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As already posted in the "Postman-thread" I've picked up a lot of three cars and two radios today.

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These cars were owned by the cousin of my wife who died way too young almost 20 years ago. His parents gave away a lot of his stuff to his friends but these three stayed up to now. Now they found them again and though it's broken and just garbage and wanted to throw them in the bin. My wife told them they should bring it to my in-laws and I will have a look. It's definitely too good for the bin.

The first one is the CC-01 Isuzu Mu with low ride kit. The body is incomplete, but everything else seems to be in decent shape. I will rebuild it for their grandsons if they want it.

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Next one is a M-02. Also not complete as at least the battery bracket is missing. But it looks like new and includes a Mini body which also seems to be like new. I will keep it for myself and maybe put the Escort on the chassis.

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The third car is something I don't know, never had something like this. It's got a funny Beetle shell. Maybe someone knows what it is and could give me a hint. Don't know what to do with it, time will tell.

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The last part of the lot are two old Futaba 40 MHz radios. One Megatech FM and a Megatech Junior. Also not sure what to do with them. Maybe just for display as I love the look of the Megatech FM.

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So, I guess I have enough to do for the next few months. It will start with a good clean...

 

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Some nice pieces of familiy history you've got there! Have fun saving them.

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Long time nothing posted in my own project thread.:rolleyes: But now I've (almost) finished the build of my TD4 Super Avante. The build started this time in a different way as usual as I first done the body or at least the most of it. The plan was to adapt the design of the P-47 Thunderbolt as I think the Super Avante body has some visual connections to those planes. The body was cut, sanded and masked and then sprayed with a few thin layers of PS-48 Silver anodized aluminum followed by black. After removing some of the masking tape I sprayed some PS-34 bright red backed with white and again black. After removing the protective film I had some dilemma as the layers of PS-48 weren't thick enough and the result doesn't remindes me on a WW2 fighter plane anymore. The first thing I though of was the McLaren F1 cars from the Kimi Räikkönnen era. So I decided to set some accents with black Oracal 751C car vinyl around the recesses on the side pots and the nose. In the end the disappointment of the partial insufficient coverage is gone and I like the outcome very much.

The build of the chassis was fun and very smooth. I had directly installed universals an the front axle, the slipper clutch, the aluminum diff nuts and the metal bevel gears. The plan was to install a brushless motor which I have i stock but due to the cable routing it is impossible to fit. Therefore currently an older 12T brushed motor is installed.

The first run at very warm weather around 30°C was fun but short. After about 5-6 minutes the esc (WP1060) shut down due to thermal problems. At that time the motor was already very hot. I need to think about a better air flow inside the car. Currently everything is very tight which has the pleasant benefit that even when car was very dusty on the outside there was almost no dirt inside the car. The downside are the thermal problems. Maybe I will cut some vent holes in the body. Another challenge on this chassis is the lack of space inside. with a standard racing pack everything is very tight. I have some slightly problems to fit the Sanwa receiver in it as it collides with the clip which put the steering  together. Currently I'm thinking of removing Paranoid Perry and change to shorty Lipos for this car.

The car itself handles very well. It's smooth and suggested that it will handle a lot more power than 12 brushed turns on 2S lipo. So I will increase my search for a brushless motor with enough power and a suitable cable routing for a reasonable price. Additionally I will do something with the wheels. The kit wheels are now on my Dirt Trasher and look great on it. The white wheels are looking a bit odd, so I've ordered a sheet of bright red vinyl and some metallic silver grey. I have something in mind but I have to see if I can realize it.

But here are some more pic of the for now finished car...

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Here you can see the dark spots where the PS-48 didn't cover enough and also a close up of the vinyl sticker. The black 'winglet' behind the canopy is painted:

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I'm currently unsure about the fenders. On one side..., but on the other... :unsure:

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Was unsure where to cut the wing, so I didn't cut it at all:

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The body post still needs to be cut.

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Great job @Aerobert. I think you’re onto something by conjuring images of those old fighter planes. I think this color scheme is so much more pleasing than box art (no disrespect to Avante purists!)

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9 minutes ago, Room335 said:

Great job @Aerobert. I think you’re onto something by conjuring images of those old fighter planes. I think this color scheme is so much more pleasing than box art (no disrespect to Avante purists!)

Thank you! I think the PS-48 suits the body form very well.

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I think this looks absolutely awesome @Aerobert - love the colour scheme, it suits the lines of the body really well!

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Liking that a lot Mr @Aerobert I’ve just walked past these in the past, but yours stopped me in my tracks to take a proper look 👍🏻

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21 hours ago, jonboy1 said:

I think this looks absolutely awesome @Aerobert - love the colour scheme, it suits the lines of the body really well!

 

19 hours ago, Re-Bugged said:

Liking that a lot Mr @Aerobert I’ve just walked past these in the past, but yours stopped me in my tracks to take a proper look 👍🏻

 

5 hours ago, Big Jon said:

Love your TD4!

The little VW Bug is a Bolink Digger.

Thank you guys, very appreciated.

And thank you @Big JonJon for the hint with the Bolink.

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