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.

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

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

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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.

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E Gemini Hovercraft Kit Unboxing

My biggest undertaking so far.

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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