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Nikko RC / Nikko Porsche 959
« Last post by Mark on September 22, 2017, 14:28:47 »
I picked this up off Ebay complete with box and both sets of wheels & tires. The box is a little rough but I was able to clean it up a bit and remove some old tape from it. Car is in great condition except for a crack on one of the window pillars. I tested it and it works well, I cut a coil out of each spring to soften the ride a little bit because it was really stiff. Nice build quality on these with the independent rear suspension, just a step under hobby grade. I gave it good clean and detail job and it displays very well.

General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Dragon on September 14, 2017, 19:49:00 »
That does look awesome! Does it even run?  :o Seems too good to be true.
General RC / Re: My Tyco's & Radio Shack 4x4 Trucks
« Last post by Mark on August 18, 2017, 09:34:23 »
Well after lots of searching I lucked out and found a good deal on a new open box 9.6V Turbo Bandit, I've never seen one so mint before.

Blogs / Re: RetroPie: Adding games?
« Last post by Dragon on July 31, 2017, 23:55:43 »
Atari games can be added... I'm not sure about Colecovision...

BTW, for a good setup, first you'll probably want to adjust the keyboard input to use English US keyboard so that those commands I gave you will be able to be typed. By default the UK keyboard is expected as input and there are some reconfigured keys on that.

Second, for the splash screens, loading view when you select a game, you'll probably want to have it show the cover art. Go to RetroPie Setup > Configuration / tools > splashscreen - Configure Splashscreen ; On that screen, Option 2 probably says "Enable splashscreen on boot (Disabled)... select that so that it shows "Disable splashscreen on boot (Enabled)

... Correction... that doesn't do what I was thinking of...

Under the Run Command Configuration > Launch menu art (Enabled)

Under Configuration > Splash Screens

Enable SSH and Enable Wifi are both useful options in the RetroPie Setup menu > Configuration / tools. (I had missed the option for turning on Wifi before... that would have helped a long time ago.) 
Buy/Sell/Trade / Random Taiyo/Tyco/Radioshack/Nikko parts
« Last post by Tamm on July 30, 2017, 12:06:49 »
I'm having a clearout of a lot of RC parts and tyres/wheels and rc boards and motors.
Currently taking photos of it all for listing on ebay if anyone is looking for a rc board or a motor
from the makes above let me know and I'll have a look.
Blogs / RetroPie: Adding games?
« Last post by derelicte on July 26, 2017, 19:53:16 »
Recently got an RPi3 for my birthday. Installed RetroPie with help from my techy brother (a.k.a. Dragon). I'm wondering if more games can be added. I don't know much about this system yet or how I'd even add games.
Anyway, looking for Cabbage Patch Kids and Smurfs currently. Also wondering if some even older Caleco games can be added.
In the words of pretty much any panhandler: "Anything helps. God bless." Or maybe, "Not gonna lie, I just need a beer."  ;D ;D

Blogs / Re: RetroPie Scraper Setup
« Last post by Dragon on July 22, 2017, 21:01:47 »
You're welcome. Glad I could be of help to you.
Blogs / Re: Fidget Spinners
« Last post by Dragon on July 22, 2017, 21:01:10 »
I've spun them a little, and yes, I have noticed that gyroscopic effect. I hadn't thought about it with motorcycles, but thanks for giving us the comparison.
Blogs / Re: Fidget Spinners
« Last post by derelicte on July 22, 2017, 19:54:54 »
I have a few fidget spinners already. They're those two things on my motorcycles that hold the tires on.  8)

One thing the fidget spinner (FS) does demonstrate is the gyroscopic effect. This is felt by turning the FS while it's spinning. Holds true in motorcycle racing. If you have less spinning mass, it's easier to turn into a curve. That's why lighter wheels make so much difference in handling.
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