yep, used to be heavily involved in the r/c world.
had numerous vehicles, all top end equipment.
losi XXX buggies and trucks all hopped up with every performance part you could buy, titanium and aluminum. custom painted bodies, the whole deal.
used titanium screws and tie rods in my race cars and carbon fiber and aluminum as well. all graphite chassis. had about 6-700 in each car. all with top end electronics .
high speed servos and a couple M8 radios and top end speed controls.
ended up getting pretty good at it, i was sponsored a few years back by Fantom motors before i quit the hobby. 60% level. went to alot of the big races in the area, had alot of fun racing and running well, ran electric and nitro. all offroad.
then i got involved in the onroad stuff before i got out of it, it kind of reminded me of motocross racing.
i got out of it soon after i was working for a while, and going to college at the same time. just didnt have the time for it anymore, and the technology was starting to go crazy, to the point of batteries being outdated in a couple months, and new chassis every 6 months or so. well, the problem here is that when you factor in you buy 10 battery packs, @80 a piece, and a few months down the road they are worthless, and then your 250.00 chassis for each car is outdated, and what not, then it tends to get expensive to be competitive.
and from that point on, thats how i got into drag racing and thats why i have my camaro now. so long story short - thats it in a nut shell.