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Hi everyone,

Finished my 'birthday Hopper' all ready for its place on my shelf (1st one) ☺️ what do folks do about the insides to tidy the build up ? As she is a none runner nothing installed inside apart from our 'Frank' currently waiting on new Frank as I made a mess of the supplied one 🤯

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I see Frank E. in the backdrop there . Why do you need a new F.E ? , just re paint him

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Everything is a runner for me, so they've got all the bearings and ESCs, etc.  

Even if they don't run, I would put an old servo in there.  It would prevent the steering wheels from flopping about.  

One thing I do to every car is propping them up.  If you leave them be, they develop flat spots on tires.   

I put small boxes under the chassis.  Some people put spray paint caps under the chassis, etc. 

Anything to keep the tires off the surface would help. Even these binders.  

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To me, the electronic gubbins forms part of the look of the car, especially on a model with an open cockpit or transparent windows. Even if it is to be a shelfer, I would therefore still fit it out with a receiver and ESC, or even a servo and MSC if you wanted it to look proper old-school, tiewrap the cables as per the manual, and display it like that. 

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12 hours ago, KEV THE REV said:

I see Frank E. in the backdrop there . Why do you need a new F.E ? , just re paint him

I had to throw Frank's head away made a right mess of it 😥

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On 11/20/2020 at 7:56 PM, Juggular said:

One thing I do to every car is propping them up.  If you leave them be, they develop flat spots on tires.   

I put small boxes under the chassis.  Some people put spray paint caps under the chassis, etc. 

Anything to keep the tires off the surface would help. Even these binders.  

Interesting, I hadn't thought about flat spotting the tyres. I had a little look around and came across these things:

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They're 6x4" acrylic photo frames that are formed of two parts held together by magnets, and are 20mm high 

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The magnets seem to be pretty well insulated by the acrylic, but one side is still slightly magnetic. The other isn't, so I face the magnetic side at the shelf and the 'non' magnetic side under the car 

They don't work for everything; a TT02 built to normal ride height is fine, but one built to the 'High' setting still touches the shelf, and rally block tyres might require something thicker, but at £20 for a pack of five they do the job in some cases

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On 11/23/2020 at 3:20 PM, Juhunio said:

Interesting, I hadn't thought about flat spotting the tyres. I had a little look around and came across these things:

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They're 6x4" acrylic photo frames that are formed of two parts held together by magnets, and are 20mm high 

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The magnets seem to be pretty well insulated by the acrylic, but one side is still slightly magnetic. The other isn't, so I face the magnetic side at the shelf and the 'non' magnetic side under the car 

They don't work for everything; a TT02 built to normal ride height is fine, but one built to the 'High' setting still touches the shelf, and rally block tyres might require something thicker, but at £20 for a pack of five they do the job in some cases

Their good mate, where did you get them? 

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