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Forum: Vintage RC 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
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Posted By lofty2332
Tamiya are re-leasing alot of re-release kits...

Tamiya are re-leasing alot of re-release kits with various prices.
I'm tempted by the re-released Grasshopper 2, since it was my first ever hobbygrade
Forum: Vintage RC 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By lofty2332
If you don't mind await, I hear there will be...

If you don't mind await, I hear there will be another Schumacher Vintage re-release, there is also the Mardave Cobra Evo, although the price is a little high on them
Forum: Wanted 5 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By lofty2332
Savox servo or similar

After a second hand Savox 1256, 1258 or equivalent from another brand.

Servo is only going in a Losi XX with occasional use so not looking to spend mega money on a servo.

Servo will need to...
Forum: Schumacher 04-01-2021
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By lofty2332
Life span of most cars is around 2 years so I...

Life span of most cars is around 2 years so I suspect you might be correct with your prediction.
Forum: I Made This ! 21-12-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By lofty2332
You planning on racing it? If so which club do...

You planning on racing it? If so which club do you run at?
Forum: PR Racing 09-11-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By lofty2332
If you are after any PR spares 6Kracing is where...

If you are after any PR spares 6Kracing is where you need to head.
They are the official UK distributor, Gareth the owner is sound so if you get stuck give 6K an email or call.
If you ever get...
Forum: Electrics 30-10-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By lofty2332
If you want a high end ESC you would be looking...

If you want a high end ESC you would be looking at a Maclan MMAX, Hobbywing Xerun XR10, LRP Flow, Reedy, Orion, Muchmore all of these ESC's retail around £180 give or take.

If you want mid range...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 21-10-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By lofty2332
Make sure you have wet weather tyres, I use...

Make sure you have wet weather tyres, I use Schumacher silver Darts on the rear, Silver cut staggers on the front when its wet on Astro, but you will need to check if the club you race at use a...
Forum: Vintage RC 17-10-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By lofty2332
I normally mark the can & end bell before taking...

I normally mark the can & end bell before taking motors apart for a skim and then just line it back up when rebuilding.
Forum: Wanted 16-10-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By lofty2332
Mardave Cobra Chassis

I am after a Mardave Cobra chassis as I plan to source parts and build one up.

Give me a shout if you have one available that is in a decent condition, and with the price for postage to...
Forum: Electrics 15-10-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By lofty2332
So stock class racing is usually 13.5 or 17.5 and...

So stock class racing is usually 13.5 or 17.5 and its popular in America.
Mod class is any motor below 13.5 I think.
If you have been racing with a speed passion 10.5 I would probably move to 8.5...
Forum: Electrics 12-10-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By lofty2332
I used a speed passion motor in my vintage buggy,...

I used a speed passion motor in my vintage buggy, it was a 10.5 and all the other cars I was racing against had a 10.5's as well.
The speed passion motor just seemed a bit lifeless compared to the...
Forum: Electrics 09-10-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By lofty2332
For sticks there only a handful of options: ...

For sticks there only a handful of options:

Absima do a cheap stick set for like £40 with 0 programming, ok for bashing, I have raced with this and was ok whilst I was getting back into the swing...
Forum: General Race Chat 23-09-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By lofty2332
Winter outdoor racing tips

So given the latest Covid announcements it looks like October when most clubs move indoors won't be happening due to the new government guidelines.

With that in mind it looks like we will be...
Forum: Mardave 23-09-2020
Replies: 384
Views: 56,877
Posted By lofty2332
Pre-order for the new cobra opens 1st October,...

Pre-order for the new cobra opens 1st October, it's on the Mardave website
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 17-09-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By lofty2332
Popular 2wd 1/10th are: AE RC10 B6.2 ...

Popular 2wd 1/10th are:

AE RC10 B6.2
Schumacher Cougar Laydown
PR S1 V3R Evo
Xray
Kyosho
Yokomo
Team Losi Racing
I've probably missed a couple
Forum: Electrics 16-09-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By lofty2332
I would say go with the 10.5 and then go to...

I would say go with the 10.5 and then go to something faster later down the line.
3000mah should be fine.
I run my vintage car with 3700mah batteries on a 10.5 and I have loads of juice left after...
Forum: Electrics 16-09-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By lofty2332
So as a new starter this would probably do you? ...

So as a new starter this would probably do you?

Hobbywing 10BL120 esc which retail at about £40
Motorwise you could get a speed passion motor for around £35 - £40 or keep an eye on Oople for...
Forum: Electrics 29-08-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By lofty2332
Saddle lipo's are few and far between, I managed...

Saddle lipo's are few and far between, I managed to get some LRP ones last year from Speed RC
http://speedrc.co.uk
Forum: Electrics 24-08-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By lofty2332
So most new racers seem to use a wheel, and mid...

So most new racers seem to use a wheel, and mid range wheels can be had for around £100.

The Mid Range stick handset these days is the Futaba T4GRS which can be had second hand for around £200....
Forum: Electrics 20-08-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By lofty2332
If you are racing I would say go with the...

If you are racing I would say go with the Hobbywing, a clone is going to have cheaper components and won't be as robust and will probably fail during a race.

I have a Hobbywing 10BL120 & a Xerun...
Forum: Wanted 09-08-2020
Replies: 10
WANTED 120a ESC
Views: 427
Posted By lofty2332
If you are on a tight budget £40 gets you a brand...

If you are on a tight budget £40 gets you a brand new Hobbywing 10bl120 esc from Modelsport
Forum: General Race Chat 29-07-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By lofty2332
Mardave Cobra Evo

So who's hyped for / planning on getting the Mardave Cobra Evo when its released?

If the price is right I am defo getting one for the nostalgia factor
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 23-07-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By lofty2332
As above see what they race at your local club,...

As above see what they race at your local club, have a chat with some of the other drives. As a rule the popular makes are Team Associated, Schumacher, X-Ray, PR Racing, Team Losi Racing, Kyosho &...
Forum: Electrics 18-07-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By lofty2332
When yours esc cuts out does it need manually...

When yours esc cuts out does it need manually switching off and on or does it just come back to life itself? My mate is having an issue with a Maclan where if the car takes a hard landling oor knock...
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