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 instead. So if you’re interested you can follow that at:

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 […]