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    Kyosho Optima Mid and Lazer ZX-R, Marui Hunter and Galaxy RS, Tamiya Grasshopper and Hornet, random RC bits and pieces

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  1. Wow. I don't think I have ever seen an RC car doing 128mph that close before. It is absurdly fast. I have to admit, though, that I thought when you got in the car and pulled away, you were going to look over and see the 416 overtaking you.
  2. No problem. I don't remember what you said that may have been considered grumpy, but worry no more about it. We all have stuff going on. Hope everything is going better now for you.
  3. Ah, right you are. I stand corrected.
  4. Not just any GH2, either, but a Super G! Nice work @Tamegin.
  5. Both the 906 and the Cobra are lovely shells and you have done great work with them. The 906 is particular is new to me. I know of the 1:1 car, but I have never seen the 1:10 version, so it's a joy to see it rendered so well here.
  6. I suppose you could. Is it worth it, though? If it is a proper, fixed-timing stocker, then the amount of extra performance you'd get out of such an operation would be minimal. Back when BRCA*-mandated 27T £15 motors were a thing, although fitting bearings might have provided a little extra run time in an era of 1200mah SCRs, doing so would have rendered the motor ineligible for competition. Nowadays, with batteries of up to 5000mah capacity, runtime isn't really an issue and machine-wound brushed motors are so cheap they're virtually disposable. So have a go by all means, if the technical challenge interests you. But I wouldn't expect much in the way of tangible returns for your efforts. *ROAR in the US, although I imagine their stock motor rules may have been different.
  7. I have seen NiCads fail in a fairly spectacular fashion, but almost always because of inexperienced drivers unintentionally shorting them out. That said, I also once saw a very experienced racer accidentally drop a spanner across the terminals of a 12v car battery he was using to charge his race packs, with hugely spectacular results.
  8. Not sure about placement on those for the Mid. The Mid had a cluster of three holes on a flat, raised extension, meaning the lower spring collar had adequate clearance to avoid fouling the suspension arm at full extension in all three holes. The holes here are flush with the swept-back angle of the arm, meaning that the lower spring collar may foul the arm when attached to the outer hole, especially given that I believe Mid shocks have a wider bore than those used on the original Optima. I'd need someone else to check that, though, as I don't have a Mid to hand at the moment.
  9. You see, @garthxv01, this is the sort of thing you end up involved with on here.
  10. Race winning? There is a race for crockery now?
  11. A very Murray Christmas to everyone!
  12. I don't really think that is a serious argument. There are literally millions of patents out there held by people who didn't invent them. Patents can be bought and sold like anything else. Companies can merge, be bought or go bankrupt, while individuals can die, retire, sell their interests, register their patents as part of a partnership or develop patentable work while working as an employee. Things can even be developed by two different people working entirely separately, as happened with Swan and Edison and the light bulb. Patents can also be licensed out, so other entities can use patented technology in exchange for paying a suitable fee to the patent holder. All of these are perfectly normal ways by which patents can end up registered or used by entities that didn't invent them. However, that's not the same as what Traxxas have done. They have taken previously used technology and said it is solely theirs to use and license. That is not 'clever'. It's underhanded and unjust.
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