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  1. @pengoo Pretty sure this is a pic of the extra parts bin from my recent Egress build - looks like you're ok with those extra ball bearings.
  2. Ok, thanks - I thought of fitting a lexan/polycarbonate sheet under the battery at the bottom of the tray which would prevent the battery from falling out (and perhaps has the added benefit of protecting the underside of the battery from dust, stones, mud etc). I'm thinking I may do this anyway, even if I do choose to use a full size battery in future, as I find it unusual to have the battery totally exposed to the elements in a crawler/trail truck running on lipo. Guess I'm thinking in comparison to my TRX4 where the battery is very well protected from anything that the truck could get caught up on. Thanks for all the input - I'm looking forward to having the build complete and testing it out on the trails.
  3. @BuggyGuy are you using some sort of brace under the battery to keep it from falling through? I didn't notice a strap or other system in your pic - what sorcery are you using to keep it in place?
  4. Exactly what I'm after! Thanks a ton, will check it out tomorrow - also helps keep the weight slightly forward, looks like a good solution. Was hoping not to have to splash out on a whole new series of batteries.
  5. Hi all - anyone know if a shortly pack (hardcase) will fit in the CC-02 chassis? I'm looking at the battery tray and it appears that only full size battery will fit, since there is no support underneath to house a shorty pack without it falling through. I run shorty 2S lipo's in my other crawlers/trail trucks and was hoping not to have to go out and buy additional batteries to run the CC-02. Thanks.
  6. A random assortment of odds and ends arrived, 6mm ball collars for CC-02 build, replacement steering knuckles for Super Hotshot and some brass hex adapters for TRX4.
  7. I'm with you here, I missed out on the original run of the Fighting Buggy and been kicking myself ever since. Seen a few ebay resales for stupid money, would welcome another production run and won't dither about it this time.
  8. If you really want to blow this years budget (and next) then you can't go wrong getting your hands on a re re Avante or Egress. Both brilliant to build (and to look at) - not bad even to drive once in a while I'm looking at some of the classic Kyosho re releases but very expensive once you factor in motor, esc, electronics etc..they seem to come pretty bare bones. Have my eye on the Optima re re as have never had a chain driven 4wd vehicle and was one of my absolute favorites when I was growing up.
  9. Quite excited about what's just arrived, been wanting to build one of Tamiya's more "modern" vehicles after a few re-re buggies, so though the CC02 would be a good choice. I also like the G500 shape (some would argue this point) but looking forward to seeing how it performs as a trail truck. Will fit with Hobbywing 1080 and some decent rubber, bearings and a reasonable servo.
  10. Thanks @GeoJohnF I had a great time putting it together. Already looking at what to do next! (the trouble with this hobby, enough is never enough). I've considered ordering a spare body once shipping returns back to normal (struggling to get anything delivered from the east at the moment) - I'd like one for running and one for display so will consider an alternate colour - thanks forthe tip!
  11. Thanks for the info, I'd completely forgotten that the original D Parts (3 hole version) weren't used in the build - so while I wait for replacement parts to arrive (I expect it will be months before I can get postage from HK), I'll replace the broken 2 hole version with these originals also included in the kit. May impact the steering a little, but at least will be able to run once again rather than just sitting on the shelf. ...now to figure out how best to get the bearings out without damaging them - they're in there pretty tight!
  12. So my 3 year old decided that manually steering the front wheels of my Re-Re Super Hotshot was great fun, think he liked the sound of the servo crying to be saved. All good an well until the left front upright knuckle snapped at the point where the steering arm screws in to one of the three holes - maybe a bit of a weak point, or maybe just not designed to be tested by little hands. So now am looking at replacement parts, I can order the complete Hotshot D Part set (part 10005116) or have found just the upright set for the Boomerang, Hotshot, Manta Ray, Top Force (part 10445098). These parts are a little different though - the original set is a 3 hole option, and slightly different angle to the 2 hole option of the Boomerang, Hotshot, Manta Ray, Top Force part set. Does anyone know if the 2 hole parts are compatible? I presume they should be, and I'd just need to adjust the steering rod lengths to accommodate the difference. But maybe someone knows if there is more to it and if I'd be safer ordering the original replacements. I'd preferably like to consider an aluminium upgrade for this part, I've seen only an aftermarket option, modeled around the 2 hole version (something like these from rcjaz) Any input greatly appreciated.
  13. What an absolute beauty! Looks like it was built yesterday - what a rare find. Enjoy, if not to run but just to look at and reminisce. Please post more pics or even a running video if you decide to crank it up.
  14. Thanks for the tip - I've got a couple other parts that I'm ordering from Tony so will add these together with the order. Much appreciated.
  15. Finally the build is complete! Looks fantastic, very happy with how it turned out. Decided to mask the windows before painting, just in case one day I want to put a driver figure in (probably won't ever get round to it, but all the same). Was a real pleasure to put this kit together, couldn't resist posting a pic side by side with the Avante - both absolutely stunning.
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