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The trio - build of Vanquish, Avante 2001 & Egress

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1 hour ago, mud4fun said:

PS. Those wing end plates took forever to paint. They have NINE coats of paint on them!!! We wanted to achieve the same as I do on my other wings where BOTH SIDES of each end plate are body colour but the main wing is silver. So I had to paint two coats of yellow, two white, one silver, two white and two more yellow to achieve the same bright yellow on both sides of the plates. In total approx 4 hours of waiting for paint to dry between coats to complete them!!

Oh i see you like to paint,.

Trick paint jobs do take so much time, then throw in multiple colors and there if you look real hard i have the same color scheme all over me, it's when i feel more part of the build:oit's all the masking off that takes so much darn time.

I'm going to start doing this and done it twice before on some other threads, here it goes,

"I got you to page seven":lol:

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39 minutes ago, ACCEL said:

I'm going to start doing this and done it twice before on some other threads, here it goes,

"I got you to page seven":lol:

LOL

It'll grow to several more very rapidly once my daughters' new carbon decks arrive..... she is so desperate to get her Egress done that I suspect it will be done within a week. I wanted to get my 2nd Avante2001 built this month but middle mudlet has just stolen all my parts..... I now have to wait until I source new parts for my build...... I really need to learn to say no..... :lol:

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We collected the new carbon plates for middle mudlets Egress build tonight. (And I got my Avante2001 FRP decks back that were being used as templates)

We have 95% of the parts required to build it. I haven't shown in the picture but all the screws, nuts, bolts and ball joints etc are all in the spares box ready too.

So hopefully tomorrow she can start putting this together.

 

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I think that is SO cool that SHE will be doing the building!! Admirable. 👍👍

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18 hours ago, mud4fun said:

We collected the new carbon plates for middle mudlets Egress build tonight. (And I got my Avante2001 FRP decks back that were being used as templates)

We have 95% of the parts required to build it. I haven't shown in the picture but all the screws, nuts, bolts and ball joints etc are all in the spares box ready too.

So hopefully tomorrow she can start putting this together.

 

egress_build (1).jpg

That looks  like a fun and quality build for your daughter, she will be pleased, I think!:wub:

Did I get it right, that you got new carbon plates made based on your FRP 2001 ones? Were they cheaper than sourcing Rere Egress plates? And you get the steering plate from with the 2001 design instead of the Egress!? Very cool. And it seems, you are using gear diffs, and probably the centre one way?:rolleyes: Keen on the build up, body is already so cool...

Have fun,

Matthias

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2 hours ago, ruebiracer said:

That looks  like a fun and quality build for your daughter, she will be pleased, I think!:wub:

Did I get it right, that you got new carbon plates made based on your FRP 2001 ones? Were they cheaper than sourcing Rere Egress plates? And you get the steering plate from with the 2001 design instead of the Egress!? Very cool. And it seems, you are using gear diffs, and probably the centre one way?:rolleyes: Keen on the build up, body is already so cool...

Have fun,

Matthias

Hi Matthias,

Yes, we got all the carbon plates made by a friend for about 30% cheaper than buying from ebay individually. He just used my Avante2001 FRP plates as templates. To be honest, even if they cost the same, I'd still have gone with somebody I know. I have several other projects that he has offered to help with me such as carbon decks for my SRB and bespoke shock towers and wing mounts etc for other buggies. I also got a lot more plates than shown here, I got numerous different front shock towers and braces for the other buggies etc

Yes, we will be using the Avante2001 steering plate and ballraced pivots/cranks on all our Avante class chassis, including the Vanquish (I will retrofit one next week). In my experience and with my driving style they are better than the Vanquish steering.

We will also be using the Avante2001 geared diffs, they have worked perfectly well in my Avante2001 for 20 years with the 33K rpm Dyna Runs and 8.4v. I am also used to driving with them. We have the centre ball diff and one ways so we can take our pick. We'll try both but again, never really had a problem with the centre ball diff so will probably end up with that one being used the most.

I am going to build up a second Avante2001 using my original FRP plates, mainly as a garden basher.

Regards,

Ian

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Can anybody understand Tamiya logic????

I'm missing a plastic cross piece from the front gearbox for my second Avante2001 because it doesn't come on the same sprue as the front gearbox casings. No, instead it comes on the rear gearbox sprue!!! What idiot at Tamiya thought it was a bright idea to do this? Am now having to buy yet more rear gearbox sprues just to get one tiny front gearbox part. Why couldn''t they have moulded all front gearbox parts on one sprue and all rear gearbox parts on another or is that just too much common sense?? Tamiya drive me crazy sometimes.

As I have never broken a rear gearbox ever I don't really need any more...

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Yes its weird, Front gearbox halves on sprue A with bearing holder and brace on B?? Manual starts with B for rear gearbox, why wasnt A swapped with B?

This is where a 3D printer would be handy to print out just the brace 

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