Are you going to force me to 'bust out' all my old-school R/C stuff?
My Novak ESCs are so old, they have orange cases. And did you put your own processor fan on the ESC, or do they come that way now?
I still have my old BoLink Eliminator Gold Editon road car, converted to a dragster ('68 Camaro body). The o-ring front tires deteriorated and crumbled, and I'm too ashamed to show what the back tires look like.
Back in the day ('87 - '91) I was heavily into R/C, primarily electrics, and most of what I didn't sell off is from that era.AIRCRAFT:
Kyosho Cessna 177 Cardinal ARF electric, no radio. Expensive static model.BOAT:
Varicom "Firehawk" deep-vee (Scarab wannabe), Trinity Speedworks 14-turn motor, Traxxas ESC, Kyosho radio. My 'abuse master'.CARS:
Tamiya "Hornet" low cost off-road buggy, converted to monster truck with Parma conversion kit, Lunch Box tires, no body. KO Propo radio, Traxxas ESC.
Bolink "Eliminator Gold" on-road chassis, dual shock, Speedworks 11 turn motor, set up to go straight, very fast. Topped out at 50 mph.
Bunches of old-school R/C parts. Stuff from my Kyosho Ultima Pro, Kyosho Optima Mid 4WD, Tamiya Blackfoot, Royal Crusher, and a homemade puller based on Clod Buster parts. Only parts remain, no complete cars.
I got out of R/C when I broke up with my ex-girlfriend (whose little brother I spent much time and $$$ into R/C), and my wife has basically endured all the boxes of "junk" (as she called it) being in storage for years. HPI was introducing it's "touring" series of cars right about that time, and Associated, Serpent, and some others were hopping on the bandwagon. I believe that touring cars is the most popular form of R/C right now.
Even if I wanted to, I cannot get back into R/C like I did when I was younger (and going to college and working three jobs). The stuff nowadays is super high-tech and high cost, and I'd be lucky if I could afford a set of tires (Drag tires in '91 cost 30 bucks a pair...for FOAM!)
Nice rigs, boltsniper. You must've won the lottery or something. Shaft drive 4WD? Whatever happened to in-line motor setups and ball diffs?
p.s.; I'm going to town tomorrow (my parent's house), I'll take some pix of my R/C stuff.