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RC cars

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by agnes, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 40,354

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Yeah that looks fantastic, maybe use some elastic bands to hold down the gear for more realism :D
     
  2. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,789

    Location: County Durham

    I've been looking around arl ower to find some scale ropes and strapping :D
     
  3. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 37,215

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    I had a traxxas slash at one point with upgraded brushless motor from castle that went like 60-70mph never really seemed that fast but the torque was insane.
    could be going like 40mph across a wet grass field, hit full throttle and draw 2 muddy long lines where the wheels made contact
    same setup as this guy but he has different pinion for slower gearing

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    I think I only kept it for like 2 weeks after I upgraded it as well, but the traxxas slash was dire at cornering, car would flip over it you weren't careful.
    took quite a beating though and never broke anything
     
  4. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,789

    Location: County Durham

    Made some more bedtat and got a driver too! Still need some painting though. WIP.

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  5. StevieP

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 2, 2004

    Posts: 7,045

    Location: Chesterfield

    Can anyone recommend me a decent starter RC car that doesn't cost the earth?

    It's going to be a present for my 2 kids (7 & 9) and I was hoping for something that isn't going to break the bank but still be a decent enough quality so it doesn't break the first time it crashes!

    Has anyone got and suggestions as to what I should be looking for?
     
  6. Brutal biff

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 1, 2013

    Posts: 533

    All depends what you want on road or off road also it's also worth going in your local hobby shop to see if spare parts are easily available

    Can get plenty of brushed rtr kits that you can upgrade to brushless if you want some extra speed
     
  7. rhysduck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 6,312

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Budget? On road or off road?
     
  8. StevieP

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 2, 2004

    Posts: 7,045

    Location: Chesterfield

    Sorry but I don't even know what "brushed" relates to! (complete noob I'm afraid!)

    No real idea on budget - ideally I guess I'd like it to be sub-£100 but I don't know what can be had for that sort of money! Probably off-road preferred!
     
  9. hyperseven

    Soldato

    Joined: May 1, 2013

    Posts: 7,109

    Location: M28

    Something like the WLToys range, 12428. Seems to be plenty of spares and hopups available on the bay/amazon/drop shippers.

     
  10. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,404

    Location: London UK

    Now we are all stuck in I'm revisiting this idea, anyone know of any conversion kits available? Most seem discontinued, I'd rather convert this truck than buy a new one as it's in almost new condition.
     
  11. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

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    Is it this you need?

    www.hpiracing.com/en/part/102534
     
  12. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,404

    Location: London UK

    Yep but or a third party alternative but no joy finding any available.
     
  13. Jumper118

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,893

    Location: Leeds

    alza racing
     
  14. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

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    Location: London UK

    Seen a few other references to this place but no details of what parts. Although seems to be lots of custom billet parts so buy the time I spend out on them I could probably just pick up a new RTR truck.
     
  15. Jumper118

    Mobster

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    Location: Leeds

    yeah i would do tvp's and centre diff mod, you would need a centre diif, battery boxes. it can get expensive though.
     
  16. Yrkoon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2006

    Posts: 2,154

    Location: Edinburgh

    with all this lockdown stuff, im getting back into the rc models, dad and i ran the small ftx surge models in the garden for a wee bit during the last week, tried the bandit and just nope.... way too powerful :p

    we have 2 tamiya grass hoppers on the way which should be the ultimate 380 size motor garden basher and 2 going about, dad used to have a grass hopper but he sold it to some **** when i was a kid who put a strong 540 in it and trashed it lol :)

    dad had been bringing life back to old nimh batterys all night and i found my starter box for my hyper 7 which had 2 5300mah nimhs in it :D oh yeh one of them will run a 380 grass hopper all day long :D

    just done getting the 2 5300 mah nimhs back to life and charged :D
     
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  17. varkanoid

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 31, 2007

    Posts: 9,922

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    First off if they are like me you need 2 RC cars. WLToys is a good shout as its borderline Toy grade but there are spares and upgrade kits available. I always upgrade the shocks on mine as I know they will get hammered.

    Not touched my RC vehicles for a year or two so as I had time this week decided to go through my mini fleet and do some checking, maintenance and repair. Enthusiasts remember this is a "Dad and kids" collection :) When I have the time and money going to go old school and get some "proper kits".

    Forgot to include my Tanks in the picture and my WLToys Q282. The top two are 1:10 Himoto's that my kids are currently using (age 7 and 10) so they have one each.
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    Something like this size 1:18 would be ideal for the kids. Although not this particular one as its a A979-B and can top 40mph! It is an absolute speed monster and has took a bit of hammer and survived.
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    The Himoto 1/10 Desert Truck needed repair thought it was the diff but turned out to be
    a faulty wheel bearing luckily had a spare!
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  18. StevieP

    Soldato

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    Location: Chesterfield

    Thanks for the suggestions - along with @hyperseven 's recommendation above I've been looking at various reviews of the WLToys 10428 and the 12428 (which I gather are very similar with the "10" model being a bit bigger)

    Question is, is the 10428 worth almost double the money??
     
  19. varkanoid

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    Just depends on what space you have to run it. We are okay as we have a decent long drive at the front and over the hedge is the green which is a big grassy area with footpath running through it although I tend to not like going over grass as you never know what brown stuff you might run through and its awful to clean off.

    The 10428 as we all being bigger has double the run time if you go by the specs and will be more durable. Remember these are very fast, especially the smaller 12428. Maybe start with something calmer like a 18428?
     
  20. StevieP

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,045

    Location: Chesterfield

    Calmer??? Naaaa!!! :D

    I've looked at the 18428 but it looks a bit tame - not for the kids you understand, for me!!! :p

    Where is the best place to get WLToys stuff from in the UK? The rainforest (are we still not allowed to reference them by name?) doesn't seem to have a great selection and most other places I've looked at online are abroad?