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Trailfinder 2 - 08.19.2012, 01:08 AM

I just got my rc4wd trailfinder 2. So long I waited for this, the parts come pakkaged in a foam layers just like jewels or whatever

Envy me.............

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08.19.2012, 10:15 PM

Enjoy the build up! I'm still wanting to get one as well...


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08.20.2012, 09:45 AM

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Post pics you lucky SOB


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08.20.2012, 02:13 PM

Those trucks are freaking awesome. What color will you be painting it?

I look forward to seeing this....


   
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08.20.2012, 11:18 PM

This kit is my first scale crawler, and I am building day and night. Lost my camera temporarely, but took some pics. Coming up soon It seems this kit is everywhere now, every tuber is trying to rewiew this first.

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08.21.2012, 09:56 PM

thats going to be my next truck too, i cant wait to see what you do with it


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08.21.2012, 11:29 PM

A link to this truck for the lazy: http://store.rc4wd.com/Trail-Finder-...et_p_2108.html


I want to do a scaler/crawler next. This one might be it


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08.22.2012, 10:12 PM

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A link to this truck for the lazy: http://store.rc4wd.com/Trail-Finder-...et_p_2108.html


I want to do a scaler/crawler next. This one might be it
i found them in stock if anyone else really wants one and mike doesnt mind i will put the link up


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11.18.2012, 04:20 PM

Hi guys, sorry this thread didn't live up to your expectations So here are jumbled thoughts I felt like sharing instead

I have had a brake from the hobby and sold off a couple of 1/8 e-buggies. One RCM converted LRP s8bx-e buggy rtr with MMPro/Losi 1700kv/5s 40C 5ah battery/Spektrum DX3.0, and one hyper 8,5pro roller with 20mm bigbores, 3x spider-diffs and RCM mount etc. The guy that bought the RTR was new to rc, he only had a couple of onroad nitros many years ago.

When he tried the buggy he was on fire with joy, when I sell rc's I make them as good as possible for the buyers budget. I think I addicted another guy on e-buggies and RC, which is great! We need more people here to get together and demand an indoor offroad track, because I live in a city known for its many rainy days. I hate driving in the rain. Even if I waterproof things the car gets dirty as hell, so this "season" I barely did any driving. Not fun.

I know there have been "hushed talk" of making an outdoor 1/8 track right where I live. The town has just made two new skateboard parks and these small football/basket/handball courts pop up everywhere. I bet there are more RC car people than skate-kids in my town. We must unite and get our deserved indoor track. I wish they would make an 1/8 offroad track, that can be used for 1/10 too. Or the other way around

Knowing my rtr buggy customer, he isn't very carefull to put it like that, I gave him a 4s 30C 3300mah to try first, thank god(or just me) for that! Of course he did a classic beginners full throttle wall-crash right away, but despite the car and wall's physics and the loud bang, the buggy was whole, except for one minor crack in the left front wheel. I had a pair of old wheels with similar thread, so I mounted them on the front arms.

Next time he got to try his intended 5s 40C pack, and I loved watching knowing that I created the best car for my friend. He liked it so much he bought my hyper 8,5pro roller too. I hope he gets into rc more, its a great hobby Now that was a little off-topic I guess, but whatever. The night is long, and my thoughts wander. Music helps.

After this I will try to make the thread into what you hoped


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11.20.2012, 02:44 AM

Here are some build pics, sorry for the wait. The body is, as you can see, only just painted. You can see my chosen color is dark blue. I sprayed it good with black first, then the blue. Strange color yellow for stock body, white/gray/beige would suit most colors on top.....





As you can see I have a basic rc4wd 65turn motor, cheapo outcry crawler esc w "turbo-bec", and 3s 5000mah lipo. May try 4s too. The esc is waterproof but has no lipo cut-off, so I need buy a separate one for running my lipo near the limit. I am using a 3ch fly-sky computer radio to control this, and it works well with easy gear change on 3rd channel

I was sceptical about the 65t motor, I thought it would be to slow. It was just perfect IMO, thats slooow in first, and "get around speed on 2nd gear". These high turn motors produse some serious torque!

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11.20.2012, 08:13 AM

RC4WD makes some cool trucks!

Your Trailfinder is very nice, hopefully we can see the finished product!

I am waiting for the Boyer 1/10th Scale Truggy Kit can't wait!!


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11.21.2012, 01:08 AM

The blue came out very nice! I bought the kit from someone who had bought all the stuff, the kit(which he never started building), servos, esc, motor and THIS:
http://store.rc4wd.com/Hilux-Body-Be...k-_p_1989.html

Now what do you think? Should I use it? IT looks better in person, and it suits my dark blue very well. IT'll be top heavy though.........

I never saw or heard of safari snorkels for trucks until my recently aquired scale/crawler interest, now yoesterday I saw one in real life Looks stupid IMO.......but good for the outback and such.

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12.02.2012, 05:58 AM

New pics with everything put on the car, I know its far from finished but anyway:




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