|Aug 17, 2013, 09:36 AM|
Fooling Around in Other Facets of the Hobby
So I have not been flying as much this year. I have been plying with my full size cars, photography work and playing with RC cars. It was RC cars that brought me into this hobby so many years ago, so it's only fitting I spend some time there.
I bought a HPI Sprint 2 Flux and a Slash 4x4 Ultimate a while back and these two have really consumed my RC time this season. The Slash has been a hoot to play with and the upgrades I keep finding for it are endless... It's like crack cocaine surfing ebay looking for parts.
The HPI Sprint has been more of a slow boil, as I was wanting to fit an McLaren body to it. These touring cars, really don't like low bodies like GTP, Can Am's and Prototypes. This is a sad state of affairs for me as those are the types of bodies I love, rather than these Mazda Speed or Infinity sedans that all look like nothing n the road today, and general resemble a Honda Civic.... Nothing against those cars, just not fulfilling to me as a car to play with while I dream and imagine while driving them... I digress.. I got the body to fit and hope to test run the car today.
Not to totally neglect the Airplane scene. I ordered a Park Zone Extra 300. I thought I needed a plane in my hanger that was simple, quick and easy to fly. I can load it in my SUV with out a lot of issues, fly it at the field, be in and out with out taking up the whole morning. Plus is foam so most pilot errors are generally fixable with out a lot of work. I'll let you all know how that works out.
Here are some pictures of what I've been playing with.
My Traxxas Slash Ultimate: Lots of upgrades, soon to install the Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 ESC and Neu-Castle 1415 2400kv motor. I'm running a 3s right now and it pretty fast. The new set up can run a 4s I'm told which is insanely fast!
I painted up a Ford Raptor Body for it
HPI Sprint 2 Flux: I have been fitting the McLaren body to it and trying to find a 3s Lipo that fits. I think I have it now. I have upgraded the power system to a Castle Creations Sidewinder SV3 5700 kv. I plan to run it today.
Park Zone Extra 300: Not to neglect the airplanes I ordered one of these.
Thanks For Reading!
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