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jontea

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Jan 2020

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    Looks good in orange. Are you going with driver, or blacking out windows? Drivers always seemed a bit naff to me, wild one and any open buggy besides.
    Like you, I'm not going box art either, and not gonna use a full decal sheet either.
    Post a pic of what you've got so far, would love to see it.

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    Thank you for the advice. Ordered yesterday, here Tuesday. Got some coin off the kit as I took out the esc (tble02), but replaced it with a Hobbywing 1060 (as I'm using a brushed motor for now), and got a 15t etronix motor, run on LiPo 2s with a 19t pinion, should make for a decently quick starter buggy.

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    Cool, ta. Nice looking Viper. Already emailed cancelling my DT03 order, will give Modelsport a call tomorrow, get them to add a Viper and steel 19t pinion and black spray paint to my LiPo order. Ends up buying the sv will be cheaper (initially) than getting the fighter and all the extras I wanted. Looks better too.

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    The last time I had a Tamiya, it was a Falcon! And we used crystals. I miss the old days, simpler times.

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    Ok, bear with me here. Just been peering down the rabbit hole, and having a bit of a read, considering it's a far better looking buggy, should I just not get a Sand Viper? Same gearbox as DT03, comes with full bearings, adjustable top arms, metal drive cups and shafts, and is available now. I understand it can be a bit twitchy, but surely that's part of the challenge. Help!

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    No doubt I will, a tantrum will ensue, then looking at mods, and before you know it I'll have bought a Schumacher Top Cat. Life goals.

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    God this RC stuff is a fookin rabbit hole and a half. Still waiting for DT03 to be available (1 month, fingers crossed), I'm sending back my NiMH stuff, and have ordered LiPo in readiness for the eventual purchasing of brushless goods. Why can't my hobbies be cheaper?

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    I live by that motto. Fuck it, it's not worth the effort!

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