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.

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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.

MadSpeed 1/10th Adventure Continues

With bolts tightened up, CVDs installed, and a fresh Gens Ace lipo powering the whole system, I’ll try to see what this thing can really do once again.

And a sneak peak of (my relatively lazy) paintjob in the works.

Exceed-RC – MadSpeed 1/10 Drift Car (2.4ghz) – Beginning

So with a tag of only $109 for Ready To Run 2.4ghz radio kit, how could I say no? Car isn’t trouble free; however, after reading a very extended and detailed thread over at Ultimate RC Forums I decided to give it a go.

First batch of orders was the car itself, alloy front knuckles, and alloy wheel nuts as per long-term recommendations.

As you can see, everything looks pretty good. Due to solid plastic tires, this guy is pretty undriveable  outside, but I will try some techniques to get it to work on the cheaper side (like electrical tape layer or something of that nature).

Almost all key joints are metal on metal screws, so it WILL need threadlocker blue or some washers to hold everything in place. The stock dogbones aren’t that great either, so I have a set of CVDs on the way.

Stock charger/battery are pretty modest, but nothing a proper charger and a lipo battery can’t fix.

Radio and receiver, as far as I could tell, are pretty solid and I’ve no complaints there. Steering works great as well.

Stay tuned for when I make this guy driveable and write another overview.