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#373499 - 04/16/12 04:00 PM RC Hobby
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After several references to RC toys (cars, trucks, helis, planes, boats) in other threads, I learned that there are several RC enthusiasts among us audio enthusiasts. I had a chance to play with my RC truck at a pool construction site on the weekend and caught a couple of fun pics. I thought it might be a nice way to start an RC thread by posting them. Like audio, I am still on the learning curve with RC. Just for fun:




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#373500 - 04/16/12 04:16 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: cb919]
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I want to see the little people inside of them.

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#373501 - 04/16/12 04:31 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: CatBrat]
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I present the little person (who was driving so I could take the pictures!) grin


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#373502 - 04/16/12 04:37 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: cb919]
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I use to race an Associated B4, as well as a Speedmerchant 1/12th scale pan car.

I still have all of my gear and chargers/batteries ect. However, i haven't been able to race that much in the last 1 1/2 years due to school... It is a very fun hobby to me.. And MUCH less expensive than racing real cars, which is one of my other hobbies.....


At the track i use to go to. Off road would often have 2 heats of Slash trucks, they were Very popular due to their cost, as well as their indestructibility... I have a buddy who is pretty good friends of the the owner of Traxxas. He siad that when they are testing a new product, they get the secretaries to test them, they let them beat the crap out of the product to see if they can break anything, after the secretaries do their testing, then the product will go to the team drivers for their opinion... This is not the usual testing procedures of most of the companies that manufacture for this hobby, usually the team drivers get first dibs... And, since they never wreck, the weak parts are not addressed....


There were a couple times that the Traxxas team drivers were participating in a "regular" race day at the track i use to go to.. They were pretty cool guys, and were helping almost everyone with any Traxxas product. Giving them setup tips ect...

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#373503 - 04/16/12 04:39 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: cb919]
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Oh boy. This is a hobby of mine too.

I've currently got 3 R/C cars, 1 R/C plane, 3 micro helis, and 1 mini heli.

Now if I just had TIME, I'd be set.
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#373504 - 04/16/12 04:52 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
1 R/C plane,



That's to much $$ for me..... that gets pretty darn expensive quick...

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#373505 - 04/16/12 04:57 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: nickbuol]
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I'm just a basher with my Traxxas Slash. I'd love to race (real cars or RC) but don't have the time or money for that. I run mostly 2S LiPo's but have a 3S just for showing off on speed runs - the extra juice doesn't really help in the dirt.

My son and I also have the Force RC heli's (they're coaxial) for indoor flying and shooting each other, plus I am learning 'proper' flying on a Blade 120SR. My goal is to graduate to a collective pitch heli one day.
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#373506 - 04/16/12 06:00 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: dakkon]
cb919 Offline
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Originally Posted By: dakkon
Originally Posted By: nickbuol
1 R/C plane,



That's to much $$ for me..... that gets pretty darn expensive quick...


Yeah, my father-in-law has tried a couple of times with entry level foam planes. He was out $100 in about 10 minutes after 4 crashes! Pretty funny to watch though, especially when it 'landed' 30 feet up a tree! I think he may be even a bigger kid than me.
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#373507 - 04/16/12 06:13 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: cb919]
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I ran a 1:10 scale Team Losi Stock back in the 90s.

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#373515 - 04/16/12 07:12 PM Re: RC Hobby [Re: BrenR]
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Hmm... New tires for the car, RC heli... sigh. I need to win a lottery.
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