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The Globe was crawling around pretty good in the excellent dirt. The ESC finally gave up after 25 years of abuse.

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25 yrs, I'd say you got yer $ worth outta that one.
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Yes i did. Was used for years in 1/10 buggy racing and the last five years in the Globe. Wondering if i should change motor also......5 years in the Globe it felt weak the last day........
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Oh No !!! But all our vehicles and Machines are absolutely superstars !!!

So when are you coming over to see us ??? Next year maybe....? Would love to host you at this event, You are now officially invited. Set the dates : January 18-19-20-2019

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Thanks! I'll try to schedule a meeting around that time Were supposed to go to Connecticut in January, but is's been postponed to March...
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Thanks! I'll try to schedule a meeting around that time Were supposed to go to Connecticut in January, but is's been postponed to March...
Great I live in NW CT You're welcome to drop in. If you can schedule a meeting around Cabin Fever I'll make sure the logistic will work for you. Transport, Hotel, etc. if needed.
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Stupid question since i haven't seen beam haulers moving off highway. Should the lower hinge link / frame extension have some kind of red flag or some lighting? I know more than 2' rear overhangs need it, i don't know if sides do beyond the bumper flags

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Not a stupid question at all. Thanks for asking. Most of the transport is done on the road......when you come to a construction site things get a lil tricky. Some sites spend a bit of planning and grade a decent entry some don't. In this case i was a bit curious how well or not this setup could access different arias. I got stuck a few times....ugh ! The bumper on The front of The BO-Dog is a bit to low for off road. and just standard Tamiya axles and tires does work quite well. Next time you see this one, it will be equipped with Lesu axles and diff lock. New Motor and ESC is also needed. Flaggs and marking in general was missing....Running out of time as usual before a meet. When moving things on special permit things get a bit interesting an some normal rules goes out the windows. The extension-rod on the truck is retractable by a little motor under the frame, so i can pull normal trailers too. Hope this clear some of the questions.
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Forgot to say i run a 4 channel radio in this truck. Need to change that to 7 channel at least for next show .
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Yes i did. Was used for years in 1/10 buggy racing and the last five years in the Globe. Wondering if i should change motor also......5 years in the Globe it felt weak the last day........
As the mechanics at my place of work, run er till she pukes. Then we know what's brok, & NEEDS worked on.
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As the mechanics at my place of work, run er till she pukes. Then we know what's brok, & NEEDS worked on.
Pretty much what i did to this Globe. Interesting to find out how things functioning or not over time.
The more you care when you build the truck the longer it last.
However there is a problem with quality of casting plastic parts. For some reason the same part from different kits, one can fall apart and the other is strong and good. On the other side i don't think Tamiya could imagine what we do to our trucks when they started this back in the day.
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