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Old 05-14-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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Lets talk here about you favorite tools, pitboxes, carring bagz, ... Why you use them and so on. Show us your selfmade parts and boxes also.
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Old 05-14-2003, 11:36 AM   #2
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I just use regular toolboxes and a big Nike sports holdall.

I do have a tip for a dirt cheap setup board though.

I'm using a 30x50cm piece of 12mm MDF - totally flat, doesn't warp when it gets damp, cost me 50p as an offcut at a DIY store.
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What a contrast with this one:



This one is made by Central and is made of carbon fibre filled with foam (380x480). It is super siff, will not move at all and super light.
Only problem, this one costs 29500 Yen!!!
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Cool, lets post some super exclusive R/C tools
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Old 05-14-2003, 07:27 PM   #5
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I like Raaco and Tanos boxes. These are pefect for storing everything.
Peli to for a transmitter case.

Example:

Raaco:






Tanos:



Peli:





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Old 05-14-2003, 08:00 PM   #6
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What a contrast with this one:



This one is made by Central and is made of carbon fibre filled with foam (380x480). It is super siff, will not move at all and super light.
Only problem, this one costs 29500 Yen!!!
funny thing is these perfect flat board are usless unless they are perfectly level.

what I have done is brought the adjustable feet used in furniture (under the legs of tables and chairs) and put these on four corners. when I set up I use a small level to make sure the board is completly level. You will be suprised how uneven pit ares are until you do this set-up. Total cost about the price of a can of drink.

I will see if I can take a pic of it. It's very trick but very simple andl many people that have seen mine now do it to there own set-up boards.

BTW Barry White how is David Joos going.

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Coxy, who are you?
David is doing great.
Me not so good, I beat him the first race and he took revenge and finished two times before me .
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David is doing great.
Me not so good, I beat him the first race and he took revenge and finished two times before me .
Level Set-up board.

Ok just drill holes in each corner of your set-up board. Then you buy these little holders that you hammer into the underside of the board, these holder have prongs in them so it hammers in just like a nail. Should take you about 30 seconds to do this whole process. The little feet screw into a holder. Then each time you set-up, put a little level on the board and just twist the feet until you achieve a level set-up board both across (most important for tweak) and front the back.

Also I donít know if you can see it but I rebated a small section out on the top left of the board to put part and screws in. I lined it will black felt so I can pick these little parts up easy. As well as that I stuck on a set-up gauge sticker from Hudy on it and I have a very cool and useful set-up board. Throw some stickers on it and sweet. Also the actually board is the same stuff as a old kitchen cabinet door..Perfect and cheap.

Charger stand also home made. Just bend a sheet of Perspex or poly-carb with a little help from some heat. Sure does make looking at your charger a hell of a lot easier.

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PS. Barry White, now who have you meet from Australia in the past 7 months. Drives a F201 and raced at Japan Worlds.
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Are there any flat board available at a local hardware store?
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Old 05-15-2003, 05:13 AM   #10
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Coxy, I just didn't remember wich categorie you where in .
Any other people from Australia on this forum (who where at the Tamiya World Championships)?
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where can you buy those RAACO boxs that second box with the 4 trays is cool.
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I also would like to know where to buy Raaco tool boxes.
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My pit is simply Hudy. Anything you could dream of made by hudy is in my toolbox.
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Old 05-15-2003, 09:21 AM   #14
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Plano Fishing Tackle box, Large Rubbermaid Tote Bin, a smaller one for all of my Tire (20+ sets).
My Set-up Board is a 35 yr old piece of 1/4" Tempered Glass. Flat, Straight and True, doesn't warp either.

Question: Why would you need to level your Set-up Board? The only tool that level is critical on is a Tweak Station and they all have leveling feet.
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:57 AM   #15
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I live in Belgium and here you can get those raaco boxes in most hardware stores.
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