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RC Cars

Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 5:15 pm
by yellowquiet
So who else here likes remote controlled cars and stuff?
Currently I have a stock Losi 8ight Mini, Kyosho Mini Z MR-03s with a GT86 body, a Losi 1/24th scale 4wd rally car, Dromida Ominus quadcopter, two gas RCs that are in need of maintenance, and a old heavily modded electric that caught on fire a while ago.

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 8:26 am
by psppwner300
I have Rocket League :P

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:29 am
by yellowquiet
I'm not sure anyone knows if those cars are full on rocket cars or RC rocket cars.

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 3:59 pm
by KazzyMac
yellowquiet wrote:I'm not sure anyone knows if those cars are full on rocket cars or RC rocket cars.

Given the apparent gravity of the ball, they look to be full-size rocket cars.

Ontopic: I've been on-and-off a fan of RC cars but I've never been able to get into it seriously; expensive, nowhere around here to drive/race them and on a dedicated R/C track I wouldn't be able to see the car. I've had a few RC cars over the years; the predominant ones I've had are the likes of the Tyco Rebound (hint: Rollcage cars) and I think at one point I had a baja buggy-type thing. My cousin had an RC Lamborghini Countach that I liked to mess with as a kid.

Alas.

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:10 pm
by yellowquiet
@Kmac
you can get some pretty nice basher RC cars for a reasonable price. If there are no real locations to drive them, I would get a monster truck of some sort or a buggy. Those are great for driving in areas like parking lots, baseball diamonds, construction zones, etc. The 8ight mini buggy I have can drive anywhere really and it was only $250. Came with everything I need and handles really well and is reasonably fast. For a monster truck, traxxas has a really nice electric monster truck for $200.

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:35 pm
by Tathendal
KazzyMac wrote:Given the apparent gravity of the ball, they look to be full-size rocket cars.



They are radio-controlled, full-size rocket cars. Solved. :D

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:44 pm
by Falkerz
I mean, I had a pretty damn awesome little Peugeot 206 £30 RC Rally Car way back when. Until it got filled with sand by younger brother 1. Who also filled a replica cap-gun that was a rather expensive gift from father with sand from the same sand pit a year later. No, not salty, sandy. Anyways...

There's a Chinese replica of one of those fancy battery powered cars that goes hella fast on and off road. Needs some love though, after sitting for about 3 years with the batteries being neglected and no maintenance being performed...

And 3 remote control helicopters. Is it 3? Might only be 2. Either way, they're a bastard to fly straight. I like them, just, not enough space and too much wind...

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:53 pm
by yellowquiet
Falkerz wrote:And 3 remote control helicopters. Is it 3? Might only be 2. Either way, they're a bastard to fly straight. I like them, just, not enough space and too much wind...

Ever considered getting a micro quadcopter? I got a really small one that great for flying in the house for $25 bucks.

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:54 pm
by Falkerz
yellowquiet wrote:
Falkerz wrote:And 3 remote control helicopters. Is it 3? Might only be 2. Either way, they're a bastard to fly straight. I like them, just, not enough space and too much wind...

Ever considered getting a micro quadcopter? I got a really small one that great for flying in the house for $25 bucks.


Ironically, I also have one with a camera kit. House is too small for this nimble little bugger though. Alas, time to buy a warehouse...

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:59 pm
by Kerake
I would buy any RC based on GRIP, imagine how cool would be that :D

Re: RC Cars

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:45 pm
by DriftRacer14
Don't count out the chinsey RC cars that there's no shame in dishing out a beating to.
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I have one of these. Snagged it at WalMart for about $10. Used the hell out of it until the forward button for the right wheels broke on the transmitter, but luckily I have a soldering iron and a new button I can drop in its place from an old pocket radio :geek:
I'll need a little super glue, too, but shoot it'll be nothing to fix the transmitter. Thing's pretty fast and decent on batteries, too... especially after I made a small modification that allows me to switch off the headlights to save a little extra juice :ugeek:

I have maybe 11 or 12 RC cars that I can take outside and about eight more that are too small for anything but hardwood, linoleum and the like, and a couple of them need a little work, but I'm no stranger to getting a few more years out of an RC car than I rightly should be able to :D

Owning an RC Car is a rite of passage while growing up. Being able to fix them is just a side hobby lol

Although I wouldn't mind owning a really beefy 4WD, maybe gas powered RC car... hell I'd even take an RC car that ran on two 9.6V Turbo batteries lol so far the best three RC cars I've owned ran on a single 9.6V Turbo battery, and I've only seen one giant humvee style car that was 4WD and ran on two... sadly it was trashed and in a family member's backyard :cry: