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Archive for March, 2012
Posted by North_of_49 | Mar 23, 2012 @ 12:22 AM | 10,443 Views
I had to replace a sticking servo in my mCX S300 today. I don't have a precision tip for my soldering iron (EDIT: I have one now, yay!) so I didn't want to work on the board directly with my iron and shaky hands.

Solution: just snip the old servo's wires leaving the soldered ends still on the board, and solder the cut ends to the new servo's wires... easy as pie. Done

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Posted by North_of_49 | Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 9,047 Views
Picked up a used mCX S300 locally today...

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Posted by North_of_49 | Mar 05, 2012 @ 11:12 PM | 8,635 Views
... with a color change and a few mods

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Posted by North_of_49 | Mar 01, 2012 @ 11:23 AM | 8,663 Views
Repaired an mSR skid mount with a small screw, Shoe Goo and heat shrink tube. I did the same thing to my mCX2 quite some time ago and have never broken it since

I use Shoe Goo for this type of repair because it's more flexible than CA and therefore less likely to cause another break directly beside the repair in another crash. Just needs to be trimmed up a bit underneath by the screw head and maybe painted black.

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Posted by North_of_49 | Mar 01, 2012 @ 11:16 AM | 8,449 Views
My first mSR mod... canopy windshield (made from a Coke water bottle and tinted with Tamiya "Smoke" translucent polycarbonate aka Lexan paint).

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