Recently bought a Lego Train for one of the kids, and I must say after putting it all together. I think it is probably one of the best Lego models ever. Kids seem to think so too.
Dug out my LiPo 3S batteries on the weekend with the intent of charging them up for some use in the Traxxas E-Revo brushless. Unfortunately it appeared they had gone bad. As I revived one of them I found one of the cells had gone and the other I never bothered tinkering with.
I’ve since wrote them off as failed and purchased a new set. Now waiting for the new ones to arrive so I can have battery connectors soldered onto them.
Following on from my previous post over here.
I can confirm that if you do need a new steering servo for this model, I would recommend the following below;
You can buy it from the Global store here.
I purchased the above servo and it fits exactly in place where the original one was in the car.
Now my son can use his car once more.
Readers and followers will know I bought my 4 year old a Turnigy 1/16 scale brushless 4WD Monster Beatle, however he managed to strip a servo.
I ordered a replacement, however the replacement I ordered is not a direct fit. I thought it was, however it wasn’t. So to help others avoid this happening, the part I ordered is the one below.
Turnigy TGY-9018MG Metal Gear Servo 13g / 2.5kg / 0.10s (Global warehouse)
It can be made to fit by creating new mounting holes for the short side, however I don’t feel as though it works as good, but we will soon see. See my pics below, might help explain what I mean.
From my additional research, it looks like the one below is a direct replacement for the original. However better quality internals, so it should last longer.
HK15148 Analog Servo 17g / 2.5kg / 0.14s (AUS warehouse)
I didn’t really post about this, but I gave my 4 year old son a 1/16 scale Turnigy Brushless 4WD Monster Beatle that completely adores. You can check it out over at HobbyKing via the direct link here.
He is allowed to use it when supervised and in a nice open area like a park, since running it on 2S LiPo means it moves pretty quickly. This could of been limited by the use of a more expensive controller, but I opted to get all the bits from the Australian Hobbyking Warehouse to limit postage costs.
Anyways, long and the short of the story is that it suffered it’s first failure. The steering servo looks as though it probably has stripped some gears, although I am not surprised as everyone mentioned this would probably happen. I think the main reason it did as he actually ran the thing into an object by accident.
Not to fear, some spare parts ordered on Sunday.
Still impressed with the Remote Control car itself, as its a lot of fun for the price.
It’s been nearly 2 weeks since the mountain bike stack, and I am healing nicely. Still pretty sore around my ribs, but getting back to normal shape.
Will be on the bike again any day now, just as soon as I find the time. As I had been away for the last week on holidays, and managed to do a bit of swimming, which immediately had me notice just how sore I still was in some parts of my shoulders and ribs.
I think I have a good respect now for the section of track I stacked it on. Think I might avoid it for a bit, as it’s not fun coming off on that sort of surface.
Unfortunately the Nitro Revo 2.5R I have suffered some issues several weeks back. I had it run away from me and then several weeks later I went to use it again and found it had issues starting.
I gave up in frustration and ordered an e-revo (after selling off my other 2 electric cars). Courier came early today to drop it off, but didn’t seem to knock or hang about. Now I have to head to the courier depot tomorrow morning to pick it up.
I got a blue model, should look great. Will get some new batteries for it, in the meantime will need to use the ones it comes with and my old LiPo’s.
For more information on the Traxxas E-Revo check out the following site link here.
EDIT: on the bright side, I now have a fair few spares from the old nitro that will work on the e-revo model.
Managed to make some time to get the Traxxas Revo 2.5R out today. Thanks to my wife, she managed to capture the following clips for me to upload. The car was very dirty at the end of it. I reckon a few weeks of this and then it will be time for a rebuild.
Ran the Traxxas Rustler VXL yesterday and managed to have a wall jump in front of me.
The damage this time was a shock coming apart. Good news is it wasn’t damaged to the point I couldn’t fix it. Pulled apart, added new oil. Rebuild shock. Reinstalled back on car.
All good for another use.
Sydney has been getting a fair bit of rain of late. Each weekend we have managed to get a bit of rain too. Which means being unable to do much outside.
On the upside, the grass seems to be growing so fast it’s hard to believe. Problem is, you mow the lawn and then within days of doing so it’s needing another mow. All we need now is for the rain to ease up a bit so that those lawns can get another trip.
I’d love to be able to run the remote control car a little more, haven’t had the chance to do so due to the weather. Managed a short go late today and then we got a serious storm in the late afternoon.
I wish I got a video clip of the water tank overflowing. The rain was very heavy and the tank was overflowing with a very high flow rate of water. Pretty impressive to see, but shame we didn’t have another tank to collect all that water. Oh well.
Managed to get a replacement air compressor today and a friend gave me a tyre pressure attachment, so I can pump up my car tyres when I want. No more need to visit the garage to use the tyre pump. Sweet.
Have another few video clips to share from the other day, unfortunately I couldn’t post them sooner as I didn’t have the internet bandwidth available to me to uploaded them. So it had to wait until I got home.
Hope people enjoy, I know I certainly enjoy using the car. Although managed to break a drive shaft in the last few days, so the Rustler VXL is out of action. Going to order a set of steel drive shafts, as the standard plastic ones just don’t handle the power produced from the 11.1V 3S LiPo.
Finally with the assistance of my nephew I’ve managed to obtain a few video clips of the Traxxas Rustler VXL. Below is a capture from the first video footage we obtained.
Below is a video clip of a Traxxas E-Revo Brushless 1/10 Electric monster truck, it was taking in the last few weeks. The remote control is my neighbors, unfortunately I don’t have any clips of my ones just yet. But soon I will. Enjoy.
My other box of parts did arrive. It arrived 2 days ago. I’ve since then managed to fit out the Rustler VXL with it’s street tyres and even managed to have a bit of a run.
Have decided to get 2 x 3S Lipo batteries for it, and a new charger for the new batteries.
My wife and I had our 2 electric cars out lastnight, while my neighbour also had his electric e-revo out too. So we had 3 of them running up and down the street. Certainly was fun, even had a few spills. My neighbour even managed to break 2 bearings in his rear diff. Lucky enough I had 2 of those bearings as spares, so he was soon repaired and ready to use it again today.
My parcel that shipped from the states was 2 boxes, unfortunately only 1 of the 2 arrived today. Here is hoping that parcel number 2 of the batch arrives tomorrow.
I have 1 tracking number for 2 parcels, so the fact I got one and not the other at the same time is annoying.
EDIT: looks like the email with tracking numbers only showed 1 such tracking number. If we log on to the providers site, it shows 2 parcels and 2 tracking numbers.