So I've got a bit of time off work and to keep my hands busy I've been reignited with the flame that is Drift RC and pulled out my old TT01.
Ordered a TT01E RX7 RTR for $200 and I've bought some stuff to upgrade it to a more drift ready level. Alloy shaft, alloy heatsink, metal bearings, hard/soft springs, YR Lock Diff.
I know TT01 are a more entry level option but Im quite happy with how they handle, cost, availability of parts and upgrade options.
Also cleared out the garage since I sold my AE86, measured it up and I've got 6m x 4m to work with. I really want to make multi level so I bought a Mitre saw/stand combo and about 10m of pine for the framework and uprights.
Once I've got that all laid out I'll be using 3mm MDF and carpet. All up will be 25msq carpeted and about half that for the uper level and ramps. Also ordered about 20m of wire to power the street lamps and caution lights etc.... About 10m white LED strips to light the underpass.
Decided to take apart a static S15 I had to use the interior and maybe use the engine, wheel wells etc for a faux engine bay. Hacked the Coppermix shell to get idea's for fitment of engine bay and dash interior. I also use it to practice drilling, cutting, stripping paint off just a real practice shell.
Will order a Tamiya 190mm S15 so that should be coming together in the next couple of months.
Fixed up the Cresta body and secured the light bucket's down, taped up the bumper and ziptied, just a general clean up. Drew over the bonnet to cover up the n00b body post holes I made just as a distraction. Love the shell so I'll try not turn it into a basher.
Will be working on flip headlights for the RX7 over the next couple of weeks so that should be exciting. Also have a 3Racing TT01 M Chassis conversion to finish as well so I'll let my daughter use that one when it's completed. Thinking a MX5 body or VW Bug?
Sorry for the essay and pic overload but enjoy!