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sleazius
27th September 2011, 09:58 PM
I've always been interested in RC cars. When I was a kid we never had money for any, so I never had one :( But retained the interest as an adult. I could never commit to a big purchase, so I collected Kyosho mini-z cars over the past years, but haven't added for 3 or 4 years now (I've got 6 or so).

This weekend the Tamiya store was having a sale and a few things went my way:

#1 The wife wasn't around
#2 I was there with a total Tamiya addict (bro-in-law)
#3 We found a Tamiya store?
#4 20% off store wide sale :D

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Also managed to find the Kyosho distributor and were it not for bag space, was sorely tempted by this:

http://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/rc/detail.html?product_id=106257

It was mammoth, and would have been awesome!

Anyone else into RC?

Frank_fjs
27th September 2011, 10:01 PM
I'm into RC. Used to fly nitro planes and have always been into cars. Lately I've been getting into the electric helis.

Not so much into it any more, can't seem to find the time or money. I tend to focus on one hobby at a time and at present that's consoles and arcade stuff.

stu
27th September 2011, 10:10 PM
I had 2 of these when I was a kid...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KYOSHO-1-10-OPTIMA-4WD-VINTAGE-RC-NEW-BOX-NIB-/290600111725?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item43a91dce6d

They were the shit back then. We built a track over in the back paddock.....

NOTE: They don't like to be jumped very high


I'd love to get a nice 1/10 battery powered car again to play with....i remember it being an expensive hobby though.

FLEX
27th September 2011, 10:15 PM
Yeah I have always been into any forms of RC. First cars then boats then planes. Did a bit of car racing. Even got a Heli at one point. All my old car stuff is in storage on the east coast awaiting my arrival ;) . Got an electric plane with me at the moment I fly as I travel around.
Cant beat the old Tamiya kits though. I use to have the original Hornet car and also a Falcon.
Can never go past the stuff without a look when I take the young bloke to Toyworld :).

stu
27th September 2011, 10:19 PM
I always thought the Tamiya stuff was regarded as crappy gear. Every time we used to get Tamiya kit there would be stripped gears and smashed bits all the time.

What are the good brands of battery powered cars these days. I remember Associated, LOSI, Kyosho.....

Frank_fjs
28th September 2011, 12:03 AM
Tamiya is a bit of a cheap brand, the cars of theirs that I've owned have always been of a lower build quality.

Associated, Losi and Kyosho are still big players, and Traxxas has really gained popularity.

Arcade King
28th September 2011, 06:20 AM
Wow interesting to hear that because when I had my Hornet years ago they were the beeez neez.

Woody
28th September 2011, 07:00 AM
Yeah, I used to be a Tamiya kid. Had stacks of cars of theirs and was always pretty happy with them.

From memory I had:
Hornet
Grass Hopper
Frog
Supabrat
Fox
Hot Shot
Wild One

Not all at the same time mind you, but usually 2 or 3 at any time.

Viper
28th September 2011, 07:52 AM
Tamiya were (and basically still are) the upper end of toy and lower end of enthusiast RC. Great backyard/park RC. I always had cheap RC cars (road) when I was a kid. When I got married I got my first Tamiya (Stadium truck) and later my first real RC (HPI RS4 Nitro Pro). In the last few years my son (now 7) has been getting interested but the holder of the purse strings won't let me buy something at that level so I've been down the toy road again and also the Chinese knockoff (had a copy of the Associate RC18T each but kept breaking parts). Have been given permission to spend a few hundred for an electric RC buggy/truggy for the young bloke for Christmas so am wondering what I can get that won't fall to bits and I can get parts for readily. Would prefer 1/10 scale but down to 1/18 if need be.

Jatz
28th September 2011, 08:03 AM
I have a HPI E10 AE86 (the red one) and I got it last year. Came with a rolling shell + motor. I bought a few pieces here and there for it and its been solid since.
I did have a Rtr Tamiya but on the 2nd day I had it, the wheel frame snapped (this was a few years ago) and I didnt know of parts for it so I couldnt use it. The HPI E10 was great fun though just haven't played with it as much as I used to unfortunately.
@Viper: HPI E10'sand Tamiya TT-01's are fairly popular and have lots of parts readily available and are of great build quality from what I've heard. I can vouch for the HPI E10 as mine has had a few crashes and it bounces back and isnt that slow either with a stock motor (can be upgraded if its too slow for you). You could probably get a running HPI E10 or TT-01 for a few hundred easily.

kkb
28th September 2011, 08:51 AM
I have a HPI baja 5B buggy that I love to use . It runs a 2 stoke motor that is very easy to start - have had problems with starting glow plug type cars.

Also enjoy the electric heli's although the wife get the shits when I buzz the small one around the house and chase her with it.

FLEX
28th September 2011, 09:30 AM
back in the old days (lol) Tamiya was THE brand. I cant even remember hearing of any others until Kyosho came along, which at the time where regarded as the inferior product to Tamiya.
I also have one of these in peices in storage. Couldnt find parts for it 10 years ago so ended up getting it running with old photo copier parts my old man found at the dump. Not quite as original as this one but still looks much the same. I think they are from the mid 80's era. It is 4 wheel drive with a .21 size engine. It has a small steel chain the ran the length of the car to drive the front and back diffs.

Thunder Tiger Silver Fox
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sleazius
28th September 2011, 10:56 AM
Never been into nitro myself, always preferred battery, less problems and not that much slower these days, easier to get parts too.

For me its more about reliving something that I couldn't get at the time (in the 80s). The car on the right is a 1:18 rtr hornet. The kit in the middle is a Sand Scorcher from the early 80s / late 70s (re-release of course). The car on the left is something a bit quicker, 4wd Super Levant.

Got a trip coming up in January possibly to Hong Kong so will try and get the Ultima DB then :)

@lien_Zed
28th September 2011, 02:01 PM
nice to see the hornet in the o/p photos. i started to get back in to rc's last year after a 20 year absence.
i still have my heart set on a traxxas summit

http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/5607summit

currently have a traxxas erevo i bought from a fellow AA member at the right price a few months ago

http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/5603erevo

it was my birthday last week on friday and misses_zed said cos she loves me and im such an awesome husband i get $300 to spend my erevo! so i bought myself 2 x decent hyperion battery chargers
http://www.hyperionaustralia.com.au/?stg=55&view=55

and some RPM parts from liquidrc.com
the rpm parts i bought is a set of true track a-arms front/rear for the erevo
http://rpmrcproducts.com/products/traxxas/Revo2.htm#truetrak

YIPPIE!!
i have picked out another $300 worth of gear for christmas including many titanium parts, and billet machines front/rear bulkheads.... mmmmm.... much toughness in the beast...lol

have also helped out another AA member here on the forum in brisbane set himself and his son up with a traxxas summit as well.

feel free to drop my youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheStinger30?feature=mhee

i could talk about rc's all day, great fun, great to be back in it again:cool:

clarky351
28th September 2011, 03:57 PM
I bought a losi xxxt a few years back and thought it was the gun until I bought a losi nitro truck ... Needless to say the battery powered cars don't even get a look in anymore :-)

Viper
28th September 2011, 07:21 PM
Never been into nitro myself, always preferred battery, less problems and not that much slower these days, easier to get parts too.

For me its more about reliving something that I couldn't get at the time (in the 80s). The car on the right is a 1:18 rtr hornet. The kit in the middle is a Sand Scorcher from the early 80s / late 70s (re-release of course). The car on the left is something a bit quicker, 4wd Super Levant.

Got a trip coming up in January possibly to Hong Kong so will try and get the Ultima DB then :)

I love the Hornet. I really wish I'd had the cash in the 80's for a Tamiya.

Manta
28th September 2011, 08:42 PM
I have a brushless thunder tiger and am saving for a e revo which can do 65+mph. With lipo batteries now and brushless these will kill a nitro car from what I have read, but in saying that they are still only one gear so top end i dont know what would win

@lien_Zed
28th September 2011, 09:11 PM
I have a brushless thunder tiger and am saving for a e revo which can do 65+mph. With lipo batteries now and brushless these will kill a nitro car from what I have read, but in saying that they are still only one gear so top end i dont know what would win

what thunder tiger you got? i have a mate of mine who imported a thunder tiger mt4 brushless from singapore a few months ago. its fuggin insane in 6S lipo

heres a 1/10th erevo doing 110 kmph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJuZjoYlzrw

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I love the Hornet. I really wish I'd had the cash in the 80's for a Tamiya.

Tamiya have re-released a number of vehicles from the 80's including the hornet.the vast majority of the vehicle is the same as the original release, and fitted a esc as well.

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I bought a losi xxxt a few years back and thought it was the gun until I bought a losi nitro truck ... Needless to say the battery powered cars don't even get a look in anymore :-)

brushless with lipos is the way to go.i was reading an article only a few days ago and theres some lot in the usa using some thing from the ocean, cant remember exactly what it was, some kind of sea weed or something and they recon it helps with the chemical properties of lipo batteries. they reckon it wont be long and you will be able to see a-main events running brushless lipo batteries that will run for an hour on a set of batteries, they are that good.

wingtipvortex
28th September 2011, 09:17 PM
LiPo all the way for me( re helis ) look at the price and C rating.....awesome in my books! http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__378__85__LiPo_LiFe_NiMH_Battery-Turnigy_nano_2Dtech.html?gclid=CJ_l95zov6sCFYwC4go dnWPVtQ

@lien_Zed
29th September 2011, 09:49 AM
LiPo all the way for me( re helis ) look at the price and C rating.....awesome in my books! http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__378__85__LiPo_LiFe_NiMH_Battery-Turnigy_nano_2Dtech.html?gclid=CJ_l95zov6sCFYwC4go dnWPVtQ

absolutely. i have a mate of mine who used to fly align rc choppers and lipos the way to go

i use these in my erevo
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=14697

great value for money

Manta
29th September 2011, 09:54 AM
Hi it's a sparrowhawk. Hood car but the centre drive shaft keeps popping out which is a pain

Prince
29th September 2011, 09:27 PM
I'm like you Sleazius. My next door neighbour had the Grasshopper back in the 80's. Such great fun as 11 year olds playing in the backyard.
As for myself, my parents could only settle for the immitation version of the Hornet - 12 x aa + 1 x 9v batteries.....costly, though i'm pretty sure it's still at mum & dads house.

My brother in law is a RC freak. I'm talking, fibre glass made speed boats with chainshaw engines, hand built planes, the Baja, helicopters etc....
I was flicking through his Tower Hobbies magazine last year and i came across the re-issue Tamiya cars - had to buy one!
Easy choice for me, The Frog.
He put it together and painted the thing. I was assigned to cut those frign stickers!! Yet to stanley knife the rest!! LOL.
Here's a few pics of my 3year and he's favorite RC's. Everytime we take the Frog out i know that i'm second to him as who's going to hog the control!!
My favorite surface by far is the asphalt. We've done the synthetic grass and dirt on a bmx track. Hanging to do a golf course green, tennis court (clay) and an indoor basketball stadium or hall.

I think i might tell Uncle Frankie to buy some sand tyres and a longer battery.

ps - does anyone remember the hovercraft toy Typhoon?

SC.

narf_
29th September 2011, 10:42 PM
My dad has a 3m submarine

RGR
29th September 2011, 11:57 PM
Yeah I used to have a HotShot... and all my friends had Frogs. I think frogs were the most popular back then.. Infact I still have that car in my garage... Its been in pieces for the last 25 odd years lol

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Re-Release-Tamiya-Hot-Shot-factory-built-and-paint-/400244754454?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item5d30724816

Hmmm just found this on ebay... Aint this like dam expensive??

@lien_Zed
30th September 2011, 09:05 AM
ps - does anyone remember the hovercraft toy Typhoon?

SC.

talking of hovercraft, hobby king have one
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18932__HobbyKing_EDF_Hoverjet_Plug_and_Hover_AUS _Warehouse_.html

im sure i saw the exact same unit at jaycar a few months ago

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Yeah I used to have a HotShot... and all my friends had Frogs. I think frogs were the most popular back then.. Infact I still have that car in my garage... Its been in pieces for the last 25 odd years lol

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Re-Release-Tamiya-Hot-Shot-factory-built-and-paint-/400244754454?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item5d30724816

Hmmm just found this on ebay... Aint this like dam expensive??

thats a amazing rip off. rc model is the go
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=hot+shot

hong kong based

this might interest you at half the price the ebay one
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/hotshot/rerelease-p-10000408.html

Viper
30th September 2011, 09:07 PM
this might interest you at half the price the ebay one
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/hotshot/rerelease-p-10000408.html

I don't know what the difference is but this one is only $30 more but has all the radio gear. I assume there's a difference.

http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/tamiya/rtr/hotshot-p-90006935.html

Frank_fjs
30th September 2011, 09:18 PM
The more expensive Hotshot is RTR, it includes a TX and ESC.

Viper
30th September 2011, 09:23 PM
The more expensive Hotshot is RTR, it includes a TX and ESC.

That's why I said it was better to get. I don't understand why it's ony $30 more when it includes all the radio gear as well is all. Figured there must have been something different with the chassis or something.

Frank_fjs
30th September 2011, 09:27 PM
The included TX and ESC would only be basic. The cheaper one is a better option for people wishing to either include their own radio gear or perhaps purchase something better.

sleazius
30th September 2011, 09:32 PM
That's why I said it was better to get. I don't understand why it's ony $30 more when it includes all the radio gear as well is all. Figured there must have been something different with the chassis or something.

When in Singapore recently, the RTR kits that they had in the shop were in some cases only $20 more. The owner couldn't explain it to me when I asked him either ;)

Viper
30th September 2011, 09:41 PM
The included TX and ESC would only be basic. The cheaper one is a better option for people wishing to either include their own radio gear or perhaps purchase something better.

Fair enough but still, for $30 to get a TX, RX, ESC and servo is pretty good.

wingtipvortex
30th September 2011, 10:16 PM
Fair enough but still, for $30 to get a TX, RX, ESC and servo is pretty good.
Yeah it is, but they will be nasty for those dollars.

Savage
30th September 2011, 10:40 PM
Been out of the RC scene but will get back into and finish building my RC I current have.

These days. 2.4 Ghz controllers that need no crystals, and bind the TX to RX and thus avoiding channel clashing are the go, example of one such unit and can be had a good price http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM3140

Also Tamiya do make high-end stuff, not just high end toys, not sure what model but my mates son is sponsored to race RC and I believe this year joined with Tamiya. Some example of their higher end stuff - TA05 (http://www.redrc.net/2010/05/tamiya-ta05-vdf-high-end-drift-machine/)

Anyway, here's my RC Cars I have.
Larger one is a MCD Race Runner, which I also have a stadium truck body., just need to get Engin and exhaust. Looking at a 30CC engine....

Smaller one is a re-release Tamiya Frog.
https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pIGxaZ5fbAU0e6Q0HAo205WdFBKSnuMiCqlpLddSzWNgP-RmGJOSu-JEgTywCDGE8nb4nHfjsyEw/P1020486.JPG?psid=1

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pCrtFLcoVMac8QTyK8cOcIOizSOvJJgLu88xu5p3HGh53Nmz grZgPUvQrWYwYliTRTOf3dzBQyP8/P1020487.JPG?psid=1

https://byfiles.storage.live.com/y1pCrtFLcoVMaemlP4SdvxL6PQU0GyiS4GSTKptau9uxdHDK7L NWImd6ujQ_yPLSaK1FEmHJOX1s-I/P1020488.JPG?psid=1

wingtipvortex
30th September 2011, 10:59 PM
The DX3S is good for cars n boats, bit expensive if you ask me for that kind of limited rc control. I picked up my DX7 for 200 bucks, and it serves cars, planes, helis, boats 20 presets........etc. Its a different style controller of course( 2 sticks ), but it does the job 100% 2.4Ghz is defiantly the way to go.

Viper
30th September 2011, 11:01 PM
Looking at a 300CC engine....


300cc? I hope not.

The frog looks very cool.

2.4GHz is fine if you have the cash and are serious about your RC. For me I want something far cheaper although I know you can get RTR stuff with 2.4GHz radio gear for a few hundred buck. Yes I am a cheap bastard!

RGR
30th September 2011, 11:21 PM
lol this is the ultimate RC!!!!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9zWhbvypY&list=FLNiVevfk8kzthAiLnwBImPw&index=11

lol and this!!! Fantastic!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfkyp89LLTE&feature=related

Savage
30th September 2011, 11:42 PM
300cc? I hope not.

The frog looks very cool.

2.4GHz is fine if you have the cash and are serious about your RC. For me I want something far cheaper although I know you can get RTR stuff with 2.4GHz radio gear for a few hundred buck. Yes I am a cheap bastard!

was a typo, 30cc I meant.

Viper
1st October 2011, 09:43 AM
was a typo, 30cc I meant.

Haha, after replying I realised as much. I remembered the Zenoah engines they used in 1/5 scale racing are about 25cc, not to mention a 300cc engine would be bigger than the car.

@lien_Zed
1st October 2011, 09:46 AM
The DX3S is good for cars n boats, bit expensive if you ask me for that kind of limited rc control. I picked up my DX7 for 200 bucks, and it serves cars, planes, helis, boats 20 presets........etc. Its a different style controller of course( 2 sticks ), but it does the job 100% 2.4Ghz is defiantly the way to go.
absolutely. i was a bit tight on cash and picked up a brand new traxxas 2.4 ghz radio and receiver delivered to my door for about $75, not the worlds greatest 2.4 ghz setup, however for a brand new bit of kit, probably the worlds most affordable and reliable kit for $75

this is the one i bought
http://www.chopshoprc.com.au/TRAXXAS/Traxxas-Revo-3-3/Traxxas-2-4ghz-radio-set-Revo-3-3-/prod_464.html

chopshop rc is also in ebay but i just had a quick search and cant find them:(

Viper
1st October 2011, 11:14 AM
absolutely. i was a bit tight on cash and picked up a brand new traxxas 2.4 ghz radio and receiver delivered to my door for about $75, not the worlds greatest 2.4 ghz setup, however for a brand new bit of kit, probably the worlds most affordable and reliable kit for $75

this is the one i bought
http://www.chopshoprc.com.au/TRAXXAS/Traxxas-Revo-3-3/Traxxas-2-4ghz-radio-set-Revo-3-3-/prod_464.html

chopshop rc is also in ebay but i just had a quick search and cant find them:(

Now that's more my style.

@lien_Zed
1st October 2011, 11:33 AM
went a hunting and i found chop shop rc on ebay, same as the lot here wwww.chopshoprc.com.au

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Chop-Shop-R-C

now just be carful when buying stuff from chopshop. some of their stuff is priced well, other stuff isnt
i buy the vast majority of my gear from the usa from

www.liquidrc.com (http://www.liquidrc.com)

pay via paypal, ship world wide for just .99 cents. i have spend buckets of dollars with them, everytime they charge me .99 cents shipping.everytime my parts arrive at my door, the price is well over $10 for shipping according to the label stuck to it.they ship via usps

https://www.usps.com/


talking about stuff to buy, it was my birthday last friday so misses_zed let me go nuts with my visacard and i bought a few bits n pieces for my 1/10th erevo, amongst the stuff i bought was 2 x new battery chargers from hyperion

http://www.hyperionaustralia.com.au/?stg=55&view=55

bloody magic chargers.only down side to it is the software cant be upgraded, other then that, these are perfect for what i want.the voltage/amperage reported by the unit is absolutely 100% accurate. love'em

@lien_Zed
2nd October 2011, 11:18 AM
just got an email from liquidrc.com they are now carrying a large range of savox servos. i just did a quick price check at a few other sites and their prices are very good indeed

http://www.liquidrc.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=1076&sort=2a&page=2

LOTR4U
2nd October 2011, 12:10 PM
I have had a couple, this inspired me to get out my current car which I havent had time to mod, still fun to drive stock.

Current

1. 1/10th Scale

28551

Previous

1. 1/18th HPI RS4 - Never finished it as i was to much into my M18.

28550

2. 1/18th Xray M18 - Got it going to around 120km per Venom speed meter, motor was at 60% power due to gears stripping.

285522855328554

@lien_Zed
2nd October 2011, 06:56 PM
2. 1/18th Xray M18 - Got it going to around 120km per Venom speed meter, motor was at 60% power due to gears stripping.



man, thats insane! replacing the gears with steel ones next for another go:unsure

LOTR4U
2nd October 2011, 07:16 PM
man, thats insane! replacing the gears with steel ones next for another go:unsure

I replaced as much as i could with alloy but there was 1 or 2 bits which you could only get in plastic, guess it needs to have a weak spot somewhere but in the end i had to rebuild the thing after every play and was getting annoying. in the end some guy from the UK bought it from me for about $900.

It really was a solid car and would have been great to race in comps but there is not alot of places to take it.

FYI - motor was a Mamba 9000kv / battery 3 cell Lipo 11v (in hind sight it was crazy over kill.)

Viper
2nd October 2011, 07:47 PM
......(in hind sight it was crazy over kill.)

Just like everything else you do (Cirqus Voltaire comes to front of mind)!

LOTR4U
3rd October 2011, 05:07 PM
Just like everything else you do (Cirqus Voltaire comes to front of mind)!

lol you liked my chrome coin box lid tho ;) imagine how pimp you would feel when its time to unload the coins and you can see your sexy self in the lid :p

Viper
3rd October 2011, 06:18 PM
lol you liked my chrome coin box lid tho ;) imagine how pimp you would feel when its time to unload the coins and you can see your sexy self in the lid :p

You know what I look like, I'd prefer the lid blacked out in that scenario, especially if I'd just eaten!

Prince
16th December 2011, 10:30 AM
More pics of The Frog - still yet to finish of the stickers LOL.

Prince
16th December 2011, 10:38 AM
Anyone wanting to get a "Hornet" for xmas?....there's one @ ToyWorld in Eastland shopping centre (Ringwood, Vic).

narf_
16th December 2011, 10:48 AM
Any thoughts on a traxxis slash i can get one with 2 bodies gearbox mods ect locally

@lien_Zed
16th December 2011, 06:24 PM
Any thoughts on a traxxis slash i can get one with 2 bodies gearbox mods ect locally


great truck, Traxxas invented the short course RC racing. the amount of hop ups (upgrades) you can get is insane

if you buy it and dont like it, send it to me, i will put it to good use

narf_
16th December 2011, 06:49 PM
Ah np might hand ball a low offer and see. We got a few public access tracks locally

@lien_Zed
16th December 2011, 07:15 PM
Ah np might hand ball a low offer and see. We got a few public access tracks locally

cool. is it the 2x4 or the 4x4? great truck, they have a few minor issus but are easy to work around. if you get one let me know and i will send you a dvd full of assorted info i have collected about them that will certainly be of use to you

narf_
16th December 2011, 08:01 PM
Ah np 4X4 model

@lien_Zed
16th December 2011, 08:41 PM
Ah np 4X4 model

cool, the 4x4 is a great rc

narf_
16th December 2011, 11:11 PM
Cheers has a bigger motor all ali shocks gearbox ect. Will make a offer tonite and see what happens

@lien_Zed
17th December 2011, 09:22 AM
Cheers has a bigger motor all ali shocks gearbox ect. Will make a offer tonite and see what happens

cool, shot me a pm if you get it and i will send you the goodies

narf_
27th December 2011, 04:22 PM
Well gunna look at this next week for zooming about the road track local

tamiya m03m with datsun body.

Comes with hobbywing brushless,tuning card,spare wheels and tyres,lipo pack,2.4 receiver and controller and any spares guy can find

has 500 worth of upgrades under the hood.

A brissie mate races rc's and reckons price is good and i got a further 50 bucks off that so very tempting but being a noob at rc gear im still reading up

Frank_fjs
27th December 2011, 05:32 PM
I like the Datsun body. :)

I might be getting another RC car soon too, haven't had one in quite a few years. My parents are in Hong Kong so asked them to see if they can pick something up for me.

Viper
27th December 2011, 07:31 PM
My son had his Tamiya out today. Best money we've ever spent. It's just the right speed with the 540 brushed motor and doesn't break when you look at it like the cheap(ish) 1:18 scale car he had previously. One happy little 7 year old!

I, on the other hand, hit a wall at about 80% throttle with my brushless 1:18 truggy. Broke a front A arm (2nd in 3 days) and bent a dogbone. Lucky I've got the young blokes old car as spares (and the place in HK I got it from still sells spares too, rediculously cheap with free postage, although I still have a bunch from my last order).

narf_
27th December 2011, 08:58 PM
Cheers guys for the heads up

i can get it for 200 which i think isnt to bad

@lien_Zed
29th December 2011, 02:43 PM
Lucky I've got the young blokes old car as spares (and the place in HK I got it from still sells spares too, rediculously cheap with free postage, although I still have a bunch from my last order).

can you add the place in HK to our thread here please

http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/45678-parts-and-where-to-get-them

thanks

Viper
29th December 2011, 08:56 PM
can you add the place in HK to our thread here please

http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/45678-parts-and-where-to-get-them

thanks

Done

narf_
24th January 2012, 07:22 PM
hey peeps

anyone tried

http://www.axialracing.com/ftp/wraith/index.html

guy i was looking at the datsun has one now for sale. atm tied up with spending money but i had to ask how much as good lord they look like a beast :unsure

@lien_Zed
25th January 2012, 10:17 AM
hey peeps

anyone tried

http://www.axialracing.com/ftp/wraith/index.html


not a bad unit for a crawler. they are purpose built rock crawlers, dont expect to much more then that, if you want a race machine, forget it, this is not what you want

TheJang from "ultimate rc" has done a review of one and has some running vidoes of it too, check out this google link for more info

http://www.google.com.au/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=youtube+ultimate+rc+axial+wraith&pbx=1&oq=youtube+ultimate+rc+axial+wraith&aq=f&aqi=g-v3&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=69643l82147l0l82468l42l12l0l4l4l0l2582l5245 l3-1.1.8-1.1l5l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=b55243adebd1ecf0&biw=976&bih=515

kohan
13th February 2012, 08:53 PM
Buy me a car!

Well I mean, I am keen on a RC car. I really dont know anything about them, but i am thinking I want battery powered as not to annoy neighbours, and I want off road as my house backs onto a nature reserve, and i am thinking i want to spend between $100-120. And I want to try and make it a lager scale car, money allowing.

Any thoughts and suggestions?

@lien_Zed
13th February 2012, 10:33 PM
for $120 your going to have to buy a second hand one or one of the low end new cars eg HSP

HSP is ok for someone starting out to see if rc is for them, but one of the higher end hobby class rc cars is the go

infact i saw this brushless erevo come up on ebay today for $250

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Traxxas-E-Revo-Brushless-good-condition-/120859551388?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item1c23ca669c&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:AU:101

i have one of these, i love mine, its bloody rippa!
you can get parts quite reasonably priced for it and more hop up's (upgrades) then you can point a stick at

if you buy a HSP car, theres 2 web sites you need to buy parts first is
http://myrc.com.au/catalog/

the second one i cant remember or find with google right now :(

Frank_fjs
13th February 2012, 10:38 PM
Don't think $120 is going to cut it mate, unless you're happy with a HSP.

Take a look here for an idea of the models available (use the menu on the right to switch categories): http://www.helipal.com/rc-car_1-10-off-road-buggy.html

They are cheap but not too nasty.

@lien_Zed
13th February 2012, 10:47 PM
i like traxxas products have a look thru this
http://www.rc-model.com.au/shop/traxxas/car/kit-c-2138_2590.html

they have an amazing array of off road stuff, and if you want on road, they released their xo-1 that does 100Mph not long ago as well

http://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/6407xo1

kohan
14th February 2012, 09:37 PM
nah i think someone of my lack of experience would be totally satisfied with the lower end of the market, im thinking something like this
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HSP-RC-Car-1-10-Electric-Rally-Monster-Truck-55902-/110823370804?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Radio_Controlled_V ehicles&hash=item19cd967034#ht_7197wt_905
what battery life would you expect from this, im guessing it would be short, so what battery should i go for to keep it going for a while

wingtipvortex
14th February 2012, 10:56 PM
what battery life would you expect from this, im guessing it would be short, so what battery should i go for to keep it going for a while
Use the battery that comes with it. If you want to drive longer, buy more batteries. A cheap car like that would have very borderline components, and a more powerful battery could cause damage.

@lien_Zed
15th February 2012, 08:11 PM
what battery life would you expect from this, im guessing it would be short, so what battery should i go for to keep it going for a while

battery life is dependent on so many factors

how fast you drive it
what your gearing is
how aerodynamic your vehicle is
the terrain your driving over
the battery type you use in the first place be it nicad/nimh/lipo/flux capacitor
esc settings/programming


it comes with a 1800Mah (milliamp hour) Nimh- nickel metal hydride.

wow

cant get much more entry level for a battery then this.run time will be.... bugger all

i have 2 3000Mah Nimh traxxas batteries and they were ok in my erevo with dual motors.run time. about 10 minutes.
i use these now on my radio/torch/light and runtime is about 3 days
i now use 5000Mah 2s Turnigy lipos on my erevo and runtime is about 20 - 30 minutes

if i didnt know any better, i would say they stole the idea from a traxxas slash

HSP is great for someone if they dont know if the RC hobby is for them. resale value of rc gear is bugger all and HSP stuff is the worst of the lot

mckie1
15th February 2012, 09:07 PM
battery life is dependent on so many factors

how fast you drive it
what your gearing is
how aerodynamic your vehicle is
the terrain your driving over
the battery type you use in the first place be it nicad/nimh/lipo/flux capacitor
esc settings/programming


it comes with a 1800Mah (milliamp hour) Nimh- nickel metal hydride.

wow

cant get much more entry level for a battery then this.run time will be.... bugger all

i have 2 3000Mah Nimh traxxas batteries and they were ok in my erevo with dual motors.run time. about 10 minutes.
i use these now on my radio/torch/light and runtime is about 3 days
i now use 5000Mah 2s Turnigy lipos on my erevo and runtime is about 20 - 30 minutes

if i didnt know any better, i would say they stole the idea from a traxxas slash

HSP is great for someone if they dont know if the RC hobby is for them. resale value of rc gear is bugger all and HSP stuff is the worst of the lot

Where can i get myself a flux capacitor battery for my e-maxx..... Does Doc Brown have anymore spare? Seriously though i'm getting good mileage from the twin 4200mAh 11.1v lipo's in the e-maxx. I think i just need to learn how to drive - way to fast for my 6yo :(

@lien_Zed
16th February 2012, 07:03 AM
Where can i get myself a flux capacitor battery for my e-maxx..... Does Doc Brown have anymore spare? Seriously though i'm getting good mileage from the twin 4200mAh 11.1v lipo's in the e-maxx. I think i just need to learn how to drive - way to fast for my 6yo :(

what esc do you have in the emaxx? if it is the stock traxxas one , put it in to training mode


http://www.youtube.com/user/rcnightmare#p/search/0/G8PxlZ_epkM


I dunno if the Doc has any spare flux capacitors or not.if he drops by in his delorean again i will ask:cool:

mckie1
16th February 2012, 10:59 AM
Mamba esc and motor - brushless edition. I'll have a look at the manuals again. Thank you

@lien_Zed
16th February 2012, 10:00 PM
if you have lost the book, this is the one you want

http://www.castlecreations.com/support/documents/drivers_ed_guide.pdf

mckie1
17th February 2012, 09:13 AM
Thanks. Looks like I need to adjust the 'punch' setting. Now to see if usb cable works and get software.

@lien_Zed
17th February 2012, 05:30 PM
Thanks. Looks like I need to adjust the 'punch' setting. Now to see if usb cable works and get software.

the other thing to do is what i do when my little mister 4 wants a go of my erevo

i crouch down next to him and i make it go forwards/backwards and he does the steering. works well for us, great dad/son time:cool:

Prince
21st April 2012, 11:03 PM
Took the Frog out for a preliminary run today, to determine if the batteries were charged - only 1 out of the 4.
Little bugger was aiming straight for my legs. Yelled out "hey" and i was dancing like the mamuska in the Addams family! lol
All batteries are fully charged now and ready for some serious RC tomorrow.

Enjoy the pics.

danny_galaga
22nd April 2012, 08:45 AM
Use the battery that comes with it. If you want to drive longer, buy more batteries. A cheap car like that would have very borderline components, and a more powerful battery could cause damage.

As long as the battery you upgrade to is the same voltage, it won't make an iota of difference to the power output, just the duration...

@lien_Zed
22nd April 2012, 08:36 PM
thanks for sharing the photos of the frog in action. they are a great rc car:cool:

Prince
22nd April 2012, 11:00 PM
Found some more pics dated back in Feb 2012 - car park @ Rieschiecks Reserve, Doncaster East, Vic.
MC doing more donuts and loving his shoes getting covered in sand.

Prince
22nd April 2012, 11:26 PM
More ashphalt fun @ Donburn PS in Doncaster East, Vic.
MC was being silly today and was making the Frog do somersaults. Wishbone dislodged.
Problem with the Nimh batteries - the car wouldn't take off. Maybe the speed controller needs to be adjusted?

A father and his kids rocked up and says to me..."is that the Grasshopper?" Not quite i said to him.

Prince
21st May 2012, 11:26 AM
Got the Nimh batteries to work - battery charger wasn't set up at the correct amp/volts setting.

More fun at Rieschiecks Reserve the other day. This time on the athletics track and onticar surface (red clay).
Grass had just been mowed and was wet, though didn't deter MC to go crazy and chop up more grass with the Frog's wheels.
Back in the car park, MC decides to go through some puddles and wella.........the Frog starts smoking up.
Daddy's :realmad::realmad::realmad: right about now and i was shitting myself not to go near it.
Time to shop for another speed controller.

Happy viewing.

SC.

@lien_Zed
21st May 2012, 08:57 PM
those small esc's are pretty cheap. i went hunting a few months ago cos u can use HSP ones as well and get them delivered aust wide from ebay for about $40

no need to worry about the smoke on that rc car it wont catch on fire in a big hurry

however

if it was lipo batterys going up in smoke, then yes you would indeed have something to worry about.
if u get stuck let me know and i will go hunting and find the hsp esc that will work for you.

i assume the motor in this is brushed.
if you want to go nuts on a brushed esc that will blow your mind, one of these wil work nicely

http://holmeshobbies.com/product.php?productid=274

these brushed motor esc's are magic kit and you can get them water proofed by them as well for few dollars extra.they are fully programable via "castle creations" software as well.proably over kill for this, but man i doubt you will need another esc ever again