Anyone else run 1/8th RC buggy's/truggy's or monster trucks?

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  • Anyone else run 1/8th RC buggy's/truggy's or monster trucks?
  • Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    I have picked up my first 1/8th RC today from the excellent guys at St Albans Hobbystores, I gave it a run around the car park, but looking forward to giving it it’s first proper run tomorrow, 4x 4s Lipo batteries are waiting, I can’t believe I’m this excited about a toy car! πŸ™‚

    What you got?

    Cheers.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I don’t, but the office I’m at currently has a model shop just around the corner, which I frequently pass and find myself looking in the window at the RC cars…but then, as a kid, RC hovercraft spelled the future.

    Enjoy it!

    Kato
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    I have an old Hyper 7, but some over enthuastic revving from cold had it snap the conrod

    it’s a inch long and it’s 50 quid! 😯

    Premier Icon househusband
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    I enjoy building RC cars more than I do actually driving them; I’m okay at the former and sh1t at the latter… not 1/8 – 1/10. Built up a cheap Ansmann a few summers ago and then it got expensive from then on!

    Of all the cars I’ve built the crawlers have been the most fun. I’ve spent got know how much over the past couple of years, money I could have obviously saved or spent far more constructively.

    ivantate
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    Cleared out all my rc stuff a couple years ago but now getting excited by rockcrawlers and the scale 4x4s.

    I am sure within a year I will be mulling over scale pick axes and authentic mud terrain tread patterns

    Premier Icon althepal
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    I had a Tamia escort cossie back in the day..
    Got some money unexpectedly and spent a whack of it on that- Β£200 which back in the day was a fair amount!
    Lost it at some point years ago- loved it- was great fun..

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Great to hear I’m not alone, but mine will live by the sword, If I don’t break it I reckon I’m not having enough fun πŸ™‚

    Boba Fatt
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    always wanted one

    stumpy_m4
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    Raced R/C for years when i was younger, only electrics though …. did have a play again a few yrs ago but this time 1/8 nitro buggies and have to say i still had it πŸ™‚ ….. just so bloody expensive to run competitively !! … Β£35 for a gallon of decent fuel, Β£40 a set of rims and tyres that will last 2 runs !! …. the list goes on …. had Mygens,Hotbodies ,thunder tigers,Hong nors and an associated rc8 … great fun but had to walk away and sell up , cus it gets too much



    Pigface
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    Β£35 for a gallon of decent fuel, Β£40 a set of rims and tyres that will last 2 runs !!

    😯 crikey that is rich, why so expensive?

    stumpy_m4
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    Cus thats what we were paying !! …. come down slightly now, but 30 % nitro is still Β£30+ a gallon !
    http://www.wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/25393/

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Well that was fun, only manged to get through 2 of the battery packs but it put a big smile on my face, I’m Thunder tiger happy πŸ™‚
    I bought one of these (not my video) & it is such mental fun!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug1hKJ-Vtc4[/video]

    Cheers all.

    stumpy_m4
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    They are great fun ….. once you`ve got the hang of it, you can upgrade to the ic/nitro version for some proper speed and fun πŸ™‚ ……
    get ur self to a local club and enjoy even more πŸ™‚ ….. by racing with other cars

    nickmsm
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    Have had loads of cars over the years, and some ‘copters. Work/other hobbies get in the way so I have always ended up selling them. I still have a little Thunder Tiger ST 2 truck though but that hasn’t been used in a year either! Must get some new batteries for it when the weather drys up.

    After reading a thread a few months ago on here I got a hpi firestorm stadium truck. Have since skunked money on brushless motor and esc upgrade and lipo packs etc. have a set of tyres to replace and the wife comments I break something after every run. Great fun though.

    I have a Tarmac race track locally that only I seem to use and a couple of bmx tracks for fun. No race scene around here unfortunately

    Premier Icon 2unfit2ride
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    Stumpy, nitro is old skool, 6S & a Mamba is where its at πŸ˜‰

    stumpy_m4
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    @ the littlesthobo … plenty of clubs around , where in the country are you ?

    @ 2unfit2ride ……. did electric cars 30 yrs ago and even with the invent of lipo and brushless etc ….. its still electric …. 10 mins max and ur flat !!
    Get ur self a proper power source and feel the power :)..
    whatever you run /race .. enjoy it ….. i did all through my childhood , kind of a family thing , i raced boats for many yrs before moving to my first electric buggy …. a tamiya holiday buggy !! … followed by a sand scorcher πŸ™‚ …. happy times πŸ˜€
    my brother still races 1/8 buggies and hes in his 50s …… still turn up now and then at the races and run a heat or 2 for him …… its usually his fastest run of the day !

    Premier Icon househusband
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    That’s what I love about crawling; with lipo and brushed motors you’re into well over an hour of run time! This was my first crawler (still have it… sort of) and a video someone else made summer before last:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMk_5lXm0bg[/video]

    Stumpy m4 thanks for the help. From Carlisle but local club has no activity for ages

    sid8
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    You have got great RC car I also have the same one but not know it was crashed about a month ago. Will upload some pics of my crashed car, now I am reparing it on my own..

    randomjeremy
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    I used to have a Hyper 7 but managed to break something every time I used it, usually at great expense. R/C is one hobby that makes mountain biking look like good value for money!

    Can we stop this thread now please-I’m way too busy getting the hang of Helicopters & its’ just another distraction that I can’t stop looking at!

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