So, what did you do RC today?

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Re: So, what did you do RC today?

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Before I went to bed last night, I threw together a really quick design for my Hilux bed rails (the originals are missing), and printed them as a first draft. Surprisingly, they came out better than expected and I am calling them final. Wasn't planning on printing as much as I am on this vehicle, but even when I can find some of these parts, I am not paying the prices that people want. :roll: The next guy can make it perfect it he wants to.
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Was out driving the junk box mutt, power-slidding through my neighbors long (300'+) gravel drive. All of a sudden, the truck came to a complete stop.

Somehow, this big ass rock (23X18X11) managed to get jammed in between the wheel and control arm.
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I had to remove the wheel to get it out. These are deep offset wheels (Traxxas rear), so it did something special to get in there.
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At the same time, I managed to snap off a front camber link ball stud. But that didn't really surprise me, as this truck is mostly built with the worst looking hardware that I had.
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Soldered up a 10W 30ohm resistor, and started cycling some 1400mah SCR's.
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TravelinTravis wrote: Wed Aug 09, 2023 11:06 am Soldered up a 10W 30ohm resistor, and started cycling some 1400mah SCR's.
That reminds me. I've got a Dean's Blackbox and some Trinity discharge resistors that I need to put together.
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Painted the Schkee body on my Bolink Eliminator. Some paint boo boos here and there, but nothing that can’t be covered up by decals (plus, I’m going to run it). I had Nathaneal at MCI print me a custom sheet of fictional liveries that should be here today.

It’s now got a Hobbywing 1060, Reedy motor, and FlySky Rx.
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This is the inspiration.
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juicedcoupe wrote: Wed Aug 09, 2023 12:24 pm
TravelinTravis wrote: Wed Aug 09, 2023 11:06 am Soldered up a 10W 30ohm resistor, and started cycling some 1400mah SCR's.
That reminds me. I've got a Dean's Blackbox and some Trinity discharge resistors that I need to put together.
Done, and done.

I had forgotten how much I hated the larger Dean's Ultra Wire. I said screw it and crimped some automotive terminals on it.
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Now to finish the decals on the right side.

Nathaneal at MCI did an AMAZING job! The colors are gorgeous
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Decided to update my goldpan DS build with one of the new 6001 chassis that I picked up.
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I’ve been messing around with the idea of making a Comical Jrx2 on paper before I cut up a chassis.

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Ugh oh :lol:
This was my project yesterday :mrgreen:
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Making standoffs for a few projects. I needed 16 of them and only broke one 4-40 tap.
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Frankentruck wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2023 1:49 am Making standoffs for a few projects. I needed 16 of them and only broke one 4-40 tap.
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Pre-drill the hole with a 3/32 bit instead of the included one. It will still cut full threads but taps much easier.

Holding the tube will shock pliers helps as well.
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Post by Frankentruck »

The K&S tube is already the right hole size for 4-40 tapping, I just need to not be lazy and get too aggressive with the thread cutting.
My 2 chucks setup overall works reasonably well, one for holding the tube and one fof holding the tap.
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Frankentruck
My 2 cents
Probably too late now...
Get rid of those awful Irwin taps. I hate those things
Amazon Drill America - DWT57048 4-40 High Speed Steel 2 Flute Spiral Point Tap, DWT Series
No need to overdrill the aluminum.
I am sure there are even better taps but I like these taps waaaay better. Only a little over $5.
And I haven't broken on of these 2 flute taps yet, broken several Irwins.
Stronger, sharper and tap deeper.


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Never too late, thanks for the tip. I hadn't found a 4-40 tap I liked yet and always have more need for threading.
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