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Offline apollo7

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RC rock crawler
« on: September 08, 2018, 15:17:45 »
can any one suggest a half decent rc crawler  for no more than £100
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 15:28:52 »
can any one suggest a half decent rc crawler  for no more than £100
Look in the House of Lords. Its full of them.. :laugh:
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 15:44:43 »
Someone has been watching painless360.

Try modelsport or wheelspinmodels, they both are UK based rc car sellers, you can phone them and talk to them about it

You may wanna look at something a little faster like FTX carnage

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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 17:57:43 »
I assume your after a 1:10th scale model. For that price look at 2nd hand
If you're going to add mods and upgrade axle parts you might as well pay the extra and get something better from the start
Some people like scale model crawlers and then there's  the extreme articulation suspension style crawlers
Then theres buggys/truggys if you want some off road capabilities and more speed
What sort of driving do you do?

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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 18:13:26 »
I assume your after a 1:10th scale model. For that price look at 2nd hand
If you're going to add mods and upgrade axle parts you might as well pay the extra and get something better from the start
Some people like scale model crawlers and then there's  the extreme articulation suspension style crawlers
Then theres buggys/truggys if you want some off road capabilities and more speed
What sort of driving do you do?

what sort of driving, err a 26 ton timber wagon all week ha ha at the mo i dont drive rc but fly, so i fancy getting a crawler, prefer scale, dont plan on any mods, just out of the box, not been watching painless
seen this and like the look, watched a couple of tube vids on it and it gets more praise than i expected, i might want to fpv it or slip a mobius on from time to time, plus i have a couple of 1500 2s lipo`s not doing any thing
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 08:24:46 »
Crawlers are great if you set up an obstacle course as they have the torque and ground clearance. But they are slow. Power walking pace. They also have 4wd locked difs so no good on tarmac
A buggy/truggy may be better and cheaper if you just want to drive around the park garden etc

Me and my mates use crawlers and meet up once a month for a competition. Takes about an hour setting up gates and obstacles.

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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2018, 09:06:00 »
Crawlers are great if you set up an obstacle course as they have the torque and ground clearance. But they are slow. Power walking pace. They also have 4wd locked difs so no good on tarmac
A buggy/truggy may be better and cheaper if you just want to drive around the park garden etc

Me and my mates use crawlers and meet up once a month for a competition. Takes about an hour setting up gates and obstacles.

Years ago i had a Tamiya "Brat" monster truck and that was a good car, yeah maybe something like that, but cheaper!
Not after tarmac speed, this wont go on tarmac, plenty of tracks round here that are part bumpy, part footworn smooth, hilly muddy, looks like most of the cheaper trucks use 6v 700 NI-packs, i would rather use lipo packs in a size i might already have
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 17:42:43 »
Most 1/10 scale stuff will use 2s of 3s lipos 2000mah-5000mah
Something like the ftx carnage would be good. If you want less speed and more torque you can use a higher turn motor (low kv) or change the pinion gear on the motor

My scx10 is on a 55t motor, low gearing and 3s lipo. So lots of torque but the higher voltage gives it decent speed for a crawler

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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 20:32:50 »
I have ordered a PX piranha 1/12, got proportional radio, lipo and good reviews, more a trail car but reminds me of the old Tamiya Brat but more modern 
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2018, 06:03:41 »
Think i might be getting the bug for rc cars.....waiting for the PX9200 to arrive, but decided to get a better truck for more of roading, looking at Maverick strada brushed, seems pretty good, it has a 21T 540, might swap that out for a 35T if i get it
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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2018, 06:32:05 »
I've had hours of fun with this, bit small but can handle terrain very well...
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/basher-rocksta-1-24-4ws-mini-rock-crawler-rtr-metal-gear.html

I brought it to see if I would use it, the idea being I wanted the Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover Defender but it's bloody expensive. Just never bother upgrading as the Basher works.

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Re: RC rock crawler
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2018, 16:54:17 »
Okay, a bit of an update with some bad news and some good news, so the PX9200 arrived looking like it had been in a train crash, body shell dented outer box wrecked but worse than that both rear drive shafts bent at each end, kinda S shaped, dispute opened 50% refund, decided to sell it for spares rather than ordering new shafts.
So i buy a cheap car from ebay, the Storm chariot £35 not a lot of money, arrived within 2 days goes like a little rocket and seems to take stacks of abuse, enjoying this one a lot but its not a rock crawler
Good news 2, i find a friend from the astronomy circles is also into rc cars, start a chat with him and turns out he has a FTX Mauler for sale, not any mauler but one that has all the nice upgrades and best of all it has been transformed from ugly buggy shell to sweet 80`s yankee pickup shell, a deal is done, just trying to sort out picking it up<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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