Radio control nuts

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

  1. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Just finished a complete rebuild of the hexcopter I posted a few pages back. The aluminum arms have been replaced with carbon fiber, saving nearly a pound. The ESC's were replaced with Turnigy Plush 25A's, giving much smoother throttle response. It's flying better than ever! And a camera pod has been added.

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    Chasing shadows across the snow. (HD and full screen for the best view!)

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  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Saw this on the tube this morning.:lol3

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  3. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    This video isn't mine but I bought one just like it. Fun!

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  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Cool!

    Is that how it comes out of the box? I've never considered an RC tank before, but it would be fun to assemble something like that.
  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    It comes ready to run. Charge the tank battery, put in your own AAs in the transmitter and good to go.

    Tank has forward, reverse, steer, spin. Turret has 320* rotation and cannon has 20* up and 20* down motion.

    Once everythuing is on, tank will light up. On the Tx is a pushbutton to "start" the tank with simulated sond. The tank will change sounds depending on drive function. There is also a simulated machine gun sound, and cannon sound with a recoil action.

    There is also smoke using mineral oil. Sound level can be adjusted and smoke can be turned off.

    Best part is the cannon. It is actually an airsoft gun! It has recoil also. It's fun! There are some quality control issues but it works.

    It comes with a box of add-on stuff like tools, machine gun, ladder rungs, antenna, etc. Also, extra smoke oil and airsoft pellets.
  6. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Tamiya has tanks you assemble but they are pricey.
  7. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yep, that is correct! Mine, the upgraded version with metal tracks and metal sprockets, was $195 with shipping via Amazon. LHS has some upgraded versions under the Taigen name. They're 2.4Ghz but also $40 more.
  8. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Heng Long is the name of those tanks....I have had a Pz III for about a year or so now. They are very fun, some come with an airsoft canon...and it will flat zip out those little plastic BB's.

    This is not mine, but this is the same kind of tank.....if you search youtube for Heng Long tanks you will get bunches. They just came out with a sherman.

    here is a good video link....sorry never figured out the imbed thing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsJABYELX4Q&list=FLVt7uQIahH9HOl3ET-LRkZQ

  9. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yep, mine is a Heng Long. I like it but not sure I should have bought it. :huh

    I never got into surface vehicles and maybe I shouldn't have. They're just boring to me.

    But, I do like my little HPI Mini Recon. Just ordered a BL kit for it.

    I may sell the tank...I dunno :lol3
  10. tekebird

    tekebird Been here awhile

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    anyone have any interest. no job means some of my toys must go.
  11. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I like my tank, sure it does not get a great deal of use, but I do enjoy it none the less.....it is a different kind of thing.

    The airsoft thing adds some fun to it as well.....mine will burry the BB into cardboard at about 5 feet.
  12. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Info, pix, or a link would help.
  13. tekebird

    tekebird Been here awhile

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    Www.modelballoon.com

    If you look in the gallery mine is the one with the big pigeon on it.

    Runs of propane torch tanks.

    It's pretty neat and draws alot of attention
  14. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    King, NC had one of the greatest RC Speedways in the US. After numerous national championship events in the late 80's and early 90's it looked like this;


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    Then the hobby faded, money dried up, and local racers were left reminiscing for nearly 20 years.

    Neglect and a long list of new owners left the once great track to the mercy of mother nature;


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    Then, one man, once a boy racer, my brother (real brother), wanted to relive the old days.

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    That led to phone calls, meetings, inquiries.... and ultimately - permission to clear the track and see how it goes.



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    Word spread to the old crowd that The King might be ready for another run, one more shot at a WIN.
    As of May 2012, a small group of friends had pulled of the miracle of bringing the concrete back, the red and white barriers upright again - the dream had indeed come true!


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  15. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    Now that is an awesome track restoration! :freaky
  16. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Too cool....I do miss it quite a bit, I have tried to go back several times....each time, just not enjoyable.
  17. JanB

    JanB Been here awhile

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    I recently felt the itch to build something I always wanted as a child: a wooden RC-Glider. :D

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    :eek1 thats a lot of unprepared wood:
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    The first steps were easy, though:
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    Looking forward to build some more during the cold winter evenings ahead. :clap
  18. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Say, Saget, how much would you charge for a complete hexacopter as you have yours set up?

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  19. Saget

    Saget Not quite a full house

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    Well, let's see.... I have a little over $400 into it, plus a whole lot of time getting it right. Now that I know how to do it, it wouldn't take nearly as many man-hours to build another. I suppose if I was to sell them and actually make a buck, they'd probably have to go for $800 or more for a bind-n-fly replica (without the camera). That's way more than most hobbyists will want to spend.

    Although... lots of 3D heli flyers out there are spending a whole lot more than that. Something to think about I guess.

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  20. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Will a hex stay up if one motor goes out?

    I imagine the stabilization system might even do it automatically without special programming..