Good hobby, wrong time.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 3phase, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. 3phase

    3phase Member

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    Hey guys, it's me. I havn't been here for a while for a few reasons. My intrists have turned to radio controled cars for a few reasons. I live in florida "the sunshine state" and need as many things that keep me outdoors as possible, the layout i was working on wasn't getting anywhere and I wasn't happy with my progress and knew it was temporary anyhow because i will be moving soon, and well, work has picked up " working 14-7's for the past few weeks. The r/c cars allow me to take advantage of all that dirt at the job site and all that freshly paved parking space at the new mall i'm working at.

    One day i'll have the space for a nice layout but in my tiney appartment with 4 cats it wasn't the right time for it.

    I do want to thank everyone here for all the support and good ideas everyone gave me while i was working on my layout, the purpose of this site works well.

    Thank you all, Russ.
    "I'm not leaving, just riding in the caboose for a while.[​IMG]
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Russ, as long as you have a hobby to keep you mind working. R/C cars are fun. Wil yours be electric or gas powered. I still have an interest in R/C aircraft but winters here make model railroading a better choice. Have fun what ever you do.
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Hope all goes well Russ.
    Till next time :wave:
  4. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    A hobby is a hobby, whatever you do enjoy mate...have a good one.. steve
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Have fun with the RC cars! We've enjoyed your company and hope to see you back in the hobby again sometime, when it's more do-able for you.

    Val
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    The R/C experience should come in handy when you come back -- to garden railroading! Keeps you outdoors, and R/C with battery power means you don't have to rely on track power... ;)

    Having fun is the most important thing... :D

    Andrew
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Glad you like it here Russ. Please feel free to lurk or stop in anytime!
    Ralph
  8. Bikerpete

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    I've been there Russ, i'm getting back into MR'ing after a break myself. ..sure glad I didn't sell of all of my "treasures" LOL.
  9. 3phase

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    Thank you all, I thought everyone would respond diffrent "in a negative mannor, like other forums" Anyhow I uploaded some pictures of the cars i have here Let me know what you think.[​IMG]
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    My avatar shows my other interest, live steam. Model trains are just a hobby though for me it's been mine for over 30+ years. R/C cars are great fun, I watch the folks in my neighborhood go at it all the time. Then one of them hit a curb. When he showed me the bill :eek: , I figgered I'll stick with my trains :thumb: ;) . Lil' booger cost near what it did to fix my real car :D Have fun, we'll keep a place for you in the crew lounge :wave:
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I am impressed with the RC car you have 3Phase. It looks awesome. What size is that motor? Have you ever been able to measure how fast it goes?
  12. 2slim

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    That's why we hang out here!! :thumb: As was mentioned, a hobby is a hobby! You'll find a lot of folks have more than one. I know lots of people who only mess with trains during the colder months, you'd never catch them indoors for long in the spring and summer months. If your interested enough in both hobbys you'll keep up with all the latest news one way or another.

    2slim :D :thumb:
  13. Livesteam

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    I know how you feel, lol, I am sponsered/ a driver for a few R/C companys and every weekend im racing also almost every day i am doing something to them, :)
  14. Livesteam

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    What class are you racing? Also i may be up in florida this summer for a race down there. they just had that big snowbird race that i didn't go too but alot of friends of mine did and won some classes.
  15. 3phase

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    I have been told the car with the 2 speed transmition will do about 70 MPH, that has a .12 motor. The other car "purple parts" has a single gear setup and will do about 45MPH and has a .15 motor. The Z-10 is hard to get parts for so I use the RS4 moste of the time.

    There is a track near my house that holds races but i'm still getting the hang of how the car handles and i'm not ready to race with other people.

    I do read other forums and find out as many tips as i can about how to setup the car, spring rates, tires, gears, fule, and other stuff. For example the RS4 has front and rear diffs, the racers use a front one way diff and a rear locked diff. To lock a diff just glue it and the one way diff is something i can buy at the hobby shop for about $30. Changing the diff setup will help on the small track around the turns, something i have problems with "i'm a wall rider". Another thing i'm learning is the camber and toe ajustments. I'll get it running good, race worthy one day, but for now it's just something to tinker with.
  16. Livesteam

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    What kind of car do you have,?
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    See, Russ, you done thought you left the hobby and you done started another thread :thumb: ;) :p
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Hope you come bacl Russ!

    Hi Russ:

    I am like you in many ways. I have 2 expensive hobbies, model railroading and Ham Radio. When I spend $200.00 to $2200.00 for a radio. Yes I did say $2200.00 for a radio!!!!!! :eek: There's no train buying for awhile! :curse: It also goes the other way around. If I go to my local hobby store and buy that Proto 2000 with DCC and sound for $250.00......no Ham Radio gear for a while! :curse: I do manage. :thumb: Yes, I do talk to my friends on the radio (3.913MHz) and run my HO and G scale trains at the sametime! :thumb:

    Andy
  19. 3phase

    3phase Member

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    Got some more parts for the rs4,
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  20. Livesteam

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    nice, my friend has one he races with, its a good handleing car, what engine are you putting in it?