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It finally stopped raining after weeks of it pretty much non-stop so I took the opportunity to get out! Ground was still soaking wet after 2 days of sun but I couldn't hold back any longer. Went for a 2 hour stroll with the Lunchbox. Freaked a few dog walkers and runners out with the lights after it got dark lol.

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With the last piece (motor mount) turning up yesterday, and the two motors for the M05/M06 turning up today. I set about swapping my M05 from V1 to V2.

Parts changed were:

Lightly Tuned Motor

Alu V2 motor mount

V2 Stainless steel hinge pins

V2 A Parts

One piece lower suspension arms

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I could care less about the V2 being square Lipo friendly, but no end caps and being expected to use 'racing tape' to hold a battery in, is annoying. Thinking of putting a M03/TL01 quick release on it.

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Also while searching for a 15mm countersunk machine screw for the front of the M05 (previous owner had put a 3x10mm tapper in there) I found some replacement drive cup joints for my GF-01, which I was going to order online, score! So chucked them in.

The old ones have had a rough life 😆

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25 minutes ago, rwordenjr said:

Which bumper ? 

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The lower one IMO suits the colour scheme better.

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30 minutes ago, rwordenjr said:

Which bumper ? 

Lower one, silver definitely looks better than the red. I'd imagine the original black would look cool too.. 

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6 minutes ago, TurnipJF said:

The lower one IMO suits the colour scheme better.

I’ve got this body too 😉

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14 minutes ago, Grotty Otty said:

Lower one, silver definitely looks better than the red. I'd imagine the original black would look cool too.. 

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42 minutes ago, rwordenjr said:

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Going purely on looks, I would say the original looks best of all.

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99% reassembled the HCT last night whilst watching Fast and Loud.

Just need to test the gearbox, fit the steering wheel, give it a wipe and then I’ll list it on Sunday if times allows. 

Looking forward to putting the Wild One on the mat next and checking it over. 

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15 hours ago, nowinaminute said:

It finally stopped raining after weeks of it pretty much non-stop so I took the opportunity to get out! Ground was still soaking wet after 2 days of sun but I couldn't hold back any longer. Went for a 2 hour stroll with the Lunchbox. Freaked a few dog walkers and runners out with the lights after it got dark lol.



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I'd want this for when I have go out late at night to inspect strange and creepy things roaming around the house

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With the smell of stuffing and faux turkey (we're vegetarians) cooking in the house, I stepped out for a run with my patched together old Blackfoot. Its a creaky, old mish-mash of parts that still gets up and goes when called upon.

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...and of course jumping in a pile of leaves is still fun when you're an old man like my Blackfoot...

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Took one of the Javelins to a park and got it dirty.

I would like to endorse Kyosho titanium turnbuckles. I and the kidlets messed up so many jumps and flipped so many times that the suspension should look like a pretzel by now.

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I've been thinking about old pan cars recently, so I decided to get these two out and get them on their feet. On the left is my trusty old RC10LSO, which I've owned for 25 years now. On the right is a Hyperdrive car that came in a lot of stuff I bought a couple years back. It cleaned up OK, and seems to be functional. Both should be fun on my new asphalt on the side of the house.

What I don't have are bodies for them. Good excuse to pick up a couple of the RJ Speed classic muscle car bodies, or some VTA touring car shells, I think...

 

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Winter is back <_< 

At least the old Boss doesn't need any winterizing at all

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Thought I fried a motor, but it looks like it might be just a broken brush wire :wacko: autopsy and repair now

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On 11/26/2020 at 1:51 PM, berman said:

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One trick I use for any drive-cup like this that ages prematurely is rotate it from front right to rear left (and front left to rear right and so on), effectively reversing the cups so you get more life out of them. It just means your braking performance is slightly delayed.

 

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9 hours ago, rwordenjr said:

Ordered the rere hicaps for the vqs and mci repro decals. Mci decals 25% off for the next day ! 

Thanks for the heads-up, I've ordered a couple of sets of decals for my recently purchased (not quite a Tamiya) Mini shell. Might have to get another shell now...

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I thought the grass hopper was supposed to be an easy build.. I can’t tell you how long it took to get all the stripe stickers aligned properly!

I’m not entirely sure what to do with the bits of sticker that partially cover the front screw c’bores.. so if anyone has any advice please shout!

 

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Some more body sanding done, holes reamed out and fit checked with chassis. Cleaning and masking then probably a long wait for a dry painting day...

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4 hours ago, Badcrumble said:

Thanks for the heads-up, I've ordered a couple of sets of decals for my recently purchased (not quite a Tamiya) Mini shell. Might have to get another shell now...

Ordered another Mini shell for the stickers I ordered this morning.

No Black Friday offers other than MCI Racing have tempted me .

Came close to ordering an SCX10iii from Nexus models for £391, it seems like the price of the kit is dropping - it is now sub-£400 on Modelsport, I'm sure it was £440 recently. OTOH, I need a new laptop.

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9 hours ago, Lee76 said:

I thought the grass hopper was supposed to be an easy build.. I can’t tell you how long it took to get all the stripe stickers aligned properly!

I’m not entirely sure what to do with the bits of sticker that partially cover the front screw c’bores.. so if anyone has any advice please shout!

 

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On mine I carefully cut semicircles out of the stickers to provide unrestricted access to the screw holes. 

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