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New wheels and tyres for my upcoming G6-01 build

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Am I missing something?? G6-01 has 6 wheels?????

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This arrived today

Haul

A vintage Grasshopper in good condition with full electronics, two DT-03s (one with a Savöx servo) and a new unbuilt Kyosho Sand Master ez all for a very very very reasonable price! I'm especially interested in the Kyosho Eleck Peanuts

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This guy isn't in the best of shape, but as far as I've found out so far it was produced in 1978! I'm sure it will be fun finding out more about this buggy and maybe even getting it back to running condition!

Btw, if anyone knows more about it, please feel free to educate me 😁

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im fairly strong in resisting new RC kits at this point but i still have this weakness... the current slash body is still in great condition, the new one only cost $81, better than buying a new kit...

 

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I just got this candle today. Quite an odd purchase when I could've spent the money on a part or tool. I live in a building in the city, and lately, when I'm working on RCs I smell recreational stuff. Quite potent and I think the neighbor is going all out on it especially this past weekend. I don't mind their business but I can smell it and can't focus. Hopefully, this thing works.

 

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17 hours ago, Busdriver said:

Am I missing something?? G6-01 has 6 wheels?????

The other 2 were still in their packaging when I took this photo.

Was quite a pain to get the tires mounted to the wheels :mellow:

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A rare trip to the office yielded two RCMart deliveries 

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The motor was for my Outlaw crawler project until it was (rightly) pointed out to me that it probably wasn’t a good idea to have it in an exposed position. So I have earmarked it for my SCX10iii.

The 934 bits will go with the body in the loft until I have trialled my paint scheme on my DevHack Mini and got a few more bits for the chassis in which it will reside.

I haven’t retrieved the box yet but there’s an M02 in the post room too..

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NOS pink wheels for the Bush Devil, now have everything to build one from scratch with new vintage parts,  the body and tires are new as they’re still in production. No doubt it will now get rereleased in 6 months :lol:
 

Also received new nimh battery for the runners with Tamiya connectors. Plus a 1989 guide book / time machine :D

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First order from Plaza Japan, I gather these are all the rage these days!

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Quickly followed by my second:

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Novelty erasers and tissues not pictured!

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My Tamiya Ford Escort Mk2! Not even 23 hours after I've ordered it from Tamico. Great service!

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A couple of parts from Canada that I ordered on the 14th December! :o

They actually gave me a refund through ebay as they were assumed to be lost, so I really should send the refund back.

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@Truck Norris I would like to buy a box wrench for wheels on kits but are they not 4mmn, what is your 7mm for?.

the litle wrench that always comes in the box have its charm but since i plan to stay in the hobby i should upgrade as it is not the best to use.

Anyone know all the sizes in the standard Tamiya kit wrench?, one off them must be 4 mm

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25 minutes ago, simalarion said:

Anyone know all the sizes in the standard Tamiya kit wrench?, one off them must be 4 mm

Just measured it. It's 4, 5, 5.5 and 7 mm. 

Just saw on the pictures of the screw driver that Tamiya supplies a PH2 bit for JIS screws. I'm a little bit confused now as most people are recommended to buy JIS screw drivers. Is there a difference between those or are they almost similar?

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My own personal Holy Grail - an original SWB M38 box, have been after one for a couple of years now, and another SS from the same vendor to complete my box-to-car collection:

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30 minutes ago, Aerobert said:

Just measured it. It's 4, 5, 5.5 and 7 mm. 

Just saw on the pictures of the screw driver that Tamiya supplies a PH2 bit for JIS screws. I'm a little bit confused now as most people are recommended to buy JIS screw drivers. Is there a difference between those or are they almost similar?

Must be a mix off diameter to the outside and inside, i can not see 7mm wrench used in any kits. The Hex you would want is also 1.5mm (motor pinion) and 2.5mm for axel. 1.5mm hex is impossible to find but strange enough 2mm is out there, which i do not ser much use off in kits (for Tamiya craftool pro). Well only thougt i should buy the same as chuck here, will not use more space in this thread, sorryspacer.png

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46 minutes ago, simalarion said:

Must be a mix off diameter to the outside and inside, i can not see 7mm wrench used in any kits. The Hex you would want is also 1.5mm (motor pinion) and 2.5mm for axel. 1.5mm hex is impossible to find but strange enough 2mm is out there, which i do not ser much use off in kits (for Tamiya craftool pro). Well only thougt i should buy the same as chuck here, will not use more space in this thread, sorry

Most wheel nuts is 7mm (M4).  

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41 minutes ago, TurboRSR said:

Most wheel nuts is 7mm (M4).  

Yes but that is DK. The actuall Diameter off M4 screw is 4mm. spacer.png

So when writing 7mm that must be the diameter off wrench itself and not screw D.. just to be sure to throw some confusion out there :).

edit: but i will place same order as Chuck, thanks for confirming and again im sorry to use space in post

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Just arrived - it's a metallic special extravaganza!

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6 hours ago, simalarion said:

Yes but that is DK. The actuall Diameter off M4 screw is 4mm. spacer.png

So when writing 7mm that must be the diameter off wrench itself and not screw D.. just to be sure to throw some confusion out there :).

edit: but i will place same order as Chuck, thanks for confirming and again im sorry to use space in post

Yes, but it's the head diameter (dk) you want to know if you are going to buy a tool to remove your wheel nuts :)

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6 hours ago, simalarion said:

Yes but that is DK. The actuall Diameter off M4 screw is 4mm. spacer.png

So when writing 7mm that must be the diameter off wrench itself and not screw D.. just to be sure to throw some confusion out there :).

edit: but i will place same order as Chuck, thanks for confirming and again im sorry to use space in post

An M4 nut needs a 7mm socket, weren’t you asking what the 7mm socket bit is for? It’s for wheel nuts basically

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recieved some T-Works parts today. some different wheels nuts, spacers, and a few parts for Tamiya FF-03.

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On 3/10/2021 at 11:26 AM, simalarion said:

@Truck Norris I would like to buy a box wrench for wheels on kits but are they not 4mmn, what is your 7mm for?.

the litle wrench that always comes in the box have its charm but since i plan to stay in the hobby i should upgrade as it is not the best to use.

Anyone know all the sizes in the standard Tamiya kit wrench?, one off them must be 4 mm

In my pit box is 5.5mm spanner, 5.5mm nut socket, 7mm nut socket, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.0mm hex driver. I find that's all that's needed for modern chassis. The multi tool that comes with most kits is great, I use them all the time.

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