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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by Zoot Katz » Jun 28, 2008 8:29 pm

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by swbluto » Aug 27, 2008 5:53 pm

I really haven't invested much time in "RC" but I have an Air-soft(Plastic-BBs) tank that I equipped with a wireless video cam. :twisted:

I have plans in the future but I'm not going to elaborate.

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by bquick » Aug 27, 2008 8:12 pm

I've been flying RC for over 25 years. I have a bunch of planes, all electric now. Last winter I built an all foam Extra 300 that is powered by five A123 cells. The motor draws 50 amps and it climbs vertical easily.
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Post by truckerzero » Aug 28, 2008 12:30 am

nice foamy and great thing is it will take several "oh crap"s since foam is so easaly repaired
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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by v_tach » Aug 28, 2008 1:04 am

Been flying R/C planes now for about 30 years. Too many to remember let alone list. Everything from .10 to very large scale 120cc gasoline powered. No electrics in my fleet.

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Post by truckerzero » Aug 28, 2008 1:18 am

the 120 cc a scale warbird or more of one of those crazy 3d hover over the runway 1 foot off the deck jobs
ford explorer 12 mpg
pontiac sunfire 30 mpg
883 harley sportster 55 mpg
raze rc nitro buggy 196 mpg on 5% nitro methanol fuel
stryker electric rc plane 3.3 watts per mile@80 mph(too bad i cant ride on that thing)!!!

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by johnrobholmes » Aug 28, 2008 8:20 am

I have a few gliders, a few powered planes, a discus launch glider or three, and about 10ish RC cars. Mostly solid axle crawlers. Crawlers are my thing for sure. I spend most of my time on RCCrawler.com/forum
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Post by will_newton » Sep 11, 2009 9:37 pm

I build and fly and compete with carbon fiber and kevlar gliders. fly a few electric helis and other powered planes. I did the rc car thing as a young teenager. I probably keep a dozen or so r/c toys on hand. That background has helped make the transition to e-bikes somewhat smoothly. A lot of my RC stuff has faded into the background now because of the e-bike.
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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by filbert » Apr 10, 2010 10:06 pm

I race on road indoor carpet, it makes the winter shorter. 1/10 scale touring cars and 1/12 scale pan cars. lipo's and brushless motors. Fun stuff!

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by geekybiker » Apr 28, 2010 5:27 pm

I've had a bunch of RC cars over the years. Started in Buggies, then raced touring car for awhile down in LA. Moved to Chicago and got into 1/8th scale nitro buggies.

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by kfong » Apr 29, 2010 12:13 am

It was the RC stuff that brought me into to the ebike world. I saw a post on one of the threads on what people were doing with the batteries with a bike and knew right away what I wanted to make next. Now I spend more time with ebikes and have left the RC stuff to gather dust, but I still keep a running blog and check up to see what's new. The micro RC stuff is pretty cool, as well as UAV, FPV/RPV, and DLG's. Stuff like that always brings me back into it.

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by Thud » Apr 29, 2010 7:13 am

I started flying rc back in 84'
Made the transition to 12th scale carpet racing. That kinda died out & I do enjoy 10th scale off road. Buggies more than the trucks. Have one GT asociated also, thats fun.
Still enjoy scratch building small balsa airplanes & crashing them at the local schoolyard when I have time for it.
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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by justadad1957 » Apr 29, 2010 7:36 pm

1/12 carpet racing was my life back in the day matching cells working on motors fun stuff for sure

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Re: how many dabble in radio control

Post by mdd0127 » Apr 29, 2010 7:47 pm

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.
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