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  1. Spent half an hour or so supervising one of my boys (aged 7) repairing his Super Hotshot that got broken in the summer. One front upright needed to be replaced as the lower ball joint had pulled out and stripped the thread. Both front driveshafts needed replacing as well. One was understandably lost when the upright broke, but the other just fell out! For his first time "on the spanners" he did well. Only thing left is to reattach the bumper, which also came off in the same run but I had forgotten so hadn't ordered any screws.
  2. Modelsport are always pretty reliable. As is Tony's Tamiya Parts. Never had any issues with MB Models either. Bought a couple of things lately from Racecraft RC and have to say the service has been fantastic. I bought my VQS from there because of a great price. Whilst chatting to Adie about the order I mentioned that my lad was after a kit to build himself but wasn't sure which. Adie made a couple of recommendations and when the VQS turned up he had included a bunch of Tamiya promotional stuff for him to look at.
  3. This arrived today... I wasn't going to get one, and had actually cancelled a pre-order for one as I thought they were priced too high. Then I saw that Racecraft RC were selling them for less than £300. So I succumbed. Added the catalog to the order just because.
  4. I bet they wouldn't ban all dogs from the park if somebody slipped on some dog doings, that hadn't been picked up, and hurt themselves. What if the dog had been ****htened by a bike on the bike track and caused the owner to fall, would they have banned bikes? Surely any dog owner with any sense of responsibility would keep their dog well clear of something like a bike track, would they not? I feel your anger mate. The country is going to the dogs, it really is (pun not intended).
  5. That sort of thing doesn't happen to them if they are nicely tucked away in plastic boxes 😜
  6. They did. There are 2 bodies in the box. The Evo one and the old one.
  7. This turned up today... A Mardave Cobra Evo. Number 3 of the first 50 kits sold.
  8. Placed an order for a new Mardave Cobra Evo kit.
  9. I'd second a Mad Bull, but with a 60-70t crawler motor. The Mad Bull is as tough as nails and the crawler motor will keep speeds sensible. One of my lads started with a Mad Bull when he was 3 - he's now almost 7 and I haven't had to replace or repair a single thing.
  10. Visit to Bovington Tank Museum. Looked up whilst having a coffee and saw this across the hall...
  11. First day of a half term holiday in Weymouth. Popped into one of the best toy shops I've seen for years - Howleys in Weymouth town centre. They had 3 Tamiya kits on display. Comical Hornet and Grasshopper as well as a Super Storm Dragon. All quite high priced compared to other places though. Conicals were at £165, Dragon was £145. Still quite tempted to pick one up though. As I forgot to bring anything to do once the kids are in bed. Mind you, I have no tools with me so wouldn't get very far with building anything!
  12. Ah yeah, I don't think programming would work at all with both escs connected to the programmer at once. You'll probably have to program each ESC individually. In which case, if there is a reverse rotation setting, you can set it for the ESC that needs it.
  13. Depending on the ESC, there might be a programming option to reverse direction of the motor.
  14. Racer is still going in the UK and usually available in WHSmiths. Although production has been suspended for the last few months. It is supposed to resume production next month I believe.
  15. I don't know about the smell but I can remember the squeak of the polystyrene as I unboxed the Hawg I got one Christmas. I only had the Hawg for a couple of days as my parents thought it was faulty because, after charging for 14 hours, the battery would only last 5 minutes. So it got returned to Toys R Us.
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