“Trinity” Complete

NikQuad (3)

Now I’ve only very extreme limitations left and everything else pretty much covered.

  • AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
  • Nikkor-H 50mm f/2
  • AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

These give me awesome duo combos to take with me, and not have to break my back or my bag. If I’m only doing day time and want wider angle- 18-70 + 70-300. If it’s a mix of day and night and I want wider angle/AF- 35 + 70-300. If I’m doing strictly artistic shots day and night- 50 + 70-300. Else if I want completely light-weight and day and night kinda pack- 35 + 50. By its usefulness, the 35 falls into the actual trinity far better than the 50, but 50 cost me next to nothing for the quality it delivers, so having a quartet wouldn’t really hurt at the end of the day.


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.