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  1. We’ve been baby sitting my girlfriends Nephew recently so decided to take him out with the trucks. He chose the Defender so we decided to go for a walk around Daventry Resevoir. Just over two miles and 1 hour 40 mins and the Gens Ace 3S 5000mah lipo was still going. Thomas has quite a lot of diagnosed health issues, and can be petrified of the outdoors/weather/dark/forests but after a bit of an introduction to how throttle works, and got used to sensitive steering he was thoroughly entertained and visibily improved his control over the hour and 40 we were out. Was quite emotional to see him actually stick at something in a “scary” environment. Ive checked he has his shoes on and was behaved in public so that banned guy cant kick off haha
    15 points
  2. 15 points
  3. Made my wagon work for a living today! Went to the RC Truckers national gathering in Newark, excellent event 👍
    15 points
  4. Managed to finish the LC PTG-2R The decals aren’t perfect and probably took 6 months off my life expectancy 😁 It needs some dirt and scuffs on it now
    12 points
  5. Finished modding the Texan for now, so shocks mounted upright, made a pair of chassis brace`s, longer links taking wheelbase to 310mm, removed fake exhaust, mounted spare tyre low down , cut a drive shaft down in length to get 4WD with longer wheelbase still got Alloy rear axle to fit at some point cheap set of black deep dish wheels, looking forward to trying it out
    12 points
  6. All set and programmed I need a shorter sensor cable and then I can get the rx wiring a bit neater 👌
    12 points
  7. Arrma have the Infraction, Traxxas have the Inflation 🤣🤣🤣
    12 points
  8. You’re not the only one that nipped out before the sun went down 👍
    11 points
  9. 11 points
  10. What I DID do to my model today was take it out for the first time 😆 what I DIDN'T do to my model today was check the wheel nuts were tight out of the box 🙈 Lessons were learnt today 🤓
    11 points
  11. Managed to find a dog mess free zone down the park. Then proceeded to drive the LMT how I told myself I would never drive it 🙃 Most definitely destroyed the body now 🤣 Would've gotten some better pics while I was out but I started attracting some undesirables.
    11 points
  12. I have 4WD again now! Rebuilt the front diff with a new spur gear and pinion bearing, and added an extra shim to the pinion shaft to take the slop out of it. Shimmed all the wheel bearings to reduce the wheel wobbliness. Massive difference… it’s much more predictable now and drives much straighter. Also got an ESC programming card, so I’ve reduced the braking force to try to extend the life of the front diff. I’m pretty sure most of the spur gear damage is from heavy and poorly timed braking 😅 Also I reduced the neutral zone on the trigger to it’s minimum value and added a touch of drag brake. I’m not sure if I like the drag brake or not, but it’s nice to be able to have a play with it. Looking at @.AJ.s photos, I need to do something about my wiring next! I know the Carnage isn’t the coolest RC, but I flipping love this thing 😁😁😁
    11 points
  13. Busted out the soldering iron
    11 points
  14. Found some small skate/BMX ramps buried in the shed. Not the biggest ramps but they're about perfect for "scale" monster truck driving. Unfortunately the body took more of a beating as I discovered that the back of the ramps are perfect for back flips 😂Really want to get down the park but I have to choose between road rash or dog mess so chose road rash as the amount of dog mess over the park is ridiculous 🤬
    11 points
  15. Nice hour at the local jumps. I took my Mini Maxx and my Mrs took her Sledge. Both took some punishment and no breakages 🙂
    11 points
  16. Painted a new shell for my LC Racing EMB-1, it’s a PhatBodies Funkenblitz body and the decals are from MCI in Canada, used Tamiya Clear Pearl first then Tamiya Pearl White then Tamiya plain White, I’m still waiting for the Turbo fan discs for the wheels, and may fit some lights, happy with how it looks. It’s based on https://evaresto.co.uk/ Apple Computers inc Beetle and obviously the Apple Porsche 935 K3.
    11 points
  17. Thanks @Nick and all the gold members and staff😁
    11 points
  18. it was actually yesterday but the wee ftx fury arrived and i had a play with it in the garden, thanks again msuk 🙂
    11 points
  19. A Tamiya Hornet Miniature Cheers @Jayce
    11 points
  20. Put the OZ Racing WRC style rims back on the XV02, they have more offset compared to the period correct style Lancia ones, but they fill the arches much better
    10 points
  21. Tonight's weapons of choice; The Baja was last to be ran, faultless and huge fun. Some fairly big air, six to seven feet, took it no problem. The Kyosho Scorpion XXL VE was superb, more air than I should of, but no breakages and just a great drive. The old Ally-Maxx was true to form, jumped great, popped wheelies and was a laugh. And makes such a great sound. Only cost tonight was one body-clip. I can live with that.
    10 points
  22. Gave the overtray a lick of black paint 👍
    10 points
  23. Been doing some hits with the dr10, it did 70mph at rossa as was capable of more, down geared it and max punch on 2s maxed at 39mph 3.35 sec. it can do better, the 2 pole motor is holding back the launch i think. Need 60mph in less than 2 sec. Tiny motor did very well, it wil go in the hyper 10, in goes the system that took the banzai to 108mph. Wired up for testing tomorrow, been running 2x 2s packs for 9000mha to ensure theres no battery sag. Also put the drag wheels and wheelie bar back on, belted are slightly smaller, i need these to balloon for the top end speed and not flip doing so.
    10 points
  24. Went out for a play / testing. Bronco now has rear underdrive and rear brass + more brass on the front steering. Sitting now at 4.2kg seems just about right, doesnt seem to like to roll on its side as much. Solid front axle gatekeeper did well, the tires are horrible but now they are wearing in they are becoming much better at holding on. Also upped the overdrive from stock to all the way.
    10 points
  25. Worked on the TLR Losi 8ight XE Starting point, yay new metric drivers, should be a quick and easy job right......WRONG. I started taking off all the plastic inserts in the A-Arms, to replace with these TLR carbon beauties. I'm surprised how soft and flexible the plastic insert is, to the point where its clearly not adding any strenght but I guess the way they've "closed" the arms means better aerodynamics and keeps dirt out! As I started to screw them in, my 1.5MM metric driver died from its death. At this point, I was really annoyed, brand new tools can't even drive screws into plastic - whiskey tango foxtrot. I scrambled around for other tools. I then thought to myself, this set has no reviews, it's oddly a bit cheap for 18 drivers, could that be down to potato QC? Bingo, the metric drivers are in fact imperial, and the imperial drivers are in fact metric - thanks china QC. I started an amazon return and continued to work on the car. My phone blended in very well with the 8XE's carbon 😄 Mhmm, shiny and already has cat fur on it: Added 8XE TLR mudguards Well, what's this thing running on? Hopes and dreams? It needs a power plant! Oh hello Viper VF8 1900kv motor Next it was time for an ESC, I decided to go with the Castle Mamba Max Pro SCT I bought used a few weeks ago and never tested...Yes its the 1/10 version, but apparently good for 6S and 1/8 buggies if you stick to 4S and stay under a certain KV, can't remember the exact number, but 1900kv @4s is fine. Next, steering, I like my old Hitecs, so 5985 it is: My daughter is really taking an interest in this, so I've passed ownership of the 8XE to my wife to try and peak daughter's interest. And now ready to run, albeit with super dirty wheels. I should have taken a pic with a clean set...
    10 points
  26. 10 points
  27. First hop up for the XV-02 I’ve also ordered a few parts for it from Asiatees that aren’t available in the UK yet 👍
    9 points
  28. @James.S.Johnson the reason for my warning earlier today, was to address your attitude towards other members and to tone down the rude responses - This warning clearly had no affect and you react by posting a new topic ‘apologising’ yet ‘giving personal digs’. It is with no regret to inform you that you are now officially banned off this forum and you are free to take the drama elsewhere…
    9 points
  29. Looking out across the valley whilst on an evening stroll on Caerphilly mountain, South Wales.
    9 points
  30. @Neil Millikenthank you. I thought I bought a Losi 8XE, but it seems my chief inspector has other views...
    9 points
  31. Will be keeping this one. Did have both versions a while ago but sold them to make some room
    9 points
  32. Painted my shell Be kind this is my 1st ever go at painting a shell haha I love how its come out
    9 points
  33. Here we are in the flesh at the 2022 RC truck National Gathering. Apart from having to glue the tyres on the front after pulling one off the rim whilst turning lock to lock in a 3 point turn, it performed faultlessly, a really big thank you to Doug for making it all happen and pushing me to finish it. That TS12 orange definitely didn’t get ordered Wednesday lunch, painted Thursday lunch, and driven up the A1 Friday lunch… Some real variety here, check out this video for an idea. Loads of really powerful heavy and outright expensive construction trucks at the show, the double action loading was fabulous👍 Obviously there was a working weighbridge too 😳 The articulated tipper wagon for followed behind me went 21kg loaded - thats a bag of cement! Obviously it wasn’t all plain sailing on the rough stuff, but It did pretty good - only the front bumper approach kept acting like a shovel and digging in, though I was surprised quite how capable it was if you kept the throttle in! Yes I did drive up this excavator made mountain unaided 😎 The show was great, even though we only stayed a day, well worth a visit if you have a truck, people were really friendly and easy going and happily answered any daft questions whilst chewing the fat. The pair of us really enjoyed ourselves.
    9 points
  34. Fitted some body post extensions so that I could finally get this finished. Toyota GR Supra body on a TA08 pro chassis.
    8 points
  35. As you may have seen in the other thread, the postie brought me some receiver/servo terminals and a crimp tool, so I got busy using them! Got a wee little cable on the servo now: Also decided to shorten the motor wires - they were crazy long before, but I think I might've gone a bit short! I'm not very happy with my soldering there either, but at least it's hidden behind some heat shrink: I decided to move the receiver a bit too, as it gives better cable runs for the motor wires: Overall, I'm reasonably happy with it. I think I'll end up re-doing the motor wires at some point, but need a beefier soldering iron first. This is how much I ended up chopping out of the servo and ESC receiver cables, and the motor wires: Also added some "drift stitching" to the bodyshell. I've got a nicer shell, but haven't gotten around to reinforcing it yet, so I just keep this one going! Next job is probably securing the cap pack somewhere sensible.
    8 points
  36. Converted it to electric and added the following: - Losi HD diff inserts all round - Hobbywing Max8 G2 - Reds Racing 2800KV 4068 motor - 18T/45T spur (instead of the stock 52T, yep this is gonna fly!)
    8 points
  37. Fitted some front light buckets to the little beetle shell (killer bodies light buckets), need to make up some lights now. Also tried some different wheels on it.
    8 points
  38. Went crawling, gorgeous weather but I wanted a little midday shade! Bonus points for spotting my 1:1 wagon!
    8 points
  39. Group photo after testing some mods and repairs. The fleet's running sweet!
    8 points
  40. ordered 8 days ago from Aliexpresss, the garden shed won't be getting painted today!! 😁
    8 points
  41. Some cracking photos on here. For my bit meet Spud my dog. He has done thousands of miles on the bike with us.
    8 points
  42. Finished building it So wheels from my mtqp went on as had them to hand Hobbywing 120amp esc Speed passion competition mmm 4.5r brushless motor 25tooth pinion I wish I had a gps as on 2s it's stupid fast Grip there is none Rolling burnouts yes Faster than the mt10 on 3s This is running 2s Quarter throttle it's stupid
    8 points
  43. My dad on his P&M Kawasaki at Mallory Park for the VMCC Festival of 1000 bikes
    8 points
  44. I've been modifying a 1/10th scale SWorkz S14-3 buggy that I bought from @mak01 as I am turning it into another speed run RC. Hoping to use it for some of the various battery cell count classes that my other speed run RC's don't fit into. Before First things I did was to clean and strip the whole buggy down. I've rebuilt the diffs with 100K oil and made a centre spool from the slipper clutch to suit a Mod 1 gear pinion gear. I've also rebuilt all the suspension with added limiters inside the shock bodies as well as outside to get the ride height nice n' low. Thicker oil in those too as well as a new set of harder springs on the back. Pretty pleased with how the builds progressing so far ~ made a carbon fibre rear wing for it too as all my cars run carbon wings that I've made myself. As it sits now.
    7 points
  45. Phew! Spent over 5 hours putting stickers on today. Water technique worked wonders, don’t think I could’ve done it otherwise. Well, a few creases and a little tearing around the wheel arches, but overall happy enough with the result. All ready for some shakedown runs now, shame I’m about to start a run of night’s! What do you think people?
    7 points
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