KoolBak wrote:We bought a nice one for my old dad that he enjoys; I simply cant get the helicopter flying thang.....lol
I have had lots of fast rc vehicles over the years; my current (long term) project is making an everglades style airboat - about 4' long, powered by a 50cc chainsaw motor with a dual 16" prop.....can't wait to finally get it going; should be the perfect size for a GI Joe ;o) I've calculated that (if the damn thing works) it should go like 40 mph.....
KoolBak wrote:I've had hydrofoils with like a 3 cc gas motor (cute miniature outboard) that were maybe 2' long...they were really fun and actually hauled ass; the air boat is just an exercise in excess and stupidity but it'll sure be cool ;o)
2dimes wrote:We bought our daughter a pretty affordable yet smoking rc truck. http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/105502/
Highly recomend the mini recon. Tough, fast, fun and inexpensive!
I was considering getting a plane but decided to get a sim instead. On the big screen it's pretty cool. I lost count of how much we have saved by not crashing real ones. Also it's wintery here and I can fly if I want. No long underwear required.
2dimes wrote:I understand it's very different, yet because I dip into too many hobbies I'm quite satisfied with not flying the sim.
I'm a fixed wing guy and the biggest reason I didn't get a physical RC sopwith was... I decided to focus my time and spare pennies on getting my actual license back.
We went to a meet a couple of years ago where guys had brought all their amazing stuff from here and B.C. There was a functioning jet that he said he had spent $15000 on. My 6 year old likes to fly a similar one on the simulator. We actually learned enought to get a helicopter to fly and occasionally land on the sim. I would have given up on a real one. Much carnage.
How about this?
2dimes wrote:Thanks to this conversation we just started it up today. Good times playing with my kid. Saving thousands of dollars on smashed equipment.