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    Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    Ordered this for my nephew.. figured that I'd start him out with a durable buggy.. (if the tranny can take my Neo BL, it should be fine forever with the 540.. :P) (it is pretty much the same tranny as the Lunchbox)

    Also got him a Duratrax Piranha peak charger (got it from Tower for $6 used, LOL!) And gonna give him a Futaba 2PL.. and my 2 Piranha 1900mAh batteries.. (so I got more excuse for some newer hardware, LOL!!) As well as all the ballbearing that the Hornet needs..

    Should be good to go! Want him to build the kit himself.. start him right! :P

    (I think I might get one for myself, so we can build together.. ha ha ha!!)

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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    How Old is he.

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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    Just graduated from elementary school.. so maybe 11? (ha ha, terrible uncle, no idea how old he is! :P)
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    Slick... You get to have all the fun building it and test driving it... The best part of RC.
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    ORIGINAL: hunter306

    Slick... You get to have all the fun building it and test driving it... The best part of RC.
    No no, he lives far away from me.. so he is going to be building it on his own.. that's why I thought it would be fun for me to get one too (LOL!) and build them together..

    We will be using internet to chat and video conferencing with each other.. so I won't be test driving his!!
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    You're gonna have to slow down on the Tamiya kit's dude




    haha j/k man, this stuff is addicting though. I kow how it is.
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    Just make sure he build it himself, I was so annoyed when my dad stpped in and built my first Super Hornet kit when I was 9.
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    Lunchbox: youre lucky! My nephew is still young...cant wait till he gets older! I hope hes interested

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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    Thats cool man ..... you got him one like you were saying. I like the idea of video chat to help him build it too. Man thats the kind of stuff I never could have done back in the 80's. Only a phone back then. Man I remember it was Xmas of '83 or '84 when I got my Frog. I was about 350 miles away from home at my grandfather's house. It was about 1 or 2 in the morning and I was up alone building the Frog all night. I got to the tranny and realized I had no diff lube. I looked around and only found really thick grease. It was REAL thick. I remembered my friends' brother used vaseline for his Frog, so I went to find some. All I could find was neosporin, so yeah you guessed it .... My Frog was lubed up with neosporin ..... I wasn't gonna let anything stop me that night LOL. It ran fine. I eventually bought some lube at the LHS. I say LHS .... it was a toy store in the mall LOL.
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    ORIGINAL: f150dan
    You're gonna have to slow down on the Tamiya kit's dude

    haha j/k man, this stuff is addicting though. I kow how it is.
    LOL.. yeah.. that's my excuse on getting more kits..

    "ah, yeah, I need to get one myself so I can help my newphew....." :P
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    ORIGINAL: bIGmiK

    Just make sure he build it himself, I was so annoyed when my dad stpped in and built my first Super Hornet kit when I was 9.

    No worry... he lives FAR away from me.. so I can only help via internet / video conferencing..
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    Yep just let him go, I'm sure he will manage.

    Make sure you tell him its only a PLASTIC TOY, they don;t need the screws done so tight that you strip them (mistake I always use to make, I thought they had to be super tight).
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    ORIGINAL: RΕ²eBreed

    Lunchbox: youre lucky! My nephew is still young...cant wait till he gets older! I hope hes interested

    Ha ha, wait a minute, you meant to say that HE is lucky, right?! (I am giving him a whole set of hobby grade R/C! :P)
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    ORIGINAL: bIGmiK

    Yep just let him go, I'm sure he will manage.

    Make sure you tell him its only a PLASTIC TOY, they don;t need the screws done so tight that you strip them (mistake I always use to make, I thought they had to be super tight).

    Good call.. thanks! I will make sure I tell him that!!
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    LOL, thanks for sharing the story..

    Yeah, I used broadband a lot.. we use Skype to replace phone and do video conference.. and I got a Slingbox to watch cable TV via internet when not at home.. LOL!! Totally get my $$$ worth.. :P




    ORIGINAL: metaldog

    Thats cool man ..... you got him one like you were saying. I like the idea of video chat to help him build it too. Man thats the kind of stuff I never could have done back in the 80's. Only a phone back then. Man I remember it was Xmas of '83 or '84 when I got my Frog. I was about 350 miles away from home at my grandfather's house. It was about 1 or 2 in the morning and I was up alone building the Frog all night. I got to the tranny and realized I had no diff lube. I looked around and only found really thick grease. It was REAL thick. I remembered my friends' brother used vaseline for his Frog, so I went to find some. All I could find was neosporin, so yeah you guessed it .... My Frog was lubed up with neosporin ..... I wasn't gonna let anything stop me that night LOL. It ran fine. I eventually bought some lube at the LHS. I say LHS .... it was a toy store in the mall LOL.
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    A really good uncle would buy him a few extra sets of buggy spike tires also. I swear those knobs wear out just by looking at them funny

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    ORIGINAL: shodog

    A really good uncle would buy him a few extra sets of buggy spike tires also. I swear those knobs wear out just by looking at them funny

    Man.. that's NOT enough I have to buy spares too?!?! :P

    Fine.. let me order another set when I place another Tower order the next time.. you guys are bad influences....
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    I would suggest ordering the grasshoper paddle tires instead, much less wear, but still some of course.

    My first r/c was a hornet as well, that got me into r/c about 6 months ago and now im getting my first new car, a tamiya dark impact [8D] (the hornet was a original old one!)

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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)


    That's not a bad suggestion.. Hornet was my first R/C too.. (the original one, from the 80s.. yup, I just dated myself, ha ha!) Grasshopper uses the same rims, though? I always thought the Grasshopper has a narrow tires (maybe they only look narrower..)
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    They do use the same rims, on Tower they have the same part no. in the parts listing.
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    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=TAMC0356&P=PU
    Hornet
    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=TAMC0346&P=PU

    Probably the hardest part your nephew will have is painting the body, make sure you tell him about multiple thin layers and waiting for it to cure i would think.

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    ORIGINAL: rcxboy

    They do use the same rims, on Tower they have the same part no. in the parts listing.
    Grasshopper
    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=TAMC0356&P=PU
    Hornet
    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=TAMC0346&P=PU

    Probably the hardest part your nephew will have is painting the body, make sure you tell him about multiple thin layers and waiting for it to cure i would think.

    NICE, that's good to know.. maybe get a set of Grasshopper tires as spare.. then he should be good to go for awhile! Thanks for the info!!

    Yeah, I will tell him about the painting of the body.. and leave that up to him (and his dad) to figure it out, ha ha ha!!
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    I've Always wanted One of Those CLassic Tamiya's But my First Bad Expirience With Tamiya Makes me Not Even Wanna Look at their Lower End cars.

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    ORIGINAL: EvaderStMan

    I've Always wanted One of Those CLassic Tamiya's But my First Bad Expirience With Tamiya Makes me Not Even Wanna Look at their Lower End cars.

    What's your bad experience w/ Tamiya?!

    I never had a bad experience w/ Tamiya.. and I have built like 50+ Tamiya kits..
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    RE: Hornet in the house... :) (not mine..)

    I think you can pretty much have a bad experience with just about any Manufacturer.

    Good call on going with the padla traks as those make good street tires once worn.

    As for painting the body, sure you could go with the boring black but with a little effort and masking you can create something more interesting.


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    NICE, where did you get the front oil shocks conversion?! Or you fab the shock towers yourself?!
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