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I donated a SCX10.2 to a friend and soldered a new style battery connector.  The guy at the LHS saw the 4-pin Deans that I still use and said “Wow, haven’t seen those in 30 years!”.  I’m old :(

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26 minutes ago, Badcrumble said:

I had the M05-RA with the torque tuned motor. I have the same problem as @alvinlwh, veering off to the right at full throttle. Hold your finger down and it will do donuts. I too am using a Carson Tx / Rx so will switch it out for something better and see if it cures it before stripping down the diff (though on reading his thread, I can see a winter tear-down looming).

Wow! Yours is virtually a twin of of mine, even down to the radio gear and the direction of veering problem. Good luck in finding and fixing the problem. Hope it is a straight forward fix. Mine does not actually need a complete teardown as it was a drivetrain issue, so external. Just that I never expected an expensive hopup part to be the cause, which is why I "went in" to the diff first. 

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Check out what my wife got me!  :lol:

I’m not sure what RC this is, but it came straight from Japan and certainly going to be placed next to my other A90 models.  

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Went for a nice trail walk with the Sludgehammer and started putting a video together--first time recording and walking at the same time :ph34r: (just a screenshot below)

Also put a boost pack in the Grasshopper to see how much of a difference it makes, and... well... it may have broken 30mph--which would be awesome! It'll do over 25 on a 7.2V NiMH, and it seems like the 2 extra cells make a big difference. But after a few grip rolls, the servo suddenly went full lock to one side, ripping out one of the tie rods and stalling the car. I haven't dug into it yet to see how much other damage there is, but apparently the cheapo MG996 servos don't like my abuse, especially with the additional weight of the extra batteries (this is the 2nd servo that has failed in this car--but I do grip roll it a lot, basically at least once every time out). Or maybe the Grasshopper is just hungry for servos now that it's finally a Hornet? (I admit I haven't checked the ESC or Rx yet)

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Finally got my Lunchbox in primer!

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Also found a pinhole where I filled in the roof I’ll have to putty, maybe some wet sanding and a sealer coat and it should be paint ready after that😁

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That said, I’m rather proud of the filler job I did on this roof, not so much plugging the antenna hole since that didn’t take that much work, but the roof vent opening since I managed to get the ribs almost perfectly lined up and only will need a small dot of body filler on the entire roof!

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Now my Clod, on the other hand……..  I went to do some more work on it’s body since I had problems with the primer I put on it in June of 2020 had lifted with masking tape after cutting out the tail lights for an AMPro tail light set, then found I’ve still got a problem across the shell, including the tailgate/roll pan and front valance pieces.  I basically need to get a couple gallons of Super Clean and a storage tub big enough to fit a Clod body in for a dip in the “Purple Pond” to strip it and try again.🤬

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On 9/12/2021 at 3:36 AM, Re-Bugged said:

Saw this on Tamico, and put an order in 😃

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Of all the M06’s this has to be one of my favourites. So no snoozing and loosing this time. 

Pleaseeee do a build thread on this. I am interested in getting a M-06 myself. 

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34 minutes ago, alvinlwh said:

Pleaseeee do a build thread on this. I am interested in getting a M-06 myself. 

I’ll see what I can do 👍🏻, it’ll be fairly stock other than the CVA Super Mini Shocks I put in the order and some Bearings. As it happens I just got notification today that it’s already in the post and on its way.

I would of thought there must be a Build thread on an M06 somewhere??

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1 hour ago, Re-Bugged said:

I’ll see what I can do 👍🏻, it’ll be fairly stock other than the CVA Super Mini Shocks I put in the order and some Bearings. As it happens I just got notification today that it’s already in the post and on its way.

I would of thought there must be a Build thread on an M06 somewhere??

I am sure there is but as you may already know:

A. The search function on the forum actually don't work that well, especially of the title does not contain the exact phrase I used to search. 

B. Some of the build threads are quite "messy", if you know what I mean... Some are filled with ideas and discussions instead of build information in the first page(s).

 

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Today I was asked by my wife to keep quiet (which is basically impossible for me, but somehow managed) so instead of driving my RC cars inside the house or practice cajon in my music lounge, besides work, I organized my closet filled with old RC stuff from the late 90’s.   

Folks remember these things?   Younglings probably look at this thing as if they were staring at a VHS recorder.. :wacko: :blink: :ph34r: <=

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Also found that my rear dampers on my WR02 Jimny was leaking pretty badly so swapped the x-rings and topped off the oil.   And drove my GF01.  :D

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decided to save time and not change the front gearbox. drilled through the 3 holes to secure the front bumper. 7/64 drill and then put anti wear plastic grease on the screw 3x16mm/ they werent particularly long enough but i got them all snug and a solid bumper. wanted a more secure mount so went to work to use some of my tools from the box. tapped more threads on the 3x21mm revo brake bolts. had trouble getting it 100% as a small vicegrip made it easy to only miss 1mm from the head cap. took the longest of the 3 added a modified 2.5mm washer reamed to fit 3mm shaft and replaced the front screw with the 3x21mm screw and 3mm nut. the 2 side ones dont really have much space for the head to fit unless i take a bit off the angled corners. happy enough with the 2 and 1 thread fix. have the spare parts for the gearbox should anything happen later on.

took the proper tool to tap threads ie the T bar for when i get around to doing the rear gear box ie swa out the main case where it screws into the tub. will need to drill and tap the 2 top holes as they are scarfed and the 2 bottom ones will have self tappers when they arrive.

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Not exactly today, but I didn't have access to the internet for a while.

One last beautiful Nova Scotia beach and shoreline for the Hornet before we started heading back.

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There was yet one more doggy encounter, and this one was priceless since she was so into it! We all laughed to tears, especially the lady that owned the dog. She was absolutely stunned with the RC thing, and left wishing to buy one.

As for me, I left with a possible business idea: an RC doggy care. Be like "bring your dog over for an afternoon, and you'll sleep well that night" :lol:

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Today was a busy work day and did not have time for RC.. well, I did zip a 12min run on my WW2 before calling it a night.  :lol:

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In addition to the Grasshopper 2 Black Edition covered in another thread, my wonderful wife gave me several other useful RC bits for my birthday, including these lovely blue shock absorbers which are about to be fitted to my TL-01 LA.

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An older chassis, but still a very good one, it is the spiritual predecessor to my TT-02 type S, which already has all the blue bits I would want to throw at it. As such, I think it deserves a bit more blue too. It already has blue ball connectors, wheel nuts and a motor with a blue endbell on it. I think the shocks will compliment the look very nicely.

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Unpacked my clone and I know for certain it's not going to stay like this I'll strip it completely replace all the bearings and servos and it definitely isn't staying like this! I'm not going down the route of my first clone (bruiser copy) something different for a change? The grey one is an original bruiser!

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My wife bought me a Servo and 3PV once @TurnipJF, if you could be so kind as to compile a full detailed list of all the RC stuff your wonderful wife has bought you. So I can show it to mine please as I’m sure she won’t want to be out done and will then lift her game a bit 😉

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23 minutes ago, Re-Bugged said:

My wife bought me a Servo and 3PV once @TurnipJF, if you could be so kind as to compile a full detailed list of all the RC stuff your wonderful wife has bought you. So I can show it to mine please as I’m sure she won’t want to be out done and will then lift her game a bit 😉

It will be a long list! Most of my hobby gear has arrived in the form of Christmas, birthday or anniversary gifts from my wife, as has hers from me. 😁

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And here they are, built and fitted:

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I think they look much better than CVAs visible under the rear of the NSX shell that the chassis wears when on display. 

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The CVAs worked perfectly well so I am not expecting a performance boost, but these look nicer, are easier to adjust, and free up the CVAs for use on another project I have in mind. 

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