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Offline xxinlinexx

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rc cars anyone?
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:35:18 PM »
Anyone here drive or race electric/nitro r/c cars?

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 05:50:46 PM »
Used to. Only have a couple left now. ClodBuster, JRX2 and a JRXT
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 08:38:58 AM »
Recently sold a Firestorm flux i had and now i own a Savage and a VE8

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 09:46:02 AM »
These thigns are pretty sweet anyone have any photos?  I would like to get into them some day, its just mad expensive first starting out.  between a remote and the car. 
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 09:53:48 AM »
here's my old Firestorm with custom LED head lights



Was hitting close to 60mph

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 10:09:17 AM »
That is pretty sick
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 07:07:13 PM »
Well i know your talking cars , but I had a Prather tunnel hull boat with an 11cc  engine and it was a riot. It was approx 36 inches long , but didn't corner well .
 When it got up and planed it was passing vehicles on the highway lol.
I'm debating to build another
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 08:43:03 AM »
Now you hit one of my weak spots  :). When my T/A build drives me absolutely crazy and I need to think of something else, i turn to the RC cars. I really like the vintage ones, that I remember not being able to afford as a kid. I'm currently in the process of restoring a couple of them. This post will be pic heavy!

Kyosho Vanning 1/8 scale, .21 nitro engine, chain drive, 4WD. Bought this recently. It had been stored unopened since 1986. It was great fun to build, and it's insanely fast!













1986 Kyosho Turbo Optima and 1994 Tamiya Ford F-150, both electric 4WD 1/10 scale. I bought the Optima from a friend of mine. It was a pile of dirty worn parts, the gearbox and chain sprockets were completely shot. I managed to find new parts on ebay, the only parts missing now are the driveshafts and motor pinion. The F-150 is my first kit RC car. When I find the receiver and servos for it, I will take it for a spin again. I kind of lost interest in it, when I got into the larger nitro and gasoline cars. Fortunately, I didn't part with it then, and I'm not going to.









Early 1970's Spital Cangaroo Car GX 1/8 scale. .25 nitro engine, RWD. Bought this about a year ago. I took it apart, sandblasted and painted the chassis parts, cleaned the engine and installed new bearings. Right now it's temporarily on hold.









OK, now for the last one: 2007 HPI Baja 5B 1/5 scale (huge), 29cc two stroke gasoline engine. An absolute blast to drive. Very durable and easy to maintain. LOTS of parts and upgrades available.



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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 08:06:19 AM »
Wow it's been years since i've seen any of those!

Very nice!

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 01:03:16 PM »
I have a Trans Am ws6 like this one
http://archive.hpiracing.com/?page=kits/nitro3typess/nitro3-m.htm

Painted it to match my 2001 I only found it because I was looking for a 79..
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 01:17:40 PM »
I don't do RC cars, but I do fly RC airplanes!

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 09:54:55 AM »
My Baja 5b SS in action 8)

Untitled by gudfinnur, on Flickr

From a hillclimb competition in Iceland ;)

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 12:38:20 PM »
-Rick
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 07:28:34 PM »
we race short course trucks around here. some fun for the winter. this is actually where we race. it can get rowdy. especially when we have a few golden delicious drinks. ;D

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