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Old 08-27-2015, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Congrats O on your national title!!

'Hold your line!' in Japanese is 'Anata no rain o hoji!'
thanks for the congrats..

and i like the translation perfect.. lol
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Originally Posted by OSherman
thanks for the congrats..

and i like the translation perfect.. lol
Hi Osheman ygpm Thanks
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:38 AM
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Thanks for comments on the body shells all.

My Montech body weighs the same as my Tamiya 49483 lightweight classic Mini body - 70gms ready to go.

There was a discussion at one of my clubs about the Montech shell having an advantage over the classic body as it has a tiny roof mounted built in wing, and flared arches. I can't see how this would make any difference at my 24t nimh level.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:30 AM
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I used to do well with my Northcraft Caterpillar body
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim K
I used to do well with my Northcraft Caterpillar body


My wife made a Pikachu Beetle body long time ago and race it. The local club loved it, especially the kids and moms. The other racers were cracking up so hard they kept crashing.


OSherman - I believe the proper translation for 'hold your line' is:

Jibun no line wo hoji

You are holding your own line, not someone else's. Well maybe in your case you are holding your own line and mandating other people to follow a line you set for them.


In other news, my MiP's 1.5mm hex tip broke in my Sabre4WD Mini's droop screw. I've never had other major brand tools do this in the past. And I'm a tool collector type so I have many tools and do not abuse my tools. I was lucky I got the height to about where I wanted it before it snapped off though.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:15 AM
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Who was it now that said MIP tools are the best about five million pages back?
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Originally Posted by niznai
Who was it now that said MIP tools are the best about five million pages back?
Let me know! people said they were great so tried it..
Do they not test for thermal at Thorpe? I bet the repeated heat cycles is what caused the tip to crack and separate.


EDIT: Placed order for an AE driver bit today. Hope to get it by Sunday.
If this breaks I'm also going to check Snap-on if they have a hex bit like this.

If not, going back to my Wera's and Wiha's. I have tools from them from decades ago still working great.

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Old 08-28-2015, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by niznai
Who was it now that said MIP tools are the best about five million pages back?
I recall that being mentioned on a bunch of pages, probably because they are quite good. My 2mm hex has outlasted all the other, shinier 2mm hexes I've bought over the years. I keep it at home for all the heavy, nasty tear down work.
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Looking back thru pics from 6+ years ago. My HUDY tools are still in my pitbox/table for EVERY wrench session whether it be at home or the track

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Nope, killed a Hudy.

Congratulations on the win, btw. That's not an easy thing!
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Does Hudy make a 1.5mm hex driver bit? I don't think they do.

I use a ratchet driver often so do not care for drivers with handles unless for small precision type work.
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i dont know the sizes off the top of my head.. but they/i have all the sizes i use/need.

with the exception of that elusive ball-end-driver for the buttonhead/flathead screws that are commonly used on Tamiya kits
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
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OSherman - I believe the proper translation for 'hold your line' is:

Jibun no line wo hoji

.....

There is a popular song here in the 'States from the 90's

Dont Blame it on the Rain.
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Originally Posted by OSherman
i dont know the sizes off the top of my head.. but they/i have all the sizes i use/need.

with the exception of that elusive ball-end-driver for the buttonhead/flathead screws that are commonly used on Tamiya kits
Oh, I meant was the hex driver bit 1/4 drive itself like the below link. I don't need the handle portion as I use a ratchet driver handle.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/members/...-mip-broke.jpg

Associated had some so I ordered their 1.5mm for the time being to replace.

Originally Posted by OSherman
There is a popular song here in the 'States from the 90's

Dont Blame it on the Rain.
Oh noes, Millie Vanilli (sp?)
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Hi Osheman ygpm Thanks
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