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  1. Well they share the chassis tub and that's pretty much it. Same as the blitzer trucks and beetle, just the tub. It's a huge amount of unique and fairly poorly desiged parts that would have to get made so I'll be pleasantly surprised if it does get re released. I can't see it having mass appeal with its fragility. Hopefully it doesn't reflect in a hypothetical pricetag, more expensive for the collector.
  2. Love what you've done! My blitzer beetle was my first kit and I feel called to defend it It seems really unfortunate that it was so close price wise, for me in the UK I could have bought 2 blitzer kits for the price of a Kyosho scorpion or Superb Astute at the time and had enough change for radio gear. This sort of sets the mental standard. Low complexity, lots of plastic, easy to out together in a couple hours. I think the blitzer is a great performer out of the 'Old Guard' re releases. It will stamp something like a frog or hornet into the ground and be a lot less fiddly to work on. They're better drives than builds for sure! Pretty tough too.
  3. Look at where the red jumper is The one closest to the edge is for selecting battery type therefore cut off. I wouldn't blame you if you also want to use an alarm,
  4. 2.2" and yes they're same as the blitzer. Pretty much any 2.2" truck or stadium truck tire will fit. Buggy 2.2"s be too narrow, even the rears.
  5. Absolutely, it's a joy to work with - hard enough to form a proper chip. Nylon and the like can still be too "gummy" sometimes. Loving the progress also. Lots of care going into this.
  6. Looks totally dodge. Funnily enough all of these websites with amazing bargain prices seem to look suspiciously similar.
  7. I fitted a new prop shaft to my TL01. I bought a couple from a chap on FB and I am really impressed! Stock, 32.7gm Hollow carbon 4.5gm - Just a bit of saving! I don't think its anywhere near as strong as the steel but it's a great Richard waving part. The love affair with the TL01 continues
  8. I just painted my FXT tub, fully prepared for more scratches! I used Kobra brand spray as it's what I had, I imagine virtually anything will work though. I'm not sure it's worth getting anodised. The surface finish has to be really spot on for it to look right and it could be a way to put a decent hole in your wallet. I think powder coating is really unnecessary, like you say its not exactly easily replaceable to chance it. I have used both elbow grease and oven cleaner to remove anodising before. For this tub in particular I just sanded it down. If I was going for shelf standard I would have filled any deep scratches before painting.
  9. I lean towards tapping for m3 where I can and using button or capheads. Since a lot of my stuff is printed or restoration where actress have already been used it tends to be a mixture. I think it matters more the higher end you go
  10. That's currently in hips which is easy while I hash out the details. It seems to handle mild power well, it's had 20 minutes of sports tuned running without complaining. Large pitch and contact patch mean even in less strong materiels it's still happy I'll probably switch to nylon eventually if it's going to get run a lot. Or I can just print lots of spares and rebuild on the fly.
  11. Yes, I do lots of gears and bits and bobs for making small robots and prototypes.
  12. Not a QD at all so not really a fair comparison. Manta ray with a different chassis tub as mentioned before. I would agree anything under 100 is a good price if they are mint, much over that and you can pick up a DF01 project chassis on ebay and get 95% similar.
  13. Acto power Black touring special found its way into my TL01. I changed out the silvercan and MKtronics for this and a novak GT7. I miss reverse but I love the control. Super happy with it! Need to change the plug on the ESC and neaten some wiring but its all coming together really nicely. I don't think there's much more I can do to it!
  14. Now, I have had an experience that has had me really going "man... ebay" A seller had multiple items I wanted but I am near the knuckle this month so I basically chanced a lowball offer on a motor and transmitter, they responded positively with a fair but slightly too high for me price. I apologised for being that guy and explained I couldn't budge. Made my decision and paid full price for the motor only... A package came today and inside was the motor, super chuffed! But the box was rather large and there was something underneath the motor... Wow! Occasionally lady luck smiles on you. The seller absolutely blew me away by sending the transmitter too! Messaged to say thank you and offered to pay when I can and they replied confirming it was a gift. I will admit I got a little choked up. My wedding should have been next month but has been cancelled, my birthday is about a week away so I've been feeling a little down about how I've just totally drifted through a year and nothing is falling into place. Really nice act of generosity and kindness has set me right back up. I've had loads of really positive experiences with ebay but this one was absolutely perfect! Just to add a bit of balance to this thread, you still can find honest and genuine sellers!
  15. https://tamiyabase.com/index.php?option=com_joodb&view=article&joobase=21&id=65&Itemid=1063 Looks bone stock to me, what do you think has been modded? So many bodies! Looks like it could have been a Peugeot 406 ST from the wheels. I recently came into one by chance and rather fell for the chassis.
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