RE: What's your favorite, funnest RC ever, thats not a car/truck/plane/boat/heli?
As someone who owns nearly everything RC related in some form, i must say my sub (a ww2 german style dynamic diving sub, plans from a euro mag years ago) and my 1/5 scale thunder tiger sport bike, super micro speed boats i build from scraps for the most part, hull in lenght 10"
and a RC snowmobile project im doing rank highest on my list
RC snowcat ETC
The sub is interesting, Dynamic diving meaning is powers it self underwater, and does not have a RC air ballast system, speed and downward force drive it under, its fun and challenging, one of my more interesting RC's
my 1/5 thunder tiger bike is another fun one, different than a 1/10 scale RC onroad its close to, you have to predict its turns so much more, driving it fast around a 1/5 scale RC onroad track is a real challenge, with a regular RC car you can just slam on the brakes and turn, with the bike you have to setup for the corner, not brake to hard, power out nice and smooth. totaly different and one of my favs
the micro speed boats are 10" in hull lenght, totaly custom for the most part, what makes them unique for me is i build them from for the most part scraps from other projects, my first one started out as a micro brush motor from a crashed RC plane (12MM diamater motor, tiny) with 4" of steel rod left overs for a drive shaft, cast metal static prop that actually worked fantastic, balsa scraps from plane kit boxes.
2S lipo, less than 20$, 8amp ESC from plane that crashed, leftover brushed motor, rest of boat and had it going near 20mph on a small lake, i couldnt belive what i turned some scraps into, stuff people i know would throw away.
im now on super micro #4, i have evolved to a 12X30MM brushless on 3S lipo, powering a kyosho formula boat prop, boats totaling in weight around 6oz ready to run, most of the smaller parts are machined on my mill, rudders, rudder mount, running gear, building small perfection one step at a time.
15" long hull is considered micro so this is downright tiny, nice thing about this is its so small its downright cheap, i built it from left overs from other projects for the most part and its by far my cheapest RC investment, i call each one small speed =)
RC snowmobile, self cast plastic parts, CAD designed and water jet cut alum chassie, CAD designed rubber drive belt, designed from the ground up to be what its supposed to be and just like a real sled SHOULD be, overpowered and to much fun, hopefully finished in a year or so =)
the RC snowcat is my 6 year old project on this forum called nitro blizzard into park bully (a few pages back or so in the unusuall forum) custom built 2 way blade, 3 servos total doing moving function with a nitro blizzard turned electric with a crawler setup for slow strong movement, very very unique considering how few people have mounted blades on a blizzard let alone multi direction blades, fun yet different crawler style.
let alone even more projects i dont have time or money for, gosh i love grid paper