Brushing Rust Off

Been a good minute since I’ve taken my 1/10th guy out, but it was too nice of an evening not to. Drives well despite a cheap esc and servo, but I might just glue or tape the tires sometime to avoid fixing them up after every/other hard turn.

And maaaan, will I ever get around to finishing this body up? Hahahaha.

But I did get sexy alloy rims and mock brake disks, so its becoming prettier.


MadSpeed 1/10th Adventure Continues

With bolts tightened up, CVDs installed, and a fresh Gens Ace lipo powering the whole system, I’ll try to see what this thing can really do once again.

And a sneak peak of (my relatively lazy) paintjob in the works.

Exceed-RC – MadSpeed 1/10 Drift Car (2.4ghz) – Beginning

So with a tag of only $109 for Ready To Run 2.4ghz radio kit, how could I say no? Car isn’t trouble free; however, after reading a very extended and detailed thread over at Ultimate RC Forums I decided to give it a go.

First batch of orders was the car itself, alloy front knuckles, and alloy wheel nuts as per long-term recommendations.

As you can see, everything looks pretty good. Due to solid plastic tires, this guy is pretty undriveable  outside, but I will try some techniques to get it to work on the cheaper side (like electrical tape layer or something of that nature).

Almost all key joints are metal on metal screws, so it WILL need threadlocker blue or some washers to hold everything in place. The stock dogbones aren’t that great either, so I have a set of CVDs on the way.

Stock charger/battery are pretty modest, but nothing a proper charger and a lipo battery can’t fix.

Radio and receiver, as far as I could tell, are pretty solid and I’ve no complaints there. Steering works great as well.

Stay tuned for when I make this guy driveable and write another overview.

Calsonic GT-R (R32) – HPI RS32 x Gran Turismo 5

Stumbled upon this guy in-game and couldn’t resist the purchase. 5 minutes later, some pretty dope shots of both.

HPI RS32 – 1/32 Scale R/C Car

Quick highlights- amazing details, same as the plethora of existing slot car bodies; modular parts just like in bigger scale cars; 2.4ghz radio, so no of that AM nonsense and only 90$ for a ready-to-run set!

Everything is packaged fairly well, nothing to complain about.

This guy does come completely disassembled, unlike Kyosho Mini-Z or Dnano cars.

The car handles well, but absolutely needs a little more speed and battery life. My guess is to use a Losi motor and/or lithium battery packs, perhaps from R/C helicopters. Also comparison shots to my custom-painted Mini-Z R32.

Note that because these will go hand-in-hand with the new HPI slot car line, the details may surpass that of Mini-Zs, like rear view mirrors, for example. Not to mention a non-deformed body shape unlike 1/27 scale