Anyone into R/C cars?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Kyle McKnight, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm just getting started. My best friend bought me a Nikko 1/16 Ford GT for Christmas, and I was hooked. Did some research and picked up a Losi 1/18 Mini-T for some indoor/outdoor fun today. Over the next few months I'll probably end up with an electric car that has an M3 body for some more indoor fun, and probably the Losi XXX-NT truck and maybe a buggy of some sort for some real outdoor fun. HAHA, I'm so lost in a gaze [​IMG]

    http://gallery.mindwarp.us/myrccars
     
  2. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I used to be into r/c cars, i had my share of cars....xpress, tamiyas, team associated tc3s etc....

    but my xpress was my favorite car, lighter than the tc3 by a pound and i ran it with 8 cells on a tekin speed control...i usually hit 55mph on a 12turn =)
     
  3. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 1999
    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    R/C racing was a REAL hobby for me back several years ago..... was very expensive though as I had 6 different configs, mostly for outdoor dirt track racing. I was a ROAR member in Memphis and we had a super track and pulled in people from surrounding states for nice get- togethers...... My fav vehicle (which I still have) was a Optima Mid 4wd converted to a truck, with which I won the regional ROAR truck class in '89.... Other vehicles were a Losi, Schumacher, Associated RC10 truck conversion and car, another Optima....... and some I don't remember. I did my own airbrushing and had some really trick bodies....... I had around $1200 in my race truck alone and I can't imagine how much it would take to be competitive now.........

    Having been in enduro/dirtbiking for 20 years, I found RCs didn't skin me up quite as much when I crashed...LOL
     
  4. Vincent_S

    Vincent_S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a Traxxas nitro road car. I had it clocked at 47mph by a friendly police officer[​IMG]
     
  5. Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Don't get me started... [​IMG]

    Used to be in it big time. Drove Losi for off road truck (LXT), Associated for on-road electric (RC-10L3 IIRC) and Schumacher for gas onroad. I had the KO transmitter with 27 & 75 mhz modules. Batteries and a charger were expensive. I ran ROAR stock for electrics.

    Of course, I lived in southern New Mexico at the time, so we had a really long race season (March - November).
     
  6. Steve Ridges

    Steve Ridges Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2000
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm into it big time too only now I do 1/5th scale instead of the tiny stuff. It's much more realistic. Here's a couple of pics of my FG EVO.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Tony Whalen

    Tony Whalen Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've been thinking of getting into R/C.

    What would you guys recommend to get started? Just something I'd like to zoom about my quiet neighbourhood street/alley. Gas? Electric?

    What are good/bad cars and brands? Any and all info would be much appreciated! [​IMG]
     

Share This Page