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Hi guys Im Rocket, big brother to Crispy who I understand is a regular villain on here. We are currently building up to our own Tamiya recon force. My Humvees been around for a few years now, Crispy has another humvee and a Lightstrike in build and I managed to pick up a battered original XR311 back end of last year. The Humvee The XR311 Out of the box And under heavy Plasticard attack. Now the final version wont look anythinh like the original tamiya XR311. Ive been digging around in the picture archives and looked at so many test pictures of the beastie I see it in my sleep. Im heading for what i think it would have looked like if it had been accepted into service by the US special forces Thats it for now. More when I get some time.
After two weeks of surfing the net and the forums I have decided on a first project and probably quite an adventurous one. My last RC car was back around 1980 and was an XR311. I spent more time putting it back together with my Dad than actually driving it. Every week we would drive the 30 minutes to the model shop to buy new torsion bars and other parts that broke. I seem to remember I went through a lot of wheels and gears as well. With my dad we made a new guard for the underside and we even put nails through the tyres and fixed them inside with fibreglass. The body eventually gave up when it was more glue and repairs than plastic and we put a cheap plastic body on it. That was 30 years ago. Almost by accident I came across some RC stuff on the net and looked up the old XR311. I was tempted to buy one to build with my son (aged 8) but then I remembered all the things I broke so easily and I was a couple of years older than him. So I looked at other models. It had to be 4WD and fun to take apart and modify. I settled on the Wild Dagger. The plan being to get two. One standard for my son to use and one for me to modify. As I found out more and saw work by other people my plans grew a little. The Wild Willy work by IBIFTKH is fantastic and got me thinking about a Willy XR311 built on a Wild Dagger. Then I saw the following two cars and decided to have a go. So I have no experience but I'm sure I will enjoy this journey. I got to work on eBay which is something I have experience of and found a car for my son and a rolling chassis for me. My car arrived at work on Saturday and I opened it up today. It looks to be hardly used. I'm waiting for batteries, radio gear and a load of parts to arrive later this week. One thing I had forgotten was that there is no ESC. I'm not going to change the motors now but maybe later. Can anyone recommend a good one for me?