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45 minutes ago, wtcc5 said:

So nice to see all you guys having so much fun outside and inside!

I am busy with my FF-03 project (see Builds section) and today rebuild my (ex) ultimate club racer TT-02. It was once the full maximum of tuning option possible TT-02 (featured on the „The RC Racer“ website), but lost some of its precious parts as I build and hopupped the TC-01 and just recently the FF-03.

It is a roller now and will stay in this state until the racing season starts again:
 

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My next kit will be TT02 based, probably a Rally Subaru Shell

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Spent half an hour or so supervising one of my boys (aged 7) repairing his Super Hotshot that got broken in the summer.

One front upright needed to be replaced as the lower ball joint had pulled out and stripped the thread. Both front driveshafts needed replacing as well. One was understandably lost when the upright broke, but the other just fell out!

For his first time "on the spanners" he did well.

Only thing left is to reattach the bumper, which also came off in the same run but I had forgotten so hadn't ordered any screws.

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Today i got my 2 Rallycars TL01s ready.

The Lancia has a cheap Lightset and a Dumbo RC gyro receiver in it. Sadly i can't  set a Sensitivity and the Headlights do not work on the 3 Channelbutton, so i hat to use the 6th channel with the potentiometer.

 

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Today, I realised I had a spare set of VQS high caps, so after much thought of which car to fit them to, I decided to fit high end hop ups on a low end car, I am very happy with the result....

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Helped a little person substantially complete his Super Storm Dragon.

Still gotta finish painting the driver and doing the decals. He wants box art.

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I finally got a start on the VQS. I must say, I'm quite enjoying the build thus far. I also appreciate the relative complexity as compared to my most recent DT-02 build. 

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Bought a second VQS on Towerhobbies because the price is too good to pass up with premier coupons. I've now got 2 NIB VQS and 2 NIB HI-CAP Sets!

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7 hours ago, Snappy1 said:

Today, I realised I had a spare set of VQS high caps, so after much thought of which car to fit them to, I decided to fit high end hop ups on a low end car, I am very happy with the result....

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This looks superb and has really changed how I view this model.

Have you got a Striker as well?

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51 minutes ago, Grumpy pants said:

This looks superb and has really changed how I view this model.

Have you got a Striker as well?

Best answer, not yet but I have been searching for a striker and a FX-10

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1 hour ago, Badcrumble said:

Been getting some virtual practice @Wahoo? That takes me back, as does the TV!

Ya, i love me some Segarally esecially the first Game on the Arcademachine.

 

I would love to have some Sega Rally Props, e.g. the Startpult.

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Sat in the hot hot sun drinking beer and painting this yesterday arvo (it isn't finished, so will get some outside pics when I have done a few more things).

Also noticed a bit of grime and waterspots on my lowride pumpkin, so found the three set of Tamiya cutting compounds and gave it a good polish up.

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17 hours ago, Snappy1 said:

Today, I realised I had a spare set of VQS high caps, so after much thought of which car to fit them to, I decided to fit high end hop ups on a low end car, I am very happy with the result....

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What I would do to get my hands on another sonic fighter, it takes me back 30 years to when I had mine, so many memories.

I'm sure mine was painted with a brush though, and definitely didn't have wheels and shocks like those!

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6 minutes ago, berman said:

Sat in the hot hot sun drinking beer.

 

As I watch the snow falling outside, this makes me feel quite envious. 😭

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This was yesterday, but it took me a good 24 hrs to cool down before my language could be suitable for a forum again.

Took a light run in the park, car was like 80-100 mt away from me when it suddenly lost control: when I released the throttle, instead of stopping the car went off the path at full speed and crashed into the only curb of the area. I don't know if it was an interference of some sort, maybe all the wi-fis and other signals of the city and the cold, anyway managed to bend a hard steel prop shaft, along with various other minor breakages

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An accurate portrait of my immediate reaction -only visual, as I had to keep myself from cursing because of some younger public around me-

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Replacements are on the way, but man, why is that? Did any of you experience a momentary lack of control with the 2.4ghz system? 

I tried it again and everything seems fine now, also when we are in the country I drive the car much further away than tht without any issues, so I still hope it was just an unfortunate fluke.

 

Well, nothing like a major crash here and there to put things in perspective 😅 

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Today’s I started my “surprise” Schumacher Top Cat build while watching 1980s IFMAR world championship racing on YouTube. This is my first non-Tamiya build and I’m enjoying it so far.

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I weighed a few Avante family cars with some very interesting results,

Re re Egress , no battery or shell
Avante 2001 with hop ups,no battery no shell

Re re VQS no battery no shell

Who would have thought ? 
 

They are all running triple ball diff 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Ministrone said:

As I watch the snow falling outside, this makes me feel quite envious. 😭

The feelings mutual. I don't get snow where I am, have to go down to the mountains for that, never driven an RC in snow before ☹

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39 minutes ago, berman said:

The feelings mutual. I don't get snow where I am, have to go down to the mountains for that, never driven an RC in snow before ☹

I hate snow I even hate the word snow!........Snow should be made illegal give me summer 365 days a year👍

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On 12/29/2020 at 3:33 AM, msgimartin said:

I finally got a start on the VQS. I must say, I'm quite enjoying the build thus far. I also appreciate the relative complexity as compared to my most recent DT-02 build. 

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There seems to be a bit of a VQS festival going on  at the moment. 

Jimmy De Ville of 5th Gear and Goblin Garage is doing a daily Facebook Live build of the VQS kit. I haven't managed to check it out yet. Largely due to me being a Facebook novice.

https://m.facebook.com/JimmydeVillesGarage/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

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On 12/29/2020 at 3:33 AM, msgimartin said:

I finally got a start on the VQS. I must say, I'm quite enjoying the build thus far. I also appreciate the relative complexity as compared to my most recent DT-02 build. 

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Obviously we need to see the finished buggy (that's the unwritten rule:D) what motor are you putting in looks like the sport tuned? 

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On 12/21/2020 at 1:05 PM, Fabia130vRS said:

Maybe the potentiometers in the transmitter 

I will open it up and have a look, thanks!

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