So about 7 years ago I got into this racing scene with the purchase of a Schumacher Axis II. Great beginners car buy a little limited so I soon up-graded to the new at the time Losi XXX-S. Again, a great car and I stuck with it for about a year but because I was still a little shit and I was breaking hubs and caster blocks often I felt a change was needed so i got the TC3 FT. This didn't last to long with me as the build quility was pritty poor so again soon after I invested in the Yok SD.
I stuck with Yokomo for about 2 years buying 3 over the years and my ability was improveing also which helped. This all changed though when a close friend bought a T1R and asked me to build it for him.
Typical xray build quality which I had never experienced up till this point which was enough to got me to buy one for myself.
My first race with the T1R was at a National meeting and I won the B final in Stock! My best result up ever at this point.
Soon after I invested in the Factory Team Edition and loved it. I ran this car for over a year and I got the 05 when it was released.
The Factory Team was left under the stairs and forgotten about, until Monday!
Up to last week I was running the 007 and I was happy with the car but I fancied a change so it got sold to a friend. I was all set to get a Yok BD when I was hit with a huge electricity & Gas bill which has taken all my car savings
I remembered the old car under the stairs and out she came. After a bit of work on the bearings (ceramic fitted now) and some grinding for NiMh 4200 placement I was ready to try it again after being under the stairs for 4 years.
I ran it last night at a very competitive club with a 13.5 against a 10.5 field and I was please to say the least.
Because of the cell placement and motor possition the car has fantastic balance straight away. The new bearings made a huge help also and by fitting some TRF shocks the car felt great in the corners.
I feel that with a little bit of work over the coming weeks with set-up I will be quicker then I was with my 007!
I let you know how it goes on Monday as there is a big meeting on Sunday