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R/C car/truck enthusiasts?

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by LeapFrog, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. LeapFrog

    LeapFrog Sr. Member

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    Do we have any R/C car/truck enthusiasts here?
    I'm sure we have some R/C airplane / heli operators here!




    The way these batteries/motors are evolving I may ditch the nitro fuel once and for all..
     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have been flying r/c planes since 1973. I also dabble in helicopter as well. Never really got into rc cars though. My main obsession has been aerobatics, been competing in that for a long time. I was at one time a licensed pilot and was studying aerobatics in the real stuff, first in a Pitts S2 then a Christian Eagle that I helped build. I let my ticket laspe because I really didn't have the time and money for the real stuff.
     
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  3. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    I was deeply into the RC cars for my son's benefit. And in 2013 got into multi-rotor aircraft. Videos from the birds get boring after a while but the snap shots still are better than ground level photos. Angle and altitude make the difference.
    Yes that is my old tired butt in the photo.


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    ShadeTreeMechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    I got my 16 yo son a car kit for Christmas and I was surprised how many cars come assembled. Putting it together is the fun part. I was into RC cars back in the 80s when I was in middle school. Man the technology has come a long way. This is the re release of the Kyosho Optima. He has learned allot by putting it together.

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  5. LeapFrog

    LeapFrog Sr. Member

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    I like building the kits, it is a lot of fun assembling everything and dialing it in.
    For me the r/c cars became a substitute for building and racing the real ones.

    I love the nitro engines, but I have to say the cleanliness of battery operated setups is appealing as long as the batteries hold up for a decent time.

    The DIY part of the r/c hobby is great, making something run from a box of parts.
    I recently decided to convert an older stadium truck to a brushless electric motor.
    The motor plate prefabricated is available for $30+, but you could make one from aluminum flat stock for next to nothing. So many options.
    Has anyone seen Keith5700's channel before?

    He is putting that engine in a 1/3 scale buggy :D
     
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    You could build a real sweet V10 riding lawnmower with that thing.;)
     
  7. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    I had a Kyosho Inferno buggy 1/8 scale with a powerful .21 engine. Raced it for years and then one day it got away and went straight into a curb at 60 mph.........and so ended the life of that money pit.
    Always keep the receiver battery fully charged!!!!!!!
     
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    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    This sounds like it has a high lift cam and it's amazing! It sounds even more impressive when he lowers the idle. Now he needs to design a miniature Torqueflite 727 and it's ready for a 1/4 scale body.



     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Those engines are cute but this is what I like -
     
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    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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