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  1. With all these options, you’re really spoiling us. But as most of my visitors are high level diplomats from the 1980s, I simply INSIST on the best. Ferrero Rocher 8 piece boxes. Hard to see in this image, but the lid is about half a chocolate from the top, so you can use the bottom half to get a height of around 2 inches. RRp is around 4 quid. But it’s a discount retailers’ favourite so deals abound.
  2. Brick set, a Lego forum, displays a random Lego set everyday. Today, this: https://brickset.com/article/53982/random-set-of-the-day-blue-buggy colours, narrow bumper, curvy screen, coke bottle shape, air intakes next to screen... This is surely an Avante inspired model!
  3. Interesting! But as I'm just bashing, not racing, I think noosing teh rear end is part of the fun :-)
  4. hey @•Axle Alloy hexes seem a sensible upgrade sensible. A gyro you say? Please explain! Motor is 4000Kv. Pretty lively!
  5. Alright! Went out for a quick test run before shimming (but after wheel balancing). Results where indeed pretty freaking fast! 'Like a spear' is pretty accurate :-) The lack of grip from the slick tires means I only turned to over from one over-enthusiastic pinch of the trigger from stationery. It will wheel at the start of a run, but can also be coaxed into a wheelie MID-run, which was not previously possible at all. After 5 minutes of running I had a couple of pretty major issues that I wondered if anyone could help with. Both rear tires where coming off the wheels! I assumed the tires were pre-glued, but guess not! Recommendations for tire glue (I'm completely new to this) One of the rear wheels had a very loose nut. Another few nits and I think it would have been completely off. Perhaps I just didn't't tighten it enough, but what is this telling me about the setup up? Will the shims hep? Or do I need to do more to secure the wheels? Anyway, this is crazy fun and thrilling unpredictable from a standing start. You might get a log wheelie. You might just spin in a circle. If you've ever played a driving sim (Forza Horizon 4 = great fun!) and attempted to floor it in an overpowered car and watched it just start to spin in circles, you get the idea! It will nearly turn corners unless you tap the brakes to bring the rear end around, but that's something i quite enjoy any way :-) All in all, I'm satisfied, and I think with a bit of fine tuning I have a fun wagon on my hands! Next step, perhaps some grippier tires to allow use on grass and loose gravel trails. huge thanks to everyone who has helped me get this far, esp @•Axle
  6. OK! I have the Ez Run combo fitted, along with 24t pinion and the Yeah racing 34t spur. Have also done well balancing but my shimming is on hold (shim external diameter too great, causing binding). Will hold off on a run until shims are sorted. Want everything to be perfect.
  7. I’ve had good result recently just using Tamiya acrylics for small areas like roll bars. They don’t really get a lot of movement, so little risk of cracking, and the paint adheres very well.
  8. This makes sense! So it's not really taking any load at all, just a simple dust shield. Suddenly I see this as elegant, rather than cheap …
  9. Dumb question: Comical WR02s come with a piece of cardboard sandwiched between the motor and the chassis, which the manual describes as the 'motor plate'. It feels so cheap, and does it really do anything? Can I discard it? Is there bette replacement other than the £35 Tamiya WR02 Motor Guard? Feels crazy to spend so much on a tasty new motor and connect it to the chassis via a piece of paper …
  10. He he! Let's bring the ruckus! NB, my wheels are pre-glued (but need balancing)
  11. Well OK then … Off I go, at my own risk :-) Really grateful for you checking in with your friend! When i have it running I'll post up a vid.
  12. That looks like loads of fun – and nicely handled on those drifts!
  13. OK, I hear the warning on combining the upgraded spur AND a 4000kv BL Combo. My use case is a simple one: Hooning it round on flat open spaces. Enjoying going really fast and getting some powerslides and drifts going without tipping over (pic shows how low and wide I've got it) No competition, though perhaps sharing the space with my other buggies in the hands of others. To that end, I'm super tempted to combine both options and consider it a community service to report back on! What do you think? Crazy good, or just crazy? And you mention a friend running 5000kv … given that my gap is quite limited in this setup … could I give that a whirl :-) I figure I've come this far, I might as well go nuts … Any other strengthening required if I go there? Won't hold you responsible for breakages, @•Axle :-)
  14. Love this. Makes me nervous that I might need to add a Comical Avante to my fleet, though
  15. Thanks again everyone! OK, for any easy life (and cos you guys seem to know stuff!) I am inclined to just combine advice from @ThunderDragonCy and @•Axle , so then I need: YR 34T spur: https://www.the-border.com/YEAH-RACING-Spur-Gear-For-Tamiya-Wild-Willy-WR02-34T-Motor-Gear-1pc-TAWR-009.html Tamiya 24t Pinion (running in the 20t position): https://www.modelsport.co.uk/tamiya-24t-25t-pinion-gear-set/rc-car-products/1419 4000Kv Easy Run Brushless Combo: https://www.modelsport.co.uk/hobbywing-ezrun-combo-max10-3652sl-4000kv-brushless-motor/rc-car-products/420923 The description on the Easyrun says: "Battery Connector Type: No Connector" and there is no picture of the power input. If I plan to use my existing stock of standard Tamiya-compatible NIMH batteries, what do I need to connect this up? I guess I should keep LiPo open asn a option later to keep @Howards happy :-) So do I solder/attached a new Deans connector, then get an adpater for Tamiya? Does this plan sound like it might fly?
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