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Forum: Electrics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 145
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Don't know if they've gone bust[ or not but i had...

Don't know if they've gone bust[ or not but i had a look a few weeks ago and found nothing,[
Schumacher still list loads of stuff, but can't find software or a home page anywhere.
Forum: I Made This ! 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By mattr
Cobra Racing Products do some chassis stuff....

Cobra Racing Products do some chassis stuff. Might be worth contacting them on Facebook.
Forum: Swindon RCMCC 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By mattr
could move the BMX track and warm up area along a...

could move the BMX track and warm up area along a bit and stick a track in where the BMX/clear space is now.

Ah well. Best not to ask questions of the council, or they'll f**k you over even more.
Forum: Swindon RCMCC 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,299
Posted By mattr
The irony is that most of the road cycling...

The irony is that most of the road cycling facilities built in the UK have large open areas inside the oval of the track. Mostly just grassed over. I suspect that with very little extra cost, a space...
Forum: Electrics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By mattr
I got a 3D printed bracket from RC Kleinkram...

I got a 3D printed bracket from RC Kleinkram which mounts pretty solidly to the chassis

https://www.t2shop.de/epages/61746328.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectPath=%2FShops%2F61746328%2FProducts%2F08-3DRC-023...
Forum: Electrics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By mattr
TBH, if i get the batteries and charger set up as...

TBH, if i get the batteries and charger set up as soon as i get to the pit table, by the time i'm ready to drive they are charged anyway. That's from around 3.8-3.9V/cell with 6000mAh batteries....
Forum: Electrics 14-10-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By mattr
I've got a box of assorted ones from 60mm (used...

I've got a box of assorted ones from 60mm (used to use that in my TC) up to 200mm (which i needed for an old wiring job in an 8th scale).

They all work perfectly.

Speed passion even used to...
Forum: Team Associated 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By mattr
Oh, if you've raced on a astro or carpet, make...

Oh, if you've raced on a astro or carpet, make sure you've not got a thread wrapped round a sub axle or wedged into a bearing. :blush:

Had that on my 8th this summer. Gentle trundle off the line...
Forum: Team Associated 12-10-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By mattr
Strip it down and check more carefully. Do...

Strip it down and check more carefully.

Do all four suspension arms swing completely freely, no bent pins, shocks absolutely even left to right, nothing touching or otherwise binding on the drive...
Forum: Electrics 11-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By mattr
TBH, the cars are FAR more driveable now than...

TBH, the cars are FAR more driveable now than they ever were before. I was useless when i quit (aged 13) and still useless when i came back (aged 38) i'm still not the fastest, and when i do race...
Forum: Electrics 09-10-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By mattr
Looks a bit like the ones we used to use on the...

Looks a bit like the ones we used to use on the test track at work.
But difficult to tell without a scale!
Forum: Electrics 01-10-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By mattr
Nope. I spent a frustrating 10 minutes trying to...

Nope. I spent a frustrating 10 minutes trying to work out why my steering was fractionally out on my TC when trying to change toe/camber.
The steering wheel foam had slipped and was holding the...
Forum: 12th & 10th On Road 28-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By mattr
Race it first, then you will have a better idea...

Race it first, then you will have a better idea what to buy. Rather than potentially wasting several hundred quid
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 27-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By mattr
Huntington School. Huntingdon is about 150...

Huntington School.

Huntingdon is about 150 miles out of your way :eh?:

Though nothing good has EVER come out of Huntington School. Ever.
Forum: Electrics 27-09-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By mattr
I crashed more, always hitting the apex. Instead...

I crashed more, always hitting the apex. Instead of clipping it.
Didn't realise how much compensating for lag (by a tiny tiny fraction of a second) and precision would affect my line.
That's from a...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 04-09-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By mattr
You can use 14AWG in 2wd without any issues,...

You can use 14AWG in 2wd without any issues, 12AWG is "better" if you have long cable runs. Which you should try and avoid anyway.
10AWG is really for continuous high drain applications, i don't...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 01-09-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By mattr
An xray xb9e. Now discontinued. Actually i...

An xray xb9e. Now discontinued.

Actually i have two. But that's besides the point!
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 31-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By mattr
Looking at some of the bashing videos on Youtube,...

Looking at some of the bashing videos on Youtube, i'd say anything race bred will be knackered within a couple of hours.

Get a second hand 8th scale. Very rarely break and part pricing is...
Forum: Vintage RC 29-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By mattr
I probably need to do the same. There are 2 or 3...

I probably need to do the same. There are 2 or 3 bin liners full of tyres up there and 5 or 6 moving boxes full of parts, then the wheels, half a dozen frames, plus all the full bikes........ and...
Forum: Vintage RC 28-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By mattr
And the irony is that i've got 5 or 6 of them in...

And the irony is that i've got 5 or 6 of them in a bag in the attic. All used, probably still with the mud on. Total value, next to nothing.
Forum: Vintage RC 28-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By mattr
I'd guess they were for a garage queen. Or even a...

I'd guess they were for a garage queen. Or even a museum piece!
I'd not ride them.

20+ year old tyres will be completely dried out and brittle. Ten miles and they'd be dead.
Forum: Vintage RC 28-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By mattr
As rare as rocking horse shit? Someone paid...

As rare as rocking horse shit?

Someone paid over £600 for a 25 year old pair of BNIP tyres last year. They were only ~£40 quid a pair brand new. But they stopped making them 20 odd years ago and...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 16-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By mattr
Depends on why you want to do it, issues with the...

Depends on why you want to do it, issues with the factory ballstuds/cups or just cost..........


The TD ones were dire, so i swapped to AE metric TiNi ballstuds and RPM ballcups.......... not...
Forum: Electrics 14-07-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By mattr
3600 might be a bit on the small side for 4wd. ...

3600 might be a bit on the small side for 4wd.
Might get a bit soft when you get to the end of your race.
Forum: Team Durango 24-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By mattr
Turns out I've only got two spare. So not really...

Turns out I've only got two spare. So not really able to sell!
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