Phoenix BX gear mesh fixed and ball-raced

Last time I was out with this buggy a gear stripped and I later found out the gears were not meshing properly. When my ball-race bearings arrived I took the car apart upgraded it and re-meshed the gears. Its now running at a decent pace and it great fun to drive!

I was filming in one hand and steering with the other which is way the steering’s a little crazy.

Ball Joint Steering Upgrade for Silvia (TT01 Chassis)

Today I fitted a part aluminium ball joint steering upgrade to my TT01 chassis. This replaces the stock steering track which is all plastic and screwed in. This upgrade has improved steering control which is especially handy when drifting.

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The upgrade item is a 3Racing Steering Track. It says it is for the TT01E but comes with the parts also needed to fit it to the TT01.

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New steering track in action.

Helicopter Camera Pod Mod

I have had this idea for a while now but have had to wait till I got a helicopter with a decent fuselage to attach a camera pod to. Most reasonably priced helicopters that come with a camera are not very good so I have always wanted a mod a camera onto a decent single rotor one.

I recently brought the Hubsan Lynx single rotor that has a nice amount of flat space to attach an adhesive strip to.

This is a really simple mod. All you need is some picture hanging strips and a spy camera.

There is a large selection of spy cameras on Amazon and I brought a few different types to mess around with. The one that I decided to use with this mod fits the hanging strip nicely so I chose that one.

All you need to do is attach one strip to the camera…

…and the other to the underbelly of the helicopter.

The camera sticks really well and I am sure it will hold just fine.

The only problem I see so far is that the camera protrudes the landing gear so taking off could be tricky.

That’s all for now. Will hopefully test it at the weekend.

A Second Sky Spy

Modelzone have been selling their Sky Spy stock at half price so I thought it was a good time to replace my wobbly old one. The one I got was an ex display model so I got an extra tenner off.

Here is a short flight of it with the charge it already had.