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Does every Dutch guy here live close to a beach, except me??  :lol:

But indeed, I also thought that having an air compressor can be a very handy tool around the house. For getting junk off the RC cars, off the kid, inflating tires, etc...

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27 minutes ago, Ray_ve said:

Does every Dutch guy here live close to a beach, except me??  :lol:

Have car, will drive. We're about an hour away from the beach. For us, this is close.

28 minutes ago, Ray_ve said:

off the kid,

Hahaha! The mental image is hilarious. :P (Better than a high pressure washer I suppose)

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@GooneyBird, those pics look awesome. The third one is indeed more than suitable for a Tamiya RC Guidebook. Mrs GooneyBird definitely deserves a pat on the back for that one.

I wondered if you might head out to the beach over the last couple of days. Carpe diem and all that. looks great, hope you had fun!

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On 2/13/2019 at 8:35 AM, GooneyBird said:

The steering servo is a PowerHD high-torque waterproof thing I got from HobbyKing. It should have about 16KG of pulling force @5V. It seems the be well up to the job, steering both axles even while at a standstill. 

This I got to see as it will prove my newly installed 25KG servo (DS3228MG - which can barely move the wheels at standstill)  is full of baloney lol.

 

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40 minutes ago, Jason1145 said:

This I got to see as it will prove my newly installed 25KG servo (DS3228MG - which can barely move the wheels at standstill)  is full of baloney lol.

 

I find that the main problem are the servo savers. The servo will go from lock to lock at standstill, but the servo savers will flex and not allow the wheels to steer fully.

I tried tightening the servo savers down, but that meant I broke the upper steering arm on the first run. :P

 

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Also the plastic servo mount secured to the plastic bottom plate secured to the plastic chassis... maybe it's asking too much for standing still wheel turning.

What aftermarket lexan bodies will fit this Clod chassis in case you wanted a runner shell to beat on?

I just tried sitting a Proline f100 Ford truck shell ( grabbed of my 1/10 HPI Jumpshot MT) which is meant for a 1/10 Traxxas Stampede,  it looked awful and the front body posts posts were too near the edges lof the shell and rear posts not high enough.

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I NEED a Clod!!! A big OG red one!

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On 3/1/2019 at 4:50 AM, GTodd said:

I NEED a Clod!!! A big OG red one!

That's how it started for me as well.

This forum, I swear, is not good for one's wallet and/or sanity.

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And for me a super clod won't due. I need a red OG. I spent all day on the net trying to find Red F parts! No luck!

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1 hour ago, GTodd said:

And for me a super clod won't due. I need a red OG. I spent all day on the net trying to find Red F parts! No luck!

Any idea if the bullhead yellow parts  would take dye?

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5 minutes ago, geniusanthony said:

Any idea if the bullhead yellow parts  would take dye?

I'm sure they will, maybe I'll buy a set and see what happens.

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On 2/28/2019 at 2:51 PM, GooneyBird said:

The servo will go from lock to lock at standstill, but the servo savers will flex and not allow the wheels to steer fully.

To stop the plastic servo savers from flexing, this might work.

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5 hours ago, Super Clodbuster Junkie said:

To stop the plastic servo savers from flexing, this might work.

Good one! I have a few spare bits now, but the next time something breaks I'll look into those.

...

Remember when I said I'd be keeping this one mostly stock? Yeah, me neither. :P

 

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Not much, honestly. I've been out driving the thing a couple of times, but other than that it's been sitting on a shelf mostly.

The rear bumper fell off on the last drive, the mounting points just sort of shattered. Old brittle plastic will do that I suppose. I've ordered a new set online, and I hope it gets here soon so it'll look vaguely normal again.

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Honestly, who takes a Clod to an onroad track? I do! :P

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And after all that on-road action for the big Clod, it was time to do some proper 1980s style car crushing with it!

I've mowed the lawn (sorta...), the yard is still in its proper state of disarray, but since I've got a few days off from work I still grabbed a moment to do some RC'ing!

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Also, the wife is out of the house for a few hours, and those moments are precious and few. :P 

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