Apologies for the delay with this week’s post. The results for the poll a few days ago ended with a tie, but the VF-1S was in the lead most of the time so I started taking photos of it. While it’s the beginning of Golden Week here in Japan, I didn’t take any leave off nor plan any trip so I’m still working on Monday and Friday. Then yesterday I was out the whole day and after midnight, went to drink and hang out with some of my Japanese colleagues until 5am.
After the embarrassing morning I woke up at 1pm just now and scrambled to do some chores before typing up this post.
This post is one week late but yeah. I got into Love Live in autumn last year and never watched any of their concerts live until their final one on April 1st where I managed to get a ticket to a live viewing at a cinema near my place.
Watching the concert inside a theatre with Japanese fans was interesting as most if not all of them were waving light sticks, but I didn’t have any. At the end there were quite a few people crying too.
In the previous post I mentioned getting a Tamiya router. It’s overpriced compared to other alternatives out there, but due to its design it’s possible to upgrade this router with parts for Mini 4WD cars.
This is a new series of posts about building and setting up a Tamiya Mini 4WD machine from scratch. I’ll be sharing my machine and setup as well has how it was built. While this machine is not battle-proven in official races, the current setup has an average speed and I’m still working on improvements to its stability.
I decided to build a machine recently but due to official race regulations requiring a painted body, I couldn’t make it to enter the Spring 2016 Japan Cup qualification which was held at Kumamoto Prefecture, near where I live.
The last time I played with these things was probably around 18 to 20 years ago, where as a kid the bottleneck was pocket money and the parts on your machine were limited to whatever you could afford back then with your meagre savings. Apparently in Japan Mini 4WD is experiencing a sort of revival recently, and there are numerous changes and new parts introduced over the years. Of note this time round is the heavy emphasis on jump/airborne stability as race courses are three-dimensional with jumps where poorly set-up machines will fly off course.