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Posted by KristofferR | Aug 28, 2016 @ 05:52 AM | 5,156 Views
Here comes a video of the Traxxas Summit and LaTrax Teton during a trail walk. I enjoyed driving them both and they complemented each other.

This is my first video with the Turnigy 2k camera; it seems to be a rebrand of the SJCam 4000 which in turn is a GoPro type clone. Previously I used the Mobius; but it really helps with the LCD screen to aim and the anti-shake to provide stable footage.

The music in my videos, with some exceptions from early 2015, is all written and performed by me and spans most genres. The latest electronica is just released on

Hope you like it!

Traxxas Summit & LaTrax Teton on the trail (4 min 48 sec)

Posted by KristofferR | Aug 24, 2016 @ 05:41 AM | 5,057 Views
I liked to drive the kids Tetons during walks but wanted just a little more offroad capability and decided to try a Traxxas Mini Summit. From watching videos it seems to fit what I want to do.

There are bigger, faster and more capable offroad RC cars but the backpack-friendly size and reasonable price made me choose it. Also I am familiar with the platform from the mini e-Revo.

Colour was random and I got a white one. Good! Compared to how the car appears in video/pictures the body feels a bit flimsy and plasticky and the shiny plastic made it look a little toyish. Same goes for the Tetons though but they look decidedly more mean (well...) after some use.

I did check the mesh before driving and also opened the reciever box on a hunch and that turned out to be a wise move as the rubber packing was slightly displaced - could mean water ingress. This car will be wet. I let it run with the wheels up a while and moved the suspension to loosen up everything and check that all looked and sounded OK. After some driving around in figure eights it was time for a trail run.

Traxxas Summit VXL 1/16 trail driving Amundön (re-edit) (1 min 10 sec)

I drove during about 45 minutes but due to camera work, Pokemon hunting and other stops the effective run time might have been 15-20 minutes.

The music in the video clip:
Posted by KristofferR | Aug 14, 2016 @ 08:58 AM | 4,371 Views
Last weeks I got my hands dirty with a couple of Losi buggies.

Got loads of help over at Ultimate RC:

Did a speed test and the thing managed 58 km/h (36mph). I could hardly drive it at all in the beginning. Way too fast. With some setup work and practice it is becoming enjoyable!

Still it deserves a track and that's not happening in the near future. At least one is being traded for something else.

Practice with Losi TLR22 1.0 (1 min 36 sec)