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  1. Love the 1:1 MX5's. I would contact some Tamiya dealers to see if they could be of any help in regards to the molten part.
  2. Started re-building my RC shelves and re-organizing all of my stuff after moving to a new home.
  3. So I had a go with a few vehicles this weekend, started off with the CC-01 and CC-02. Took my TRX4 with me for a bit of comparison The CC-02 looks good but is way to "crawler" for what I want, it did everything great and it was about the same in speed as my TRX4 so both felt a bit slow on the open spaces. Also didn't feel like it would able to handle more speed, if I wanted another (smaller) crawler the CC-02 would definitely be added to the list of possibilities. CC-01 was quite a bit faster than both and was really at home on the light trails. The rougher terrain with tree roots and rocks was quite hard with the CC-01, got stuck a few times and it flipped pretty fast, so a fun vehicle but also not really what I am looking for. Next up was the G6-01TR, he said he had a Dynahead, so I assumed it was a G6-01TR, but it actually started its life as a King Yellow, now with Dynahead body and 1.9 crawler wheels and 114mm tyres, and he had the stock wheels and tyres to try. But of course it didn't have the portals the G6-01TR has. With the 1.9 wheels and tyres it did most about the same as the CC-01/02, but on the rocks and trees it didn't flip as easy as the CC-01 so it could follow the TRX4 on a lot but far from everything while still being able to handle some speed. Compared to the CC-01/02 it felt a lot heavier which is of course also an advantage on rough terrain. And the slightly larger tyres vs the CC-01/02 (114mm vs 96mm) gave it another advantage so it got stuck less, but I don't think much larger than 96mm suits the CC-01/02. Steering sometimes was a bit slow with a large turning radius but that is to expect from a vehicle that size and one of the reasons I would add a switchable 4ws. I hardly came above 60-70% of throttle with the 4620kv motor that was installed, even on the large open spaces, but I have other cars for more than that amount of speed I have that exact same motor in my DT-03, great motor and the DT-03 flies with it, I think a bit too much for the G6-01 chassis, but to each his own of course Quite a bit faster than my TRX4, while still being pretty capable, of course the TRX4 crawled better, but the G6-01 got to every place I wanted it to, sometimes took a few tries but in the end it got there. I could even jump it a bit, something my TRX4 wasn't capable of. He also had a brand new Axial Capra with him, another great vehicle I never looked into and it did everything fantastic. Speed, crawling, trailing, no matter what, it could do it without issues. Pretty steep rocks it climbed like a mountain goat while even my TRX4 had a pretty hard time with some of them, and that is already pretty dialed for the trails. But as always, this comes with a cost and the Capra really is way above my price range. The kit is already more than twice the price of a Konghead kit at my LHS (€410 vs €195), and then I still need to add all of the (strong) electronics and tyres. He had around €900 in it, or about twice the amount of money I want to spend on a complete new car And still hasn't got everything the way he wants. Already got 2 running money pits, Super Clod Buster and TRX4, so no need for a third one MF-01X or XV-01T will be too low for everything as even the CC-01 had some issues. I think the Dynahead would indeed be a bit slow with the added reduction of the portals, read on multiple places they reduce the speed with around 50%. So I think the G6-01 Konghead or King Yellow will be in my near future (or a Capra if I win the lottery) as I had the most fun with it and it was even more capable than I expected. Add bearings, 1.9 wheels/tyres and a sensored brushless setup with around 3000-3500kv for more than enough speed for me. And it will "only" cost me around the same as the Capra kit without electronics etc Aside from the body, what is the difference between the King Yellow and the Konghead that explains the €45 price difference? King Yellow is €150, and Konghead is €195.
  4. The drag cars are all based on 1/10 short course trucks which are much larger than the Tamiya 1/10 onroads. So the drag bodies from Proline etc will not fit at all, same goes for the current wheel/tyre options. Those are made to fit the Traxxas/Associated cars and won't fit on a standard Tamiya. For example the DR10 has a width of 272mm, Tamiya TC-01 is 190mm The DR10 has a wheelbase of 322mm, the Tamiya TC-01 has 257mm Wheels for the Tamiya are 26mm diameter, for the drag cars they are 2.2inch or around 55mm. Traxxas should be pretty good available worldwide and that would be my first option. Found an image, left is a standard touring car size, right is the DR10
  5. Thanks so far guys. Thanks to facebook I am meeting with someone from my region at one of my local spots next weekend who has a CC-01, G6-01TR and CC-02 Will see how that ends up
  6. Not looking for crazy high speeds, that's not for me, but something faster than a crawler with 35t/45t motor while still being able crawl up some rocks, mud and sand Not sure on the MF-01X, added it because it looks fun hahaha It looks like a small trail vehicle with the Mercedes or Suzuki body, but most reviews state it isn't really that capable offroad, so that would rule it out. Had an XV-01, really a great vehicle, but it is a bit too low for what I want with it. I know the XV-01T, but specifically didn't mention it as I don't like the looks of it that much. The CC-01 also looks like something I could go to, as it can handle some speed while still being able to do some light crawling, but it seems those need quite a bit of work to get driving right...
  7. So, I recently sold one of my fast bashers to make room for, and fund a new build. Could not get into it, bashing is not my cup of tea, so now I want to buy something new, which I can take with me anywhere, beach, forest, walks in the park, etc. Already got a Super Clod Buster and DT-03 for bombing around. Also got some crawlers and scalers (TRX4 & CrossRC) for those slow scale walks/trails but most of those take at least an hour drive from home to fully use their capabilities. And they are not as fun on the more flat and less technical parts of the walks, as I live in the Netherlands that is about 99% of the parks around here Would love to build a nice touring car or that new TC-01, but haven't got much space nearby to drive those sadly, so those are no option. So now I am looking for something inbetween what I have, some speed for the flats, while still being able to do some technical stuff, and have been looking at the following models: 1 G6-01TR Dynahead 2 GF-01TR Monster Beetle Trail 3 MF-01X Mercedes Benz G320 (might be a bit too small?) So far I am mainly pointed towards the Dynahead, especially due to the possibilty of adding 4WS. But that would need some new wheels and tyres, the ones on it look way out of place on that truck. But the Monster Beetle also looks like fun.
  8. Calling Clod tyres enormous while you have a gigantic Lego man next to them
  9. Looks great! Crawling is what got me back in the hobby also. Since then had a lot of different cars and ended with a TRX4
  10. I'm using the stock servo saver, but changed the horn to a GPM aluminium one. Never had issues so far.
  11. I am running some generic GoolRC 17t 540 motors in my Clod and that runs great on 2s. 12t on 2s is on the edge with the 880, especially when running 550 sized, 3s is only for 18t and up. But I cannot imagine fitting 550 motors in a Clod? The space for 540 is already pretty limited. Firebolt 15t is a proven and much used choice as far as I know, wanted them also, but could not find them in stock anywhere. And for €16 for 2 17t GoolRC motors on black friday the choice was easy
  12. I was in the same situation, only then between Rally and Clod, made the decision to go for the Clod. Even though rally is my favourite motorsport, the surfaces around here were limited for me, a truck or Clod in my case has more surfaces to drive on. I also have the Racing Fighter, same chassis as the Aqroshot with different body and wheels, that one also collects quite a bit of stuff when running offroad. A lot can be held out with an improvised cover or some ready to buy universal covers. 99% of the off-road vehicles have this "problem" and require regular cleaning and maintenance to keep running well. So, don't let your choice depend on the amount of debris which is collected in the car, but more if the car you want is suitable for the surfaces you intend to run on, no matter what you choose, offroad will always require regular cleaning and maintenance.
  13. The cross on the axle is a 3d printed locker for the rear steering. It is prepared for 4 wheel steering, only needs a servo and servo horn. Bead lock rings are plastic and just for looks. I used a set for my Traxxas Rustler, not a fan, multiple screws missing and a lot of unusable screws in the set. After replacing most of the screws I was left with around 50 screws which did not fit anywhere on the Rustler.
  14. So far they run great, but I need some new lipo's, the ones I have (5200mah 2s) only have about 10min runtime in them left... Got the quicrun880 ESC, and a lexan body in backorder, it feels a bit too top heavy with the stock body and hotter motors. The next upgrade will be some oil shocks, not a fan of the stock pogo sticks combined with the hotter motors
  15. I went this route and loving every part of it so far. It is really fun to see a stock Clod change and perform better with every upgrade you do
  16. Looks great! Do you happen to know which Traxxas shocks these exactly are?
  17. Finally got the motors in, they feel pretty good, soldered new power leads as the one that come on them are waaaay to short. Got them mounted and some bench testing shows serious power on 2s compared to the silver cans. Might order 2 more as spares, just in case. Had to glue the beadlock rings to the wheels, with the new motors they pop loose. The stock tires are not glued to the wheels and they seem to hold great so fare, will see how it goes when running outside. When it dries up a little around here I will take it for a testdrive outside. Hopefully I won't trash the stock body before the new one shows up My new color scheme won't contain yellow or blue, so I had the rear lockers printed in black. New shocks will be black or red, not sure yet, also waiting on an in stock notification for those.
  18. The wheels came white stock, and really liked the look so left them white hah, for the car itself I wanted something other than box art, about 90% of them are already built box art. I reallyreallyreally wanted the Mammoth BC8, but just couldn't justify the cost for one of those This one will be no shelf queen also, but I won't drive it crazy hard either, that's what I have my TRX4 for. It will be used for trailing and forest mainly, not the mud, wet, and extremely steep hills I drive my TRX4 on. Stock tires aren't bad, but had some issues on the surfaces I tested it on so far, so I want to try some different tires to see how it handles.
  19. Started on it again last month. Finished the interior: Installing the ESS One+ sound module: Replacing the receiver and connecting the sound module: Painted the grill black, I didn't like it all red: And this is how it is standing now. Waiting for a receiver and some servo extension wires. Also thinking of something to place over the sound module. Wanting some new tires, probably the ProLine Grunt, the stock tires are very stiff.
  20. Have had this one for some time now and it spent about a year on the shelf, started working on it again recently. Chassis: CrossRC HC6 Motor: CrossRC 45t ESC: Hobbywing QuicRun 1080 Steering servo: PowerHD 20KG Shift servo: Axial 8kg servo (came as steering servo in my RR10 Bomber) Pretty big box! Gearbox and axles are all full metal and pretty heavy! Front axle: Rear axles: 2-speed gearbox: Attached everything to the chassis: Started on the electronics: And finished the electronics, it has switchable headlights and working brake lights: Finished the body: And at this point it was placed on the shelf and sat there for almost a year as I had other priorities...
  21. Got the ESC in, still no motors, so it is still running the silver cans for now. Also got the J-Concepts Tribute wheels and beadlock rings in, using the stock tires: Also got myself a Spektrum DX5 Rugged Limited green edition. Love how it looks so far, next up is a lexan body, got one in backorder already.
  22. For my onroad and light offroad (2wd buggy) builds I use the Turnigy 1250TG (7kg an 0.06sec @ 6V). Lightning fast, pretty cheap for €32 and haven't had a single one fail on me. Had multiple PowerHD 20KG in my crawlers, they should do 20KG and 0.16sec on 6V but they felt so slow and sluggish, and I kept destroying the "metal gears" in them while crawling, so I gave up on those. On the worst day I destroyed 3 PowerHD 20kg servo's in a single day, had one in my Axial Bomber, failed, replaced and the new one failed on the same way. Switched to my TRX4 which also had that servo, only to have it also fail on me the same way the 2 others did. So now I use a 1283SG in my Traxxas TRX4 (30kg and 0.13sec @ 6V) and in my CrossRC HC6 I have a Savöx SW-0231MG (15kg and 0.17sec @ 6v), both are powered by a generic 6V 8A BEC from AliExpress. In the Clod I am using the last PowerHD I have left, so that one will probably be upgraded to a Savöx 1283SG or comparable also somewhere in the future as it feels even slower in a big truck like the Clod.
  23. Still waiting on the ESC and motors before I can run my Clod again. Only need to hop into my LHS with it after fitting the motors and ESC to test fit some lexan bodies before I completely trash the stock body with the faster motors. Also got 2 pair of white JConcepts Tribute wheels and red beadlock rings on the way as I finally got a back in stock notification. Need to order 2 pair of tires to go with them, don't want to cut up the stock tires to fit them to the Tribute wheels, RCMart have them in stock, but shipping costs more than the tyres itself... For the shocks I set "back in stock notifications" as all of them are out of stock at the moment. To further customize it I have been looking at custom chassis' and really like the South West Monster Shop KK3 Costs more than the Clod itself, so I will need a lot of time to think about it... But it looks fantastic And now I know why most people call the Clod Buster a money pit
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