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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #21
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here ya go pick up one of these
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Old October 13th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #22
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IMO, I would say the crawlers are more fun than a regular RC car, I have an RC10 that hasn't been run in years. It always seemed the you would charge it up run it for 5 minutes and then it was back to the charger for 15 minutes. My crawler runs for 30+ minutes on one charge.

Thats why I got a nitro one, a tank lasts about 15 minutes and it only takes a couple seconds to fill it back up. However, my attention span isn't that long, so I can only burn a tank and a half before I am done playing with it. My crawler lasts about 60-70 minutes on one charge and I play the whole time, I think it has to do with the challenge of making it over an obstacle.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #23
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...then I will start on the course in my living room...
Be careful with the indoor course...that's just the start of the addiction. My indoor course now is an enire room in my basement.

I just bought my second Axial and a few of my buddies have them. We bring them both along when we go wheelin. When you find some rocks that you're not sure if you want to hit with your full size rig then just hit them with the crawlers. It saves money. The $10 axles on the crawlers are a lot easier and cheaper to fix than the axles on the Jeep.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #24
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I have about 20 Rc vehicles right now, And 2 helicopters.
And a 190x100 Rc track in my side yard.

But the 2 Rock Crawlers i have get the most usage out of all of them..
It all depends on what you run for Motors and battery's for the run times.
My Axial has 4WS with high torque servos and and also dig units on both axles..Also
running a 65 turn brushed motor..With all the electronics on board with a 4000MAh NIMH battery i get about 30-40mins of run time..And what amperage rate you charge them at has alot to do with the run times and how many charges you will get out of the battery.

My other Crawler is a HPI Wheely King with a crawler conversion on it..Nothing really special about that one..But it does suprisingly well on the rocks..It has ALOT to do with your tires and what compound the are !!
And getting the battery over the front axle if you can, makes a big difference.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #25
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Im waiting for a few more of my ""friends"" and ""co-workers"" to step up and get a crawler, then I will start on the course in my living room. Right now I have a pretty tough course in my front yard that doubles as landscaping. I will get pics of that tomarrow.


IMO, I would say the crawlers are more fun than a regular RC car, I have an RC10 that hasn't been run in years. It always seemed the you would charge it up run it for 5 minutes and then it was back to the charger for 15 minutes. My crawler runs for 30+ minutes on one charge.
i would love to buy one and bring it over but i think it would be more fun to drive on you course/landscaping with my real jeep...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #26
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what you should do is post pics or your course!!!!

Heres some pics I got tonight.

I drilled two 1/8 vent holes in each wheel to air down the tires even more, I was suprised as to how much more traction I got.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #27
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Heres some pics I got tonight
were you out there when i drove by? i wasn't sure if i saw you or not.


anyways sweet pics!!
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #28
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Yep, you should have stopped by.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #29
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Yep, you should have stopped by.
I was going to but i was late for dinner.

what are you doing this weekend?
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #30
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This is a pic of the crawler I built a few years ago. Done before any of the kits were out there, used a Bender SW2 chassis, Pede trans, TLT axles, we were gluing washers inside the wheels that we hand-narrowed, made all the links by hand with stock delrin. A lot of work, wish I hadn't sold it because our new house has a lot of big rocks in the landscaping. May have to invest in another one soon.
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Heres some pics I got tonight.

I drilled two 1/8 vent holes in each wheel to air down the tires even more, I was suprised as to how much more traction I got.
Pics look Awesome !! Tons of hopups for the Axial Crawler, it was a good choice !!
The lower links on mine are the 45 degree versions..They help with getting over the rocks. Also changing
out the steering link from the plastic to Aluminum helps !

Here is a couple pics of mine











This one is a Nitro powered crawler

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Does anybody have a RC crawler for sale or trade ?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #33
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May have to invest in another one soon.
Sounds like you have pretty good build going over on RCCrawler.com, I've been on there quite a bit the past few weeks.
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Old October 30th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #34
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Here's my Losi MRC


The body doesn't take hard landings to well

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Old October 30th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #35
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This is a cool website if you like realistic looking jeep crawlers. www.rcjeeps.com .

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