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Old Nov 11, 2012, 02:16 PM
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rc toys to use in snow?


what options are there for cars/trucks/snowmobiles etc to use in the winter in snowy conditions? Anything out there for around $100?

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Interactive Toy Concepts 17'' Skidoo RC Snowmobile from Amazon.com
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:01 PM
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I had one of those snowmobiles, it was total junk. It would barely go through an inch of snow. I would like it if they would make a brushless one or even better a nitro.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:53 PM
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I know there are RC sleds that will handle about any snow conditions.... They aren't really "toys" though.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:59 PM
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It really depends on how much snow you are talking. The main thing is waterproofing your electronics first. Doesn't matter if you have paddle tires, etc. if you smoke the electronics on the first run.

After that, really consider your cleaning plans. You don't want to just run it in the snow and let it drip dry. Guys I know who do the snow running usually blow everything out with an air compressor thoroughly at a minimum.

One thing you could look into, and I saw it on ebay once was a conversion that put skis up front on the vehicle, and you used paddle tires in the rear.Nitrotek
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 01:14 PM
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RC Powerboat driving on SNOW: HPR06 of Manuel (3 min 50 sec)
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:41 AM
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I used to have a scratch built airboat that was fun to run on the snow. If you do one make it electric, nitro is not fun to play with in the cold.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:33 PM
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I don't know if you are going to find a solid snow trekking setup for under $100 dollars. With Water proofed products and either 4X4 or sleds on 2WD you are likely going to be over that price. Here in Washington I recommend the Traxxas Slash. With a waterproofed Servo you are good to go. And it can traverse most conditions. I recommend a body shroud. Keeps stuff dry.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:32 PM
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What ever you run in the snow, let it set outside for a bit to get cold before you run it. Do keep your battery's warm though. That will help minimize the melting snow/water on you rig.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 05:55 AM
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It depends how deep the snow is you want to run on.My car isnt water proof so i try too stay out of the deep stuffSome RC car/truck have waterproof or water resistant SERVO AND RX, but running youre rc in snow is like running it in water and will need a very good cleaning to remove salt or sand and make sure you dry it verywell and reoil the bearings with bearing oil to avoid metal parts from rusting.

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