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    R/C Cars, Trucks, Boats, Planes. Who else?

    We have a few obsessions in my family. Bikes, cars, trucks, things with wheels and motors and that go fast. It absolutely extends to the smaller variety of wheeled vehicles.

    In the house right now we have a few Arrma RTR stadium trucks. They looked cool and a few years ago everyone (including myself) got one for xmas. They are all in various states of modded and various states of working.

    We have a some traxxas, a slash with a lcg chaises, the only stock part on that think may be the trans cases. It's set up on foams right now as a parking lot car.

    There is also a Stampede 4x4, I forget the version, but it's the one that comes complete with the brusheles and all. It's a blast. We just threw new wheels and tires on it, a bigger batt and that was all it needs to be an awesome basher.

    We have an older e-max, recently acquired that we have some big plans for.

    These are easily accessible for pics, you can tell what we use most..

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    That's about it for runners, there is an old losi almost roller in one of the closests and my old rc10t4 race truck is in parts around here.

    These days it's more fun yard cars than the traugh up racers we had 10/15 years ago but man are they fun.

    Anywone else spend WAY too much time and money on these little guys?




    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

    #2
    Did SAE Aero back in college. Have a handful of long neglected RC planes. A pair of wings, one big, one small, an acrobatic, and a glider. Made all myself except the glider. Haven't flown them in ages. Did get decent at the small heli's too. There's a flying field nearby, but you have to go to the 9am meetings to be a member and get access. All fine, except its on a Tuesday. So only an old guys group. Maybe it's changed, but can't be bothered anymore.

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      #3
      Another RC addict! My son and I are totally RC addicts. We have probably 15-20 cars right now, most of them running. I used to race locally back in the day, and just kept all my RC's and have picked up some favorites over the years. Off the top of my head we currently have Traxxas Slashes 2wd SC, 2wd drag setup, 4x4 SC, 4x4 onraod, eRevo; Tekno eb48, eb410; Mugen MBX5T and MBX6T nitros; couple crawlers, counter steer drift cars, couple SC10's, RC8 nitro, some mini helicopters and quadcopters, couple of brushless boats. Sounds pretty craZy, i know but thats what addicts do, LOL. We usually find places to bash nearby or bash in our yard. I'm at work right now, but I will post some pics tomorrow.

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        #4
        I really want to get some RC crawlers, but kind of waiting until my kid is a little older. Right now he's not even remotely interested, so if just be blowing money on stuff for me with nowhere to store it or use it. Meh
        Suzondacati Build Thread

        Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

        Various parts for sale

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          #5
          I was given a free HPI Racing RS4 nitro 1/10 chassis. I got it running and had fun with it occasionally running it up and down the neighborhood street or an empty parking lot. It was neat hearing it shift into 2nd gear and hit nearly 60mph. I added some nicer wheels and a 911GTS body. Eventually lost interest and sold it. It was a bit too fast and squirrely. You can go far enough to either lose control or sight of it. Plus it got boring doing it by myself. The part I disliked the most was the mess that nitro made. Oil and dirt everywhere after a few runs. If I got into it again, I would do electric. The boys are not interested to get their own. Fun while it lasted. The best part? The sound of that 2 stroke nitro! It was like who the hell is riding a weedwacker down the street!! Faster than my old 2 stroke Spree!

          I still keep a micro heli dual rotor to fly around the house and scare the dogs!
          Last edited by eyhonda; 11-25-2021, 08:50 AM.
          Eric Y.
          NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
          Yuzon Designworks

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            #6
            I've also been interested in RC drift cars. They seem fun. But I'm probably never going to be good enough to actually control them well lol.

            Also one of these would be cool because they fly real slow:

            E-flite RC Airplane UMX Night Vapor RTF to Fly is Included with AS3X and Safe Select, EFLU1300 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V4HGQKX...ing=UTF8&psc=1
            Suzondacati Build Thread

            Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

            Various parts for sale

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              #7
              Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
              I was given a free HPI Racing RS4 nitro 1/10 chassis. I got it running and had fun with it occasionally running it up and down the neighborhood street or an empty parking lot. It was neat hearing it shift into 2nd gear and hit nearly 60mph. I added some nicer wheels and a 911GTS body. Eventually lost interest and sold it. It was a bit too fast and squirrely. You can go far enough to either lose control or sight of it. Plus it got boring doing it by myself. The part I disliked the most was the mess that nitro made. Oil and dirt everywhere after a few runs. If I got into it again, I would do electric. The boys are not interested to get their own. Fun while it lasted. The best part? The sound of that 2 stroke nitro! It was like who the hell is riding a weedwacker down the street!! Faster than my old 2 stroke Spree!

              I still keep a micro heli dual rotor to fly around the house and scare the dogs!
              Ya, forgot one. Wes has a Traxxis Xo1 or x01, im not sure which 0 the o is. But that thing is WAY to fast to be useful. Unless you have a 1/4 mile paved oval track at your disposal, not much fun. At 100 mph you don't see it long enough to really drive it. Its been sitting in his closet solely for being able to brag on the gram that he has one. IMO. they can be too fast. Especially the on road ones.
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by edubGT View Post
                Another RC addict! My son and I are totally RC addicts. We have probably 15-20 cars right now, most of them running. I used to race locally back in the day, and just kept all my RC's and have picked up some favorites over the years. Off the top of my head we currently have Traxxas Slashes 2wd SC, 2wd drag setup, 4x4 SC, 4x4 onraod, eRevo; Tekno eb48, eb410; Mugen MBX5T and MBX6T nitros; couple crawlers, counter steer drift cars, couple SC10's, RC8 nitro, some mini helicopters and quadcopters, couple of brushless boats. Sounds pretty craZy, i know but thats what addicts do, LOL. We usually find places to bash nearby or bash in our yard. I'm at work right now, but I will post some pics tomorrow.
                Well thats some fun right there!!!

                We lived about an hour from RCE (R.c. Excitement) in Fitchburg MA. They hold a lot of big races there. There was an indoor carpet track, indoor dirt off road course and a couple outside for Nitros. When we lived there the race cars where the name of the game. A GREAT weekend day in December was a trip to RCE for a day of driving. When that was the case we had race cars. Used to be the stadium truck, the t3, t4, t5, and that carpet cars, tc3, tc4, (can you tell im an associated guy?) then the 4x4 buggies started to take over the scene and i got out.. Then when the kids got into it and we went back it was the short course trucks. For for the realism, but i like driving the stadium trucks better.

                Never was a good carpet driver as much as i thought that was by far the coolest. Had my share of them, but not the talent and determination to get fast.

                We JUST got some indoor tracks up here in Binghamton. Wes wants to go racing. I cant afford to race the real motorcycle and keep $5000+ in RC stuff here. Bashing and parking lots is fun for now. Im sure soon he will be able to afford to build is own race vehicles and will drag me back in.


                How's the drag slash? They look fun, as do the 4X4 SC trucks, but without building a track, they are not great in the grass. That's why our slash has foams atm.
                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  I've seen cams mounted on the car to help driving at distance. It may help driving with more visual perspective too. GoPRo it!
                  Eric Y.
                  NT663, VFR800 & Vespa LX80
                  Yuzon Designworks

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                    #10
                    Well, I like quadcopters, but I can't fly them without FPV goggles.
                    Because I have myopia.
                    Open TX is esoteric, but multi-protocol radio is very useful.

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