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  • #16
    Originally posted by Fathead59 View Post
    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
    When I walked into Andy's Hobby Shop back in 1998 and saw this... I HAD to have it!!! I walked out with it and it's still my pride and joy! It didn't have the nice aluminum wheels then, they were a major upgrade
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    • RvE
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      1/5 scale is monster size. Where would you race or run such cars when they hit 85 mph? You must need a huge track. Must be quite a handful to drive at that speed.

    • SpeedyNH
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      there used to be a really wide 1/10 mile oval just below Manchester airport up here where they used to run the big and medium-sized cars. i don't know if it's still there.

    • dinglebery
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      There aren't any racetracks that allow for that speed - and it's only obtainable with a 2-speed which is banned from racing. But they easily get up to 50 on tracks with long straights. In SoCal there's a bus depot parking lot in Artesia where we race 1/5 gas, 1/8 and 1/10 nitro. I've had the C291 pegged at 67 one day with a bad plug - exponential is the term used to properly set up the steering for those speeds.

  • #17
    I was not aware of this RC section on the forum......for sure this is a rabbit hole. I think many of us slot car racers are RCers too. There is lots of overlap with RC and slots.....they are both scale toys going fast.

    I got into RC planes with my younger son many years ago when he was around 12. We both learned to fly together (he picked it up way quicker than I did) on small RC trainers and then moved up to the "warbirds" and such. Here is my collection. My favourites are the WWII fighters. These are all electric planes, about 1m wingspan, and all are made of foam. They come pre-painted and nearly fully assembled. So they are quick to put together and look very scale and are modestly priced. Flying RC can be tricky since there can be up to 6 channels to control. It takes some practice....but that is the fun of it. I have crashed a few of these.....but repaired them to be almost like new - that is the benefit of foam over balsa wood! Enjoy the pics. RvE

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    • dinglebery
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      Nice 'birds!

    • Doubl-B
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      I think I have the same FW190. I only have a few electric planes, but 3 are FW190's and the other is a Sea Fury. I'm more into giant scale WW I gas airplanes. I have a 68cc powered 1/3 scale Sopwith Pup from Balsa USA, and I have a hangar of 1/4 scale birds from Balsa USA including the Fokker Dr.I triplane, the Fokker D.VIII (flying razor), Fokker E.III, Nieuport 11, Nieuport 17 and a Curtiss Robin. all the 1/4 scale planes have gas motors from 21cc to about 41cc's. I'm a really slow builder with each plane taking about 2 years. Sadly I think the gas powered monsters days are limited and the electric stuff is the way to go in the future.
      -BB

    • Dogsbody
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      Doubl-B I don't think gas powered will ever go away. All the big scale stuff flies much longer with fuel because batteries still aren't that efficient and are heavy. It's the same problem with 1:1 cars, plus gas engines sound so damned cool especially the big radials.

  • #18
    Originally posted by dungeonracer View Post
    The Defender will crawl out of the rabbit hole. But you need to show us pics for proof you bought one....
    Not my favorite color but I can live with it. Brass portals, diff covers and bead locks with Hydrax tires on the way. Oh, and an upgraded servo.

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    • dinglebery
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      Sweet! You can always put a wrap on it if you don't like the color!

  • #19
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    • dinglebery
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      The Army truck needs a driver! Nice fleet!

    • slothead
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      Did PFC Beetle Bailey fail to report for duty again? He's probably off somewhere taking a nap under a tree.

  • #20
    Brass portal and diff covers added along with a set of bead locks and Hydrax tires. I've an unpainted body on the way to turn it into a Camel Trophy version.

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    • dinglebery
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      Nice!!

  • #21
    Another body. This one done up in Camel Trophy livery. An interior is on the way then I need to find a suitable driver.

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    • #22
      A short video of us in the yard. I had nothing to do with the choice of music...

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      • #23
        Just picked this guy up today. Seems pretty capable for out of the box. Hopefully put some miles on it tomorrow.
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        • #24
          My nephews visited and had some fun crawling around.

          -Harry

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          • #25
            This is the rabbit hole I crawled out of. 1/16 IR Battle Tanks . Before that it was a model Railroad. Slot cars though must run in my blood, as each other endeavour fades, I return to slot cars.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Barc 1 View Post
              This is the rabbit hole I crawled out of. 1/16 IR Battle Tanks . Before that it was a model Railroad. Slot cars though must run in my blood, as each other endeavour fades, I return to slot cars.

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              Nice, diggin the British Sherman in particular. I've couple of the Tamiya 1/16 Tigers with IR. There's an AFV club here in CO called FRAG that used to have a huge outdoor battlefield with insane amounts of detail in the way of buildings and scenery.

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              • #27
                Yes, there is a big indoor track in Danville Virginia with a European village to battle through. I checked that out once with a couple of tanks, but flying with these things was a real pain, not to mention the expense.

                The Firefly is a custom job I built, and I have a scratchbuilt Cromwell. These are tanks you don't see every day. The Leopard C2 is in that same group. If you want one you have to bash it out of parts.

                Cheers
                Dan

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