nellyle

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  1. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Took advantage of the fine weather and quiet house to give 4/7th of the fleet a scrub and lube up
  2. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Body posts cut down, just need to fill out the wheel arches with longer axles and hex's, sand the wheel arches and its done.....atleast until the massive power hike starts.
  3. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Pretty much finished my (what was planned to be) budget TT01E build. 50 ish euro's delivered from tamico, no box but who needs that. Added most of the Tamiya hop ups so the budget part has gone out of the window!
  4. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Cleaned up and refitted the black and fluro combo to my Cat.
  5. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Cleaned up 3 of my buggies that got a thrashing in the garden yesterday. The Cougar on 3S and 5400KV is faaaaar too fast and uncontrollable, but ultimately fun! The Manta Ray Top Force build is a solid performer, not the quickest, but easy to drive. Had my nephew over with his re re manta ray and my son with his re re monster beetle. First time all 3 of us have run together.
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    My Top Force is ready

    Looks good, I've just built something similar based on an Ebay Manta Ray. I can't help but notice that there seems to be quite a bend in the top plate of the chassis, is the fan of the ESC causing this? Could you relocate the fan so it sits on the top plate instead of the ESC? Also (and you can tell me to keep my nose out if you like!) but I'd recommend replacing the screws where the lower control arms attach to the gear box's and hubs with the Top Force pins and E clips.
  7. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    "Finished" my Top Force / Schumacher thingymajig today (fitted the hex mount for the front body pin) The body is temporary, it's on there to run in the garden until I've got the time to do something pretty. Also need to fit new screws im places where they're too long.
  8. nellyle

    Tamiya 47381 - Super Astute (2018)

    It's (Super Astute) supposed to be released mid December, so hopefully not!
  9. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Fitted my 'garden spec' body to the top force, manta ray, schumacher parts whore. Black schumacher wing drying overnight. I'm hoping to vac form a couple of undetrays on friday so I can have a garden run on Saturday. Very happy with the build, will probably do a box art body in the coming weeks. I originally planned on a FibreLyte chassis, but I'm to save that for my 2018 Super Astute
  10. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    My Tamiya / Schumacher cobbled together build moved under its own power earlier. A spray job, chassis set up and wiring tidy up is all that's really left Build so far..... Based on a vintage Manta Ray from eBay All plastic gears Schumacher small bore shocks Ball diff in the rear Steel pinion on a BZ motor Top Force FRP chassis and suspension supports Steel drive shaft and aluminium motor mount Schumacher captive ball joints used where possible DF02 universal joints Sexy fluorescent Scumacher 2.2 inch wheels with mini pin tyres Low profile Savox black edition servo 1060 ESC (never had one before, seems good for the price) Top force body on the way as well as a set of MCI decals with a twist
  11. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Chassis mostly done on my tamiya / schumacher mongrel
  12. nellyle

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Today I fitted the front and rear gear box to my manta ray chassis. I started this build so my original to me manta ray doesn't get destroyed by me or my Son! The build so far consists of.... Plastic gears DF02 universals Ball diff in the rear Steel prop shaft Top force suspension towers Schumacher small bore shocks Top Force Evo turnbuckle set The pic shows the standard manta ray tub chassis, I have a Top Force set up on the way but intend fitting a FibreLyte chassis eventually. Not sure on the electronics yet, don't want to go wild as I have other cars for that. PS... the shocks will need proper spacers, I have reversed Top Force ones fitted at the monet! PPS...I have a new racecraft body coming, not sure how to paint it....fluro??
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    ...I've seen that on pistonheads....
  14. nellyle

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Got home just now to find universal shafts, Schumacher small bore shocks, a new chassis and a Top Force Evo turnbuckle set ready for my Manta Ray Mongrel build. Going to be a fun afternoon!