venerdì 29 gennaio 2016

Tomix DU201 TCS power unit controller

Here is a Tomix DU201 TCS controller for gauge "N" trains; with this controller you can also control two separate trains tracks.

The great  features of this controller is that throttle and brake are separate. Then the train begin to run very slow like the real one. When you cut the power, the train still runs so you have to use the other lever to apply brake force.


lunedì 25 gennaio 2016

Lego 42040 technic

Here is the lastest lego Technic model that i bought. It is the 42040 fire plane. With this kit you can build also a Jet plane.

giovedì 21 gennaio 2016

Rc technique magazines

Here the last two japanease "RC TECHNIQUE" magazines landed here; they are the issue 11 and 12 2015.
Usual great pictures and interested articles about rc air and sea japanese world. Included with the magazines two nice DVDs with the full models range of JR propo; from the little Forza 450 to 700 with also the Ninja quad. All products are presented by Mr Shinija Kuni the head eng. in JR.

lunedì 18 gennaio 2016

Hirobo SSW Super Stunt Winner's (S.S.W.)

For a F3C helicopter collector/fan is an incredibile pieces of kit. This is the frame kit of the Hirobo Super Stunt Winner's aka SSW new in the box (0407-901). In the first pic there is the SSW's box on the Hirobo SST Condor EX. You can check this hely in an other post in my blog.

There are not many infos on the web about this mechanic and i thought that the SSW were only a prototype for the SST Eagle (Super Stunt Trainer). But it is not. It is a Hirobo mechanic released (in the second half of '80), in collaboration with another japanease company, before the SST Eagle only for F3C conpetitions and available only on special order. So no stock in the shop. These infos has been confirmed from the guy who sold me the SSW in Japan. I asked also to Fabio Livi who has been an official Hirobo Pilot for many years (won several nats championship in my country and always in the fly-off during the World) ; he replied me that he flew SSW in the 1987 before the SST Eagle.

The kit is really a piece of art; the main transmission has two reductions; the first by belt the second with spur gears. It is similar to modern Kyosho/Quest Caliber 60/90.

It was available only in built version and with only the frame kit. So pilot could choose a competition head, tail and trasmission. Usually the Hirobo pilot used a DDF head others chose a Kalt or TSK head.

It was a very expensive kit; only the frame kit was 150.000yen (street price was 120.000y). In every case this frame kit was more expensive of full SST Eagle kit (see an attached pic of advertising of a shop in the japanease magazine "RC TECHnique" of 1988 with some prices). So you had to add also the price for a head (so about 35.000yen), a tail rotor (other 20.000yen), drive shaft and a body so final price could reach 250.000yen for the hely (without engine and elettronics). So in TSK helicopter's range.

With this mechanic you had to use an engine with normal head because the hely head was integrated in the aluminium fan  (a true masterpiece) like you can see in the pics. My kit is complete with his manual and decals.


giovedì 14 gennaio 2016

Kyosho Concept 60SR conversion kit

This is a rare Kyosho concept 60SR conversione kit released in the '90 for transform the first version of concept 60 (1991) to 60SR.

The kit include a full manual of concept 60SR, various mechanic parts and of cource the metal SR head.

lunedì 11 gennaio 2016

Apple IMAC G3

Last month i bought for a bargaign this nice Apple Imac G3 DV from 2000. It is the 400mhz version with cd rom and 10g of hardisk and it is in almost new conditions. It is complete with his original keyboard and mouse.

From original OS 9.0 i upgraded to 9.2 and now is ready for upgrade to OSX (10.3 Panther). i downloaded also a Classilla browser. With this browser i can navigate in Internet in a great number of sites with no problem and i can use GMAIL. With Quicktime 6.0.3 you can see also movie; see the pic with the classic "The Munsters" TV serie here below.

It is really a great machine with awesome games like Tom Raider III, Wolfstein, Fly and many more!!!! A perfect computer to play with the classic.