Tag: Hobbies

Lego Train

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.

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LiPo battery failure

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…

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Turnigy Brushless 4WD Monster Beatle Replacement Steering Servo

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; HK15148B Digital Servo 19g / 2.8kg / 0.14s You can buy it from the Global store here. I purchased the above servo and it fits exactly in place where the original…

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Turnigy 1-16 scale brushless 4WD Monster Beatle Parts

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…

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Turnigy Brushless 4WD Monster Beatle suffers first failure

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…

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Healing nicely

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…

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Nitro Revo 2.5R goes to heaven

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…

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Traxxas Revo 2.5R bashing

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. [youtube kdlROJv7Xo4]

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Traxxas Rustler VXL damage

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.

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Rain, rain and more rain.

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…

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