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  1. Hello everyone, I'm new here! When I was a nipper I had a QD Supre Sabre and always wanted to own the kit version. I wasn't really old enough to have built and looked after it but by the time I'd grown up enough and had some money I'd fallen out of love with RC cars. Over the years I've though about getting another one and always written the idea off because I'd got so little time. Now with this lockdown, and having a little boy I thought I'd revisit the idea. On a motorbike forum I spend far too much time on someone bought a Grasshopper, which led to someone else buying a Neo Fighter which led to.... well, you get the idea. Anyway, I ended up with one of these: Open it up and there's actually a lot of stuff, more than I thought. It's quite a lot to do, and I can only snatch a few hours here and there between looking after the Mingbat™ and delivering pizzas (temporary job - I'm a contractor and all my work has dried up no needs must). The bolting together I'm quite happy with, but painting the lexan shell and driver I doubt I'll make a very good job of. I've bought some JIS screwdrivers but I could really have done with my vernier callipers for setting up the suspension and steering arms, unfortunately they're in the lockup that I can't get to now. Reading this forum gave us some helpful advice too and I've bought more grease, some stainless suspension pivots and watched a load of youtube nonsense and too. First thing to do is the front a rear gearboxes. I'm impressed with how much is made of metal, and well everything fits together. The instructions really are worth reading twice before doing each step, but it's quite logical and I've only had to file down a few tiny things. I've been pretty liberal with the grease as I don't want to have to be opening this up again, but as others have said, they could have put a bit more in with the kit. So that's the front and rear gearboxes build and the stock 540 motor bolted onto the alu mount with a 15 tooth gear in. Apparently it can take a juicier motor but I'm sure my little boy I will crash it into something sooner or later. I'm still waiting for the suspension pivots to arrive in the post and building the arms is the next thing on the list. Hopefully Mr Postman will bring them tomorrow. The only problem I have so far is that I've got a few bits left over and although I'm 99.99% certain that I haven't missed anything out, I'm not certain that Tamiya do give you any spares. This is what remains in the "A" bag. So I've got a grub screw, an E-circlip, a self tapper and a washer. Should I be opening the 'boxes back up?
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