Skyrider Drone Pack 9

As with my 3D Printer build there has been a delay on getting the parts to continue.

With the SkyRider I have received part 9 before part 8.  This is not an issue though as Continue reading Skyrider Drone Pack 9

Skyrider Drone Pack 1

I have just started a new subscription build. This is a 12 month subscription to build a medium sized quadcopter with camera mount. The body of the quadcopter is designed by Pininfarina. Continue reading Skyrider Drone Pack 1

Fitted 3Racing oil filled shocks to my tt01

You may have seen a long time ago I made a post with a load of blue aluminium upgrades for my tt01 car. Well I completely forgot about the oil filled shocks shown in that post and have just got round to building them and installing them.


The process for building the 3Racing shocks is pretty standard to any others I have built and the parts were of good quality.


Even the spring was easy to fit which can be a right pain going by the ones I built for the Red Bull car.


These only took a few minutes to build. I think I spent longer waiting for the bubbles in the oil to disappear than anything else. They replace the standard friction dampers you get in most Tamiya kits.


E Gemini Hovercraft Kit Unboxing

My biggest undertaking so far.

Hull and fan duct
Hull and fan duct

This is a model hovercraft kit I have just received.

It looks to be both a unique and challenging build.

You can find out more about the kit here.

Twin Hammers new body and accessories


I wanted to make my Twin Hammers more unique so I started by replacing the standard plastic body with a set of aluminium body panels.


I decided to paint the panels in a basic desert camo scheme of sand and earth.


Some decals were applied to the side panels to add a bit of detail.


I also replaced the vehicle race number plates on the back of the vehicle with recovery boards. These are also aluminium and were painted desert yellow.


To complete the new look I ordered a pack of rock crawler accessories from eBay and strapped some gear to the roof and recovery boards with bungee chords .


Twin Hammers Crash And Repair

My Twin Hammers had a head on crash with a monster truck. This shattered the monster truck chassis (my blackfoot) and snapped a metal tie rod on my Twin Hammers. I am not too fussed about the Blackfoot which still runs but its gearbox kinda just floats between the wheels. The Twin Hammers however being my flagship electric car I wanted up and running ASAP.


This was a nice test for me to see how easy it is to back order Vaterra parts. As a brand new company they have already shown they can make good cars but I had no idea how good their parts support would be.

I ordered a set of tie rods and rod ends from modelsport and had them in under a week. I needed the rod ends because the rod had actually snapped inside one of the current ones making it impossible to remove.


The repair was easy. All I had to do was remove the body, cut out the old tie rod ends and snap the new ones into place.