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Oct 01, 2018, 01:08 AM
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From flying to crawling....


A lot of you know I have been in this great hobby for over 30 years now. I love flying and everything about it but recently stumbled onto some crawler videos by RC Adventures. I have had numerous r/c cars and trucks even a few boats and helicopters over the years but always stuck by flying as number 1. My issue up until now with the cars and trucks is upkeep and repairs. When they crash at 75mph they require many new parts and hours on the bench fixing it. That has kept me from getting too serious and competing at events etc... so I would buy one, do the usual and hop it up and order the necessary parts to have on hand to keep it running then eventually selling it after it sits for awhile. Then I found this crawling obsession......

I had a Bergan helicopter I wasnt flying and couldnt get sold so I traded it for some crawlers locally after watching some RC Adventure videos. I always liked off road trucks going back to when I was a kid but never built anything full scale or r/c like what I was seeing in the videos. After trading off the helicopter and obtaining my new to me trucks I started running them. After climbing rocks dirt and anything I could get traction on I was very surprised that nothing had broke and I was getting run times of 45 minutes up to over a hour per battery. Its so nice to head home knowing I only have to charge a couple batteries and I am ready to go for next time.
Most of this summer on days with crappy weather I load the kiddos up and we head out to search for next bigger and better place to run our new found love in this great r/c hobby. Im not sure who likes it more, me or them? So yes I still fly but really enjoy another part of the spectrum in this hobby crawling. Im looking forward to building my own custom one-off crawler and I assure you that I will as winter is coming and I will have lots of time to create my masterpiece. For now enjoy these pictures and I will post more as I get more familiar with crawling!
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