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Anyone into R/C?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by A.D., Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    luckily the hulls seem to be pretty inexpensive.

    really, a tunnel hull? even for playing in waves at the beach? I can see them handling chop better, but I feel like you're gonna get some pillow effect if you start jumping it. i'm not too into the hydroplane look, but I could deal with a cat if you think that would be a good halfway point......plus that means 2 motors :D

    whatcha selling it for? :spy:

    edit: hunter has been looking for an axial....you should give him a good deal :D
     
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  2. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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  3. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM
    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Hydropalanes are useless unless all you wanna do is drag race in calm water. a 29-34" cat is fun to mess with, it will jump waves nicely and be able to handle the chop. a deep v will turn better and it is less prone to blow overs but it will roll easier and chime walk more. if you want a fun boat that will jump and is quick for what it is, look at a aquacraft mini mono. most cats are single motor until you get up into the 37"+ hulls. but dual motors mean dual everything else and marine esc's are $$$, haha my "built" boat has $600 just in the esc's..
     
  4. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    well, one of my other concerns is that if I don't have my kayak with me, and I flip a multihull, I have no way to retrieve it, whereas, more of the monohulls are self-righting in the event of a flip
     
  5. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    Electronics are all in it, except for the LED lights which are easy to install. It drives as is right now. The body needs to be glued in a couple spots still as it's a custom style body. This is actually a Wraith, not the AX10. Wheels and beadlock rings have been powder coated black since the picture. Looks great. Anyone who knows about crawlers knows these are good parts. I just don't use it and it's just taking up space.

    New Rockbeast II tires with Crawler Innovations two stage foams, unused
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    And a whole mess of extra parts, stock motor, 3 servos, etc.

    Probably ask around $450 for it. I'm taking it in the shorts but that's the reality of the hobby.

    I can take some detailed pictures for anyone interested.
     
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  6. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    damn, that's a killer deal. without looking up parts, you probably have over $200 in just hose wheels and tires.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM
    FearNothing321

    FearNothing321 Do you know Tyler Durden?

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    turns are a rating on electric motor

    That is a crawling motor

    More turns = slower, but lots of torque
     
  8. Nov 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    The 35 turn on 3S is actually pretty quick for a crawler.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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    yotaman90 What is this I don't even

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    I also have a Slayer Pro and a 1/16 E Revo, but I don't have any current pictures of either.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM
    colinb17

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    yotaman, how do you like the tiny revo? i'm looking at the tiny summit, but and comparing it to the revo as far as usability on the terrain i have access to.


    Eric, what wheels are those on your summit? if i remember correctly from the last traxxas i had, they have their own stupid bead design, meaning every non traxxas tire will not really work on their wheels.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2013 at 5:52 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    picked up a brushless system and some new wheels/tires at the local rc shop after work today. all I can say is wow! this is how a summit should perform! it's an entirely new truck :eek: great power, about twice the top speed, and it still crawls like a champ.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:16 PM
    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Iv flipped my revolt more then my tunnel hulls, not too many self righting boats out there. I use a fishing rod with a tennis ball, cast past the boat and usually hook the rudder and bring it back in, I can usually get it in 2 casts.

    I have a 1/16 summit vxl and a 1/16 revo vxl, they are damn near the same thing, I break more axles with the summit giving the angle they are at with the high suspension, but both handle about the same, I have more fun with the summit.

    In that picture im running some axial beadlocks


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    :worthless:
     
  13. Nov 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    haha, I like the fishing rod idea....

    i'm in the process of shortening the esc to motor wires at this very moment, but i'll grab some photos when it's done. I wasn't actually planning on getting wheels/tires today, but it turns out that I had enough "points" and the local shop that I got $90 worth of wheels and tires for $25.....couldn't pass that up.

    however between the wheels, tires, motor, esc, and a couple more deans connectors, I spent as much as a new 1/16 summit :eek:
     
  14. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    little preview. i'll get more tomorrow.

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  15. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Nice! Gonna make me throw my mamba monster in mine...
     
  16. Nov 15, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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    worth it! do you have the 1 or the 2? the 2 is waterproof :D after having such success with their waterproof sidewinder setup in my short course, it was a no brainer when I saw this one. this is the 2200 kv. i think they make it in an 1800 kv too, but this still crawls great. actually thinking about upping the gearing a little.
     
  17. Nov 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    yotaman90 What is this I don't even

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    I like it a lot. Mine has had a lot of things changed on it though

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    I would choose the Revo over the Summit, even though my Revo has some Summit parts on it. There are a few differences between them other than the bodies; the Revo has stronger driveshafts even though the Summit ones are CVDs, the Summit has a slightly longer wheelbase due to the rear a-arms being swept back more, and the Summit has long-travel rockers versus the Revo's progressive rockers. I've tried the Summit rockers on my Revo and IMO they made the suspension too soft, and that was using the stiffest springs available. My Revo still has a good amount of flex with the progressive rockers and black stripe front/pink stripe rear springs and 80wt shock oil, but it handles much better on the road when I have my street tires on it.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    I have the 1 but I can easily waterproof it, its also a 2200kv. I may stick it in there soon
     
  19. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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    mjbtaco low and slow

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    got second place thise weekend at an 8th scale race with my electric buggy. havent raced this thing in over a year lol. one of my drivers took first in the expert nitro class.

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  20. Nov 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM
    colinb17

    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Congrats on the podium Michael :woot:

    any more news/pictures of the buggy yall were designing? :spy:

    my only gripe is that this thing has a very weak slipper clutch, and the brushless really emphasizes that. it's either too loose, or you've completely bound the spring and locked up the slipper. gonna start looking for a stiffer spring and try to find that happy medium that actually bites, but still allows some slip when needed. maybe try to find a better clutch disk too.

    i'm also going to try a slightly higher gearing. the momba came with another pinion with a couple more teeth i'm going to test out.

    i did blow out a front axle (first breakage) but it was operator error, when i clipped a pretty good sized rock with the right front tire at about 30 mph. tossed the thing into a real nice flat spin and bew out the joint on the shaft in one shot. everything else has held up like a dream so far though.
     
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