Author: Andy

Project Thunderchild II – RC4WD Bully MOA crawler

Objective: Build a dedicated rock crawler, purely intended to go slow and climb everything. My first rock crawler (the original Project Thunderchild) worked very nicely, and introduced me to this more sedate RC pastime. It has now been passed down to my daughter, and I’m looking to replace it with something even better; I’m thinking an MOA design could be fun! MOA stands for “motor on axle”, and means the crawler has a motor mounted directly on each axle, rather than a single motor in the middle with driveshafts connecting it to the axles. This should give the advantage of a...

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I have written about my shocking Renault customer service experiences before, whilst trying to buy the new Renault Zoe electric car. I had thought that, once the car was delivered and we were out of the “dealing with the dealer” phase, it would be plain sailing and we could get on with our EV-driving lives without a care in the world. Oh, boy, was I ever wrong… Long story short – I will be getting rid of the Renault Zoe as soon as possible, and replacing it with another EV – the BMW i3. Yes, the i3 is more expensive than...

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