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      02-13-2012 06:50 PM #71
      Yeah the kit comes with no electrics. I'm using a Novak crawler brushless system. I forget what my gearing is to be honest, but it rocks. Super torquey, but it's got decent wheel speed.
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      02-13-2012 06:55 PM #72
      ya the honcho is a good starter scaler but toss a set of 1.9 pit bull rock beasts under her and you will swear the flat irons are slicks

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      02-14-2012 10:01 AM #73
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      i think the kit version you had to supply your own motor and electronics i know the rtr version before it got disco came with a 27t and was a tad fast for it. i had a 35t in mine when i had it and i loved it just the right amount of speed and torque
      I'm looking at getting into RC cars with a Rtr kit (in Italy the dingo costs around 350€ and the honcho 450€!), but since the prices are this steep I might have to get a Traxxas slash or another short course car.

      It seems to me that on crawler RC cars, a brushless motor is not as important as on short course car. I won't be doing any racing, but I like the idea of modding and upgrading along with changing bodies. This just seems limited on short course cars...hmmm

      What kind of speeds can crawler vehicles reach?
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      02-14-2012 05:46 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      I'm looking at getting into RC cars with a Rtr kit (in Italy the dingo costs around 350€ and the honcho 450€!), but since the prices are this steep I might have to get a Traxxas slash or another short course car.

      It seems to me that on crawler RC cars, a brushless motor is not as important as on short course car. I won't be doing any racing, but I like the idea of modding and upgrading along with changing bodies. This just seems limited on short course cars...hmmm

      What kind of speeds can crawler vehicles reach?
      most brushless set ups for crawlers are water resistant and they can at the same time offer low end torque and some high end speed depending on how its geared. as far as speed goes ive seen anywhere from a crawl literally all the way up to a fast walk

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      02-15-2012 08:26 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by dafreak View Post
      most brushless set ups for crawlers are water resistant and they can at the same time offer low end torque and some high end speed depending on how its geared. as far as speed goes ive seen anywhere from a crawl literally all the way up to a fast walk
      cool, I think I'm going to end up getting myself a Traxxas Slash or similar, and get a Losi Micro Trekker (1/24) after to experiment with crawlers...I've seen a lot of cool body modifications done on the Losi rc car
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      02-15-2012 08:32 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      cool, I think I'm going to end up getting myself a Traxxas Slash or similar, and get a Losi Micro Trekker (1/24) after to experiment with crawlers...I've seen a lot of cool body modifications done on the Losi rc car
      if you get a slash do yourself a favor and get the vxl version. i had 1 at one time with the vxl brushless set up in it and with a 2s 5000mah lipo at half throttle i was able to keep up with a honda civic doin 25 but then again that dont say much for hondas. i then upgraded to a castle creations sidewinder with a 5700kv motor and it would wheelie with any trigger input after 1/2 throttle and was a handful on a 3s lipo weeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      02-16-2012 06:05 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by dafreak View Post
      if you get a slash do yourself a favor and get the vxl version. i had 1 at one time with the vxl brushless set up in it and with a 2s 5000mah lipo at half throttle i was able to keep up with a honda civic doin 25 but then again that dont say much for hondas. i then upgraded to a castle creations sidewinder with a 5700kv motor and it would wheelie with any trigger input after 1/2 throttle and was a handful on a 3s lipo weeeeeeeeeeeeee
      ye, I would like to start with a brushless to avoid future problems...just means I'll have to put aside more money then what I initially planned...and wait until my gf goes to the US so I don't pay an extra 150$ buying it here in Italy

      edit: it seems for 40$ more getting the 4wd is worth it
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      02-16-2012 08:47 PM #78
      I just finished my Axial Dingo kit a few hours ago. Novak Timbuk 2 ESC and Novak Ballistic 18.5 turn Brushless motor. Torque torque torque torque torque, plenty of wheelspeed - slow jogging pace, donuts on command, small wheelies ... yet it's so SMOOTH and easy to modulate on rocks and trails





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      02-20-2012 09:32 PM #79
      The family; plus a Traxxas Rally VXL not pictured.
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      02-21-2012 11:55 PM #80
      How well do the skis work?

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      02-26-2012 02:40 PM #81
      Wish I knew. Haven't had any damn snow! At least not since I bought the skis. And the way it looks, I doubt if we get any at all.

      Crazy fun drifting the Rally though. Almost through my first set of tires already. Also, ran two 2c's in series.....big mistake. Fried the ESC and motor within the first 20 minutes out of the box. Replaced and having a blast with it now. Can't wait to get it into my new basement in a few weeks......800sq ft of unfinished wide open cement floor!
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      03-16-2012 03:17 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by R36Dreams View Post
      Wish I knew. Haven't had any damn snow! At least not since I bought the skis. And the way it looks, I doubt if we get any at all.
      Paddle tires in the rear and try it out in the sand or shallow pond/puddle/lake.

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      03-17-2012 06:51 PM #83
      Hey guys, here is my son's completed RC10 runner. Took this pic one day when we were outside snow bashing


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      03-19-2012 07:55 PM #84
      I used to have an RC10 about 25 years ago...damn I miss that car and the times had racing/playing around

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      03-20-2012 06:25 PM #85
      I'm amazed that even today with newer gear the car is still competitive with newer cars. I have two complete runners and three in progress

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      03-21-2012 08:40 AM #86
      well the RC10 was the car that revolutionized the sceene. its what all off road buggies and trucks are based from today. there really hasn't been much change to the layout in 20 plus years.

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      03-21-2012 08:45 AM #87
      Does anyone know where I can find scale ratchet straps? I want to strap my truck down in my hatch to take it places...
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      03-21-2012 10:52 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      Does anyone know where I can find scale ratchet straps? I want to strap my truck down in my hatch to take it places...

      http://store.rc4wd.com/Exterior-Parts_c_197.html

      scroll down. if they don't have you don't need it.

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      03-23-2012 10:01 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by CJ318 View Post
      I just finished my Axial Dingo kit a few hours ago. Novak Timbuk 2 ESC and Novak Ballistic 18.5 turn Brushless motor. Torque torque torque torque torque, plenty of wheelspeed - slow jogging pace, donuts on command, small wheelies ... yet it's so SMOOTH and easy to modulate on rocks and trails
      I really like that Jeep.

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      03-26-2012 02:27 PM #90
      Just got a Traxxas Rustler VXL. Holy Sh!t this thing is fast strait out of the box. So far the only damage has been from my pitbull chomping the body. Been thinking about going lipo adn the higher gear. It does about 40 right now.





      And my buddy jumping his slash!

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      04-02-2012 11:38 AM #91
      Rustler vxl is an awsome truck, 3s lipo and the big pinion and she will scream. When you start breaking parts check out http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/ for replacements... you cant beat these parts they are a strong as it gets and the prices are great.

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      Stampede body / wheels tires
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      Custom body
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      Full rpm towers, ball ends, suspention, bumpers, etc
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      Sw3 chassis
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      Associated rc10t


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      04-12-2012 12:28 PM #94
      Pixie is a huge fan of the cars, especially the antennas


      Quote Originally Posted by Red Baron Golf View Post
      Hey guys, here is my son's completed RC10 runner. Took this pic one day when we were outside snow bashing


      this is so cool. Building a runner now myself. Do you have any details on the wheels and where to get them? Looking for somthing more modern for the runner so i can find tires, these look perfect.

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      04-25-2012 03:32 AM #95
      heres my MOA 2.2 crawler

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      04-25-2012 04:49 PM #96
      From the 2012 VIAS drift competition put on by One10Drift.com

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      04-25-2012 04:55 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      edit: it seems for 40$ more getting the 4wd is worth it
      Yes and no... more maintenence etc with 4wd. I happen to prefer the tail out action on 2wd slash, and in my limited track time, could mostly keep up with a built 4wd.

      Get the one you'll have more fun with, that's right for your environment. And get lipos.
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    28. 04-28-2012 02:42 AM #98
      Just built an SC-10, moving up from a slash. I like it a ton better.

      SC-10 by GTIFreak, on Flickr

      And here's the slash, a 4WD

      Slash Sunset by GTIFreak, on Flickr

      Plus I like to do a little crawling (Ok alot) with my AX-10

      Axial AX-10 by GTIFreak, on Flickr

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      05-02-2012 04:03 PM #99
      hey sean! not sure if you remember me...it's nes from the days of the peninsula meets.

      awesome RCs you have there. i'm just getting into the hobby myself. i purchased a slash VXL less than a month ago and i'm having a blast with it. ...and an axial honcho is waiting for me at home to get set up (wanted the trail finder 2 but couldn't justify the cost). let me know when you do scaling/crawling, i might just want to tag along and learn a bit. it's another expensive hobby but it's still cheaper than modifying 1:1 vehicles.

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    31. 05-06-2012 01:16 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      hey sean! not sure if you remember me...it's nes from the days of the peninsula meets.

      awesome RCs you have there. i'm just getting into the hobby myself. i purchased a slash VXL less than a month ago and i'm having a blast with it. ...and an axial honcho is waiting for me at home to get set up (wanted the trail finder 2 but couldn't justify the cost). let me know when you do scaling/crawling, i might just want to tag along and learn a bit. it's another expensive hobby but it's still cheaper than modifying 1:1 vehicles.
      Yeah man i remember you! How you been? RC's are definitely less expensive than 1:1, but just as fun. There's a great spot to run your Slash in Foster City, just south of the Foster City sign on the east side of the city. It's a bunch of bmx jumps called Shells. Just watch out for the puddles- fried my receiver yesterday when I let my buddy test drive lol.

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      05-06-2012 06:10 PM #102
      I start a better higher paying job this month. I will be saving for upgrades for the tundra.



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      nice rig!

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      07-01-2012 08:40 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by oRANGEJULIUS View Post
      Pixie is a huge fan of the cars, especially the antennas





      this is so cool. Building a runner now myself. Do you have any details on the wheels and where to get them? Looking for somthing more modern for the runner so i can find tires, these look perfect.
      Yes, these are JC Racing Wheels from the UK. You can get them from the site directly, great wheels, I have 3 sets. They are 2.2" so they work with all modern rubber.

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