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Old 09-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #616
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #617
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Hay folks
so I am building up a Tamiya Bigwig, getting the parts from various places, all new so far but not strictly sticking to original config / build.

for shocks, looks like I shall be getting some after market ones, Yeah Racing seem to be go from another forum.

What oil do you put in the shocks? Can I put motorcycle fork oil in? do I have to use the proper RC shock oil?

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:36 PM   #618
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Is the MC fork oil a silcone oil? If so, it should work.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #619
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The RC shock oil is really inexpensive. I bought a bottle of it for 5 bucks and I've already refilled 8 + shocks with it.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:26 PM   #620
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The RC shock oil is really inexpensive. I bought a bottle of it for 5 bucks and I've already refilled 8 + shocks with it.
How long before you tear ten down and rebuild them?
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:54 PM   #621
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Is the MC fork oil a silcone oil? If so, it should work.
I dont know, I have not looked at the bottle, why does it have to be silicone?

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The RC shock oil is really inexpensive. I bought a bottle of it for 5 bucks and I've already refilled 8 + shocks with it.
Ok, I got a Tamiya CVA long shock set and that came with a bottle of oil thts just did those two. I have some fork oil and thought I could use that

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:27 PM   #622
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How long before you tear ten down and rebuild them?
I have a Slash 4x4. The shocks on it have a problem with popping apart since they are made of some resin plastic. I had the front passenger side shock about 4 times before I went out and bought the pro-line shock set. I filled both the pro-line shocks from the same bottle as the previous 4 fill ups.

I haven't needed to rebuild them due to wear yet. I suspect I'll be doing it with the prolines in another month or 2.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:05 PM   #623
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I dont know, I have not looked at the bottle, why does it have to be silicone?


Ok, I got a Tamiya CVA long shock set and that came with a bottle of oil thts just did those two. I have some fork oil and thought I could use that

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Don't use fork oil. If you don't have enough shock oil, use Vegetable oil or another cooking oil. BigWig is a pretty rare car because it was hopelessly expensive. It came with a very powerfull Tamiya gold motor and could accept an 8.4v battery.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #624
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Went out after the usual lunchtime festivities on Turkey day, and flew for a little while...
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:19 AM   #625
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Nice bird. I used some spare parts and a Mellinnun RC SSX kit to make build a couple birds this weekend.

Took the remains of this accident


and made this.


Got an SSX kit for Christmas last year and finally got around to building it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #626
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That's a cool looking kit bash!
How does it fly?
It reminds me of the old fun-fly birds, with the thick wing chords, and graphite arrow shaft fuselages.
Very simple designs, but super manuverable, and very fun to fly.
Something on the lines of this:
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #627
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I have not put either of them in the air yet as conditions have been very poor for flying of late.
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:14 AM   #628
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I need to get a park flyer , I tried my hand at a small heli.....watching it smash into the ground was less than theraputic.
I did just build a nice Axial SCX 10 honcho kit , scale rock crawler , waiting for all the final things like installing the electronics and a few odds and ends to buy. I will post some pics later .
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #629
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I need to get a park flyer , I tried my hand at a small heli.....watching it smash into the ground was less than theraputic.
I did just build a nice Axial SCX 10 honcho kit , scale rock crawler , waiting for all the final things like installing the electronics and a few odds and ends to buy. I will post some pics later .
What heli? Small, collective pitch heli can be a serious hand full. If you are just looking for something simple and easy to fly, check out a Blade CX2 or the MSR. I have had both (still have hte MSR) and really enjoy them. Both are geart for indoor flying and fine out doors on CALM days.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #630
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Need some x-mas advice.

My son really wants some kind of killer rc truck or jeep.

The problem is the only place he will have to run it is in our field. Hobby store guy said that would quickly kill an electric and our best bet is Nitro.

The grass in our field is usually kind of tall but it isn't thick like a lawn.

Will a Nitro truck work well here?


Also is used okay?
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