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This arrived today...

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I finally have a battery to test out my car. Unfortunately I have to replace the ESC. It is grounded. :( 

Will visit my LHS tomorrow for a new ESC. **** these expenses never stop, do they?

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1 hour ago, Nicadraus said:

Will visit my LHS tomorrow for a new ESC. **** these expenses never stop, do they?

I know somebody who was having a real "crisis" through his midlife.  

Here is how I see it. 

If I don't spend money on RC, I'll be paying for some shrink's expensive chair.  Buying a convertible and driving around with a woman half my age would be more expensive too. Resulting divorce wouldn't be cheap either. Drinking heavily or abusing substance will cost a little of my life each time.  

So... considering what could happen to any one of us, a new ESC is really, really cheap. (...hmmm... I think I just convinced myself to order a couple more 1060 ESCs!) 

Life is short, have fun with a new ESC (and I don't mean "exotic sexy chick." That kind of ESC could make your life really short, if you have a wife like mine...)  

 

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My first Tamiya arrived! Not much but Im really excited, hopefully one of many other tamiyas to come (my wish list is filling at quite a pace)

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Bearings...lots of bearings, for my TXT-2.:)

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18 minutes ago, Proxik said:

My first Tamiya arrived! Not much but Im really excited, hopefully one of many other tamiyas to come (my wish list is filling at quite a pace)

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Your going to love that thing. I have a Racing Fighter DT03. It's a brilliant bit of kit, fast, tough and handles well. Fun to build too.

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4 more pieces for the xv-01 my pulleys and my suspension mounts, just waiting on the axle shafts for the diffs and i can begin!

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Period correct shock tower for my “Edinger” RC10

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The second battery I had ordered and the servo tester I wasn’t expecting for a while.

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Two steel pinions for my TXT-2. I'm getting ever closer to starting this build.:)

 

 

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Picked up the M-05 chassis.

Combined with a mini shell and wheels, and a small 4300KV brushless I still have somewhere, this should be a lot of fun! ^_^

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Lots of deliveries! 📦 

M01 Mini Cooper box, and separately a fully refurbished M01 chassis to go in it! Also an M03 shell in immaculate condition but with a bit of a Marmite paint job that may get stripped.

Also picked up a job lot of rock crawler parts, no idea what I’ll do with them but that metal cage got me intrigued!

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Finally got my diff gear shafts in, so the XV-01 build can begin,  i got 2 more pieces coming (carbon reinfoced steering and battery cover and my kevlar belt but i can actually start my build thread proper :D

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This arrived a couple of days ago I thought it might help when I do the tyre lettering and then when I learn to solder £6.50 delivered 👍

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Some body pins. My second hand cars have come with a variety of homebrew methods for securing the shells - twisted wire, bent paperclips, etc. Now I have 50 clips to lose...

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44 minutes ago, Badcrumble said:

Some body pins. My second hand cars have come with a variety of homebrew methods for securing the shells - twisted wire, bent paperclips, etc. Now I have 50 clips to lose...

Should last a week or two :rolleyes:

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@ThunderDragonCy put up the excellent thread about blockhead motors which inspired me for my next build. Then I found some stickers and I couldn’t resist... 

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Next build will be a Lunchbox in the Tamiya red white and blue with some cool Blockhead inspiration :)

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I am not up to date with these but here are some cars I got over the past couple of months. DCD679A9-F903-4209-B4EE-0D16DBD1F797.thumb.jpeg.0e609a500a5990e8a1db78d84c019112.jpeg

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another piece of the XV-01 puzzle, a kevlar belt :)

 

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F103 wheels arrived today for the Shimizu 543 and 549 tyres for the recently acquired F103. I figure that the tyres that it came with are probably pretty brittle and won't last long so it was worth buying new ones. Now just need a new rx and we can run the F1 cars together.

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Arrived this morning...

New PowerHD waterproof 20kg servo for my CC01 and extra dogbones.

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Since I lost a couple of my cheap £15 transmitters to damp and rain I splashed out on a water resistant "rugged" transmitter which arrived today. I'm hoping to get into crawling or more off road/mud/water/beach general difficult terrain and this should be perfect

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It's a bit chunky compared to the turnigy I used in the interim (cheap, model memory and cheap Rx)  

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I love a pointless gimick, it has a special compartment for a wheel spanner :)

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Yet another F350 body as I couldn’t bring myself to hack up the NIP one I’ve got or my Juggernaut shell - Satin black looks quite cool but I feel it should be something a bit more lairy. Also a vintage Pumpkin with chrome wheels, which I was going to repaint but the colour is growing on me

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A 20T centre pulley for my TA07 to make the IR the same as the TA07MS. I read on rctech that someone had swapped from the 18T to 20T and temps dropped for them. I don't understand how and am very sceptical, but since it is $2 for 2 pulleys I though i would try. Tamiya must've changed to 1.85 from 2.05 for a reason right? I would have thought that you still need the same FDR so bigger centre pulley means bigger spur or smaller pinion and the same net result right? Anyway, I will try. I need to book in an onroad race meet as I haven't been for ages.

Also some more Yeah Racing wheel hexes - yes silver again as I couldn't bring myself to pay the extra dollar for blue ones

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