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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #61
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This seems kinds cool. Ive never had anything like one of these that you guys have. But it seems to me that the 4 links and steering links would be very easy to fab up using a #2 pencil and a pocket knife??
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This seems kinds cool. Ive never had anything like one of these that you guys have. But it seems to me that the 4 links and steering links would be very easy to fab up using a #2 pencil and a pocket knife??
A pencil? I think you underestimate the amount of abuse they take :)
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #63
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Yea I do underestimate it, Ive never seen one in action! They do look pretty sweet though, seems like they would be easy and cheap to make capable. But I could be very wrong.
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Yea I do underestimate it, Ive never seen one in action! They do look pretty sweet though, seems like they would be easy and cheap to make capable. But I could be very wrong.
You can get the ready to run ones and even higher end used ones pretty cheap. But like any hobby the sky's the limit on what you can spend. The scale guys go crazy. You can get mini portals, rockwells, fab housings, etc..
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im into rc rock crawling too. ive got the axial ax-10. pics were taken just around my house.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #66
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This thread makes me want to buy one, damnit I wish I wouldnt have clicked on it! Now I have to buy one, then Im going to break it, then Im going to throw it in the closet and leave it there to turn to dust
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #67
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Shit by...the only thing you know about is sucking off catpiss in the bathroom.

That piece of shit I got from you was by far the most jacked up cobbled together piece of fukc I've ever gotten. Since when was the concept of if a screw hole is stripped out just put in larger screws ever a good plan?

Anyone that was around me as I was trying to un-fuck that thing probably thinks David is your last name and "God Damn It" is your first name because every 20 seconds thats what I'd be saying, "God Damn It David you hack!" lol

So yes, if by building you mean taking something that was once new, and nice, like your slash and that Honcho, and turning it into a fucked up turd with wheels, you are an awesome builder!



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Oh, and by the way, I don't have a jetta, its a Golf now, dick.
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I don't know if this has already been posted, but a good way to get into rc crawling is the Losi Micro Rock Crawler.

I got mine on ebay for under $90 from an authorized dealer. Its been a blast, and I haven't put anything in it but batteries. I did a couple mods to it, but that was just removing parts to make it sit lower. It comes with tools and some spare parts too.

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSB0236
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Losi MRC checking in, fun as hell for the winter, have not touched it since the snow melted tho. got a few mods, more to come.


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There pretty fun, if you can get a few friends to get into it also and you all buy some trucks. This is how it started for me, we would all drink beer and mess around with RC crawlers after work.

Then with anything that has wheels and a motor your always tring to out do the other guy. If you like to tinker with stuff you can make tons of parts or mod the parts you have to make the truck work better.

I first stumbled on to the RC Crawler thing just surfing through Pirate 4x4, They have their own RC Crawler section....Then I watched a few videos on youtube......Then I stopped a a hobby shop and checked one out, and bought one the next day.


Here's some scale stuff


2.2 comp stuff....This is where the BIG money is spent!!

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A few from Auburn Hills this past week







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That 2.2 comp stuff looked ultra boring. Id much rather have a "scale" crawler of like a Jeep.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #73
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Maybe something like this? http://www.rcplanet.com/HPI_Racing_C.../hpi102115.htm

Would that be something that would hold up to some serious abuse and very little maintenance?
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Old May 29th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #74
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Maybe something like this? http://www.rcplanet.com/HPI_Racing_C.../hpi102115.htm

Would that be something that would hold up to some serious abuse and very little maintenance?
Keep in mind that the body is nothing, some people get hung up on a truck because it has the body they like. You can buy any body and make it fit any scale truck with little to no work for around $25 dollars. Axial brand crawlers and scalers pretty much dominate the market right now, and if you do brake any parts they are pretty easy to get. HPI wheelie king is old news and didn't really get the the level that the Axial SCX-10 Honcho has. The Axial stuff just works and it looks cool...

If I were going to buy a Ready to run scale truck, I would get an Axial SCX-10 Honcho, or a Wraith (when it comes out) It hasn't been released yet.

http://www.rpphobby.com/axial_scx10_p/ax90016.htm


http://www.rpphobby.com/Axial_Wraith..._p/ax90018.htm

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Old May 29th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #75
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i have been big into RC's for a while now and want to get into the crawling part of it. i am looking to trade my rc boat build for a rc crawler so pm me if you are interested
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I can't imagine how much money you guys have into these things. Some of the parts I've looked at are as much as the full sized version.

I think I'll stick to spending the money on the real jeep for a while :)
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I bought my Axial AX10 when it first came out 4 or 5 years ago. Since then, I bet I've spent just under $1000 on it. A couple hundred a year in upgrades sounds about right, everything you do to it is about fifty bucks.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:09 PM   #78
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Not a crawler, but here is my slash with a raptor body I painted.

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and a school bus body:

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Maybe something like this? http://www.rcplanet.com/HPI_Racing_C.../hpi102115.htm

Would that be something that would hold up to some serious abuse and very little maintenance?
I had a Wheely King that was converted into a crawler with the kit before the Crawler King came out. It was one of the worst pieces of fukc I've ever owned. I think the Duratrax Cliff Climber could have been worse, but all I did was open the box and say, "No thanks" and sent it back.

I assume you posted that because of the Jeep body. Bodies get torn up and you can buy any body and make it fit near any vehicle you want. So don't let the body that it comes with be the deciding factor.

Stick with an Axial or Losi and all will be good.
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For anyone who is intrested, The triple crown series is coming up. If you have a RC crawler, and want to run it aginst some local guys to see how you stack up im sure there is a class for everyone. It's a competition, but mostly just a bunch of guys running their trucks and having a good time.

You don't have to run the full series you can run one comp, and if you like come back for more. Bob Coleman runs a pretty good set up from his backyard, he does a few raffles at some of the bigger comps......so you can win parts to improve your rig. This year he's is raffeling off an Axial Wraith


Triple Crown Series "Updated" with Some New TWISTS - RCCrawler.com Bulletin Board

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