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Old 04-17-2007, 05:39 PM
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ive just bought one! the 5700kv was for the M-03R, but it could jump to my new F103 RS project..

rear ball diff and counter shaft..
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:20 PM
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made a classic mistake.. put the wrong gearbox joint (long instead of short) in the rear.. an easy fix though

i also learned something new today, in the Tamiya build manuals, the breakdown of the parts (on the left of the page) are to scale! and no, i'm not joking [&:][&:]

its about the 3rd time ive said it, but thats it for today.. [:'(]
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:25 PM
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Wa, you didn't know?! Also the distance, etc. are all scale too.. (so when you build turnbuckles, set pinion, etc. you can just put the parts to the manual to get the required distance..)


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i also learned something new today, in the Tamiya build manuals, the breakdown of the parts (on the left of the page) are to scale! and no, i'm not joking [&:][&:]
Old 04-17-2007, 06:35 PM
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Lee.[:@][&:]
Old 04-17-2007, 09:41 PM
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Beautiful! Lee!

This chassis was so great in terms of the look, so i got one for myself too. to make it a shelf queen, i have throw in the unique 911 GT1 body which was deisgned specially for RS chassis....:-)

P.S. You gotta have one of those red option belt to make the car even better!!

Cheers
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:24 AM
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thats a nice ride!

battery tray is attached and the bling servo mechanism is done.. all bolted together..
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:34 AM
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SICK!!! I like it!!


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main chassis nearly complete.. very odd servo saver.. and servo fully built..

ive also stripped the head on a countersunk screw.. which i need to access as the servo need to be altered slightly.. [:@]
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:38 AM
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Awesome!

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tyres being built up.. they look like scale race tyres, as they have some white print on the main carcass.. cool!
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:55 AM
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I have a couple of those, they are actually pretty good!!



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main chassis nearly complete.. very odd servo saver.. and servo fully built..

ive also stripped the head on a countersunk screw.. which i need to access as the servo need to be altered slightly.. [:@]

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just had a major drilling operation to try and save the servo mount.. i failed.. looks like i need to find a new one.. [:@]

it i see a titanium screw set i might bag that as well, these ones round off much too easy..
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:44 AM
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You can't use an extracting bit to get it out?
Old 04-18-2007, 09:49 AM
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i'd never heard of one! doubtful that we have one anyway.. item 53308, Tamiya servo stay.. discontinued.. [:@]

looks like some silver ones then..
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They should have it in some hardware store..

Basically, you use a drill and drill a small hole in the broken screw..

Then you use this "extracting bit" that has reverse thread and try to screw into the broken screw.. and it will lock on to it and when you keep on turning it counterclockwise, you will get the screw out...

Good luck!!
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They should have it in some hardware store..

Basically, you use a drill and drill a small hole in the broken screw..

Then you use this "extracting bit" that has reverse thread and try to screw into the broken screw.. and it will lock on to it and when you keep on turning it counterclockwise, you will get the screw out...

Good luck!!
That was what i heard too....bsaically u do need some very steady hand when you perform such drilling in that tiny place..

good luck~~~ this purple servo stay is an important part to complete this great chassis~
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Yes, it would help to have a drill press and a vice grip....


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That was what i heard too....bsaically u do need some very steady hand when you perform such drilling in that tiny place..

good luck~~~ this purple servo stay is an important part to complete this great chassis~
Old 04-18-2007, 02:08 PM
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Haha LB a drill press!

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You don't need an industrial strength one.. it shouldn't cost too much, if you got the space for it..

I'd get a end mill.....
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this purple servo stay is an important part to complete this great chassis


no pressure then!
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Yeah, be careful.. last time I tried to drill a broken ball connector out of my TXT aluminum axle guard, I broke the drill bit and it slipped and I put a broken bit into my finger..

Not a pretty picture.. [&:]
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If you don't mind a slight damage to the servo mount (it won't affect the function or anything), you ca take a Dremel tool and use the smallest cutting disc.. and cut a slot on the broken bit.. (and you might cut in to the aluminum somehow, just slightly..) and then you can use a flathead screwdriver and drive out the broken bit..
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worse case scenario = i wreck the mount, in which case i'll get the silver aluminium ones.. it wont look too out of place as there's plenty of silver bling on the car also..

so for the time being, the build has ground to a halt.. [:@]
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See my post above, you will get it out if you don't mind a small slot on your servo mount.. (and since cutting disc is round, hence, disc, LOL! it will be pretty light cut on the mount, actually... so..) No need for that to stop your build..
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i dont have a dremel, and the only small tipped screwdrivers we have, also have small handles, so not enough grip available..

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