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4 hours ago, Willy iine said:

 

Update.. also painted the white band in the factory chrome wheels for my corsa gray M06L Beetle.  B)

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That looks stunning!

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2 minutes ago, Pizza Frog said:


That looks stunning!

Thanks!  :D  I really enjoyed building this car.. and it actually drives nice too.  

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7 hours ago, Re-Bugged said:

Thanks mate 👍🏻

Dang it you have a plan B for winter Postal Racing, I was hoping you couldn't race due to the weather and I would be on the top of the Podium 🏆. Oh well there goes that idea 🤣

 

 

Cheers 👍🏻

The RS version had me at Carbon Shock Towers, & the Shocks themselves are worth buying the kit for. Plus I liked what @Juls1 has had to say about these which certainly helped my decision 😃

 

Got the Body holes drilled out and couldn't resist a chance to give it a shakedown out the front, (and an opportunity to shamelessly show off the new rims on the Van. The original Steel wheels were getting a bit tatty, so she's looking pretty good now for 2006 😉)

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First impressions of the XV-02 RS out in the open are very good indeed. Smooth quiet and responsive with the HW 13.5t Justock Combo in there. And all importantly turns tighter than my TT02R. Excellent. 

It's also the little things that can make a big difference, one being because of the narrower tub a simple action of picking it up off the ground as you can get your fingers between it and the body while it's still on ticks a box for me.

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I think we're going to get along just fine.

HeheB).  I got the nice hopped up XV-01 about this time last year. Almost a bargain. It was love directly. After I changed for the wider rear axles I got rid if the grip rolling as well. I think you have the advantage of running on dry tarmac. If I get dry conditions now it's almost a sensation and would be the exception. It would be like comparing Rally Catalonia and Rally Sweden in the 1:1 world.

 

Good luck finishing the shell. I bet it would be nice looking as usual. And I expect to se it participate in the next round:)

 

Hmm. Maybe I should get a Justock-combo for mine. It would be nice to get rid of the heat issue. 

 

PS: Nice rims for the T5. You would never find a such nice one here in Norway.  Here they have more or less croak accents by now. :lol:

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4 hours ago, Andreas W said:

Good luck finishing the shell. I bet it would be nice looking as usual. And I expect to se it participate in the next round:)

 

Hmm. Maybe I should get a Justock-combo for mine. It would be nice to get rid of the heat issue. 

I’d like to think the Shell will be done for the next round, but more likely December as November’s diary is pretty full at the moment.

As for the Justock combo, it’s always tricky recommending stuff as one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain, but I really like them myself, quality bits of kit.

I’ve got a 13.5 combo in my Javelin that runs without a fan as there’s no room for it and has been great for years.

My Blackfoot has a 17.5 Justock motor with a TBLE-02 ESC that’s been trouble free too. (I don’t think there’s a fan on that either?)

The 13.5 is probably a bit quick for Postal Racing in the XV02 so I may have to hear it down?

There’s no Timing or Boost adjustments on them but I like the simplicity of them that way. If you shop around for the year before versions they can be picked up very reasonably compared to the latest ones. I see there is an option to restrict the RPM’s at various limits on the one I just got so maybe that would be the way to go for Postal Racing. The LCD program box I have needs an update when I figure out how to do it. I’m just making adjustments with the Set button for now. 

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So, of my 3 running cars, 2 are Tamiya plug and 1 is Deans. My two Nimh batteries are Tamiya plug and I've been using adapters. So this morning I've been watching YouTube videos on soldering deans plugs and converted everything to Deans. Planning on getting a couple of 2s lipos now also (already got a charger). 

Will be using Deans on the cars in the pipeline also.

Cue people telling me I should have gone to XT60 :lol: 

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18 hours ago, ChrisRx718 said:

How did the screws get so rusty @Grumpy pants?

Is that the original Tamiya hardware? Makes a compelling case for replacing with stainless machine screws!

Today I got a major milestone done - I did some organising. I have way too many projects on the boil, I think I'll start a little forum poll to get motivated by fellow TCers as I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the incomplete models just now.

I have:

M05 Mini - 50% complete

TT02 silver can budget build - not yet started

DT02MS build - 80% complete (just the body really!)

DT02 Desert Gator - 80% complete 

TD2 Astute - 90% complete, again needs body 

DF02 Aero Avante full option - 80% complete

TL01LA - 50% complete, parts arrived this week

TA03F TRF (bitsa) - not yet started

FAV Shark Mouth rebuild - not yet started

WR01-N parts and wheel upgrade - not yet started

CC01 x3 all in various states of 'not complete'

F103GT - switching to L&L 787b body - not yet started

CC02 parts upgrades to fit

TA02SW - 911 GT2 body to paint

MF01X - Escort MK2 body to paint

MF01X (3rd) - Yaris GR body to paint

And that's just what I can remember. I don't dare look in the shed! 

I also just bought the MK2 Golf body and a Calsonic R34 GTR to keep my Castrol Supra company. Please send help. And motivation.

Sand, sea and about 10 years of being left in the shed 😭

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3 hours ago, Re-Bugged said:

I’d like to think the Shell will be done for the next round, but more likely December as November’s diary is pretty full at the moment.

As for the Justock combo, it’s always tricky recommending stuff as one man’s pleasure is another man’s pain, but I really like them myself, quality bits of kit.

 

The 13.5 is probably a bit quick for Postal Racing in the XV02 so I may have to hear it down?

There’s no Timing or Boost adjustments on them but I like the simplicity of them that way. If you shop around for the year before versions they can be picked up very reasonably compared to the latest ones. I see there is an option to restrict the RPM’s at various limits on the one I just got so maybe that would be the way to go for Postal Racing. The LCD program box I have needs an update when I figure out how to do it. I’m just making adjustments with the Set button for now. 

Too late for second thoughts. I ordered a 13,5t Justock-combo today. What I think is Simalarion's LHS had a tiny discount and there were 2 left, so, well..

 

If it's too much for the XV-01 and it's not sufficient dialling it down I just get another of yesterday's tech Ruddog RP 17,5t for it instead. The thing is that the difference between the ESC only and the combo is so little that it's worth a try. 

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7 hours ago, Elbowloh said:

Cue people telling me I should have gone to XT60 :lol: 

Deans is a-okay in my book, it's the people who run propietary plugs (TRX, Redcat banana, Spektrum) who confuse me!

Speaking of propietary nonsense, in my efforts to trim my fleet I migrated all of the Rustlers upgrades to the Stampede, and decided to let the Rustler go.

The Stampede just works better as an all around basher, and thanks to the PO it has a much better aftermarket servo, vs the Rustlers wimpy nylon servo saver. Also, the Stampede has direct to servo saver steering, no bellcrank.

I also decided to keep the TRF shocks and throw them back onto the MB01, after seeing how it did during the last postal race.

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I think it's been 5 or 6 weeks since I last visited the site and probably even longer since doing any RC related activity. Family, work and too much DIY have been keeping me busy. I'm actually off sick from work today which is giving me some time to catch-up!

 

On 10/28/2023 at 1:59 PM, Re-Bugged said:

No, no, no, I tried it once that was enough for me 😵💫

Bovril 👍🏻

I'm a big Bovril fan but on Crossaint? :o:wacko: I think you crossed a line my friend :P

Despite having no RC time I have made a few purchases. I have a Boomerang on the way and a C11 (which is for a weird project, definitely not Mercedes themed). I've also picked up a couple of old hobby grade RCs to do something with and finally found a set of wheels and tyres cheap for my Marui renovation. When I will ever get time to do anything with any of it is a bigger question!

 

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1 hour ago, Kowalski86 said:

Deans is a-okay in my book, it's the people who run propietary plugs (TRX, Redcat banana, Spektrum) who confuse me!

Speaking of propietary nonsense, in my efforts to trim my fleet I migrated all of the Rustlers upgrades to the Stampede, and decided to let the Rustler go.

The Stampede just works better as an all around basher, and thanks to the PO it has a much better aftermarket servo, vs the Rustlers wimpy nylon servo saver. Also, the Stampede has direct to servo saver steering, no bellcrank.

I also decided to keep the TRF shocks and throw them back onto the MB01, after seeing how it did during the last postal race.

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If i have to pick one from trx, stampede all the way. Had lots of fun with it long time ago. 

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5 hours ago, Andreas W said:

Too late for second thoughts. I ordered a 13,5t Justock-combo today. What I think is Simalarion's LHS had a tiny discount and there were 2 left, so, well..

 

If it's too much for the XV-01 and it's not sufficient dialling it down I just get another of yesterday's tech Ruddog RP 17,5t for it instead. The thing is that the difference between the ESC only and the combo is so little that it's worth a try. 

I use throttle EPA to tune down output on some of my cars all the time.  Like my driving space is tiny and there is no way I need all 21.5 BL's power, so I set max throttle to say 70% or whatever is right for the car and space.   It's better to have that option than not having enough power.  :D 

 

For me, I was at the office for my money making gig most of the day, but I did get Billy's helmet painted racing white on my M06L's Beetle #1.  Turned out great.   His helmet sort of matches the white bands I painted on the wheels yesterday so seems coordinated.  B)   Pictures in my Stories on instagram if interested.

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3 hours ago, Sogogi said:

If i have to pick one from trx, stampede all the way. Had lots of fun with it long time ago. 

Same here, the Talon tires work fine enough on dirt or asphalt and last forever, the chassis doesn't get scuffed up as easily as a Rustlers,  and you can get it as Bigfoot.

Some of the "fancier" ones look fun, but you start to find more and more propietary nonsense as the price tag goes up.

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After being in the hobby for 35 years, I finally started exploring mini RC. I was looking at a Losi Mini-B, but I was and will always be a Tamiya fan. So, I picked up this used Tamtech Fox-Mini GB-01 on eBay a few weeks ago. I've had the NovaFox (on the left) since the first re-release. I actually owned an original Fox back in the 80's, but it got lost when I went to college. I paid a hefty sum for the Fox-Mini, but it was completely worth it. Buggy mechanically was in great shape, I just had to adjust the slipper clutch. For aesthetics, I added GB-01S bumper and nerf bars.The Tamiya ESC didn't work, so I swapped it all out with a FlySky receiver and a GoolRC 5,800 KV motor and ESC combo from eBay for $35 and soldered Deans plugs all around. I finished it off with one of my son's 3S Lipo mini Airsoft batteries that fit perfectly in the battery compartment. The buggy has plenty of zip, handles superbly and speed wise,  is on par with a 1/10 scale buggy running a 13.5T with a 2s lipo. 

These little cars are completely underrated! I ordered an additional 2 GB-01 kits from RCJaz, a TT Desert Gator and a Hot Shot body from Tamico for some builds over Thanksgiving. 

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Took my first trip to SC models in Stevenage (UK) Wow I’d forgotten what it was like to step into a well stocked Model shop. They have recently moved into new premises which are stocked to the rafters with goodies 😃 Shaun the owner and his team all seem really knowledgeable. Quite a few Tamiyas as well as other makes. There is one less Arrma Gorgon though. I had been waiting for the kit version but it seems the delivery date has disappeared off the system so I went for the battery less version in Blue instead. Also picked up an e clip tool for some upcoming builds🥸IMG_0275.jpeg
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will do a little running report on the Gorgon once I’ve got it going.

I highly recommend SC models to anyone close to Stevenage. For me it was a 60 mile round trip which meant a good blast in the MX5 with the roof down!!

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For me, my XM1S (for Beetle #3) will not arrive until later in the week, so I think I will start the JJ WC Ultima build later today.   I've been itching to open the box since receiving it a few weeks ago, but haven't broken the seal yet.  :lol:

No hopups, just going to built it straight out of the box and run an old Trinity Chameleon 19turn brushed motor which is in like new condition.  Other electronics is 1252MG, 1060, and a Spektrum 2ch receiver.    I suppose I could run an old Novak ESC from the late 90's, but still not era correct so why not just run the latest and greatest.. 

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Today I appear to have accidentally bought a Tamiya Super Astute TD4 and two Hop-Up diff nuts for it.

How did that happen???????  :lol:

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While waiting for trick or treating time, the Mad Van has found just the right company: a giant shroom and a hillbilly banjo player 🎃🔮🍄

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Converted another battery to Deans.

Tinkered with the TT02 Type S, so it now goes in a straight line, but the tyres immediately came flying off. So I glued the tyres! 

Ordered a new Nissan Sumo Power GTR body for the TB Evo 6, 2x receviers, and a low profile servo for the BBX. Just waiting for the motor and ESC to arrive (supposedly today sometime).

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Got the body printed out and and fitted, just gotta print off some of detailing and the canopy and paint can go on.

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For me, finished building the JJ WC Ultima chassis today, and took it out for a quick test drive.   Car drives well as expected.  I'm going to work on the body tomorrow and Thursday..  👍

I should have the XM1S by end of the week, so will work on that next.   

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Don’t throw away those old step screws!!

Kinda loosely Rc related today. The cast hinge pin snapped off the tumble dryer door recently and the parts are only available from the UK.

So I had a brainwave of drilling out the hinge inserting a Step Screw, then grind the head down with a Dremmel.

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Fixed, that’ll do nicely till the new parts arrive.
Probably a good time to start dropping hints about a BBX for Christmas to Mrs RB I reckon 😁

 

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what sort of effort or info needed goes into making a 3d printed part? im using a TT02 friction shock spacer for a halfway stand in for a servo saver on an old Tyco Taiyo turbo outlaw. so far i havent seen many parts for it understandably... is there any other similar part in a kit i can order/design that  can be strong enough to serve as a C shaped servo saver?

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1 hour ago, nel33 said:

what sort of effort or info needed goes into making a 3d printed part? im using a TT02 friction shock spacer for a halfway stand in for a servo saver on an old Tyco Taiyo turbo outlaw. so far i havent seen many parts for it understandably... is there any other similar part in a kit i can order/design that  can be strong enough to serve as a C shaped servo saver?

To design a part you need to model it in one of various software packages, some of which are free. I use Fusion360 which is free but takes a little time to get going on. I think there are much quicker options out there. You need something that'll export in a suitable file type (.stl, or there may be others). Then it's "how long's a piece of string" from minutes to days depending on part complexity. Individual parts of servo savers I've seen look generally at the easy end but I can't visualise yours. 

Or if you're lucky someone might've published the part you want for free or a donation on eg thingiverse. 

To print with a commercial printer you generally need a minimum order quantity (£40 before VAT and delivery with the one I've used), so you need to be doing a few things. But all you do is upload the .stl file and select a few options (material, finishes). If you wanted to piggyback on someone else's order to avoid the minimum order quantity that might work. Eg I could add your part to my order and send it on to you at cost, if I was placing one, but I'm not imminently.

Or do you know anyone with a home printer? Only home printed parts I've had have been weak in the dimensions of RC parts but YMMV.

Then there's Shapeways, a commercial printer which also hosts a catalogue of designs by third parties, so you just order a part from a Shapeways store. I don't think there's a min order quantity but it's relatively expensive. But here you're also paying towards someone's work in designing the part, maybe multiple iterations and reprints.

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