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Anyone here into R/C

Anyone here in R/C of any kind? Planes, cars, trucks, electric, nitro?

I picked this up this Friday….DAMN this thing rocks….climbed a 15 foot snow bank with a 60 degree grade like it was on flat asphalt…..



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I have no choice! I have 3 sons and tons of R/C vehicles. Problem, you can imagine what happens to them between the first 10 to 30 minutes of use!
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I have no choice! I have 3 sons and tons of R/C vehicles. Problem, you can imagine what happens to them between the first 10 to 30 minutes of use!

Do you buy real R/C hobby buggies of the cheap ones from deparment stores? I jump mine over my wifes car and they all land good with no issues.....




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Oh yeah. Cars, trucks, helicopters. Nitro, electric, you name it. I should post some videos my buddy and I made yesterday of the savage flux.
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I heard Traxxas is selling an RC car that does over 100mph out of the box

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List your R/C’s

Traxxas
T-Maxx (1st model)
Slash Ultimate 4X4 Mike Jenkins
Summit 1/10

Kyosho Inferno MP7.5

Tamiya
TL-01 Lexus GS400
Hotshot (Re-Release)
CR-01 Land Cruiser Rock Crawler
TT-01E Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
M-05 Mini Cooper

E-Flight Blade mCX2 (fun as hell and freaks my dog out)
Losi 1/24 Micro Rock Crawler

Ferrari F1
F1 car from Ferrari when I placed an order, over a certain amount the car came free with the order.
Fake Ferrari F1 (cheap one bought because my daughter wanted it)
A hand full of little one’s the size of my thumb or hand…..one of them is a Gallardo officially approved by Lambo and it drives like crap, but it was $60 for $10 so why not….LOL


Previous R/C’s

Kalt Cyclone Heli
Hotshot
Blackfoot
Tamiya NASCAR kit don’t remember the model
Helimax Axe CP (pure garbage)


Wanted Models

Kyosho EP Blizzard SR
Pro Boat Blackjack 55 Catamaran
Tamiya Hilux High Lift
Blade 450 3D RTF





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I heard Traxxas is selling an RC car that does over 100mph out of the box

Yeah, it's $1200.00 and called the XO-1

Right out of the box is the Traxxas way of selling cars. They can be taken apart real easy and parts are dirt cheap but no messing around....add fuel or batteries and go. They even come with a radio already installed, linked and configured.

I heard when people reach 100mph that the car flips over....



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When I was younger I went thru this Robot Phase, you build and programme them to do specific tasks and stuff. Does that count? Sadly the closes I have come to RC were modified bit changrs.
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I had a Coco Lama heli that was really stable I used to hang dog treats from a string and fly them over to the dog and he would sit and wait for me to hover overhead and pick them off.

I have a Trex 450 with a really nice gyro. Spend the money on a really good head hold gyro, it's worth it.

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I have a CR 914 sailboat http://www.rcyachts.com/cr914home.htm

I'll post a pic later for a little surprise.
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I had a Coco Lama heli that was really stable I used to hang dog treats from a string and fly them over to the dog and he would sit and wait for me to hover overhead and pick them off.

I have a Trex 450 with a really nice gyro. Spend the money on a really good head hold gyro, it's worth it.
Had a Heli-Max and it was garbage....I was thinking of buying a Trex 450 as most say it’s a nice improvement from the 400…but since I have not flown the 400 or anything bigger that the Heli-Max that is aprox 2 feet long.

How stable is she? I found that small Helo’s tend to be all over the place and I am thinking of going back to a Nitro .60 size just for the weight and stability.



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I have a CR 914 sailboat CR-914 Home Page

I'll post a pic later for a little surprise.
Never seen an R/C sailboat....I know they exist....but never seen one in the water or even better, a race...must be cool.



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I would like to learn to fly an RC helicopter for photographing. Which would be the best?

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I would like to learn to fly an RC helicopter for photographing. Which would be the best?
Use a plane......MUCH easier if high up....learning to fly a Helo is pretty hard.....can take over a year depending on your skill level, patience and wallet. Some can spend a few grand learing to fly.

Another thing, Helo's shake/vibrate alot....

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Electric or petrol heli, which is preferable?

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I would like to learn to fly an RC helicopter for photographing. Which would be the best?
The cheaper fixed pitched ones with the counter rotating props are the easiest and most stable to fly. Not as much fun as the full collective pitch with the funtional tail rotors but much cheaper and easier to learn. The Blade MCX(RTF) is a great indoor model to learn on and extremly stable but too light for outdoor use or to lift anything like a camera.

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Had a Heli-Max and it was garbage....I was thinking of buying a Trex 450 as most say it’s a nice improvement from the 400…but since I have not flown the 400 or anything bigger that the Heli-Max that is aprox 2 feet long.

How stable is she? I found that small Helo’s tend to be all over the place and I am thinking of going back to a Nitro .60 size just for the weight and stability.



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The Trex is a great heli made with very good parts. If you put a good gyro on them they are fantastic. I'm not the greatest flyer but it's amazing to see what it can do in the right hands. Very quick and responsive. Nice using electric power and just flying in the backyard or anywhere else I feel like taking it. Not really affected by wind like some of the others I've had.

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I have a CR 914 sailboat CR-914 Home Page

I'll post a pic later for a little surprise.

This would be my speed. Have been threatening myself to acquire a RC Sailboat. Sprung for a helo few months back to drive the cats crazy but still want the Sailboat.

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Last summer I had a go in an R22, first time trying to fly a daka-daka. I managed to do level plane flying but clueless at hovering. I got hooked and I would like to learn how to fly a chopper but first an R/C. I'd like to buy a top nodge thing with all the equivalent gizmos like on a real helicopter, the bigger the better! What do I buy? There needs to be a good supply of spares coz I reckon I'll crash and burn all the time in the beginning.

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