Posted by fastmax |
Aug 13, 2014 @ 06:17 AM | 824 Views
Up til now I have been carrying and storing my Mini-Z buggy in a small Plano tackle/tool box. While this worked pretty well it was still rather cumbersome, and although smaller in size it still reminded me of toting around my box for my larger scale stuff. So the search for a smaller, lighter, and easier to carry and store option began.
There are several bags and totes made specifically for this task, but most seemed overpriced considering their size. I can get 1/10 pit bags for the same price as I've seen mini/micro bags.
Anyway while browsing eBay one day I came across the Speedmind bags made a few years back for the HPI Micro RS4. A Canadian seller had them available for a very reasonable price even after slightly expensive international shipping. So I figured I'd order one and see what I could do to make it work for my Z buggy.
Here is the original configuration of the bag
I wanted to be able to have my buggy, my TX, batteries, charger, spare parts and tools all in this easy to carry and easy to store bag. As you can see from some drawn lines in the picture above I started playing with possible layouts and finally decided on one that I was confident would work quite well.
After a little cutting and trimming of the inner foam, and some glue that gave me a bit of grief I ended up with this.
The small black bag next to the TX has spare axles, gears, dogbones, differentials, arms, towers, shock oil, batteries, and all tools necessary to make repairs if/when necessary. As you can see everything else fits nice, and secure within the rest of the bag. All in all I'm quite happy with how this bag worked out for approximately $20 and a bit of my time.