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solentlife
10-10-2017, 07:27 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Trooper%20Pro/Trooper%20Pro%203_zps2nigx7iy.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Trooper%20Pro/Trooper%20Pro%203_zps2nigx7iy.jpg.html)

Yep .... 1/10th Trooper Pro brushless .....

Yet to run her as weather is awful out there .... but hope next day or so to get her out there ...

Nigel

pizzano
10-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Should be a nice change of pace for ya......at least gravity won't play as much havoc as it has with a few of your recent aircraft.......it should really rip through the tarmac........;)

solentlife
10-10-2017, 07:49 PM
Crashes are just a way of saying ... pushed a little too far that time !!

Club has been growing in terms of cars ... the Basher 1/8th Sabre Truggy being popular but by time I went to buy - special deal was stopped and out of stock .... so plumped for the Trooper.

I already have batterys for it as well.

Nigel

formontoya
10-10-2017, 08:41 PM
FPV that thing!!

solentlife
10-11-2017, 06:36 AM
FPV has crossed my mind !

Nigel

solentlife
10-11-2017, 08:01 PM
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Boy did it get some grass and crap inside !! Took ages to clean it all out.

But good fun.

Now to sort a track and markers ...

Nigel

Wildflyer
10-12-2017, 12:59 AM
FPV is crazy in a off road truck. I was watching a guy's screen as he drove his truck.

He rolled it and I almost got dizzy.

solentlife
10-12-2017, 07:25 AM
We are now looking at Race Transponder system .... getting serious !

Nigel

dahawk
10-12-2017, 11:03 AM
It's a sad day!

solentlife
10-12-2017, 11:21 AM
BUT ... at least I get to play when its windy !!

Nigel

Wildflyer
10-12-2017, 04:23 PM
BUT ... at least I get to play when its windy !!

Nigel

So do I

I carry 6, two line stunt kites, in my truck any time I go to the field.

solentlife
10-12-2017, 04:49 PM
Funny that ..... I've had stunt kites as back-up for years.

When they break - cloth is good for boats sails ... spars for 'spars' !

Nigel

solentlife
10-15-2017, 07:45 PM
Really great day with the Club ....

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Nigel

solentlife
10-16-2017, 02:52 PM
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Nigel

FlyerInOkc
10-16-2017, 03:42 PM
They have a self-help group for cars now, its in the room next to the Airplanes Anonymous meetings! ;)

solentlife
10-16-2017, 04:25 PM
And the Boats .... next to the Drones ......

What's left ?

Don't worry - its ALL Fake News !!

Nigel

CHELLIE
10-17-2017, 11:18 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Trooper%20Pro/Trooper%20Pro%203_zps2nigx7iy.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Trooper%20Pro/Trooper%20Pro%203_zps2nigx7iy.jpg.html)

Yep .... 1/10th Trooper Pro brushless .....

Yet to run her as weather is awful out there .... but hope next day or so to get her out there ...

Nigel

Shame on you Nigel :eek: Buying a RC Car ???? I Read your post and was Soooo Shocked That I bought My Self one too :Q :red: :p> LOL


Hey for $49.99 US dollars Not a bad Deal with Rc Controller and ready to go out of the Box, if anyone wants one too, here is the EBay link.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/172892561105

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSPhWFa7zN4
https://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=185882.jpg?rand=640824 367

CHELLIE
10-17-2017, 11:35 AM
It's a sad day!

I Know Huh :D I fell of the Rc Plane Wagon too :eek: :p> LOL

OK, OK, I Bought the Rc Car for My Grandson :Q And I might even let him Play with it after I am Done Playing with the Car :D :D :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSPhWFa7zN4

CHELLIE
10-17-2017, 11:37 AM
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Nigel

Nice Rc Truck Nigel :$ Hey, Do you Want to RACE :D

solentlife
10-17-2017, 01:57 PM
Nice Rc Truck Nigel :$ Hey, Do you Want to RACE :D

With you Darling ? Anytime !!

;)

Nigel

FlyerInOkc
10-17-2017, 01:59 PM
I considered an R/C car at one time but then I listened to my friends who did cars and all they did was complain about how many parts they go thru racing, it made planes sound cheap!

solentlife
10-17-2017, 02:52 PM
I considered an R/C car at one time but then I listened to my friends who did cars and all they did was complain about how many parts they go thru racing, it made planes sound cheap!

Compared to Helicopters ... cars are nothing !

The Trooper Pro I bought from Hobby King - parts are so cheap I cannot see how they make them...

I rebuilt front left suspension and wishbones top and bottom ... after some really hard beating ... cost ? About $5 all in.

I don't know any plane that can take that punishment and only need $5 after !!

When I think of all the money I used to sink into indoor electric cars 20 - 30yrs ago ... todays are nothing.

Nigel

Panther
10-18-2017, 03:11 AM
Compared to Helicopters ... cars are nothing !

The Trooper Pro I bought from Hobby King - parts are so cheap I cannot see how they make them...

I rebuilt front left suspension and wishbones top and bottom ... after some really hard beating ... cost ? About $5 all in.

I don't know any plane that can take that punishment and only need $5 after !!

When I think of all the money I used to sink into indoor electric cars 20 - 30yrs ago ... todays are nothing.

Nigel


You mean you broke it already? LOL

When you get your soloshot you will get some great video. Mind you the rate they are going you might be on another car by then. :-) I have been watching their progress on Facebook

solentlife
10-18-2017, 07:52 AM
Breakage was no surprise really - she took some hard knocks and a really hard head on with another ...

Parts were about $5 worth and easy enough to fit.

As to SoloShot ... thinking to alter my Will - put a line in that my son is to receive the SS3 after my death when finally shipped !

Nigel

FlyerInOkc
10-18-2017, 02:07 PM
LOL!

solentlife
10-23-2017, 06:34 PM
I hate to admit this - but I am having a lot of fun at this car lark !!

Compared to the indoor stuff I raced back in the 80's .... todays cars are a different game altogether.

Today I swapped out the shock absorber oil for heavier grade ... next is change the diff oils ...

So much is adjustable now ... reminds me of the days I Club Raced my Ford !! (Real car).

Nigel

firemanbill
10-24-2017, 12:18 PM
I got the 1/10th Vaterra Raptor while Horizon still had them a while back. Awesome truck and speeds are amazing. Like you say, a totally different world from the 80's. I ran the Tamiya stuff when I was stationed in Korea back then. had a blast with them but today's stuff is just crazy. No comparison. I guess that is true for most stuff.

solentlife
10-24-2017, 12:31 PM
Tamiya ! I bought the Porsche Racer of theirs ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Old%20models/porsche1.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Old%20models/porsche1.jpg.html)

Lasted one race - all the guys with 'proper' cars used it as a 'bumper' !! They had a game to see who could hit it the most !

I then went out and bought a proper car ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/Old%20models/PORSCHE.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/nluther/media/Models/Old%20models/PORSCHE.jpg.html)

Which sadly I gave away when I left UK .....

Nigel

firemanbill
10-24-2017, 12:39 PM
We used to race them at the Air Base there.

dahawk
10-24-2017, 03:29 PM
Just like robot wars

solentlife
10-24-2017, 04:21 PM
We used to race them at the Air Base there.

Blimey mate ! ... They are not the Tamiya I remember !!

Tamiya were absolute classic scale looking ... see my Martini Porsche above ... but too fragile and slow for serious racing.

The Red jobbie was a PBM Racing job ... made the first one look as though it was stuck in reverse !! Lexan body ... composite chassis ....
Cost me a fortune back then !

Nigel

firemanbill
10-24-2017, 05:15 PM
I had one of these also, had about 1/16th of an inch ground clearance. Not the display model in the pic but a real RC one.
it was pretty fragile as well but sure would scoot for one back then. I wish I had some real pictures of it.