Radio control nuts

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

  1. dagwood

    dagwood Banned

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    :rolleyes

    the giant 3D is way cooler.

    thats all techy and shit. but....for balls with a high $$ the 3D:thumb

    that one kicks ass.
  2. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    The coolest one is the one you fly yourself... :augie

    :deal

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    That VTOL looks more like a STOL. Been watching too much of Dave Powers' STOL project. :lol3

    How about this?

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  4. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Why is you stabilator on backwards?
  5. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    That's the way he rolls? :lol3
  6. Guzz

    Guzz Gutless wonder

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    The Vapor invasion continues :huh

    That little thing has revolutionized the R/C arena, as they are relatively cheap, and easy to fly, in my opinion. They have invaded my flying field with at one time there were 7 of them up flying around (combat ensued shortly thereafter, but all flew again with minor repairs).
  7. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    :thumb

    It's revolutionizing the industry too - the PZ brick with its rx, esc, and two linear servos on one tiny board for $59 was a breakthrough in the micro world which is now launching a whole new set of full house micro planes and equipment.
    Cheap, light, and good.

    Full house 3D control, 28 grams AUW. :eek1

    Total cost - probably less than $125

    [​IMG]
  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Craigslist was my friend this weekend, when I picked up an XTM X-Terminator2 nitro-powered 4WD buggy.
    Talk about traction!!
    I just tooled around a parking lot with it yesteday to get a little feel for it.
    It supposedly does 40 mph, and I don't doubt it.

    I did bring a camera, but somehow my data card was locked so you'll have to make do witha google snap

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  9. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Why doesn't anyone like to race nitro street cars anymore?

    I've got two HPI RS4s at home.

    The bigger one has a two speed and gets going pretty damn fast.

    There use to be a vid of one doing 100mph.
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I got something dirt-oriented because I figured it would be more useful for farting around with. I probably should've gotten a monster truck instead, but this was too much of a deal to pass up.

    I can't wait to drive it off some sweet jumps.
  11. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    I used to run some nitro touring cars, a group got together in a parking lot at a community college.

    In the end there were so few places I could run them with out paying or pissing off the neighbors that they became sort of pointless.

    If I were to buy a new RC vehicle it'd be one of those off road gas powered buggies.
  12. Tindjin

    Tindjin Old No. 7

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    RC Nut here too. Raced offroad cars/trucks. Fly planes, largest was an 9ft wingspan J-3, which destroyed itself 2 yrs ago, current larges is a 6.5 ft wingspan J-3 with a couple of 3-D stuff for screwing around.

    Just ordered a Vapor for screwing around with at work when I'm bored. :clap
  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    While I was at the hobby shop buying a few bits, I noticed that they have rock-crawlers that look pretty interesting.
    Supposedly they have batteries that last over a half hour now. I have an electric Traxxas monster truck, and I got bored with the 5 minute battery time.
  14. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    There were a few poeple on here that had some crawlers and I don't remember who it was now. They do look cool.
  15. ChopperCopper

    ChopperCopper Been here awhile

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    Of my initial training in Helicopters! It felt like that and probably looked alot like it too! :rofl

  16. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    There are alot of new electrical RC things these days Lithium polymer batteries brushless motors, new speed controls etc. They are all getting very effecient.

    Add that those rock crawlers tend to be geared really low and the new batteries are so powerful. But I'm not the sort who wants to drive a slow RC truck up a retainment wall. I'd rather have a buggy going 30 flying over bumps and such.
  17. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    I have an old Olympic II sail plane in the garage that I'm restoring.
  18. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Velveeta has a rock crawler, and seems to me that Dbear might have one in a box too.
  19. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    So true, I am converting a .50 glow plane to electric.

    Many people have different ideas on the glow vs. electric debate, but for me there it no point to run glow any longer.
  20. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Never liked the 2D RC stuff...cars, boats...too boring.