About ten years ago I walked into the hobby store at the mall, came out with a Traxxas 4-tec and every goodie I could find for it. It wasn't long after that I started modding it, ripping random electronics apart looking for better motors, etc. After a few months, it would go around 80mph, drain the batteries in a couple of minutes. The only problems were that it would get out of controller range in a split second if you weren't careful and it was pretty much directionally uncontrollable at anything over 1/8 throttle. It also seemed magnetically attracted to curbs and light poles! The only place I could find to play with it was the mall parking lot but they eventually asked me to stop because they were scared it was going to damage something. I ended up totaling the car a few times and rebuilding it but eventually sold it for gas money. RC performance potential definitely sparked the EV interest in me.
Turn it OFF!!!
Appocaloptimist! (thx Kiwi!)