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09-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,083
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Posted By Thirtybird

Knew someone with the same last name who uses the...

Knew someone with the same last name who uses the same 0010 pun. happen to have lived in Michigan for a while?
09-01-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,561
Posted By Thirtybird

Glad you got to that point. My Tevo Tornado is...

Glad you got to that point. My Tevo Tornado is in the same boat - I'll watch the purge line and watch the beginning of the first layer and then let it go. I may tweak the bed level 1/8 of a turn on...
08-27-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 84,845
Posted By Thirtybird

I thought about making the center section a bolt...

I thought about making the center section a bolt in aluminum bar or some aluminum plates to reinforce the side areas, but after a session of driving it and doing some minor "accidents", it's still in...
08-27-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 84,845
Posted By Thirtybird

Designed and printed a replacement chassis for a...

Designed and printed a replacement chassis for a car that's discontinued and parts just aren't available (HobbyKing Rattler - I have a thing for cheap bashers). It's PLA, so I don't expect it to be...
Forum: Vintage Forum
08-26-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 356,221
Posted By Thirtybird

Curious if you're still racing the Photon? ...

Curious if you're still racing the Photon? That's still my "new" TC (hasn't been raced in a decade). Thought it was a great car when it came out!
08-26-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,477
Posted By Thirtybird

Brings back some memories for sure. I had (and...

Brings back some memories for sure. I had (and may still have) a couple RS4 Pro's in the late 90's. Converted one of mine to race in a rally race and did really well with it.

IIRC, The Pro had...
08-24-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,561
Posted By Thirtybird

I've had quite a bit of success printing even...

I've had quite a bit of success printing even load bearing components for my cars. I upgraded my printer with an all-metal hotend and use Taulman Alloy 910 filament. The suspension components I...
10-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Thirtybird

I think that's more related to your receiver than...

I think that's more related to your receiver than your servo. I gave a servo to a friend, and in his car it does the same thing, but never did it for me. I run Futaba radio gear and he runs...
10-24-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By Thirtybird

everybody confused

everybody confused
09-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,894
Posted By Thirtybird

Ah yes, I remember what you were running, and...

Ah yes, I remember what you were running, and even worn VTA tires were an improvement :) Glad you've stuck with it!

I wonder now - which is older, the Kawada or the Street weapon? :confused:
09-02-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,894
Posted By Thirtybird

Racing (and winning) in VTA with a Kawada SV-10...

Racing (and winning) in VTA with a Kawada SV-10 Alcyon - which was released in 1998. The class isn't as competitive as it was this past winter, but the car runs great on our carpet track.
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12-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,655
Posted By Thirtybird

pigment size

In a past life, I was into painting fantasy miniatures (i.e 30mm high people), and actually met one of the girls responsible for designing a line of paints for the hobby. From her I learned about...
12-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 103,651
Posted By Thirtybird

It's a nifty looking product for sure, the one...

It's a nifty looking product for sure, the one worrying point I would have is the latency figure. It's listing 22ms, which isn't a terrible figure, but even the original spektrum system came in at...
12-01-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3,480
Views: 525,566
Posted By Thirtybird

This is just one forum - the track I race at is...

This is just one forum - the track I race at is mostly XRays ('008 & '009) with 3 now having T3's, yet of the 25 or so guys there who have XRays, only one actively posts on rctech.

None of the...
12-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,972
Posted By Thirtybird

That's an RC Car Kings Smoke 'N Bandit body - was...

That's an RC Car Kings Smoke 'N Bandit body - was just introduced this summer!

http://www.rccarkings.net/special%20page.htm#newvehicles


NEW! Smoke'N Bandit .......Body Only!- Exclusively from...
11-24-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6,143
Views: 2,109,913
Posted By Thirtybird

Very nice post! I was just thinking about...

Very nice post! I was just thinking about snapping some pics of my Camaro which will be in it's 17th week of races this week (indoor on carpet) - it's looking pretty shoddy up front!

I'm very...
11-24-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Thirtybird

pretty good! I would suggest diluting your black...

pretty good! I would suggest diluting your black a bit for your drop shadows and see if you like them a bit more subtle - that's my preference, and find I always spray them too dark! It's all about...
11-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,093
Views: 1,217,710
Posted By Thirtybird

Chuck, now I guess I know who bought that other...

Chuck, now I guess I know who bought that other Photon that was in the case! If you're going to be there this (or any) Wednesday night, seek me out (I usually sit in the back of the track, front...
11-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By Thirtybird

Ditto. Would probably buy another if I ran...

Ditto. Would probably buy another if I ran another class.
11-10-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By Thirtybird

On my first diff, I prepped the rings decently...

On my first diff, I prepped the rings decently (but not perfect) and had a weird diff that was fine 95% of the time, but every once in a while would bind slightly. Diff #2 I built later and ground...
11-09-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By Thirtybird

I agree on the Photon diff being awesome, but the...

I agree on the Photon diff being awesome, but the diff rings in it are shoddy - they're conical shaped too, and required about 30 minutes of sanding per ring to get them flat... but once they were -...
10-24-2009, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By Thirtybird

A word of advice - if you've got Tamiya...

A word of advice - if you've got Tamiya connectors on your battery, stick to the 27t stock class! The heat generated by something more powerful, like a 10.5 brushless could melt the connectors...
10-17-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,187
Views: 1,639,871
Posted By Thirtybird

sounds good in theory, but I was racing an 11...

sounds good in theory, but I was racing an 11 year old car that I could not get parts for anymore, and had to buy a new car. If this rule was in place I would have to buy a used car that doesn't...
10-09-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9,093
Views: 1,217,710
Posted By Thirtybird

good point! Is there a page or section on the...

good point! Is there a page or section on the site that lists all the available parts with part #'s so I can have my LHS order them?

For example, I started picking up parts to build a second...
10-09-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9,093
Views: 1,217,710
Posted By Thirtybird

... unless you're actually looking to buy -...

... unless you're actually looking to buy - A-Main has maybe 65% of the parts in stock, and no kits :(. If you want all the latest parts available and a much better in-stock percentage, shop...
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