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  1. What a nice 1st attempt. They are known for their plastic model tanks and such...but this little guy looks like a lot of fun. https://www.amazon.com/Panda-hobby-Crawler-Off-Road-Vehicle/dp/B07QZCXLHV
  2. Had to jump on this little guy....the scale detail is really nice and perfect for messing about the house and even out in the garden. https://www.amazon.com/Panda-hobby-Crawler-Off-Road-Vehicle/dp/B07QZCXLHV
  3. Decent...but I found the handle design outdated and not comfortable for a full kit build. Plus the shafts are bit too short for some jobs and hard to gauge how much torque your placing on the fastener as you steel they use has almost no give. A lot sheepish purchases are made these days....crossovers also have a good reputation, but most people don;t need them and for a daily driver most are incredibly boring to drive.
  4. Nothing seems to beat the feel of Hudy sping steel and there taper design. All other tools are hard to gauge tightness. Profi-Tool line with the plastic handles and changeable tips are just about perfect. I lightly scuffed the ones I use for shock building as silicone on plastic handles don't mix well. Too many of the hand tools are too short and too heavy as they try and make them look cool and forget about day to day use. I'd be hard pressed to find any superior https://www.hudy.net/xhudy/news/newsdesc.php?news_id=185&kategoria=185&Hudy_Session=42b88b15ffb1c9f6be5a277efb9ce3fc
  5. Anyone catch this new release? Reminds me a lot of this kit!! Always loved this paint scheme. http://www.rc-mst.com/product_car_info.php?class_sn=25&class_sn2=114&sn=3401
  6. See if I have this right.... Dull matt finish on decals for ABS if spraying clear over them so it can adhere better? And for lexan you seal the edges of the decals with silicone? or the whole decal?
  7. Very nice. Do you spray clear over the decals?
  8. http://www.corrosionx.com/electronics.html I soak all my onboard electronics in this and also use dielectric grease on the seams of the servo and receiver case. Not one issue and I submarine my crawlers
  9. To clean a chassis I use Shout with a little bit of Simple Green and spray on with a handheld garden sprayer. Nothing has worked better for removing grim from my RCs and ATVs/Dirtbike. For a quick shine on plastic/lexan nothing works better than Plexus....although the price hurts, but you don;t have to use much. I've had the same can for about 4 years now and use it on ATV/Dirt BIke plastics, lawn mower hood, Snowmobile hood and a bunch of RC shells and still have about a 1/4 left. Also works great on instrument panel plastics in the car and head-unit displays. https://www.amazon.com/Plexus-Plastic-Cleaner-Protectant-13-Ounce/dp/B00092CKN4
  10. magnumb

    Must have Kyosho?

    I guess it's better than having a cracked case and if it works it works:) Tolerances are tight on the axles halfs from GCM and the material has surprised me for sure...I've taken apart the axles several times now and what really surprised me was how tight i could crank of fasteners. Sure the material doesn't look as pretty as my axles from RCWD, Axial or HPI, but it's held up just as well and the tolerances are more than adequate and better than some of the cast alum pieces i've delt with
  11. magnumb

    Must have Kyosho?

    Been using Nylon printed parts for a lot of my crawlers and have to say a lot of the parts are more than adequate and very little sanding to get a smooth surface. I've seen someone on YT using that case for CCVT and it was working just fine, for how long who knows. I have a kit from this company below and all their kits use 3d printed axles and hub carrier along with other 3d printed parts. Very solid and i haven't run into any issues. I think as long as your not using 3d printed parts for a dedicated basher you'll be just fine. http://gcmracing.ca/viewcategory.php?groupid=59 This guy built some 3d printed suspension parts for several of his runners and put then on a race track and no real issues.
  12. I always fill light buckets with hot glue. Disperses the light better and looks more realistic to me. I also prefer yellowish lights.
  13. magnumb

    Must have Kyosho?

    Like the chassis layout a bit better than the CC-01 and front suspension seems to have a lot of throw. I think the heft of the 1/9 might also give it more realistic charactor. I was reading about the CCVT and I think the reason they didn't want you to mess with it is the case of made of brittle plastic and could crack if you removed the screws. You can however buy a case off shapeways if that happens. https://www.shapeways.com/product/BMQNBXXX3/top-half-of-kyosho-nitro-1-9-scale-ccvt-gearbox-rv
  14. Interesting I did find a Double Cardan drive shaft for a Tamiya TRF201 Buggy!. https://www.amazon.com/No-183-Buggy-double-cardan-drive/dp/B00M6QWP0E
  15. I've noticed some of my kits do not have optimal drive line angles as displayed below. Does this not play a big factor in smaller scale?? https://www.google.com/search?q=driveline+angles&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS803US803&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifiKXemt3jAhUHOK0KHcmUCDMQ_AUIESgB&biw=1920&bih=920#imgrc=Arf89tWVKgcA0M:
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