Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tiny Screws !

Mojca surprised me with this the other week !

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The Orlando OH35PO1 kit 1/35 scaler , i wanted it for my birthday but there was a delay in shipping and I thought she had forgotten it.

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the parts themselves are really well labeled in bags with specific steps. the manual is in Chinese, but the technical drawings are almost on Tamiya level , so nothing to complain about there.

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the differentials are locked  but really tiny , most parts are smaller than the drawing in the manual.

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The axle comes with dogbanes  for steering  and lots of tiny tiny screws . keep a magnet tray handy because if you drop a screw on the floor, its gone forever.

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The only issue i had with model was that one of the links came without the threads , i just ordered a whole link set on Banggood for around 2eur shipped.

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Tiny links.

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Screwing in these ballcups was a pain . Mojca did most of them , as the included hex didn’t fit exactly , so a combination of needle nose pliers and the hex key was used. Also note the drilled hole you have to do with the included pin wise.

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The chassis is moulded toggedther with the front fender walls.

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the rear assembled axle with links.

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and the front with the tiny servo , note the different than normal servo plug, if used with normal esc , you have to buy a step down voltage adapter as 2s will fry the servo. The steering link might not be installed correctly.

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The motor is the same dimension as used in the 3 racing servo winch . the chassis itself acts as the transmission case. i like the design.

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1:1 Zombie cat is supervising the construction process.

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the shocks are also tiny and friction based, they were a pain to put together .

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the shock angles on the front are very lay down , the designer has put a lot of thought into it as you can see most 1:10 crawler methods being used in a smaller scale.

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and the final hard body put together , its leaning because it out of balance as only the motor is installed at the moment as the esc is still in the postal system somewhere.

Even though i was cursing a bit about the tiny screws it was a fun build . It will also be the first hard body i will try painting . More on this later .

if you want to get your own , just search for Orlandoo on Banggood , also Hobbyking has started carrying them recently.

 

 

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Heat wave

The current heat wave of 35 degrees celsius is putting a serious dent into my life , not to mention RC .

But we did manage a nice 2 hour trail and crawl at an amazing location on Vrsic pass.

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its a nice very nice location accessible by car an hour and something away from Ljubljana. the mountain pass is at 1611 meters height, so the temperature was a nice 25 degrees celsius.

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we made it up a trail for about 150 meters then turned back on a different route . the terrain was nice, quite steep , lots of rocks and lots of fine dust which wrecked havoc with traction at points.

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Mojca is running a new set of the 1.9 Falken wild peaks on her G6 jeep and the extra height was quite noticeable compared to the Cherokee. I had to use the throttle on some sections to slide it over. Mojca also runs a new Tower Pro MG968 DIGI 2 servo. with its 24kgs of torque it was so strong it first bent the rod end on the steering link, then eventually it broke it . The whole link will get replaced with the traxxas revo rod ends. Mojca is finally getting used to the sliders which don’t bend.

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Whilst Mojca was having problems with the rod end popping of , i popped a bead . I guess the nuts got loose, but I reseated the bead on the trail and made it fine to the end. The tires are getting pretty chewed up, Thew will have to last for the Czech event , but for the G6 pair, a new set should be on order .

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It was a great little Sunday trip, which served as an indicator on what to fix and tweak before the Czech event .

 

 

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