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  1. Ive even got the Mighty FG Marder running again .
    8 points
  2. Just announced: 58698 Lotus Europa Special M06 (Rear wheel drive, mini) Chassis Pic of 1/24 version for now... View full news article
    4 points
  3. Well...that went surprisingly well! Grabbed a bit of thin MDF strip ( was packing from some self assembly furniture, but it always comes in handy!) and started roughing out hte layout. The front setup is fine, and the MDF thin enough to bend to the shape hte front kickup would have. The second setup will need a custom top brace, as the steering posts are too far away. It was pretty clear that the path for a front steering linkage was through the front shock towers, and a little kink in some M4 studding made me what I needed. It alctually seems to work. I f I get flex issues, then I will take the time to 3D print a centre piece to take a copuple of rod ends. That wont flex, but I reckon the rod will work well enough. In testing...it works as long as I hold the back steering posts steady. I will need, as I mentioned, a custom upper brace for the rear steering block, and a brace between the 2 front diff housings. Both will be simple sheet ally and easy to make. Then I looked to the rest. I pulled hte centre diff form the donor buggy, with motor attached. Putting it in place, along with the shortest driveshaft I had in the box of odds and ends, I worked out how far I could shorten things over stock. Ditching the stock chassis brace, and fabricating one that runs over the top to the centre diff solves many issues, and allows the motor to sit fairly close to the rear assembly. The steering servo will go pretty much in the stock location....and I can sit the ESC up above the centre diff on the new rear top brace. Battery trays...I could go with the one I already made....or....as a preference....I want to have 2 'pannier' trays. I run it on 4S using 2 2s....so that would give me a balance. A job for the 3D printer. So...what does it look like now? I will put a couple of spacers under the centre diff mounts, so I don;t have a 'slot' hole for the centre diff to let the muck in. Compared to a stock Hyper 7.....the front wheels would site pretty much dead centre of the 2 front wheel sets, so the thing is only about 30mm longer than a stocker.
    4 points
  4. A parcel off of @53HRAtoday. Was about to buy a wraith and the remembered I'd seen the trailrunner for sale so went for that instead!
    4 points
  5. and you think...hmmm...that might work. Was tidying my stock of Hyper parts up, seperating and putting together complete assemblies just to see what I had after I got everything unpacked following a recent house move. Shocks, wheels, a load of parts... I also had my brushless converted one out on the table as I was thinking about a rework of it's component layout. Was looking at the bits all together, comparing the steering setups..... when I also found this....which I had put together a little while back. It's made up from 2 spare Hyper 7 diff cases, with the mating surfaces cleaned up, and a slice out for a shock tower. Basically...it's a pass through diff for a 6 wheel drive setup. I plan to make a tube to replace the driveshaft cups to link the pinions together... Now I want to build this.... I mean...everyone should have a 6 weheel drive 4 wheel steer buggy.... right?
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. The esc will melt, you can spend the extra on hobbywing or expect to be replacing the esc very quickly @Bert_w164 cooked his surpass in his hyper. Worth not going cheap imo.
    3 points
  8. well..... it could certainly be an interesting project. Currently looking at how I could re-arrange the internal components to shorten the back part of the chassis. Going to make a mockup chassis and see how it would all fit. Not a clue what I would do with regard to a bodyshell, but I have a few ideas to play around with. Will see what's what.... but if I can get the thing shorter so it's no more than 30mm longer than a stock Hyper....it should go well too. I also figured if I mount the steering arms in 2 different points on the servo arm...I could get proportionally different steering...with the outer wheels moving further than the second pair. This will make it turn more than crab I am putting far too much thought into this 🙂
    3 points
  9. Nice little haul... An M chassis truck body, no idea what this will be for however it was on eBay for £15 posted so took a punt. Need colour ideas? M03 chassis braces from fibre lite Another M05 in kit form from Germany, ordered Monday morning and arrived today, not paying local VAT or UK VAT is rather nice.
    3 points
  10. Found some huge washers, 55mm, thought I’d make some redneck diff guards 😁 All I can smell is burning stainless (and that was with good drill bits and oil!) I hope they don’t cause more damage than their worth…
    3 points
  11. Finally got a proper storage container for my lipos. 3/4 of rubber seal removed. Also, looks pretty cool turning up with an ammo box when out and about! 😎
    3 points
  12. What to do with a beaten up touring body? I give you; the notorious R35 GTR (not) supra edition:
    3 points
  13. its not superglue its blue threadlock they are saying to use and theres a bottle in the kit
    2 points
  14. Well Jack your in no rush to buy 1 and getting a shot of Gaz's 1 will really help
    2 points
  15. A mate has a Bugsta and suffers many more transmission and suspension breakages than others do with Carnages and Outlaw - we concluded it was down to the much heavier wheels and tyres…
    2 points
  16. Lol, so many opinions to pick from @Jack Reacher. you know my choice would be the Traxxas Trx4 and learn to drive it properly, you will find it sooooo rewarding!!! hpi venture, is good truck with a few essential mods, but the parts supply is a little worrisome. original scx10 was just awesome and deserved recognition in the top Rc of all time! However the newer models were late coming out, parts supply was/is a joke, rtr electrics have improved but still nothing to jump up and down for and the pricing now is just ridiculous. That new Bronco scx10.3 with portals removed for instance is the same as a new Trx4 which has a enormous parts back catalogue and plenty of 3rd party people making stuff for them. element enduro, no idea, not seen one of these in action or in the flesh. I recall a thread not too long ago I believe was yours @Jack Reacher, asking about the best crawler? I answered in that too. hang fire and have a go with my Trx4 at the nationals, if you don’t want one (maybe not the Defender but in some form) by then, fair enough and go with something else, it will give you some idea of just what a sorted Trx4 will do on the competition side of things, I’ll even make you a cup of tea
    2 points
  17. A nice box box with my new ftx zorro body shell . Juat waiting for the paint to arrive and have another go at painting .
    2 points
  18. Ah the surpass hobby saga. If you're going to get one, don't change the connectors to XT90 like I did, then shove 6S thru it on a 2200kv 4274 motor. It won't last long. Someone pointed out that when I changed to dual XT90s I took away the inherent current limiter of the deans (which if is true, is totally bad practice as it's advertised as a 6S ESC)...Mine was fine on 3S, back then I didn't have 4S to test. I totally appreciate not everyone wants to spend big money, how about a Hobbywing WP-SC8? £45 brand new I've seen them, I run one on my wife's Hyper 7, on 3-4S, it's not skipped a beat and it's 120a rating is fine. Good shout on the BL150 @tomr, I have one in my Losi LST!
    2 points
  19. I’d be wary about using those esc’s, if ya can up your budget a little and buy something like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163057138146?hash=item25f6f679e2:g:k9IAAOSw2u1a2gCK and this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153146594466?hash=item23a83f94a2:g:ZuwAAOSwALBb5ho-
    2 points
  20. Thanks fellas 👍 I’m going to give it a strip down, check over and grease everything up today .
    2 points
  21. Thanks for the reples so far, good solid helpful posts, seems i can forget the TRX4 Ranger, i often hear how top heavy it is and that is always a bad thing in a crawler. Also the HPI can go, maybe to much concern regarding spares and parts, plus it is a little dated. So it could be that an SCX10 III is in the lead and would be a good rig with spares a plenty my only issue here is the fact they only do Jeep shells and i dont care for them, maybe not a deal breaker though and the new Gmade pick up does look sweet with good spec, should be out by time i am ready to buy
    2 points
  22. I broke it with 6S 😁 Okay that's unfair, inspecting it, it seems the wrong gear was used as it's 15T as opposed to 16T as per the losi manual. Given the age (10+ years old) and then a sudden blast of 4S and then 6S I'm not surprised. Learnt a lot by stripping it down. Can't wait to get this running again.
    2 points
  23. All done. Just need to charge up the new battery packs and head out for a spin. I still haven’t decided if it’s going to get any stickers but figure I can always do that later on if needed. Might try and stick the headlight and radiator grille ones on to start.
    2 points
  24. Nothing RC lol Just a new flash light for when out and about at night 🌃🌃🌃
    2 points
  25. https://youtu.be/MLKisZqDvms Use link above for 4k60
    1 point
  26. I'm good bud, swimming in RC cars at the moment, ha! I'm going to hold fire on a crawler until I try one in person. Luckily I should be meeting up with @walkbythesea (who has a few) and a few other chaps in a few weeks so will decide then if I need a crawler in the fleet. Your avatar has me captivated, being sideways adds so much to it 😂
    1 point
  27. oh yeah mate, I know already it’s not a patch on the hobbywing 1080 but isn’t a bad esc for a basic trail runner (I’ve submerged the earlier xl5’s and they still been strong). mate, the esc, servo, motor being average doesn’t deter from it being a great truck overall.
    1 point
  28. you know, learning to drive a rig properly is a FREE upgrade? imagine the camel trophy lads throwing all their supply’s away because it made the truck top heavy??? Don’t be a Chelsea tractor driver. out of all the Rc crawlers I’ve had, at £500 a pop, the 3x new and one used Trx4 I have, I don’t regret spending a penny of it.
    1 point
  29. 100% agree with you there m8 when I cleaned out my wheels I had dust and what looked like lumpy sugar than fome .
    1 point
  30. The bugsta wheels aren’t quite as large in diameter or width. I also used different tyre inserts to the ones provided with the wheels, which are more dense. the problem with all the FTX wheels is the inserts - they’re absolutely useless! Otherwise they’d probably be fine to use long term
    1 point
  31. Cracking looking buggy until you get round to the battery wires 😶
    1 point
  32. I have a set of the off road tyres. They’re great, but (and this could just be coincidental) I started having troubles with my front diff after using these. They are larger and heavier than the standard FTX set which I think adds too much additional weight for the drivetrain to handle. Just my experience though. Others have used this set n their carnage and been okay.
    1 point
  33. Very cool. When the wheels turn do they hit anything. Looks very close. Can't wait to see what you do with this build
    1 point
  34. Very nice pick up that Their loss your gain so enjoy
    1 point
  35. Very nice. I miss my 4x4. It was a fantastic car enjoy dude
    1 point
  36. Hey its Stimpy! How's it going dude? Thanks for that info, genuinely wondered how they stack up against the rest... Must resist, I've been bitten badly by the losi-bug...well @Jack Reacher might be another one to consider 👍🏽
    1 point
  37. scx10 3 out of any of those. The mst stuff is pretty cool. unfortunately the ventue is a bit outdated these days. Personally id go for the scx10, its new, its current and the aftermarket will be enormous
    1 point
  38. why not mate it does seem an interesting project
    1 point
  39. Gmade Buffalo civilian or the HPI venture or the Hobao DC1 or Element Enduro (any really) TRX4 Fallover 👎 the little i know about you Jack i'd steer so clear of this, pretend they dont exist. SX10III is a solid choice but i wouldnt get it, full plastic links etc, the new sx10III bronco tho with straight axles and metal links is nice but a fortune and its very big, bigger than the gladiator
    1 point
  40. The 6 wheel police tank from carmagedon. Do it. Would look amazing. Basically this.
    1 point
  41. A not-quite-a-SCX10.2. It was smaller in my head.
    1 point
  42. New pinion, tyres and wheels for my SCX10 III the wheels are Amazon specials, but seem good so far. I’m doubly pleased as they’re making the body more to my liking. Might have to use the sticker set this weekend to finish it off.
    1 point
  43. Here's the kevlar panels . Price is £29 + 3.50 post.... so great value... Spec ; Face cloth is dupont 2k 240gsm kevlar backing cloth is 220gsm 2k carbon Can do other colours etc obviously...if you want a custom set let me know. Or see the rc videos section here on msuk to see a little video of them. Cheers
    1 point
  44. New straight chassis fitted to the v5 notorious!
    1 point
  45. Well what with loosing my brother then covid and just to keep the stress levels up my mom having to have her leg removed ive not run my RC's at all. So thought id see if the MMX will start up today while ive got 10 mins to myself lol. Now this was a new Oddifies 26cc that i bought and fitted over 2 years ago and has not seen fuel since Ian ran it in on his dyno lol Started on 3rd pull and runs a treat Maybe one day ill get it back on the track
    1 point
  46. And again...dupont kevlar 2k twill weave
    1 point
  47. Hi @whitecitadel, have a read of @everclear1984 build thread here and also @Stormbringer build thread here For pretty much the definitive guides on building the DC-1 I referenced both while building mine so was able to iron out any kinks they found during my build. Welcome to the club 👍
    1 point
  48. So it took some time but mine is done, the only problems I have with mine is that some parts are made by a drunk chinees, at first the center coupler driveshaft was not straight and had a bad wobble, then I discovered that the rear stub axle had a very bad wobble in it and was also not straight the whole axle housing wobbles with it, so I ordered a set of new ones that is the only thing I have to replace when they arrive, and now I have to run it in the woods this week.
    1 point
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