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    Trikes, Caravans, RC Buggies

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  1. when the car has no input it may do random things, you need to ALWAYS turn the car off first (switch OR better yet unplug battery - then turn of the controller. The older radio gear is not great and a modern 2.4 set will be 30-40
  2. so basically I am after E parts tree - this should be same as for Manta Ray, Terra Conquer and a single D1 which should be common to a load of buggies. Anyone have a rumage in parts bins in Uk who can help me please?
  3. ok so will have to play with what i have to see if i can get the angle correct. Its WAY to flat now.
  4. wonder whos that is......lol, put it in the display case last night and have to say first time I have been unhappy with MCI. On the whole ( I have at least 10 buggies with MCI decals Boomerang Bigwig to change from a re-re to vintage Hotshot re-re to vintage Superhot shot to change to SuperShot Super Sabre All 4 of the Thundershot family (thundershot, Thunder Dragon, Terra Scorcher &Fire Dragon) Saint Dragon & Astute. Vanquish and this Dirt Thrasher. Also some specific helmet decals he did for me. On the whole he lets people like me who are not purists look at a tidier version of our old beat up buggies without trying to find vintage originals. Keep up the great work Nathaniel. An oddity I have come across is that both him and the TBG crew family seem to just disappear for weeks at a time.
  5. 1st up BIN the tranny and get a modern one (under £40 for a decent one have a look at Absima - may be worth changing to a wheel if you can manage it its worth it) and a modern speed controller. No interreference, more range more precision, more power and fully controllable. I may have the front suspension part you need drop me a PM (to remind me as kids in bed so cant go up and look now) and will have a look in my parts bin/store. These( Super Sabre) are now rare and not been re-released YOU may want to consider buying a used re-re boomerang etc and restore yours as the older plastic is not up to what we tend to do today (esp if you give it to the kids as they will find a tree or kerb to re design the buggy) This is exactly what happened to my Midnight Pumpkin and Thundershot, both are now on shelves along with about 18 others that have joined them..........welcome to the slippery slope. I have since done several builds with my sons now and we have a fleet of bashers.
  6. So an update ( I have been insanely busy with work and building a stable well 3 actually and a hay loft in an existing building- hay loft finished at last but I am a stable and a half done - but thats a whole diff build thread!!!!) Astute Calling that done, this is a NEVER used buggy that was missing the shell so its had a TBG body added with MCI decals. The wheels and tires were still in the packet!! Saint Dragon DONE - found a set of barely used tires (it was another Madcap that i converted after finding the red pogo's on evilbayand a 3d printed rear body mount from a member on here) Vanquish still need to add the now painted TBG body Boomerang unchanged from above Busted Manta Ray front gearbox and suspension tower rebuild and new body added and its now on display but needs the following if anyone uk based can help: rear bumper - 1 Nr front spring bottom carrier for a shock, Battery retainer for Motor side and correct wing mount for a Dirt Thrasher? Lastly I got about 12 of the mini boxes to display with the bugies BUT they are time consuming and eye straining (least thats my excuse for only having done one of them. They do look sooooooooo goood though. Here is my Madcap with its mini Box. If anyone is interested they are from a guy in the UK and his selection has increased massivly. They are supposed to be mini versions of the full size so I believe they differ in size like the real ones - not checked as I have only made one up as yet. i
  7. now after doing the B parts I have noticed a few other things not quite right So I am in need off the following used in reasonable condition is fine. UK based. rear bumper as my buggy does not have one and with 3 crew holes I assume there should be one? E5 A front shock bottom spring retainer (the black bit that seats the bottom of the spring) D1 Correct wing mount for a Dirt Thrasher as the Manta one leaves it looking WRONG, way to flat with no tilt. E3 Battery retainer for motor side of the buggy. E11
  8. I used to use a WT-01 but now its a Traxxas Stampede....wow
  9. Super Sabre Hotshot 2 Thunder Dragon Madcap Astute
  10. Yes, it let me restore both my Midnight Pumpkin for the boys and my Thunder Shot for myself and as you all know its a slippery slop..........23 buggies later!!
  11. We (me and 2 lads) have 3 2wd Stampedes. all picked up 2nd hand they are great reliable go pretty much anywhere bashers. Great fun on a BMX track.
  12. Started with Tayio Jet Hopper then a 2nd hand Boomerang, a NIB thundershot and then a Pumpkin. Then got a Traxxas T Maxx a few years later as was FED up with short battery life.... NITRO was a total pain and barely ran at all BUT that truck was awsome. Raced Mini Z about 10 years later for a few years. Fast Forward another 10 years and the boys started asking about my old buggies and mini Z and could they use them and when I looked realised I could still get parts for the Tamiya's due to the Re-re and I was off again. I now have over 20 vintage or re-re Tamiya with a family fleet of Bashers made up of mostly Traxxas monster trucks.
  13. Without which you would not have found this though?
  14. you want a fast charger that lets you do two packs at once. That is programmable and charges all the main types of batteries so its future proofed for LiPo and LiFi. Modern NiMh packs want to be fast charged in 1Hr, with a twin/dual charger you can do 2 packs at once. I have 2 kids as well so we charge up about 6-8 packs in a morning or evening then go bashing.
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