is there anything Traxxas can't do?
Or just order what I'd linked to previously and use;
For the sake of a hundred bucks or so, I want to do better than the dodgy lipo set up I have at the moment with a transformer to convert to US power with an Australian plug and bare twisted wires that will catch fire at a moment's notice. I started to order and knew I was heading in the same direction.
Let me know what I'm up for Wayne, no rush.
On a more positive note, I charged up two NiMH batteries and put them in the traxxas truck before running it down on the hard sand at the back beach at Phillip Island. Really comes into it's own with a bit of mojo. Awesome set up.
How did you get the sand out of your truck Wayne? I'm thinking a boot polish brush or something similar, not sure if it will reach well enough. It's in the suspension adjuster threads which could be an issue if I don't get everything out.
Anything from modelflight would sort out well;
The advantage of the bixler IMO is if you decide to do some FPV or camera stuff, it's a great easily modded platform with which to do so.
This looks tempting:
Don't think much of the need to complete list though...
Functioning split flaps
Sport aerobatic characteristics
Factory-installed outward retracting landing gear
Contoured landing gear doors fit flush with wing
High-quality prepainted fiberglass cowl
Lightweight balsa-and-ply laser-cut construction
Covered in authentic Hangar 9 UltraCote
Need to Complete
Additional items needed to complete this kit:
• 6-channel radio system
• 6 standard servos (JRPS537)
• 1 retract servo (JRPS791)
• 1 12 inch extension lead
• 1 6 inch Y lead
• 3.5 inch Parabolic Spinner (TRU3502B120 or DAV7235)
That F-16 takes me right back to my childhood. My fav hobby shop back in KL used to have one just like that on display. It belongs to the shop owner and it's not for sale.
Anyway, decided to try something real simple first. Ok it's more like a paper aeroplane or kite but it's awesome just the same.
As much as I would like to go for something funky straight up, I think your suggestion of going for something cheap and simple is the way to go. So I was thinking of the autokite.
Let me know how you go. How much was it and where was it from?
Still can't get over that falcon as it turned in towards the landing strip.