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I use WR02 rear and TLT front on my comical hornet clone much better traction than the CB tires.

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Just measured the diameter on mine and these rims are the 1.9" size. I didn't measure the width, but I measured the rim bed at 1.85" compared to 2.15" on a Schumacher 2.2" wheel. I tried an old 2.2" Schumacher truck tyre and it was way too big. I am guessing there might be some interesting crawler tyres that might fit? I doubt 24mm slicks will stretch 😉

Otherwise, with being 12mm hex all round some other brand stadium truck 2.2s will go on super easy. 

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Finished and installed the multipurpose driver figure in the Comical Hornet (it comes in the kit) 

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Its definitely a 5 footer, as in looks ok from 5 feet away! I have always been rubbish with brushes. Anyway, still pleased with how it turned out, the multi purpose driver figure set is brilliant. Really detailed with loads of options and die cut stickers. Highly recommended. 

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Also got and fitted an utterly superfluous (for this vehicle) hop up of reinforced 2 deg toe in rear uprights. I am a big fan of toe in uprights on entry level tamiyas. They really improve the rear end traction. I have them on my DT03, Ultra G and my Thunder Dragon. I spotted these listed as a hop up on tamiya USA. These are very nice and although I can't really tell any difference to the handling I like that I have them. They also came with 10mm wide hexes on the sprue, so I could potentially use those with TG10 axles to widen the rear track, should I wish to

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Love this

assume you paint the exterior? What colour is the shell?

is there a ball race kit for it ?

 

JJ

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1 hour ago, Problemchild said:

Love this

assume you paint the exterior? What colour is the shell?

is there a ball race kit for it ?

 

JJ

Thanks! It's a lexan shell so paint the inside. Its Tamiya PS3 blue. Ball bearings are available. Just buy the WR02 kit. Its a lot of 1150s and a couple of 850s. I use rcbearings.co.uk

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Superb - thank you 

think I’ll do mine a black metallic if I can find an ok paint 

for a small of £ I think it’s always worth putting ballrace in 

JJ

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7 hours ago, Problemchild said:

Superb - thank you 

think I’ll do mine a black metallic if I can find an ok paint 

for a small of £ I think it’s always worth putting ballrace in 

JJ

Totally agree on ball races. I think Core RC do a metallic black polycarbonate paint. It is more temperature sensitive than tamiya paint but it does work. Another option might be tamiya smoke paint backed with silver, or gunmetal backed with black. 

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funny enough that’s what I ordered 

a 2am “f it” moment where I ordered it all ;)

JJ

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Well it’s arrived 

but gutted the gearbox is pre assembled (I may take it apart)

the Core RC paint looks best grey on the lid but giving the corner of the lexan mould a few coats and I think it’s gonna be ok

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It has a nice sparkle to it :)

JJ

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17 minutes ago, Problemchild said:

Well it’s arrived 

but gutted the gearbox is pre assembled (I may take it apart)

the Core RC paint looks best grey on the lid but giving the corner of the lexan mould a few coats and I think it’s gonna be ok

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It has a nice sparkle to it :)

JJ

It will look nice, and it does sparkle. Back it with some silver too. I used it on an old Top Force undertray and it came out really nice.

I would recommend pulling the gearbox apart. As shown higher up this thread, they come with bushings in there, so you need to get it apart to put the bearings in.

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:25 PM, Problemchild said:

gutted the gearbox is pre assembled (I may take it apart)

 

On 6/18/2019 at 8:43 PM, ThunderDragonCy said:

I would recommend pulling the gearbox apart. As shown higher up this thread, they come with bushings in there, so you need to get it apart to put the bearings in.

Agreed. The pre-assembled gearbox would have been a deal-breaker with my WR02C Honda City Turbo, but happily it also comes with bushings so that gave me an excuse to rebuild the gearbox! I genuinely wouldn't have bought it if it had been pre-assembled with bearings! Building the gearbox is one of the best bits!!

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Well it needs some lube so Im going in ha

ordered neon carrot orange to try and mask up and paint the roll bars internally (cheapest paint at £3.99 delivered)

itll be the first attempt at masking up rather than relying on the stickers 

JJ

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Forgot to post this. I did some 3d printed 8 deg c hubs. 

8 deg caster upright for WR02 and WT01 chassis by CTE RC on Shapeways 8 deg caster upright for WR02 and WT01 chassis by CTE RC on Shapeways

They will fit any RWD vehicle that uses TL01 derivative suspension - Any of the WT02 derivatives, WT01, M04, there may be others. It improves front grip. 

I did some 8 deg c hubs for my Comical Hornet. They will fit any RWD vehicle that uses TL01 derivative suspension - Any of the WT02 derivatives, WT01, M04, there may be others. It improves front grip. 

It does exactly the same job as Tamiya 54661 but is a bit cheaper. If you have a GF01 or 4WD WT variant you need the Tamiya part. These don't have a hole for the front driveshaft to maintain strength in the 3d printed material

They are on my Shapeways store now. The other bonus for Comical chassis owners is these come in a loaf of colours, so you can get a green one for your Grasshopper, or pink for your Frog. 

http://shpws.me/RiXw

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