Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Shuffler

    Shuffler Hommes Grande

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,711
    Location:
    Niwot CO
    awww shiiiit ... just when I thought the Baja 5T was the holy grail in big scale, Losi comes up with this! :drif Maybe I can afford one in another year or two, meanwhile I think I might have some ideas on what to do with my huge front yard
  2. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,618
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    LOL I was looking up the link for my truck for a couple posts back, when the front page of thier website was this:
    http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/6407xo1
    I thought my 4-tec was fast when it first came out...
    This thing??? Ridiculous...:knary
    <IFRAME height=315 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c3aSwMw3J2A?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>
  3. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Portage ,PA
    I love to read the forums , such as the Jang runs , to read thier point of view on models. Like in the video , it says it is essentially a stretched slask chassis , with redesigned slipper clutch and redisigned axles. That would mean that it essential has noting to do with the slash , because everything has been redesigned.
    I would love to have one of these , just for the novelty of it being faster than my wifes car ! :lol3 But it looks as though the price is gonna be north of $1000.00 and that Traxxas app is rumored to be $80.00 alone. I will spend that money and a Losi 5iveT , 5th scale short course truck would be cool as hell , and alot more places for me to run it.
  4. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.
    Would you buy a used 2x4 Stampede with extra wheels and such for $100? I would need to buy my own charger. Seller has a charger he is keeping so he can charge the battery and demo.

    I know it does not have a brushless motor.

    [​IMG]
  5. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    447
    Location:
    06790
    I'm afraid of that thing. My LHS is filled with lots of kids that get VXL powered Slash 4x4's and completely hammer them on the track. While the price does it put it out of the range for some of the kids' parents, I certainly envision some parents buying them for their sweet little 10 year old. Maybe I'll have to start wearing MX boots to the track for safety. :huh
  6. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Portage ,PA
    If it looks to be in good shape and runs , why not. Cheap way to get into R/C , and you can get the learning bumps and bangs out of it before upgrading to something more expensive
  7. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.
    So really, how much a difference between this and the brushless 4x4 stampede? Whole nother world, or the law of diminishing returns?

    1150gs vs. 1200gs or klr vs. 1200gs?
  8. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,825
    Location:
    The garage
    The minis, 1/16 and 1/18 scale really do a need a more groomed surface. The first thing to sort out is budget. If it can support a 4X4 Pede, I can guarantee you would enjoy it. If not a 2wd Pede of the brushless variety. If you go with a used truck, you can find good deals (like you posted) on the XL5 brushed trucks. You can convert these to a BL set up with either a Traxxas systems ($157!) or as I did with the red Pede a Hobbywing 60amp ESC and Tacon 3200KV motor from Hobby Partz for about 1/2 the cost of the Traxxas system. Every bit as good, but it is not water proof. You would also need to make sure all three tranny gears are up graded to VXL parts which is inexpensive and easy to do.

    Here is a Traxxas 2wd tranny apart to up grade the idler gear (middle) and diff gear (bottom). The parts are inexpensive.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSGZ3&P=7

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSHA2&P=Z

    [​IMG]

    This is what you get putting brushless power through a tranny with out steel gears.
    [​IMG]

    As was stated earlier you can hook up most chargers to any 12 volt car battery. Even better is if you have a deep cycle battery for a trolling motor or such, just charge it up and bring it with you. You can charge a whole lot of Rc batteries off a good deep cycle battery.

    My Traxxas vehicles. Left to right - Bandit, 1/16 E-Revo VXL, 2WD Stampede, 4WD Stampede
    [​IMG]
  9. Shuffler

    Shuffler Hommes Grande

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,711
    Location:
    Niwot CO
    Most folks won't have a place that offers enough open, clean area to really run effectively with that kind of speed...seems like overkill.

    Imagine hitting a small piece of gravel or crack/bump at 100mph with that car...you better have mad skills and luck on your side to keep it away from curbs, walls, etc. :lol3
  10. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    447
    Location:
    06790
    Exactly, kind of funny it's called XO for experts only but from a company that largely caters to the person just entering the hobby grade r/c world.

    And this I why I'm specifically afraid. Local Hobby shop is at the end of this big plaza. Crossing the back section of parking lot from the track and the back entrance of the store can be dangerous when some of the kids are out there with VXL Stampedes and 3s battery packs...

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=RC+Hobbies+and+More,+New+Hartford+Road,+Winsted,+CT&amp;aq=0&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=59.379225,114.169922&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=RC+Hobbies+and+More,&amp;hnear=New+Hartford+Rd,+Winsted,+Litchfield,+Connecticut&amp;ll=41.908362,-73.049571&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;t=h&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=RC+Hobbies+and+More,+New+Hartford+Road,+Winsted,+CT&amp;aq=0&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=59.379225,114.169922&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=RC+Hobbies+and+More,&amp;hnear=New+Hartford+Rd,+Winsted,+Litchfield,+Connecticut&amp;ll=41.908362,-73.049571&amp;spn=0.006295,0.006295&amp;t=h" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>
  11. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.
    Okay,
    I'm a bit queesy from dropping so much on a "toy" but I am home with a brand new 4x4 Stampede vxl.

    I can't wait for Christmas, you know... so the boy can play :evil


    Need to pick up an extra battery or two. Recommendations for run time and performance?
  12. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Portage ,PA
    Guarantee you will have one for yourself once you realize the fun to be had. I think you guys have talked me into a 'Pede , I live in an area where I have endless possibilities off road , so I think it would fit the bill. Have fun , your boy is gonna have a blast with it .
  13. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.

    Ya, watching youtube videos has me curious too. Not sure I'll get my own but if he loses interest I think I will still play with it. :D
  14. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,825
    Location:
    The garage
    Update us on that thought in a month or so. :D
  15. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.
    Ya, Wannabe planted a seed. Now I'm thinking that $100 used Stampede 2x4 would be good for me and I just bought a charger anyway.
  16. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Portage ,PA
    The next thing you will need is an intervention.....:deal
  17. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va. / Sugar Grove W.V.

    Wife took the kids out this evening. I charged the battery and took it out. I had to make sure that it worked. :deal

    Yee Haw!
  18. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    491
    Location:
    Somewhere near Seattle
    <object width="400" height="224">Cat 1, Toy 0.



    <embed src="http://www.facebook.com/v/2598328881104" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="400" height="224"></object>
  19. ADK

    ADK ____

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,245
    facebook 1 Saget 0
  20. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Portage ,PA
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3