Eagle EG01 alternative MP52 KO

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  1. Brum Bot

    Brum Bot You’re an idiot Starscream

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    Found on FB via @daimchoc again.

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    A second supposedly cheaper MP52 KO.
     
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    Snaku Primes Don't Party

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    I guess it's a good time to be a Starscream fan
     
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    It's always a good time to be a Starscream fan. Except that one time in 1986.
     
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    nice!
     
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    Craigmcgowan1984 Wallet prepare for devastation

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    Meanwhile I still can't get a decent CHUG Starscream other than Planet X.

    Hmmm might be time to replace Maketoys Meteor
     
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    If it still has all the extras, and is cheaper, I'll consider it. Options are great.
     
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    Already have the official but on the lookout for KOs of his bros, I suspect many are in the same boat.
     
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    According to Showz it comes with all the stuff MP-52 comes with, and is $109.99 compared to the incoming KO's $124.99.
    [Pre-Order] Eagle EG-01 Starscream MP-52 Improved Version
     
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    Hopefully one of the KO's tweaks the colour. A lighter grey will be popular with a lot of folks.
     
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    The other KO is apparently lighter than Takara starscream and is closer to DS.
     
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    Starganderfish Well-Known Member

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    Ooh. That's cool. Just fix up the fat torso, kibbly back, split wings, too short height... actually, never mind, just gonna buy DS.:p 


    ... couldn't resist.
     
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    Lol. I purely am interested in this one for the extras and probably easier transformation. DS looks way better but holy shit the transformation frustrated me.
     
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    Is that the finished look, paint wise? Might be a partial diy on the paint imo
     
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    My DS has been caught up in the global shipping meltdown so I'm not expecting to see it for weeks yet. Not really fussed on most of 52's accessories. DS came with extra faces, I already have multiple Megatron gun modes and the stand is kind of ugly. The blast effects are cool but the extra "that bit from that episode" would all just go in my large box of miscellaneous greeblies. Think I'll be content with DS for bot mode and Maketoys for jet mode
    I do like to see what these companies do to improve on Takara's missteps, nylon joints seems like a cool adaption.
     
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    Damn, if they keep that up, I might go with them for Coneheads. Current plan is to replace the main three seekers with DS and just stick with the Takara coneheads (they're just not important enough characters to me to spend another $130+ on "upgrades") but for $110, I'd actually be tempted.
     
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    What is the benefit of using nylon? Is it more durable?
     
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    it's a prototype not the finished product
     
  19. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' ... uh, never mind

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    Nylon plastic often isn't the prettiest plastic, but yes, it's much more durable. Very resistant to wear. (Personal experience, I've been using the same guitar pick for the last twenty years or so which is made from Nylon, while plastic guitar picks usually lasted only a couple of months. And it's still good for years more.)

    Apparently, gears in RC cars are made from Nylon plastic because of the stress on those parts and because the gears shouldn't become stuck to each other, what Nylon plastics don't do. So if you have a part that has to endure a lot of stress and be able to move, Nylon plastic is a good choice.

    Of course, is that really a change that needs to be made? The joints weren't the tightest, that's true, but that can be solved with other materials as well. But I don't think it should play a part in preventing the ankles from cracking (or any other part), because you can't use nylon plastic for those part.
     
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    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    apart from the ankles the knee ratchets are a really bad design , i took my starscream apart to fix mine and the ratchet teeth are really shallow they could do with being a tiny bit bigger so they grip better and the spring is not long enough and not that strong it's why the knees are not strong and really soft ,i had to build up inside with polish so it pushed it all together tighter and i stretched the spring slightly

    my thundercracker is a bit better but those knees are still trash
     
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