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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:36 am 
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Bill - fail safe on aircraft is throttle shut and neutral controls to try and cause minimum damage :shock: - if fitted to Tx and Rx must be used now when flying - most 2.4GHz sets now have them.

I know failsafe does that on aircraft but it has its limitations. Failsafe on a model car stops all its motion and therefore reduces its momentum to zero very quickly. With a model aircraft you can't override gravity forever so you still have it descending out of control of the operator and the failsafe isn't clever enough to avoid hitting a person if there is one in the way, although making it circle so it can't fly out of the operator's sight can make it a bit easier to manage the situation. Failsafe will hopefully make the descent a bit less rapid but in the end, what goes up must come down.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:02 pm 
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Well i've pulled the trigger. Or taken the plunge. Whatever. I've spent my fun money. Just need to decide what to use it for!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:58 pm 
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Well this escalated for me a wee bit :lol:
ImageIMG-20200926-WA0003 by Steve, on Flickr
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Also building up the Kyosho Mantis as a little drift car :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Steve 9000 wrote:
Well this escalated for me a wee bit :lol:

I'll say it has! :shock:
That red one at the back must take a fair bit of space to play with...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:37 pm 
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BillJ wrote:
Steve 9000 wrote:
Well this escalated for me a wee bit :lol:

I'll say it has! :shock:
That red one at the back must take a fair bit of space to play with...


Also takes the most amount of funds :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:47 pm 
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Looks like you have plenty more space for more toys in that unit!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:48 pm 
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Steve 9000 wrote:
And here it is, I think (total noob so could be talking nonsense) it's still got the old 'crystal' style receiver...I'd imagine I could by a modern transmitter set and install that?

Engine seems to have good compression, so I guess get a nitro starter kit and some nitro and see if it fires?

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Nice, here are my Kyosho Cars.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:34 pm 
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Steve 9000 wrote:
And here it is, I think (total noob so could be talking nonsense) it's still got the old 'crystal' style receiver...I'd imagine I could by a modern transmitter set and install that?

Engine seems to have good compression, so I guess get a nitro starter kit and some nitro and see if it fires?

ImageIMG_20200824_202914 by Steve, on Flickr


Nice, here are my Kyosho Cars.

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That's an awesome collection

May have to start an RC car project thread as all mine are starting to be modified heavily :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:22 am 
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May have totally destroyed the Savages original shell with too many wheelies :lol:

So bought a new shell and painted it up
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Also got the 2 speed gearbox working....now need to look at making the brakes better :lol:


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