Bash Track Ideas

Bash Track

I’ve decided that in place of a standard yard I’ll have a bash track. For now we’re borrowing an empty lot in the neighborhood. The nice thing about a bash track is that the only goal is for it to be fun. It doesn’t have to be well kept & clean or fair.

Here’s an example of the bash track we’ve been borrowing in the neighborhood:

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Waterproofing RC?

This looks to be the best way I’ve seen of waterproofing RC Cars or Truck.

It’s done using Outerwear kit 20-2644. Read the rest of this entry »

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Coolest Remote Control Car

Coolest Remote Control CarIt’s logical that the coolest remote control car would be one of the newest remote controlled cars. So it makes sense that my vote would go for the Traxxas XO-1, the first RC car out of the box to go over 100 MPH. It’s not just the speed and the looks that make this RC car so cool. It’s got extra gadgets such as a GPS module & sensors to measure the speed, RPM’s, battery levels & temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why is Hobby Grade RC the Best?

When you are looking to buy an RC car or Truck for you or as a gift it’s best to skip over the selection at your local Walmart, Target or Radio Shack and head onto your local hobby shop here’s why:

Hobby Grade vs Walmart RC

The two trucks above are the same scale. One will cost you around $50 and the other around $300. Most people would probably ask, “Why the difference? I’d never pay that much for a toy?”. I can’t tell you that the $300 hobby grade RC truck isn’t a toy, it’s a toy just like RC’s from big box stores. The difference is that the RC to the left is a Hobby Grade mini Traxxas Summit? What does that have that the cheaper version doesn’t?

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RC Cars Hydroplaning

RC Cars Hydroplaning: Just one more benefit of having waterproof RC cars is that you can have them literally drive across water. Although it’s been done before as you can see from this video back in 2008, it’s something I believe will be catching on quickly with waterproof rc cars becoming more and more readily available.

There’s no need to think about getting a hovercraft when you can get an rc car that can drive 365 feed across a pond like this slightly more popular video of an RC car hydroplaning:

I guess the slash is a perfect vehicle for hydroplaning because of the shape of it’s bottom. A real car would never be able to do something like this because of weight issues and the power just isn’t there like it is with an RC car. Please share links to videos of your RC car hydroplaning in the comments!

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My Plans this winter

Last winter we made an ultimate snow course, this year is going to be even better. Last winter I did a single vxl summit and I liked how it performed with a 3s lipo.

This winter we’re going to make an even better track and double up on the motors:

I’ll have to post videos of the summit on 3s and follow up on the speed.

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iPad controlled Spy Tank

iOS Spy TankToday Brookstone released it’s Spy Tank that you can control with iOS devices. It’s a lot like the Parrot Drone only it can’t fly. On the upside you’ll probably have to replace less parts, and you won’t have to worry about the system glitching on a tank to the point where it flies away and never comes back. The iOS controlled tank features: Read the rest of this entry »

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Waterproof HPI

Waterporof HPI xs savage
hpi sealed electronicsAnother company (HPI) has finally created a waterproof rc truck other than traxxas. HPI has decieded to get into the waterproof rc car business offering the Waterproof HPI Savage XS Flux & the Waterproof HPI E-Firestorm Flux both priced around $300.
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Traxxas Summit Pulling a Wagon

Last Year we hooked the emaxx up to our wagon We gave the summit a try at pulling the wagon and here’s a snippet of how it went.
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Pairing the Traxxas link

The 2.4 ghz Traxxas radio systems are easy to pair, you just need to have some directions. So here they are:
Press and hold the transmitter’s SET button as you turn it on. Press and hold the receiver’s LINK button as you power up your model, then wait for the transmitter’s and receiver’s status LEDs to turn solid green—which only takes a second or two.
Traxxas’ 22 mb manual contains much more complicated and much less reliable instructions. Stick to this and you can’t go wrong pairing or binding your Traxxas link receiver and transmitter.

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