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Old 03-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Rc Thread

I figure since there's obviously a fairly large amount of interest on this forum regarding rc's that I'd make a place for us to gather our vehicles. Feel free to post any pics/stories/info on ANY rc...

So here's mine...

Mine is a Traxxas Rustler xl-5...
I've got it on LIDAR(Laser)...not Radar.. at 27 mph but i didn't have my shell on so i'm hoping it'll go a touch faster with the shell on.... also not a fully charged battery...

Rusty a couple days after getting it...




Pics from this morning when bashing around in some wet grass...




and somehow broke the front driver's side shock mount... but was able to re-thread it and works perfectly even after a few small jumps...


I'll try to get some wheelie pics and jumpin pics when i can get my wife to come snap a few... hard to drive and take pics at the same time...
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pretty sure there's already a big rc thread like a page or 2 back
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i searched rc and didn't get anything... there's one i started that rc advice but it riddled with off topic posts... if you find another let me know...
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my redcat crawler. stock minus the upgraded front servo,locked rear steering,cut tires,no foams,team associated shocks in rear,and a f150 body. not bad at all for $150 crawler. its goin through some changes right now. and my associated rc10gt with ace rc electronics,all rpm suspension..and missing the shocks lol!





also started ordering parts last night to build a 2.2 scale k5 blazer
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my stampede and s-maxx..thinking about selling the s-maxx to buy a crawler
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i never got into the fast stuff had a few traxxas trucks but i was more into modding the clodbusters/juggernauts





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^^^thats badass
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This is the first and only RC car I ever purchased that had to be assembled. I have had it since 1995. I need to get new batteries as they no longer hold a charge. I remember paying $100 for the car, not including the speed control, servos, controller, batteries, or charger.

Not an actual picture of mine, but it's the same. I guess it would be considered vintage now?

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that chevy crawler is tits!

I had something like that super hornet, except it was a radioshack special... it was quick.. atleast it was to me.. probably only hit around 5 mph... lol! and it didn't have any parts to do maintanence on... if anything broke you threw it away and bought another...
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SoloSDN- what do you think of that redcat crawler? everything i've read about them seems to be knocking them... but if your having good experience with them i might have to try it out eventually...
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not a rc truck or car....but here is one of my old planes of my fleet of probly 20...1500 bucks of 50cc fun



and the result of the radio locking me out...hit the ground at about 110mph after flying alittle over a mile away

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d a m n . . . . . .
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We used to call that Rekitting LOL I was never into planes but had guys I worked with that used to be. We used to bring our RC cars to work and race in the parking lot at lunch. We'd play chicken then go to the hobby store after we were done to buy replacement parts. It's amazing how much stuff has advanced since I first got into it when I was about 13 years old.
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damn, sucks to hear about the plane... I've don't have skills high enough to trust myself with planes... all of mine would probably look like that somewhere around 3 minutes of starting flight... lol
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My slash 4x4 when brand new next to my losi mini sct.

On top of the big jump at my local hobby shop.

And my slash when I first painted the new body, its all beat up now.
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Quote: Originally Posted by blazinjake
SoloSDN- what do you think of that redcat crawler? everything i've read about them seems to be knocking them... but if your having good experience with them i might have to try it out eventually...

hmmm,must not have been actual owners lol. for 150,theres nothing to gripe about it. get on rccrawler.com,they have a redcat section with alot of satisfied owners. i beat the shit out of mine on a daily basis,only thing that has messed up was my rear axle gears( plastic,so its prone to strip) but i replaced them with steel gears($18).
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new traxxas slash i just got in


plans are to up grade to lipo batteries, motor, and a few other things
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Just got done putting a T-maxx together
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specter- what motor you going with? also is that 2 wheel drive or 4x4?

scuff- pics or it didnt happen... haha

I've been looking at chasis' and such on ebay and wondering a good abit about buying part by part and reselling them as whole units... i'm thinking i might can come up with a slight profit...
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Webbie were did you get the 350z?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chipride-slow.
Webbie were did you get the 350z?
i bought the body off eBay along time ago the car was tc3.
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Quote: Originally Posted by blazinjake
specter- what motor you going with? also is that 2 wheel drive or 4x4?
Velineon brushless motor and VXL-3s speed control is the goal. its the 2 wheel drive model but still fast as hell. and have already went out and got aluminum replacement parts after loosing sight of it and running into a high curb near my house.

I dont plan on bashing too hard just the every now and then flight but more top speed then anything
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here's my truck.
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i don't see a pic...
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Stuff I have right now have had many

Old tmaxx with the newer 3.3 motor, next to an associated mini mgt.



Losi mini slider



Blade Mcx



And my 2 oval pan car money pits



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I used to be hardcore into Nitro RC. Mainly 1/8 buggy. Ran the RC pro series a few years then got out of it.
My old TTR-EB4-S3- also known as a true money pit. Had over $2000 into this one buggy


My revo that I built solely for running long RC pro series mains. It was never a full truck. I started out with just a 3.3 chassis off ebay and bought different parts, wound up with a CCE? carbon fiber chassis that I busted in florida



about 3k there
And my short lived truggy days






Hot bodies Lightning Stadium pro kits both with EVERY kingheadz part made and a few one off custom parts they made during my short sponsorship with them.
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sweet trucks reed! I'm hoping that after awhile i'll have a truck worth braggin about... as for now it's just a backyard basher... i like the idea of it being fast but not so sure that that is what i want... i enjoy jumping it and off roading it alot more...
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The faster you can go, the higher and farther you can jump lol
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And the more damage you do when you crash......
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my 1000 dollar money pit
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I used to race RC cars. Nitro and Electric. My favorite was the 1/10th scale gas trucks. I've flown RC stuff for a couple of decades now. My latest contraption is a quad copter. Not only that, but I fly it using FPV (First Person Video). I wear a set of video goggles on my face and I can fly it out of sight. I keep it within a half mile of me, generally. It could go further though. My video range is a lot better than my 2.4GHz radio range. The quad copter is from hoverthings.com. It's the VC-450. I pieced together the video system from readymaderc.com.


The FPV stuff is still relatively new to me. Here's a video I made a couple weeks ago of my first FPV flight.
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Here's my Great Planes Ultra Sport 40 with Jett .56 motor. This thing is extremely fast. About 140 mph. It has Robart pneumatic retracts.

I had my GoPro mounted on my Great Planes Dazzler last year, when it met its end against a tree. I easily had 500 flights on this plane.
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Articulation shot..back tires flat still. Can flex a little more with new susp. Setup, but i try to keep it minimal. Too much can cause a bind, and thats no good.
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Being in law enforcement i couldn't help but to think of how often that quad copter with camera mount could be a huge resource! Might have to talk to the sheriff about this thing...
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Quote: Originally Posted by blazinjake
sweet trucks reed! I'm hoping that after awhile i'll have a truck worth braggin about... as for now it's just a backyard basher... i like the idea of it being fast but not so sure that that is what i want... i enjoy jumping it and off roading it alot more...

thanks buddy, Unfortuanately, I sold it all tho. But here lately I been wanting to get back into it. Maybe soon Ill have another 1/8 buggy to run with. I miss racing the RC pro series :/
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i watched a documentary last night about carpet rc racers... makes me want to start racing lol... 2 of the guys i work with are talking about getting trucks.. i guess we'll have to build a track at someone's house...
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I guess I should post some of my RCs up.

Rustler (1/10) custom widened and lengthened, uses RPM Rear arms on all 4 corners, requires a MAXX body to fit the wheelbase, VXL Brushless setup, Stunt/Basher vehicle

HPI RS4 PRO2 (1/10) Carbon Chassis Belt-drive Drift car

Losi Micro (1/36) Custom blend between Micro High Roller and Desert Truck. 14,000 KV brushless power running 3s and handmade 17T pinion gear... and 2.4ghz. Estimated top speed around 60mph

Also shown are the drift tires I used to make from PVC
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Here's my latest quadcopter video. Edited with music.
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3 channel heli
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one of my 4 channel heli's
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i just sold my S-Maxx i am tryin to resist buying a crawler but the ones posted are pretty badass
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they are a blast to play with. not fast by any means. but its a great change from asphalt. i have dont a few changes to mine lately,and ordered some hop ups. it will be comp ready as soon as i get new tires and ESC.
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If you want a good, cheap fun heli to fly indoors, you need the Syma S107G. metal frame and it flies fantastic! I have several of them. They fly WAY better than any other three channel heli. WAY better than those stupid Airhog ones. You can't beat the deal either. $20 and it comes with the remote. Here's a link.

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lots of tracks in georgia as it is..
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Quote: Originally Posted by voodoo427
lots of tracks in georgia as it is..
wha? where? i've not beenable to find dick around here... maybe around atlanta, but none down here that i know of...

On a side note...
So I jumped a fuel island at a closed down gas station, problem was that some a-hole stole the metal lid to the main fuel tank fill for the fuel truck... so when my rustler landed my rear passenger tire caught the hole and this is how the truck looked when it limped back to me...



a better view...


and the underside...


I cant believe the a arm broke, screw bent to hell, and jacked up into the chassis like that but didnt break shock, wheel, or anything else...Also due to the lack of hobby shops here... ill be waiting on my new a arms in the mail...so my weekend is shot!
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that sucks jake
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Get pins with C clips to replace those POS screws. They're weak and the holes eventually strip out.
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