Archive for July, 2013
My buddy had been after me for some time to get a Slash, so I finally cave in and ordered Slash Ultimate. It came home to me yesterday from Edmonton, so I only had time to make some connectors, charge the batteries and familiarize myself with the kit. I was waffling between the Platinum Kit and buying a quality radio like a Futaba or Airtronics, but decided to just get the RTR for the time being, so I could basically plug and play.
I have to say, I was surprised in the irony of getting my kit in the Greg Adler color scheme, only because 2 of my friends already have the Slash 4x4 in this scheme. Needless to say something had to be done about it. So a trip to the hobby store at lunch today yielded a Robbie Gordon scheme. I was actually looking for a clear body I could paint, but there really wasn't anything in stock at the store, so I settle for this one as I liked the bright color. I also had plans of paining a body in pearl white and flo orange, so this one called my name.
After work my friends and I headed out to a local BMX track and proceeded to bash, what a hoot! I was using a pair of Nanotech 5300mah, 70c packs I had purchased for an on-road car I was building, but used them here instead. I was amazed at the amount of run time form these packs, and how much power they supplied to the truck! 2 packs was more than enough for the evening of running around.
About the only disappointment I have is the feel of the steering wheel feedback on the TQi...Continue Reading
I went to the flying field today. I flew my PZ P-51 Mustang ad PZP-47 Elsie. But the real highlight of the day was assisting fellow cub member Duncan with his 1/3 scale Waco Bi-Plane! This thing was gorgeous! It's powered by a Moki 250cc, 5 cylinder radial engine (I believe). It sounded amazing! It looked beautiful in the air. I was using Duncan's camera as such did not get my own pictures in the air
Pre oiling the push rods and rockers
Pre oiling the push rods and rockers
Wow, has it really been that long since I came here and made an entry to my RC Blog?!?!
I've been busy with many other things in my life, but I did have some time to head out flying at our local club's field. I just took the PZ P51 Mustang out to get tuned up, baby I was rusty, but nobody was hurt
So I've started to dust of my planes somewhat and get them back into flying shape. I have also started to paly around with my RC cars again, nothing serious, just toys to zoom around parking lots with at this time. I did go hang around with the Saskatoon Association of Radio Control Auto Racers (SARCAR) An old friend and fellow Racer by the name of Gary Lanzer was there, still racing hard. He even let me take one of his spare cars for a spin!
It was amazing to see how much had changed over the years from when I use to race 1/12 and 1/10 Pan cars. Everything is Touring Cars now. Hard to say if I will get back into racing again, as the time commitment seems it would take more time than I really have to give. However it was fun to hang out and play with RC cars again.
I had also picked up a couple of HPI RC cars for my friend and I to play with. It was what brought me back to interest sake, however we are just having fun running around parking lots. I want to build a Parking lot machine just for speed runs, but I have a lot to learn and adapt to since my days. For the time being I hope to get out flying more and to finish my Nemesis this season.
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I have always wanted one of these back in the day, now it's re-released!
I got a HPI Sprint 2 Sport for my friend new to RC cars, we will upgrade it to brushless when he's ready
I picked me up a HPI Sprint 2 Flux for parking lot abuse, its PDQ
I picked up a 1/10 HPI McLaren body, but it will not fit the Sprint 2 FLux due to how low the body is... The TC Shock towers and main gear are much too high
I may need a pan car to model this McLaren