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Old 10-10-2017, 07:27 PM
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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 ...

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Old 10-10-2017, 07:38 PM
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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........
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:49 PM
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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.

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Old 10-10-2017, 08:41 PM
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FPV that thing!!
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:36 AM
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FPV has crossed my mind !

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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 ...

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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.
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We are now looking at Race Transponder system .... getting serious !

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It's a sad day!
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BUT ... at least I get to play when its windy !!

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BUT ... at least I get to play when its windy !!

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So do I

I carry 6, two line stunt kites, in my truck any time I go to the field.
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Funny that ..... I've had stunt kites as back-up for years.

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

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Really great day with the Club ....



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They have a self-help group for cars now, its in the room next to the Airplanes Anonymous meetings!
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And the Boats .... next to the Drones ......

What's left ?

Don't worry - its ALL Fake News !!

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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post


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 ...

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Shame on you Nigel Buying a RC Car I Read your post and was Soooo Shocked That I bought My Self one too 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

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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
It's a sad day!
I Know Huh I fell of the Rc Plane Wagon too LOL

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

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

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Nice Rc Truck Nigel Hey, Do you Want to RACE
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Nice Rc Truck Nigel Hey, Do you Want to RACE
With you Darling ? Anytime !!



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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!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOkc View Post
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.

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Old 10-18-2017, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by solentlife View Post
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.

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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
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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 !

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