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Old 07-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #1381
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Just put a new brushless motor/ESC setup in my 2wd Slash. What a difference. Now I need to upgrade my Stampede
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:41 PM   #1382
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This guy is finally on the way from HobbyKing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYcPU...feature=relmfu

I have been looking for another plane along the lines of my original GWS pico Tiger Moth and I think this little plane will fit the bill. A nice relaxing in close slow flyer....I think it will be great fun.
Wow! Looks great. Never got into the hobby, but this one looks like a good starting place.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #1383
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Just put a new brushless motor/ESC setup in my 2wd Slash. What a difference. Now I need to upgrade my Stampede
Brushless is just stupid fast ain't it?
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #1384
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Brushless is just stupid fast ain't it?
Sure is. This thing is a blast now. Unfortunately my wife proved that the slash is tougher than the stampede by turning into it at full speed. I guess I needed to upgrade the front spindle carriers anyway.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #1385
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Havent painted one of these bodies in a long time but I think it came out pretty good.



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Old 07-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #1386
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Brushless is just stupid fast ain't it?
All depends on what motor / gearing / battery you run. They do have more power potential than the old brushed / nicad or Nimh set ups, but they can be as mellow or stupid fast as you want to pay for.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #1387
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Finally got around to putting the Tower Hobbies P-51 in the air. Flies great, only mod needed are bigger wheels for the grass field I fly at.


Quite a few folks were flying that day.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #1388
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Havent painted one of these bodies in a long time but I think it came out pretty good.

Pretty good? Hell I use to pay for paint jobs that weren't half that good. Nice work!
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:47 AM   #1389
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All depends on what motor / gearing / battery you run. They do have more power potential than the old brushed / nicad or Nimh set ups, but they can be as mellow or stupid fast as you want to pay for.
I'm running pretty basic LiPo's so it goes pretty good. Any faster and I'll wreck it.


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Pretty good? Hell I use to pay for paint jobs that weren't half that good. Nice work!
Thanks. There's a couple of screw ups here and there but nothing the decals couldn't hide. The best thing about the bug body is that it ends up back on its wheels when I flip it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #1390
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Check this guy that Hobby King is coming out with....always wanted one and with alfa being the only one that had one and having to get it from a goofy site I am going to wait for theirs.

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #1391
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Havent painted one of these bodies in a long time but I think it came out pretty good.




I knew i shouldn't have clicked on this page.....

That looks awesome...gonna have to get me an RC again !
Who makes that body ?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #1392
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I got a bunch of gift cards for the local hobby shop for my birthday and have been scratching my head on what I wanted to spend them on....it is great being 47 and still getting gift cards to the toy store...my family loves me.

Anyway I have finally decided on what I wanted to get....I wanted one when it came out in the late 70's early 80's and now being the middle aged, balding fat man I can have these type of toys.

This is going to be the new toy...a vintage pic

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #1393
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I got a bunch of gift cards for the local hobby shop for my birthday and have been scratching my head on what I wanted to spend them on....it is great being 47 and still getting gift cards to the toy store...my family loves me.

Anyway I have finally decided on what I wanted to get....I wanted one when it came out in the late 70's early 80's and now being the middle aged, balding fat man I can have these type of toys.

This is going to be the new toy...a vintage pic

The Tamiyas are where I started back in the 80's, they were waterproof and pretty damn durable !
Still have my Sand Scorcher stashed away somewhere !
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #1394
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The Tamiyas are where I started back in the 80's, they were waterproof and pretty damn durable !
Still have my Sand Scorcher stashed away somewhere !
An original is worth something....their value did take a hit when the RE-RE's came out, but people will still pay pretty good money for an original.

Going to call it in after work today.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #1395
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Who makes that body ?
It's the Proline Fenderless Baja Bug for the Traxxas Slash. They make a version with fenders but I had intended on running different tires than the original pictures.

These are 5 or so inch Proline Flat Iron rock crawler tires. Gobbs of traction with these. The truck has the pro trac suspension system on it so with stock offset wheels it has a much wider than stock stance. Its been great fun for bashing so far.

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