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Old 01-16-2013, 06:44 AM
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Hey guys, Just got an idea. I wanted to see what your guys vehicle of choice tends to be when running something quick/showing buddies how cool r/c can be.

I personally race off-road, both electric and nitro, but have a separate set of vehicles for fun. Thought it would be interesting if you guys listed a few vehicles that always are ready to go, and reliable to you. Talking more the type you run outside in your lawn/street in between racing and the like.

As for me

HPI Vorza - Awesome been running it on 6 cell lipo for 2 years never broke a single part.
Traxxas Nitro Slash - The new one I am having a lot of fun with, weighs almost the same as the electric 2wd and insane power and reliable.
Cen Matrix 5MT - My gasser, and MCD design at heart, been running this for 3 years with only one stripped $25 dollar gear, will need a new body soon.

How about you guys?
Old 01-16-2013, 06:50 AM
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1/8th truggy on 6S, specifically, my Xray XT8 09 RC monster conversion. 6S 1/8th in general, never ever fails to get a look of total shock and disbelief from those outside the hobby, never gets old.

I'll post a pic later.
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My one and only is my Flux XS. That truck still amazes people even on 2s when they see it doing 45mph. It's even more crazy on 3s at 45mph, then pulling a wheelie to 50-55mph. I have broken two parts, rear upright and outer drive cup, but have replaced others at my own will in the two years I have owned it.

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This thread is a perfect opportunity for gratuitous pics. Come on guys, photobucket is free, get busy.
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Tamiya 801xt. It's purty.


Although I've taken quite a shine to my CRT.5 lately too. But the 801xt has more of a "wow" factor.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 AM
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My ofna "hong nor" nexx 8t.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 AM
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This thread is a perfect opportunity for gratuitous pics. Come on guys, photobucket is free, get busy.
I have done a complete tear down to clean and inspect all parts, so just picture the truck in a few bags of parts
Old 01-16-2013, 09:19 AM
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Defo my first (now six year-old) LST2. So much fun to drive. I've had fancier, more expensive, racier RC's.., but this LST2 with a good ole' LRP Spec 3 (or Losi 454) is just perfect.. So fun to drive.

It's not much to look at, but it is a lot of fun to drive. And has been sssooo reliable.. Best RC I've ever had.













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Great topic! For me it would be my Savage X 4.6
Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 AM
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I will try and dig up pics when I can, awesome pictures HerrSavage you guys get what I was asking, sometimes it's fun to pull out those bashers after a few months of racing!
Old 01-16-2013, 10:35 AM
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Didn't really want to post pics, as I'm sure most have seen or heard me talk about it, but for me it's definitely my Tekno-Losi 8ight. 4s, 2000Kv, surprisingly fast for what it is. This thing handles flawlessly wherever I take it, jumps like people jump savages, and the only "part" that's ever suffered or broke is the old yellow wing! Track wise, it keeps up with the nitro 1/8 on the straight, and is easy enough for me to be consistent with.

All because one day my buddy looked at me and said "Dude, you're the kind of guy that NEEDS an 1/8 scale". I've driven and worked on MANY RC's, but I would definitely say buying what once was another worn, beateb buggy haas been a good turning point for me!

Pics the day I bought it, and recent
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 AM
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My Ofna GTP2e! There's nothing like causing a cop's jaw to drop when he watches your "toy car" fly past at 110 mph! With the GPS to prove it!



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For reliability my DF-02 as honestly it just works, and has broken very few parts, and outside snapping the chassis once the damage is usually repaired in 2-3 mins, last thing that broke was a screw flew out that held a shock in, and I drove it for 25 mins without a front shock as the BL setup would pull that side up so I didn't even notice it missing. The repair took me 2 minutes only cause I had problem finding a screw to use once I found the screw it was like 10 secs to fix

Now RC's that usually catch attention my savage X. Every time I've ran that I've had at least 2-3 people ask me about it. My electrics I don't get that with.

As for showing my buddies how cool RC can be I don't bother as they would be too damn lazy to do anything with them so its pointless(plus our work schedules are almost polar opposites).
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Double post[:@]

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Right now my goto vehicles are my 2 savage fluxes,

Hp and xs ss

I don't take running my RC's too seriously and just like bashing around with these 2 trucks,

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My Thunder Tiger MT4 G3......wait its my only rc I have left now as I sold the rest as I am renewing my rc garage. It is not the most practical being 8 scale so its hard to drive in front of the house but I have another rc in mind for that. 

At the park its heaps of fun, can handle jump after jump after jump rarely breaking even after some really stupid landings. It is also very stable due to the low cog it has and rarely flips over (unless wot over difficult terrain). It wheelies and standing back flips too on 4s (it can handle 6s).

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For me, its my Traxxas Slash. All stock. not an upgrade. I raced with it, and now its my main strong basher. Heres a picture of it a few years ago; 
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For me, its my Traxxas Slash. All stock. not an upgrade. I raced with it, and now its my main strong basher. Heres a picture of it a few years ago;

Your bearings would of loved you after thatI assume you perform anti rust procedures after driving in snow right?

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For me, its my Traxxas Slash. All stock. not an upgrade. I raced with it, and now its my main strong basher. Heres a picture of it a few years ago; [img][/img]
extreme cooling eh?


kinda looked like my DF-02 when I would take the shell off after a run in winter when I used it in snow
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As a "go to" rig it would have to be my 2wd Stampede, that truck is never broke and is always ready for whatever I put in front of it. If I am in the mood for a quick run like a single battery pack, I go to my Tamiya Lunchbox, they way it runs with all the bouncing and wheelies, it always put a smile on my face. I am curious to see what other people will post, good thread Hedgehog!!
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My Ofna GTP2e! There's nothing like causing a cop's jaw to drop when he watches your "toy car" fly past at 110 mph! With the GPS to prove it!



That thing is sa-weet! How rough of road can they handle (vague question I know)? Thinking of getting one for my next rc.
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For me, its my Traxxas Slash. All stock. not an upgrade. I raced with it, and now its my main strong basher. Heres a picture of it a few years ago;

Your bearings would of loved you after thatI assume you perform anti rust procedures after driving in snow right?

I always do anti rust procedures. And, believe it or not, I have not needed to replace 1 bearing on the slash. We do not get much snow and i dont run it in rain, so thats why its still clean. Yes, a little rusty, but clean.
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Looks like I got to this one a little late.

Anyhow, my goto vehicles change periodically but recently it's been a toss-up between my Axial SCX10 or my Savage Flux HP.  The Savage has been one of my favorites for a while because it is a solid and reliable bash truck that never ceases to impress curious onlookers.  The SCX10 is a different kind of fun as I've recently become more interested in scale vehicles.
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Kinda off topic, but i just finished running my MERV through the slush we got. Its my main basher, but the Slash is for special occasions. I took apart the shocks after running it to find SNOW in the shock oil compartment. I think i finally blew the rear diff. Now its FWD.
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That truck still amazes people even on 2s when they see it doing 45mph.

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