Hi Doug, I do have a Hobbyking CNC ally one and now have a brushless
inrunner for it. I got it when they were very cheap a while back. Wouldn't pay what they now want for them and Graupner are always way overpriced.
I could be tempted with 7 quid for a Hobbies one though, just to see how it goes together.
The K&O are gorgeous but collector money and the Alterscale are dummies, albeit nice dummies and also bloody expensive.
I sliced the little vintage jobby I bought down the joint line with a fine saw blade in the minidrill
today and all is well. it just needs new wires and some grease when I can find some good styrene
/nylon grease. The motor
is a two magnet Kako, many examples of which I have in store. Even has a nice little built
. I reckon 3 volts
is probably all the transmission can take. The gears are not, as I assumed bevels, but 2 spur gears! I now have to find a way of making the prop shaft
stay on the motor
I'm loving this restoration
stuff. Painted the red on my Star yacht
today with my best chisel headed sable and got a special 1/4 litre of the emerald green mixed in HMG enamel
(the very best there is).
Tried to win a lovely Starlet off ebay, but some sod beat me to it last minute. I hope it leaks