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For me, almost done with the outer wooden border for my Kyosho Mini-Z 4x4 terrain tiles.   It should be ready to use by early evening.  B)

I'm using Elmer's wood glue (not kids school glue) and the bonding strength is super strong... like the dowel will snap before the glued area.. The tiles are not perfectly square so I made it just a hair smaller to allow the flat area of the tiles to over lap just a hair.. better than seeing my EVA foam tile peeking through between the terrain.. :blink:  :lol:

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Next up, I should be getting a bunch of popsicle sticks so will make a bridge and stuff..   The tiles will be semi-permanently placed on the EVA form in the pretend pylon test course as I was able to give it some dedicated space without affecting the on-road section of the course. 

Now deciding what to do with the one blank wall in the pretend pylon test course..   I am thinking about getting a small-list 60" TV mounted, or get large wall art..  not sure which.

Update... the wood glue is now dry and tried it the outer trim.  VERY GOOD.   No more shifting of tiles.   I am enjoying these tiles a lot more now.. huge difference. This is a must if one gets these tiles.  :D 

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Today I fitted the Big Bores to the TD2. They were a joy to make and will be completely wasted on me when running. 
Only issue is I think I’ll have to put softer oil in the front. I’ll give her a quick run first to decide. 

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46 minutes ago, Nick-W said:

Today I fitted the Big Bores to the TD2. They were a joy to make and will be completely wasted on me when running. 
Only issue is I think I’ll have to put softer oil in the front. I’ll give her a quick run first to decide. 

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Nice. I've got some waiting to go onto my TD-2. Let me know what they're like when you run them.👍

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Just got some practice in with this thing. Unfortunately the paint on this one is very flakey compared to my Frog.

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I just bought another Striker!

I was only browsing for M chassis stuff, how on earth did that happen?!

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For me, besides crawling my MiniZ 4x4, ordered some factory LED's for my the Rubicon and a spare body for my MiniZ buggy.  B)   

Will see who will be carrying the new Ultima Joel Johnson edition and place pre-order soon.

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On 7/28/2023 at 1:50 AM, Kowalski86 said:

More so, a 20T will help you to manage your wheelspin on acceleration. FWDs like to peel out if you accelerate too fast, and that's what leads to bald tires.

I do reccomend a steel or hardened aluminum pinion for long term use, they're 0.6 mod sized.

Sorry, I think you and @JimBear are talking at cross purposes - JimBear was going down to a 16T(ooth) pinion, so more acceleration, less top speed, I think you thought he meant a 16T(urn) brushed motor, so more top speed. Hopefully you 2 can clear this up! I agree with the recommendation of a metal pinion.

@Willy iine if you're getting another Kyosho Mini Z 4x4, and I recommend that you do, the Jimny's crawling performance is limited, due to smaller wheels and tires and terrible approach angles. It is very pretty though!

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39 minutes ago, lsear2905 said:

Sorry, I think you and @JimBear are talking at cross purposes - JimBear was going down to a 16T(ooth) pinion, so more acceleration, less top speed, I think you thought he meant a 16T(urn) brushed motor, so more top speed.

No problem, I assumed that he meant the pinion. All of my FWD M-chassis they had their share of wheelspin with the 20T pinion, a 16T pinion would just make it harder to manage with less top speed.

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Thanks @lsear2905 - yes you are right in that I was talking about a Tooth (as in 16 teeth pinion). Brushless motors aren't on my list (for the foreseeable future anyways). I am going to keep the 20 T pinion in there at the moment and we'll see how it works out when I get on-road with it.

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1 minute ago, JimBear said:

Thanks @lsear2905 - yes you are right in that I was talking about a Tooth (as in 16 teeth pinion). Brushless motors aren't on my list (for the foreseeable future anyways). I am going to keep the 20 T pinion in there at the moment and we'll see how it works out when I get on-road with it.

I run 12 turn brushed motors in a lot of my 1:10 Tamiya (CW01, WR02G, GF01, G601) combined with a 2S so I get plenty of power, but with smoother power delivery than a non-sensored brushless. 

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For me, I need to head to the office today for my money making gig so RC wise today is mainly a brain storming day for what I want to do to finish up the pretend pylon test course.   Still a few more tweaks to do..

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The weather wasn’t great for a run out today so I set to on the DT03. The shocks came off of the TD2 and were rebuilt to the spec in the DT02MS manual. New turnbuckles, new low friction shafts, motor mount and ball diff were fitted (I’m not sure about the diff). The front end was shimmed up an then a set of dual blocks to finish. It’s about as near as can be a DT03MS. I’ve got a 201 wing to cut out but ran out of time. 
So there we go. The DT03 has had far too much spent on it so is no longer my parts test mule but part of the fleet proper. 

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Oh yeah. The Lancia had its new shoes fitted too. 

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After winter was very unkind to my Wild Willy 2 tyres I finally got around to addressing the issue:

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Rims were in poor shape and the tyres have disintegrated.

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CR-01 Wheels and tyres seemed like a good fit for the look I'm going for

Problem is; the plastic beadlock-style CR-01 wheels rub on the WR-01 front uprights (TL-01 knuckles basically)

It's too much a-rubbin' for some simple wider hexes, I'm going to need to order some more TG10 long wheel axles, part #50808. Literally just checked-out on Plaza Japan too, now I'm going to need an excuse to order some more stuff :lol:

The wheels I had on originally were of much more positive offset. I fitted the CR01 tyres to them just to get a feel for how this should end up:

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Pretty Cool B)

Yeah Racing shock springs are way, way too hard even for this twin-motor beast. I have some CC01 barrel springs on their way for it. 

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Today, I finally got round to finishing off Operation Old Girl, the not-quite-exact replica my original 1987 Thunder Dragon (aka the "The Old Girl").

As I went along I decided to follow the box art a little closer, as if I was building the car for the first time, and properly detail the driver figure.  The build is almost bone stock except for bearings and a 15T steel pinion.  It has a silver can, a Tamiya ESC and a Carson receiver plus I painted the shell using a clear bodyset rather than use a factory painted shell from a re-re.

I'm very, very happy with it - a proper trip down nostagia lane!  :D

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On 7/30/2023 at 11:41 PM, Willy iine said:

Thanks.. B)  The big one is my 2020 GR Supra 3.0 Premium.

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Here is my other smaller drifting Supra.  :D 

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What wheels are they? Thats stunning!

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3 hours ago, Kpowell911 said:

What wheels are they? Thats stunning!

Thanks, those are DS Racing wheels with drift tires.   B)

For me, got home and drove my Mini-Z a bit to unwind.  Had a good time.   

 

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More for display in the pretend pylon test course.  B)

(added Optima Mini-Z for display since it matches the blue and yellow theme) 

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I did some more work on the Big Boss here and there during the last few days. Gave it a nice clean and a little facelift, and I put the leftovers of the Mid's decal sheet to good use. Now there's some nice proper Kyosho related stickers in place of some old faded ones. 

Needless to say, I also ran it extensively, as it's been a while and I was missing that feeling. It drives great now, to the point that I'm considering taking it on vacation with us this year in place of the loyal Hornet (if we even get to go on vacation, that is, lol).

New dogbones for the Boss should also be in the mailbox any day now, as well as some new rear tires for the Hornet.

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Today was still too wet to to take anything out so it was the turn of the Dark Impact to get some love. The aeration dampers were rebuilt using the DF03 setting springs and the TRF seals (I can’t find who told me on here about using these but thanks!). She was then cleaned up a bit and left looking pretty good. 

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That's a good looking buggy @Nick-WB)

Nice action shots as always @Ferruz   :D 

 

For me, finished the Mini-Z 4x4 bridge for my terrain tiles.  I will take snaps when the glue dries.  I have a few initial test shots on instagram, but the final design is slightly different (and functionally further improved.. with hope).   B)

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I had a busy evening. I switched out my front and rear C blocks and steering knuckles with the reinforced ones on my M08. The slop reduction on this mod was worth every penny. I also decided to change out the plastic diff gear for the metal ones. No real reason than I felt it should be metal. I haven't drove it yet but the diff is beyond butter smooth now. 

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Made some new wheels.

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Tried some paint from a company called Montana. They market to graffitti artists, but I got this Copperchrome stuff they do to see how it would look and it's **** nice.

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