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#1 Ruger SR5

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Went down to the Oregon Coast with Nick,Darren, and our women for the weekend, decided to take the toys with us and play around a little bit. The sand and salt water are a little harsh and make shit rust pretty quick. So far the damage list between the 3 rigs is a speed controller, 2 steering servos, and a front driveline. Here are some pics.

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#2 dirtster

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:06 AM

Looks like a fun place to be. Nice RC rigs.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:53 AM

I only got a couple of pictures. I have to take mine apart and clean and oil everything. Can air would have been really Nice to have for cleaning these up after the sand.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:11 AM

Sand is brutal on bearings and motors, the beach is an awesome place to crawl looks like a good time z

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:27 AM

It was a blast! I'm impressed with the axial cv axles. I had it bound up real good giving it full throttle with the wheels turned and nothing broke. Just need a new more powerful steering servo.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:31 AM

I am in need of an upgrade to metal drivelines I think. It pulled out of the ears so I had to keep snapping it back in place. I ended up pre running it on the beach after it broke.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

View Postnickb, on 12 March 2013 - 06:27 AM, said:

It was a blast! I'm impressed with the axial cv axles. I had it bound up real good giving it full throttle with the wheels turned and nothing broke. Just need a new more powerful steering servo.
Sounds like RC is exactly like full size, "I need stronger axles, I need hydro steering, etc., etc., etc.!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:36 AM

View PostJeepinJunk, on 12 March 2013 - 07:27 AM, said:

Sounds like RC is exactly like full size, "I need stronger axles, I need hydro steering, etc., etc., etc.!
It's never ending with these things... just like a fullsize rig. They are just cheaper.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Yeah, $35 for drivelines doesn't hurt the ole pocket book too bad, but they are a lot like full size when it comes to maintaining them and upgrades.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

The boys had a blast and it was very entertaining watching them. They got into it just like they would in a big truck. They had just as much fun playing with them inside our condo as they did on the beach.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Sand n salt to an RC rig must be about like sugar in the gas tank of a full scale rig.  Like the photos. Looks like a lot of fun.