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  1. One been watching the ampro stuff, at first when it was on eBay and later now its on shape ways.
  2. I'll try that. I tried to clean the surfaces on the last one, but it still came off, next time I'll use acetone to do the final cleaning.
  3. Hello everyone, I'm getting some cars on the road and kind of rediscovering the hobby with my son. My first rc car was a Hornet when I was about 9. I loved it even though back then it would only run for 15 minutes. A couple years later I bought a kyosho Optima mid. Then when I was maybe 12 or 13 I bought a Tamiya Lunchbox. A few years ago when my son was about 10 I bought a couple reissue Grasshoppers to build and run with him. We've had a lot of fun with those and I bought a vintage Grasshopper off ebay to upgrade so I can keep my black edition stock. I've done a couple repairs to the Optima mid, but need to replace the old esc with a new one. Recently I turned my attention to the lunchbox and I'm working on that. Then I've got my brothers grasshopper 2 and futaba fx10 to get back on the road. And finally I'm looking for a used hornet chassis to get my old hornet on the road. I've got a box of parts and my old body, so pretty much going to try to find a chassis or project car to start from. If anyone has some advice, I'm sure I could use it. I've just been buying Flysky controllers and batteries off Amazon as well as some cheep esc's. -Josh
  4. I'm getting some old cars back on the road and need a good way to secure new esc's. I've tried some foam double sided tape and after that didn't hold, I tried some carpet tape, which also didn't hold. I could figure out how to zip tie, but was trying not to because of the heat sinks.
  5. That's perfect, just what I was looking for, thank you.
  6. Ok, so.... The price of sold old futaba fp-s28 on eBay is massive $6, a new 3003 is about $10. I already had ordered the pack of connectors, so I decided to give that a try. I decided to not be lazy and take the body off the reissue grasshopper to copy the wiring positions in the connectors. The ones I ordered do not have a locator tab, so I can pull them and insert them 180 if needed. Well... The crimp tool was a joke, it was tedious but easier to just crimp with needle nose pliers. I did one and inserted the pins into the connector. The second one, I tried to solder after crimping.... I'm guessing I used to much solder and it filled the female on, because that one doesn't want to push on. Then a wire pulled out of the first connector I did. So... I'm done for the evening, maybe I'll try again tomorrow, soldering both with just a touch of solder. I also need to do the power connectors. -Josh
  7. I'm located near Woodstock VA in Virginia's shenandoah valley.
  8. Thank you, I already have a modern esc, that I can use. Yes, I did buy the new connectors and a crimping tool, I figured I'd just cut off the old end and attach the new connector, I'm just not sure what order I should connect the wires to the pins.
  9. I recently purchased a vintage Grasshopper. I'm installing a modern receiver in it and the servo plugs are incompatible, they are male end plugs and need to be female. So I ordered some female connectors, now I'm wondering if someone can tell me which wire goes to which pin on the servos as well as the power switch. Would I be correct to assume the black wire is the pin closest to the side the wires enter the connector and the white wire is furthest with the red the middle pin? What about the power connector? Thank you - Josh
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