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RC Hobbies (RC Car, Boat, Plane, Helicopter etc.)

Does anyone share any interests in Remote Controlled Hobbies?

It had been a few years since I broke out my RC's.. A good friend of mine just bought an E-REVO which had me itching to pull out my old RC stuff.. Except most of mine were Nitro.. Although, I did buy a Traxxas Rustler VXL right before I basically dropped the hobby.. I bought it 4 years ago and am quite shocked to see that it is still one of the fastest RC's to date. Ready-to-Run outta the box!! I enjoy electric more than nitro these days.. Less of a mess and less maintenence.. Call me lazy haha.. I prefer electric now.

Here is my fairly stock Rustler VXL Brushless:
running 3S 11v Lipo's on Foam rear wheels.. (Lipos whill rip the glued rubbers from the wheels!! Foam is a must!!)
and this thing gets up to 55+mph.. Once I change the gearing to a 31/76 it can hit over 70+!!! Insane speed for an RC, jmo.



I enjoy seeing pictures of builds.. Although I always replace what I break with stock plastic parts.. I love the look of brushed or painted aluminum.. I just hit too many things.. No aluminum front end parts for me.. I dont want the impact to transfer throughout the chassis and end up breaking/bending more than what would be done to plastic.. JMO. Plus plastics cheap. So am I. hahaha


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Re: RC Hobbies (RC Car, Boat, Plane, Helicopter etc.)

I have a nitro Traxxas Jato. Haven't run it in a couple of years, though. Fun when that thing hits 60 mph just on the edge of receiver range, LOL.

Have a crapton of Traxxas stuff since my friend used to work in their HQ here in Plano.

As for electric vs. nitro, give me nitro any day. When I used to actually use mine, we'd use them for several hours at a time. Easier to stop and refuel than constantly changing batteries.
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I basically dropped the hobby when I switched jobs.. All the guys at my old shop used to run RC's. I mean almost EVERYONE. hahah. I came to Ford a few years back and not one person ive met knows anything about them.. LOL. Time to change that!


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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=200956.msg4148690#msg4148690 date=1321476555]
As for electric vs. nitro, give me nitro any day. When I used to actually use mine, we'd use them for several hours at a time. Easier to stop and refuel than constantly changing batteries.
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This is very true. And one of the main reasons I started on Nitro. But Nitro is going to take a lot more $ to invest to start back up again. I like that I can toss the electric in my trunk and not worry about leaking gas, or having to really clean it much after running. Lazy.


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Re: RC Hobbies (RC Car, Boat, Plane, Helicopter etc.)

I have always been intrested in the hobby now that you mention it, and was in a hobby shop with the GF the other day and even she was like sweet.

Any recommendations to get started?

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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Traxxas is the way to go for RC trucks. It sorta depends on what your expectations are.. Do you want heavy offroad capabilities (EMAXX, EREVO), strictly street , or a nice mixture of both (Bandit, Rustler, Stampede) ? I stuck with the stadium truck (Traxxas Rustler) which is a RWD truck.. It can handle offroading, but I stick to street mainly. I wanted speed, with the possibility of going off roading.. They have different Wheel/Tire combos for each set-up. Fully customizable suspensions.. The aftermarket is huge for Traxxas products.

Check this site out: http://traxxas.com/products

EDIT: The 1:16 are a bit small.. I prefer the 1:10 scale.. Anything not labeled on the site should be 1:10 scale (most common).


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Awesome.

Thanks for the start point, given where i am moving to I am looking mostly at offroad however some street handling would be nice.
Ill start with the 1/10

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One other thing, do you start with a base model then build off it or do a lot of guys do full builds on this things

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been years since I was in that hobby last thing I ran was airplanes. One of my ex roomates (in college) we used to go get poly iso foam and use a hot knife to cut out wings and a fuselage. They flew like pigs but nothing was better than when your buddy banked in and you took him out with your prop. That and the balsa wood insert we built pulled out and plugged into another plane. My real plane was a red baron tri wing. with a os 60 that thing could do snap rolls like nothing. Looked into getting into it again. but remembered how much it sucked to build a plane

they looked like this but alot worse :P
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LOL, this thread is taking me back. I remember my friend bringing home prototypes or warehouse models with the company instructions of "see what breaks". We'd set up huge ramps to jump them @ 50 mph, drive them full out into trees, etc. He'd just take back to the office and the tech team would get to work trying to figure out the weak spots.

His dumbass got canned from that job so I no longer get free fuel and replacement parts. :x
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