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Anyone into RC cars?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Matts96HB, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    I just picked up a Traxxas Rustler VXT while I was in Boise. Found a great price on one and couldnt pass it up. Anyone else into the hobby at all?

    I'm liking eletric far better than nitro so far. Far less maintenance and they seem to be more reliable.

    Thinking about picking up a monster truck or a crawler next week..
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It seemed like more work than fun so I never did get into them, my brother had a nitro monster truck and an electric car. They were fun but expensive.
     
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    94civicturbo New Member

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    i have one of the old traxxas rustler electric ones that i dig out once in awhile, it is really expensive to have any though
     
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    neonmike Senior Member VIP

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    I have a whole bunch of them nitro and electric and ye the electric ones are alot less work to be able to have fun with. Nitro you have to constantly tune the carb adjust linkages etc, electric ya just charge a battery and go. I like both but i have been into it for many years, Now if you think the cars are expensive wait until you get into flying, i just recently got back into flying again and forgot how much more expensive it is.
     
  5. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    i wont be getting into flying any time soon. i watched a guy in boise try to pilot a helicopter he had just bought (paid like $1,200 for the damn thing), he said he was an "experienced pilot" and it seemed like he knew what he was doing until he tried to get it off the ground. it just looks way too difficult to be any fun.

    electric seems to be the way to go for me. i love the new traxxas models because they all have waterproofed electronics. i remember doing some crazy shit to my revo trying to be able to drive it in the snow.
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'd love to get a chopper and have my buddy drive down the road with it flying just ahead of us. Imagine all the looks we'd get.
     
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    neonmike Senior Member VIP

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    i bought a helicopter about 6 months ago and i am just starting to get the hang of flying it, but see for me that is the fun part.
     
  8. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    used to be big into them.. i have 3 big ones, a monster truck, a monster beetle, and a plane that takes gas.
     
  9. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I was into it real heavy about 15 years ago. Me and my step dad actually. But we moved far away from the races and our interest just dwindled away.

    We used to go to all the Hobby Shack (now Hobby People) races and I used to do damn good :) I placed 3rd or better in every event I attented.

    I still have my Tamiya TA04 but I haven't used it in a while. I plan on getting a full graphite chassis for it because the plastic one sucks and it's cracked in several places. I'm planning on getting into it again once i'm done with school and settled in an area.

    And yes, Electric > Nitro :D
     
  10. lostsoulzprophet

    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    i used to be into it. just recently got out. i had a nitro 4tec. used it for drifting and street racing. cost to much to maintain for me so i sold it. was fun while it lasted tho.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    HPI Nitro RS4
    HPI Super Nitro RS4
    HPI Nitro MT
    Ofna Monster Pirate
    Had a Taxx Nitro and Tomiya TL01 but sold them.

    Also have a Electric heli.

    I've had both electric and nitro cars/trucks. Electric is clean and less work but it cant touch the fun levels of nitro when you get into it. My super nitro can roast tires at damn near any speed. even in 2nd gear lol

    My issue is now that I live in a townhome I have no place to use them =( I dont trust my super nitro in the parking lot since its just too damn fast for such a small area.
     
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    Never really got into them. Personally, I'd be more interested in getting a plane or heli than a car though. Either way looks like fun.
     
  13. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Oh, I forgot to mention my step dad use to have a Tamiya Clod Buster w/ the Glodzilla 3 full aluminum chassis. Twin 14T Double motors. It was pretty damn fast.

    Then one day my grandma left the garage door open while everyone was gone and someone stole it :(
     
  14. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Was in waaaaaaaaaay back in the Kyosho Ultima days, when the RC10 was just getting competition, and when Losi came out and started dominating on the national ROAR / NORCCA circuit.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Ah Team Losi... I remember when their big racer was Brian Kinwald. I smashed on him on the Tamiya race track in Fountain Valley (I think it's Fountain Valley...) and they were pissed. Giving all kinds of excuses and saying I was running a 7 cell battery. Which I wasn't. I remember clearly using an expensive ass 6 matched-cells battery. They saw the one 7 cell we had, which was for the clod buster, and said that was the one I was running.

    IDK why they cared anyway. It wasn't a real race going on. It was just hot laps.
     
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    i had a monster truck back when i was a kid.. cant remember what kind.. but it wasnt a cheap one .. i'd like to get an electric one just to mess around with.. wouldnt get real serious w/ it.. .. probably try and drift it.. lol
     
  17. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nice. I remember when they first discovered Kinwald and he was a little pre-teen. If I'm thinking of the right guy. ;) Anyway, for the amount of cash I spent playing with RC cars, I'm glad I moved on to real cars! I think I ended up trading it all for a few choice Magic cards that then went on to get some serious cash at auction in the pre-ebay days.
     
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