Grotty Otty

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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Mowed the lawn to finally run one of the buggies at the weekend! The Neo Fighter definitely needs a ragging.. 😁
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Meh... Could be worse!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Epic. Cool as 😎
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    Project RR-03Ra - Converting a TRF201 into a rally car

    Really like how you've approached this, thought it especially brave to saw out that center section! I'd bet that it's stiffer and stronger now however with all that carbon.. looking forward to seeing the finished car 😎
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    Scipunk's builds, mods and upgrades

    Please do, was torn between a Super Astute or Topcat but realised I have enough buggies and have read nothing but great reviews of the XV-01. Waiting for Wonderland Models to get stock in (cheapest I can find in the UK) of the Lancia.
  6. Before you mount the servo saver onto the servo - Connect both the servo and speedo to Channel 1 and 2 respectfully on the receiver. Connect battery to speedo (no need to connect to motor) . Turn on transmitter then turn on speedo. If all wired up correctly then the servo should center, double check all trims are also centered then turn off the speedo followed by the transmitter. Disconnect servo. Job jobbed.
  7. Look for DT-03 manual here. Much easier to look at pics than try to explain! All measurements and screw sizes are indicated. https://www.tamiya.com/english/rc/manuals.htm Should be a simple fix.
  8. Wotcha @friskyjim. Ta for the compliments, they are indeed schumachers front and rear. Not quite the right size for the rims - the front wheels could do with being a touch wider but work brilliantly on cut grass and dirt all the same. U6581 - front mini spike - yellow U6596 - rear full spike - yellow Lipo is a round nVision 3700 but you can fit a square hardcase 5000mah lipo in there quite happily. The extra weight helps to. I use Core, nVision and Peak Powerplant batteries which all fit no problems. You'll have to let us know the outcome of the race!
  9. Just saw this so thought I'd chip in.. Here's my DT-03 with an Etronix Photon 13.0r 2950kv motor / 45A ESC. Its silly quick on a Lipo and I'm sure would decimate a Grasshopper on a Sport Tuned... These are a great chassis and are happy handling a fair amount of power only thing I'd say is to second the Steel pinion (19t) and be prepared for the front to lift off the ground if you give full berries on a grippy surface...!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Hope this helps.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Great find!
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    Yeah Racing 'QUTUS'

    Juls1 is right, it's been done before. On my 20 year old Corally C4 you can adjust the damping by pulling down the shaft to lock it and then twist the end to rotate the internals. I've always thought it was a great idea, I'll definitely get a set of these to tinker with.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Always easier to ask for forgiveness after than permission before!
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    Speedy's FGX EVO 2018 Build Thread

    Excellent build as always. That's an interesting chassis, I like the really scale features of the suspension with all the rockers and push links, will be interesting to hear how well it runs. Have to say the dremal to the cvd pins is inspired, wish I'd thought of that.
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    CR151 tx compatible receiver

    I never knew this, makes sense when you think about it! If you take the plunge pop up your findings here. Would be good to know either way. Fingers crossed.
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    CR151 tx compatible receiver

    Those linked recievers are for their steerwheel transmitters which I think are incompatable with the CR151 stick radio. My LHS explained that the factory and supplier of the family of radio systems that included the Core Code, Tamco and Etronix was shut down and not manufactured at all anymore, hence why they're so hard to get hold of now.
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    The Buggy Damper Thread.

    Excellent thread, very informative and well documented. I've been wondering which were best and why. Has made my mind up to get some DF-03 dampers instead of the Aeration ones for my Dual Ridge.
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    What Chassis to Choose

    Or a TT-02 https://tamico.de/Tamiya-TT-02-Chassis-Bausatz-kugelgelagertOel-Stossdaempfer
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    Rally car - TB01 or TT02 Type S?

    Thought about this myself. The Neo uses the two mounts on the gearbox where the forward upper wishbone mounts go on for the TT-02 so can't be used. You could probably velcro the Neo to the tub as it looks like a close fit. Hadn't realised the TB-01 had a dust cover. That would make a better rally chassis I'm sure.
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    Rally car - TB01 or TT02 Type S?

    Definitely this! Fully covered and protected...
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    Rally car - TB01 or TT02 Type S?

    I have a TT-02R that I set up for off road. It's not the suspension or clearence that's an issue but the way the low tub just fills with debris and dirt. The desperately need dust covers or some such. Gave up in the end and reverted back to on road.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Put a Cat XLS wing on the back of my Dual Ridge as I think the kit one is hideous! Going to have to decant some paint to get into the end plates however. Used the original mount merely extended away from the shock tower by longer screws and washers.
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    Where do I put a shock comparison thread.

    This please, would be a great source of info. Never seen a proper direct comparison 😁
  24. Going to go against the grain and say nope not for me. Whilst they're kinda quirky I just don't get them even though there have been some great restorations on here.