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3 hours ago, lsear2905 said:

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That looks awesome and a nice upgrade on the shocks (at least visually). Do they perform well? 

Where did you get the wing mirrors? I would love to get some for some of my builds but perhaps I should just scratch build…

3 hours ago, TurnipJF said:

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These are truly amazing. Love them! 

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21 minutes ago, GeeWings said:

That looks awesome and a nice upgrade on the shocks (at least visually). Do they perform well? 

Where did you get the wing mirrors? I would love to get some for some of my builds but perhaps I should just scratch build…

These are truly amazing. Love them! 

They’re all awesome but 6 wheels are always better than 4 ( tight teapot racing courses being the exception!!!)

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On 8/26/2023 at 3:26 PM, Nick-W said:

I’m not sure. It says 30/60c on the case and box. The difference in C was discussed in the shop. I think they settled on it does make a small difference but so often the the figure on the battery isn’t necessarily true so don’t worry about it. 

When a Lithium battery shows two "C" ratings numbers, it usually means the batteries internal resistance can handle 30C constant running with bursts up to 60C.  

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On 8/27/2023 at 2:32 AM, Kowalski86 said:

The motor gets blazing HOT after about 10 minutes.

Just a silver can on Nimh or 2S Lipo? I run the same, with the high speed gear set smallest spur from 3Racing and the largest pinion possible, no heatsink or aluminium motor mount yet. The motor gets hot but nothing that I would consider problematic and that's after three or four succesive 5 minutes stints for postal racing...

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Just now, Tamiyastef said:

Just a silver can on Nimh or 2S Lipo? I run the same, with the high speed gear set smallest spur from 3Racing and the largest pinion possible, no heatsink or aluminium motor mount yet. The motor gets hot but nothing that I would consider problematic and that's after three or four succesive 5 minutes stints for postal racing...

Sport Tuned motor, I think it's the diff locker making it run hotter.

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16 minutes ago, Kowalski86 said:

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I'm just running the gear diff with some 1:1 Denicol moto grease. Being the only difference it's probably the diff locker.

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For me started the MB01.  B)

I need to head to the office today for my money making gig so probably won't get much done today..

Update:  Next up electronics. :D 

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Today I took the Egress out for its first run. It was surprisingly quick, perhaps too quick on the BZ for the sort of running it’ll see. The turn in under braking was dart like. I loved it. And oh boy, it looked good! 
 

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Plastic is of and Oooh lot of nice stuff, i may get started tonight if its any energy left when kids sleep:

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I made some mesh for the wild one from left over bits from the grill on my 1:1 kit. Not quite scale but I like how it looks.
 

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6 hours ago, Busdriver said:

They’re all awesome but 6 wheels are always better than 4 ( tight teapot racing courses being the exception!!!)

6 wheels work well enough when 4 of them are steering. There were 2 6-wheelers with 4WS in the competition, and both achieved podiums on at least 1 day of racing.

4 wheels with 4WS won the championship overall though, with a 6-wheeler in second and a tracked vehicle in 3rd. 🙂

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Knew you'd get there before me @Willy iine. I put mine up in the loft the other day as I'm going back to my 'money making gig' tomorrow :(.

In other news, plans (including budget) are agreed to tear down our 1950s pre-fab garage and replace with a hobby / storage unit. I have wanted to do this for yeeeeeaaaars.

All we need now is to book in the contractors, subject to their availability. Oh, and empty the garage into a storage unit for the transition.

Only potential downside is that I might have to slim down my fleet so it fits in the new unit. 

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FINALLY ran out of excuses, finished up the MCD XR5-Max, and went thru a set of battery packs.

Big Car = Big Grins!

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What did I do today?  I demonstrated my lack of driving skills by crashing my TT-02BR into my Insta 360 Go camera and breaking the lens cover 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

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I have been tinkering with my TT-02 rally again in anticipation for the fall/winter more manageable temperatures for brushed motors. I have also seen @Kowalski86 's posts about entering the Postal Racing with his, which motivated me to work on it again and run it this winter :)

Today I worked on moving the CG to the 55% front / 45% rear range to improve the handling. One of the things I am doing is using a shorty pack pushed all the way forward. The other one is installing the ESC inside the front bumper! So a bit of an usual configuration but something I am quite excited about. I hope to finish the soldering tonight; in the meantime here is the simple stopper I installed to keep the shorty pack from sliding back.

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I am quite happy with how simple and clean it looks.

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5 hours ago, Tamiyastef said:

I'm just running the gear diff with some 1:1 Denicol moto grease. Being the only difference it's probably the diff locker.

Yea I plan on changing it out for the stock gear diff. The locker makes it understeer a bit much for my liking.

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52 minutes ago, bRIBEGuy said:

FINALLY ran out of excuses, finished up the MCD XR5-Max, and went thru a set of battery packs.

Big Car = Big Grins!

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These big cars look like serious fun and probably more realism as well. Beautiful!

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2 hours ago, simalarion said:

Plastic is of and Oooh lot of nice stuff, i may get started tonight if its any energy left when kids sleep:

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Nice. What are yours plans for this and which body? Will you race it or just for fun?

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34 minutes ago, Pylon80 said:

These big cars look like serious fun and probably more realism as well. Beautiful!

Thank you!

Yes, the drive is fairly realistic compared to 1:10, and something I wanted to try to emulate even further with this build.  Suspension is much softer and higher than stock, allowing for much more body roll, and a fairly scale looking vehicle under motion.  Braking distance is the biggest thing you need to get used to... a 40lb car takes a lot of room to stop and can slide a loooong way if you loose control!

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28 minutes ago, toyolien said:

Nice. What are yours plans for this and which body? Will you race it or just for fun?

Its for the Ford Escort MKll i have been showing off recently on the forum (im quite pleased with the result with that one). My plan was to put in my first brushless setup 10.5 tbl but i learned this would probably be a bit to much for m-chassi to handle so i will use a SuperStock BZ or a Torque tuned instead. 
 

Brushless setup will be my for my future build, that BBX is growing on me

Edit: oh i plan to attend: 

Racing by post - Round 37 track is up. Off to Lyngåsbanen we go!

So nothing Serious in other words, but i start there and lets see where it takes me. 

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Today I finished off my final builds for a while. I've got a brushless motor to install on my CR12 when it arrives off the slow boat from china, but I am pretty much done for now. Phew. 

First up is my MF01X. This is with an FJ45 body from Mn models and a 205 mm wheelbase. It's done in a trophy truck style. 21T motor for speed. TL01 arms give much more suspension.

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82 mm tires give a pretty good ground clearance and speed. I expect the suspension is too soft, so I will experiment. Hoping this will work well on the dust/dirt parking lot on my park and the BMX track perhaps. Camber looks more extreme in photos but may bring down.

Next up is my GF01. I played around with it as a crawler but went back to 115mm LB tires. I used 5 mm hex to bring the tires in from stock. Body is a taiyo. Similar dims to a WW2 but 4x4.

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Lastly is my trusty QD. This was the first tamiya I ever bought. It was a beat up Pumkin QD. Brushless motor, wider stance, new wheels an a MN FJ45 body have changed it a little! Added wheelie bar helps tame the extra power. Really happy with how this looks now.

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It runs super quiet but has a real kick with the tiny 2030 motor. Running 9.6 volt AA old school, but that's more than enough. 

Not gonna to make anything new for a while but will continue to tinker and upgrade what I have, at least till christmas! 

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31 minutes ago, simalarion said:

Its for the Ford Escort MKll i have been showing off recently on the forum (im quite pleased with the result with that one). My plan was to put in my first brushless setup 10.5 tbl but i learned this would probably be a bit to much for m-chassi to handle so i will use a SuperStock BZ or a Torque tuned instead. 
 

Brushless setup will be my for my future build, that BBX is growing on me

Edit: oh i plan to attend: 

Racing by post - Round 37 track is up. Off to Lyngåsbanen we go!

So nothing Serious in other words, but i start there and lets see where it takes me. 

I too have an M-08r waiting to be built but can't decide on a body yet. Looking forward to seeing your build.

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I finished the MB01 chassis.  While I need to modify the steering full lock stops to allow more steering angle, the car drives phenomenally well!  Probably fine for those driving in large space   

The rear toe is adjustable and was quite sloppy left to right.   I just eyeballed the toe in with hope and car tracks straight.  

I’m actually pretty impressed how stable the car is.  I am running full bearings and super mini CVA’s. Single hole piston front, two hole piston rear. Factory ride height.  B)

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