This thing has been down for almost a year do to blown t-case gears. I finally got her fixed so i figured i would share a bit about one of my other gearhead hobbies that i got back into for something my son and i could do together. When i started out with R/C Crawling there wasnt a RTR rig even being mass produced yet. So i always kept my eyes peeled looking for a good "base" for a crawler so i could build my own. Then HPI released the WheelyKing, ahh thats right up my alley. Its a 12th scale replica of a full size monster truck with all the weight in the rear so you can do wheelies every were, hence the name. It remained stock for about 2 battery charges then slowly but surely started becoming what you see here, a full blown 2.2 Class Crawler all built within class specs and rules for CHEAP.
Nice truck. I haven't owned an RC for 5 years or more now. I used to have an HPI RS4MT. It was like an AWD version of the popular (at least then) RC10T. It had a motor swap and some little tweaking, but nothing too fancy. A friend had an RC10T so we used to race each other with them. Another freind built a Grave Digger Clodbuster with 2 motors. That was before the days of RTR mega trucks too.
I went into a hobby shop with the guy that had the Clodbuster and we were both taking a serious look a tthe gas powered HPI and Traxxas trucks. They do look like fun. I've been looking at them for a few years now, but I can't justify $300-400 starting price plus whatever else I'd end up doing to it or needing for it.
EDIT : Just looked and they still make the RS4 MT... so HERE is what I used to have.
I almost forgot, Bob had a gas RC car. I got to see it run 1 time. It was very fast... so fast that he couldn't control it in a large parking lot and it slammed into a curb and that was the last of it.
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2009 13:03:05 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
RS4MT is a good one. I had a Traxxas Nitro sport with a bunch of goodies on it but nitro went up to $30 a gallon and i had to part with it. It was fun and i love the smell of nitro fuel but with the cost of fuel and parts it cost me to much to run. This thing is low geared and electric, its so slow that when i do fall off an obstacle it isnt going fast enough to hurt it. The only things i have broken on it are an axle and a t-case gear and its been ROCK CRAWLED! I was impressed at how well it holds up. Im gonna enjoy this nice day and go crawl a bit.
Mine and the RC10T would do 30-35MPH so they got wrecked up pretty well sometimes. After all, that's around 300MPH scale.
Almost forgot, the same guy that had the RC10T had a Traxxas Stampede. It was electric too. Took on some mud pits with it after learning to do a bit of shielding to the motor, servo, and controller. lol
Enjoy your day of mini-crawlin'.
BTW, when are you building an RC scooter? ;D
Last Edit: Oct 5, 2009 15:07:58 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
Post by iwannascoot on Jul 4, 2020 12:40:44 GMT -5
Mine is RC aircraft. I have planes, planes with floats to fly off water, quads, helicopters, and FPV (first person view) where you wear goggles and fly as if you were in the aircraft. I also have two RC10GTs that I used to run with my boys when we were younger.
Post by FrankenMech on Jul 4, 2020 17:33:08 GMT -5
I had an old LOSI 1/10 Truck and buggy that we ran at a local track. The kids did real well but my Essential Tremor kept me from competing well. I had the philosophy that you had to finish to win so I built accordingly. My vehicles may have not been the fastest but they always finished, almost always in 1st place
They did so well over moguls and other rough spots that they banned moguls at the local track instead of trying to figure out what I was doing.
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
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Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
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