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Disco_owner
22nd June 2008, 05:56 PM
I've been looking thru youtube lately at RC Cars ?? I have no idea why ?? this is a Good Vid thou , Enjoy!

YouTube - Rc Extreme Hillclimb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVnSlbqVlsE&feature=related)

mudmouse
22nd June 2008, 06:29 PM
Daaaang!

:D

long stroke
22nd June 2008, 06:32 PM
Far out:o thats awesome!!!!

TIM.

Disco_owner
22nd June 2008, 08:21 PM
You liked that Vid too Tim ? have a look here ,This guy built a Twin engine RC truck , it does wheelies heheh

YouTube - my custom build twin engine rc monster truck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwm8y8jcwGM)

long stroke
1st July 2008, 09:12 PM
Yeah i did like that vid, i wouldn't mind one of them my self!!
Looking at that second vid i don't think i could put one together they look pretty complicated:o
But boy that thing hooooooooots:eek:

CHEERS TIM.

Disco_owner
1st July 2008, 09:28 PM
Yeah i did like that vid, i wouldn't mind one of them my self!!
Looking at that second vid i don't think i could put one together they look pretty complicated:o
But boy that thing hooooooooots:eek:

CHEERS TIM.


you'd be surprised what you can do if you put your mind to it :o goes awesome thou doesn't it , but it comes with all the plans etc, won't be difficult to build , just time consuming I was talking to a mate of mine who is into Nitro RC cars and he was saying that to set one up like that isn't Cheap either .

I like this Baja Off-road Nitro :D:D:D:D

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/


I wonder if it goes as good as it looks...:cool:

long stroke
1st July 2008, 09:39 PM
you'd be surprised what you can do if you put your mind to it :o goes awesome thou doesn't it , but it comes with all the plans etc, won't be difficult to build , just time consuming I was talking to a mate of mine who is into Nitro RC cars and he was saying that to set one up like that isn't Cheap either .

I like this Baja Off-road Nitro :D:D:D:D

http://www.therccarsguide.com/images/baja_5b.jpg


I wonder if it goes as good as it looks...:cool:

As long as it comes with instructions it shouldn't be to bad;)
It does go well:o i'd love to have a go of it!!
A mate of mine was in to RC car's for a while aswell i had a go of his and it was great fun!! it did start getting expencive though the fuel costs a fair bit:eek:
Love the look of the "Baja off-rd nitro" that shape is alot more off road friendly then the ones my mate had.

CHEERS TIM.

Disco_owner
1st July 2008, 09:59 PM
it's on special from this mob in US;

HPI 1/5 Baja 5B RTR RC Buggy (http://www.hobbytron.com/HPIBaja5BRTRRCBuggy.html)


I'm very tempted thou .....however i don't like my chances with pre-approval from minister of finance .......:(:D

long stroke
1st July 2008, 10:16 PM
Looks good, bigger than i thought it would be, it would go anywhere!!
If you do buy one don't forget to buy a big bunch of flowers the day it arives:D

TIM.

EchiDna
1st July 2008, 10:25 PM
ummm they are RTR = ready to race = fully built, nothing to do except fuel up and away ya go... HPI make a landy D90 body kit too :)

Disco_owner
1st July 2008, 10:30 PM
ummm they are RTR = ready to race = fully built, nothing to do except fuel up and away ya go... HPI make a landy D90 body kit too :)


Awsome , can you post up any pics of the D90 ?, have a link ?




EDIT:

http://www.planetsavage.at/images/lr1.jpg

:cool:

45tr0
2nd July 2008, 12:09 AM
Hey Guys - now this is an area where my knowledge comes into it's own - i'm an RC geek and on a few of the forums out there...

The HPI Baja 5b is an impressive package out of the box, but if you want to do it right, buy the "SS" kit - it comes with a whole bunch of upgrades, better clutch, engine (26cc - stock is 23cc) and a tuned exhaust (good for about another 20% more power!). It is a build-it-yourself kit and you supply your own electrics, so you also get to know the thing inside out. anyway, IMHO, ready-to-runs don't give you the same respect for your vehicle. Alternatively, buy one of the cheap chinese clones for about $600 on ebay, and spend the $1000 you've saved on as many upgrades as you can afford.

The Baja is also actually cheaper to run over time than the smaller nitro trucks, because it is 2 stroke, so no mucking about with nitro fuels, glow plugs etc. The motor on a Baja is as easy to service as a whipper snipper. (basically that is what it is!)

Not that you have to, but If you want to get really serious, there are 31cc motor kits, hydraulic brake lines, heavy duty frames, shocks etc. One of my mates has nearly $4k in his Baja...

The key thing to remember with radio control cars is that they are similar to land rovers - service time is as much a part of the hobby as play time. You will break things, they will need replacement, and then you will break something else. Clutches die, tie rods break, CV joints snap, suspension goes, Tires need replacing. Sometimes all at once. :D

I know that might seem a bit obvious, (after all, if you are reading this you own a land rover and enjoy tinkering) but you'd be surprised how many trucks get sold cheap after some monkey breaks something for the first time and can't be bothered fixing it.


oh, BTW - that D90 is a favourite body amongst the scale RC community - guys who build their rigs to look as close to the real thing as possible. Check out Scale 4x4 R/C - Home (http://www.scale4x4rc.org) - some of them are amazing!

45tr0
2nd July 2008, 12:29 AM
it's on special from this mob in US;

HPI 1/5 Baja 5B RTR RC Buggy (http://www.hobbytron.com/HPIBaja5BRTRRCBuggy.html)



Everyone has knocked down the prices on the RTR - because the SS kit improves all the weak spots in the original kit.

Try this guy in Brisbane - my local hobby shop before I headed west.

OZ RC - HPI Baja 5B RTR - $1099 (http://http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HPI-BAJA-5B-RTR-gasoline-petrol-radio-controlled-buggy_W0QQitemZ350074006244QQihZ022QQcategoryZ3406 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

or for the SS Kit:

OZ RC - HPI Baja SS 26cc - $1240 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/1-5-HPI-Racing-Baja-5b-26cc-SS-kit-IN-STOCK-BRISBANE_W0QQitemZ150262563243QQihZ005QQcategoryZ1 9168QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Or if you fancy your chances with a knock-off, leaving plenty of $$ for upgrades...

"Kingmotors" Baja 5b Clone - $850 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Hpi-1-5-baja-5b-kingmotors-clone-RTR-Same-As-Hpi-Baja_W0QQitemZ310063254793QQihZ021QQcategoryZ19168 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Grimace
2nd July 2008, 09:13 AM
I have the HPI Baja SS and it is freaking cool.

I am just in the process of instralling the elcon clutch and setting it up for some sand work....

It's got so much balls its not funny... and its loud :)

Disco_owner
2nd July 2008, 10:44 AM
I have the HPI Baja SS and it is freaking cool.

I am just in the process of instralling the elcon clutch and setting it up for some sand work....

It's got so much balls its not funny... and its loud :)


Hi Grimace , any chance you can do a Vid and post it on Youtube of your HPI Baja SS ?

Grimace
2nd July 2008, 02:11 PM
Hi Grimace , any chance you can do a Vid and post it on Youtube of your HPI Baja SS ?

I need a video camera... some one to operate it...and someone to put it on youtube... :)

Hopefully I can get the clutch in and it set up for a trip with the GCLRO as I am sure someone will gladly film the Baja in action.

So far its been used in the park next door over 3 to 5 foot jumps. Have got through about three full tanks and have broken a few things, but considering the jumps I am not suprised and am more then happy with its performance.