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New Hobby: Slash R/C Trucks - Bullet Proof!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RallySoob, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    My nephew got me into these little trucks...these are 1/10 scale brushless motored and lipo powered cars that will do 50-70mph depending on gearing setup. They scream... so much more fun and reliable than the gas powered T-maxx's I used to drive around and these are more durable too...much more durable. The 2WD sits little higher and has better suspension geometry for bashing so I drive it most often...the AWD is fun to slide around the street though and does awesome in the grass/dirt

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  2. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's quite a lineup! I have a Slash and Slash 4x4 myself. They are as close to indestructable as they come. I'm always amazed at what they recover from.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fun - I always wanted one of these as a kid. I suppose there's still time...
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    My wife got me one of the small Losi Crawler's a few years ago for Christmas, living in an apartment it makes the most sense. I love the damn things and it's given me plenty of entertainment.

    I just bought the nephew one of these for Christmas


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    He a little young, but getting him hobby grade with all replaceable parts I am hoping it lasts him quite a few years. When I get a house (maybe next week) I'll upgrade to something larger......and faster!
     
  5. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Bullet proof?! I was kind of expecting someone on pics trying to find out if that was true. :gun16:
     
  6. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    i have a blitz ESE. tried to get into the racing side of RC but it just didn't work out. Still love RC Crawling though
     
  7. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I bought one for the kid then ended up getting one for me too (both 4x4). He goes through parts and bodies so much I have to have a several hundred in parts on hand. I went with the baja body and had fun painting it. These things are'nt what we had as kids, that's for sure.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Don't own any of these, but they look like loads of fun! I kind of got turned off on the gas powered models by a hillbilly neighbor I used to have that would get drunk and drive his LOUD gas powered RC up and down the street at all hours of the night.

    He got the message when a neighbor of mine let his 120 lb Rottweiler out and said "get it". Funny. We never heard that RC again. :dunno:
     
  9. olydemon

    olydemon Olympia Active Member

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    I was way into RC a few years ago. Spent thousands on cars and parts. Still have a bunch of it, including a couple of the slash trucks. I got those however when they were just standard brush motors and they wore out so fast. Would have been cool to have the brushless setup instead. My kids always bug me to go to the RC track...
     
  10. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    you can convert the old slash to a new brushless slash for $130. Traxxas hasa trade in program where you swap your old 12T motor and XL5 ESC for a new brushless VXL3s ESC and motor...like I said its only $130 and it takes about 5 mins to install. add a 3S battery and you are doing close to 70MPH in your old slash!

    The 2WD I bought was a used $60 burned up old school slash I found on craigslist and I did the vxl3s conversion to it...$190 invested and soo much fun!