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Old 05-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Exclamation Scale rally racing...!

This little niche may be common knowledge, but I recently stumbled on it and am now obsessed with getting into it.....Building scale gates, bridges, podiums...especially here in WI where we've got rivers, asphalt, woods and gravel within yards of each other..now to order my DF-03 and program the lap timer function on my radio..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sN9F2cjNDQ
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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that was a well made video, the only problem i see is if i did that, id probably trip over my own rc running after it.. but it looks like it can be an addictingly fun time!
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Looks like a lot of work chasing the car. I have been thinking of building a rally car to run in the yard or maybe at the track on practice days. The Jang over at Ultimate RC built a pretty cool one out of Exceed stuff. That might be a good way to go cheap.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
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Looks awesome, Only thing I think it needs is more/bigger jumps!
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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that was a well made video, the only problem i see is if i did that, id probably trip over my own rc running after it.. but it looks like it can be an addictingly fun time!
It would really suck if you stepped on some one else's!
This does look really fun, I saw a video a few months ago that was shot somewhere in Europe... excellent stuff.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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oh yeah the monkeyracing videos rock!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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It would really suck if you stepped on some one else's!
This does look really fun, I saw a video a few months ago that was shot somewhere in Europe... excellent stuff.
Most of this video comes from a Rally club in Brno, Czech Republic. I almost made it to a race there last year while I was living in a suburb of Brno.

All I have to say is that they do some really cool stuff, and it gets published into the local RC magazine. Scaling is also pretty big there too. The hobby shop I went to there had lots of Rally/Drift stuff.

This is the main website:

http://www.rallybrno.cz/

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:50 PM   #8
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OHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!

I pick this sweet thing up tomorrow...can't WAIT to cover her in mud...




Those monkeyracing videos do rock..I've been watching them over and over, finding new detail and action each time...
I'd love to get together with some folks locally for an event like this, but the best part of rally is that it's still just you and course...
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #9
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Her is mine. We are just getting going in northern Illinois.




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Old 05-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #10
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OHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!

I pick this sweet thing up tomorrow...can't WAIT to cover her in mud...




Those monkeyracing videos do rock..I've been watching them over and over, finding new detail and action each time...
I'd love to get together with some folks locally for an event like this, but the best part of rally is that it's still just you and course...
Killer rig Pete! I can't wait to see it in action!!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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The problem is no one RC rally races anymore :( I did the same thing as you did, saw the amazing scale videos and bought a few Rally cars now they sit and collect dust :( No one in my area is interested in it.


Here is what is in my garage





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Old 05-09-2011, 01:16 PM   #12
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The problem is no one RC rally races anymore :( I did the same thing as you did, saw the amazing scale videos and bought a few Rally cars now they sit and collect dust :( No one in my area is interested in it.


Here is what is in my garage




Wow, that datson is awesome!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:15 PM   #13
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Ok..just wired up an 8-cell for the DF03 and this baby SCREAMS.. I took it to the hard dirt in my parking lot and man, it just powerslides smoothly thru the turns, kickin up roost 'n' rocks...Traxxas can keep its Fiesta, this thing is rally..Better vid up tomorrow..(I had to delete the previous one ..it was just TOO crappy..)

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #14
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Thats awesome! I've been into r/c racing for about 12 years now and never knew they did r/c Rallys. I was talking to a friend about that not long ago. He was looking at the Ken Block Fiesta...I told him they'd be awesome if they raced them around our area...thats just killer. Only downside- I think it would be tough trying to operate your car while chasing it...then what if someone faster comes to pass you? I'm fat, so I'll stick to crawling lmao.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #15
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...then what if someone faster comes to pass you?
I think they run solo time trials, just like crawling comps, so I don't think there's any passing, tho a full-contact rally raid would be fun too..

I got out to a local park today that has LOTS of terrain changes, "scale" trails and obstacles..I had too much fun to get any video done..


But I was able to get started on some scale track barriers...I ran over 'em a couple times, so they got a bit banged up ...I've got material to do a bunch of 1-3ft sections..


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Old 05-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #16
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[QUOTE tho a full-contact rally raid would be fun too..

I've got material to do a bunch of 1-3ft sections..

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Sign me up for a full-contact rally raid! That would be a good time!

And amazing barricades! Those looks awesome, and so do the white rims also!
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #17
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Thanx Jason..LMK and I'll whip you up some "Fox" barricades for your cup racers....Seriously tho, you GOTTA get one of these..I was spewing rooster tails all afternoon..this heavy sucker just digs right in..Oh, DF03, where have you been all my life!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #18
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Thanx Jason..LMK and I'll whip you up some "Fox" barricades for your cup racers....Seriously tho, you GOTTA get one of these..I was spewing rooster tails all afternoon..this heavy sucker just digs right in..Oh, DF03, where have you been all my life!
Alright you got me hooked! I'm going to sell a few things and get my hands on one of these. It seems like it's a great fit for what I want to do and what I like.

If you get some free time I can pitch in for the barricades

I'll start my search for one tonight! Man my wife is going to love me on this one lol
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:40 PM   #19
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Barricades look pretty good, what are they made out of?
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #20
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Barricades look pretty good, what are they made out of?
thanx turtle! I work for a garage door company, and those are the drop pieces from when I cut struts..

those are just the prototype, the next batch will look better and get some distressing and mud-spatter...

Now I'm collecting wood scrap for some scale bridges

@Jason: I'm gonna make a crap-load of obstacles, so you don't need to pitch in at all....but you gotta come over here to enjoy them

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