R/C car thread!

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Skid Mark 33, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. Skid Mark 33

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    Do you have an R/C car. If you do, how about film yourself driving it. If you want, attach a camera to the car, but secure it firmly though, or you know what will happen. I will post one up once I've recharged my car and persuaded my sister to let me borrow her phone! :lol:
     
  2. Philly

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    I think this should go in the hobbies area.

    Anyway, I was into R/C cars for a while. I had a truck for a while and had a lot of fun driving it around. Too bad I was in like 6th grade and crashed it into everything I saw and repairs got very expensive so I had to sell.

    I've been wanting to get back into it for a while but I don't want to pay the money for a decent car/truck.
     
  3. Joey D

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    This probably should go in the hobby forum. (tree'd)

    I have a TA-04R from Tamiya with a Corvette Z06 body on it. I have more money then I would probably like into the thing, most of the parts are carbon fibre or titanium. It's insanely quick for an electric car though and I used to some some amateur racing with it a couple years back. There are some pictures of it around here somewhere nut uh here:

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    And yes the body is brown.
     
  4. daan

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    Moved to the hobbies forum
     
  5. bennyrrr

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    Im selling my Jammin CRT with TM 928. Im getting outta rc
     
  6. exigeracer

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    Used to have a 1/10 touring car maybe 6 or 7 years ago. It was a Yokomo MR4-TC Barry Baker edition (chassis numbered 46/50 I think). Full graphite and anodized aluminum everything. I ran a 13T Triple Speed Gems motor, 3000mAh Trinity cels, don't remember anything else. Good for 35mph. I spanked all the TA-04s in the parking lot meets, but couldn't really hold up to the pan car guys.

    God I can't believe I remember any of that. To be 13 again.

    Thanks for making me jog the memory though!
     
  7. Skid Mark 33

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    Cool. I've got an R/C Toyota Supra, an R/C Subaru Impreza Rally Car, and craptastic R/C F1 Car!
     
  8. nitrorustler41

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    hey hey time for some good stuff these are my older pics i now have new shock towers and bulkheads made from aluminum. will get up pics soon.

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  9. TopHat

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    I have a few R/C cars, a Mercedes Benz SL500, with a working retractable roof, its fast, and it looks cool. :D:tup:. I also have a Saleen S7, a pitiful thing. :indiff:
     
  10. Neon_SRT

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    I have a Traxxas Bandit. Theres a Velineon Brushless system in it and with a 7 cell battery, I got it to go 50mph. Once I get more $$$ I'm shooting for 70mph+. Picture

    I also have a HPI Super Nitro. I haven't got it to run but here is a picture of it.
     
  11. mertz

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    here's mine all up more than $2,000 aud
    mini-t, mamba 6800, cf chassis, all alum except shock towers
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  12. Risei

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    I got one of those mechanno rc thingys :) I know they dont sound great, but im trying to get into drifting with it. At least it is faster than most cars of its league i see, plus i build the body anyway i like!
     
  13. Slicks

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    I've got an old Terra Crusher laying in bits, packed into a box somewhere.

    I've been meaning to fix it up and get it running again...
     
  14. Tangled Web

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    Heres a shot of my RC Drift Car, it has been slightly edited in PS. :D

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  15. zachccccc

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    your cars are so small ! lol i have a Hpi Savage X huge diplace ment ( huge crashes XD ) can you solve this equation for me

    20 foot drop+40mph+and idiot driver ( me ) = 100$ worht of damage !!! lol sorry i did teh equaiton for you but my dad was pissed when i brought home 2 suspention arms snapped in half and a busted differnetial and skid plate lol ( good thing he likes fixing them as much as i do )
     
  16. Venom800tt

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    My 1/8 scale Ofna Ultra GTP is in parts under my bed while my 1/28 scale Kyosho Mini Z Ferrari 360 Modena has tons of battle scars, but still is in running condition.

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    The Ofna need about $100 worth in parts to become 100% while the MiniZ need about $15 worth in crap.
     
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  17. Boz Mon

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    Heh, I have an HPI RS-4 rally with a yellow mitsubishi lancer evo body on it, red wheels. Its fast, old, 4 wheel drive, and fun. Maybe I'll snap a pic later. I also have a kyosho mini z with a ferrari enzo body, and an r/c boat thats about 2 1/2 to 3 feet long.
     
  18. GTP_JASE72

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    Anyone know were I can get a body shell to fit a Kyosho superlandmax 2 ?
     
  19. sony_gamer

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    here's the kinda rc i do here in southern califronia
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    thats my car on the right (350z)
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    thats usually how many ppl show up to these events. and the crowd is still growing

    it's a 1/10 scale drift comp with judges and everything

    for more info check out www.rcdriftclub.com
     
  20. guitardude999

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    Always wanted to go to wana those RC events lol

    Ive got a HPI RS4 EVO 3. But its new and still pretty stock,

    i just sold my HPI savage truck which was fully modded and sound sweeeeeeeet ! :D
     
  21. nitrorustler41

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    blew my diff.

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  22. Venom800tt

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    Well I have about $70 worth in parts coming for my 1/8 Ofna Ultra GTP...
    2 diff bevel gears
    throttle servo
    rear diff case
    one-way bearing
    brake pads

    I also ordered a set of ball bearings for my Kyosho MiniZ...
     
  23. EskimoGangsta

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    Hey Everyone ... Im New An Just Wanted To Get Pointed In The Right Direction On What To Do ... And i Also Have A 10th Scale Tc3 ... Yes The Old Heavy Tc3 ... I Usally Stick In The B Mains With It Out Of A, B, C, D, And E Though :) ... I Run The 19t Rubber Class, Once I Ran Mod ... But My Car Was No More ... 1 Mistake ... And A 10t With Foam Tires Is Not Forgiving When You Hit A Board Lol




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  24. killer450235

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    I want to get really into rc cars but all the stuff is to confusing for me so I only have "fake rcs"
    A Nikko Saleen S7 and a big battery eating Benz RC
    Both take 4hours to charge and only run for about 30mins:yuck:
     
  25. ccxftw

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    I've got quite a bit of RC stuff but my main interest at the moment are Touring Cars. I've got a HPI Pro4 and have it set up for Stock class.These pics are with old electronics (and show tires lol). I've got SpeedPassion GT ESC and Novak 17.5 Brushless motor now.

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    Killer, what are you interested in running? I'd recommend TC if you are interested in tweaking and tuning. A new class called WGT that uses 1/10th Scale 200mm Pan Cars is on the rise also. Feel free to ask me anything.
     
  26. Joey D

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    That's pretty much how it works. It takes a while for my batteries to charge and I get maybe a good 10 minutes out of them before I need to replace em. That's why I have 4 different batteries for when I go to the track, granted there is a lot of down time with it.
     
  27. killer450235

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    I was hoping to get a nitro r/c just for that reason.
     
  28. Joey D

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    If you've only ever had basic R/C cars I would jump into nitro, they require far more knowledge then the electric ones. Plus electric ones are much easier to run and maintain, cheaper too. I have a Tamiya TA-04R chassis with pretty much everything I could convert out of carbon fibre. I have a 14 double turn motor in it right now but the gearing isn't right so it's a handful to drive, when I get time to mess around with it I will.

    Go to a hobby shop and just ask questions, most of those guys know what's going on. I would get an electric though from Tamiya, HPI, or Associated. All are good companies and make reasonably priced kits. Building them isn't all that hard either. I think I assembled mine in a couple of hours and that was with instructions in Japanese.
     
  29. Andre6289

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    Here's a couple pix of my HPI E10 (drift setup).
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  30. TwinTurbos94

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    I have a 2.5 Traxxas T-Maxx. I also just started working at a hobby shop just down the street from my house. IT's a blast!