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Old 10-29-2022, 09:47 AM
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part of me thinks those wheels are to vintage for the body. another part of me thinks it looks cool. hmmm... im going to go with, if they were matching wheels it would be cool.
Old 10-29-2022, 10:35 AM
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How did i know, lol.
I cant find the matching sets. Yet.
Old 10-31-2022, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by kistner View Post
Had the Tamiya TRF416 out for a drive with my niece.

it's a sweet rc, probably too nice for riding in the street through the leaves. But we had fun.
Love that color. Any idea what you used?
Old 10-31-2022, 11:16 AM
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My first RC was the Frog. Knowing what I know now, I would have crapped myself if the original Frog was introduced like this....
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Old 10-31-2022, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RustyUs View Post
Love that color. Any idea what you used?
Body came painted - sorry.

I love the old Tamiya models.
Old 11-08-2022, 06:12 PM
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this thread needs more action.

HPI Wheely King with Parma Lunchbox body
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Old 11-08-2022, 06:19 PM
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Do you run nitro?
I picked up a lot of rc stuff recently that came with 2 tmaxx, a nitro rustler, and a savage 5.9. planning on cleaning and selling all but the savage. But I know very little about nitro rc
btw, impressive lineup. Do you ever run the og rc10? I have one of those, not nearly as nice. Thinking of selling since I never run it, and they are kind of valuable.
Old 11-08-2022, 07:20 PM
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20 years ago i was competent with nitro. even used to tune cars for a few friends.
after i rebuilt the RS4 a few years ago i ran it from time to time. im rusty but i can run it with no issues. it all comes back to you. not quite like riding a bike, but close. i also have an RC10GT a neighbor gave me before he moved that i took apart, cleaned, and rebuilt, but iv yet to run it. i think it needs servos and i need to change the battery in the starter box so i can start it. had to put it up for a while to work on other projects.
i like nitro because of the involvement it requires but its gotten a little difficult to run around me. everybody's uptight and high strung these days and they don't like the noise and won't hesitate to let you now about it. and even the park we used to run at seems to have people there all the time now.

and yeah i run the OG RC10 all the time. it's got a 17.5 Reedy motor and castle sidewinder esc. thing runs great! does need new foams in the tires though

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Old 11-09-2022, 09:08 PM
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Great vid. What do you do when you break something? Just hit up ebay for parts?
Old 11-10-2022, 05:48 PM
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i got it back in 2019, it used to be my cousins, he raced it at So Cal Raceway in the early 90's. i rebuilt it, have added a few hop ups. but i don't beat on it to hard, that video is an average bash session and i do that about every 8 weeks or so. so far iv yet to break anything. if i did id ether have to track down a modern hop up (Jconcepts has a few parts for them), or hit ebay.
i got lucky when i rebuilt it, the worlds car re-release parts were available. i should have stockpiled stuff but oh well.
Old 11-11-2022, 08:22 PM
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Axial AX10
I haven't had it very long, still a work in progress (I know the green doesn't go well with the yellow).
It has a hard body roll when doing almost anything, plan is to try out some sway bars, see if it helps.
I really wish I had mounted the body a tiny bit higher. It's a Newbright body I've had for years, waiting for a project.
I don't have a proper crawling setup in it, running a Castle MMP with a 25.5 motor. It goes slow really really well. How it will hold up to 'regular' crawling versus testing in my basement remains to be seen.
Old 11-25-2022, 08:09 PM
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is it me or have a few of my pic's stopped working?
Old 11-25-2022, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by suburban_hooligan View Post
is it me or have a few of my pic's stopped working?
I saw a post in one of the flight sections mentioning pictures missing from older threads. Not sure what's up with that.
And not pictures from photobucket or imgur or where ever, photos that were loaded up here to RCU
Old 11-27-2022, 10:13 AM
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Yes, pictures just up and vanished... poof!
The funny thing is, this is an RC appreciation thread... and RC Universe has no appreciation for the folks that journey here. It's like RCU is trying to bury itself deep.

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:13 AM
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well sense it won't let me edit my posts i guess ill just have to make this post to re-show my pic's.

RC10T, RC10T3, Team Losi XXXT


Kyosho Stadium Baja


stealth trans RC10 with what was a NOS graphite chassis


RC10 Worlds Re-release


HPI Wheely King with Parma Lunchbox body


lightly moded Super Clodbuster


SC10


Tamiya M03 Mini Cooper


RC10L


HPI Nitro RS4 2


Associated Apex Mini (RC18R) and newer pic of same HPI Nitro RS4 2



Dromida's, HPI Savage XS SS, Associated TC4, RC10GT, and maybe a Bolink coming later
Old 11-27-2022, 11:43 AM
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RC10GT


Bolink Eliminator


Dromida DB, DT, MT. DB and DT have been converted to brushless. MT is still brushed.


Associated TC4


HPI Savage XS SS

Old 11-30-2022, 01:38 PM
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Great collection.
And all the wheels match on each model.
I have always been tempted to get one of those Tamiya M03 or one of the other similar short wheelbase units. Never did (yet).
How is the parts supply on those Dromida cars? I see them pop up for around $50 now and then. Tempted for those too but worried about parts support.
Jealous of your Savage. I did finally get one. It's in a box in the garage. I bought a bunch of stuff off facebook for a pretty reasonable price, but I haven't gone through it all yet. The Savage is nitro; I'll probably convert it to electric - someday.

Here's a shout out to the old Rustler


Matching wheels and everything, lol.
Started off with a Grave Digger body. Beat that to hell and back. Now just a traditional Rustler body. A few RPM parts as things broke here and there. Pretty sure I put 32p gears on it. Can't remember and this one actually has its gear cover on.
It was an old school plastic gear trans in the beginning, upgraded all that to VXL specs. Sidewinder esc and a VXL motor for some nice power.
Old 11-30-2022, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kistner View Post
Great collection.
And all the wheels match on each model.
I have always been tempted to get one of those Tamiya M03 or one of the other similar short wheelbase units. Never did (yet).
How is the parts supply on those Dromida cars? I see them pop up for around $50 now and then. Tempted for those too but worried about parts support.
Jealous of your Savage. I did finally get one. It's in a box in the garage. I bought a bunch of stuff off facebook for a pretty reasonable price, but I haven't gone through it all yet. The Savage is nitro; I'll probably convert it to electric - someday.
the wheels don't always match, sometimes i have florescent yellow wheels. i even have a few sets of the old 3 piece wheels from Associated. just depends on which tires are on what at any given time. but i do store them with matching wheels.

the Tamiya M chassis cars are fun (great for driveway autocrossing). not really a substitute for a tour car. they're a different experience. if you can find one cheep scoop it up and try it out.

idk about the Dromida's anymore. don't really drive them much anymore and haven't needed parts in a good 3 years. if you can pick up a brushless one cheep with aluminum drivetrain they're not bad cars, i would avoid the brushed ones though, the stock electronics are JUNK. the only negative side is there's a lot of drag in the drivetrain so it's kind of like driving with drag brake. there's a few things you can do to free them up but it never really goes away. on one hand i kind of regret buying them, on the other hand i got the cars and all the brushless electronics and aluminum parts so im sub $250 into each one, and they fulfilled there duty (letting a then 4 year old drive them)
Old 12-02-2022, 01:34 PM
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suburban_hooligan Do you have any scale crawlers? That seems like the perfect blend of rc and your model building.
Old 12-02-2022, 05:48 PM
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nope. i like the idea of building one, iv driven a couple. its fun for 10 minutes then i get bored. and those are a lot of money to be bored with and not use.
i have been kicking around the idea of getting an SCX24 and making a detailed model body for it. i just don't know. i think i would build it and never use it.
Old 12-06-2022, 08:47 PM
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Ok, latest project. I've had it for years but never driven it - until tonight





I call it my T Maxx-E
I bought it as a roller a while ago. It came with the motor mount. I put in the Castle 1515 1y 2200kv motor, Hobbywing WP-SC8, couple batts and a receiver and there she is.
I never was crazy about the motor mount, seemed like it could flex with some power. I added an upright to the flat part on top. To me it makes a difference. I also made the battery 'boxes'. I had some plastic that was in the shape of a U. Cut it in half for a pair of Ls, dremelled out some holes for battery straps.
Sadly, the servo stinks. It came with the truck. Can't get it to turn left for crap. I have a better one to throw in.
And a body, I can't wait to get the body on. I bought it ages ago as well. I need a couple body mounts, probably dig through my spare parts before I order tho.
Honestly, my back is killing me from hunching over working on it. But I'm glad I finally got it running. I wish it weren't dark and raining so I could get a real test in. Of course I did go out for a quick jaunt in the driveway. Maybe tomorrow I get a vid of it ripping through the yard.
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I got my servo sorted out. BUT, the VW Bug body I've been planning on putting on doesn't fit. It used to, but my batteries make it too wide.
And I didn't get the servo in till after dark so no video yet.
On the bright side the new servo is awesome. Its a Bluebird 630mg. Someone recommended it for something somewhere so I had it in my servo box.
I also realized the tires aren't glued. I can take them off and give the rims a paint job. That might wait until I get a body tho.
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So, maybe 4s is too fast. Got road rash on my new Castle motor, lol. Good bit of dirt where I'd prefer it not be. Cart wheels, flips, wheelies, stoppies. I don't have a lot in the way of 3s batteries. Maybe for Christmas?
Oh, and the wheels are glued - on the inside. Should still be able to push them back and tape it off to paint them.
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My latest idea.

Threw the cage from a Losi night crawler SE onto my stampede, some sct wheels, and softened up the suspension a whole bunch.

Drives just like a full size stadium truck lifting inside wheels etc.

Need to find a more permanent way to secure the cage and the spare on the back instead of using zip ties lol.

once the light bars hooked up and I add some more light buckets should look the part.

also going to get some XL sct tyres and some nicer scaler looking rims.







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Dude, that came out awesome.
Merry Christmas!

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