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  1. Well, been a while since I last posted... I'm taking the plunge, decided on building up a Porsche 959 based on the new MF-01X chassis set at 210mm. Ordered the following - 1/12 TGB P type 959 body - TGB P Type 959 wing - TGB P Type 959 interior - ******* 959 sticker set Need to buy - Jimny MF-01X - Options… :-) - RC Rally Raiders 959 1/10 wheels Looking for some insight on locating some 959 drivers heads. Anybody have any used bits they can part with? Don't fancy sporting for eBay units and can also craft my own. Interesting possibilities are Knight Customs SRB 3D printed head, helmet and visor. Just 1/10 scale and wondering if they could be scaled down? I do have several kits of the Toyota 4WD driver and could use the head only version, create a helmet and make a visor. Any other suggestions? TIA. Cheers, Thompson
  2. This isn't going to be as detailed of a build thread as I typically do. Partly because there already are a lot of MF-01X Jimny build threads which have tons of detail. This build is very similar in which I would be just rehashing well covered ground. Mostly though because my wife is going away for a teachers conference this week which gives me all of 4 days to complete this build before she returns. Why the rush? Because this is her surprise birthday present! Last year after I, my daughter and my son all got R/C buggies for our birthdays my wife made it VERY clear that if she got an R/C for her birthday she would not be a happy camper. Fast-forward a year and she's dropped a couple of hints that she's not impressed that she has to use the "loaner" SCT when the family goes to the park for bashing or goes to the track to play. This summer my son used his own money to buy a TT-02 and it was Grandma's birthday check that put him over the top. This past weekend when I asked my wife if she wanted to join us in a bit of parking garage bashing she said, "No, I don't have an R/C. I guess I'm not in that club." She turned her nose up to using the loaner truck so I think this gift is going to be well received. I chose this exact model because it's a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades. It will be able to bash at the play park or in parking garage, turn laps at the track, or run the trails with my CC-01. She likes luxury brands so Mercedes > Suzuki but I also like that it's on a longer wheel base chassis than the Jimny. My hope is that it will be a bit more stable than its shorter chassis cousin, especially when running off-road. Since this is destined to be a Jack-of-all-trades rig I made specific choices to enhance its overall reliability and capability. The kit and primary components: Mercedes-Benz G 320 Cabrio - MF-01X (ITEM# 58629) Tactic TTX300 transmitter. I originally ordered a stick controller but it turned out to be incompatible with the receiver I purchased so has been replaced with this one. Tactic TR325 3-channel receiver. It's really small and antenna-less. Tactic TSX40 steering servo. Ball raced and metal gears for not a lot of cash. Hobbywing QuicRun 1060 ESC. This thing is ever popular for a reason. Motor 27T Brushed 540 - Dirt-Tuned (ITEM# 53929). I've had this new in my box for like a year now. I think it will slot in perfectly for the purposes of this build. Robinson Racing 1116 pinion - .6 Module steel pinion for longevity and durability. M05Ra F Parts - Upright (ITEM# 51425). The wife is even more OCD than I am. The red bits would have driven her bonkers. This parts sprue was pretty much a must have! Paint: PS-53 Lame flake. I want it to have a metal flake finish so I'm going to use this first, followed by... PS-46 Iridescent purple/green. Her favorite colors are purple and green so why choose when you don't have to? PS-5 Black. For the soft top and to back the PS-46. PS-55 Flat clear. I'll cut the over-spray film away from the soft-top and lay down a coat or two of the flat on the outside of the body to give it more of a fabric look. PS-31 Smoke. I went gang busters on my sons TT-02 windows so I don't know how much of this I have left and I didn't buy more. I'm thinking of just leaving the windows clear because it's more realistic that way, but is an iridescent purple/green Mercedes realistic to begin with? My cunning plan to have a completely finished truck for my wife before she returned home from a week at an out-of-town conference ended with a trimmed and fitted clear body. This turned out to be a good thing because she was really happy to choose the color herself. To that end, new paint has been ordered. Duratrax polycarbonate teal spray paint Duratrax polycarbonate basic black spray paint Duratrax polycarbonate black base cover spray paint Tamiya TS-17 aluminum silver (for side mirrors) Hop-ups and mods: CVA Super Mini Shock Unit (ITEM# 50746) X2. There's no way I could build my wife an R/C that ran on friction dampers! MF-01X Alum Motor Mount (ITEM# 54660). Certainly the Dirt Tuned motor doesn't require the extra rigidity or heat dissipation of the aluminum mount but I have a thing for blue, Tamiya motor mounts. Fast Eddy rubber shielded bearing kit for the MF-01X which includes: (20) 5x11x4 (2) 5x8x2.5 (2) 5x8x2.5 Flanged Body Mount Crossmember - M-Chassis Carbon (ITEM# 54530). There are a few after-market options out there but I think this one is the most elegant solution. Stainless Steel Sus Shaft - M-05 Ver.II (ITEM# 54613). I'm not a fan of the screw pins so will be replacing them with steel shafts. Some no-name 6.0 mm clamping 12 mm gray aluminum wheel hexes from eBay. 5mm Ball Connector: 57714 - Long (ITEM# 9805825). I'm going to use these on the rear suspension to allow for equal droop left to right. I've been kicking around the idea of getting the MF-01X Alum Servo Mount (ITEM# 54658) as well. It's out of stock in the states and certainly won't make it in time for her birthday but I'd say there's a 90% chance I'll add that down the line. I'm going to start on the build tonight and plan on opening the build with the body. I want to give a shout out to all the posters who put up build threads of their own MF-01X's for the inspiration. I also want to give Nobbi1977 and XVPilot special shout outs for guiding me with hop-up choices via PMs. Peace.
  3. joeling

    MF-01X Assemble !

    Hi Folks, Been on a MF-01X binge over the last few months. I have seven built and one still to go. Two will be runners while the rest shelf queens. Shelf queens mostly spot Tamiya Esc + 17.5T sensored Brushless motor. One of the Runners has up rated 80A Hobbyking esc & 13.5T motor. The other is a work in progress at the moment.
  4. taffer

    SALE PENDING

    Just to generate some funds...FREE UK SHIPPING, paypal gift pleaseAll superb condition, no ESC's£85 58581 m-05 Gopro Swift£85 58614 mf-01x Jimny£100 58601 wr-02g Kuma tractor£115 58616 CC-01 lwb VW Amarok£115 58406 DF-01 Porsche Cayenne Or just £400 for all of them, £350 collected (North east wales)They are all listed on ebay as well now
  5. I dedicate this thread to my stories with my little Tamiya Suzuki Jimny Since about one year I was fascinated by the options the 500KV ROC 412 would give to Road Car based Scale Rigs like my loved Traxxas 1/16 based Nissan Titan "The Independent" But I never really liked CC01 - and then came Jimny - affordable and technology that reminds me of my Tamiya Cup days. What could possible go wrong. So a kit was ordered and the build went pretty straight forward - as I wanted a car to beat hard - I only invested about 3 minutes for painting the body. After the car was built it was clear - that for my goal to finish a RECON G6 I would need a little bigger wheels. 96mm Dirt Grabbers showed to be far to big - so I purchased a set of 1.55 Baja MTZ on Steelies that look perfect to me. After some testing with brushed motors I finally implanted the 500 KV Tekin ROC 412 - and that was perfect right out of the box.