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Went RC Wheeling Tonight(pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Drey, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Got bored after I put a replacement grille in my blazer (last one had been knocked out) so I grabbed my scorpian and headed to a dirt/rock pile back in death row at work. I am always impressed at how well this thing works for a walmart brand RC. Although it never would make it all the way to the top, it would dig itself holes in low range or bounces to much in high and flip. I need to get a real radio and Electronic Speed Control and that little guy.

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    Then I figured...why the hell not:doah:

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    Would of made it higher but my receiver hitch got me hung up enough my front tires were starting to dig:rolleyes:
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    If you guys cant tell there isnt jack squat to do in Mallard Iowa at night...especially when your trying to live cheap while you wait for your next paycheck...which you will probably sqawnder on parts for a fullsize that hasnt moved in a year:doah:
     
  2. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    same here

    I got bored the other day and taped off and spray painted on the panels Olive Drab. They're good boredom killers.
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  3. 85mudblazin

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    Take off the shocks and they work MUCH better.
     
  4. Avery4jc

    Avery4jc 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    lol, those little jeep things you have there sure are cute. :D

    Ahhh the pleasures of being 17 and working at the local hobby shop since I was 14....

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    Poser shots of the century...lol

    custom built is the only way to go, 4 wheel steering, front/rear/center locked up and a 55t lathe motor.

    They sure are a blast, check out my latest creation up for grabs...
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=210380

    1/5 scale baby! Nothing says fun like a 26cc weedwacker engine singing a tune through a Jetpro expansion chamber pipe. Shoot I'll work out something for CK5 guys, I didn't know so many of you were into r.c.

    -Avery
     
  5. savagek5diesel

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    that thang got uh hemi?
     
  6. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I had a traxxas t-maxx.. sold it to someone here a while back.. cant remember whom... I have been wondering how he made out with it....

    had $1500 into it... sold it for $500....:doah:


    im thinking about getting a kyosho nitro blizzard.. and put a truck body on it... most likely a grave digger body as the motor is in the front...

    I know they are slow.. however I can try and mod it later... :bow:

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  7. 88K5Jimmy

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    Cadillac pimpin

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  8. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    what make is that????
    looks nice...

    there is a guy on fullsizechevy.com that has a clodbuster... he can put the tires straight up and down!!!!
     
  9. Esteban86K5

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    My old tuber. R.I.P.:(

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  10. 79chevyk10

    79chevyk10 1/2 ton status

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    Now that's a frickin badass RC car.
     
  11. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Custom eveything pretty much. Locked E/T-Maxx axles, aftermarket chassis, cut/narrowed/grooved Kong tires. I made all the links out of all thread and then sleaved them with alluminum rod. The rear is locked but the front is still open. Modded tranny with 55t lathe motor and lower gearing. And jsut for bling, the EXT body and gold wheels :pimp:



    i was hoping you'd chime in.
     
  12. Esteban86K5

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    I'm thinking of selling it. I sold the axles about a year ago and I still haven't built new ones. SO I am thinking of selling the chassis and body and keeping all the electronics for future use.
     
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    I should have built an RC car. I could have made a cage out of brake line and JB weld and saved a lot of money.
     
  14. Esteban86K5

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    JB weld won't hold it together. You better weld the brakeling or your gonna break. :doah:
     
  15. RootBreaker

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    jb weld holds everything.... :bow:

    my dirtbike had a crack in the case.... nothing would stick due to the high rpms .. but jbweld was soo good :haha:
     
  16. PeteH

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    i second that...its awsome.
     
  17. Esteban86K5

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    Don't get me wrong, I love JB weld. I too used it on a dirtbike once. But in order to hold 2 peices of brakeline together to create a strong ebough joint, it's gonna take a lot of Jb weld at each node.:crazy:
     
  18. RootBreaker

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    I gotcha.. I was just messin... in that case you would want to use big league chewing gum... strong but yet plyable for when you roll it.. it will allow some give then bounce back to shape... :haha:
     
  19. Esteban86K5

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    Maybe silly putty would work good.

    BACK ON TOPIC!!!!

    Nice Scorpian.:bow:
     
  20. ecameron87

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    RC Crawling can be fun, but it doesn't replace the real thing. Here is what I built.

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    I don't run it much anymore, but it is fun inventing new ideas for it.


    Different paint, narrowed tires, and new steering design.
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    Nice to see other RC Crawlers around.
     

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