: Any Radio Controlled Car Nuts? CTS-V!

07-19-04, 07:52 PM
Check it out, a CTS-V body! Makes me want to go out and buy all the stuff and build me a mini-V (sort of like a mini-me!) :)

CTS-V RC Car Body (http://www.rcxotic.com/modules.php?name=News&file=categories&op=newindex&catid=9)

07-20-04, 07:52 AM
that's pretty cool. after you're done you can race your v's :)

actually, some of those rc cars can get going pretty damn fast.

07-20-04, 10:20 AM
that's pretty cool. after you're done you can race your v's :)

actually, some of those rc cars can get going pretty damn fast.
I had a yokomo gt4 that went about 80mph for about 2 weeks then it was runned over. I still have a t-maxx and savage(offroad trucks).

07-20-04, 10:27 AM
where would i go to get something like that?? i'd love to have something like that.

Steve T
07-20-04, 11:15 AM
Try here:


07-20-04, 11:26 AM
Ohh...the cars are fun. I have a nitro Duratrax staduim truck.

What you REALLY need to see. The radio controlled jets. They use A1 aviation fuel, really fly....maybe 200 mph. Sound and smell like the real thing.

The jet engines are in the $5-7K price range. The jets can get up to $20K +. I guess the skys the limit...


Logan Diagnostic

07-20-04, 11:53 AM
Try here:

cool. thanks. any suggestions for someone to start with?? i wouldn't mind getting a plane, but i'm afraid i don't have enough experience to not break it.

07-20-04, 12:51 PM
I've done the R/C thing for many years, from cars to helicopters, gas and electric, and would like to offer this advice.

Tower Hobbies and other online distributors are a fantastic savings over your local hobby shop. However, R/C cars tend to require high maintenance and parts replacement (crashes, upgrades, wear and tear, etc.). My recommendation would be to try your local hobby shop first if you have one. You will pay a little more for the gear initially, and overall your cost may be higher, but their expertise and availability of parts for your car or plane will be known prior to making the purchase.

If you don't have a local hobby shop then by all means go online (Ebay too). There are plenty of beginner electric planes that are very easy to teach yourself to fly. Try www.ezonemag.com for more information.

One other note - the jets are awesome - but they are not the only models capable of 200+ mph speeds. Many of the electric competition models I used to fly were in that range - both in the F5B (hybrid sailplane electric) and F5D (pylon racing) classes. These models are capable of drawing well over 100 amps (many at 140 amps or whatever the batteries will momentarily stand) and swing props as large as 20" with geared, brushless, sensorless motors. F5B is and always will be my favorite. My fastest/best model was a 26 cell LMR (limited motor run) model swinging a 15x16 RFM prop drawing about 110 amps. Turn the motor on, throw it, climb to edge of vision (700 ft+) in less than 7 seconds, turn the motor off, activate prop brake (automatic), prop folds for less drag (automatic), then burn up the sky with the energy you create through your descent over the next 10-20 mintues. Using this technique the total battery burn is well under a minute, but you only use the motor in 3-5 second bursts every 2-5 minutes...ahhh...they are simply awesome. THe cars, too, are seriously fast these days (80+ in 10th scale electric on road I believe, over 100 with the gas 1/8 scale models).

Have fun.