Ray_ve

Members
  • Content Count

    181
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Ray_ve

  1. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ordered the materials I need for the mugen Seiki. Now to clean the parts, they have old Nitro fuel resedu on them. Hopefully the ultrasonic cleaner can get it clean with soap, otherwise I need to find some kind of solvent..
  2. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Stripped my old Mugen Seiki Prime 12 nitro chassis down. I think its easily 20 years old, and has a lot of miles on it. But the parts still look great! The plan is to clean up everything, get new bearings and some shims to set the differentials dead center in the housings as there is some play on them to the incoming shaft/gear. And then start the brushless conversion. A 3900KV coupled with a 3S should be sweet! And I also have a NOS body for it, painted with Calvin and Hobbs, it only needs the final coat and decals.
  3. Ray_ve

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    One truck has a silvercan or something equivalent but not the original black 480, the other no motor and missing the plastic end-cap that should be on the motor. However, I still have those parts so no problem. The set was cheap enough and these cars are rarely complete at this age. And a silvercan motor is cheap and fine for these cars. Gears are missing, no suprise there. But I have not opened the gearboxes yet, maybe there is a suprise somewhere.....
  4. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Drove the Dual Hunter! With dual silver can, it is not the fastest thing around, but still a nice recreational drive with good traction on dirt and grass. And a somewhat different drive from usual with its dual motor setup. The front wheels can spin high rpm loose with the rear having 100% traction. Until my kid slammed it into the garden furnature and a front shock broke.... So... back to the parts bin to find a replacement shock eye. To be continued! I'm sure I have something left over somewhere.... Overall, much happier with this car now then when I got it. The new servo mount and metal steering horn can take the abuse and the new motors run well. Anybody know if 3S lipo's are available as a stickpack-shape??
  5. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Modeled and 3D printed a new servo mount for the Dual Hunter, this mount attaches to the chassis with 4 self-tappers into the 4 original servo mounting points, and sits snug between the two halves of the chassis. Feels much stronger and tighter compared to the original! The chassis is now completely build with new silver cans replacing the damaged motors. Ty-rap the wiring down, charge the new stickpack lipo, and I can test-drive this weekend.
  6. Ray_ve

    Is this real? GF01 Monster Beetle...

    This is an interesting one! Love it!
  7. Ray_ve

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The 2S 'stickpack' Lipo! So hopefully the bearings for the M-05 will arrive soon, and I can start assembly...
  8. Ray_ve

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    I already have a stripped-cleaned-build with ESC and ballbearings chassis ready and waiting from another Bear that I bought as a bare chassis. It is waiting for me to finish the body, and clean/assemble a wheel set. But this tire set and bodies are in better shape! Take apart, spray the rims silver, and good to go! And I also have a box full of Bear spares. Wheels and tires in various states, a gear set, and hopefully a bumper. So by combining everything, 2 original bears is now an option, maybe 3....?
  9. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Been to a zoo all Day, wife and kid are tired and early to bed. So if anybody needs me, I'm best the ultrasonic cleaner with the M-05 chassis parts.
  10. Ray_ve

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    The twins arrived! Left bear has a very good chassis and plastics. Bodyshell is ok. Right bear has a great and complete bodyshell. Chassis is bad. The extra tire set is very good for its age. Not too dry, no cracks or damage. These will go onto the bear I'm restoring to original. So, overall a great haul for parts and the potential for a 2nd original bear. I still have a used gear set somewhere! And other spares...
  11. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ordered a 'stickpack' hardcase lipo to use in the M-05 chassis. Hopefully, I have some time this weekend to start cleaning all the parts because I am expecting the bearings to come in next week.
  12. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Since I had enough cars...., I bought 2 Marui Big Bears. I really must do something about my impulsive-behaivoure control......
  13. Today, I laughed at this silly video: But that also got me thinking.... Gut out a Roomba, add 3S Lipo, V-tail mixer to mix steering and speed in a tank-track similar setup, and 2 ESCs on the two motors. And go for the: Tamiya Club Official Top 10 Fastest RC'ers List For the category 2WD/Midwheel drive, brands other then Tamiya. A 50kph RC Roomba should be quite a sight!
  14. Ray_ve

    Ok I gotta have one

    Haha that is a cool module, it sounds great! Another item for the wish-list.
  15. The mini Cooper 58211! Oh wait..... I actually had that one real sized.
  16. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Wife, kid and I are at a holiday park, which as it turns out has a rough sand-water area right in the backyard of our little house! Big regrets on not bringing basher bear with me, that would have been great!
  17. Ray_ve

    sold tamiya bullhead new in the box

    Must resist...... temptation! I'll give it some thought......
  18. Ray_ve

    3D printers - where to start?

    Best places to start in my view would be budget and your personal skills. If you are into electronics and hardware tinkering, any self-build model that you can modify, adjust and refine would be a good start. Kits start at a few 100 euros. But expect an investment in time, grey hares and ugly words before it will give nice results. I have a heavily modified Velleman K8200, that prints well but can still be a handfull if it has a clogged head or strange error that needs troubleshooting. If you want it to be more 'plug and play', get a complete product from a decent manufacturer. At a local hobby show I saw a Dremel 3D printer in action, making custom bodies for matchbox-size cars. It looked really impressive, with very fine details on the bodies and low noise while printing. These are about 1300,- euros new but used prices are much lower.
  19. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ordered a spare rear gearbox and diff for Basherbear. The diff housing plastics have some stripped threads, and the diff itself has a bad shaft that holds the satellite gears. No problems with is so far and it has always ran great, but figured a spare would be nice to have if it ever goes south.
  20. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Not much time for the cars as DIY house stuff gets in the way. Ordered bearings for the M-05 chassis, and extra 5x8mm bearings for its steering rack (probably not much added value, but I thought why not...). Hopefully I have some time this week to start cleaning the parts with the ultrasonic cleaner. The ESC's fan blade for Basherbear kept popping out. It was missing its retaining washer. So made one from a small scrap of plastic 0.3mm thick. 1.5mm hole, 3mm diameter. Fiddly but it sits in place! Still on the wish-list. Stick-pack lipo...
  21. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Stripped the M-05 chassis down. It had no bearings so need to order those, as well as a servo saver and maybe oil shocks. Good news is that it has not been run much. So start the ultrasonic cleaner, to have it ready for assembly when parts come in.
  22. Ray_ve

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Picked up the M-05 chassis. Combined with a mini shell and wheels, and a small 4300KV brushless I still have somewhere, this should be a lot of fun!
  23. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Decal time for Tamiya Marui Bullclod Big Bear! With thanks to MCI for 120% scale decals. Almost finished , need to prep the tailgate for painting, and add lights to the Rollbar (not the clod lights, something else).
  24. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Put some ads online to sell the Rising Fighter and Blazing Star. I don't use those much as trucks is more my thing. If a good price is offered, I'll have some shelf space again. And tomorrow, I'll pick up a used M-05 chassis to go with a Mini Cooper body I purchased. Not a truck but I'll paint it like the real Cooper I owned some years ago.
  25. Ray_ve

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    My wife has some names for my stuff too. These words typically rime with larbage, munk, crash... But she is no better with her hobby stuff, so balance is restored in the universe.