MY R.C. PAGE
This page is my way of showing off some of my Radio Controlled Toys.
Click on the thumbnail images below to view a larger one (I'm trying to keep the filesize down, some of these started out as 1500x1125!).
Feel free to follow the links I have to the story behind each "creature".
Here's my Kyosho USA-1. At least that's what it looked like before I took it apart to build Spot! I've been interested in a 4WD/4WS monster truck for a while and decided to go ahead and get the kit. Also, note my homemade aluminum bumpers and bash plates... That turquoise paint was custom-mixed by me BTW (I had enough left over from when I painted the '57 Chevy Pickup ).
Speaking of paint:.
As much fun as Spot is, I missed the USA-1 so I'm rebuilding it. It'll have it's own page soon, but in the meantime here are a few pics:
Spot has its own web page now!
Spot is not going to be the greatest toy to throw down in the evenings and bash around in the street. Unfortunately, the street is getting a little rough for my Graphite RC-10L too.
I painted this body to look like my '89 Grand Prix SE:
I painted this body to look like my '99 Grand Prix GTP:
I've read about the "dual-sport" cars and that's probably a good in-between car for the street. I've got a collection of Associated parts (including some used racing goodies like graphite chassis') so I decided to build up one on my own. Basically this is a RC-10 with Pro-Line "Street-Hawg" tires on HPI wheels. I haven't decided what motor to use yet ( I have a selection, from Kyosho 360 Monster Truck motors to a Reedy Elite, a Green Machine, an old handout motor from somewhere, and does anybody know the specs for a Parma "Tiger"?). I'll drive it with my old Futaba 2PBKA AM radio. The Lambo' body was on my '10L for a while.
I've got to work out the weight balance and everything, but this is pretty close to what it'll look like.
Here's a Tyco toy that I converted to "REAL" R/C gear!
The steering turned out to be a challenge, both to fit it in the chassis and to make it work right (for you automotive-engineering types: the Ackerman angles work out VERY close!).
As you can see, it's fun in the rare snow we get here in Atlanta (this was a few years ago) if you remember to apply a little duct tape to keep the water out!
This is the Boat ...
Of course, what good is a truck and a boat if you don't have a trailer?
The trailer also comes in handy for carrying the videocamera!
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Tower Hobbies has an extensive web site with links out to many other R.C. oriented pages. They're a good place to start (get the catalog, there are a ton of ideas in it!).
Nothing against Tower, or any other mail-order house, but I have to say "Support your local Hobby Shop!" if you're lucky enough to have one (or more) nearby.
B and B Sales is one of my local hobby shops, and I buy most of my airplane stuff from them!
Perry's Hobbys and Todds Models are on the web and you can't go wrong with either of them.
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