R/C car thread!

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

  1. kikie

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    Is there anyone whom uses a FPV camera with his/her R/C car?

    How is it?
     
  2. AerodyManiac

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    Just tried loosening the antenna, but the screw is fixed to the bracket so tightly that I cannot loosen it. Can you think of any other alternatives? Is it possible to buy another independent controller that can be used to control the R/C car?
    Thanks for the replies BTW. :tup:
     
  3. Bo

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    A lot of toy-grade cars are listed as 27MHz or 40MHz, but they never tell you what specific frequency they are - get a cheap TX with a variety of crystals, just try switching them around until you possibly get the right frequency.
     
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    90% of the cheapos operate on the same frequency of the 27 or 40 mhz, the challenge is usually finding one where the channel polarities line up, I've messed with some where the steering controlled the throttle, or steered right for left
     
  5. Bo

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    AE shared this on Facebook. B5M in stereolithographic photopolymer RP form.

    The single most beautiful RC chassis I've ever seen, to rival the Blitz ESE.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Venom800tt

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    ^ That is one cool looking chassis.

    And I bought another rock crawler...
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  7. Venom800tt

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    Had to steal electronics from a couple R/C's I wasn't using lol...
    Still have a few minor things here and there to finish with the chassis, along with working on the Hilux body.

    Also, a pic of one of my SCX-10's with a nearly finished Tamiya F250 body:
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    Most likely that will be rigged into a 6x6 platform, as I plan on cannibalizing parts from my original SCX-10 to do it.

    *EDIT*
    Did a few tweaks to my TF2...
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    Flipped the front leaf spring shackles to the rear instead of the front
    Added steel drive shafts from my old SCX-10
    Replaced the stock shocks with ProLine units also from my old SCX-10
    Replaced the front shock mounts with taller ones from my old SCX-10
    Raised the steering servo a bit to increase front suspension travel

    The SCX-10 that many of these parts came from was my original RTR one I bought around 2 years ago. Some other parts from it will be sacrificed for my SCX-10 6x6 project, while the rest will be given or sold away
     
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  8. Venom800tt

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    Amazed no one else around here wants to talk r/c cars...
    Anyway some updates:
    Axial Exo Terra Buggy:
    Olive drab color (painted over the orange body panels)
    Home made LED light bars up the sides of the rollcage
    Re-installed the roll bar (going to put a new LED light bar in it soon)
    Added a rear bumper (old HPI Nitro MT2 front bumper)
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    Axial SCX-10:
    Re-installed the Jeep Wrangler body
    Installed a new 3Racing winch (not visible in the pic)
    Replaced the brushless motor with a Tamiya 27T silver can motor I had laying around
    [​IMG]

    Bonus pic of me and some friend's rock crawlers at an event:
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    (Crappy pic, I know)
     
  9. Bo

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    Hot Bodies are releasing this.

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    I think I'm gonna go ahead and pre order that thanks.
     
  10. coryclifford

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    Come check out RCCrawler if you haint yet.
     
  11. Bo

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    I'm getting ready to go racing again soon.

    I'm going to essentially be a factory driver for Hesketh Bank Innovations, a company specialising in Team C 1/10 off road conversions (the Swedish national 2WD winner this year ran with their parts). Even though I don't run a Team C and have no intentions to, a couple of years ago I came up with a special gearbox idea - HBI have finally decided to make a prototype. Once it's done, I'll be testing it in the UK.

    On the other hand I'm pretty much a free agent in terms of what I drive. I won't be doing full seasons, so track time and testing is the most I can really do. I've decided that I will likely ditch the Cougar KF for now, and I will focus on something a little bit unique - I think I'll be the only driver in the world to be running it. All I can hint is... British classic. ;)
     
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  12. Bo

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    ...I've decided to actually stick with Schumacher for now, after the Euro 4WD champion very swiftly sold me on it. :lol:

    Question for you all, though: Do I stick with my KF, or get a KF2? Several improvements including a lot of new aluminium parts, including the new aluminium chassis, but is it worth the £300 price tag? I'm seriously considering it.
     
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  13. GTPorsche

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    Been looking around as I've just recently got a bottle of Nitro.. forgetting I needed new fuel tubing to go with it, so I'll be buying 3ft of it off amazon.

    Since I've got an HPI Super Nitro RS4, and parts are few and far between.. I'm a bit worried about running the tires down to the point I may need new ones as all I can find now seems to be the rally tire, but I'm trying to at least source an on-road tire in case I ever do need to get new tires. The lack of 57x35mm tire options is disappointing, but I should have expected that when I purchased a car that was neither 1/10 or 1/8 scale compliant.
     
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  14. GTPorsche

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    Ordered the fuel tubing by using the parts number on the old package I had so as soon as that ships sometime in the next few days I'll finally have my beast up and running again.

    Forgot to mention the fuel I picked up is Traxxas brand. Saw that it had very high ratings/reviews on it and being less than $15 for a quart was a good price point.

    Still trying to find a source of tires. I guess I might get lucky and find more HPI slicks. They still have one kit that runs the 57x35mm tires. All they have is the rally tire on their website.
     
  15. Bo

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    What wheel fitments does it use? Presuming hexes, but what size?
     
  16. GTPorsche

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    12mm hubs with 6mm thickness.
     
  17. GTPorsche

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    Got my fuel tubing in, which I didn't expect at this point with the weather being so terrible... even if it shipped Thursday from Massachusetts. Will be a few days before I can run it anyway. I don't have any waterproofing on my car so the outside world needs to dry up and I have to get the battery for the glow plug igniter charged up.
     
  18. Rage Racer

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    Do not repeat with your own models at home. :D
     
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  19. GTPorsche

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    Right, got the new fuel line on the return and the glow plug igniter is charging up. 16 hours from now I'll have nothing stopping me from running my car again.
     
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    I remember I think I use to have a Black Acura NSX RC car. *Have no clue if it was an Acura or Honda since both the Acura and Honda NSX look the same.* I really want to get back to collecting RC cars but I never got the chance to.
     
  21. GTPorsche

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    Attempted startup didn't go so well. :banghead:

    Broke the pullstarter.
     
  22. Bo

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    Boo. :irked:

    That's why you ditch nitro and switch to electric. :p
     
  23. GTPorsche

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    But electric doesn't make the noise. :p

    That'll be another $18.99 spent when I can get it.

    I initially thought I had flooded it because the last time I flooded it, the pullstart locked up. I realized I hadn't flooded it when I took the plug out and spun the crankshaft and didn't hear anything but air.

    I probably should have bought an electric kit when I was 14 instead of the Super Nitro. :lol:
     
  24. Bo

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    Traxxas make a little box that plugs into your Rx that mimics the sound of a nitro engine. :dopey:
     
  25. GTPorsche

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    I guess if the full size cars can have synthetic engine sounds, so can the scale versions. :lol:
     
  26. Venom800tt

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    Hey, my electric R/C's make noise :sly:
    Granted, non-sensored brushless motors ain't exactly the quietest of electric motors. Throw in some driveline chatter and BAM, noise :p
    I only have one running nitro right now, my HPI Nitro RS4 3 Evo, which I only run when it is cool outside anyway. Has an OS motor for extra reliability ;)
     
  27. GTPorsche

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    My Super Nitro still has the original Nitro Star .15 engine. Only parts I had replaced until now were the fuel lines, glow plug and the stock nylon wheel hubs replaced with aluminum hubs, although they're blue and don't really go with the purple HPI color. :p
     
  28. Bo

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    Purple is so 2000s. Everyone is either blue, orange or black now.
    My SV2 was dead-silent, until it hit a twig at the Southport oOoos round and made a horrid noise. Never found out what it was, the driveline was butter smooth.
     
  29. GTPorsche

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    Yeah, HPI was purple at the time, and I think, judging by their website, they're orange now.

    In all honesty, I wish I had a flywheel starter instead of having to rely on a pullstart. Then again, I probably shouldn't have pulled it as far as I did. :dunce:
     
  30. Bo

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    HPI are black and orange, so are Hot Bodies, Schumacher and Yokomo are black too. I like a bit of colour though.