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Old 10-16-2009, 05:24 PM
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Does anyone know a good rc to run in snow without doing mods to it??
Old 10-16-2009, 05:27 PM
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Traxxas E-Maxx or the Traxxas Summit
Old 10-16-2009, 05:28 PM
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Most high torque, large tired trucks are moderately capable in the now. Just be sure to take precautions regarding watetproofing.
Old 10-16-2009, 05:32 PM
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A LOT of snow?!?! Then you need this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIW_L4Xl2hQ[/youtube]


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Does anyone know a good rc to run in snow without doing mods to it??
Old 10-16-2009, 06:57 PM
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that is one of the coolest toys ive seen yet i see the kits for them at my lhs but i have other projects that need $$$ does anyone know if there is a track kit for the tmaxx
Old 10-16-2009, 09:39 PM
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look at the Traxxas electric trucks. All of them are electric exept for the MMM bl e-revo. I suggest looking at the E-Maxx, 1/16 e-revo, and maybe the Stampede VXl. The regular brushed e-revo will handle it great too.
Old 10-17-2009, 12:24 AM
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Blizzard FTS
Old 10-17-2009, 01:03 AM
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I'm going to try running a summit with paddles this year but also hope to get my hands on a blizzard EP. They look like a blast.
Old 10-17-2009, 02:12 AM
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im going to try an make my rusty in to a a sled style rc. with having a flat smooth base to glide on the snow an paddles to proppel it thru the snow with some ski's to steer. i've already gotten my first snow fall about a week ago. its all melted but its sure is hell is still cold out.
Old 10-17-2009, 12:53 PM
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I had my slash with paddles last year (just on the rear of course) and it doesn't work in deep powder snow. works ok on compacted snow.
Old 10-17-2009, 10:28 PM
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thats why i plan to get some plastic an put it under the chassis to act like a sled so it stays on top of the snow an mold the front so that it cruves up an pushes the snow down an then have the paddles propell it through the snow.

im pretty sure its not going to work because i cant find any paddle tires with big enough paddles to grab enough snow to move the vehicle forward but i will give it a try anyway.
Old 10-17-2009, 10:47 PM
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thats why i plan to get some plastic an put it under the chassis to act like a sled so it stays on top of the snow an mold the front so that it cruves up an pushes the snow down an then have the paddles propell it through the snow.

im pretty sure its not going to work because i cant find any paddle tires with big enough paddles to grab enough snow to move the vehicle forward but i will give it a try anyway.
I was thinking the same thing but didn't want to burst your bubble.... I did have an issue with the proline paddle tires being cut by the body, had to trim the body around the rear wheels wells a bit more to prevent that. If you get a conversion to 17mm hex and mount 1/8 size paddles it might work??
Old 10-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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These work great with paddle tires!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6kVVu0HzKc[/youtube]
Old 10-18-2009, 11:49 AM
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That snow looks pretty packed to me, I don't think it would work that well on soft powder.
Old 10-18-2009, 12:10 PM
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Blizzard for sure
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You don't even need a caption with that pic. If there's any rig to drive in the snow it would be that one haha
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how much do those blizards cost now days. an i thought it was a elec kit? do they come nitro now too?
Old 10-19-2009, 10:09 AM
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how much do those blizards cost now days. an i thought it was a elec kit? do they come nitro now too?
They were always available in both forms. I believe they sell for around $250 new.

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