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  1. Looks like a custom build to me with those aluminum plates, I've not seen those on shocks before. How much movement do you get from the axles? Might have been a rock crawler... Steering servos on the beefy plates too? I don't think there's been any changes in parts, apart from cosmetics. Manual speed controller is horrid, I'd ditch it and go for the Hobbywhatsist 1080-thingy and get LiPo in there. But that's just me... There's a whole forum dedicated to the Clod: https://www.clodtalk.com
  2. Through a long and convoluted process, I just got a new MBA for some work done, and it's currently on its very first charge an hour left to go, even. "Cycle charge: 2" In some ways, the 2009 MBP is a better machine Certainly was very good bang for bucks -- got it for $100 from a buddy. Spent maybe $400 on new spares; it's been rocking 16Gb RAM, new speakers, new battery, 850Gb SSD for a few years now... But it's nice to have everything working now, between my other more modern devices -- got forced into updating my phone too. First English keyboard I've had in years, bit of a struggle to remember where the keys are! Catalina is a crapfest though, especially Safari. Hoping the older apps I like to use on the MBP still work I put my old battery in the burnable trash ... I like to give the poor workers a bit of a thrill sometimes.
  3. The number of brick n' mortar shops in this area has been greatly reduced, I know that much. The "big one" that's still open has no new models of RC kits and the prices are 100% RRP. Get better deals off Amazon.
  4. Considering the fact that I'm contemplating buying a 3-D printer so I can make a bigger more ridiculous supercharger hood feature for the Clod ... buying this one is probably a cheaper option
  5. Kamikuza

    Aww you rotters

    Ah, now I've had a closer look -- not so tempting 80% complete so you need to buy Tx/Rx etc, putting the price closer to the Losi. The battery compartment makes me wonder too -- I can only just get a 2S LiPo in my Tracker, with the lead bent right over, and when I get stones in the gaps it's difficult to open it at all. Yeah ok, looking at the manual now ... looks like 2S only. Nuts
  6. 31% off https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0078JK71I/?coliid=I2RBAKQ2TOFJY3&colid=S6EUIRYC6CG8&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  7. Kamikuza

    Aww you rotters

    Went to Kyosho homepage to look for the parts number for the wheels on the Fazer (which is now discontinued...!) to drop on the Tracker for poops n' giggles, but then I spotted this guy: https://rc.kyosho.com/en/rccar/epoffroad/34362.html?___store=rc_en&___from_store=rc_ja Which looks like a little gem! I'm enjoying the RWD on the Tracker but am really keen on a Losi Baja Rey for the trophy truck amusement and more speed. About half the price of getting a Baja Rey here too... Tempting eh that's all, carry on...
  8. Had the battery on my 2009 MacBook Pro explode while I was using it... The battery had been dicky for a while, was getting "service battery" in the info box, and it was only good for about 60 minutes use off-power. In retrospect, the touchpad was also not working correctly (not "clicking") due to the battery swelling. So I was typing away when I heard and felt it go "bang!" under my wrists. Thought it was my imagination for a few minutes then something stirred in my memory about the stuck touchpad so I turned the laptop off and pulled the battery. It'd split the case and bowed about a centimeter I've seen YouTube of Li batteries failing and was kind of glad mine didn't Got a new battery off Amazon and the laptop is still going strong. Well, apart from the things I damaged opening the case for the nth time...
  9. Oh wow, cool idea. Wonder how they hold up on a dirt basher... https://www.amazon.com/Hobbypark-Magnetic-Stealth-Invisible-Touring/dp/B016SYH1YE
  10. Lost Baja Rey is next for me, I think. I think that's the only 1/10 scale four-link suspension that reviews well out there...or at least, easily available for me.
  11. I dunno how much this helps, but EMS is what I've used to ship stuff around the world. Tracked and insured. They guarantee less than 2 weeks, but because Japan Post doesn't put the box in a corner to make sure it takes at least two weeks (like USPS etc) it usually takes less than two weeks. Often less than a week...! Are they sending by courier, or just marking up the shipping to make their money? https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/charge/list/ems_all_en.html
  12. Oh, Amazon Japan is great for price weirdness: I started a wee FB page to log the doozies. Pretty sure it's a money laundering scam... https://www.facebook.com/amazondrunkpricing/
  13. I tried to sell two things on eBay... The first was five years ago: a kiteboard, brand new, wanted $500. Someone "bought it now" and I sent him my PayPal details. Waited for a few days with no reply, then messaged him if he still wanted it. Next I know, eBay contacted me -- he'd opened a dispute saying he'd paid me by bank transfer but I hadn't sent the goods. I had clearly said in the eBay post "PayPal only". eBay closed it but limited how much I could sell per month. The next item was an inflatable kite, bar and lines. The day before I decided to sell it and posted it on eBay, I used it out for five hours, to make sure there were no issues. Sold it, shipped it, guy got it and was happy, but then the next week I get a message from him telling me he wants his money back because I got the date wrong (technical matter and I didn't), it wouldn't stay inflated for more than an hour (balls) and something on the bar wasn't working (I actually specifically used that feature for over 30 minutes and it was fine). After he tried to prove it was leaking, we narrowed it down to a very slightly leaking valve and I refunded him $30 to get a new valve put on. I would've been more reasonable, but his history consisted of him buying cheap kites then flogging them off for another couple hundred bucks more expensive So, never again with eBay.
  14. Oh mate, a video from Red Bull of a SCT or TT doing wheelies around sand dunes just popped up in my feed. Drool. I'm so getting a Losi Baja Rey as soon as I can. With an audio things Yeah Isle of Mann is insanity. There's a good Xbox game that really gives the feel of speed and pants-filling excitement. Can't imagine those nutters doing it for real. Sorry, I'm the off-topic king eh
  15. Completely off-topic, but the perfection that is top team rally suspension never ceases to amaze, absorb, and entertain me. Honestly, how could anyone think F1 is any good when you've to WRC?
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