I needed to pick something up that would get me out of the house and around other people (my company went work from home last March and that is the thing for us moving forward so I don't see my co-workers very often is at all) and I like to tinker so this seemed like a pretty good idea. Plus the wife blessed off on it. I think racing will be a lot more enjoyable for me now...I am ten years wiser and ten years more patient.
Well that pic of my Baja Rey in that thread is the day I bought it… it’s a little worse for wear now lol. A few too many crashes at 35+ mph. No breaks so far though! I did a lot of upgrades right off the bat.Does anyone in that thread even drive their car? Our shell already needs replaced because it cracked at the pins. Also snapped a shock mount so upgraded to new oil filled ones to make it a bit stiffer. I keep the nylon nut and hood pin industry going I guess, lol. Snapped 2 axles. Maybe we should quit taking it off those sweet jumps. nah. We went to the local skate park and put it in the bowl. Now THAT was fun. Think I should have bought a more robust car......
Hah luckily for me, by the time I had the disposable income to be able to afford it, brushless and LiPo were just taking off. It's nice to see that the prices have kinda went down over the years (or more so the name brand stuff has gotten more affordable) and the brands I used to use all the time are still around, especially Castle Creations. They are pretty local to me (probably around 50 miles away) so it is pretty cool to be able to support a fairly local business in a niche hobby. The fact that their ESCs are fantastic IMHO is just icing on the cake.I went nuts back in the day. Battery balancing/charger, cycling, discharging machine, tire balancer, tire cutter, comm lathe, alignment board, etc...we had to solder our own battery packs together. I still have a scar from doing it in my underwear.
You kids today and you're brushless motors and lipo batteries. Get off my lawn.
Line the inside of the body with gorilla tape on the weaker areas. That should help it hold up a bit better.Well that pic of my Baja Rey in that thread is the day I bought it… it’s a little worse for wear now lol. A few too many crashes at 35+ mph. No breaks so far though! I did a lot of upgrades right off the bat.
The body is starting to look rough but I’ve kept it right side up for the most part
I had a Savage SS a long time ago when I was still in to nitro. When I owned it, they were doing a TON of construction on Ft. Riley so I would head out to random construction sites after formation in the afternoon and beat the ever loving hell out of that thing. It was as sturdy as a tank and launching that thing in the air was a blast. Absolutley loved that thing. I wouldn't mind picking up a brushless Savage or an E-Revo. I had a brushless E-Revo back in the day as well and being able to do a back flip from a standing start was rad as hell. That thing had torque for days. As fun as it is to tune a nitro car (and I liked the smell) in the world of RC, electric is the way to go for speed and power IMHO.I used to love driving my rc cars had a hip super rs4 an rs4 ss and a savage ss all nitro powered had so much into the savage and so many dreams for it but the rs4 ss was so quick