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Old 02-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default anybody here do big scale?

this summer i plan on putting up some cones in a big parking lot and racing this thing around... who's game?

i'd rather race it offroad but the track isnt big enough for a few of these trucks.






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Old 02-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

Kinda hard to tell how big that is... I mean, I see the drill, but it still doesn't really click. As for a place to race it, take it up to the upper part of Jonesville, plenty of room and obstacles to run that thing.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

thought about getting into one of those RC trucks. But can't decide what style to go with.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

Vic, it's probably about 3' long and 1' high. Huge.

Phil, I have a slash 4x4 (smaller truck in above pic) that you're welcome to try out someday. Thats what sold me on it, being able to try one first. Didn't you have a tmaxx or something? The slash is shorter/less ground clearance/smaller tires, more of a amature racer than a basher I guess.
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

Ya Kris had one. But it had a blown motor or something, I never messed with it and we sold it at a garage sale this summer. New motors for it where like $200 so I decided not to mess with it.

I have a Clod Buster from way back. I havn't messed with it in a long time, probably 10 years. I loved that one, but it was slow at battery powered.

It the slash gas or battery? I'd love to give it a shot and try it out, I've never really gotten a chance to play with the gas ones. Don't want to throw $500 down if it turns out I'm not interested.
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

slash is battery powered, but the electric rigs have come a long way since the days of the Clod. Clods are still worth quite a bit, btw. I think I bought one off Justin (OP) years ago. Theres a gas powered version of the slash as well, called the slayer. And many similar trucks from other manufactuers.

If you think nitro is the way to go, I'll let you try the slash on 11.1v of lipo battery, with the right pinion (which I have) it's supposed to hit almost 60mph. I can't verify it, but I can say it's way to fast for me to attempt top speed.

Nitro trucks are cool, but w/ brushless/lipo combinations being so affordable they don't seem worth the hassle to me.
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Like I said, I havn't used any for a long time. I remember battery powered being slow, and only lasting a few mins. I want to be able to play for awhile before I have to recharge stuff.
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Default Re: anybody here do big scale?

my buddie has a lipo powered slash 4x4 brushless and it keeps up with the jato 3.3 nitro no problem he also keeps with cars on the highway all the time so its a toss up how much tuning you want to do as for longevity we can usually run all out for about 20-30 mins and battery power is a lot cheaper than having to buy nitro all the time
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