the DT-03 as I'd ruined the original at the weekend... Surprising how far a buggy will pirouette after grip rolling at speed!
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    And my Super Hotshot is finaly done

    Noice! That's cool as.. 😎
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Any chance of a few pics in the "other makes" section. Become bit of a Schumacher fan after building the XLS and K2. Would be interested in seeing how they developed.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Top job, looks brilliant! Should put some eyes "Cars" style in the windscreen with that hat..
  22. My Dancing Rider! I'd be whipping through traffic like a fighter pilot making speeder bike noises.. 😉
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Nothing exciting, multiple various m3 stainless cap bolts, a servo saver for the M-06 and alloy eccentrics for the Cat XLS. Do keep looking at an XV-01 though after the build threads on here!
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    Questions about the TT02B

    Welcome to the forum! Running a sport tuned on a 7.2v nimh won't stress the drive train as long as the surface your running on allows for a little slip. The tble-02 isn't that punchy with a brushless and is pretty soft with a brushed. Personally I'd run it as is and replace what breaks when it does. Mine has the metal diffs and ring gears plus the alloy drive shaft as it runs on a Hobbywing brushless with a 13.5 motor. Plenty quick enough but my TT-02R which I run off road has plastic diffs and has been absolutely fine. Definitely fully ballrace it though!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Nothing Tamiya but 100 nitrile O-Rings from Simply Bearings for the Cat's crashback system. The Schumacher ones do seem to perish really quickly (as the car is kept out in the garage) so hopefully these will last longer. Exactly the same diameter but a little thinner and easier to put on. Three of them feel the same tension as the originals but there is room for four if need be. Way cheaper to, £11.39 for the 100 delivered verses £1.95 for 3 of the Schumacher originals. 2mm section 27.5 Bore Nitrile 70 rubber O-Rings - Pack Size - Pack of 100