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08-11-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,979
Posted By jimjeep

Great mod there! Seems to work a charm. The...

Great mod there! Seems to work a charm. The aluminium shocks are not oil filled then? We used to do the same thing with the Losi Mini-T & Micro-T "friction" shocks (spring holders really) before...
08-07-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,979
Posted By jimjeep

Little army men huh? Maybe a Camouflage body is...

Little army men huh? Maybe a Camouflage body is next? Now you have me wondering if Warhammer figures would be the same scale.
08-01-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,979
Posted By jimjeep

I totally want one of these. I just don't think...

I totally want one of these. I just don't think I would get to use it much. But, oh so cool to have in my collection! Have you tried to cram the sound module into one of these yet?
07-31-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By jimjeep

How about the touring car body from Dromida? ...

How about the touring car body from Dromida? Blue:# DIDC1264 or Clear:# DIDC1280. Im not sure if a body made for the Duratrax Vendetta might fit too? There's also the Helion Animus DT body...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,661
Posted By jimjeep

You can either go through the steps to reset and...

You can either go through the steps to reset and calibrate the ESC as outlined in the user manual ( 2225168 page14&15), if you purchased it at a local Hobbytown store then bring it in immediately...
07-21-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,911
Posted By jimjeep

The best RTR for a beginner under $100.00 is the...

The best RTR for a beginner under $100.00 is the one your local hobby store sells and stocks parts for! A cheap deal on the internet from some unknown maker is going to be no good when you break a...
07-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By jimjeep

I've got one pair of soft and one pair of medium...

I've got one pair of soft and one pair of medium on mine and I can't really tell much of a difference between them. Although mine are very old and the rubber is getting pretty hard. You might want...
07-03-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 37,886
Posted By jimjeep

I've been in this hobby for 35 years now and in...

I've been in this hobby for 35 years now and in retail sales and repair for 10 years now. I've had the opportunity to examine, repair, and run hundreds of different models. I design, develop, and...
06-30-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,010
Posted By jimjeep

Take a look at the Kyosho Blizzard. (always...

Take a look at the Kyosho Blizzard. (always wanted one as a kid). There are some You-Tube videos of the brushless versions running on 3s LiPos and for a tracked vehicle they can can really move out!
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By jimjeep

Stick a small screwdriver through the yokes at...

Stick a small screwdriver through the yokes at the joint right behind the stub axle and then you should be able to remove that stubborn nut! Good luck!
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By jimjeep

Sounds like you may be having a "brown-out"...

Sounds like you may be having a "brown-out" condition happening to the receiver from the power it gets from the ESC. Sometimes the ESC and motor can demand so much power all at once from the...
12-14-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,629
Posted By jimjeep

For those who want a large scale car there are...

For those who want a large scale car there are already many options from several companies, some of which specialize in only larger cars. We've seen many come and go over the years and it's usually...
09-23-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By jimjeep

Dromida is probably not the OEM of this product. ...

Dromida is probably not the OEM of this product. It is being sold under at least four major names & a couple of other oddball names out there. Depending on the name it is sold under there are...
11-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By jimjeep

You might want to just stick with a NiMH battery...

You might want to just stick with a NiMH battery and see how the rest of the truck holds up before going with a LiPo. If you're set on the LiPo then measure an old NiMH or the maximum dimensions...
11-05-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By jimjeep

Before you delve too deep into reviving your old...

Before you delve too deep into reviving your old Mini-T you might want to add up the pricing of an ESC, motor, and a couple of battery packs (that pretty much only fit Mini-T) and weight that against...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-08-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimjeep

Thank you very much for your input. I will have...

Thank you very much for your input. I will have to look into that as a better option for this conversion if I end up doing it. I will have to find a suitable speed controller for it as I would...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-08-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimjeep

It's all wood and about 2 1/2 feet long by 1 1/2...

It's all wood and about 2 1/2 feet long by 1 1/2 feet wide and looks just like the one in 1QwkSport2.5r's profile pic. I think the prop on the nitro engine was a 10x7 maybe? I was thinking about...
Forum: RC Airboats
01-06-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimjeep

I plan on converting a customers boat to a...

I plan on converting a customers boat to a brushless electric. The Traxxas VXL 3500 1/10th scale motor and speed control for cars is made to be waterproof. I will be mounting both on deck behind...
04-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By jimjeep

I went to their website and it would seem that...

I went to their website and it would seem that they are merely a distributor for FG product in France. I sure hope FG will live on since I have a couple of them. I haven't seen or worked on a...
11-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,901
Posted By jimjeep

RE: How waterproof is the HPI Baja 5SC?

There are many things you can do to "waterproof" the electronics in any RC (us old timers have been doing it since the hobby began). Your first concern is your receiver/batt box (you can always buy...
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-31-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By jimjeep

RE: Over Priced Foam Arfs

I wasn't referring to your post, but to the original post in this thread. I have seen really cheap no-name imported foam RTFs that retail for like $20-30 that look like a quick 3 second crash if it...
03-31-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,268
Posted By jimjeep

RE: Pull starter hard to pull.

The throttle plate in the carb cannot move without the servo moving if you have a rod linkage and everything is attached correctly. If the engine is revving-up with the throttle plate still in the...
03-30-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,789
Posted By jimjeep

RE: Rejuvenating your brake pads?

A good piece of dense leather just might work. After all thats what was the original brake material on the first automobiles.
Forum: The Clubhouse
03-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By jimjeep

RE: Over Priced Foam Arfs

You mean to say we are overpaying for our hobby-grade quality made products when we could just buy something for much less at the Walmart??? I thought getting a quality product that has replacable...
03-17-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,255
Posted By jimjeep

RE: Announcement: Redcat X-SC

Well, while everyone cannot afford to purchase a higher-end model one must realize two distinct facts.

One: When buying something expensive at the expensive price you might either get exactly...
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