Anyone else run 1/8th RC buggy's/truggy's or monster trucks?
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! 🙂
What you got?
Cheers.Posted 5 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
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.Posted 5 years ago
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 🙂 ….. just so bloody expensive to run competitively !! … £35 for a gallon of decent fuel, £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 muchPosted 5 years ago
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 🙂
I bought one of these (not my video) & it is such mental fun!
Cheers all.Posted 5 years agonickmsmMember
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.Posted 5 years agoTheLittlestHoboMember
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 unfortunatelyPosted 5 years ago
@ 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 !!Posted 5 years ago
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 🙂 …. happy times 😀
my brother still races 1/8 buggies and he
s 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 !househusbandSubscriber
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]Posted 5 years ago
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