Track Is Back

Set my RCP Mini-96 back up to use as warmer flooring and occasional lap or two with old and new setups.

Mini96-2

Mini96-1

And my current working trio-

Mini96-3

Lancia is still a total grip and drift beast and the rim lips seem to be doing their job. KPG took Devil Z’s place temporarily and seems to run just fine. And my old, magical problem-ridden 02 finally feels perfect under Ford GT I got from Freak’s Garage in Chiba. Must be lack of rear top dampening combined with 98mm wheelbase that breathed stability back into this one.

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Z Fleet

Finally got around to finishing up my 2nd MA-010, albeit the board still seems to have a short somewhere in it… but as it stands, here are my guys:

My trusty MR-03 w/ “Devil Z” 240 body:

Good old MR-02 with an uncommonly long for my tastes Ford GT shell. Simply couldn’t fit a rear damper on this guy, so I’m yet to fully test its capabilities on a track:

My primary MA-010 with Lancia Delta shell. Lowered to no end and works pretty solid for both grip and drift. Sports the newer Atomic round-can motor that puts out far less head than the standard ones.

Lastly, my backup MA with my custom R32 GTS-t shell. Pretty much stock with key alloy parts and one-way front diff and ball diff in the rear.

Brushing Rust Off

Been a good minute since I’ve taken my 1/10th guy out, but it was too nice of an evening not to. Drives well despite a cheap esc and servo, but I might just glue or tape the tires sometime to avoid fixing them up after every/other hard turn.

And maaaan, will I ever get around to finishing this body up? Hahahaha.

But I did get sexy alloy rims and mock brake disks, so its becoming prettier.

1972 Skyline GT-R Model/RC Set

To my great luck and surprise, Hotwheels apparently made a Hakosuka last year. With that, my favorite set grew by one more and in a brand new scale.

In order: MadSpeed 1/10 w/ Tamiya shell; Kyosho Mini-Z; 1/43 Die Cast of some sort; and Hotwheels.

For being only 1$, details are simply superb. Some of the interior is done as well, everything is nice and proper. Also, dimensions seem to be intact.

MadSpeed 1/10th Drifter Progress

Finally finished painting the shell and put some of the deco on to see the general idea. Looks great! Now just need to get some sort of LED kit for this guy and finish up all the deco parts and such. Bumpers are a pain to mount, so gonna have to figure something out on that front.

History Garage – Odaiba

This place made me drool, cry, and generally felt pretty euphoric.

And a couple of highlights:

First up, the Woodone GT Supra, but look at it, its not just another diecast model, its the newer reissue Kyosho Mini-Z!!! Also the only Mini-Z in the whole museum.

Next up, I finally saw my beloved Hakosuka in person, and that alone made the whole trip to Odaiba worth it!

Freaks Garage – Chiba

Awesome RC club here in Chiba area. The owner is mad cool. They seem to have just as much fun here as we usually do back home.

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First time ever me seeing 60* tires in person.

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Non-mini carpet track and mini one behind it.

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And heli flying space, netted off. Great idea!

http://www.freakscafe.com/