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Posted by Stenz28 | Jun 23, 2012 @ 03:52 PM | 2,205 Views
Hi,

Since my heli's are just gathering dust I decided to try some R/C trucks.

My first purchase was a $40 Maisto Rock Crawler, 1/18 size. Fun but no proportional steering or throttle.

Second step-up to an $80 Exceed Rock Crawler, 1/18 size. 2.4ghz, proportional steering/throttle, 7.2v nicad rechargeable. This is a fun, functional, affordable, hobby-grade, Losi copy. It is slower than molasses but wants to crawl right up a wall! FUN!

Then the addiction hit and I bought a $339 Exceed Monster Truck, 1/8 size. This is also a mostly copied HPI Savage, though I've already found that while the bumpers are exchangeable, the skid plates are not. At 100% throttle expo it will do a standing back-flip!

Then I bought another body and then decided to put lights on it!

Now I've just bought a $100 Tiger tank, 1/24 scale. Infrared with battle system vs airsoft, but I like it. Treads are plastic, but have separate links instead of one piece. It uses a bunch of batteries so I'll need to convert to lipo sometime.

I'll have to do some reviews on these when I can, and more pics.

LINKS:
Maisto Rock Crawler:
http://www.amazon.com/Maisto-Rock-Cr...l+Rock+Crawler

Exceed Rock Crawler:
http://www.nitrorcx.com/51c871-maxst...een-24ghz.html

Exceed MadBeast:
http://www.nitrorcx.com/03c503-re-ma...brushless.html

LED Lights:
http://stores.ebay.com/rclighthouse

VSTank:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html


Pics: Later today
Posted by Stenz28 | Feb 16, 2012 @ 11:14 PM | 1,985 Views
Hi all!

{update 6-23-12} So now she's 15 months old and I still have no time! haha So I've updated my don't have time to play list! Cheers

So I have a daughter, now 10 months old. When she came along I didn't think she would hamper my ability to do what I like doing: Playing games; watching movies; RC helis; auto racing, etc.

WRONG!!!!

I have about 3 hours a day that I can call my own... During which I have duties to perform such as: dog doo pick-up; garbage detail; oil changes; etc.

So I'm going to list all the movies/games/toys that I have that I have not had time to play or finished for about 10 months now!

Games:
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed Bloodlines
Mass Effect
Mass Effect II
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rock Band 1,2,3
Metal Gear IV
The Witcher
DCS: Blackshark
Prototype
Infamous
Sports Champions
Dirt 1, 2


Movies
Inception
Hanna
John Carter


Toys
My Camaro!
UFLYS
MSR
MQX
Quark SRB
Walkera 400D
Blade400
Mini Titan e325
Gaui 550
Swift 16
Exceed 1/18 Rock Crawler
Exceed 1/8 MadBeast

So I feel much better now!




Thanks RC Groups!
Posted by Stenz28 | Mar 05, 2010 @ 09:25 PM | 2,708 Views
Helis by order of purchase/flight/crash:

1. MCX (just spins around, probably the 5in1)
2. CX3 (under repair)
3. MSR - YAY! WORKING!!!!
4. Blade 400 (Scale building here)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post16476269
5. Gaui 550 WORKING!
6. Mini Titan E325 (PTSD accident, picked up and smashed on table, dead)
7. Axe 400 (crashed during checkflight for sale, head/feathering shaft, dead)
8. 4G3 (too squirrly for me to fly, TRADED)
9. Ember2 - always seems to be too windy, have got it stuck in a tree twice!
10. Walkera 400d - WORKING!
11. SRB Quark - Nice heli... probably what I should have bought after the MSR and saved a few $K
12. Walkera UFLYs - New, flys ok with new gyro.

About Me:

Retired Soldier (Linguiust, Army), Mechanic for "real world".


Cheers