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  1. @lsear2905 great pictures and absolutely beautiful location!
  2. Getting acquainted with the new track today, with a couple of mallards as a public. It's quite twisty and technical, which I like. Once again I'll be running on grass. My battered NiMh packs seem to be barely up to the task, especially with the power hungry 13.5 bluebottle. Good enuff for now! Happy racing everybody
  3. I was out this morning getting the cars ready for some running and maybe postal racing, when the mallard Misty May came back! This time, she brought along her boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ† We got to witness some bickering as well ๐Ÿคฃ I like that, instead of leaving after being fed, they've decided to stick around and just chill in the shade (maybe more food later? Lol). In other words, I have some feathered public watching the cars run as of now perks of not having pets, I guess. We want to get a dog soon and maybe cats but once they are around none of this will ever happen, this or the wonderful friendship with Muchy the chipmunk last year. So better do this while I can
  4. I would see this as an opportunity to learn your ropes with a soldering iron (assuming you are not familiar with it yet). It's a super easy fix, you don't even need to take out the motor but just the wheel. As said above, some rosin core solder will do. Basic soldering irons come cheap online and are enough for this stuff. Cut out a bit of the green tubing to expose the wire enough and you are good to go. Take your time and you'll get it right eventually. Given the position of the motor, continuously bouncing along with the gearbox, and maybe because of the intense use, I snap the motor cables of my Hornet on a weekly basis. It just happened a couple hours ago you'll get used to fixing it quick whenever it happens, and learn a skill that is very useful -if not essential- for RC
  5. As of now my Hornet is still in brushed configuration. I have a Hobbywing 1060 esc and an HPI Firebolt 15T motor in it, and it already feels very overpowered which is good ๐Ÿคช It's quite the challenge to keep it on its four wheels at high speed, which makes for fun driving. I imagine how it could be with a 13.5T brushless system... it must be flying! Good thing is, the Hornet's gearbox is a work of art in terms of toughness and low friction, so I'd expect it to take all that power without a problem and to transfer pretty much all of it straight to the wheels. Please post pics of some wicked Hornet action if you take any! I take it it survived the slam into the 1:1 car?
  6. @rwordenjr well done, I definitely approve! Can't wait to see how it goes
  7. I often drive by a park with some big hills that I've been eyeing for a good couple years now. It's always quite crowded, and the few times that it was free I didn't have any RC with me. Until today! I finally got to bomb those hills with the Manta ray, it really felt good to fly it off those bumps ...whoops๐Ÿ˜… There were a few high speed tumbles, but it got back home in one piece
  8. That is superb!! Well done mate ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‘
  9. WOW, that's quite the statement, thank you so much guys for the kind words and glad you like my RC10 this much Funny thing, it was supposed to be restored as a full time runner, but the body turned out so well it ended up on a shelf for one year! I could never get tired of looking at it, but eventually I got tired of not using it so it's finally on the road again. Now juggling between running the car and trying to keep the aesthetics as pristine as possible, just as I do for most of my buggies. At this point, here's a few stills of the car that are better than the ones above Oh, and @Willy iine: your RC shop/room is absolutely awe inspiring. Congrats! Just by looking at the photos, feelings of calmness and fulfilment arise instantly. I hope that someday I'll be able to build up a space like this, although knowing myself I would probably become manic about it and end up working on the floor somewhere else to keep the space tidy and pristine ๐Ÿคฃ It really is a beautiful RC temple๐Ÿ‘
  10. This was yesterday. I've spent a couple hours brushing grime off the Vanning while on a video call, then serviced the Manta's rear diff and charged a few packs. In the afternoon I ran three cars while enjoying the first sunny Sunday in quite a while. The mallard (now named Misty May by my lady) came back and landed right beside me while I was running the Manta. Great! She even waited for the end of my run as if she knew she was going to be fed after. Smart duck, as that's exactly what happened. She's so cute and clearly well used to people. We look forward to her coming back again
  11. Personally, I'm good to keep the track not too large, although that "T" will be quite tight in a confined space. I too like that track layout.
  12. After @mastino mentioned Mantua Models in his post I got curious and started looking up electric buggies from them. I remember their ads on Topolino (Italian Michey Mouse comic magazine) like it was yesterday, but they were mostly about 1/8 nitro models if I remember correctly?? Mantua Models has been relatively successful for a decade or so back in the day. Anyway here are a couple electric buggies from them, the Dakota And another one, the Proxima! This one I remember seeing once at my LHS. They both remind me of other buggies and were probably sharing some components with other brands though not sure. Anyway cool vintage oddball buggies and it was a nice trip down memory lane (never owned any of these, but drooled over their ads enough to feel the nostalgia!).
  13. Oh yes Mantua Model, I'm Italian too so I remember that brand from back in the day! At a closer look, many of the wheels are exactly like the Mantua ones so I'm sure you are right. They were mostly into gas engine models if I remember correctly but they also had one or two electric buggies in their fleet, right? Anyway how sensitive of them to promote scrapping for getting new stuff. I'm sure we'd all like to know where that shed is
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