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I had them as a kid, but of course the cheapy ones. Anyway my boss is a hardcore RC'r and I have gotten the bug, so I am picking up a T-maxx from one of my techs here at work for $150 bucks. I figure I'll go this route and make sure it's something I will enjoy before I go nuts with it....
 

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I had them as a kid, but of course the cheapy ones. Anyway my boss is a hardcore RC'r and I have gotten the bug, so I am picking up a T-maxx from one of my techs here at work for $150 bucks. I figure I'll go this route and make sure it's something I will enjoy.
you're not the only one shadams I got a used Losi micro t for $20.00 (normally there around 79.99) from a friend of mine at my old job. The only hop ups (thats what folks like to call upgrades) I have done are a new Lipo battery but once i have a job i will be putting in a new engine as well. I can't wait to see how fast it will go once i fully upgrade the powertrain
 

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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 just didnt have the time for it anymore, and the technology was starting to go crazy, to the point of batteries being outdated in a couple months, and new chassis every 6 months or so.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packs, @80 a piece, and a few months down the road they are worthless, and then your 250.00 chassis for each car is outdated, and what not, then it tends to get expensive to be competitive.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.
 

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I used to be into RC cars/trucks in high school but stopped through college. Over the last couple of year I have gotten involved in airplanes and helicoptors all electric powered. LIPO FTW!!
 

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I had several cheaper electric cars when I was young, still have a couple of them that work (Tyco Scorcher FTW). I bought a Traxxas Revo right after they cam out and blew up the engine that same summer. It's been sitting for 2 years now with the engine beside it, one of these days I'll get around to putting a 3.3 in it.
 

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I have a r/c boat that's going to the lake with us monday. It's been awhile since I played with it, so it should be entertaining....

I used to have a tank too. It shot plastic bb's and was pretty cool!

I really want to get into the r/c naval ships. You build them and also give them guns that shoot. If you can get into a club, you can meet up and have a real battle!

 

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Sweet, I have to check out the vid when I get home rocky...

So I head down to the Hobby shop in San Antonio Saturday AM and buy gas, glow plugs, after run oil and Nitro wash (total waste of money) and head home. Got it fired up and proceeded to rag the ever-living poo out of it. I forgot how much fun it was!!! My poor dog though, one of the things I knew was going to be cool was to let my dogs chase after it. Well, after about 30 minutes of her going nuts up and down the street she starts limping, I take a look at her feet and she has torn off her big paw pads on all four feet. I felt like the biggest idiot for letting her do that and the wife has had to clean and wrap her feet daily. They look better, and she can walk normally now, but still wont jump up/down on things or run.

Anyway, I had a blast and did some cool jumps, etc. Looks like I finally found a hobby I might enjoy. Oh, and yesterday the Tool truck guy comes in while we are looking at R/c stuff online and asks if we have been to the track up the road from us. Turns out there is a full on R/c store and track about 3 miles up the road, figures since I drove abut 45 the other day to go to the only one I know of in San Antonio....
 

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I have a r/c boat that's going to the lake with us monday. It's been awhile since I played with it, so it should be entertaining....

I used to have a tank too. It shot plastic bb's and was pretty cool!

I really want to get into the r/c naval ships. You build them and also give them guns that shoot. If you can get into a club, you can meet up and have a real battle!
Those boats are cool. A guy I work with has several wicked boats. My favorite of his is a 60" Catamaran that does 60+mph and has a matching paint job to the real Nichols boat. I wish I could post a pic but for some reason I can no longer post pics on this site.
 

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Sweet, I have to check out the vid when I get home rocky...

So I head down to the Hobby shop in San Antonio Saturday AM and buy gas, glow plugs, after run oil and Nitro wash (total waste of money) and head home. Got it fired up and proceeded to rag the ever-living poo out of it. I forgot how much fun it was!!! My poor dog though, one of the things I knew was going to be cool was to let my dogs chase after it. Well, after about 30 minutes of her going nuts up and down the street she starts limping, I take a look at her feet and she has torn off her big paw pads on all four feet. I felt like the biggest idiot for letting her do that and the wife has had to clean and wrap her feet daily. They look better, and she can walk normally now, but still wont jump up/down on things or run.

Anyway, I had a blast and did some cool jumps, etc. Looks like I finally found a hobby I might enjoy. Oh, and yesterday the Tool truck guy comes in while we are looking at R/c stuff online and asks if we have been to the track up the road from us. Turns out there is a full on R/c store and track about 3 miles up the road, figures since I drove abut 45 the other day to go to the only one I know of in San Antonio....
Ya'll really need to move up here- we would have a blast hanging out! :drive:
 

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Traxxas makes good products. I've been looking at a new t-maxx 3.3 for a while.

I dont think you can go wrong with that!! Ill post pics of my 2.5 tomorrow. I moved the intake filter to the front right behind the bumper to create that ram air effect. I was doing laps in the local high school parking lot, I swear it was 40 mph plus (like advertised) then I vapor locked the motor. I now have several spare parts, including a spare engine, just waiting on more time to get it back out!! One of the best purchases Ive ever made!! Have you seen the AWD 3.3 car they sell??
 

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Those boats are cool. A guy I work with has several wicked boats. My favorite of his is a 60" Catamaran that does 60+mph and has a matching paint job to the real Nichols boat. I wish I could post a pic but for some reason I can no longer post pics on this site.
did you try hosting them in photobucket first?
 

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I've never has a photobucket account, I probably need to set one up one of these days. I used to be able to link them right off my hard drive but they now fail.
I was the same way. I finally did it, and its a breeze. I cant believe I hadnt done it earlier.
 

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Bought a REVO 3.3 the other day, should get it next week sometime. Gonna be sweet.
 

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heres my Micro T I bought it last year for twenty dollars (a good deal considering one usually goes for 79.99) For now the only mod I did is transplant a Lipo battery into it but as soon as i get a permanent job I plan on a whole new engine and suspension upgrades and sorry for the lousy quality but I don't do indoor photography as much as outdoor photography






 
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