Post by ShrimpBrime on Dec 14, 2018 19:52:57 GMT -5
Went with something cheaper with a brushed motor. Lots of decent reviews and is 1/18th scale. He likes the Nitro RC which has been out of commission the last couple of years. Sheered the gears and never bothered to replace them. The car we are getting is a RedCat Racing Volcano 18. Looks like fun, we love fast cars
Oh man that is nice. When I was a kid my little brother and I had cars and trucks to play with but we had to have 12 volt lantern batteries on hand for the glow plugs, cans of fuel for the cars/trucks and they had pull starters like a lawn mower. And they weren't radio controlled. They were on a cord. LOL. We lost a few in the Des Plaines River near Thatchers Woods. Dune Buggies mostly. We also had airplanes that we flew. Those things were huge too. I had a P-51 Mustang I flew. What a difference 50 years makes.
Post by ShrimpBrime on Dec 15, 2018 0:11:04 GMT -5
We had a plane on the cable many years ago. Coolest dang thing fly in a circle so long you had fuel in it. My Uncle crashed it on the baskeball backboard at the park and it was completely destroyed. Motor still ran though.... lol
I had a model helicopter when I was a kid in 1965. Flew it into the church belfry and got it stuck up there. Priest had to go up and get it. Then he wanted to fly it too. LOL. Had gas powered boats too. F'd up some ducks with those. LOL. Oh to be a kid again.
And to think when I was a kid those cars came as a complete kit for about 15 bucks at Bargain Town. Which later was renamed Toys R Us. I had a Fuelie Rail Dragster that was 12 bucks. It got loose from the cord when it got stuck at full throttle and took out my dog. LOL
Post by ShrimpBrime on Dec 15, 2018 0:52:18 GMT -5
Haha, poor puppy. My dog would try to eat the damn thing. Takes him a little bit to get used to it zipping around the yard, but if you get too close, he'll eat it for sure. Ain't scared of it in the least bit. Wants to eat the rake, broom leaf blower weed eater.... anything that makes noise. Even vacuuming the house can become a chore with him around. He's almost taken my hand off while I'm trying to vacuum his face for barking and biting the damn thing, drives me nuts! Funny as hell though.
Post by ShrimpBrime on Dec 22, 2018 17:10:08 GMT -5
Highly doubt the V18 has locking diffs. It's pretty basic in design and nothing on it heavy duty. All the shafts are plastic. Watched some videos, this guy snapped them when he upgraded to a nice big brushless motor and LiPo for fuel source.
For a 7 years old (birthday is the 27th of Dec. poor kid lol) I think this stock buggy will be more than fast enough with a brushed motor and Lithium cells. In fact the entire RC car is so cheap, I'd just buy a second one lol. 90 us bucks shipped.
zila1: If you liked that mouse that much another type or brand may not suit you. If you can find another one, I would get it. Maybe two more if you can swing it and put one away.
Aug 7, 2022 20:05:58 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Any suggestions, or should I just get another of the same mouse? I did get a lot of years from it....
Aug 7, 2022 17:51:51 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I dislike my new mouse. Need suggestions. Was spoiled for a long time with a Razor mamba tournament edition. The mouse wheel has 4 buttons on it's own, I liked the side to side page scroll feature it had. The lazer wigz out occasionally.
Aug 7, 2022 17:50:46 GMT -5
antinomy: So if you lack of sex, VIA's here to help you
Aug 6, 2022 18:15:01 GMT -5
antinomy: Nano has twice performance for same clocks against the older C7. But compatibility is a bitch. Bench(f**n)mate won't run on it, W10 didn't run too (maybe there is some build that will), some benchmarks are finicky about VIAs.
Aug 6, 2022 18:14:45 GMT -5
antinomy: The architecture has changed a few times. C3 is like the stone age. Superseeded by C7. Don't remember about IPC but the bus changed from P6 arch (Pentium 2/3) to quad-pumped (Pentium 4/Core2). Then it has been replaced by Isaiah architecture (VIA Nano).
Aug 6, 2022 18:12:45 GMT -5
austin86: yeah the c3 was a slow chip, some of the zhaoxin CPUs use VIA architecture too.
Aug 4, 2022 11:28:46 GMT -5
Macsbeach98: And dont go much better either
Aug 3, 2022 16:34:57 GMT -5
Mr.Scott: I have a few VIA's. Not much different than PIII's.
Aug 3, 2022 15:21:08 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: No, haven't gotten into VIA processors actually. Figure try and recoup the spending on the board even though I really like it.
Aug 3, 2022 10:56:14 GMT -5
austin86: Have you ever played with VIA CPUs? they have some very low TDP. many are sub 20w
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:33 GMT -5
austin86: Cool idea. the b660 is a good chipset albeit a little simple. I do have a Asus csm board so my experience could be gimped.
Aug 3, 2022 8:30:06 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Try to build a sub 100w system. Then maybe sell it. Just a thought at this point. Bit have a B660-I it would work perfect with.
Aug 2, 2022 16:18:44 GMT -5
austin86: I almost got one of the faster Pentium's, what will you be using it for?
Aug 2, 2022 9:05:30 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: I was thinking of building with a celeron or Pentium gold. Like 59 bucks for a dual core lga 1700
Aug 1, 2022 20:25:13 GMT -5
austin86: I got my 12100f on ebay for about 96 dolors before tax/shipping. its a lot of CPU for the price
Aug 1, 2022 8:09:56 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Celeron and Petium gold are both under 100 bucks. 12th gen.
Aug 1, 2022 7:35:53 GMT -5
george: my workshop 5600G been really rock solid, not one hick-up so far, pulls good. wife's old i3 still pulls good also, though I do not have experience of the newer i3's though.
Jul 31, 2022 20:01:19 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: the kids 1st and 2nd get chips to 5000 series. APU for my Daughter I think and 5600X for my youngest son.
Jul 31, 2022 14:19:42 GMT -5