I hope everyone has had a great Christmas, weather notwithstanding. As I'm sitting here writing this, Jake (my 11 year old reluctant co-writer) is flaked out on the sofa watching a Christmas DVD, His latest prized toy - the Parrot Buzz Drone) is blinking away on charge after having done several miles on its inaugural outing., (It's a shame that the Apple software version is so good, and the Windows versions so BAD)
We've been very quiet on the Dusty Trax site, several things are in the pipeline, Kai the Cornsnake has shed again, and we have a new video about weighing them due to go on shortly,. I'm in the process of compling an IP Engineering Darjeering coach on stop lapse which will also appear here when the rain stops for enough time for me to spray the blasted thing.
A new drone from Gearbest is eventually en route to me, after being on back order for six weeks it wsa nearly cancelled, for for the price of it I can't get anything close to it in the UK without paying twice as much, so a review of that will also be posted here when it arives,
On the 00 front to be honest we've done absolutely nothing., I've bought the Peco point servo's to install and review but I haven't got round to it yet, as work has got in the way, We've made some more buildings and one side of the layout now has a clear idea of how it will look, so I'll make some inroads to that in the future,
I've got a temperature sensonr for the nitro cars so if it should ever decide to stop raining I can see how well or how badly I've managed to tune them, and the Habao Truggy has got some much better wheels and tyres as quite frankly I was fed up with gluing the original pairs back on after every run. The Sabertooth will also get a pair before the Spring.
The HPI Savage has been a royal pain. First of all the starter rotor attached to the engine hadn;t been tightened up properly so I had to remove the engine to sort that out, but it still wouldn't start, so after lots of back fires and swearingI finally identified the fault as the engine head hadn't been tightened up, a few turns of an allen keys and everything was tickety-boo. It shows my inexperience with nitro cars as I'm pretty sure most experienced guys would have picked up this fault quite quickly. You live and learn.