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My first RC truck.

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Mikdent

 

I picked up my first RC truck Thursday evening, once home I found it impossible to hand over to the missus for wrapping, so I had to pull rank as a 49 year old kid and say bugger to Xmas, I'm having it now. 👍

As Ive waited months and months, the missus doesn't mind. Result.

 

Ive had a go around the local park and I love it, even as it is out of the box.

Ive just lined the inner shell with duct tape where the tyres rub and around the post holes, and added a few of the decals included.

Ive also cleaned yesterday's crap off and give all the relevant parts a mist of silicone spray. I know I should've done this before using it but I just had to try it out. It's electric but has On Board Audio, speakers and a control box wired into the speed controller giving a raw recording of a 900 HP short course truck engine and I have to say it sounds bloody awesome. 

 

Anyway, here it is, my new Slash 2WD OBA 

And I managed to get it in the colour scheme that I wanted  😃

 

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And now im off round a local gravel car park for some more fun.  

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Spindizzy

Its all changed since I raced Tamiya Boomerangs and Marui Ninja. 7.2V nicad packs and 540 motors.

 

Its all brushless Li-Po now I guess?

 

Friend of mine still races stock cars indoors. I still dabble on occasion with RC planes and Autogyros. Sailing has pretty much taken over though.

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Tex

Excellent! Glad it’s working out for you. :) We need a shot of you holding it so we can get an idea of scale. :niceone:

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PoppetM

Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin.... aka Ford F150 monster truck.

Some fun with that beast!

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Spindizzy

So you joining a racing club? Its always more fun racing others and makes you better at driving. 

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Rocker66

Really good to hear that you have found a hobby that you can enjoy.

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Mikdent

1/10 scale Tex.

 

Dont think I'll be joining a club, there's a race track and crawler course not far from where I work so I'll probably go there to start with.

 

My real attraction is rock crawlers but I also wanted something to hoon about with, the slash was the cheapest out of the two and when my wife and son said they'd go halves I chose the cheaper one for them to get me. 

 

Whatever the model, be it a car, plane, helicopter or whatever, the most important point for me is that is as realistic as possible. 

 

Ive not long got back from gravel car park and woods, I spent more time cleaning and WD40'ing it than I did driving it. :dielaugh:

 

 

 

 

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Dave H

I’ve bought my granddaughters a pair of 4WD rock climbers that they use in my garden. I must get them out and have a play myself. 

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Andy m

Back in the day I had a Tamiya Monster Beetle. Had the range of an ant with heavy shopping in a pool of petrol and ate drive shafts like a Bavarian Behemoth in a sand storm. 

 

Yours looks more fun. Enjoy. 

 

Andy

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baben

There's a Scalextric club started up in our village - keep meaning to have a look see. Had some fun back in the day with tuned up kits.

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Jeffprince

Here's Wayne Rainey! Really tough to control, bikes....to turn, the forks move laterally, causing the banking.  

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Jeffprince

Oh, on the subject of hobbies.....Wayne is sitting on a couple of live edge chopping boards I knocked up this evening. 

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Jeffprince

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Jeffprince

Whoops, just realised its Eddie Lawson, not Wayne Rayney. Doh.

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Tex
7 hours ago, Jeffprince said:

Whoops, just realised its Eddie Lawson, not Wayne Rayney. Doh.

 

It’s those eyes! The Lawson stare was in a class of it’s own.. :D 

 

A friend had a Wayne Gardner (Rothmans Honda) version. I was totally crap at it and gave up in disgust! 

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Steveb2418

Oh bloody hell. Now I’m gonna have to buy a truck for my little Russian boy . Seriously , do they work on snow ?  We've got the garden space to play . He loves cars and trucks .  If they do I can see I forsee some great bonding time with " Papa "  

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Grumpy Meltdown
1 hour ago, Steveb2418 said:

Oh bloody hell. Now I’m gonna have to buy a truck for my little Russian boy . Seriously , do they work on snow ?  We've got the garden space to play . He loves cars and trucks .  If they do I can see I forsee some great bonding time with " Papa "  

 

Compacted snow yes, fluffy fresh fallen, forget it. 😕

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Mikdent
4 hours ago, Steveb2418 said:

Oh bloody hell. Now I’m gonna have to buy a truck for my little Russian boy . Seriously , do they work on snow ?  We've got the garden space to play . He loves cars and trucks .  If they do I can see I forsee some great bonding time with " Papa "  

 

Yes. 

 

 

 

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Grumpy Meltdown

I stand corrected.

Things have obviously moved on in the 20 years since I tried. 🙄 🙂

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Mikdent
2 hours ago, Grumpy Meltdown said:

I stand corrected.

Things have obviously moved on in the 20 years since I tried. 🙄 🙂

 

Its the same for me with planes, no more 27 MHz apparently. 

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Spindizzy
8 minutes ago, Mikdent said:

 

Its the same for me with planes, no more 27 MHz apparently. 

Planes were on 35mhz when I was in to it. It’s all binding receivers now. 

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Mikdent

That's it, I'm getting confused with CB radio from the early 80's I think. :blush:

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pjm

No. Originally aircraft were on 27mhz. Only six Channel splits if I remember it was colour based. 

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Spindizzy
20 minutes ago, pjm said:

No. Originally aircraft were on 27mhz. Only six Channel splits if I remember it was colour based. 

Had a Reftec UHF 459mhz waaay back. 

 

My first glider was on 27 mhz.I only had green and brown frequency. Swapped it out of my rc car.

 

 

 

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Mr Toad

Jerry you swine, now I want one of those defenders! :) 

 

 

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