Axial Wraith – things break :(

Posted by CobyR on October 29th, 2011

I’ve managed to break a few things in the last few days on my Wraith. Today it was the driver’s side c-hub. Earlier in the week I managed to snap a drive line: I had an extra driveshaft that came with the car, so I swapped that in.  Haven’t decided on what I’ll do to […]

Axial Wraith – Update

Posted by CobyR on October 23rd, 2011

I haven’t written on my blog about my Wraith since I got it.  One reason is I’m having too much fun wrenching, driving, and fabricating for it.  The other reason… I’ve been updating my build thread on http://rccrawler.com instead. So if you’re interested you can follow that at: http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/axial-wraith/342805-rapid-rhino-axial-wraith.html

RC Updates

Posted by CobyR on October 21st, 2011

So I received my REM anonadonized aluminum parts for the bandit and have gotten just about everything installed.  Currently not using the rear A-arms because I couldn’t find the toe coupler that was the right length.  I believe I’ve fixed that problem, just havn’t taken the time to tear it apart. Here are some updated […]

Axial Wraith – Rock Crawler

Posted by CobyR on August 24th, 2011

So I broke down and went out to Cooper Racing and Repair and purchased the Axial Wraith tonight – looking forward to some rock crawling with other RC Crawler enthusiasts here in Bend, OR this coming weekend. Watch for more photos. Here are a few pictures to see the beast I’m talking about: So far […]

Earthquake 8E – Breakage and Hop-ups Issue #1

Posted by CobyR on August 22nd, 2011

So I’ve had my Redcat Racing Earthquake 8E for almost a month now. Including my own stupidity for getting it wet and burning out the ESC here are the items I have HAD to replace on the vehicle: Replaced ESC with a HobbyKing XERUN 150A ESC Replaced connectors on batteries with deans connectors instead of […]

Cooper Racing and Repair – a day at the track

Posted by CobyR on August 16th, 2011

I had ordered a replacement ESC(Electronic Speed Controller) for the one that I burned out while running on the beach (water + electronics => fail).  I went with the HobbyWing XERUN 150A.  When it came it, it had the deans connectors on it instead of the banana clips that the factory ESC had shipped with. […]

More adventures with my Earthquake 8E

Posted by CobyR on August 9th, 2011

Last weekend after Cascadia Ruby Conf I headed down to Depoe Bay for some time on the coast with my family.  It was a great time.  This post is about my experiences with my Earthquake 8E and how things went on the beach. So I got a two good runs in before managing to incapacitate […]

Earthquake 8E from Redcat Racing

Posted by CobyR on July 25th, 2011

After driving my Hotshot and breaking something on nearly every outing (27 year old plastic can be brittle).  I decided I wanted to see what the current RC Cars are like.  I wanted a vehicle I could bash, something that was fast and 4wd.  After watching a bunch of videos on youtube I found the […]

RC Car Video #1

Posted by CobyR on July 23rd, 2011

This is my first RC car video, I uploaded it to youtube. It features my vintage Tamiya Grass Hoper and Hotshot that I’ve had since my early teenage years. In June I got them out of storage and then at the first of the month I started making trips to D’s Hobbies to get missing […]