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Dec 06, 2009, 08:09 AM
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Show Off Your Rides

Hey guys, this thread comes off the back of CBR6FS' want for a "show-off" section.

Up first is my Kyosho TF-5 which I use for 1:10 scale, touring car, on-road racing. I've replaced the stock 20T motor for the Tamiya Super Stock RZ 23T motor, going though a new set of rubber tyres/wheels fortnightly, and looking to fix up the the gearing ratio even lower so I can max out the top end speed.

It runs great along straights but if you're not handling the throttle right it will spin 180 on you. A great car to enter Stock/Novice class in.

Only downer is parts are pricey and not carried by most hobby shops where I am.
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Dec 06, 2009, 08:15 AM
No0b but future prodigy
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Taking a look "under the hood" ... It's really not as dusty as the photos portray it to be.
Dec 06, 2009, 08:26 AM
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And the rest of my cars ATM.

I'm planning on fixing up the Turtle Van into a working RC car / tank making mods to an M class chassis or an >10scale car. Stay tuned for that one.

The Cyclone is another work in progress. Building this for awesome straight line speed and going to take it for spins on the freeway using a high powered brushless system.

The E10 is a great drifter and hoping to fix this up to be a show car decked out with heaps of electronics (lights, speakers).

I've also had a helicopter and Cessna which I've gotten rid of two months ago.

Let me know what toys you've got tucked away!
Dec 06, 2009, 01:05 PM
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nice cars! i'll post one of my cars after xmas, because i'm getting it for xmas!
Dec 06, 2009, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jettrooper02
nice cars! i'll post one of my cars after xmas, because i'm getting it for xmas!
So how many Traxxas trucks you getting for xmas?
Dec 06, 2009, 06:37 PM
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just a slash, i have a savage and it's nitro, so i'm not gonna post it here.
Dec 06, 2009, 11:17 PM
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Here's one of my electrics...

Traxxas Rustler XL-1 converted to full VXL specs.. upgrades include:
Castle Creations Mamba Max ESC
Castle Creations CM5700 motor
Nomadio React system with Telemetry for Lipo battery and motor temps
Traxxas 2070 digital servo
RPM gear cover and front shock tower
Traxxas Big Bore shocks with nitride shafts
Traxxas Anaconda Tires and wheels
Lunsford titanium links
upgraded steering system with full bearings
The rest is stock traxxas.. works fine...
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Dec 06, 2009, 11:20 PM
No0b but future prodigy
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Originally Posted by cenracer1
Here's one of my electrics...
Very cool. I should really ditch on-road and get a truck.
Dec 07, 2009, 06:39 AM
Surface, Air & Water Rc Toys..
Vintage TRX-1 Competition BUGGY modded and turned into stadium/street truck with VXL BL uprgrade and LIPO.
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Dec 07, 2009, 06:54 AM
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@ freechip

nice setup bro! You must have heaps of fun, brushless 2wd!
Dec 07, 2009, 07:02 AM
Surface, Air & Water Rc Toys..
58mph on GPS with a 6cell NiCad pack used for weight on the front bumper and it still wanted to flip over.

With the graphite chassis plate it is very lite and with the front angle on the chassis is naturaly wants to flip over.

On 2S it moves along very fast and 3S is insane, got to keep the trigger finger very lite.
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Dec 07, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by deathstar
Very cool. I should really ditch on-road and get a truck.
Deathstar.. This is one of my on road vehicles.. It spends most of it time about 95% on road only... just too much fun.. The only off road it sees is the occasional dirt track and sand...
Here is a picture when it was just an XL1.. although running a Novak ESC and SpeedGems 8T... and paddles for the beach
Dec 07, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Great idea for a thread

Ok i've got a few RC cars, so i'll just stick up me current fave for now.

It was originally a HPI RS4 Pro3, but there's not really much left on it that's Pro3 anymore.
I upgraded the chassis to a full Penguin chassis replacement.
Ezrun 60A Esc and i swap out the 5.5T or 9T motor depending on what i'm using the car for.

Various other HPI and HB upgrades but too much to list really.

With the shell fitted.

Dec 07, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Nice pics.. Judging by the tires I would say drifting...
Dec 07, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Pretty much everything.

I have a second set of shocks for racing, so just swap out the wheels and shocks and i'm ready to drift or race.

I'm not much of a RC driver though so only race with mates as a bit of fun.
I am entering to Greek RC drift championship in a few weeks, so we'll see how that goes.

The drifting is fun, but i really enjoy the speed of the car more.
Some decent tyres and the 5.5T and it doesn't matter what tyres you have fitted your still sliding

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