Official Keystone RC thread

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by caz, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Crusha

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    I have a Venom charger and use 2S batteries. My charger has a built in fan, so it doesn’t really get hot.

    I always place my btteries in a charging bag. Something like this.


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    However, I’m not real confident it would contain an exploding battery. They also make hard shell cases, but I’ve seen where people modify your standard army ammo can.
     
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    Tires are 4 1/2” by 1 3/4”. Bolt right up to an SCX10.
     
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    I am with you on this! They are so awesome though!
     
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    What charger do you have? Something is probably wrong with your charger.

    If you are using Lipo's 2x on getting Lipo bag and or an ammo can.

    I use an IMAX with 3S my charger has a fan and does not get hot.
     
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    Pacer that is a Broken link. Didn't work for me.
     
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    I'm looking to get an RC crawler... I am considering the Axial Bomber or the SCX10 Honcho where I can add the hilux cab. Knowing that I have a tendency to get ahead of myself I need to start simple, but tough and upgradable.
    I initially want a sort of "do-all" truck that I can just take out and where ever, and the bomber seems to fit that bill with the option to upgrade to a 2 spd transmission.

    Anyone have any advice or other options for RC models to consider?
     
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    I've been tinkering too: IMG_20171209_205810033.jpg IMG_20171217_173201_02.jpg
     
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    It' a IMX MX4 ac/DC charger and a 3s lipo
     
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    I really was impressed with @Pacer 's Traxxas trx4 at cmcc last summer. That' what I bought. 2 speed tranny and selectable lockers. It even has portal axles and waterproof right out of the box.
     
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    That charger should not get hot.
     
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    Stop!
    As I mentioned to @Crusha just before Santa showed up last year, look at the scx10 II (2). It is vastly improved version of the Honcho.

    I have a totally worn out rc4wd TrailFinder II, that was fun, but outdated now.
    Then I oppted for the Traxxis TRX4 as @jamarquardt22 mentioned.
    I really am super happy with the TRX4!


    or........ this monster will be hitting the market soon:
    Pre-order Available for 1/8 Founder Jeep

     
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    The problem I always had with the 1/10 stuff (altho super cool and fun) there is not the accessories. Different bodies, tires, scale parts...
     
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    Hmmm, I really like that Traxxas TRX4! I will have to put a hilux body on it, for sure.
     
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    My 1st gen 4runner body came last night.
     
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    Where did you buy it? I haven't seen them anywhere.
     
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