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Jan 22 2013
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Show Off your RC Car!!!

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RC cars were one of those things that i have wanted to get into, but never did because of the expence.  

 

I got a Traxxas Stampede for Christmas!!!

 

This past weekend, i completely stripped it down, replaced a few parts and painted it.

 

here are some before and after pics

 

 

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Jan 22, 2013

Good times!

 

I got into RC cars back in the late 80's.  Back then, the gas cars were way too expensive, but I always wanted one.

 

I started with a Turbo Hopper, boxed no assembly, store bought car.  It looked like the Hornet.  That Christmas, I asked for and got the Grasshopper.  My father made me assemble it myself, which was great.  That way I knew how to fix it.

 

My brother and I got into racing them at North Side Hobbies in Buffalo NY.  Eventually, North Side, went to a carpet format, and we had to switch from dirt tires and bodies to foam and stock car bodies.

 

The next Christmas, We got the RC-10 (Electric again).  That thing was awesome, for an electric car.  We had tons of fun.  The strategy with the electric cars, had a lot to do with battery life.  There was this whole process of using a voltmeter to monitor the charge, and these bulbs we used to completely drain all power from the batteries.  It was pretty competitive too.

 

Sadly, all my cars are gone now.  I have no pictures either.  Just though I would share my story here.  That's a sweet truck BT Dubbs.  Maybe someday I will get another RC.

 

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**bleep** thats nice Audio 

 

I want one of them but there pricey.

 

I wanted the Traxxas Nitro 4tec

nitro 4 tec

guts

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Jan 22, 2013

Hello, I'm not really into RC cars but something like this would change my mindSmiley Happy

 

Thank you for readingSmiley Happy

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Apr 17, 2013

My Traxxas Stampede has turned into one beast of a machine Smiley Happy

 

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Apr 17, 2013

you did a really nice job with the Stampede Audio compared to what they are out of the box..

 

i have this nitro Losi Speed NT 3.4 with automatic 2 speed transmission...tops out around 75mph,also have a Traxxas Nitro Rustler with a 2.5 and runs around 60.....haven't took them to the out for quite some time and now this thread has me wanting to run them again..lol

 

sorry for the lack of pics but this is all i can seem to find on my computer at the moment..HA

 

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Apr 17, 2013

if you wonder why the antenna is so short,it runs on the 2.4 GHZ band and has an outrageous range...

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Apr 17, 2013

the first RC i ever had was a Tamiya lunchbox and it was electric and it was super fast after it was all modded out and doing the battery tricks like said in a earlier post..think they have actually did a remake of this RC but i had the original back in the 80's...

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