• Is there any electric rc plane that has a flight time longer than 15 mins?

    It's not the type of plane you have that makes longer run times. It's the battery you have running it. The larger the MaH the longer run times you will have.
    It's not the type of plane you have that makes longer run times. It's the battery you have running it. The larger the MaH the longer run times you will have.
    3 answers · Toys · 6 years ago
  • What's wrong with my rc car?

    Best answer: I'm assuming you have a Traxxas and it's nitro if you are talking about an EZ start? Try a new glow plug and fresh fuel. Have you been doing after run maintenance after every run. That's very important. Squirt some WD-40 in the motor and run the EZ start for a few seconds. Then add fresh fuel and see if that helps. show more
    Best answer: I'm assuming you have a Traxxas and it's nitro if you are talking about an EZ start? Try a new glow plug and fresh fuel. Have you been doing after run maintenance after every run. That's very important. Squirt some WD-40 in the motor and run the EZ start for a few seconds. Then add fresh fuel and see if that helps.
    2 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 6 years ago
  • Gas RC Parts Manufacturers?

    Best answer: It depends on what you are talking about as far as "GAS". Are you talking about Nitro RC's or are you talking about the 1/5th scale 2 cycle, gas/oil mixture RC's? There are so many manufactures out there but not all parts are compatible with each other. If you are custom building one and are mixing the parts from... show more
    Best answer: It depends on what you are talking about as far as "GAS". Are you talking about Nitro RC's or are you talking about the 1/5th scale 2 cycle, gas/oil mixture RC's? There are so many manufactures out there but not all parts are compatible with each other. If you are custom building one and are mixing the parts from different manufactures and you are talking about Nitro fueled RC's than look on ebay for the cheapest parts. Some of the top manufacturer names are Traxxas, HPI, Associated, Losi, Tamiya and Kyosho. Look for Integy, MPI, Robinson Racing, Pro Line and Castle Creations for aftermarket parts. If you are talking about the 1/5th scale gas/oil 2 cycle RC's, then HPI has parts that are interchangeable with a lot of the 1/5th scale buggies and trucks. Hope this helps!
    1 answer · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • What should i get traxxas 4x4 slash or hpi blitz?

    Best answer: Traxxas RCs are built for bashing. HPI is a great RC manufacturer and I have owned both. But I have always had the best of luck with Traxxas. You could get either one and be happy with it. Traxxas lovers are going to say the Slash is the best, and HPI owners will say HPI is the best. Basically, they are the same. It just comes down... show more
    Best answer: Traxxas RCs are built for bashing. HPI is a great RC manufacturer and I have owned both. But I have always had the best of luck with Traxxas. You could get either one and be happy with it. Traxxas lovers are going to say the Slash is the best, and HPI owners will say HPI is the best. Basically, they are the same. It just comes down to personal preference. If I had to choose, I would get the Traxxas 4WD. Not because it's better, but because I like Traxxas and they have always been good to me.
    2 answers · Buying & Selling · 7 years ago
  • My Traxxas Slash Motor is Struggling? HELP!!!?

    Best answer: Sounds like your motor is about to go. I went through 5 Titan 550 motors within a year with my 2WD Slash. It's not the best motor on the market but the price is right when it comes to replacing it. I usually get them off ebay for a few bucks. However, I ended up replacing my brushed titan with the Velineon VXL by Traxxas. HUGE... show more
    Best answer: Sounds like your motor is about to go. I went through 5 Titan 550 motors within a year with my 2WD Slash. It's not the best motor on the market but the price is right when it comes to replacing it. I usually get them off ebay for a few bucks. However, I ended up replacing my brushed titan with the Velineon VXL by Traxxas. HUGE increase in speed. It takes some getting use to but well worth it in my opinion. So you might want to think about going brushless. A little more money but I have been using my VXL for 2 years now and haven't had to replace a thing. There are better brushed 550 motors out there you can try. Like I said, the Titan is inexpensive but it adds up when you are replacing the motor more than 2 times a year.
    1 answer · Toys · 7 years ago
  • Traxxas revo 5309 help?

    Best answer: The difference between the models 5309 is that Traxxas went from an AM radio to the 2.4ghz radio. The truck stayed the same, just some of the electronics were upgraded. If you are buying one from ebay it's almost like you are getting a grab bag. There are so many interchangeable parts on these things that it may not look or have... show more
    Best answer: The difference between the models 5309 is that Traxxas went from an AM radio to the 2.4ghz radio. The truck stayed the same, just some of the electronics were upgraded. If you are buying one from ebay it's almost like you are getting a grab bag. There are so many interchangeable parts on these things that it may not look or have many of the same parts as a new one would. I personally like purchasing used ones on ebay. You can get them at half the price of a new one and set it up however you like. It doesn't take a lot of money to get it working like new, depending on the condition of the RC. So don't get nervous if you find out it has motor or tranny problems, because the money you saved buying used vs new, you can drop whatever new motor you want in it and it will run like a champ. It may be frustrating if you don't have a lot of experience with these types of RCs. The Revo is a magnificent RC and you are going to love it. But don't get discouraged if it's not running top notch as soon as you get it. When you get it and you have some questions, I suggest going to the Traxxas.com web site and joining the forum. Any question you have is usually answered in minutes. There are tons of people on there asking questions and giving advice. It's very helpful!
    2 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • Where can I sell this gas RC car?

    Best answer: If you live in LA, there should be pawn shops every 5 feet. That would be a good place to sell it. Or you could put an add in the paper. Expect to get around half of what they cost new. Like someone else said, eBay is where you will get more money. You have the world looking at it and bidding on it in eBay as opposed to selling it... show more
    Best answer: If you live in LA, there should be pawn shops every 5 feet. That would be a good place to sell it. Or you could put an add in the paper. Expect to get around half of what they cost new. Like someone else said, eBay is where you will get more money. You have the world looking at it and bidding on it in eBay as opposed to selling it locally.
    3 answers · Buying & Selling · 7 years ago
  • Can I fly RC planes anywere in NEWJERSEY please Help?!?!?

    Best answer: You can as long as you have permission from the property owner. Parks are ok as long as you are not causing a disturbance to others and are not putting others in danger by doing fly-bys around their heads. As long as you are smart and responsible with it, you will be fine. But you can never predict what that thing is going to do when... show more
    Best answer: You can as long as you have permission from the property owner. Parks are ok as long as you are not causing a disturbance to others and are not putting others in danger by doing fly-bys around their heads. As long as you are smart and responsible with it, you will be fine. But you can never predict what that thing is going to do when you lose control so I would stay away from large populated areas. Take it out to the coutry and ask a farmer if he minds if you use his field. That's a good place to learn.
    2 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • What is the best rc rock crawler under $100 buck?

    Best answer: Anything name brand is going to cost a bit more than $100. One of the most customizeable and popular crawlers are the Axial crawlers, www.axial.com. Tamiya, HPI and Kyosho are high quality name brand manufacturers that make crawlers. But they are all going to be well over $100 for the 1/10th scale or larger. If you want a smaller one... show more
    Best answer: Anything name brand is going to cost a bit more than $100. One of the most customizeable and popular crawlers are the Axial crawlers, www.axial.com. Tamiya, HPI and Kyosho are high quality name brand manufacturers that make crawlers. But they are all going to be well over $100 for the 1/10th scale or larger. If you want a smaller one like 1/16th or 1/18th scale, then you could find them for around $100. Losi makes them. They are called mini crawlers. They have a ton of aluminum hop up parts on ebay and other online stores. Search ebay for the Losi Mini Crawler and you should find quite a few. Or if you can spend a few extra bucks, go to www.towerhobbies.com and check out the other brands I gave you above. On that site, the home page has coupon codes for up to an additional $30 off, so that helps. And free shipping too. If you want a good quality RC, you are going to have to increase your budget. It will be worth it in the long run.
    6 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • What is a good RC controlled helicopter for beginners?

    Before buying a heli, it's good to look at the available replacement parts and which ones have them and which don't. You WILL crash and you WILL break something. You want to make sure you are going to be able to easily find replacement parts. Also, if you are just learning to fly, you want to pay attention to how many channels it has. It... show more
    Before buying a heli, it's good to look at the available replacement parts and which ones have them and which don't. You WILL crash and you WILL break something. You want to make sure you are going to be able to easily find replacement parts. Also, if you are just learning to fly, you want to pay attention to how many channels it has. It would be good to start with a 3.5 or 4 channel. Nothing larger than that. The more channels, the more control and experience you will need. I learned on a 6 channel and that was a VERY bad and expensive learning experience. Check out www.xheli.com. They have a great assortment of beginner to expert helis that are of great quality, very affordable and replacement parts for everything they sell. Also, a flight simulator isn't a bad idea but don't expect to master the controls on the simulator and go out and fly like an expert. In MY opinion, the simulator will get you accustomed to what the controls do and how they control the aircraft. But it doesn't account for windspeed or temperature or low voltage. So flying on a simulator is a lot different than flying in your back yard....but helpful to learn the controls. Just something to think about.
    4 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • How do you waterproof a tamiya tundra?

    Best answer: I buy a lot of RCs that are not waterproof, and what I do to everyone to make them waterproof is get a Traxxas 2056 steering servo. It's blue and waterproof. Then get a Traxxas Slash receiver box, which is also waterproof and put the electronics in there. You might have to do some minor fabbing to get it to fit but it's nice... show more
    Best answer: I buy a lot of RCs that are not waterproof, and what I do to everyone to make them waterproof is get a Traxxas 2056 steering servo. It's blue and waterproof. Then get a Traxxas Slash receiver box, which is also waterproof and put the electronics in there. You might have to do some minor fabbing to get it to fit but it's nice because you can always make these kind of parts fit other RCs. If you want to go one step further, www.outerwears.com has water resistant electric motor covers. You can slide that over your motor and it will keep it fairly dry. But water won't hurt the motor if you blow it out when you are done. You can get the Traxxas servo on ebay for about $20, and you could get a receiver box for around $1-$5.00 on ebay as well. Hope this helps.
    2 answers · Toys · 7 years ago
  • How to replace the antennae on an RC car remote?

    Best answer: You should be able to find one on ebay for about .99 cents. If you have an AM radio I'm pretty sure they are interchangeable. Drop it in and screw it tight. If you have a 2.5ghz radio, then whatever the manufacturer is, you should be able to get one from their site.
    Best answer: You should be able to find one on ebay for about .99 cents. If you have an AM radio I'm pretty sure they are interchangeable. Drop it in and screw it tight. If you have a 2.5ghz radio, then whatever the manufacturer is, you should be able to get one from their site.
    1 answer · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • Can you get brake disc's for rc cars?

    Best answer: If you are talking about all 4 wheel discs than, as far as I know, and I'm almost 100% positive, no. You can not get (working) disc brakes for 1/10th RCs. I know 1/5th has them and I'm pretty sure, if you are good with tools, you can fabricate your own to work. You would have to hook up another (mini) servo with fuel line... show more
    Best answer: If you are talking about all 4 wheel discs than, as far as I know, and I'm almost 100% positive, no. You can not get (working) disc brakes for 1/10th RCs. I know 1/5th has them and I'm pretty sure, if you are good with tools, you can fabricate your own to work. You would have to hook up another (mini) servo with fuel line filled with oil and a push rod to work like a hydraulic. It would take a little craftsmanship but not impossible. Maybe a little too much trouble for what it's worth. Most Nitro RCs have a single disc brake that is usually located just off the tranny. It stops or slows the drive shaft, which in turn stops the tires. But it's a single disc. A good example would be to look at the Traxxas Revo. That has a metal slotted disc brake. Hope this helps
    1 answer · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • Looking at buying a Traxxas Rustler VXL?

    Best answer: The Rusty VXL is outstanding! You will love it! However, as previously stated, the Slash 4x4 is pretty amazing too. 4WD will handle a lot better than the 2WD, especially with the VXL and 8000mah lipo. Either way you go, at least you are thinking Traxxas. Best built bashers I have ever owned. And you can get high mah lipos pretty... show more
    Best answer: The Rusty VXL is outstanding! You will love it! However, as previously stated, the Slash 4x4 is pretty amazing too. 4WD will handle a lot better than the 2WD, especially with the VXL and 8000mah lipo. Either way you go, at least you are thinking Traxxas. Best built bashers I have ever owned. And you can get high mah lipos pretty much anywhere. MaxAmps.com, Towerhobbies.com, AMainhobbies.com. The cheapest place to look would be on ebay though.
    2 answers · Toys · 7 years ago
  • Titan 12t 550 problem?

    Best answer: It's OK to use a garden hose to clean off your RC and motor. But you need to use some form of compressed air to dry out the motor. Leaving it out in the sun isn't going to do it. If my motor gets wet I will use an air compressor to blow it out dry. Then squirt some WD40 into the motor, just a little squirt. Then I blow that... show more
    Best answer: It's OK to use a garden hose to clean off your RC and motor. But you need to use some form of compressed air to dry out the motor. Leaving it out in the sun isn't going to do it. If my motor gets wet I will use an air compressor to blow it out dry. Then squirt some WD40 into the motor, just a little squirt. Then I blow that out with the air compressor. The WD40 deflects the water and makes the water roll off the internals of the motor, rather than water sticking to the inside. It's good you keep your RC clean, but take the next step and protect your motor and electronics as well. Hope this helps. As for your motor, it might be burnt up. Titans are pretty cheap on ebay. You might want to pick one up.
    2 answers · Other - Electronics · 7 years ago
  • Is the eletric rustler vxl brushless worth it?

    Best answer: It's tough to say which RC is the BEST on the market. You can put any brand of motor or ESC in any RC and make it "the BEST". The stock Traxxas VXL is an amazing RC. It is definately worth the money. If you go to www.towerhobbies.com there are coupon codes on the home page for a few extra $$$'s off the price. Just... show more
    Best answer: It's tough to say which RC is the BEST on the market. You can put any brand of motor or ESC in any RC and make it "the BEST". The stock Traxxas VXL is an amazing RC. It is definately worth the money. If you go to www.towerhobbies.com there are coupon codes on the home page for a few extra $$$'s off the price. Just enter the code at checkout. Traxxas is a very good brand and there are many upgrade parts for the Rustler. I have 6 Traxxas RC's and they have all been good to me. I've had HPI and Associated but always keep going back to Traxxas. They use to be the only brand with waterproof electronics and that was a great selling point for me. Now most of the other brands are coming out with waterproof electronics so it's hard to compare Traxxas from the rest. From experience I can tell you that you would be more than happy with the Rustler VXL.
    1 answer · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • Need to know what rc car is best for me!?

    Best answer: I've been in this hobby for over 15 years now, and I honestly have to say you get what you pay for. Being in the hobby for so long I would tell you to save up a little more money and get a Traxxas Mini Revo or Slash. I looked at each RC you have a link for and did NOT see a full line of replacement parts offered. Full line meaning... show more
    Best answer: I've been in this hobby for over 15 years now, and I honestly have to say you get what you pay for. Being in the hobby for so long I would tell you to save up a little more money and get a Traxxas Mini Revo or Slash. I looked at each RC you have a link for and did NOT see a full line of replacement parts offered. Full line meaning you can purchase EVERY single part on that RC if you needed to. The Traxxas Mini selection has every part, and their electronics are waterproof so you can run it in any weather. Here is a link to a good site to purchase one: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti... It's just over $200 but on the homepage of that site, there are coupon codes you can enter at checkout for a few extra $$$'s off the price. If you want to see how it runs, check out some YouTube videos of it. Also, this mini Revo comes with a battery and charger and is ready to run out of the box (just charge the included battery). And repairs for broken pieces are not going to very much no matter what company makes the RC. They are all pretty much the same. You just want to make sure the company actually makes replacement parts. Otherwise it's going to be junk when you break it. The 3 you are chosing from are a lot cheaper than the Traxxas I showed you. But if you can't fix it when it breaks, you will wish you spent the extra money on something better. Like I said, you get what you pay for. If you don't like Traxxas, then I would suggest HPI, Associated, Kyosho, Tamiya, and Losi. These are all top of the line RC manufacturers out today. Losi has some nice Mini's 1/16th scale RCs for $100. About the same price as the ones you listed, and they have all the replacement parts you need. Shop around a little more and see what else is out there. Check out the web sites of those brand names I gave you. You can find all of them on that Tower Hobbies web site (except for Losi for some reason), or even a little cheaper on ebay. Hope this helps. Just because you are a beginner doesn't mean you have to start off with something that isn't going to last you.
    4 answers · Toys · 7 years ago
  • Ideas on a steering mechanism for RC car?

    Best answer: It would be A LOT easier to take the body off your diecast car and finding an RC chassis to fit it. Then you would have your drive components AND steering components already in place. It would be quite the project to turn a diecast into an RC. You would basically be building an RC chassis. You are going to have to fit an RC motor,... show more
    Best answer: It would be A LOT easier to take the body off your diecast car and finding an RC chassis to fit it. Then you would have your drive components AND steering components already in place. It would be quite the project to turn a diecast into an RC. You would basically be building an RC chassis. You are going to have to fit an RC motor, ESC (electronic speed controller), receiver and battery in there somewhere. And the motor is going to have to power a differential. You will have to make one or buy one. See how this is going to be quite the challenge? It would be best to use the body on an already assembled RC chassis. But if you are set on turning your diecast into RC, then you will need a mini servo. Ebay it and you will find a ton of them for cheap. Then you could use something as simple as a straight paperclip to act as the linkage. Good thought, just very complicated to construct. Hope it works out for you.
    4 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • Beginning nitro rc truck hobby?

    Best answer: I have to agree with John M on the Traxxas idea. I had outstanding luck with the Traxxas T Maxx. Had 5 of them over the years and loved it! As an added bonus, the electronics are waterproof. So you can run the thing in mud, rain or snow and not have to worry about the electronics going bad. Also helps when hosing it off to clean it.... show more
    Best answer: I have to agree with John M on the Traxxas idea. I had outstanding luck with the Traxxas T Maxx. Had 5 of them over the years and loved it! As an added bonus, the electronics are waterproof. So you can run the thing in mud, rain or snow and not have to worry about the electronics going bad. Also helps when hosing it off to clean it. You don't have to remove the electronics before hosing it down. Traxxas has great customer support and on the website they have a community forum. Go there and ask some questions. They will definitly talk you into a T Maxx. You can ask as many questions that you can think of and they will always have an answer for you. If you don't have a local hobby store close to you and plan on ordering it online, check out www.towerhobbies.com. The home page has coupon codes for an extra $30 off the asking price, plus free shipping. Also, if you want to see how the T Maxx runs and handles before you buy it, do a YouTube search on the T Maxx. You will find hundreds of videos and peoples personal experiences with it. Hope this helps!
    4 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago
  • I am plnning to buy a nitro rc truck what do i get?

    John M is right! Go with Traxxas. Waterproof electronics and very durable. The T Maxx is an excellant choice and will handle any terrain on your 13 acers. If you plan on buying it online, go to www.towerhobbies.com. The homepage has coupon codes you can enter at check out for an extra $30 off the price, which helps along with free shipping. ... show more
    John M is right! Go with Traxxas. Waterproof electronics and very durable. The T Maxx is an excellant choice and will handle any terrain on your 13 acers. If you plan on buying it online, go to www.towerhobbies.com. The homepage has coupon codes you can enter at check out for an extra $30 off the price, which helps along with free shipping. Also, tower hobbies has a payment plan. You get your RC when you order it and have 3 months to pay off the purchase price. It's nice to space out the payment rather than dropping a load on your credit card all at one time.
    3 answers · Hobbies & Crafts · 7 years ago