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    Thread: OT: Slot cars and Radio Control cars

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      03-22-2012 04:31 AM #1681
      Sweaty, you can buy them online from Australia or any hobby shop really. I don't have any spare otherwise I would just give you some. Will need to buy some myself actually.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-22-2012 05:34 AM #1682
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I think I'll pass. the radjet landed last night. I've still got to put that together. I'm keen to have a play with your set ups tho.
      You will regret it big time when Ryan and I do perfect jumps with ours at Windsor siding!

      This is why I have two RC8Be. I'm turning one of them into this sort of stuff. Monster buggy as they have been coined.

      Last edited by WAY; 03-22-2012 at 05:46 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    3. 03-22-2012 06:44 AM #1683
      WAY, you still haven't answered my question about batteries

      mdt, you love this bloke. fantastic video.


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      03-22-2012 07:39 AM #1684
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      WAY, doing a HK run. Did you still want those gyros? Also what sized batteries fit in the 8be? 4S I'm presuming.


      edit: just saw they've got a version of that GT3B controller for $27 but no stock.
      Sorry just saw this! I use this http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14693. Yes 4S. This is the same battey I used for the Baja as well, albeit x2. It depends on your ESC. If your ESC comes pre-wired with 2 battery plugs, such as the Xerun 150a, then it's easier to just buy 2 x 2S. You have to cut the battery tray slightly to make it fit easier.

      When do you want the kit? Happy to bring it over.
      Last edited by WAY; 03-22-2012 at 07:45 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-23-2012 05:26 AM #1685
      I turned my original RC8Be into the monster buggy I've wanted last night. Looks awesome. I'll take a pic when I'm home tonight. Was going to run it today but it was too fricking cold. I also modified our Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 into a yellow monster Beetle. OllieWAY can't wait to run it.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-23-2012 07:33 AM #1686
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I turned my original RC8Be into the monster buggy I've wanted last night. Looks awesome. I'll take a pic when I'm home tonight. Was going to run it today but it was too fricking cold. I also modified our Thunder Tiger MT4-G3 into a yellow monster Beetle. OllieWAY can't wait to run it.










      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    7. 03-24-2012 07:54 AM #1687
      Very nice WAY. Reminds me I need to order some paint (HK don't stock haha)

      Did a massive order for the buggy and a few other projects. Ordered one of these:


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      03-24-2012 07:58 AM #1688
      Just buy the paint from local shop. $11-12 per can. For a buggy shell one can is enough unless you want multiple colours.

      Btw, putting massive wheels on makes it handle jumps like a rear heavy car. Gone is the lovely buggy handling. BUT, compared to a monster truck, it's still excellent so no regrets. Besides, that's why I bought a second one so I can have both.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-25-2012 02:20 AM #1689
      Quote Originally Posted by Tank Engine View Post
      Updates please Sweaty.
      So after a bit of a tinker it's apparent I'm missing the carbon brushes that sit either side of the Commutator, red arrows in the photo. One had been replaced by a piece of wire in a bodge at some point in time... They sit in the brass tubes you can see. The vertical motor is removed in the photo

      Also I have read that once you remove the magnet (circled) from the chassis it loses 70% of it's power and I'm pretty sure it has been moved before. So I'm ordering some new brushes and a Neo Magnet off the net. No Hobby King for vintage trains though

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      03-25-2012 03:02 AM #1690
      Sweaty, time to hit the vintage train forums I think. I for one would love to see that thing running again!
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-25-2012 03:19 AM #1691
      I suspect Sweaty's well known in vintage train forums already.
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      03-25-2012 04:25 AM #1692
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I suspect Sweaty's well known in vintage train forums already.
      Lol the geezers into this stuff aren't on the internets Actually I might give up this forum their GTG's sound much better


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      03-25-2012 04:31 AM #1693
      So you want to be a geezer too?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    14. 03-25-2012 04:39 AM #1694
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      So you want to be a geezer too?
      Call in advance, the week prior.

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      03-25-2012 05:16 AM #1695
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Call in advance, the week prior.
      And ladies, bring a plate.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    16. 03-25-2012 05:22 AM #1696
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      And ladies, bring a plate.
      Sure you haven't signed up to the CWA sweaty?

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      03-25-2012 05:41 AM #1697
      Hahahaha! Hilarious Matty and Ryan.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-26-2012 08:10 PM #1698
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Sure you haven't signed up to the CWA sweaty?


      Hobby King order is turning into an ordeal. Paid by CC and because I send my mail to a PO Box and wanted the stuff sent to my house they suspended my order. Sent the info they require but a week later everything is still stitting there....

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      03-28-2012 05:40 AM #1699
      HK finally shipping...


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      03-28-2012 05:43 AM #1700
      Did you buy from the NSW store or international?

      That Boston Flea thing looks like a hoot!
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-28-2012 05:58 AM #1701
      pppp piece from here and a pp piece from there. NSW and HK.

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      03-30-2012 06:43 AM #1702
      Hey Wayne here are some kit engines:

      http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/airfix-engineer/

      In other news I got my batteries but no charger yet Might go out and buy one tomorrow. This ebay seller has a retail shop in Mt Waverley or is it Clayton? Must be the same guys they had this exact brand when I was in there on Wednesday

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STR-1-8-S...item35b94fb7ac

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      03-30-2012 09:43 AM #1703
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Hey Wayne here are some kit engines:

      http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/airfix-engineer/

      In other news I got my batteries but no charger yet Might go out and buy one tomorrow. This ebay seller has a retail shop in Mt Waverley or is it Clayton? Must be the same guys they had this exact brand when I was in there on Wednesday

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STR-1-8-S...item35b94fb7ac
      Are you just dying to try the truck out? Lol. Get it tomorrow and maybe we can all go over to Windsor Siding for a bash session on Sunday? Matty? Ryan? Which battery did you end up getting?

      Thanks for the link to the kit! It's awesome...but it is out of stock! Please someone remind me to check another time. I really would love to buy that!
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      03-30-2012 09:55 AM #1704
      I just checked out the ebay store you linked to Paul. Fark me, those clone Bajas are so cheap! Regardless, I am sure they break easily like most clones and I would never support stolen IP anyway.
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      03-31-2012 12:55 AM #1705
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Which battery did you end up getting?
      I got 4 x Turnigy 2S 7.4V 40-50c 5000mAh. From one of the links you gave. Didn't make it out there today I'll just wait till next week.

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      03-31-2012 02:51 AM #1706
      Great batteries. I like them a lot.

      This morning, after our usual breakie at Noisette, we went to the beach for a bash. Was tempted to give you a call Ryan, but thought it may be too early on Sat morning for someone with no kid lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    27. 03-31-2012 10:44 PM #1707
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Great batteries. I like them a lot.

      This morning, after our usual breakie at Noisette, we went to the beach for a bash. Was tempted to give you a call Ryan, but thought it may be too early on Sat morning for someone with no kid lol.

      Haha thanks dude, despite the fact you're literally about 100m away from where I was tucked into bed sleeping.

      Also, give trumans cafe a go, I took matty there (tho he shouted haha), I rate it much higher thne noisette. Even eurodore is better.

    28. 04-01-2012 05:44 AM #1708
      mdt, WAY or anyone else, up for a fly/GTG over easter? going nuts with the study again and will need to get out of the house

      won't have the pitts special, but will have the bixler and radjet and quad. how's your flying going matty?

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      04-01-2012 09:31 AM #1709
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      mdt, WAY or anyone else, up for a fly/GTG over easter? going nuts with the study again and will need to get out of the house

      won't have the pitts special, but will have the bixler and radjet and quad. how's your flying going matty?
      I am in! What is the Pitts special? When do you want the RC8Be? You should build it as a break from studies now and then. Doesn't take long to do it as some stuff is already pre-built. Motor and electronics can go in later if they have not turned up yet.
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      04-01-2012 09:33 AM #1710
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      Haha thanks dude, despite the fact you're literally about 100m away from where I was tucked into bed sleeping.

      Also, give trumans cafe a go, I took matty there (tho he shouted haha), I rate it much higher thne noisette. Even eurodore is better.
      I will give those other places a go, but OllieWAY has grown up on Noisette choc croissant so will be hard to convince him! I did note today that the price has gone up to $4 per croissant, and the size is decreasing. Not that it really bothers me, but this can be my motivation to try other places lol.
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      I'm in not sure if will have replacement motor by then on slow boat from us
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    32. 04-05-2012 10:18 PM #1712
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am in! What is the Pitts special? When do you want the RC8Be? You should build it as a break from studies now and then. Doesn't take long to do it as some stuff is already pre-built. Motor and electronics can go in later if they have not turned up yet.
      I'd better pick that up from you soon, or you'll claim squatters rights to it!

      The pitts special is the biplane I pictured up above. Put the radjet into the ground pretty hard last night trying to do a victory roll to close to the ground., needs reqluing (again), pretty impressed though you can just keep regluing it and it still flies well, though I did bend a motor shaft this time. Not bad for $50!

      Matty, did you get the prop to spin the right way yet?

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      04-05-2012 10:43 PM #1713
      Still waiting for my charger .

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      04-06-2012 12:19 AM #1714
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      I'd better pick that up from you soon, or you'll claim squatters rights to it!

      The pitts special is the biplane I pictured up above. Put the radjet into the ground pretty hard last night trying to do a victory roll to close to the ground., needs reqluing (again), pretty impressed though you can just keep regluing it and it still flies well, though I did bend a motor shaft this time. Not bad for $50!

      Matty, did you get the prop to spin the right way yet?
      I tried it both ways and it still went backwards. It was one of your props though. Do you think they're different because they are helicopter jobbies?

      Time for a catch up over Easter? Was a great day for a fly yesterday. Shame I had the technical issues.

      I did manage to cut down the carbon shaft from the Bixler though, so that should work now. Just got to wait for the wind to die down.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

    35. 04-06-2012 12:39 AM #1715
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      I tried it both ways and it still went backwards. It was one of your props though. Do you think they're different because they are helicopter jobbies?

      Time for a catch up over Easter? Was a great day for a fly yesterday. Shame I had the technical issues.

      I did manage to cut down the carbon shaft from the Bixler though, so that should work now. Just got to wait for the wind to die down.
      They're plane propellers. Bit strange. Swap two motor leads then and it'll work.

      Free monday and should be less windy.

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