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Old 01-16-2020, 09:42 AM   #1
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Now that the season is over(for me), I can look forward to a little more free time. I’ve been reading online and YT videos about RC rock crawlers. I recently bought an Axial Trail Honcho, and it should be in today. I was into RC about 12 years ago, but it was all nitro stuff. Gonna dabble in electric, and could use some advice or tips; chargers, batteries, motors, ect.


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Old 01-16-2020, 09:50 AM   #2
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I've got a fleet of Traxxas Slash Stadium Trucks for me and the kids. Electric is the only way to go anymore unless you just want one of those massive 1/6th scale desert buggies.

My random thoughts:

Batteries have been hit and miss for us. Some of the name brand ones don't hold a charge very long and some of the generic do. Just seems like there isn't much consistency. We have a mixture of Lipo and Nimh batteries.

My kids cars are brushed motors and plenty fast for them. I've got a brushless in mine and it's overkill but fun.

A Nice (and fast) charger is worth the money.

Be ready to replace parts. We break something on average every 2-3 times running them but that might be a little less since you are looking at crawlers. Ours usually break from hitting something full speed.
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I borrowed some lectric stuff from a buddy about a year ago when I thought about getting into it again. I cant believe how fast those things were. He advised me about breaking parts and not to worry about it if it happened. Twice the 'truggy' center punched a pine tree at 40 and nothing broke.


They sure a lot different than back in the day
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Yep. Traxxas Stampede. 2 wd.

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Also have the stock body,,, and a ‘66 F-150 body I painted to match the truck I had in school.
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I strongly recommend Traxxas, they are simple to rebuild WHEN you crash it...and plenty of upgrades.
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I strongly recommend Traxxas, they are simple to rebuild WHEN you crash it...and plenty of upgrades.
We got a stampede for each one of our boys, but they are all stock.
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By boy has a Traxxas Stampede that is brushless and I sprung for the Lipo batteries. Stupid fast is all I can say....
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By boy has a Traxxas Stampede that is brushless and I sprung for the Lipo batteries. Stupid fast is all I can say....


2s? I’m looking at some 5200mah but I’m concerned they won’t fit the tray.


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My brother has a Traxxas that goes up-to 70mph it’s crazy fast to the point it’s not even controlable but it’s fun to see. It pops wheelies as soon as you gun it. It’s wicked fast.
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Got my boy a Traxxas LaTrax Teton 4wd suv..

It's awesome! Fast, easy to drive, tough, and accessories are cheap and accessible.

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I have a like new Traxxas Slash 4x, 2 Lipo batteries and charger I'm about to put on the market if anyone is interested.

Couldn't get my grandson to love it like I'd hoped.
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I have a like new Traxxas Slash 4x, 2 Lipo batteries and charger I'm about to put on the market if anyone is interested.

Couldn't get my grandson to love it like I'd hoped.


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Old 01-16-2020, 03:43 PM   #13
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I'm into rc boats, but have a mini losi buggy that kills it a drag racing. Don't think I've lost a race yet. Also picked up a couple of nitro track cars the other day, but haven't had time to unlock them and fire'um up.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:47 PM   #14
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I have an original RC10 buggy that I used to race at RCHQ in SA every week. Great pass time.
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Got 2 trucks and a boat. Pretty fun when they are in 1 piece.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:27 PM   #17
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:43 PM   #18
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I haven't done the cars or trucks but a neighbor of mine got me into these... it's a challenge at first, putting on the goggles and learning the controls..but once you get it down it's fun to fly around the neighborhood and other obstacles.
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I'm into rc boats, but have a mini losi buggy that kills it a drag racing. Don't think I've lost a race yet. Also picked up a couple of nitro track cars the other day, but haven't had time to unlock them and fire'um up.
RC boats like these? :-)

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:19 PM   #20
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I am tempted to purchase a drone to play with at the house but it makes no difference if it's a kid or adult, as soon as one takes to the air in our neighborhood, someone is on Facebook checking to see who is flying one and they don't like them over their homes. We live in the county in a small 100 home tract but it's just annoying dealing with the backlash from everyone.

We have an RC air park up the road but it's planes only for some reason.
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:39 PM   #21
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I be always wanted to get one and mount a Turkey decoy to it and buzz it around during Turkey season!
I like yall trucks they look kewl.
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I have an original RC10 buggy that I used to race at RCHQ in SA every week. Great pass time.
I used to race an RC10t. First thing I ever built.
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RC boats like these? :-)

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I am tempted to purchase a drone to play with at the house but it makes no difference if it's a kid or adult, as soon as one takes to the air in our neighborhood, someone is on Facebook checking to see who is flying one and they don't like them over their homes. We live in the county in a small 100 home tract but it's just annoying dealing with the backlash from everyone.

We have an RC air park up the road but it's planes only for some reason.

The RC plane guys are not wanting to be associated to the drone crowd. The planes fly at sanctioned fields, not over their neighbors swimming pools (I don't fly either, so I don't have a dog in that hunt). Right now they are lobbying for separate regs from the drones, as the faa has them lumped together.

My grandson is letting me play with the crawler I got him a couple of Christmas's back, its a redcat, tornado I believe. I need to find a pile of rocks to play with it.

I am looking at getting into medium and high powered rocketry.
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I used to race an RC10t. First thing I ever built.
I have one too. Super fun to run against the latest and greatest.
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:11 PM   #26
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I ripped it up in mommas landscaping today.


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I have a vaterra ascender that's ready to roll with a remote I'd like to sell. Also have a blazer body that will go with it that someone gave me. The fenders have been cut on it to clear some big tires so I havent ever mounted onto the chassis I have. But everything works like it should if anyone is interested. Just slap a body on it you like and take off!

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My two older boys moved to Cheyenne and left me with three Traxxas T-Maxx trucks. I have no idea what to do with them but sure would like to get them running. Think I'll follow this thread and see if I can learn something.
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They’re a blast. I had 9 at one time, all Traxxas. Sold them all & just back into. I had some that I would bash around & tear up then I had my speed rigs. My slash 4x4 was my main speed rig got it to 118mph on 6s, it was a beast. Had a bandit speed rig but could never keep it in the ground around 87mph it would just decide it want to fly. Picked up a Mini e-REVO the other day to bash around, then went & got another bandit to turn into a speed rig & just ordered a Slash 4x4 Ultimate for another speed rig. Extremely fun & additive. My new project: Bandit 100.0, trying to hit 100mph with all factory Traxxas parts. Sitting at 59mph right now, have more parts that will be here today.


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They’re a blast. I had 9 at one time, all Traxxas. Sold them all & just back into. I had some that I would bash around & tear up then I had my speed rigs. My slash 4x4 was my main speed rig got it to 118mph on 6s, it was a beast. Had a bandit speed rig but could never keep it in the ground around 87mph it would just decide it want to fly. Picked up a Mini e-REVO the other day to bash around, then went & got another bandit to turn into a speed rig & just ordered a Slash 4x4 Ultimate for another speed rig. Extremely fun & additive. My new project: Bandit 100.0, trying to hit 100mph with all factory Traxxas parts. Sitting at 59mph right now, have more parts that will be here today.


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Never got into RC rock crawling. I raced a lot of 1/10 electric and 1/8 nitro though. Ran pretty much every class in those catagories at some point.
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I had a difficult time with my old Traxxas nitro truck. I was always breaking drive shafts and the glow plugs would go out often. Got tired of replacing parts after each run so I got back into my first hobby, planes. Not so much 3D flying or anything like that, but scale planes was my thing. Had two electric ducted fan jets, one F86 Sabre and a F/A-18. Nitro planes were big and fun but were a pain in the rear as far as upkeep. Batteries, Fuel, extra servos, glow plugs, glow igniters, prop sticks, and cleaning the oily, unburnt fuel off the body of the plane after each flight. I had a Hangar 9 biplane. Also had a Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang which was a trainer model, but i removed all the trainer parts and added functional flaps and replaced the fixed landing gear with retractable gear.
I sold all of my stuff when i left Louisiana and want to get back into it. But will stay electric.
There is a group on Youtube called Flite Test and they specify in Electric planes. They build random designs and sell the plans and parts and its muuuuch cheaper than nitro.


I will say this though, If you want to get into RC, make sure you know what you want. Trucks/cars are much less likely to "blow up" like you would a plane. They are a little more expensive upfront to purchase, but over the long run, are not as expensive to keep using.

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ive got a buddy that works in their warehouse up at one of their corporate locations here in McKinney. says they get to fiddle with prototypes every now and again says its some awesome stuff. never dabbled in it myself
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My boy is asking for an rc car for his birthday. He's only 7 so i dont want to break the bank but also dont want to buy a piece of junk that will end up in the trash after a few weeks.

Can y'all recommend a good entry level one?
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I have had them all over the years. I'm really into Arrma products. Currently have the Kraton and Granite 4x4.

Just got a Pro Boat Sonicwake 36. My new prop should be in this week. Trying to get 70mph out of her....
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Mods please delete this thread I don't need another hobby LOL Just kidding I about the deletion not kidding on I DON'T need another expensive hobby.
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My boy is asking for an rc car for his birthday. He's only 7 so i dont want to break the bank but also dont want to buy a piece of junk that will end up in the trash after a few weeks.



Can y'all recommend a good entry level one?


I got the boys each a Traxxas stampede. It may be a little fast for a 7yo, but they have some smaller trucks. Look up Traxxas


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Mods please delete this thread I don't need another hobby LOL Just kidding I about the deletion not kidding on I DON'T need another expensive hobby.


My wife said the same thing.....”Another Hobby???!”


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My Carbon RC10 from back in the day. Doesn’t get raced much anymore, but boy is it fun when it does get run.


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Anyone interested in a boat?

I've got an electric jetstream that hasnt seen the water in years.

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I've got an electric jetstream that hasnt seen the water in years.

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I’ve got a helicopter sitting in the closet. I’ve always like things that fly.
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