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Anyone into R/C cars?

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  1. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    well there is a hobbyshop/track for R/c cars abotu 15 min. from my house. so i9 have been looking for something "fun" that my son and i can do to spend some time together, he is only 6 so working on cars is not "fun" for both of us........ and lego starwars isnt either..... so i get us a couplr of R/c cars and we go up there. all in all i have been 4 days last week and i must say its alot of fun and for the most part not too expensive. i bought a electrix rc truck. its a nice starter but i think i am going to upgrade mine to something a little faster. anyone else on here into R/C cars or heli, planes? just wondering. :p


    if you want to check it out link is www.mikeshobbyshop.com
    they have a live camera you can watch whats going on ie: the tracks and people racing around.
     
  2. neonmike

    neonmike Senior Member VIP

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    yep my basement looks like a hobbystore, boats, cars, planes ,and heli's i got em all.
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Can't afford to fuck around with them, otherwise I would.
     
  4. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    I do planes and heli's, and used to do a TON of nitro cars. Its a really fun, but stupid expensive hobby. The engines alone can be 200-300 dollars in those cars. So I guess if you have the money man, do it. you won't regret it, but make sure you do your research on how to use one first lol
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    used to be...traxxas t-max are great fun...
    but as mentioned modding or even general upkeep is expensive.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    yup, have a bunch of stuff.

    Check out the HPI Mini

    ::HPI RACING:: - Cup Racer

    Fun for house use and should be pretty straight forward/easy to use. Also you can get a 240Z body.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    got a car... want to get another car that can take more "aerial abuse"... touring cars dont like skate parks :ph34r:
     
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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    i have a traxxas rustler vxl.. i love it.. plays in the snow, mud, rain, creeks, whatever. its a blast and far easier to maintain than a nitro thus far
     
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    hondafreak513 New Member

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    I had two gas powered cars one RX-7 and a stadium truck. Had to get rid of them cause they cost too much money, the car did 80+ mph and the truck couldn't keep the front wheels on the ground, it did 60+mph.
     
  10. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    I am not getting in to nitro. I am going to get the rc 4.1 2wd brushless off road truck as a x-mas present to myself. Mmade by associated...........
     
  11. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    I dont think its too expensive......at least not compared to my honda and atv habbits. I know that it can cost alot but as of now i just tinker with it a little................
     
  12. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    that looks cool....... I like off road myself.
     
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    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    i used to love those back int he day, teh build them yourself ones, i use to have the grasshopper, grasshopper II and The Fox, fun hobbie but pretty $$$ if you really get into it. Always wanted a gas powered one
     
  14. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Been into R/C since I was 10. Pretty much nothing but Tamiya stuff. I've been meaning to get back into it though. I will soon enough since i'm making more money now :)
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    We used to sell cars, now we only deal in heli's, but I've been wanting to get either a nitro, or an electric myself. I saw the Ken Block edition Focus and thought about it with dealer discount it wouldn't be too bad.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Used to waaaaaaaaaay back in the day when Kyosho was just coming up with the Ultima cars to battle Associated and their RC10 on the buggy scene. I poured a TON of money into my Ultima. All gone.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    ive got an electric car,hpi e10 drifter,its lime green now but its pretty fun..only downfall is you get like 10 mins of play and then dead battery.its got so many upgrades.wish i had good enough cash flow.
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    ::HPI RACING:: - E10 heres the link with all the info...click on option parts and those are all upgrades..differant body's,wheels,suspension,even "turbo kits"
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    10 minutes is pretty good on battery... I got 4 with the way mine was setup. Things have changed quite a bit in 20 years with RC cars. :D
     
  19. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    very true......last time i messed with them was when iwas in 5th or 6th grade......
     
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    i get 15-20 min on my brushless setup with a 4400 mah racers edge battery.
    i have a backup, and i leave that on the charger while im running the other battery.
     
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