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HobbyKing Remote Control Car Purchases

I wanted to purchase a remote control that my sons and I could use together, and it needed to have good parts support. i.e where parts could be purchased for every aspect of the car.

After some research I decided to give some of the products at HobbyKing a go.

I ended up purchasing two car’s, and the following items too, as the car’s come ARR (almost ready to run).

Will be doing more posts about these HobbyKing car’s we purchased, as it’s hard to know what to order when things break, so I will share my experiences with them.

Remote Control Fun

Met up with some friends today and we all had a bit of fun with our remote control cars. As you can see from the photo below it was a bit hectic.

I’d recently got a hand band GoPro mount so decided to mount my GoPro Hero3 on my head so that it could just capture photos every 5 seconds constantly. It actually captured some good photos to be honest. Will be using it more in the future.


Nitro Revo 2.5R goes to heaven

Unfortunately the Nitro Revo 2.5R I have suffered some issues several weeks back. I had it run away from me and then several weeks later I went to use it again and found it had issues starting.

I gave up in frustration and ordered an e-revo (after selling off my other 2 electric cars). Courier came early today to drop it off, but didn’t seem to knock or hang about. Now I have to head to the courier depot tomorrow morning to pick it up.

I got a blue model, should look great. Will get some new batteries for it, in the meantime will need to use the ones it comes with and my old LiPo’s.

For more information on the Traxxas E-Revo check out the following site link here.

EDIT: on the bright side, I now have a fair few spares from the old nitro that will work on the e-revo model.

Traxxas Revo 2.5R bashing

Managed to make some time to get the Traxxas Revo 2.5R out today. Thanks to my wife, she managed to capture the following clips for me to upload. The car was very dirty at the end of it. I reckon a few weeks of this and then it will be time for a rebuild.

Traxxas Rustler VXL damage

Ran the Traxxas Rustler VXL yesterday and managed to have a wall jump in front of me.

The damage this time was a shock coming apart. Good news is it wasn’t damaged to the point I couldn’t fix it. Pulled apart, added new oil. Rebuild shock. Reinstalled back on car.

All good for another use.

Rain, rain and more rain.

Sydney has been getting a fair bit of rain of late. Each weekend we have managed to get a bit of rain too. Which means being unable to do much outside.

On the upside, the grass seems to be growing so fast it’s hard to believe. Problem is, you mow the lawn and then within days of doing so it’s needing another mow. All we need now is for the rain to ease up a bit so that those lawns can get another trip.

I’d love to be able to run the remote control car a little more, haven’t had the chance to do so due to the weather. Managed a short go late today and then we got a serious storm in the late afternoon.

I wish I got a video clip of the water tank overflowing. The rain was very heavy and the tank was overflowing with a very high flow rate of water. Pretty impressive to see, but shame we didn’t have another tank to collect all that water. Oh well.

Managed to get a replacement air compressor today and a friend gave me a tyre pressure attachment, so I can pump up my car tyres when I want. No more need to visit the garage to use the tyre pump. Sweet.

More Traxxas Rustler VXL video clips

Have another few video clips to share from the other day, unfortunately I couldn’t post them sooner as I didn’t have the internet bandwidth available to me to uploaded them. So it had to wait until I got home.

Hope people enjoy, I know I certainly enjoy using the car. Although managed to break a drive shaft in the last few days, so the Rustler VXL is out of action. Going to order a set of steel drive shafts, as the standard plastic ones just don’t handle the power produced from the 11.1V 3S LiPo.

Traxxas E-Revo Brushless 1/10 Electric

Below is a video clip of a Traxxas E-Revo Brushless 1/10 Electric monster truck, it was taking in the last few weeks. The remote control is my neighbors, unfortunately I don’t have any clips of my ones just yet. But soon I will. Enjoy.

Parcel 2 did arrive

My other box of parts did arrive. It arrived 2 days ago. I’ve since then managed to fit out the Rustler VXL with it’s street tyres and even managed to have a bit of a run.

Have decided to get 2 x 3S Lipo batteries for it, and a new charger for the new batteries.

My wife and I had our 2 electric cars out lastnight, while my neighbour also had his electric e-revo out too. So we had 3 of them running up and down the street. Certainly was fun, even had a few spills. My neighbour even managed to break 2 bearings in his rear diff. Lucky enough I had 2 of those bearings as spares, so he was soon repaired and ready to use it again today.

Parcel 1 of 2 arrives.

My parcel that shipped from the states was 2 boxes, unfortunately only 1 of the 2 arrived today. Here is hoping that parcel number 2 of the batch arrives tomorrow.

I have 1 tracking number for 2 parcels, so the fact I got one and not the other at the same time is annoying.

EDIT: looks like the email with tracking numbers only showed 1 such tracking number. If we log on to the providers site, it shows 2 parcels and 2 tracking numbers.