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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Picked up a new toy this weekend, rc car.

    I have been sort of bummed out lately since I can no longer race bikes. The competitive side of me is absolutely miserable. I have found a new hobby, photography, but that doesn't really take care of the competitive part of me. Anyway, I started thinking about things that I did in the past that made me happy and I started thinking about how much fun I used to have racing remote control cars.

    Next thing I knew I was on the internet researching them then I was at the hobby shops, then I went and watched the WV state championships. Not only were the races awesome the people there were very nice and more than happy to share information. Even cooler was that I saw a friend of mine that used to race bikes as well but is currently taking some time off due to losing a foot in a motorcycle race. He is getting into the hobby as well.

    So far the only thing I have in my possession is the car. It is a Team Losi 8ight-E 2.0. I have ordered a charger and power supply. I still need a remote, receiver, servo, and batteries. I'm still amazed at how much the batteries cost, those freaking things are $189 each!!!

    Anyway, here it is. I painted the body yesterday so I am one step closer to getting to try it out for the first time.

    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I'm sure Bailey would be delighted to give you a crash course.

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    cool! There is a rock clad man made waterfall in the park at the end of our street. One day, the boys and I watched two guys with RC rock crawlers do some pretty amazing stuff on the rocks. I have wanted one ever since.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Nice job on the construction LowCel.

    I had a Traxxas stadium truck once upon a time. Never raced it but had lots of fun in the yard til the kids broke it.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    the kids broke your yard? damn. just damn.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    They're hard on stuff.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Well I have managed to order everything except for the remote now, I'm getting closer to being able to actually drive it. So far I only have $1,343 in it.
    Last edited by LowCel; 09-14-09 at 09:04 AM.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    If you use the $ sign, you do not have to type out dollars......................
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    I came so very close to buying an RC airplane last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If you use the $ sign, you do not have to type out dollars......................
    Oops, what sucks is that is one of my internet pet peeves.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    the kids broke your yard? damn. just damn.
    That's nothing. I keep telling my kids that one day we will live in a hole in the ground covered by the rubble that used to be the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillary 2016 View Post
    That's nothing. I keep telling my kids that one day we will live in a hole in the ground covered by the rubble that used to be the house.
    That was a great Monty Python sketch.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo"]YouTube - Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen[/ame]
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillary 2016 View Post
    I came so very close to buying an RC airplane last weekend.
    But the salesman was still recovering from an altercation with some lunatic that was looking for an RC helicopter...
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Well I've got everything ordered so hopefully I'll have it running by this time next week. I've got $1,850 in it now.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    The US Military has some nice R/C toys too.


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    Man, I could take out some annoying neighbors with that bad boy and never leave my bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    But the salesman was still recovering from an altercation with some lunatic that was looking for an RC helicopter...



    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The US Military has some nice R/C toys too.

    I wonder if the guys selling those are really pushy and annoying as well.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post





    I wonder if the guys selling those are really pushy and annoying as well.
    Don't need to be. They can afford to buy you some girls.....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Don't need to be. They can blow your ass up..........
    Peace through Strenght'd it for you, care of the ghost of Ronald Reagan.
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    Lowcel, instead of regressing toward childhood, get a......... child?
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9 View Post
    Lowcel, instead of regressing toward childhood, get a......... child?
    I would but I don't want to share my toys.

    BTW, Will was doing great when I saw him this past weekend. He is in great spirits and getting around really well. Cindy seemed to be doing great as well.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
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    Decided to build a trailer to take to the races to make life a little easier. It's coming along pretty nice so far.

    When I started.


    New flooring.


    New walls and some of the lights installed.


    Cabinets, counter top, and surround sound mounted, fourth light installed.


    TV mounted.


    Still have some more work to do but it's getting there.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I used to race both nitro and electric cars. They are a blast, however the hobby had a way of emptying my bank account. You can never just have one car or just one motor per car.

    The Traxxas T-MAXX 3.3 is by far the most fun, in my experience with RC cars. I still have it and a few others nitro cars/trucks.

    I really like the hauler, do they not have pit stalls at your local track?


    Enjoy
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    There is electricity at the track so I will be able to just back up to an outlet and plug in.

    I forgot how addictive of a hobby it is. So far I "only" have six cars.

    Losi 8ight-E 2.0
    Losi 8ight-T converted to electric
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    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    For once, I'm not jealous of the new toys.

    PM me if you want some stuff for spare parts.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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