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    So, I took the plunge on a Traxxas TRX4 Defender (two speed, separate locking diffs) then I watched a few videos on them and ended up buying a bunch of brass goodies, bead locks and upgraded tires. Oh, boy, what have I gotten myself into now... ?

  • #2
    Sounds good
    Welcome to the other side of the looking glass!

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    • #3
      What ever you do , do not eat the cookies .

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      • #4
        And leave the White Rabbit alone

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        • Dogsbody
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          It's just a harmless little bunny... Yeah, I made the leap.

        • Fathead59
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          And I think that was what Alice thought also , that it was just a " harmless " rabbit .

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        The Rabbit Hole is far deeper and possesses an intoxicating quality of epic proportions. This might not be as serious as some guys I heard about who naively decided to try RC helicopters, but then again it could be.

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        • #6
          Crazy how much fun you can have going slow

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          • #7
            I refuse to drive RC cars.

            Because I will have to buy some.

            Scott
            Why doesn't my car run like that?

            Scott

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            • #8
              Originally posted by slothead View Post
              The Rabbit Hole is far deeper and possesses an intoxicating quality of epic proportions. This might not be as serious as some guys I heard about who naively decided to try RC helicopters, but then again it could be.

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              I know I'm not one of those guys you're referring to, but... there is truth to your statement. There's nothing like building a mechanical flying machine that looks bad @ss!!! work in progress...

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              and to check degree/clearance of Head to top cowl
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              • slothead
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                Love it. A guy who comes to mind for me decided to spend a few hundred dollars on an RC helicopter and ended up far deeper down the Rabbit Hole. A 'good' starter setup according to the hobby shop was $1,000 more than he planned on spending. And, since flying machines with rookie pilots tend to crash there were a lot of replacement parts and upgrades. Hopefully, Dogsboby won't have to deal with destructive crashes in the same way.

            • #9
              Originally posted by Dogsbody View Post
              So, I took the plunge on a Traxxas TRX4 Defender (two speed, separate locking diffs) then I watched a few videos on them and ended up buying a bunch of brass goodies, bead locks and upgraded tires. Oh, boy, what have I gotten myself into now... ?
              LoL Just go with it - you're in the hole already, have fun with it! And if you don't know this already, the RC hole is deeper than any others! hehe

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              • #10
                Originally posted by dinglebery View Post

                LoL Just go with it - you're in the hole already, have fun with it! And if you don't know this already, the RC hole is deeper than any others! hehe
                Ha ha! Yes, yes it is...........FAR DEEPER

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                • #11
                  Yeah, I doubt he's going to be subject to breaks like flying endures. A rock crawler is going to get scratched up, but 90% of the cost is in upgrades for sure. You can just about see the Sauber Mercedes in the garage behind Airwolf in my second pic - I bought that 1/5 scale car on 5/3/1998 for a grand total (radio, extra parts, tires, etc.) $3241.14 compared to a 1/10 or 1/8 at the time for about $500. Had I bout the smaller scale, over the years would've cost me 2 or 3 times what I paid for the 1/5 scale. Now, that doesn't mean I didn't spend on upgrades, I most certainly did! But I didn't need those upgrades for it to perform and compete! You're locked into buying upgrades on the smaller scale cars just to be competitive!

                  Dogsbody Let's see pics of the build!

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                  • #12
                    I sold all my land vehicles but I still have seven large scale aircraft, three Spitfires, a Hurricane, an SE5A, s Corsair and a high wing trainer. Even I'm smart enough not to get into helicopters - too many variables.

                    The "Just a harmless little bunny." is from Monty Python's The Holy Grail.

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                    • #13
                      And yes , the line " harmless little bunny " is from "The Holy Grail " , but we really do not know just what Alice was thinking as she was falling down that hole

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                      • #14
                        The Defender will crawl out of the rabbit hole. But you need to show us pics for proof you bought one....

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                        • #15
                          I really never got into RC cars , saw them race in HI , and I think there was a dirt track somewhere between Chicago and St Louis . but never really got into them

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