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  1. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    Picked a Manta Ray up at the weekend. I will update this as I go, as planning something bit different in terms of colour etc. Appreciate everyone's reply's
  2. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    My four year old calls it "daddy's new car that flips", oops. Cant wait to get them into it, proper father son stuff that!
  3. cliffw0970

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    My Cheap SRS2 has a left throttle however the Flysky FS i6 appears to be right hand throttle, does that confuse things? I could just use the FS i6 for all my cars and save the SRS2 for guests or the kids i suppose, I don't really need to touch it.
  4. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    I think I will stay with sticks, not like i'm going to be racing them, its just a plod around a car park or beach etc and wait for my boys to be old enough to get involved.
  5. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    My budget for the third car will be more. I hadn't really considered moving away from Tamiya, perhaps i'm a fan boy / shortsighted and I will get something different for the third. Convinced the Manta Ray and and Hornet will scratch the nostalgia itch, I can move on from there.
  6. cliffw0970

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    Thanks, I will bear the gearbox tip in mind during the build. Just skype'd my wife (we don't talk anymore, skype is so much better, you cant hear the disappointment in their voice ) your comment about 27 cars. She's actually happy she now has ideas for Xmas and Birthdays :-)
  7. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    Appreciate that, Manta Ray it is. I had read about hop ups for it, its nice to have them all in one place on this thread to come back to. In regards controllers. I'm really not a fan of the steer-wheel type, never really got the feel for them. What would you recommend in the stick controller camp? Cheers,
  8. cliffw0970

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    I like that idea about leaving the Hornet separate and buying a controller that future proofs for anything new. Decided on the Manta Ray based on the replies :-)
  9. cliffw0970

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    Thanks Grotty, Appreciate your reply and recommendations. If it ever stops raining I will get out to have a good play with the Hornet! Out of interest, what radio would you recommend as a starter? I got a cheap Absima SR2S 2 Channel bundled with the Hornet, guessing that wont do the job then? Thanks,
  10. cliffw0970

    What's next?

    Hi All, I just built my first buggy (Hornet) and wondering where to go after I finish painting / decals etc. The Hornet was a nostalgia purchase as my brother had one in the 80's. I used to drool over the Manta Ray in 'Beatties' toy shop, but my £5 pocket Money just wasn't cutting it! I was thinking of picking one up this weekend. So, my question is: Do I buy a Manta Ray next? or should my nostalgia fix be satisfied with the Hornet and move on to something a bit more modern? ( I like buggy's ). And if something more modern, what? My budget would be around £150 for the original kit and a bit more for ESC, batteries, receiver, bearings, new motor if needed etc. Stick with Manta Ray / something new? Cheers,
  11. cliffw0970

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    I would have to post every day as just finished building my first car (Hornet yet to paint) and need everything!! Don't know why its taken me so long to buy one, I've been looking for a hobby to get stuck into at home for years - no idea why this didn't spring to mind after enviously watching my brother and his mates with theirs (original Bear Hawk, Grass Hopper and Hornet between them in the 80's) when i was like 9. Today's delivery's are model scissors and set of steel rulers. P.s. Hi all.