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Posted by mredzadventure | Jun 08, 2014 @ 09:02 PM | 1,373 Views
I am new to the blog-o-sphere and I have wanted to do one for a bit. I am doing a build of a Traxxas Nitro Rustler I just want to show folks this hobby doesn't have to break the bank and it can be rewarding bringing back a truck that someone thinks is ready for the scrap heap.
With all of the Ready To Run kits out there a lot of new people may have never even built a truck or know how it works. This is how I do it I'm no Guru but I have been at this R/C thing for over 20 years and still enjoy it . Thanks for reading and here we go.

I have had this Rusty for a while and It is time to get her built. I picked up These two trucks for $75.00. One had an engine the other was a roller. There are about 80% complete I am going to spend a few hours putting at least one back together for now.
I started with a good clean and a complete disassemble I also bought Stainless steel screw kit from the hobby shop. I wanted all new screws when I put the truck back together. They are sorted and will make save time. I started with the transmission. After I took it apart I use a degrease foam and the brake cleaner to remove all the old grease out of the diff. I also want to check for worn gears and bearings. The steel round tray is magnetized it will save your bacon. I bought one cheap at Harbor Freight . Old tooth brushes work well for getting all the old dirt and grease out. I will clean and re-lube all the bearings and transmission that will be next on the list this may be a slow process so thanks for looking for now.
Posted by mredzadventure | Jan 22, 2010 @ 09:50 PM | 3,894 Views
Things for me got started in my dads body shop. That seems like a weird place to get into R/C but when I look back it was the start. I started building plastic models when I was 8. As much fun as I had doing that I always wondered what they would look like going down the road.
During these first few years I was also building model rockets. It was kind of a progression. I built them all from kits. I swear some are still in orbit. I have always loved models of some type. I liked building as well.I had been watching and working in the body shop since I was 9 or 10.

I got involved in R/C when I was 12. That was in 1984. Like most my first Truck was a catalog special. Remember this was 1984.Like most catalog purchases it was disappointing. Charge it for 4 hours run it for 10 minutes.

I grew up in a very rural part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula so the nearest hobby shop was over 100 miles away. I had no concept of what was a model and a toy. Until I saw The RC10. The famous gold pan buggy. I remember seeing some guy's running one in a park close to the house one day. What I remember most about that day was how fast the car was and how you could recharge the car in 15 to 20 minutes.

Wow what technology. After watching that car I tried tracking one down and found out much to my horror how much it was. Needles to say getting Mom and Dad to pay for that was unlikely. So with that car out of my price range I sort of gave up on R/C for a few years.

I was 16 by now and...Continue Reading