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    1. 10-06-2012 04:10 AM #3501
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      Nicely done sweat monster

      I saw a pic of an awesome looking EXO that was done in a metallic copper colour with a black wing. God they look awesome!!

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      10-06-2012 05:31 AM #3502
      Flogbox thks for the pm will reply soon. Got a Team Associated brushless esc for $20 will do 3s lipo which is more than enough so will go with that plus already has Deans connector. This buggy will be a real hodge podge of parts on the cheap lol. Bill so far.

      Buggy - free kindly donated by Ryan
      Motor - $20 from Ryan brushless suxfly
      Servo - Sanwa $10
      TX / RX - $40 - HPI
      ESC - Team associated $20
      Battery - Yeah Racing 2S Lipo $20

      Just needs a couple of rear tyres and should be good to go bashing lol.
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      10-06-2012 06:59 AM #3503
      check out the X6 from FG Model Sports looks horn i want one lol.



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      10-06-2012 08:06 AM #3504
      FG, yes, I love FG! I've been going on and on about their F1 model forever. They have the coolest cars and check out their racing trucks too! Sensational! However I don't believe the X6 has been released yet? They have the coolest MINI 5th scale, which is raced at Hoppers. I know they showed the brushless version of their cars at the Toyfair this year with the Castle 2028/XL2, but I haven't seen any release so far. Wish they also have the F1 as an electric option!
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      10-06-2012 06:39 PM #3505
      They have electric conversion kits including for their 4wd buggies. Yes the trucks are cool as well. I think Chequered Flag Racing sells them locally. The Leopard Competition which is $3500 apparently kills anything else on the track.
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      10-06-2012 06:43 PM #3506
      They have electric conversion kits including for their 4wd buggies. Yes the trucks are cool as well. I think Chequered Flag Racing sells them locally. The Leopard Competition which is $3500 apparently kills anything else on the track. Sometimes the online shop in Germany has specials but shipping charge was like 176 Euro, you can also buy the 4wd buggy without the gas engine.
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      10-06-2012 09:28 PM #3507
      Quote Originally Posted by Zorg2 View Post
      They have electric conversion kits including for their 4wd buggies. Yes the trucks are cool as well. I think Chequered Flag Racing sells them locally. The Leopard Competition which is $3500 apparently kills anything else on the track. Sometimes the online shop in Germany has specials but shipping charge was like 176 Euro, you can also buy the 4wd buggy without the gas engine.
      Yeah their comp range has all sorts of cool stuff like hydraulic brakes etc. All their range has a competition line. Thanks for the heads up on the brushless conversion - had no idea they finally released and selling these! If I see the MiNI (4WD version) on special, I may buy one and convert.

      Btw if I visit Adelaide one day, I'm gonna check out chequered flag racing.
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      10-06-2012 09:33 PM #3508
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      10-07-2012 06:32 PM #3509
      So I know of 4 x Draganflyer X8 UAV's for sale. These are a serious commercial class quadrotor although from the looks of it you could build one from Hobbyking for quite a bit less. I think it includes a full fpv system, not sure if it includes the SLR camera etc. Thinking about a cheeky offer given the reported purchase cost was 35k...
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      10-07-2012 09:13 PM #3510
      these look quite cool we should all buy one and race behind the pits at Albert Park lol..

      http://www.tamiya.com/english/produc...port/index.htm
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      10-08-2012 07:42 PM #3511
      Some Losi action for Wayne.

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      10-09-2012 05:46 AM #3512
      had a semi twilight bash tonight getting hard to tell the direction of the car when it gets too far away. Something weird going on with the Savage still seems to go fast but is making a weird whirring noise I am loathe to pull it apart I suspect it is either the spur gear or slipper clutch.
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      10-09-2012 07:41 PM #3513
      sent you a PM Floggie.
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      10-11-2012 03:33 AM #3514
      Wayne some F1's to add to your collection.

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271078578...d=397109761064
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      10-11-2012 03:35 AM #3515
      Quote Originally Posted by Zorg2 View Post
      Wayne some F1's to add to your collection.

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271078578...d=397109761064
      If it was FG F1 I may have been interested! Or FG MINI AWD. I think I will get one of those at some stage.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      10-12-2012 03:45 AM #3516
      anyone have spare brushless esc they want to flog for the Smarm buggy rebuild. Last item needed now.
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      10-12-2012 05:43 AM #3517
      Quote Originally Posted by Zorg2 View Post
      anyone have spare brushless esc they want to flog for the Smarm buggy rebuild. Last item needed now.
      Nothing I have spare is a cheapie.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      10-12-2012 06:41 AM #3518
      lol in relative terms of course.

      Could have some fun on here. 6x6 would be awesome.

      http://store.rc4wd.com/
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    19. 10-14-2012 03:06 AM #3519
      Was at the hobbyshop today with a mate who bought the blade 120sr rc heli. I figured why not get the blade mqx quadcopter. Had 2 packs through it without it busting into a million pieces. Made the right choice of quad vs heli as my mate is having a difficult time keeping his in a stable hover whereas the quad is a cakewalk in comparison. I'm still utterly crap at flying but I'm enjoying it

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      10-14-2012 04:35 AM #3520
      Quote Originally Posted by flogbox View Post
      Was at the hobbyshop today with a mate who bought the blade 120sr rc heli. I figured why not get the blade mqx quadcopter. Had 2 packs through it without it busting into a million pieces. Made the right choice of quad vs heli as my mate is having a difficult time keeping his in a stable hover whereas the quad is a cakewalk in comparison. I'm still utterly crap at flying but I'm enjoying it
      I would never get a heli again. My last one lasted all of 30 secs until a gust of wind make it a permanent decoration 40 feet up on a massive Xmas tree.

      Anyway, had a great time bashing the brushless Summit today on the beach. It's a little slower than the MT4-G3 on smaller wheels that my son runs, but at least it's sort of in the same league. Sort of. It's fast becoming one of my fav basher as it is so versatile and can do everything and go over any terrain.

      Also, put in the HW150a on the MINI. Why is it that it is faster than when it was using the 80a? Ok maybe it's just in my head. Actually thinking about it, it's probably because I'm using a new battery today whereas previously I've been running them on a 12 month old battery.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    21. 10-14-2012 04:54 AM #3521
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I would never get a heli again. My last one lasted all of 30 secs until a gust of wind make it a permanent decoration 40 feet up on a massive Xmas tree.

      Anyway, had a great time bashing the brushless Summit today on the beach. It's a little slower than the MT4-G3 on smaller wheels that my son runs, but at least it's sort of in the same league. Sort of. It's fast becoming one of my fav basher as it is so versatile and can do everything and go over any terrain.

      Also, put in the HW150a on the MINI. Why is it that it is faster than when it was using the 80a? Ok maybe it's just in my head. Actually thinking about it, it's probably because I'm using a new battery today whereas previously I've been running them on a 12 month old battery.
      I agree. I've got a 150A jobbie in it. When we racing the mini?

      DID YOU GO DOWN LORIMER? haha.

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      10-14-2012 05:19 AM #3522
      Went bashing in a busted up carpark behind the tram depot near my place. Was talking to a guy who stopped to have a look and it the process of trying to pull a speccy jump to impress hit a pole. And we all know how hitting a pole ends

      Doesn't seem too bad the A Arm stayed intact it just bend the hinge pin. Which is pretty Lucky I have spares

      Also I did an order from tower hobbies sent airmail 17 sept and I still don't have it
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      10-14-2012 06:36 AM #3523
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      I agree. I've got a 150A jobbie in it. When we racing the mini?

      DID YOU GO DOWN LORIMER? haha.
      Me no speaking Engrish. Wha is Lorimer? (Don't worry guys, private joke lol)

      You are the busy one! Next Friday night they will have a race there. If not me and you head down to Templestowe on the weekend.
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      10-14-2012 06:38 AM #3524
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Went bashing in a busted up carpark behind the tram depot near my place. Was talking to a guy who stopped to have a look and it the process of trying to pull a speccy jump to impress hit a pole. And we all know how hitting a pole ends

      Doesn't seem too bad the A Arm stayed intact it just bend the hinge pin. Which is pretty Lucky I have spares

      Also I did an order from tower hobbies sent airmail 17 sept and I still don't have it
      You sound like OllieWAY. He also tries to impress and crashes when others are looking.

      Yeah sometimes orders can take over a month! I'm still waiting for the EXO terra buggy to turn up!
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      10-14-2012 08:07 AM #3525
      Took the chance to run the MINI WRC while waiting for F1 replay on Ten to start. It is DEFINITELY much faster. Made it a lot of fun to drive! But the motor was really hot at the end of 15 mins of full throttle. Better check the temp next time.
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    26. 10-14-2012 05:48 PM #3526
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      Me no speaking Engrish. Wha is Lorimer? (Don't worry guys, private joke lol)

      You are the busy one! Next Friday night they will have a race there. If not me and you head down to Templestowe on the weekend.
      You and I. Bloody ESL

      Can't do the weekend (have a course and around the bay on), but possibly can do friday.

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      10-15-2012 03:49 PM #3527
      check this out not bad for a backyard track...

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      10-15-2012 09:31 PM #3528
      See lads this is what we need to get together and get going!
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      10-15-2012 09:40 PM #3529
      I am more than happy to be involved in this Sweaty! Where is this $39k altona land again? Buying a land is an investment anyway peeps. Lets do it!
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      10-16-2012 06:13 AM #3530
      Got all the bits for the HSP buggy tried plugging in the esc to the receiver and the steering servo. Looks like I have it working at least with the spare servo I have once I had worked out the right channels to plug into the rx. The other servo I had installed already just moves slightly then doesnn't do anything else have to try swapping with the spare one. Only bummer now is that the connectors to the motor on the Team Assoc ESC are smaller than the bullet connectors on the motor Ryan gave me damm it. Looks like a soldering jobbie. At the least the esc already has a Deans plug installed. Have a LRP esc coming as well so might swap that for the moment to get it running.
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      10-16-2012 06:18 AM #3531
      Other bummer today is Aston was doing some circle work in the rain and dirt and grass with the Savage XS seemed ok and then after a while just made a loud whirring noise with no drive at all. Looks like either the clutch, trans or spur gear. Too scared to open it up at the moment.
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      10-16-2012 08:25 AM #3532
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      I am more than happy to be involved in this Sweaty! Where is this $39k altona land again? Buying a land is an investment anyway peeps. Lets do it!
      Out the back of Kororoit Creek Road in between the Rays outdoor warehouse and the baseball stadium. There is what looks like a paddock being subdivided.
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      10-16-2012 09:04 AM #3533
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      Out the back of Kororoit Creek Road in between the Rays outdoor warehouse and the baseball stadium. There is what looks like a paddock being subdivided.
      Do you mean Hoppers? I don't think there is a Rays outdoor in Altona?

      Edit: Oh sorry, you mean the warehouse. That is only 15 mins from me!
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    34. 10-16-2012 08:57 PM #3534


      Check out the number plate on the GTR.
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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      10-16-2012 09:58 PM #3535
      Pole carnage worse than I thought. Cracked A Arm, Bent Hinge Pin and munted front Toe Blocks. The hing pin on the other side is very slightly bent but I'm not sure if that's due to the crash or because it's not that beefy. Going to order the RPM arms and I think they specify using a traxis pin as it's slightly larger as the axial design is deliberately undersized.



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