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i got some Manta Ray wing dimensions from Ferruz and got a plan on some custom stickers i plane to put on the Manta when its time for it at a later on date. mid may is when some E parts should be available on Ebay which contain the body posts and wing mounting parts to name a few important parts. no sense in painting a body unless you know where the mounting hole are though i should be able to paint a a fair amount of body surfaces that dont include the body post holes.

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Weekend RC fun with some RC buddies. Backyard on-road rallying and night trailing.

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TL01 rebuild today. 

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Took little man to the buggy track. At least he actually got to race this time. 

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@Nicadraus your night time pics of your expeditions always bring a smile to my face. They look like 1:1 vehicle expeditions with those lights installed and lighted up.

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46 minutes ago, nowinaminute said:

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I see you got one of those funky 'Southern Hemisphere' lunchboxes too 😄😄

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Public service announcement. 

Don't drink and solder :rolleyes::ph34r::unsure::lol:

 

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In other news, which may or may not be related to the above post. I finished the TL01 Celica GT4. 

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There used to be a thread here about our tools and toolboxes not long ago. Far from being able to give my contribution to it, I then realized how awfully miserable my tool/toolbox situation was.

I mean, I'm perfectly fine with the not-so-fancy tools I've got and when in need I just get whatever is needed, but it's the toolbox situation that really had to be addressed somehow.

Since I got back into RC around 3 years ago, my main toolbox has been a cardboard one! 

I'm sure the Hornet's inside-box wasn't engineered to see such intense and prolonged use:

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Does it get any more ghetto than this? 😅

 

So, I've finally decided to treat myself to a proper toolbox. This thing cost me 4 bucks and I got to personalize it with all sort of little Tamiya stickers

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Now every little thing is in order and harmony. What took me so long, I don't know. It felt real good to do that.

I think I had an organizingasm!

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4 minutes ago, Ferruz said:

There used to be a thread here about our tools and toolboxes not long ago. Far from being able to give my contribution to it, I then realized how awfully miserable my tool/toolbox situation was.

I mean, I'm perfectly fine with the not-so-fancy tools I've got and when in need I just get whatever is needed, but it's the toolbox situation that really had to be addressed somehow.

Since I got back into RC around 3 years ago, my main toolbox has been a cardboard one! 

I'm sure the Hornet's inside-box wasn't engineered to see such intense and prolonged use:

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Does it get any more ghetto than this? 😅

 

So, I've finally decided to treat myself to a proper toolbox. This thing cost me 4 bucks and I got to personalize it with all sort of little Tamiya stickers

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Now every little thing is in order and harmony. What took me so long, I don't know. It felt real good to do that.

I think I had an organizingasm!

I approve. A tidy tool box is a tidy mind... or something like that!

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3 minutes ago, toyolien said:

I approve. A tidy tool box is a tidy mind... or something like that!

Agreed 

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i got 2 plastic tool boxes, one of them being an older model is 2x-2.5x  bigger than a standard rectangular plastic lunch box. and another medium sized one for other tools. i got 3-4 large storage bins you can find in a dollar store or medium sized at tool/hardware store. the TT02 box just wasnt big enough to take the overflow of a TT02 and Slash set. i had to expand my set to accommodate TD 2021 parts and got another bin today at dollar store for the Manta. i think i have 2 more bins in my future easily...

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1 hour ago, Wez-li said:

Public service announcement. 

Don't drink and solder :rolleyes::ph34r::unsure::lol:

 

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7 minutes ago, nowinaminute said:

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I was soldering new motor wires on, put the iron down, had a drink, looked around for a bit, couldn't find the soldering iron I was just that second using... Then I found it, casually resting on the TL01 chassis :rolleyes:

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Ferruz - That's a great start.  I'm kind of a tool freak myself and have a relatively small and yet very functional and portable tool box for my RC stuff.  I've been rebuilding old M38 Wild Willy's and I can immediately tell which owners had proper tools and which did not by looking at how damaged the screw heads and various parts are.  Proper (quality) tools are essential for this hobby and you are definitely on the right track.  Keep it up.

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i got the stickers i hope to be made for the Manta sorted out and waiting for a reply from that company. i had them make some small vinyl stickers to put on my daily driver 1-2 years ago. hopefully they can scale down the stickers to a 1:10 RC body.

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Finally had some time to look into some things...

- Fix the hex driveshaft on the B-Rat and set up the electronics with the new receiver (no pics but the test drive was a success!)

- rough sand the Grasshopper body and clean it up ready for glue and final sanding

- re-space the wheels on the Hawk for a wider track (actually just returning it to normal by installing bigger hexes for the TRX wheels)

- fabricate new shocks for the front of the Blackfoot and get the electronics ready for the new ESC

Also went for a bash with my cousin, wrecked the Sledgehammer upside down into a giant muddy ditch at my uncle's house but luckily the damage was only cosmetic :ph34r:

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7 hours ago, toyolien said:

I approve. A tidy tool box is a tidy mind... or something like that!

Back in school may electronics teacher had a different take and sticker to match - a tidy desk is a sign of a sick mind :lol:

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More bashing than fixing lately & the jobs mount up. Going to run some cars later so a few things to do 1st

 

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The wide track konghead needs a wheel & the donor vehicle is my souped up Lunchbox shelfer which has WW2 wheels I can take plus they have foams in. Kong got Losi steering arms & we still managed to bend one! Easy fix bent back in line... ish! (This is the before photo :rolleyes: )
 

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another job is a 2nd fix on the most bashed of all our runners, might need more than glue this time 

 

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hmm maybe that’s a job for a another (less sunny) day 

 

have a good one fellas B)

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Put in some laps for the Postal Racing in the back yard. The track is difficult - the backyard is only 12m wide, so the 10m long track only just fits. At one end is the Hedge of Death that will grab and eat any car that gets too close, the other end is the wife's pot plants that don't like getting slammed by a high speed car. I put in some laps with both the Comical Hornet and the Neo Scorcher; but I still didn't beat my record that I did in a park at Easter. The wider spaces of the park allowed higher speeds through the turns, our tight backyard is totally unforgiving of any corners taken too wide. The backyard is also not level, witha severe dip towards one side, and a concrete path crosses the track twice, just to mess things up a bit more. I mowed the grass extra low today to try to improve the track, but it only seemed to make the bumps and potholes worse. The most important thing was that we had fun; which we did.

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I was supposed to be getting her ready to be sold, not soldered :ph34r:

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11 hours ago, Cynan said:

Back in school may electronics teacher had a different take and sticker to match - a tidy desk is a sign of a sick mind :lol:

I see where that comes from! 

I enjoy a tidy desk/toolbox when I get to have one because my mind is usually all over the place and therefore not very tidy at all :lol:

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