Sometimes life challenges you at work. Sometimes life challenges you in your relationships. And sometimes, life challenges you in your hobbies... I'll start with the positives from the 2017 Iconic Cup. I was racing with a great bunch of clubmates; it was great to see so many "scale" RC cars going around the track; … Continue reading Reflections on the Iconic Cup
I used to build quite a lot of plastic kits - pretty much exclusively Tamiya. But at the age of 11 I got my first proper RC car and plastic kits fell by the wayside. I do remember the sheet of hardboard that I had to build them on, and the "diorama" I once made … Continue reading Done! My first plastic kit in ages!
Finally got under 5 minutes per km over 5k! Took a long time to get here. I reached 5m30s within a couple of months of running regularly and I'm six months further down the road now. 4m 30s is my next target. I expect it to be tough.
I've got a soft spot for Tamiya's Sport Tuned motor. It was fitted as standard to my Avante 2001 buggy, and I always found it to be surprisingly rapid - outperforming the supposedly faster motors I had been using before. Of course, I was about 14 years old and didn't know very much about motor … Continue reading Inside the Tamiya Sport Tuned motor
...When you have an HG P402! Only mods are a high-end Futaba servo and a longer servo horn. Very capable garden crawler!
As ever, I am in complete awe of the skill of Tamiya's craftsmen. The shell itself (originally released 25 years ago) and the extensive sticker set are all expertly done. My own painting and stickering skills are pretty poor - but aside from a couple of small mistakes, I'm pleased. It will look awesome on … Continue reading “Diebels Alt” shell finished
There is not much I need to say about the Tamiya TT-01E that hasn't been said already - it's almost a decade old after all. I'll let the pictures explain all...
Some of the best racing I have done has been with "scale" RC cars, and in particular with the Tamiya Mini. Unfortunately, the opportunities to do this can be pretty limited. My local club (Bristol Model Car Club) usually has a heat of Minis, but a lot of clubs don't, and it is rare to … Continue reading “Scale” racing revisited
Part of my reason for choosing the Sony Smartwatch was to acquire a one-box running solution, that could track my runs and play my music without taking up too much space. I find a 5.5" phone far too cumbersome to run with, as I'm sure most of us do. Tracking runs on the Sony works well … Continue reading STN-333 Bluetooth Headphones – a proper review
Somewhere along the line, Google decided they didn't need to document Fit properly - I suppose because apps are supposed to be "so intuitive" that they need no explanation (user led design is a good thing, don't get me wrong). The thing is - I think Google Fit might be a hell of a lot … Continue reading Google Fit – what does it actually do?