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Hornet’s new life 2 months 2 weeks ago #55134

Picked up a Hornet for a steal. I’ve been looking out for an original release for ages.
Tub has No stress marks or cracks.
Wheels and tires - shot.
Rear shocks - still ok!
Rear suspension mounts - shot.
Gearbox - perfect except for bearings.
Front suspension - perfect.
Battery cover - actually exists!
Body - shame.

I cleaned it out and started assembling it today.
For now I’m just ordering the D-Parts tree and bearings to finish assembly of the chassis.

The rest will be in the country later in the year because of our slack supplier.

I’ll fit a TEU-105 I think. Might do a Tamiya servo too. Don’t know about a motor yet. It came with a white plastic back Johnson.







Regarding the battery cover. How do I go about getting it to stay on there without modifying beyond the cars cool looks. Don’t want my battery getting dragged around.
And wats your opinions on a pivot on the gearbox?


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Hornet’s new life 2 months 2 weeks ago #55137

It looks fine. The motor was the first upgrade for a silvercan. Or stock on some rc like the lunch or clod.

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Hornet’s new life 2 months 2 weeks ago #55139

HugoBiermann wrote:
Regarding the battery cover. How do I go about getting it to stay on there without modifying beyond the cars cool looks. Don’t want my battery getting dragged around.
And wats your opinions on a pivot on the gearbox?

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Ampro Engineering do sells a adapter that hold the battery in place.
You have to go to the Shapeways store to buy it, link in his video

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Re:Hornet’s new life 2 months 1 week ago #55171

Got the parts tree today. Did some more assembling.




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Hornet’s new life 2 months 1 week ago #55198

Having a hard time finding the bearings. Cant believe the LHS systems here. Anycase. They are ordered and should have them next week sometime.


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Re:Hornet’s new life 2 months 1 week ago #55220

In the midst of doing my own Hornet as well...
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Hornet’s new life 2 months 1 week ago #55223

HugoBiermann wrote: Having a hard time finding the bearings. Cant believe the LHS systems here. Anycase. They are ordered and should have them next week sometime.


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Next time buy them from here (btw they offer discount for members of Tamiyabase :) ) www.rcbearings....amiya58045

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Re:Hornet’s new life 1 month 1 week ago #55534

Finally got round to pick up the bearings in the week. Will fit them tomorrow.
Also took delivery of a cheapo Aliexpress radio. Gave it a test run and it seems good. Might order some more.






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Re:Hornet’s new life 1 month 1 week ago #55558

Gearbox assembled with a centre pivot. Motor might get swopped out for a sport tuned still.








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Re:Hornet’s new life 1 month 1 week ago #55559

Pretty nice.

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