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  1. ThunderDragonCy

    Anyone want anything from Shapeways?

    Not sure that is an option as I read it, but yes, that would be perfect.
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    Comical Hornet WR02CB

    So this surprised even me. I'll admit to not getting the comical grasshopper when it arrived. Seemed a bit pointless and silly. However, recently I have tried a different type of thing than a buggy (a SCT) to see about having something different. I didn't get on with it. Just seemed like a rubbish buggy. I sold the kids monster rising fighter as they weren't really interested, and it wasn't a proper monster truck. Had a lunchbox a couple of years ago and just found it floppy and frustrating. My daughter still mentions it though. So, I wanted a kit and something a little different. I seem to have lightened up a bit recently because I fancied something a bit silly, maybe fairly slow that I could just crash about with, but not completely terrible handling. I was hanging my nose over a Heavy Dump Truck as they look a right laugh, bit they come with friction shocks and a couple of other cheapo compromises I would need to sort. Then the comical hornet hoved into view. Looks great, proper shocks and ball ends for them, lexan shell so likely to be less tippy-over, and a fair bit cheaper to boot. So, hear we are First impressions are that the driver figure and wheels and tyres look amazing, and the decal sheet has window masks which is a relief! I have tried to keep extra spend to a minimum. I have some 50601 shafts to convert the shocks to pistons and red o rings so the cva shocks are as nice as they can be. I also spotted that 53345 TL01 toe in rear uprights are a hop up so I have ordered those but I am not going to wait for them. Its getting a speed passion 13.5 3300KV brushless motor. I am going non box art, but more of that later. First things first, gearbox. It's the pre-assembled transmission which has plastic and bronze bushes in it Pulled it apart and fitted bearings throughout. Put some AW grease in the diff. Through steps 1 and 2 next. Assembled the arms. These are new to me. The plastic is kind of rubbery feeling and slightly flexible. The nerf bars are on the same sprue. Should be brilliant for what they are. Sticking with screw pins and solid upper arms. Keep it simple. Kit comes with ball nuts to mount the shocks slop-free which is a really nice touch. And finished, with nice metal driveshafts and cups, I have added bearings for the uprights. How cool is that wheelie bar? After this I would need to centre the steering servo but I don't have the Rx yet so I parked that and did the wheels. Interssting construction. I thiught the coloured bits where cosmetic, but as you can see they are the wheel hub and 12mm hex location. 20 screws later (and sore forearms!) they are finished. How cool to these look!? That's all for now.
  3. ThunderDragonCy

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Started my Comical Hornet build. Going to start a thread.
  4. ThunderDragonCy

    Anyone want anything from Shapeways?

    Thanks for these are c hubs for a runner so I could do with them being sintered.
  5. ThunderDragonCy

    Anyone want anything from Shapeways?

    I guess it depends on value, but these parts I need are 9 bucks with 7 bucks postage. They would only cost a pound to send large letter in the UK. I guess if we split shipping I would save about a quid. Fair point!
  6. I have a couple of small parts I want to get but they cost barely more than the shipping, so if I order them alone they aren't really sensible. Does anyone want anything from Shapeways that I could order up as well and club together for postage. I'm in the UK so that would make most sense for forwarding on after they arrive. Cheers!
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Do Blitzer and Mad Bull wheels fit? Is the front a long axle bearing mount and 12mm hex rear?
  8. To 3D print first you need a 3D CAD model to work from, so someone would need to measure up the part and model a replica for printing.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Oooooo nice! That spec list looked really good when I saw the release of that. Steel shafts make the rear suspension so much nicer.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Oh, hello!
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    Pairing Tamiya RC car with FlySky FS-I6??

    Have you plugged the throttle/ESC into channel 3? Steering is channel 1 but throttle is channel 3 on the fs i6.
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    Project RR-03Ra - Converting a TRF201 into a rally car

    Let me know what you think. I couldn't see any 2019 dates.
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    @Jonathon Gillham Motor switch is a bit inconvenient but I have to say that from the outside looking in the whole spec motor racing thing is a bit ridiculous with how much you have to spend to tune the motors. I think I would be much happier knowing everyone was using the same motor personally.
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    Old timer trying to get back in, Hi

    Welcome! Although there is a bunch of good I do here, if your novak and futaba gear still works then use it. I got back into the sport a couple of years ago and I still use my acoms 27mhz and some futaba 40mhz AM radios for some of my cars. Novak ESCs are meant to be amazing and you pick up pretty hot brushed motors for really cheap now too, so don't automatically assume you need to junk the gear you have just because it's old. My oldest ACOMS 27mhz radio is over 30 years old and I still use it!
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    FS - Atomik Red sensored brushless 7.5t 550 motor

    Yeah, possibly. My ideal would be a 13.5R V3.0 MMM 3300kv, but something between 3300 and 4000kv would be good. What have you got? Could be interested in a 13.5 V4.0 if you have one?