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Everything posted by c64orinoco

  1. I still haven't built my VQS, I've had it for um, maybe 2 years now? I'll get around to it someday. It does look to be a very fiddly build which doesn't bode well for reliability. Not like a Hornet which is a simple build and will stand up to ridiculous punishment.
  2. I got some silver wheels that were called '5-spoke wheels' that were the exact wheels to use for my M07 Alfa Romeo Mito.
  3. I still have a Sand Rover that was techinically my brother's car, but bought at the same time I bought a Super Champ in 1984. I don't have the Super Champ any more, but somehow I ended up with the Sand Rover. The paint job is original and the dirt is circa 1985-6.
  4. I’d buy a lotto ticket, your luck seems to be in.
  5. A lovely day out getting some RC action with a friend. We flew some RC planes for a while - he had a lovely home-built balsa old timer with modern electrics (climbs like a bat out of badword) and I flew my Eachine P51. Then we moved onto cars - his Grasshopper and my Lunchbox. It was my first drive of the Lunchbox, and my first time driving a car that really made me think - this car needs MOAR POWAR! Car driving was cut short by my car going totally haywire - glitching and phantom throttle movement. Something seems to have gone badly wrong with my Flysky GT3C tx. Anyone else had problems with a GT3C totally glitching out? The battery was freshly charged and at 4.0V so not the battery. Maybe problems with the power switch, but I didn't notice the display cutting out. Annoying as I wanted to do some postal racing on the weekend.
  6. Finally got around to replacing the A gear on the Sand Rover. I also swapped the original (!) rear wheels back on, as the Rough Rider (Buggy Champ) rears were rubbing against the rear suspension plate. I didn't notice the tyres were ever so slightly larger than the Sand Rover originals. I don't know what I'm going to do when the original tyres wear out. They will wear out - I want to try racing the Sand Rover in the Postal Racing series.
  7. Excellent. I must buy some chalk to draw the circuit on the street. It looks complex enough that I will need some lines to guide me around my traffic cones.
  8. I moved house in late September, and I have only just unpacked the RC cars. Our new street is a lovely flat and very quiet cul-de-sac so it's prefect for racing. I'm looking forward to the next track, and having a crack at it with my M07s.
  9. My wife ended up going for a sky blue colour, with lame flake over the top. It worked ok, it does look like glitter, which was the effect she was after. I don't have any photos yet, the car isn't finished.
  10. You have a classic there. I recently restored one to running condition. It was a light restoration - I didn't clean the 'patina' off the body, but the chassis had a good scrub and clean. My biggest problem was a broken gear tooth, it took a while to source a replacement but I finally got one after lurking on Ebay for acouple of months. I bought new tires - they are the Rough Rider ones for the rear but orginal Sand Rover for the fronts. The old tires were hard and crumbly. I'm using the orginal speed controller (mechanical) and a 7.2V hump-pack which I found on Ebay. The front suspension mounts were cracked and broken, so I made new mounts out of aluminium plate. The last thing I replaced was the front bumper - I foolishly lifted the car by the front bumper and the orignal one just snapped! Fortunately I was able to get a new bumper to replace it. Whateverr you do, a car of this age will never stand the abuse of a modern car. Have fun restoring it and drive it gently! See my restoration progress at: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134591&id=53483 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134600&id=53483 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134649&id=53483
  11. Well done @Ferruz ! I'm in the middle of moving to a new house, with a larger back yard which might suit Postal Racing better than my current house. Next month I'll be moving so hopefully the month after that I can be competitive again.
  12. It's a council in Australia - the way to get them to do what you want is to turn up at meetings with a brown paper bag stuffed full of $100 notes. Too easy (as they say).
  13. I may have done that, on occasion. Tamiya blue liquid thread lock is the good stuff.
  14. I have set up a search to notify me on Ebay, hopefully some will come up for sale soon.
  15. It looks great! A classic Tamiya car.
  16. Do you know where the orignals are available? Unfortunately I don't have any of the spare gears, I only have the 540 motor ones.
  17. I still have to print a new set of gears for it. I doubt the originals will survive another run.
  18. That's the only time I have run it. The gears made horrible noises, but no further damage was done. I have downloaded some STL files of the gears and I hope to one day 3D print a set that means I can run it more often. I won't run it again on the original gears, I doubt they would survive another run.
  19. I'm a child of the 70's and I grew up in a house that had bright colours on a lot of the walls - yellow in most rooms, my bedroom was a pale blue, which I repainted to a darker mid blue in my teens. Bright colours are much rarer nowdays. I'm an architect, so I get to see a lot of houses and the vast majority of them are boring beige. I like bright, bold colours.
  20. I love the colours of your room! Too many modern houses (at least in Australia) are boring white or beige. It's great to see bright colours.
  21. Autumn Ring is one of my favourite tracks in Gran Turismo. I really should try to get out and put some laps in on this track. It's too big for our yard, so I might need to go and try a nearby commuter carpark that is empty on a Sunday.
  22. For me it's the Hornet and the Super Champ / Fighting Buggy. I love the straight angular lines of both those cars.
  23. Yes, my original battery for my Super Champ went all melty, it didn't work afterwards. I didn't get a Tamiya pack again, the next batteries were all shrink-wrapped.
  24. I should start work on mine, I got it over a year ago.
  25. 51. I was the precise target age for Tamiya buggies in the 80's, and I had a Super Champ and Hornet back then. I have a re-re Hornet and Fighting Buggy sitting in my build pile. I have to finish the M07-Alfa Romeo Mito first.
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