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About Ray_ve

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  • Birthday September 14

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    Friesland, the Netherlands
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    Marui, Tamiya, electronics, robotics.

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  1. I bought all the car's I geva 2nd hand, so prices are low. The used Chinese HSP 4x4 truck chassis seemed a good deal at 40 something euro's, but when it came in I knew I spend too much on that... That was a bummer at the time. However, with the standard improvements and upgrades, it has become my favourite runner due to its durability so that ended well...
  2. My weapon of choice for smoke smell is warm water with ammonia. But given all the little areas you have to reach in a chassis it will be a challenge.
  3. On my bullhead chassis, the standard silvercans run fine on 3S. But the gear ratio is offcourse in their favour. I also once smoked a 17t 540 on an 8.4v stickpack, so gear ratio vs tire diameter and car weight is the deciding factor, I do not know how to determine that.
  4. My only fail over the past months is not taking any time for RC due to work and house DIY . Hopefully this weekend, as my street is being re-done and full of sand, and basher-Bear only requires a full lipo.
  5. Had some time to give this lunchbox wheeled grasshopper a quick clean, and rebuild with bearings and modern electronics. Took it for a test-drive but my 6 year old daughter quickly claimed the transmitter to drive 'her car'.
  6. Been looking for a certain pinion everywhere in the closets and boxes for days.... Only to now realise that it's mounted in the gearbox of Frankenstein-Big Bear. Doooh!
  7. The Clod body sits very high indeed, I changed it to a more reasonable height. Here is a picture of my chassis with lower mounts. I linked it better this way. Front 25mm high, rear 5mm high (chassis to body, excluding the stud parts that goes through the body). Edit: I believe the body sits high because of the battery that sits sideways in the chassis. In my configuration, the battery does not fit anymore (or is harder to swap because you need to remove the body first) so I made a new battery place inside the chassis, lengthwise, suitable for 3S lipo.
  8. Saw that one too and it is nice, but that mount plus shipping is about 20 euro's, to get a car running that I paid 50 euro's for... So was hoping to find a more 'balanced' (cheaper) item.
  9. I'm looking for the motor mount that is on the lunchbox gearbox, to mount a 540 motor with the small brass pinion. Preferably not in the price range of the adjustable ones on eBay, something cheaper. Or an STL file for 3D printing is ok too. I'm located in the Netherlands.
  10. Two complete brand new in bag old stock Marui Big Bear gearsets.
  11. Being a Marui nuthead, I do agree that the Ninja is a very good looking buggy. It has smoother and better flowing lines compared to the Shogun. I believe Marui made models back then that were great in design. The Ninja chassis is basically similar to a DF-01 chassis. Or the coolness factor of the chain-drive Samurai, that was almost sience-fiction for 12 year old me. When I put my Ninja together after its cleanup and upgrades, I did have a hard time deciding if that spoiler should go on or not. It does look very sleek and stealthy without the spoiler, and stealth is Ninja. But keeping the looks box-art, the spoiler did go on eventually. Maybe I'll do a runner without the spoiler at some point. So many plans, so little time..... Still need to finish my Samurai and start on my Shogun as we are on the topic of cool buggies. And maybe then continue on two Big Bears that also sit here collecting dust.. Man this midlife crisis is starting to kick in.
  12. Wanted to do some clean-up so I thought about selling a lunchbox-wheeled Grasshopper II that has been sitting here as a project for a rainy day. Took foto's to sell it on a local website. Ended up ordering bearings and a ESC/motor instead...
  13. Stripped the recently aquired Marui Galaxy RS down, to see what's what. Gears are about 2/3rd way gone. The grease is so old and sticky, it now resembles chewing gum.... Some little plastic bits of one shocktower are broken off but complete. It uses 5x11x4mm bearings in the gearbox, but our chinese friends can supply those. Tires need a cleanup and re-fit, but are in reasonable shape for their age. So overall... little repair, replace, bearings and electronics and we have a shelf-queen.
  14. Ah yes, here in the Netherlands we have the option to transfer packages to a pickup point instead of home. That saved me many times.
  15. If budget is an issue... I user a cheap 2.4ghz TG3 pistolgrip set from aliexpress. The set is about 20 euro's, extra receivers 4.50 euro's. So alle my running models are ready to go, just pop in a battery.
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