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RaptorSA

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#82
I just bought one also....but it looks diffrent from photos on box and websites. The dealer where i bought says its the new one...wondering if it has been improved maby...wheels are bigger it seems (118mm)

Any others with 1/10th brushless brontosaurus? (brushless)
Don't have an HSP anymore but I'm considering buying a second hand Brontosaur just because RCedge is just around the corner from me so it'll be a helluva lot cheaper and easier to replace parts. They also stock upgrade parts which is convenient (I'm really sick and tired of dealing with international imports on my other cars).
 

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I've got a brushed Brontosaurus not the fastest I've replaced the gears, the mountings by the wheels, the arms and I need to glue the switch back.
Otherwise it's a nice little RC
 

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I've got a brushed Brontosaurus not the fastest I've replaced the gears, the mountings by the wheels, the arms and I need to glue the switch back.
Otherwise it's a nice little RC
If you ever want to treat yourself and turn that thing into a brush-less rocket you can get one of those cheap 1/8th scale motor & esc combos on Banggood or wherever. The one I dropped in my slash works great.

https://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-...-p-1080781.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
 
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#86
Hey man, sorry for the late reply.
No clubs unfortunately, I just sometimes pack my gear and go to a few places in the area.
So far I hang around the BMX Track at "River Rampage Bike Track"
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...fd89398f1ae50385!8m2!3d-26.034122!4d27.984011

Then there's the Kloofendal Nature Reserve that I visit frequently:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...2f7587cf1bcf30!8m2!3d-26.1281611!4d27.8801995

There's also quite a lot of open space for speedruns on grass at the Golden Harvest Park:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...042c19c378ce56!8m2!3d-26.0659546!4d27.9540648

We definitely need some kind of club or something, I'm starting to notice a pick up in the amount of people getting into RC's, I think the drone thing has started wearing thin on some people.

Will you let me know when you go to Kloofendal again? I would dig to meet up!
Ja, the drone craze is over now.
 
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Hey man, sorry for the late reply.
No clubs unfortunately, I just sometimes pack my gear and go to a few places in the area.
So far I hang around the BMX Track at "River Rampage Bike Track"
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...fd89398f1ae50385!8m2!3d-26.034122!4d27.984011

Then there's the Kloofendal Nature Reserve that I visit frequently:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...2f7587cf1bcf30!8m2!3d-26.1281611!4d27.8801995

There's also quite a lot of open space for speedruns on grass at the Golden Harvest Park:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...042c19c378ce56!8m2!3d-26.0659546!4d27.9540648

We definitely need some kind of club or something, I'm starting to notice a pick up in the amount of people getting into RC's, I think the drone thing has started wearing thin on some people.

Will you let me know when you go to Kloofendal again? I would dig to meet up!
Ja, the drone craze is over now.
 
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Hey man, sorry for the late reply.
No clubs unfortunately, I just sometimes pack my gear and go to a few places in the area.
So far I hang around the BMX Track at "River Rampage Bike Track"
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...fd89398f1ae50385!8m2!3d-26.034122!4d27.984011

Then there's the Kloofendal Nature Reserve that I visit frequently:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...2f7587cf1bcf30!8m2!3d-26.1281611!4d27.8801995

There's also quite a lot of open space for speedruns on grass at the Golden Harvest Park:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place...042c19c378ce56!8m2!3d-26.0659546!4d27.9540648

We definitely need some kind of club or something, I'm starting to notice a pick up in the amount of people getting into RC's, I think the drone thing has started wearing thin on some people.

Will you let me know when you go to Kloofendal again? I would dig to meet up!
Ja, the drone craze is over now.
 

RaptorSA

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#91
I like 2wd for whatever reason, knowing that 4x4 is esasier etc... this is my compilation from last year (the runtime & speed you get from a decent battery these days is insane).
Every bit bit of it was pure entertainment & fun, and a lot of work to be honest. But that's what I love most about this hobby, you can put in a lot of work, then take some pictures, but eventually it's all pointless and gets destroyed, then you start again....and again....

 
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RaptorSA

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Flip, only saw this now. Did you go this weekend? Ja, I'm running electric cars only.
Naah no problem man.
I ended up not going because of the random weather & some laziness.

Did manage to break the world's weirdest little grub screw pin when doing a jump at the local BMX track yesterday. Off to the hobby shop now to see if I can find a replacement.
 

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Flip, only saw this now. Did you go this weekend? Ja, I'm running electric cars only.
So I spoke to the guy at B&B Importers where I get all my stuff. I was interested because he had some Team Associated buggy kits that he was getting ready to roll out. Those things look amazing. I think spec. buggy racing where you really start getting into proper setups... toe, camber, shock oil weight, motor turn adjustments etc. must be a shartload of fun.

Apparently there's an epic racing club known as the SuperBowl where they do dirt and carpet racing etc. They have a few classes you can compete in. The problem is the damn track is in Benoni :crying:

https://www.sarda-rc.org/clubs/rc-superbowl-rcsb/
https://www.facebook.com/RC.Superbowl/

I really wish there was something closer. The BMX Track at Jukskei Park would be a perfect spot for setting up a dirt track, there's tons more unused space and you don't need a lot. Wish I knew how to start/run something like this so we could get some people in the Randburg/Roodepoort/JHB area involved, I just don't know enough about the sport. Apparently 10th scale carpet buggy racing is now the preferred "in thing", which sounds great to me. I can see why dirt racing becomes too cumbersome for some, a few hours of fun for a full day of cleaning & rebuilding probably isn't too accessible for most people's schedules.
 

Lupus

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So I spoke to the guy at B&B Importers where I get all my stuff. I was interested because he had some Team Associated buggy kits that he was getting ready to roll out. Those things look amazing.

Apparently there's an epic racing club known as the SuperBowl where they do dirt and carpet racing etc. They have a few classes you can compete in. The problem is the damn track is in Benoni :crying:

https://www.sarda-rc.org/clubs/rc-superbowl-rcsb/
https://www.facebook.com/RC.Superbowl/

I really wish there was something closer. The BMX Track at Jukskei Park would be a perfect spot for setting up a dirt track, there's tons more unused space and you don't need a lot. Wish I knew how to start/run something like this so we could get some people in the Randburg/Roodepoort/JHB area involved, I just don't know enough about the sport. Apparently 10th scale carpet buggy racing is now the preferred "in thing", which sounds great to me. I can see why dirt racing becomes too cumbersome for some, a few hours of fun for a full day of cleaning & rebuilding probably isn't too accessible for most people's schedules.
A few hours? You mean about 45min to an hour and that's with a few batteries :). Then it's 3 to 4 hours of charging per a battery and of course as you've said repairs. Hell I took my Bronto just out in my garden and had to fix the drive train, cause a pebble got in.
 

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So... I have a 1992 Tamiya Stadium Blitzer sitting in my garage.
https://tamiyabase.com/tamiya-models/58106

It worked the last time it was used, only thing I remember was the tie rod on the one side was bent or too short or something.
It has gone unused for about 15 years. Is there any point in Sprucing it up and selling it? Maybe new motor and batteries. Better controller?

It has a custom painted Sharks Rugby body.
 
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