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Started fitting up a turnbuckle kit to my Blitzer and had a poke around at my newly acquired Kyosho Beetle. Ordered a new body set & decals for it as a spare. Need to sort out some running gear next month to get her running 🙂

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Replacing the bearings and freeing up the gears has given me a new trick, it can flip back onto it’s wheels from standstill.

Other than that, before taking my kid to school we went to the big park and have been letting the dogs chase the car, some inquisitive and some that simply want to kill it, we’ve got more top speed most of the time, I’d say it’s Car 1 – Dog 1.

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4 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

 

Top tip - give the sticks a few coats of clear yellow or orange (depending on how dark you want to go)  - it gives them a lovely deep varnished wood look

Thanks for that - I was going to have a go with tea bags! Should have asked The Oracle... :D.

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Sorry to say my built RC have been neglected for some time while I was occupied elsewehere.  Time to start to a clean up, and see what's required. 

 

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11 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

 

Yesterday I had another epiphany (I really should look that up and find out what it is in case it's serious) 

I took the Durga to the bmx/pump track for a proper run......

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Yup - that was why I left them on the shelf :wacko:

If you're wondering why the picture is slightly blurry it's because I was sobbing whilst taking it.

So to those who have projects in progress and planned with me, everything has been pushed back 2 months while I strip and rebuild this and find brand new replacement parts......

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Oh dear. That looks poorly.

Was the BMX track in the vicinity of a farmer with a muck spreader?

Bet you wish you'd kept it in a plastic box now don't you? 😋

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spent far too long trying to remove super glue from an Avante2001 FRP upper deck (where a PO had super glued the velcro!), if they weren't so rare I'd just buy another one to save me an hour wasted off my life.....  :(

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2 hours ago, Peter_B said:

Oh dear. That looks poorly.

Was the BMX track in the vicinity of a farmer with a muck spreader?

Bet you wish you'd kept it in a plastic box now don't you? 😋

Its only a bit of mud:rolleyes:

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Finished this. 

Been hankering after a TB01 for a while to give me a 1 2 3 4 TB line up. 

Getting hop ups and bits from various places and people is part of the enjoyment for me but main reason for a 01 is that I can use a Escort body on it now as the body posts are in the right place🍾🙂

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3 minutes ago, svenb said:

Finished this. 

Been hankering after a TB01 for a while to give me a 1 2 3 4 TB line up. 

Getting hop ups and bits from various places and people is part of the enjoyment for me but main reason for a 01 is that I can use a Escort body on it now as the body posts are in the right place🍾🙂

 

Forgot to add, put the longer universal shafts on the rear to stop the Escort pram wheel issue and it fills it out nicely 👍. This body belongs to my TA03 I've a Tiger striped for this. 

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Today I took the Manta Ray out for Round 2 at the improvised backyard track. I'm really happy with how it handles now, precise but still fun to drive. Two battery packs of trouble free operation despite driving at full speed and all the jumps (always nice when that happens).

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After the track I took the car for a roll in the undergrowth behind... now it smells like freshly chopped mushrooms cause it was literally paved with these 😲

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2 hours ago, Ferruz said:

 

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That's a really nice cozy house there. That lawn is really very spacious too! :)

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15 hours ago, Peter_B said:

Oh dear. That looks poorly.

Was the BMX track in the vicinity of a farmer with a muck spreader?

Bet you wish you'd kept it in a plastic box now don't you? 😋

Don't put more worries in my head please! :wacko:

Yes, I am wishing it had stayed NIB with a little plastic storage box of hop ups snuggled alongside on the shelf. :(

I'm wondering if it's possible to shrinkwrap them? Anyone got any experience in this? ;)

I spent about 3 hours last night stripping it apart and giving it a thorough clean.  The good news is is handled the abuse pretty well - especially as it cartwheeled on the axles several times 🤔😬👍 The bad news is I need to get some replacements - the chassis and alloy motor heatsink picked up some scratches as did the front bumper, so they all need swapping out, but other than those it's all good 😜

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my beautiful anodised part is ruined - just ruined I tell you!!

 

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one for the scrap bin.....

 

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looks ok from this side, but when you turn it over.........

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Horrifying!!!

Why do we run these things again???

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2 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

Don't put more worries in my head please! :wacko:

Yes, I am wishing it had stayed NIB with a little plastic storage box of hop ups snuggled alongside on the shelf. :(

I'm wondering if it's possible to shrinkwrap them? Anyone got any experience in this? ;)

I spent about 3 hours last night stripping it apart and giving it a thorough clean.  The good news is is handled the abuse pretty well - especially as it cartwheeled on the axles several times 🤔😬👍 The bad news is I need to get some replacements - the chassis and alloy motor heatsink picked up some scratches as did the front bumper, so they all need swapping out, but other than those it's all good 😜

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my beautiful anodised part is ruined - just ruined I tell you!!

 

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one for the scrap bin.....

 

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looks ok from this side, but when you turn it over.........

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Horrifying!!!

Why do we run these things again???

Seems too late to look back, my friend. At this point, why not keeping it as your runner? Those scratches may stay on the car, but psychologically they should heal with time! Just think of all the fun you can have, and when you cringe just turn around and look at your other pristine shelfers! 

You know what they say... once they've tasted the mud, you can't force them back on a shelf :D

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31 minutes ago, Ferruz said:

Seems too late to look back, my friend. At this point, why not keeping it as your runner? Those scratches may stay on the car, but psychologically they should heal with time! Just think of all the fun you can have, and when you cringe just turn around and look at your other pristine shelfers! 

You know what they say... once they've tasted the mud, you can't force them back on a shelf :D

I don't know - a big part of me is saying it's violated now and will never be pure and unsullied again, so I should just scrap the whole thing.

I'm unfamiliar with this term "runner" - can you explain it please?

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7 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

Don't put more worries in my head please! :wacko:

Yes, I am wishing it had stayed NIB with a little plastic storage box of hop ups snuggled alongside on the shelf. :(

I'm wondering if it's possible to shrinkwrap them? Anyone got any experience in this? ;)

I spent about 3 hours last night stripping it apart and giving it a thorough clean.  The good news is is handled the abuse pretty well - especially as it cartwheeled on the axles several times 🤔😬👍 The bad news is I need to get some replacements - the chassis and alloy motor heatsink picked up some scratches as did the front bumper, so they all need swapping out, but other than those it's all good 😜

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my beautiful anodised part is ruined - just ruined I tell you!!

 

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one for the scrap bin.....

 

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looks ok from this side, but when you turn it over.........

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Horrifying!!!

Why do we run these things again???

It does seem a shame JB to make it a shelf Queen again, you had a lot fun running it and there will less guilt next time. 
 

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11 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

I'm unfamiliar with this term "runner" - can you explain it please?

A runner is a runner once the screws have been shot blasted with use enough  that they ain’t never coming out. Your tub still has heaps of life left in it yet 😉

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2020 at 7:43 PM, Rb4276 said:

Finally added new driveshafts for my txt2 i had ordered and machined out to 6mm. Hopefully they last like they say. 

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If they don't last go with Traxxas revo shafts. I've run them on 4S with a 1/8 brushless fitted in my TXT-1 and didn't manage to break them.

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Charged battery for my Fox.

Started my run and thought "wow, this thing is anaemic!" About 30 seconds in, Fox staged a sit-down strike. Diagnosed the problem as being the motor.

Replaced motor with a slightly used unit I had, Fox happy again.

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I pulled out the rear gearbox off my hotshot and took it apart, one of the diff outdrive cups is badly worn and  because of that the dogbone started to bind en vibrate the car.

So have to order new drive cups, and I noticed that the rear dogbone lenght is the same as the wt-01 model so I am going to replace the rear dogbones with hpi ones that I have, they are the same lenght, the hpi dogbones have a  longer dogbone pin, with these the outdrives wil still wear but the dogbones do not bind because they do not eat in to the drive cup , I have done the same to my wt-01 truck.

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19 hours ago, Grumpy pants said:

It does seem a shame JB to make it a shelf Queen again, you had a lot fun running it and there will less guilt next time. 
 

No don't worry - it won't become a shelf queen! :D and just to clarify - I'm not going to be buying a new chassis or motor heatsink!

In case you hadn't picked up on it I'm somewhat OCD about tidiness and things being perfect - I've trained myself to be restrained about it in most day to day things but I hadn't realised quite how I'd let it go wild on my RC stuff. I used to be like this with my motorbikes - I'd take them out for a ride and as soon as I got home I would strip the bike down practically to the bare frame - fairing, tank, lights, seat, undercowls, mudguards - all came off to clean it fastidiously. I even dropped the engine a few times to get in all the nooks and crannies. It seems I'm back to that behaviour with my RC cars! ;) 

So no - the Durga will be a runner - but it will get stripped every time!

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