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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Gamma Ray, Jan 2, 2022.

  1. Nov 20, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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    If you hunt on park here you get an AR-15 pointed at your head and have to go to federal court. But there are two that do a quota hunt. It was prob a buck!
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2022 at 3:07 PM
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    Before I got into going onto all these trails and everything, I would have never expected hunting to be so permissive in New Jersey. At least in my particular area in Central NJ. I know they have the bear hunts, but I figured that was more of a Northern NJ thing where the mountains are.

    SCX24 video here: https://flic.kr/p/2o1muhi

    I was driving my new Axial SCX24 Jeep Gladiator this evening. I'm taking it easy on this body because I want to make this stock body my shelf queen body. I already have a clear body, but I haven't painted it yet. Still, I'm not afraid to have some fun with it, and what fun it is!

    I am very, very happy with the SCX24 Gladiator. While my Kyosho Mini Z 4X4 Toyota 4Runner was nice but frustratingly limited in its capabilities, the SCX24 Gladiator just goes and goes and goes. It has a can-do attitude and the strength to get it done. The stock tires grip nicely. The stock steering is more than quick enough and has plenty of torque. The low speed control isn't bad at all. The thing just goes and goes and goes.

    I am heartily impressed by this little truck. It is enough to make me want to take a closer look at the SCX10 Jeeps. I just got a Traxxas TRX4 2021 Bronco, but if this little SCX24 is just half as good as an SCX10, the SCX10 has got to be awesome! I am genuinely pleasantly surprised by this little truck. I wasn't expecting it to be nearly this good.

    For $150, the price to performance ratio is out of this world. I know Traxxas just released their TRX4m for about the same price and is a bit bigger and a bit more fully featured, but I can't find fault with the SCX24. Perhaps it's a bit pricey of a birthday or Christmas present, but this could be the gateway someone needs to get into this hobby. I think this little truck is fabulous. I want to take it out on a real trail on a dry day and see how it performs in 1/10 scale land.

    Now I kind of want to see how the SCX24 Jeep Wrangler and 2021 Ford Bronco are...
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2022 at 4:06 AM
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    It needs a coffee! This is the hidden piece of wood under the leaves that I mentioned.
     
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    Did you make a scrape?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2022 at 4:36 PM
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  7. Nov 22, 2022 at 3:46 AM
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    Scrape?
     
  8. Nov 22, 2022 at 3:47 AM
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    Sounds about right. You put in what you want. For transmitter, it's more of a receiver. You can put in a receiver that goes with your preferred transmitter.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2022 at 4:57 PM
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    It's Trailrunner shock rebuild day. This is my first time rebuilding shocks. I prepped with green slime and silicone shock fluid. I already had o-rings. I'm only doing the rears at this time just to make sure I did it right. I'm going to take the Trailrunner out and see how the rears hold up before I do the fronts.

    The first one went well. The second one was a mess. One of the e-clips that holds the piston in place broke. Luckily, I have an assortment of metric e-clips. I think I used an M2.5 metric e-clip. I might have to replace all of the e-clips with the ones from my stash for peace of mind. Of course I wasted a bunch of shock fluid and green slime when the e-clip broke. Opening the green slime container is a pain, too. It's easy to slip and plant your thumb directly in the center of the wad of green slime. I wish I got the motorcycle green slime that comes in a screw-shut container. At least it's done.

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    Here's a link to a video showing the full build someone did from the builders kit. I did almost a complete teardown before building everything back up again.

    https://youtu.be/gaiMlsxcIoI
     
  10. Nov 23, 2022 at 2:27 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Got my Pitts out last night (didnt get pictures because I was flying) but all back up and running after a faulty servo. I may have changed it up a bit while I had it apart and gave it WAY to much tail authority so it is Squirrely! Way more fun!
     
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  11. Nov 23, 2022 at 2:45 PM
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    Anyone have a recommendation on a good battery charger?? I don't need anything too fancy or too high end. Just a good reliable well made charger with a balance charging. Having a USB charging option would be awesome too. Looking to charge the stock battery that came with my scx24. Thanks!!
     
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  12. Nov 23, 2022 at 2:47 PM
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    i have the Team Tenergy and it has been fine
    https://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-Bala...r&qid=1669243625&sprefix=tener,aps,279&sr=8-6
     
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    Thanks for the tip!! I have started reading a bit about this charger. Sounds like it's a good working device. Still trying to figure out the connectors (and all that it might entail) to charge the battery I have. Also trying to figure out if the charger can only be plugged into a 110 volt wall socket for power, or if I can plug it into a Gooloo power pack via USB. Ideally I want to plug a charger into my Gooloo power pack that I have via USB for charging while camping.
     
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    It has 12v clamps for a car battery but I have not used that function yet
     
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    Interesting. Not sure I would want to remove power from my trucks starter battery to charge an RC haha.
    Sounds like it can't easily be plugged to a power pack via USB huh??
     
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    Today was a post-Thanksgiving feast Enduro Trailrunner outing. I put my newly rebuilt rear shocks to the test, and they seem to work fine and hold up well. I got to go out as the sun was going down and made it back to my 4Runner just as it was beginning to get dark. It was a nice outing for the most part. The leaves tricked me into getting suck a few times, and I had to pay extra careful attention to the horse poo, but it was good. Unfortunately the narrow trenched out trail is ruined because right around the corner from where I took the pic was a pile from where a horse decided to do its business. Thanks, Mr. Ed. It started out as a t-shirt outing, but it turned into a jacket outing as the sun was setting. I'm glad I went out this afternoon. I also saw some new signs. I wonder what they're for. I hope Julian L. Capik Nature Preserve isn't going to be bulldozed over.

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  17. Nov 26, 2022 at 2:07 PM
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    I had a nice late afternoon Traxxas 2021 Bronco outing today. I went to Jamesburg Park Conservation Area, but I stayed on the loop around the Locust Avenue Spur. I didn't try the long distance trails in the northeast. It was a fun outing. I only had to rescue the Bronco a couple times, and it was only due to leaf-related hidden problem spots. I even went onto a side trail which was challenging for the Bronco. There was one point where I had to drive it through a large patch of thorns in order to avoid a log. I was happy that it didn't get stuck in the thorns! Mostly because I would have had to have waded through the thorns to get it back! I also went down a dead end trail with a small water crossing. That was fun. I went to the dead end trail because I expected to find a couple tiny trails down there, but I couldn't find them. Maybe they don't exist anymore. I also saw someone on a dirt bike who was very courteous and shared the trail very nicely. Some people complain about dirt bikes ruining their hiking outings, but I've never had a problem with them. I also used my current camera's wide angle lens in a couple shots. I think it's good when used appropriately!

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