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Nearly got all the bits together for the TA08 Pro build now, still waiting on adjustable front suspension blocks, and some M4x8 titanium set screws. 

Just bodyshell, and wheels left to buy. And at some point I need a spring kit and and maybe a spare set of hubs, also going to need some weights to get it up to race weight. 

I know the screw kits pictured below are for a Yokomo (they were cheap for the brand though!), but between those kits and what I have in stock I should be able to have all aluminium (where appropriate) / titanium screws in the build. 

 

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So after I had a hissy fit and left the hobby, I'm back after all of 5 minutes away. :rolleyes:

Unfortunately I sold all my cars, apart from the 787b, which was looking kinda lonely so I picked up another 90's Japanese legend to go with it B)

 

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TL01 so nothing too complicated to rebuild.

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Got 2 Billy’s today.  Will mount on Willy bodies and place in future one-off cars.  :lol:

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got a package from the future, approximately 1000yrs into the future. i wonder what it could be???

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its some goodies for the manta setup

the battery and 1080 ESC is set to arrive within 2 weeks but i need to make progress so i can actually install the electronics first... but finishing the lunchie takes precedence.

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@Willy iine is there any reason why you purchase Billy instead of Willy? Is it because you scrap the existing Willy head and replace with a fresh Billy?

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Postman brought me a part from Hong Kong that took over two months.  I already got a refund for it three weeks ago...

Terry

 

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2 hours ago, Badcrumble said:

@Willy iine is there any reason why you purchase Billy instead of Willy? Is it because you scrap the existing Willy head and replace with a fresh Billy?

Actually I have never thrown out a Willy head in my life because I restore them and after so many hours and effort painting them it's like I inject them a part of my soul.   :lol:   I actually cherish each and every Willy (and Billy and Bob) heads I paint.  

The reason why I have more Willy bodies than heads right now is because I made a few non-driver figures like this..  

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The last two pieces of the puzzle...

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I can start my Bruiser build any time now. :D

 

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I’m too lazy to make multiple trips in and out of my house, and my team trinity bag from the 90s is in rough shape so I ordered this to carry my postal racers. Also got a bag to keep my noble nb4 looking new, which isn’t too hard atm since I haven’t used it yet but one day I will

 

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Hot of the press.. Just got the Quadtrack.  Looks awesome!  No plans to build it yet, but getting it while you can! 

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The E-Clips are here which I forgot on the last purchase, and some other minor stuff to justify postage.:D

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I don't know who it is, but someone out there must really like me!!!!

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What am I saying - I know exactly who it is - it's me!!!! :wub:

 

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20 hours ago, nel33 said:

got a package from the future, approximately 1000yrs into the future. i wonder what it could be???

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A pizza by any chance? Not sure why you hid your address, we know you live at 405 West 43rd St.

We also know your real name... :lol:

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The top deck for the Top Force was delivered today from Tonys Tamiya Parts. In fact I had to pick it up from the post office because I had to pay customs and a handling fee. Which was almost the same what I had paid for the top deck including postage.

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Last bits needed to start the TA08 build arrived :D

Super excited to have a proper TC again, spent the morning pouring over the BRCA rules so I can get a body ordered, luckily already have a blinky legal ESC / motor to go in. Did find out that none of my Lipos are legal, though I'm sure they will be fine at club level which is where I'll be for a while anyway I think.

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2 hours ago, Falcon#5 said:

A pizza by any chance? Not sure why you hid your address, we know you live at 405 West 43rd St.

We also know your real name... :lol:

I forgot what it was, I waited a bit on a chair then suddenly felt rather cold... I think I was pranked by some stupid kid on the phone.

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A pinion arrived today to allow me to go brushless with my FTX Outlaw.

I am due to go LiPo too but my second hand bargain charger is yet to arrive :(.

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10 hours ago, Aerobert said:

The top deck for the Top Force was delivered today from Tonys Tamiya Parts. In fact I had to pick it up from the post office because I had to pay customs and a handling fee. Which was almost the same what I had paid for the top deck including postage.

Sorry to hear about your fees.  :(

How is Tony's Tamiya Parts?  I see them on eBay with a 100% score.. are they really that good?

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2 hours ago, Willy iine said:

Sorry to hear about your fees.  :(

How is Tony's Tamiya Parts?  I see them on eBay with a 100% score.. are they really that good?

Tony is great.  I've ordered quite a bit from him and I'm down in NZ.  Shipping is generally included in the price, his prices are very competitive and the service is fast.

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6 minutes ago, Jonathon Gillham said:

Tony is great.  I've ordered quite a bit from him and I'm down in NZ.  Shipping is generally included in the price, his prices are very competitive and the service is fast.

Thanks,  I will give him a try next time!

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1 hour ago, Willy iine said:

Thanks,  I will give him a try next time!

Yep, another vouch for Tony, ordered stuff to Aus with out issue

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4 hours ago, Willy iine said:

Sorry to hear about your fees.  :(

How is Tony's Tamiya Parts?  I see them on eBay with a 100% score.. are they really that good?

The service and prices are very good. Can't say any negative about Tony. The fees are new and I didn't know about them. So that's my fault.

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My custom parts arrived from Fibre-Lyte! Camber/Caster plate for a TT-02! I'll try to make a bit if a build or write up on these if anyone of interested.

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