Monday, June 13, 2011

My somewhat of a hobby


Back when i was around 15 i was outside playing with my friend. We were getting bored, so he asked if i wanted to race my golf cart against his new RC car. I wasn't really expecting much of a challenge since the golf cart was relatively fast, and most rc cars that i saw at the time had a top speed of around 5 mph (8 kph). I get into my golf cart, and he turns on his rc car. When the race started the rc car took off, and to my surprise his car was already at the end of the street by the time i managed to get past my neighbors lawn. That was my introduction to hobby grade rc cars/planes. These cars can reach speeds of 65+ mph (104kph), go off road, and take 10+ ft (3 meter) jumps. The larger monster trucks can reach 45+ mph (im tired of converting to metric) and take 15+ ft jumps. The things are a blast to mess around with when you're bored. You might even have a local hobby store with an offroad and on road track where you can join tournaments and race other people.

Although im getting older and i don't take the cars out as often, i still find myself taking them out every once in a while to play with. I would highly recommend checking these out if you're bored and you have a few dollars laying around.

25 comments:

  1. Feeling with you, it's been a while but when I see them they still get me.

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  2. yeah when i was young i was into RC cars too. they where fun

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  3. I've seen a few RC races, they are wicked fast.

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  4. Im really into this stuff! It's so fun building your own, racing it, breaking it, upgrading it, making it faster. It's just plain ole' fun! Added to mc, +followed. :)

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  5. i liekd these when i was 8, still have one

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  6. Working at Toys R Us for a while, I always enjoyed hanging around the RC cars, I'm sure they're kind of low-end compared to specially modified ones but I still thought they were neat.

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  7. These are pretty cool, although the planes scare me. Nothing like a small, fast travelling object that can be hard to control...

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  8. I remember how frustrating it was when batteries ran out... they lasted so little

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  9. RC cars are cool to spend time on... :)

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  10. I always loved RC but was never patient enough to wait for the batteries to charge XD

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  11. There are some guys at my local park that are always out playing with their hobby grade RC cars. It blew my mind when I saw them flying up and down huge inclines.

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  12. I love RC planes, have a look at my blog and look for Aeroquad, its my current project :P

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  14. I used to love the one that ran on both sides.. what was it called side-winder? Nice post

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  15. my neighbour has one and its really anoying..

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  16. i cant keep my eyes of your page mmmm

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  17. I always wanted to have an RC car, but they were too expensive. ;(

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  18. wow, that RC car looks awesomee

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  19. When I was a kid I wanted one of these babys. I have one but it wasn´t very good.

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  20. there's a kid in every full grown man, i'm sure we all love this stuff haha

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  21. I have 2 of them, but it got too expensive. May start "playing" with them.. ;)

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  22. i didnt know they went that fast

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