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Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 15-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By sosidge
There are aftermarket ballstuds (Lunsford come to...

There are aftermarket ballstuds (Lunsford come to mind) but one thing to watch out for is quality of fit between superficially similar sized parts, the last thing you want is a ballstud that pops off...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 12-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By sosidge
Tap washers (i.e. plumbing supplies) are rubber...

Tap washers (i.e. plumbing supplies) are rubber and the right size (but not self adhesive so you tend to lose them).

I got a bundle of self adhesive foam from one of the trade stalls at a model...
Forum: Wanted 10-02-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By sosidge
Carisma GT24 Hyundai i20 WRC

If anyone has (or knows where I can get) the Carisma GT24 with the Hyundai i20 WRC body, please drop me a PM.

Looking for a new-in-box or mint example.

Thanks!
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road Events 15-01-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,989
Posted By sosidge
It's a shame you are limited to such old Tamiya...

It's a shame you are limited to such old Tamiya chassis because even though I have a couple of Tamiya cars, they are too recent to be eligible, and I don't fancy trawling eBay for an old chassis and...
Forum: Wanted 21-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By sosidge
Download the 3pjs manual, it has the same menus...

Download the 3pjs manual, it has the same menus as a 3vc.
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 14-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By sosidge
Rear toe on the Mi5 is set by the actual carbon...

Rear toe on the Mi5 is set by the actual carbon suspension arm. If you are measuring an accurate 4 or 5 degrees then something is badly wrong, something must be broken or damaged.

Neither the 3...
Forum: Wanted 13-10-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By sosidge
HPI 6542 Blue TC springs

If anyone has a pair (or two pairs) of the HPI 6542 Blue touring car springs, or knows of a shop with a pair on the shelf, please get in touch by PM.
Forum: Tamiya 08-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By sosidge
They have been announced with part numbers, I...

They have been announced with part numbers, I would imagine they will be available within a month or two.
Forum: Tamiya 08-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By sosidge
Not out yet as a spare.

Not out yet as a spare.
Forum: Electrics 06-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By sosidge
Always one battery, but charging can be tight...

Always one battery, but charging can be tight sometimes so two would be my "luxury" setup.

Can't see the point in owning more than two.
Forum: Electrics 06-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By sosidge
Please don't go down the route of trying to bodge...

Please don't go down the route of trying to bodge a phone charger to suit.

In RC we are lucky enough to have a wide range of chargers that monitor the cells properly and give you a safe, fast...
Forum: General Race Chat 06-10-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,757
Posted By sosidge
Most important thing is building the car...

Most important thing is building the car correctly - so first thing to solve is the car pulling to the side. You need to make sure that the moving parts move freely and the fixed parts are fixed...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 29-09-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By sosidge
If you have the budget, go for the top cars. ...

If you have the budget, go for the top cars.

Of your two other options, the Schumacher is built for UK tracks so can be very quick, but some people find them edgy to drive and they are not as...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 29-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By sosidge
I the class is for boost, then there is no...

I the class is for boost, then there is no comparison with Blinky, 13.5 boost is much much faster, and the gear ratio is very different as well.

Decide what class you are running in and ask at the...
Forum: Electrics 23-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By sosidge
I think you are pushing it with the ESC. 10.5...

I think you are pushing it with the ESC. 10.5 geared like that and run in a buggy is a lot of load and it is a very basic model. It may not seem hot on the outside but it may be triggering a thermal...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 22-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By sosidge
Just bear in mind that BRCA buggy rules exclude...

Just bear in mind that BRCA buggy rules exclude the use of any intakes that aren't already marked on the bodyshell, and even then there is a maximum size for them.

Probably not a problem at most...
Forum: Electrics 16-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By sosidge
Assuming you have used a balance charger to try...

Assuming you have used a balance charger to try and get some life back into them, I doubt there is anything more you could do. My guess is that they are kaput, discharge them carefully and dispose of...
Forum: General Race Chat 16-09-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,449
Posted By sosidge
Great Britain is the island that includes...

Great Britain is the island that includes England, Scotland and Wales.

Ireland is the island that includes The Republic of ireland and Northern Ireland.

So geographically, Great Britain is...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 04-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By sosidge
Take a look at elvo's setup guide, it can answer...

Take a look at elvo's setup guide, it can answer your question and many more http://home.scarlet.be/~be067749/58/
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 04-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By sosidge
Yes, but it might take a few experiments to get...

Yes, but it might take a few experiments to get the right setup - each mm difference in a shock makes a surprsingly big difference to the handling.

By the way you don't want to restrict the ride...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 04-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By sosidge
There are lots of important things in a setup...

There are lots of important things in a setup apart from ride height and springs. Tyres are 90% of any setup.

As far as the suspension settings go, buggy geometry is designed around bumps and...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 02-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By sosidge
No it is not.

No it is not.
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 02-09-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By sosidge
Basically speed. At nationals, Blinky is...

Basically speed.

At nationals, Blinky is 17.5 motors with the ESC in Blinky mode which has fixed timing.

Pro Stock is 13.5 motors with any ESC, so timing advance is allowed.

Modified is open...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 15-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By sosidge
There are so many cars on the market and most of...

There are so many cars on the market and most of them are good. I'm tempted to say you should just choose your favourite colour!

Budget matters, but at the lower end of the market you either have...
Forum: Tamiya 14-08-2014
Replies: 338
Views: 37,037
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